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Doctor insights on: Does The Body Burn More Calories When You Have Pleurisy

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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ER diagnosed pleurisy, 2nd day of meds started feelin discomfort, 3rd day severe pain entire chest cavity, burning.and can't touch some spots w/o pain?

ER diagnosed pleurisy, 2nd day of meds started feelin discomfort, 3rd day severe pain entire chest cavity, burning.and can't touch some spots w/o pain?

Please be examined: If you have a doctor who knows you, please call them. If not, you might need to return to the ED. This may warrant further testing and a change in your treatment. ...Read more

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I startedwith extreme pain shooting from low shoulder blade to chest. On the secound day numbness developed w/ burning pain? Pleurisy? Maybe?

Pleurisy?: The pain due to pleurisy is worse on deep inhalation breathing.You may have musculoskeletal pain but if you are concerned about pleurisy see your doctor and he can examine you and order chest xray if he suspect pleurisy.On exam on auscultation you can hear a pleural rub most of the time and xray wil confirm it or rule out pleurisy.See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be treated for bronchitis and upper respiratory infections with pleurisy since january? Now have nausea & stomach burns so can't eat.

Is it normal to be treated for bronchitis and upper respiratory infections with pleurisy since january? Now have nausea & stomach burns so can't eat.

Seek medical help: Your symptoms could be secondary to using mobic (meloxicam). But if you have symptoms that have been going on for several months, you should be evaluated by your physician to make sure there is not anything else going on. I would suggest quitting smoking as this will not help with your bronchitis and respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Chronic pain under ribs & burning pain on upper stomach. No wheezing, no cough. Phlegm clear. Pleurisy? Dr. Wont give me xray as had too many this yr

Chronic pain under ribs & burning pain on upper stomach. No wheezing, no cough. Phlegm clear. Pleurisy? Dr. Wont give me xray as had too many this yr

May not need X-ray: I can't say for sure but this may not be a diagnosis made by x-ray. If you have a chronic pain syndrome you should be treated for that. That type of pain is in the soft tissues around the chest and chestwall. You may ask your physician if this is actually myofascial pain as your treatment plan would be very different. ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that drinking cold water can actually help your body burn more calories?

Has it really been shown that drinking cold water can actually help your body burn more calories?

Not exactly: Drinking water (hot or cold) may not help you burn more calories, but it avoids adding extra calories that have little nutritional value. By drinking water you allow your body to burn more of the calories you obtain from foods rather then having to "waste" the effort burning the calories obtained form soda, ice tea, or some other sweetened drink. ...Read more

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How many calories does the human body normally burn in day to day activities?

Varies...: ...By weight, diet, genetics and activity. Studies have shown values from 1000-2500 kcals/day. Exercise daily, eat multiple small meals per day, are easy ways to boost your metabolism.Try eating nuts, fruits veggies, brown rice, whole grains, coffee, black or green tea, chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, garlic, cloves, mustard. ...Read more

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How many calories (on average) does a female body (mid 30ties) burn a day without taking exercise into consideration. I'm a size 4 and 5'2 ?

How many calories (on average) does a female body (mid 30ties) burn a day without taking exercise into consideration. I'm a size 4 and 5'2 ?

ExRx.net calculator: There is a BMR calculator at exrx.Net and for sedentary lifestyle BMR for females at your height is 1200 calories. For activity you can go 200 cal for light workout, 300 for moderate and unto 500 cal for heavy workout. ...Read more

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Pleurisy (Definition)

Pleurisy is inflammation in the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall. The main symptoms are chest pain associated with breathing. Treatments for pleurisy vary ...Read more