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Is chronic exhaustion considered a medical illness?

Is chronic exhaustion considered a medical illness?

No: But chronic exhaustion can be a sign of medical illness, so be sure to get checked out by your doctor. Allowing yourself to be chronically exhausted can also lead to medical illness. Sometimes the doctors can't find anything wrong, even though you feel chronically exhausted, and this can be emotionally hard to deal with. Make sure you get the support you need. ...Read more

Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Is chronic pancreatitis a serious health issue?

Is chronic pancreatitis a serious health issue?

Absolutely: Chronic pancreatitis can result in severe pain, difficulty digesting food, weight loss, and eventually with diabetes. It can be very debilitating. If you have it, follow your doctor's advice carefully. ...Read more

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What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

See below: Cfs identifies a heterogeneous population of people in whom fatigue, pain, cognitive complaints and virus-like symptoms are the final common consequence of a variety of different causes. Most patients have had past or current psychiatric disorders such as depression. Postinfectious fatigue cases after mononucleosis, influenza, brucellosis, lyme disease and q fever are indistinguishable from cfs. ...Read more

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Acupuncture: May not "cure" chronic tension headaches but it can be a safe, effective way to treat them. The effects of acupuncture can also help to prevent them. Take care. ...Read more

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Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Needs attention: It can be quite uncomfortable. You can develop horrible migraine headaches and suffer needlessly. Eventually, you can develop problems in the joints themselves. Absolutely address this as a arlymas possible. ...Read more

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What medical condition is ibs?

What medical condition is ibs?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. Ibs is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (ibd), which includes crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In ibs, the structure of the bowel is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do! ...Read more

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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

See below: I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia. Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable in homeopathy?

Is chronic pancreatitis curable in homeopathy?

NO: Chronic pancreatitis is a well defined entity characterized by the presitent inflammation of the pancreas with gradual destruction of the functional tissue and deposition of fibrous (scar) tissue. It produces pain, usually with the intake of food, and eventually bad digestion and diabetes (exocrine and endocrine insuficiency). The most common cause is alcohol related. ...Read more

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Causes of retinal hemorrhage related to chronic illness?

Causes of retinal hemorrhage related to chronic illness?

Clot problems: Chronic illness that affects the clotting process can lead to increased retinal bleeding. Diabetes frequently causes retinal bleeding of several types. Retinal bleeding is seen in uncontrolled hypertension and some autoimmune diseases. It also can occur in vascular disease such as retinal strokes, and sickle cell anemia and also hematologic malignancies like leukemia. ...Read more

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What is chronic illness?

Semantics: The adjective chronic is usually used to describe an illness of long onset and long duration as opposed to one of a relatively short time period of weeks or a month or two. ...Read more

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Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Hidradenitis : This condition results in inflammation of tge apocrine glands. Areas oftwn affected include: armpits, groin, and under breasts. It is not usually associated with other conditions. It is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis a permanent condition?

Is chronic bronchitis a permanent condition?

Yes...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, typically caused by smoking. It is a slowly progressive, incurable disease so , once diagnosed, it is permanent. The way to prevent it is to avoid smoking or quit now if your are smoking. Once diagnosed, smoking cessation will slow disease progression but the disease is incurable. Smoking cessation also decreases the risk of lung cancer and other cancers, too. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depend: Both diseases could be fatal depending on patient has other medical conditions or not because it involving two vital organs - lung and kidney. You will die without either one. ...Read more

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What usually causes chronic gastritis?

What usually causes chronic gastritis?

Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Usually not: By the time diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is made, there is usually scarring of the pancreas and decline in function of the gland. There may be damage to both the exocrine part involved in digestion and endocrine part leading to diabetes. Whether there is further of continuing damage would depend on the cause and interventions taken. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more


Dr. Abby Caplin
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Chronic Illness (Definition)

Persistent or long-lasting illness, usually lasting ...Read more