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How come I only have insomnia in summer? Can it be temperature related?

How come I only have insomnia in summer? Can it be temperature related?

Body temp: Yes, as the body cools down in temperature, the circadian rhythm for sleep is activated. As it heats up, we are wired to be more awake. Try keeping your bedroom cool at night (ideal around 68-70 degrees) and making sure you have light covers but not too heavy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Have mild pain in both legs. Is it due to morning walk that I have statyed recently or due to prednisolone. Can anxiety be the cause.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Have mild pain in both legs. Is it due to morning walk that I have statyed recently or due to prednisolone. Can anxiety be the cause.

Not expected: Prednisone should not cause pain in your legs nor would anxiety. I am more concerned that you have problem with double vision. You need to consult an internist and/or eye doctor now ...Read more

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Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?

Allergic rhinitis: It is a form of allergy that involves the nasal passages and it can be triggered by inhaled allergens. Symptoms are congestion, runny nose and sneezing and it can be associated with watery eyes. It is treated by avoiding the triggers in addition to medication like antihistamine, nasal steroids or/& other anti allergy meds like antileukotriense. You will need evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How come I only have insomnia during the summer?

How come I only have insomnia during the summer?

Sunlight: Light is the strongest cue the brain receives to stay awake, it is more powerful than any other cue or "zeitgiber", summer has more light and prolonged days possibly affecting your circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Can you please list ways i can get a indoor cardio workout i used to walk everyday but recently due to the weather its been very difficult due to cold?

Can you please list ways i can get a indoor cardio workout i used to walk everyday but recently due to the weather its been very difficult due to cold?

Kettlebells: Incredible and rapid cardio workout. Start with lower weights of 25 or 35 lbs at most. Many free apps for exercises online like the 300 kettlebell challenge. Make sure you use proper form and have enough room inside to swing the kettlebell to avoid damage. Great workout in less than 30 min. ...Read more

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If a child is sick in the same room as me could I breathe in particles and get ill? How likely is this to happen? How likely am I to get ill?

If a child is sick in the same room as me could I breathe in particles and get ill? How likely is this to happen? How likely am I to get ill?

Contagious Illness?: It depends on what the child is ill with and how that illness is spread. Some illnesses are spread through droplets in the air. Some require exposure to body fluids. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus temporary in most people?I just wnt to know how likely I am to get rid of it. I'm tired of stressing over it so should I just live with it

Is tinnitus temporary in most people?I just wnt to know how likely I am to get rid of it. I'm tired of stressing over it so should I just live with it

Tinnitus: If it has been ongoing for many months, then chances are that it is going to be ongoing. If it just occurred... then you need to see your physician to see if there is any reversible causes for this problem. ...Read more

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Pain in what is thought to be his esophagus after drinking cold water since last night. How can this be treated?

Pain in what is thought to be his esophagus after drinking cold water since last night. How can this be treated?

If recurrent: may need barium swallow to confirm esophageal spasm. Treatment include avoiding cold drinks, treating GERD if present and anxiety and use of medications that relax the esophagus ...Read more

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Since I've been on antidepressants I'm wondering whether the medication could be why I sweat and get hot so easily? I can never cool down either.

Since I've been on antidepressants I'm wondering whether the medication could be why I sweat and get hot so easily? I can never cool down either.

Possible: I'm guessing you're taking a tricylic antidepressant, less commonly prescribed today, which can cause these side effects. Discuss with your prescribing doctor to review side effects consider a dose/med change. All antidepressants have side effects which should be minimal at the right dose. Meantime drink lots of water and avoid direct sun if feeling overheated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have sever diarrhea early in the mornings. Usually before I know I have to work other than that I'm fine throughout the day. What could it be?

I have sever diarrhea early in the mornings. Usually before I know I have to work other than that I'm fine throughout the day. What could it be?

Many causes: The list of diagnoses that could present as you stated is too long to attempt. However, most likely this is "nervous" diarrhea which is a subset of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You should work with our doc on how to handle stress and its manifestations. ...Read more

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In early preg. Is it normal to have little pains in sides of stomach? They come and go. Could it be gas? How to know?

In early preg. Is it normal to have little pains in sides of stomach? They come and go. Could it be gas? How to know?

It could be gas: (bloating sensation), hyperacidity (burning sensation) or gallbladder problem (cramping in the right upper abdomen below rib cage).See your dr or oby for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism and I'm hanging in there! Can I also get heat Intolerance if my levels are off? Usually cold. Can it be both? I get hot and shaky.

Hypothyroidism and I'm hanging in there! Can  I also get heat Intolerance if my levels are off? Usually cold. Can it be both? I get hot and shaky.

Thyroid: Feeling hot and cold can be a symptoms of inflammation of the thyroid. This may be non-specific thyroiditis or Autoimmune like Hashimoto's. Traditional medical care focuses only on TSH and the inactive thyroid hormone called T4. A detailed thyroid panel is not done as the management does not change. However in functional medicine we focus on thyroid and adrenals. You may need this. ...Read more

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Morning i have adischarge from may and havn.t take of it yet how serious can it be to my body?

What?: It could be nothing, it could be very serious... Time to see the doctor, no? ...Read more

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I have not slept in two nights and do not feel drowsiness and i also feel anxiety. Can this be due to my thyroid condition?

I have not slept in two nights and do not feel drowsiness and i also feel anxiety. Can this be due to my thyroid condition?

Important: You must sleep.If you go a few more days without sleep, it can be dangerous.See your doctor so he can check on your thyroid and whatever else may be causing this serious problem.Your anxiety may only get worse, left untreated. ...Read more