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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

Sodium deficiency: Low BP, thirst, wight loss, vomiting, confusion, coma, cramps, seizures, death. ...Read more

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Low feritin what are the symptoms and is iritability and fatigue common?

Low feritin what are the symptoms and is iritability and fatigue common?

Low Iron: Low iron causes low ferritin level. Very common, especially in young women with heavy bleeding. If severe enough can cause fatigue. Please see your md. ...Read more

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What are the consequences for not treating pcos? Are severe cramps and PMS symptoms?

What are the consequences for not treating pcos? Are severe cramps and PMS symptoms?

Different: The consequences are not treating pcos are more long term. There is a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, uterine cancer and infertility. Many women with pcos experience the symptoms you describe but they are often not related to the pcos. ...Read more

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What can be taken for extreme nausea with celiac disease and what causes the nausea?

What can be taken for extreme nausea with celiac disease and what causes the nausea?

Depends: Nausea is not a symptom of Celiac disease but may be one associated with migraine or other causes. It appears that you do have a lot of bowel issues, and thus may need to consider other causes for your nausea as well. Have you discussed your problem with your GI doctor? ...Read more

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Are there certain vitamins I can take to help Hashimotos disease symptoms? If so what's recommended. Foggy head and dizziness and fatigue is the worst

Are there certain vitamins I can take to help Hashimotos disease symptoms? If so what's recommended. Foggy head and dizziness and fatigue is the worst

Vitamin D & thyroid.: The treatment of Hashimotos thyroiditis is typically with thyroid hormone to normalize the TSH level. This disease typically causes an under active thyroid which would be evidenced by a low FT4, elevated TSH and positive TPO antibodies. No vitamins will help with the symptoms or disease progression. However, over 90% of such patient have vitamin D deficiency which should be treated by D3 supplemen ...Read more

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What are symptoms or dehydration?? Are headaches and nausea symptoms?

What are symptoms or dehydration??  Are headaches and nausea symptoms?

Both can happen: Headache and nausea, sometimes experienced as dizziness, can happen with dehydration. Dizziness may be more pronounced when standing up. Other symptoms include dry or sticky mouth, thirst, and decreased or dark urine. It can be tricky to get rehydrated if you are nauseated. Try sipping on fluids rather than gulping. If your symptoms do not improve with hydration, notify your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms of low potassium?

What are possible symptoms of low potassium?

Usually, none: Most hypokalemia (low potassium) is not associated with any symptoms, but may have abnormal heart rhythms, constipation, fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, and at very low levels, paralysis and death. ...Read more

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Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Yes it can: The body can react to physiological stress with toxic reaction. Patients prone to constipation can have severe autonomic reaction including hypertension, headaches, migraines, fainting spells, and even seizure like events. These may be severe is cases with spinal cord injury or in children with cerebral palsy. A "normal" person may have similar symptoms in an acute case of severe constipation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms or erectile dysfunction and low sperm count?What is remedy for both

What are symptoms  or erectile dysfunction and low sperm count?What is remedy for both

Depends: Symptoms of erectile dysfunction is exactly that, having difficulty obtaining and/or maintaining an erection during periods of sexual arousal. Low sperm count is not necessarily associated with any specific symptom. A semen analysis directly assesses the sperm count. Sperm count and erectile dysfunction are not necessarily related. You can have one without the other. ...Read more

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What is treatment for varisco?(someone with high blood pressure and obesity and ibs)thanks

What is treatment for varisco?(someone with high blood pressure and obesity and ibs)thanks

Clearly diet: At age 20 your high BP and ibs are both due to poor chemistry in the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause by far is poor diet, especially the sugary stuff. Try to eat god made food and leave the man made stuff alone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, causes and medications for tmj.?

What are the symptoms, causes and medications for tmj.?

Many: Meds are generally not the answer to treating tmj/tmd. I often see new patients in my office that are already heavily medicated with no results. I ethically do not tell them to ditch the meds, but i offer other alternatives like physical therapy, exercises and mouthpieces, which tend to treat the source of the problem, not mask it as meds often do. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for pre menses symptoms which are causing many symptoms including breathlessness and hypersomnia, and severe fatigue?

What are the treatments available for pre menses symptoms which are causing many symptoms including breathlessness and hypersomnia, and severe fatigue?

Sleep study: I would recommend that you see a sleep disorder specialist. An overnight polysomnogram could be very helpful in determining what the underlying issue is. These are not typical pms symptoms. However, there are over 80 different sleep disorders and your sleep position should have no difficulty sorting through the issues. Hormonal changes may indeed account for the difficulties. A consultation between the sleep disorders dr. And an endocrinologist should help sort through those issues. Best wishes and enjoy your holidays. ...Read more

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What causes severe and frequent headaches other than stress and anxiety and could low blood pressure be affecting my headaches and if so some ways of ?

What causes severe and frequent headaches other than stress and anxiety and could low blood pressure be affecting my headaches and if so some ways of ?

Medical consult: There can be many causes, some quite serious, and someone with severe and frequent headaches and blood pressure fluctuations should have their questions first adressed by their primary care physician or neurologist before dismissing them as due to stress or depression. Muscle tension, stress and depression can make headaches worse, but proper medical evaluation is the first step. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and causes for nueropothy

What  are symptoms and causes for nueropothy

Neuropathy: The symptoms depend of which nerves are affected. Sensory nerves affected tend to cause tingling, numbness, shooting pains, temperature changes, among others. Neuropathy of an optic nerve would affect vision . There are several causes: vitamin B12 deficiency, diabetes, nerve root pinching, chemical toxins, hypertension, many more. Neurologists specialize in this diagnosis. ...Read more

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With chronic high blood pressure what are my treatment options?

With chronic high blood pressure what are my treatment options?

Not your mom's fault: Cushing syndrome is a condition involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary glamd causing excessive stimulation of your adrenal glands so as to produce excessive amounts of hormones called glucocorticoids similar to cortisone. This in turn causes weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other changes. ...Read more

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Why would reactive gastritis be seen on endoscopy if low acid diet and h2 blockers are the norm? What other recommendations are there?

Why would reactive gastritis be seen on endoscopy if low acid diet and h2 blockers are the norm?  What other recommendations are there?

Gastritis causes: Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) can be caused by excess stomach acid associated with smoking, alcohol or caffeine. Gastritis can also be due to anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) e.G aleve (naproxen), motrin/advil (ibuprofen) and others. Another cause: bile reflux after gallbladder removal. Diet has a minimal role and h2 blockers may need to be upgraded to ppi (prilosec, prevacid). ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more