Top
20
Doctor insights on: I Work In A Smelly Workplace Will This Permanently Damage My Ability To Smell

Share
3

3
I don't know how to smell. About three years back my ability to smell went away.?

I don't know how to smell. About three years back my ability to smell went away.?

I would see: your doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated for this. Have you had any head trauma? There of course, are other things to consider. I just would not ignore it. ...Read more

4

4
Why my ability to smell has reduced after giving up smoking? Thanks

Why my ability to smell has reduced after giving up smoking?  Thanks

Good question: One hypothesis is that extra secretions from the goblet cells that line your airway are now interfering with your smell by obstructing the olfactory neurons. Without the smoke to interfere they produce a lot more secretions which eventually quiet down. The good news is that i would expect it to improve with time and if not get it checked out. ...Read more

5

5
Does fasting on antipsychotics inhibit there ability to work?

Does fasting on antipsychotics inhibit there ability to work?

some yes, not yours: But long-term starvation would. If you are fasting for religious purposes, then it is fine .If you have anorexia, please do not use this information as permission to abstain from eating. Some antipsychotics require food for absorption, but Haldol (haloperidol) and seroquel which you are taking do not.Best wishes. ...Read more

6

6
I am suffering from bad concentration and memory and also very poor ability to catch multiple variables to put any action plan for situations or work?

I am suffering from bad concentration and memory and also very poor ability to catch multiple variables to put any action plan for situations or work?

See a pyschiatrist: Or a good clinical psychologist and try and learn why this is occurring. If you have any other symptoms or if this is quite recent you might want to see a neurologist first and make sore there is no organic etiology for this. ...Read more

7

7
Is it true that dentures can permanently ruin your ability to taste food?

Is it true that dentures can permanently ruin your ability to taste food?

Dentures: It is true that dentures will mimic but can never replace your natural dentition. They may interfere with some taste sensation, but they won't permanently altering your taste buds. That's why you should consider dental implants. They closely resemble natural teeth and will improve your quality of life. Al the best... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How do I lessen the debilitating effects of plantar fasciitis on my ability to work?

How do I lessen the debilitating effects of plantar fasciitis on my ability to work?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers or total support (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
Will being on multiple drops to control glaucoma interfere with my ability to wear contacts during the day at work?

Will being on multiple drops to control glaucoma interfere with my ability to wear contacts during the day at work?

Sometimes: Topical medications for glaucoma usually can be instilled in the morning before contact lens insertion or in the evening after removal. However, topical glaucoma medications are notorious for causing superficial punctuate keratitis of the cornea resulting in contact lens intolerance and necessitating the discontinuation of contact lens use. Preservative free drops are available which can help. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

Should not: Cataract surgery should not affect your ability to work. You should be able to return to a normal work schedule and activities in 24-48 hours. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
Would having glaucoma affect my ability to work ie operate machinery etc.?

Would having glaucoma affect my ability to work ie operate machinery etc.?

Depends: This depends on how advanced the disease is. Glaucoma starts taking vision in a subtle way that is often not noticed by the patient. As it progresses, it takes more and more vision. Many patients with stable, controlled glaucoma have good vision that does not affect their ability to work. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?

If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?

If you or your doc: is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more

15

15
My fiance has anal fissure and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?

My fiance has anal fissure and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?

No: Anal fissures are typically a minor (but very annoying problem). Most can be treated with non-surgical means - some will require a relatively minor operation. Please note: these are not sexually transmitted. They are more likely related to chronic constipation - so dietary modification is often prescribed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. Cannot handle children, work, and the like. What to do?

Anxiety: Best option is to partner with your psychiatrist closely to develop a medication regimen and behavioral therapy to combat your anxiety. There are many combination therapies (eg, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or other SNRI + Lyrica or other GABA agonist) that can be employed to help your symptomatically. Hope that helps! ...Read more

17

17
Can a brow lift permanently damage nerves so i wouldn't be able to lift my brows? I'd like to have a brow lift, but not if i'm going to risk losing to ability to have normal facial expressions. .

Can a brow lift permanently damage nerves so i wouldn't be able to lift my brows? I'd like to have a brow lift, but not if i'm going to risk losing to ability to have normal facial expressions.

.

The : The nerve that supplies the muscles thet elevate the eyebrows is a branch of a very important nerve called the facial nerve. The branches to the eyebrows travel from the area of the ear up toward the forehead. They can be injured during facelift or browlift surgery. Both are rare occurrences. If it occurs, the vast majority results in temporary weakness, and very rarely it can be permanent. On the other hand, many brow lift techniques intentionally lessen the muscle effect of the frown muscles which minimizes the "11" lines and therefore certain less desirable facial expressions can be affected positively. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
I have terrible anxiety and it's affecting my work and ability to do basic things in life such as drive long distances, work without worrying about small things, relationships, and more. I need to be prescribed something to help curb it. Please help ?

I have terrible anxiety and it's affecting my work and ability to do basic things in life such as drive long distances, work without worrying about small things, relationships, and more. I need to be prescribed something to help curb it. Please help ?

Please see someone: Terrible anxiety that is affecting quality of life needs to be seen and treated by either a therapist or psychologist (someone who can talk to you about anxiety and help with cognitive methods) or a psychiatrist (someone who can talk to you, and also prescribe medications to help you). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How does vibrations for singing work? Does that really come from the belly? Or are you just born with the ability to vibrate?

How does vibrations for singing work? Does that really come from the belly? Or are you just born with the ability to vibrate?

Vocal cords: This come from the throat and the vocal cords, and related to the elasticity of the vocal cords, the strength of the cords. Singing from the diaphragm adds power and resonance from the nasal and upper airway passages. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Can you tell me how can cardic defibrillator's affect quality of life, ability to work?

Can you tell me how can cardic defibrillator's affect quality of life, ability to work?

2 answers:: Defibrillators prolong life. Proven fact. They don't interfere with ability to work but the disease for which they're indicated often does. Quality of life: if they shock you, they ruin your quality of life because you never know when it's coming. Some people can live with that. Other's can't. ...Read more