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Is it normal for one to have vertigo when you are middle aged?

Is it normal for one to have vertigo when you are middle aged?

Absolutely: Vertigo can occur at any age. From childhood to old age. There are many diseases that can produce vertigo including, BPPV, Meniere's disease, labyrinthitis and auto-immune disease involving the inner ear as examples. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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Is it normal to have joint pain when you are younger than 18?

Is it normal to have joint pain when you are younger than 18?

Never normal.: It is never normal to have joint pain. If this is a significant issue, see a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

What are the possible reasons for menstrual irregularities. i am 24 and should i meet a doctor or is it normal to have such at this age?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why your period can be irregular. Pregnancy, PCOS, thyroid problems, and many other things can cause this. I suggest starting with a doctors visit. ...Read more

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Im a 39 year old women, obese with high blood pressure. I start going to the gym but it is normal to be so tired even for days?

Im a 39 year old women, obese with high blood pressure. I start going to the gym but it is normal to be so tired even for days?

No: Extreme fatigue after exercise needs o be evaluated. See your doctor to check for anemia, thyroid conditions, heart or lung problems as well as low vitamin levels. All of these can decrease endurance. ...Read more

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Is there anyway a girl might be misdiagnosed with pcos? I only have two of the symptoms. But ttc one month in need to know so i can move forward right

Is there anyway a girl might be misdiagnosed with pcos? I only have two of the symptoms. But ttc one month in need to know so i can move forward right

Yes: It is possible to make an incorrect diagnosis. If you are concerned then i would recommend seeing a fertility specialist (aka repro endo) so you can get a second opinion and know for sure. But...Symptoms can vary so no 2 women are alike. ...Read more

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How likely is it, that i still have asthma, when my peakflow are normal? Is it possible to have significant inflammation in lungs with normal peakflow

How likely is it, that i still have asthma, when my peakflow are normal? Is it possible to have significant inflammation in lungs with normal peakflow

Normal peak flow: U have to remember peak flow charts r averages of the general population, not necessarily ur normal. So if ur pf improves significantly with albuterol use I would say u likely have asthma regardless of what the actual numbers r ...Read more

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I have an odd fear of getting appendicitis due to two cousins and a grandfather having it. Do most people not get it? Is it as common as tonsillitis?

I have an odd fear of getting appendicitis due to two cousins and a grandfather having it. Do most people not get it? Is it as common as tonsillitis?

Not as common.: Appendicitis is not nearly as common as tonsillitis. It is not hereditary either. It is good that you know what it is, so you will be watchful if you have symptoms. But there is nothing you can do to prevent it, so why worry needlessly? It is very treatable, not like a bunch of other diseases! See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendicitis ...Read more

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A resting heart beat of 116-120 for my age is it normal? An I wonder if it has anything to do with my migrains also? Age23 weight125

A resting heart beat of 116-120 for my age is it normal? An I wonder if it has anything to do with my migrains also? Age23 weight125

Too Fast: The normal resting heart range is generally between 60-100 beats per minute. Faster than that is called tachycardia and a number of causes are possible. Seeing your doctor for an evaluation will help get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Is it common for a 24 year old to have problems getting erect and if it's erectile dysfunction what should be done?

Is it common for a 24 year old to have problems getting erect and if it's erectile dysfunction what should be done?

Find out why: It's common for every guy to have erectile dysfunction or impotence once in a while. It's even more common for older men to have issues regularly as we age but it isn't common in younger men. So if it's a recurring issue, get checked out & find out why. Any new stress? School? Job? Money? Relationships? Family? Are you happy w/your partner? If none of above, talk to your family doc about health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to all of a sudden not recognize very prominent people in my life? It lasts for a couple min but when they speak I know who they are

Is it normal to all of a sudden not recognize very prominent people in my life? It lasts for a couple min but when they speak I know who they are

No, this is not: normal. In fact, your symptoms are a bit strange, especially the part of "when they speak I know who they are." Your symptoms could be caused by a wide variety of conditions, but to start, go to your GP, who will likely refer you to one of several specialists to figure this out. ...Read more

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I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

I am afraid of the shots that I have to give my months old baby! what is the problem in order to do them later when it is a bit older?I

Exposure: Waiting simply allows them further exposure to the diseases. And having a current epidemic of whooping cough(pertussis) where i practice, your child has an increased risk of serious disease and even death by waiting.And the shots are a much safer risk than taking a chance on getting the disease! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have ringing in left ear for more then 2 weeks after tbi?

Is it normal to have ringing in left ear for more then 2 weeks after tbi?

No: It is abnormal but not uncommon.Have your ears checked. If the tbi followed a blast injury and some other types as well there can be damage to the eardrum or inner ear. ...Read more

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I am 48 and starting to get some "pre-menopausal symptoms". My period is much longer this month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

I am 48 and starting to get some "pre-menopausal symptoms". My period is much longer this month. Is this normal or should I be worried?

IT DOES HAPPEN: Periods may lengthen or become shorter during the postmenopausal check. But nothing can reassure you more than paying a visit to your gyn! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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