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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Does Sleep Deprivation cause Seizures ?

Does Sleep Deprivation cause Seizures ?

Yes: In fact, that is what we call one of the ACTIVATING PROCEDURES when we want to test someone who is suspected of having seizures....we do what's called a SLEEP DEPRIVATION study which means they have to stay up 24 hrs. straight without sleep before coming to the lab. If you'd like to connect with me for more information look me up at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Does thyroid cause anger problems?

Does thyroid cause anger problems?

Weak link: If hyperthyroid, before controlled, maybe poor patience and frustration tolerance, but no "free pass." if hypothyroid, then no. ...Read more

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Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Yes: People often get tempted to use alcohol to get them to sleep. After a period of repeated use it rebounds on you and no longer works. ...Read more

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Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Depression: Hypersomnia occurs in depression not because of exhaustion or fatigue in the conventional sense. Rather, sleeping excessively can be thought of as a defense against dealing with life, and avoiding as much of it as possible. ...Read more

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Does poor sleep cause anemia?

Does poor sleep cause anemia?

No: It does not cause this directly, but whatever is causing the anemia can cause poor sleep. ...Read more

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Does insomnia cause depression?

Does insomnia cause depression?

It can: And depression can cause insomnia...Many new studies showing that insomnia can lead to many problems...Obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc...Check with your doc..Consider a sleep study....Improve sleep hygiene... ...Read more

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What causes sleep disturbance?

What causes sleep disturbance?

A number of things: There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab. ...Read more

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Does low testosterone cause to sleep apnea or does sleep apnea cause low testosterone?

Don't know: That's a great question. If sleep apnea is from obesity, it's probably a combination. When men don't sleep, the pituitary gland stops signaling the testicle to make t. Sleep apnea also causes poor nighttime erections. Research is still being done in the area to determine impact of testosterone therapy on sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Not necessarily: The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness. Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. Thus, the majoriy of osa patients may not subjectively perceive daytime symptoms. Overall, osa may be a sneaky creature which makes it imperative to actively seek for symptoms/predisposing factors. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Be strong, get help: If you are running on empty, you need to recharge. A car won't run without fuel. You need to address the source of your sleeplessness. Sleep dysfunction has an impact on health. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer12/articles/summer12pg16.html sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture, don't torture yourself, get help. ...Read more

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Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Certainly: 'obstructive' sleep apnea is due to anatiomical causes. The tongue, soft palate and the tonsils can block the airway during sleep. An intraoral appliance constructed by a trained dentist can alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause insomnia or other sleep disorders..?

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Does high blood pressure cause insomnia or other sleep disorders..?

Other way around: Sleep disturbances, especially sleep apnea, can contribute to hypertension and its attendant risks. Managing the sleep disturbance can help ameliorate the hypertension. ...Read more

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Does having irregular sleep habits cause depression?

Does having irregular sleep habits cause depression?

Yes: An irregular sleep pattern and insufficient sleep can mimic symptoms of depression. The treatment for this condition is focused on improving your sleep. ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea? Can it cause fatigue

What is sleep apnea? Can it cause fatigue

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds or more. It can develop for many reasons: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, deviated septum, being over weight, sleeping on one's back, orthodontic treatment that includes extraction of teeth causes crowding of the arches and tongue, alcohol, medications are just some of the factors that can play a role in developing sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Does obesity cause sleep apnea?

Does obesity cause sleep apnea?

Not just weight: Anatomy is king. Obstructive sleep apnea happens in a small airway "box". The airway can be small if what's in it takes up space or if the box is smaller. Weight gain increases tongue size and the thickness of the side walls of the throat. Tonsils may be large. Small jaw size, often inherited , will increase the risk of osa . Low muscle tone is also a factor. ...Read more

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Why does lack of sleep cause Heart palpitations ?

Why does lack of sleep cause Heart palpitations ?

It is not clear.: Many things can cause heart palpitation. Are you taking too much caffeine? Are you takeing red bull or mountain dew? Depends on the type of inhaler that you have as this can cause palpitation and can cause you to stay awake. If you are wheezing have you been told you have asthma, See your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more