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How do I know if I am in a hypertensive crisis?

Go to ED: If you think your are in a hypertensive crisis, go to the emergency room asap and ask them for help. ...Read more

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How can I know I am about to have a burnout, or if I am already in burnout state?

How can I know I am about to have a burnout, or if I am already in burnout state?

If you are asking: You may need counselling. If you are directing this question to strangers on the internet it sounds like the stress and anxiety are reaching a disturbing stage. Strongly suggest that seeing a clinical psychologist or a social worker trained in work-place burnout may be of assistance. ...Read more

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What to do if I am gonna get hypertension in near future because i know this is prehypertension. What should I do?

What to do if I am gonna get hypertension in near future because i know this is prehypertension. What should I do?

Behavior Change Game: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse this state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I am at risk for cyclothymia. I experience a quite of the symptoms and I worry I might have it. I don't know what to do. ?

I was wondering if I am at risk for cyclothymia.  I experience a quite of the symptoms and I worry I might have it.  I don't know what to do. ?

Cyclothymia: Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder. That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if I am having an addisonian's crisis?

In what way can I tell if I am having an addisonian's crisis?

Well...: If you were having a true Addisonian crisis, you would be in a comma or close to it... You would not be able to type ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a panic/anxiety disorder?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a panic/anxiety disorder?

Medical Eval: Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: sense of severe anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ perspiration. There may be tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint & physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, are out of control or that > ...Read more

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How do I know if I am relapsing as a bulimic?

How do I know if I am relapsing as a bulimic?

If you start to : Binge ; purge or over exercise, you are relapsing. Go back into therapy or a self-help group to get back on track. It can do damage ; if you have had a good period it is a pity to relapse. Good luck ; let us know how you are doing. ...Read more

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What to do if i was just told I have diabetes and that I am anemic. I don't know how to handle it. What do I do?

What to do if i was just told I have diabetes and that I am anemic. I don't know how to handle it. What do I do?

They are separate: Each must be evaluated and treated independently see an internist / primary care md who can address both he can decide if you need a specialist for either. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a seizure in class how do I explain it to my friends?

What to do if I had a seizure in class how do I explain it to my friends?

Before....: Might be best to let folks know BEFORE a seizure ever occurs. They can be more helpful that way (e.g., not automatically calling an ambulance). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 years old and i was wondering if i will go uncorrectable/blind as i get older?

What do you suggest if I am 16 years old and i was wondering if i will go uncorrectable/blind as i get older?

Not sure...: I'm not sure why you would think you are going to blind as you get older. Blindness, thankfully is still a fairly uncommon thing. Did someone tell you something that would lead you to believe your sigh is just going to her worse. Talk to just your ophthalmologist about your specific eye problems and/or concerns and don't otherwise believe everything you hear. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a concussion. What will happen if i don't go to hospital?

What to do if i think I have a concussion. What will happen if i don't go to hospital?

Be careful: If you sustained a head injury and experienced loss of consciousness, you should seek medical attention. The reason is that a blood clot may be present and you may need medical care. ...Read more

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How to know if I am in ketosis?

How to know if I am in ketosis?

Ketones: You can purchase ketone Test Strips at your local drug store. ...Read more

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I am curious if alcoholism runs in my family, how do I know if I have or will inherit this disease?

I am curious if alcoholism runs in my family, how do I know if I have or will inherit this disease?

Unknown: Genes are for risk, not destiny. Children of alcoholics, some studies show, are at 4 times the risk of being alcoholic as those whose parent is not alcoholic. The gene expresses a vulnerability to alcoholism or addiction & may bless you w/ forewarning . Many people go their whole life not knowing a potential chronic disease may otherwise loom. Being alert about drugs/alcohol is wise & possible. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sporadic fatal insomnia?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sporadic fatal insomnia?

You would unable to: Type or ask me that question. This is a very, very rare disease. Most doctors will never see a single case of this in the entire career. If you have concerns nonetheless, please visit with your primary doctor, or get in to Barrows there in Phoenix for assessment. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a chance of being bald?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a chance of being bald?

Why do you ask?: Male pattern baldness needs no description, and generally, the more chest hair that you're naturally blessed with when you reach early adulthood, the sooner you'll lose the hair on your head. Your options include surgery, medicines, and (best) getting and staying physically fit -- this is 95% of a man's good looks regardless or where he does or doesn't have hair. Ask Photo Guy. Cheers. ...Read more