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My mother has difficulty falling asleep. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has difficulty falling asleep. Should I be worried for what this means?

Expert evaluation: There are many factors to consider; then the question ''how serious'' can be addressed. You would most likely note general indications such as associated difficulties (appetite, motivation, emotional availability, symptoms are getting worse or better); however, the kindest thing would be to offer to accompany your mother to her 1st app't. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Difficulty Falling Asleep (Definition)

Difficulty falling asleep can stem from allowing thoughts to run rampant without knowing how to control them. You should first rule ...Read more


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My mother has huffing. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has huffing. Should I be worried for what this means?

Yes you should worry: Huffing is a practice of inhaling chemicals found in various products such as spray paint. It reportedly produces an intoxicating effect. It is dangerous as it can cause deadly heart rhythms. Repeated use can damage the lungs, kidney and brains. Additionally, using any intoxicating substance can lead to a path of using stronger and more dangerous drugs. ...Read more

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My bottom lip has recently started twitching...it happens when im awake or sleeping. what is the cause for this and should i be concerned?

My bottom lip has recently started twitching...it happens when im awake or sleeping. what is the cause for this and should i be concerned?

Likely will go away: Odds are highly favorable that this twitching will go away. You may be slightly dehydrated or metabolically 'deranged' for some reason.You're not saying just how old you are so even more likely will this go away if you're ...Read more

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Hi there, I have been having chest/heart pain that's causing me to gag every once in a while. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Hi there, I have been having chest/heart pain that's causing me to gag every once in a while. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Better safe / sorry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but others can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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Should i be worried that my husband can't stop falling asleep?

Should i be worried that my husband can't stop falling asleep?

See doctor: Could be sleep apnea or a disorder of hypersomnolence (idiopathic / narcolepsy). Could also be other medical issues going on. He needs to see his doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 1 year old is having trouble going to the bathroom. Is there anything i can do? This is the first time she has ever had any trouble. Thank you!

My 1 year old is having trouble going to the bathroom. Is there anything i can do? This is the first time she has ever had any trouble. Thank you!

Diet: Many children will begin to have poo troubles when they switch to regular dairy. It can be very binding! if that is the case with yours, then stop cow milk. Use rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk instead. Also p fruits (peach pear plum prune pineapple pumpkin papaya, peas and pomegranate ) make you poop. If this doesn't help, talk to your pediatrician about other options. L. ...Read more

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My girl is having hypokalemia ..she recently have been saying that she is having chest pain while sleeping and eating ..what is the remedy for it ??

My girl is having hypokalemia ..she recently have been saying that she is having chest pain while sleeping and eating ..what is the remedy for it ??

Low K: Find out cause first but till then have her start DASH eating plan Chap 9 today. Book numbers are ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 or eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 This will help almost immediately. Need much more info tho and I specialize n this. can do 2nd opinion or go 2 Yahoo group hyperaldosteronism. 1st check K n urine and blood. if low n both then losing from sweat, stool or vomit or taking diuretics. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been telling me herleg or arm is tired lately. I'm assuming they are falling asleep is this something to worry about? They look normal.

My 3yr old has been telling me herleg or arm is tired lately. I'm assuming they are falling asleep is this something to worry about? They look normal.

Tired arm or leg: If a child is complaining about tired arms or legs a visit to the doctor is necessary to find out a possible cause or to give the child a clean bill of health. ...Read more

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My grandma has trouble sleeping through the night. I was wondering if there is something i could give her or do for her?

My grandma has trouble sleeping through the night. I was wondering if there is something i could give her or do for her?

Common problem: This is a very common problem, especially in the elderly. Though otc preps such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm can have side effects, in general they would be safe to try. The best course would be for her to check with her primary health care provider who knows her medical history. ...Read more

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My sister is having extreme hair loss recently. She has been fasting for few weeks. What could be the reason and what should be done to prevent this?

My sister is having extreme hair loss recently. She has been fasting for few weeks. What could be the reason and what should be done to prevent this?

