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Does Alcohol Plays A Role In Increasing Or Worsening Muscle Cramps
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Does a high protein diet help with the recovery of tenden rebuilding due to injury like it would with muscle recovery?
Does endometriosis increases or decreases in size with time?does exercise help in normalising the hormones and endometriosis
Depends: I have had some patients who got better with time and some who got worse. Exercise always helpful for most conditions including endometriosis. Causes are still somewhat of a mystery. Hormone manipulation can help (BCP, Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) Lupron) but some require surgery if severe. Best to discuss with your gyn provider. Sorry this was not more helpful. Can be VERY difficult to treat. Best of luck ...Read more
Tremor, loss of balance and weakness in legs - which improve only when taking a benzodiazepine or drinking alcohol - only two things that help?
Can dehydration in a hot work environment over time accelerate or increase tfcc/cartilage degeneration along with repetitive movement?
Chronic pericarditis. Pain greatly increased during trip to higher elevation. A strange coincidence or can pain increase w altitude?
How do corticosteroids cause appetite increase in patients when in nature it is associated with blood shunted away from digestion to "fight or flight"?
Does regular masturbation cause weakness in the body?I am also not very good in eating vegetables or fruits.
Masturbation: Masturbation is a common part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this common activity. In fact, all men you know masturbate or have masturbated, and nearly all of the females you know as well. We are not here to lecture you about your diet, but you do need some vegetables, especially the green leafy ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to do high intensity exercise like durance running or kickboxing after a recent diagnosis of a hemorrhagic cyst?
Need to know more: Like how big is it? Where is it located? Is it stable? You need that information to determine risk and consequences of rupture. Until that info is available i would refrain from any contact sports or endurance activity. Mild/moderate exercise on elliptical, yoga or. Pilates would be prudent in the meantime. ...Read more
What is a tolerable diet to help prevent or worsen the pain associated with pancreatic cancer, while providing optimal nutrition?
2 issues: I think there are 2 issues you bring up. Humanly people with pancreatic cancer are digestive enzyme deficient, and thus don't absorb nutrients well. Replacement enzymes are available in pill form-pancrealipase might help. The trade name is creon. Pain is a separate issue that needs to be controlled with analgesics. Medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and hydromorphone ... ...Read more
Can excessive dopamine use cause a significant decrease in a person's normal inhibitions to abnormal behaviors and an increased level of risk taking?
What does use mean?: The brain makes all of its DA. DA made outside the brain doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier so doesn't get into the brain. DOPA does cross the blood-brain barrier but ingested DOPA causes intractable nausea & vomiting if not given with carbidopa. Then there are dopamine agonists. Are you referring to those? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could low sodium levels lead to muscle issues including difficulty in walking or could it cause tge muscles in the bowel to slow like paralytic ileus?
Maybe: Low sodium is not commonly seen unless it is due to some blood pressure medications. Athletes who may drink too much water during an event can also get low sodium. Very low sodium can cause weakness and confusion. Intestinal ileus and some muscle cramping is more commonly due to low potassium. ...Read more
What condition could cause the following?
Can you identify the condition? After any stretching / pulling on abdomen muscles such as just a couple of seat ups, the following symptoms arise:
- urinary frequency
- abdominal pain (dull/heavy) & swelling
Daily headache in child (12). Stopped for a few weeks, changes in intensity, pain or pressure is less in the morning) No other symptoms. Causes?
If our body maintains a constant temperature, how does ice or cold in general help reduce things like inflammation and nausea?
Is exercise always good for kinetic system ( vessels and paralysis ), even if painful can cause damage؟?
Can Gym and light weight lifting and gradual increase of weights worsen the symptoms of ulnar nuritis, or worsen the source or causes of the problem?
Avoid contact, flexs: using certain exercise machines that put pressure right on the cubital tunnel can cause aggravation of ulnar neuritis. If you have subluxation of the nerve then exercises involving repetitive flexion and extension could also aggravate your problem. Ask an orthopedic specialist regarding these potential issues and he can recommend physical therapy to guide you along. ...Read more
Can restless leg syndrome cause weakness of specially calve muscles and can it contribute low energy levels for daily life activities? What is the Rx
Restless leg: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be associated with such symptoms, although the actual muscle weakness on exam (not just by symptoms) is unlikely. See your doctor if the diagnosis hasn't been confirmed. If it has, iron supplementation (ferrous sulfate) usually is rapidly effective (a few days) in relieving symptoms. Sometimes, but not always, there is also iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
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