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How Do You Tell Whether Your Muscle Aches Are From Dehydration Or Something Else
Try rehydration: If you prove you are not dehydrated, then the ache relates to something else e.g. Cholesterol meds or exertion. Usually people do not get dehydrated without an obvious reason. Examples include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, diarrhea, or water pills all with inadequate intake of liquids to make up for the losses. Soup, broth are a good way for repletion of fluids due to salt and water content. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
See below: Any action that overloads the muscles, joints and/or bones can cause injury. ...Read more
Probably muscle spas: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the sleep disorder. If you refer to sleep apnea- snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, morning headaches, morning blurred vision, dry mouth upon awakening, night time reflux, and gasping for air during the night while sleeping all are symptoms of the disorder. If you feel you have such symptoms, it is best to consult a sleep medicine specialist in your area. ...Read more
Keep Sleep Log : If one keeps log of sleep symptoms like snoring, fatigue, restless leg symptoms, daytime sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep etc. When were symptom onset and, any progression? Put in scale of 0-10. Consider your family input what they feel in severity or progression. Discuss this with your doctor and obtain guidelines to see if you any sleep disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Many, many things cause headaches, try to narrow it down keep track of what provokes the pain. ...Read more
How do you know or can tell when your mind is messing with you of possibly having pregnancy symptoms?
Trust the Facts: Trust or learn to trust the facts. Was sperm inside of the vagina during the five fertile days of the cycle? Is there other reasons for the feelings I am feeling? Am i on birth control? Did i take a test on the right day and it was negative? Time, experience and being patient with yourself will help. I think, but it is my opinion only, that you must get on birth control for a time. ...Read more
Desire to drink: Dehydration is a condition of loss of body water. Anemia is a condition of loss of body blood. The body responds to dehydration with a sense of thirst. Your mouth feels dry, lips crack, skin is dry and stiff, and no urine output. Anemia causes a sense of weakness, pale appearance, and light headed when standing. Acute blood loss can lower blood pressure and cause poor function of the brain. ...Read more
How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?
From what do you get acheles tendent pain? Is it from something you eat or the shoes you wear? How do you heal the pain?
Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendonitis is not from something you eat.... It can be caused from some shoes. But, mostly it is caused from a short muscle group behind the leg, which attaches to the achilles tendon. When you walk or exercise strain is put on the achilles tendon and it becomes inflammed. Occurs also in women who use heels alot and then exercise in flats... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what you suggest if you are dehydrated do your lips break out in fever blisters ?
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient that lip palm helps ...Read more
Vomiting: Even severe constipation usually does not cause a person to vomit and be unable to hold down food and/or liquid. Green emesis is a sign of obstruction that is also not typical for constipation. The most immediate threats to people with a true blockage are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and death of bowel tissues. Blockages need to be evaluated and treated by a surgeon. ...Read more
A good history: And physical examination and sometimes blood work is usually the best way that the doctor determines the answer to your question. There are other things that cause pain in your back besides your back, but are much less common than musculoskeletal back problems. ...Read more
How do you know if it is just costocostritis or something more serious? What other symptoms would you have?
Palpating: Muscles exist between joints. Joints turn structures in diferent directions (have range of motion) if the joint hurts while being touched or while moving you have arthritis or joint problem. When you palpate muscles and they hurt you have miositis or mialgia or disease of the muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You: Come in contact with virus, virus wants to take over and reproduce, your bodies immune system recognizes a threat, it calls all units available to attack the virus. Local released products cause edema, swelling and allow traffic of your immune cells. Things get all swollen, mucus builds up and hence pain. ...Read more
What kind of x-rays or things can the ER do to see if someone is having heart attack or blockage? Just curious
Culture: Usually the location and nature of the infection suggests the aerobic / anaerobic nature. In the event of uncertainty a culture is generally indicated. ...Read more
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