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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Viral illness: Do not know whether or not this is influenza, but different people react differently to infections. If you had been vaccinated and then got influenza you might get a milder case than your average non-immunized cohort. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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28 y/o Deep sore throat, painful swallow, fatigue, fever, chills for 4 days now.

28 y/o 

Deep sore throat, painful swallow, fatigue, fever, chills for 4 days now.

See a Doc ASAP: You need to be seen by a doc ASAP to diagnose your problem and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Really bad chills. Sore throat body and muscle weakness been about 40 hours. No fever?

Really bad chills. Sore throat body and muscle weakness been about 40 hours. No fever?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants (but they wouldn't cause chills). A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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I started having the chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and fever. The back of my neck has been hurting very bad. Could I have mono?

See a doc: This does not sound like mono. It could be enterovirus, which is not pleasant but not dangerous, or it could be bacterial meningitis which is dangerous and life threatening. If i see a patient like this they go directly to the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more