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I have sever depression/anxiety. It seems the only medications that work are ones that increase endorphins. Do I maybe have an endorphin deficiency?

I have sever depression/anxiety. It seems the only medications that work are ones that increase endorphins. Do I maybe have an endorphin deficiency?

Not good treatment: Your first stop should be a medical exam ; workup to rule out medical conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms. Next, you should know that medication alone is not optimal treatment for anxiety or depression. For most depressed patients, the effects of antidepressant medication are indistinguishable from placebo. Proper treatment is *psychotherapy* (or therapy + meds), not meds alone. ...Read more

Endorphins (Definition)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during ...Read more


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What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

HIV: I think you mean "acquired, " not "acute." the cause is HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is a cellular immune deficiency syndrome?

What is a cellular immune deficiency syndrome?

Very ill: Patients (usually children) are very ill with frequent infections. Primary immunodeficiency (pi) causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or
are unusually hard to cure. See 10 warning signs of primary immune deficiency http://www. Info4pi. Org/aboutpi/pdf/general10warningsignsfinal. Pdf. ...Read more

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What is cellular immune deficiency syndrome like?

What is cellular immune deficiency syndrome like?

Severe infections: Such a term is not commonly used. Immune deficiency conditions may involved different components of the immune system. The cellular components are diverse and include lymphocytes, granulocytes and monocytes/macrophages. When deficient, severe infections occur, other problems such as cancers also occur in these conditions. A clinical immunologist/allergist should evaluate the immune system. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acquired immune deficiency syndrome (a.I.D.S.)?

What sort of problem is acquired immune deficiency syndrome (a.I.D.S.)?

Decreased immunity: Aids stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which can be contracted through exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. Hiv/aids causes a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, which leave the body susceptible to life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

Advanced HIV: The advanced stage of HIV infection, when people have severely compromised immune systems and are at risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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Scids---severe combine immune deficiency syndrome. What is it and how treated?

Scids---severe combine immune deficiency syndrome. What is it and how treated?

Not enough space: Scid is an acronym for multiple immune deficiency conditions in which patients are born with severe defects in immune regulation. Some forms are passed down in families and other consist of new mutations. Treatment varies and can involve bone marrow transplants replacement with immunoglobulins or Adenosine as well as many other treatment options. Early detection and prompt treatment are important. ...Read more

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What is hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency syndrome)?

What is hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency syndrome)?

Low gondal hormones: Hypogonadism in men is low function of the gonads, the testes, resulting in low testosterone or low sperm production.

This often is from weak pituitary stimulation, but also can be a primary testicular dysfunction.

This is a problem that can be diagnosed. In most men, effective treatments are available. ...Read more

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Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

Causes of restless leg syndrome? K+ deficiency?

RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly evaluate it. ...Read more

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Almost everyone: Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. ...Read more

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Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this for babies?

Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this for babies?

Yes: Treatment of the infected mother during pregnancy can prevent transmission to the baby, although not 100%. That's why all pregnant women should be tested at the beginning of their pregnancy and again in the last trimester. ...Read more

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Which is the relation between malaria and adult respiratory deficiency syndrome (ards)?

Which is the relation between malaria and adult respiratory deficiency syndrome (ards)?

ARDS: Malaria is one of the many possible causes of ards. In the us it would be a low frequency event as malaria isn't common here. In malaria endemic areas, the problem is more common. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I visit for suspected spleen syndrome/deficiency?

What kind of doctor would I visit for suspected spleen syndrome/deficiency?

Hematologist: Your best bet would be to see a Hematologist/Oncologist. They specialize in problems of the blood and the spleen is often effected with these problems.. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old daughter has vcfs (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) with this she has an IgA deficiency & recurrent bronchitis. I need a helpful website.

22q and you site: Hi lily,
the children's hospital of philadelphia (chop) has a great site for parents and health care providers called "22q and you center". http://www. Chop. Edu/service/22q-and-you-center/home. Html. They take online questions, and have links to support groups for kids, teens, and families. I'd also recommend family voices (familyvoices. Org) --a great site with info on advocating for your child. ...Read more

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) is a std, right?

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) is a std, right?

Can be: Hiv which causes aids can be transmitted sexually although not always. ...Read more

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I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is this true? If so, what is the connection?

I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is this true? If so, what is the connection?

IGG: Igg are sensitivities for foods or substances and cause significant gut inflammation. These then lead to impermeable or leaky gut. This inflammation can lead to joint and muscle pain. The fatigue is usually caused by the poor absorption of the cofactors needed in the body to produce energy. ...Read more

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How does Cushing syndrome affect growth of a child? Is it due to the same mechanism like growth hormone deficiency?

How does Cushing syndrome affect growth of a child? Is it due to the same mechanism like growth hormone deficiency?

