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Headache And Low Sodium Are Symptoms For What Disease
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms are possible for a headache, vomiting, high body temperature, tonsil pains, nausea?What disease could it be?
Tonsillitis: Looks like you might have strept throat. Seek a md help to put you on right antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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