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Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Yes: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, gallstones and gastroesophageal reflux are all caused by obesity just to name a few things. If the obese patient develops diabetes then you can add gastroparesis into the mix too. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Does stress cause stomach or digestive problems?

Does stress cause stomach or digestive problems?

It can but...: It's important to rule out other causes of digestive problems first. Stress often makes symptoms worse, and learning ways to handle stress can significantly improve symptoms and often the course of disease. This is how mind-body medicine practitioners can help. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Possible: Some chemotherapy such as taxanes and vincristine can cause neuropathy (nerve damage) others such as the vinca alkaloids can cause constipation. Gemzar (gemcitabine) can cause diarrhea. Cisplatin can cause hearing loss and neuropathy and kidney damage. Some of these effects are short and some long term complications. There are many other drugs which are used. Speak with you oncologist regarding more specifics. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Please elaborate: Colitis is a non-specific term. There are many types of colitis. Which one do you have? For example ulcerative colitis is associated to many systemic other medical problems. ...Read more

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Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Yes , kind of: Strong emotional events such as loss of a loved one can cause what's called broken heart syndrome or taku tsubo which can present like a heart attack with no evidence of blockages but with weak heart muscle and usually responds to medical therapy and improves with time. ...Read more

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Can heart prblems cause other problems?

Can heart prblems cause other problems?

Yes: Your question is necessarily vague due to space constraints-advanced heart disease can cause cirrhosis, renal failure, malnutrition, and encephalopathy. We're talking end-stage heart disease here . Most heart disease doesn't cause these issues. ...Read more

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Why does pcos cause acid reflux and other digestive issues?

Why does pcos cause acid reflux and other digestive issues?

It doesn't ...: Pcos itself shouldn't cause acid reflux or digestive issues. Metformin (glucophage) may be used for treatment of pcos and can cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. We try to reduce these side effects by using extended-release tablets, starting at a low dose (500 mg a day) and by increasing slowly over 3-4 weeks. Some can't tolerate metformin. Some with pcos are overweight which increases acid reflux. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Here are some ...: Gallbladder stone remains the most common condition related with its inflammation / infection. Itself if asymptomatic may not be a serious health issue, but its common underlying conditions such as metabolic syndromes with obesity, DM, hypertension, poor circulation, etc. with multiple drug use / inactivity are the real problem affecting the patients' general well-being and vitality. So, see Doc.. ...Read more

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Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Yes: Hypercortisilinemia can cause osteoarthritis. Hypoparathyroidism can lead to degenerative athritis. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Can stis cause other health problems?

Can stis cause other health problems?

Absolutely: 1. Hiv - causes many illnesses including cancers, liver problems, blood problems, etc. 2. Syphilis - cardiac issues, neurologic issues, mental disorders 3. Hpv - cervical, rectal cancer etc. ...Read more

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Can?Diabetes cause digestion problems or lose of?Motion?

Can?Diabetes cause digestion problems or lose of?Motion?

Yes: Long term uncontrolled diabetes causes what it is called diabetic gastroparesis, a condition in which your gastric emptying time and your intestinal transit is affected because of damage to the nerves that control how your gastro and intestinal muscles move. ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Kidney: Possible, like kidney infection or advanced renamed failure, also treatments for these like antibiotics and dialysis could be factors. ...Read more

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Why does pcos cause acid reflux and other digestive issues ?

Why does pcos cause acid reflux and other digestive issues ?

It doesn't: Pcos is frequently associated with obesity. Obesity is frequently associated with reflux and dogestive issues.. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

It can: Many patients with celiac disease suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritabity. Some actually describe that they can feel decreased mental acuity when ingesting gluten and call it the "gluten fog". Interestingly enough, gluten can also be related to sleep disorders such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue and daytime sleepiness. The real question is whether your thyroid condition is affecting your sleep as there are many factors which can goof up sleep. A sleep specialist could help sort that out. ...Read more

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Does the strawberry cause other health problems?

Does the strawberry cause other health problems?

Strawberry: Usually not. However some individuals are allergic or sensitive to strawberrys and this can cause mild to severe problems. Strawberrys are one of the several berrys, fruits and vegetables that are heavily sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals if you eat strawberrys it is best to get organic strawberry to avoid all the pesticides etc. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Yes: These are symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism although other non-thyroid conditions can also cause the same things. Get a blood draw to tease it out. ...Read more