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How Can A Bad Thyroid Cause A Lot Of Body Pain
Occassionally: Untreated hypothyroidism can occasionally be associated with aches and pains which will resolve when the condition is treated with the correct dose of the medication that is the best fit for each person. If there is hashimoto's thyroiditis, this can occasionally be associated with inflammation in various parts of the body which can cause body pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a big hump on back of my neck that causes me a lot of pain and a lot of time cause me to have headaches. What is this?
BUFFALO HUMP: Or cervicodorsal lipodystrophy, redistribution of normal fat to back of neck/upper back resembling a buffalo's hump. Most common associated w/ cushing disease, excess cortisol state, including exogenous corticosteroids. Certain antiretroviral drugs can cause this (protease paunch). Giant lipoma is also possible. Rarely do these cause headache & neck pain. Best treated w/ suction lipectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?
The opposite is true: If I'm understanding your question correctly you want to know if RELIEF from anxiety can result in body soreness/tenderness. Actually, it would be more likely to be the opposite. Anxiety of a constant or prolonged nature heightens sensitivity of the NOCICEPTIVE receptors in the skin and muscles (pain receptors) and tend to increase painful sensations. Relaxation should reduce pain sensitivity. ...Read more
What can cause dents to form in the skull? I have a few now and a lot of pain throughout my body including new abdominal pain that feels like a lot of trapped gas.
Odds are if: You have "dents" in your skull, they were probably there going back many years. If they are truly new, it usually requires some primary bony pathology or something that is spreading to the bone from elsewhere compromising the integrity of the skull. If they are new, you should review this with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 26 years and have lots of joint pain throughout my body sometimes need aleeve to deal with it. Could this be some kind of arthritis problem?
Could be: If you're having pain in the joints for no good reason (any major changes in physical activity level or traumatic events), then it could be a type of arthritis. Start with your family doctor who can start a work up and refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a Thyroid problem cause your heart to race every so often, and can a thyroid problem cause headaches, and can it cause lack of breath sometimes?
When sleeping i'm producing a lot of saliva and it goes out of my mouth and therefore touching the pillow etc. How can I get rid of this problem? Thx
See a doctor NOW: Full body muscle spasms are unusual and could be due to very serious problems like low calcium or low potassium, or neurologic disease.It's important to find the cause so see a doctor as soon as possible!magnesium & muscle relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap & drugs can help, but its essential to find the cause-if you have low potassium then you need potassium(& tests to see why it's low) etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Yes, stress can bring on vertigo. But, you need to work with your family physician also to make sure nothing else is going on. With "stress" it's not just the events but it's how we're responding to them that's important. There is help for stress responses that are limiting or overwhelming to you. At any age, meditation and other mind-body practices can be extremely useful. ...Read more
What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?
H. Pylori IS BADDD: Bacteria in the intestines is normal. In fact, bacteria plays an important role in the break down of bile and the absorption of some nutrients, but certain bacteria such as H. Pylori can be extremely harmful. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach, if left untreated if can cause cancer a MALT mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. A simple test in your PCPs office can defect H. Pylori ...Read more
Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?
Can a loose and weak piriformis muscle cause pain? If so what type of pain would it cause. Thanks
Possible sciatica: if you have problems with the piriformis tendon, it may irritate the sciatic nerve. This in turn may cause pain in the buttock and/or aim down the leg. An evaluation with a good history and physical can help with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm a waitress and suffer a lot of leg and back aches. Could magnesium as a supplement help that and also help sleep and bowel habits? How much?
Possibly: If, like most people, you are deficient in magnesium then it is likely to help muscle aches, insomnia and constipation; if you aren't deficient it won't help but also won't hurt; it's safe to try as it is not easy to test for deficiency. I advise 400 mg of magnesium taurate or glycinate. You can also try epsom salt baths. See http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 also eat more magnesium-rich foods (esp. Greens). ...Read more
Swimming or Flying: Have you recently gotten water in your ear from swimming or showering? Did you fly recently? Did you have a sinus infection and then fly? I would see an ear, nose and throat doctor asap to get a good diagnosis. Then you might get prescribed antibiotic eardrops to fight off the infection or you will find out exactly what the problem is and how to fix it. ...Read more
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