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How do you tell whether your muscle aches are from dehydration or something else?

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

Muscle (Definition)

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


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How do doctors tell if chest pains are caused by stress or something more serious?

How do doctors tell if chest pains are caused by stress or something more serious?

Probably muscle spas: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know you have a sleeping disorder, or are well on your way to getting one?

Can you tell me how to know you have a sleeping disorder, or are well on your way to getting one?

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

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How do you know you have a sleeping disorder, or are on your way to getting one?

How do you know you have a sleeping disorder, or are on your way to getting one?

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

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How do you know or can tell when your mind is messing with you of possibly having pregnancy symptoms?

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

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How can you tell if your dhydrated, or can you be dhydrated from loosing a lot of blood?

How can you tell if your dhydrated, or can you be dhydrated from loosing a lot of blood?

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

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How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

How can you tell if you have just acid reflex or an ulcer? What's the different symptoms between them?

Hard to tell: Symptoms can be similar. Upper endoscopy and xrays can ruleout ulcers. True reflux is a physical problem and can not be treated with medications. If you have reflux see a surgeon who performs antirelfux surgery to discuss workup and your options. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can you tell if you are experiencing intestinal blockage or just constipation?

How can you tell if you are experiencing intestinal blockage or just constipation?

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

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How do you know if accute lower back pain is being caused by something other than your back?

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

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How do you know if it is just costocostritis or something more serious? What other symptoms would you have?

How do you know if it is just costocostritis or something more serious? What other symptoms would you have?

You will know: If the pain becomes severe with exercise and activities and associated symptoms like arm radiation nausea palpitations with the chest pains . Tightness with sweating and feeling of doom elephant sitting on chest ,constriction feeling are some of the symptoms to watch for ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having muscle or joint pain?

How do you know if you are having muscle or joint pain?

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 more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

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

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What kind of x-rays or things can the ER do to see if someone is having heart attack or blockage? Just curious

What kind of x-rays or things can the ER do to see if someone is having heart attack or blockage? Just curious

Coronary CT: They can do a fast coronary CT if they are equipped for it. In conjunction with blood tests (troponin), they can 'rule out' a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could find out if these bacterium are aerobic or anaerobic?

Can you tell me how I could find out if these bacterium are aerobic or anaerobic?

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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