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How to tell if I have dysautonomia?

How to tell if I have dysautonomia?

Symptoms: Dysautonomia is a rare symptom complex that includes inability to adjust for blood pressure ehen changing positions, inability to sweat, inability to regulate heart rate, and inability to achieve erection, among other symptoms. Lightheadedness when standing up can occur in normal individuals. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Abnormality of the heart muscle which can cause heart failure or potentially lethal ...Read more


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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have asthma?

How to tell if I have asthma?

Spirometry: Asthma is a clinical and spirometric diagnosis. Histamine or methacholine challenge may be very helpful if testing is not clear. All that wheezes is not asthma. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Depends: There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have astigmatism?

How to tell if I have astigmatism?

Most people do: Most people have astigmatism which is when the front of the eye is not a perfect sphere. With significant astigmatism, your uncorrected (without glasses or contacts) vision is blurred. So if you don't have blurred vision, you don't have significant astigmatism. If you do have blurred vision, your eye doctor can tell you if it is due astigmatism or another cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have mono?

Can you tell me how to know if I have mono?

Testing: The most common symptoms are sore throat and fatigue. Often there is a low grade fever. There are too many other problems that can have similar symptoms. There is a screening test and a thorough blood test. The screen, as all screens, is not 100% reliable. A serum Epstein Barr profile is the most accurate test ...Read more

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How to tell if I have asperger's?

How to tell if I have asperger's?

Get evaluated: See your psychiatrist who will evaluate you to determine if you have asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have diabetes?

How to tell if I have diabetes?

HbA1c PeakAfterFood: Hba1c (reflects average blood sugar of last 2-3 months) the best way, optimal ?5.0%; ?6.5% considered dm. Even better is NMR particle test Insulin resistance score (can detect ?15 years prior to hba1c ?6.5%). At home method, check peak blood glucose, 20-90 min after high carb meal, highest should be ?140 mg/dl. But this must be done several times, more complex ; less effective; more hit ; miss. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have diabetes?

How to tell if I have diabetes?

Blood study: See your medcal doctor for a blood study and he will tell you if you have diabetes. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have lupus?

How to tell if I have lupus?

See a rheumatologist: I would see a rheumatologist. To have lupus, you have to have symptoms compatible with the diagnosis and lab results to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have chilbains?

How to tell if I have chilbains?

Signs/ sxs: Chillblains causes red patches on the toes, fingers, ears and nose that can swell, blister and itch. The best way to determine if you have chillblains is to be evaluated by a dermatologist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for myopia, how to know if I have it?

Can you tell me for myopia, how to know if I have it?

Myopia: Myopia or nearsightedness is one type of refractive error that can cause decreased vision. Typically patients with myopia benefit from glasses or contacts to improve distance vision. Myopia can progress as a patient ages so routine eye examinations are important. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have anxiety?

How to tell if I have anxiety?

Do you feel it?: If you feel nervous, tense, shaky, or jittery, then you have anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a tapeworm?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a tapeworm?

Medical assessment: Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. There may be no symptoms w Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sxs may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools & abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a miscarriage!! help!!?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a miscarriage!! help!!?

Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately after the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. If there is abnormal bleeding, passage of tissue, abdominal cramping etc. then it is usually best to see a doctor. They can do an ultrasound, pregnancy hormone level and make sure there isn't an emergency like an ectopic pregnancy. At home if you had a pregnancy test that was positive and turns negative then there was a loss ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances may also be causative. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have osteosarcoma?

How to tell if I have osteosarcoma?

Biopsy: Osteogenic sarocoma usually presents with bone pain in the area involved with/ without a noticeable mass. While it has a particular appearance on radiology studies, the way to confirm the diagnosis is to obtain a biopsy. So see your doctor for the oppropriate studies and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more