Malnutrition: The answer is obvious. Don't you think? No protein means no hair growth. Malnutrition means danger of death. Not just hair loss. If she is losing hair she is also in danger of organ failure and death if she does not get some nutrition soon. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has been reporting to me that he feels like everythimg around him is going fast. Is this something I should be worried about?

My 8 year old son has been reporting to me that he feels like everythimg around him is going fast. Is this something I should be worried about?

Needs Clarifying: Could be a form of vertigo or something else. This should be checked out by his doctor to get a better description of what he is actually experiencing. This will help determine what additional testing may need to be done if any. ...Read more

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For 3 days my wife has been falling asleep while doing house hold choirs. Is this just her body telling her to rest or could this be serious?

For 3 days my wife has been falling asleep while doing house hold choirs. Is this just her body telling her to rest or could this be serious?

Both: Somnolence is usually a sign that more sleep or rest is needed, and it can take a while to catch up from sleep deprivation, but falling asleep while doing chores can be dangerous -falls accidents etc. It could reflect an underlying medical condition, medication effects, or other serious problem. This needs medical assessment asap for safety and health reasons. ...Read more

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I been having headaches and hot flashes for about 3 days... My friend told me it could be a sign of pregnancy. Is this true? What else could this mean

I been having headaches and hot flashes for about 3 days... My friend told me it could be a sign of pregnancy. Is this true? What else could this mean

Friendly advice: Pregnancy, in its' latter stages, can cause headaches and hot flashes, but I am sure that a simple pregnancy test can more accurately diagnose pregnancy then even my "friendly advice". ...Read more

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My daughter just had a baby 10 days ago and she is complaining about not being able to see well. What could be causing this.

My daughter just had a baby 10 days ago and she is complaining about not being able to see well. What could be causing this.

Meds, BP??: The first two things that come to mind are side effects from medication that she may be on for pain or changes in her blood pressure (both too high or too low) could cause vision problems. There are a few rarer things such as tiny ocular blood clots that could also cause similar symptoms. Discuss meds with doc and have BP checked and go from there. Congratulations on the new baby! ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter is turning 2 years old in a week, she had her bloodwork done yesterday and her ferritin level is 9. Aside from that everything else is fine. Should I be worried? What does this mean

Hi, my daughter is turning 2 years old in a week, she had her bloodwork done yesterday and her ferritin level is 9. Aside from that everything else is fine. Should I be worried? What does this mean

Ferritin: Ferritin is a reflection of total body iron, the normal range is 7- 144mcg/ L , so 9 is low normal. Giving her multi vit with iron supplement with iron rich diet might prevent it from dropping farther, If ferritin is below 7 it could be iron defeciency or lead poisoning.Talk to her pediatrician . Good luck ...Read more

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Hi all, my 15 months old baby is biting ANA she is having a very agressive behavior, what should I do and why she is doing this?

Hi all, my 15 months old baby is biting ANA she is having a very agressive behavior, what should I do and why she is doing this?

Biting: Toddler biting is a challenge. Often little ones bite due to not having the language to express their feelings. Say no, redirect her to do something else. Also look at the circumstances the preceed the biting. Here is more info: http://www.Zerotothree.Org/child-development/challenging-behavior/chew-on-this-resources-on-biting.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, I have currently been suffering with urine infections for a while and it really gets me down is there anything I should be worried about?

Hi, I have currently been suffering with urine infections for a while and it really gets me down is there anything I should be worried about?

See below : Recurrent uncomplicated UTIs/bladder infections/cystitis are common among otherwise "healthy, young women with anatomically and physiologically normal urinary tracts". Most common risk factor in this group is frequency of sexual intercourse and daily low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis or prn self-treatment common treatment options. Important first for your MD to rule out other underlying causes. ...Read more

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My 5 year old sons legs began to jerk while he was asleep last night, this is the first time. Should I be concerned or is it normal for kids?

My 5 year old sons legs began to jerk while he was asleep last night, this is the first time. Should I be concerned or is it normal for kids?

Sleep myoclonus: Your son is probably experiencing sleep myoclonus, a benign condition. if it persists and interferes with sleep or begins to occur whild awake, speak to your pediatrician ...Read more

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