Complex: So far researchers are trying to find the exact mechanism, however accepted hypothesis validated by several researchers is that excess glucocorticoids (cortisone) affects growth hormone function/production by different mechanisms at different levels of control, hope that helps ...Read more

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Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. I was on growth hormones x2 years.

Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. I was on growth hormones x2 years.

Not that I can find: I did a search and could not find a specific link between the two- EDS is a condition in which there is still a lot of research going on so I wouldn't say it is absolutely true there is no relation but at this time, it does not look like people know the connection
Here is a link to one site that is quite complete
http://omim. Org/entry/225400 ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiency could be causing restless leg syndrome?

What vitamin deficiency could be causing restless leg syndrome?

Iron..: Iron deficiency has been associated with symptoms of restless legs syndrome. If this is the case you should get iron tests in order to find out if it is low and you need supplementation. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old daughter has a genetic disorder called vcfs (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) with this she has an IgA deficiency which has manifested as recurrent bronchitis. What's a good website for info?

My 2 1/2 yr old daughter has a genetic disorder called vcfs (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) with this she has an IgA deficiency which has manifested as recurrent bronchitis. What's a good website for info?

The VCFS Educational: Foundation has webinars. Their conference for parents and professionals is in my home town this year. I couldn't resist adding the iconic photo. If your child has adhd, as is very common in people with vcfs, just know that circus circus can be an overstimulating environment for any child....Or adult. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a severe vitamin d deficiency, along with a slight calcium defiency could cause severe fatigue? (dx chronic fatigue syndrome)

Is it possible that a severe vitamin d deficiency, along with a slight calcium defiency could cause severe fatigue? (dx chronic fatigue syndrome)

Possible/unlikely: It is possible that very severe d deficiency can lead to weakness due to either deficiency in calcium or phosphorous -- but I doubt it would be sufficiently severe to be confused with chronic fatigue syndrome. D levels are easy to check and remedy w/replacement. ...Read more

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Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if I take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if I take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Tatto: With all these problems you have, getting a tatto might not be the best thing to do. It will increase you risk of contaminated needles and exposure to infections, like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more

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What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

Hematologist: Go see a Hematologist. The cause of your cramping could be part of the disease or a side effect of medications. Given your history, you should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Not likely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The colon appears normal when examined on colonscopy. Because the lining is normal, absorption of nutrients is not impaired by IBS. Lack of vitamin D and B-12 can be due to lack of absorption due to other illnesses, or simply lack of sufficient ingestion via diet-B-12, and lack of sun-vitD. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hand weakness... I have irritable bowel syndrome and B12 deficiency... Is that the cause of my severe hand weakness. I'm 19 years?

I am suffering from hand weakness... I have irritable bowel syndrome and B12 deficiency... Is that the cause of my severe hand weakness. I'm 19 years?

Surprising issues: Most cases of b-12 deficiency occur in older age group. Who made this diagnosis? Need to check b-12 and methyl melonic acid levels. If hand weakness on one or both sides, could be due to nerve compression at wrist or elbow, and may be carpal tunnel. See a well versed internist and address all of this. May be see a neurologist later. ...Read more

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I suffer from iron deficiency anemia and carpal tunnel syndrome. Lately I've been experiencing headache nausea vomiting frequent urination confusion.

I suffer from iron deficiency anemia and carpal tunnel syndrome. Lately I've been experiencing headache nausea vomiting frequent urination confusion.

Need a good doctor: At age 39, if your iron deficiency is not clearly due to monthly loss or ill-advised vegetarianism, you need a proper workup. Get your carpal tunnel syndrome treated by whatever means and get to a neurologist for the workup of the issues that may be brain related. Trusting your routine physical exam and labs were otherwise nonrevealing. This is no one particular illness. ...Read more

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My husbands mother wad diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in her mid 50's, passed away she was deficient of chromosome 8. Is this hereditary?

My husbands mother wad diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in her mid 50's, passed away she was deficient of chromosome 8. Is this hereditary?

Probably not: Even though a history of mds in first degree relatives may slightly increase the overall risk to develop mds, the risk is still minimal and these diseases are usually not hereditary. ...Read more

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Could a deficiency cause you not to grow?

Could a deficiency cause you not to grow?

Depends on what defi: Yes it can. Deficiency of many enzymes, hormones, iron, vitamins and others can be cause of growth retardation
You have to consult a Pediatrician and find the cause of not growing ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endorphins?

What is the definition or description of: endorphins?

Neurochemicals: Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption. ...Read more

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Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

Is there something that mimics the feelings that endorphins give?

No: However, there are many ways of increasing endorphins other than exercise and/or taking drugs. For example, meditation will increase endorphins as will listening to certain types of music or just relaxing at a quite lake in the mountains. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Could you explain what is alpha 1antitripsin deficiency?

Enzyme: Deficiency is a condition in which the body does not make enough of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage. The condition can lead to emphysema and liver disease. ...Read more