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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more


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Is it normal that when you get really tired your eyes start to tear up and run?

Is it normal that when you get really tired your eyes start to tear up and run?

Yes: When your eyes tear up and you are tired (at the end of a long day for example) this is often an indication that your eyes have become dry throughout the day. Your eyes then over compensate by producing tears in excess which may cause your eyes to water. ...Read more

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Is it normal when your sick for pulse to be 77?

Is it normal when your sick for pulse to be 77?

Pulse if fine.: That heart rate is fine, even if you’re sick. That being said, one could expect the heart rate to go up when sick, based on fever and release of adrenergic hormones. ...Read more

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Eyes still blurry after sleeping with contacts. Is this common and the reason why you're not supposed to do it?

Eyes still blurry after sleeping with contacts. Is this common and the reason why you're not supposed to do it?

A few risks: Sleeping in contact lenses causes a ten-fold increased risk of getting an eye infection. Also sleeping in lenses increases the risk of inflammtory disorders such as keratitis and giant papillary conjunctivitis. There are currently two brands that are okay to sleep in - pure vision and night and days. Do not sleep in any of the other brands. ...Read more

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Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little bit ? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little bit ? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Screening test: Not an ultimate test, but rather a screen for integrity of propriaceptive function, including spinal cord, and peripheral nerve abnormalities, mainly, and useful for brainstem, and cerebellar problems. One keeps eyes closed for merely a few seconds, and subtle swaying may or may not be scored abnormal, depending on judgement of physician at time. Romberg is part of exam, not be all ; end all. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Flonase everyday? Or are you only supposed to take it when your sinuses are backed up?

Is it ok to take Flonase everyday? Or are you only supposed to take it when your sinuses are backed up?

Flonase contains: steroids, so it is designed for short term treatment of acute conditions. You should not use it every day indefinitely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your eyes to turn colors when you're mad?

Is it possible for your eyes to turn colors when you're mad?

No: This is not possible. Your eye colour is a result of the level of pigmentation in your iris and is not variable with mood. Small changes can be noticed with the level of dilation of the pupil and the lighting conditions. ...Read more

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How can too much sleep be bad for you? If your body is tired aren't you supposed to sleep until it is rested?

How can too much sleep be bad for you?  If your body is tired aren't you supposed to sleep until it is rested?

Tooo much sleep: Too much sleep is often the sign of depression and not a real need for sleep. There are beliefs that too much sleep actually makes you sleepier. Your circadian sleep patterns will be out of sinc with too much sleep and the sleep does not rest your body. ...Read more

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What happens to your body if you restrict calories? I feel dizzy sometimes and see blue flashes. Is this ok?

What happens to your body if you restrict calories? I feel dizzy sometimes and see blue flashes. Is this ok?

Caloric restriction: When you restrict calories the fat in the body is broken down and if there is negative balance in the intake and energy expenditure, you will lose weight. Make sure of adequate hydration and daily vitamin requirements ...Read more

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Is it normal to be shaky when your overcaffeinated?

Is it normal to be shaky when your overcaffeinated?

Yes: Tremor is a common reaction to any kind of stimulant. People who are prone to have a tremor under normal circumstances often find that caffeine will make it worse. ...Read more

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If your eyes are tired, does it always mean that your body is also tired?

If your eyes are tired, does it always mean that your body is also tired?

Not necessarily: Tired eyes are usually either (relatively) dry or strained from extended staring (reading a book or using the computer without a break for extended periods of time). You can be perfectly awake and alert, but the eyes may feel differently. Your eye doctor can evaluate your vision and set up a plan to control the symptoms better. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your water to break when your not dialated?

Is it possible for your water to break when your not dialated?

Yes.: If you think you have broken your water go to the hospital now. You may also be having urinary incontinence. But better be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your eyes to 'bounce' a little while you are looking really, really far to one side or the other?

Is it normal for your eyes to 'bounce' a little while you are looking really, really far to one side or the other?

GazeEvoked Nystagmus: Or 'end-point nystagmus'. This can be a normal variant and is experienced on far peripheral gaze for sustained periods of time. It can however be seen with some neurological disorders. If there are any concerns, you should check in with a neurologist to have this evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it when you are coming down with the flu, you begin to feel cold?

Why is it when you are coming down with the flu, you begin to feel cold?

Chills: are a common symptom with flu. Rigor is chills (usually associated with shivering) that can occur with development of a high fever. ...Read more

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Noises around me are at normal levels but seem to intensify to a point that if feel if i can't close them out they will be suffocating. Why is this?

Noises around me are at normal levels but seem to intensify to a point that if feel if i can't close them out they will be suffocating. Why is this?

Tinnitus: Get your ears checked by ENT physician and you may need further testing like audiometry to correctly diagnose the problem. ...Read more