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My parents are worried about my health now that I have myositis. Why? Is it bad?

My parents are worried about my health now that I have myositis. Why? Is it bad?

Depends: Myositis is often part of a systemic illness, e.G, autoimmune disease. It can be bad by causing pain, weakness, and damage to other organs from the underlying pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more


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My parents are worried about my health now that I have encephalitis. Why? Is it bad?

My parents are worried about my health now that I have encephalitis. Why? Is it bad?

Not if you typed Q-: Encephalitis refers to brain inflammation. Typically, executive functions such as thinking and communications are not intact since the frontal cortex is involved. You may have had an encephalitis when you were confused (this is the hallmark of encephalitis) or unable to communicate with people, but if you were able to type your question displayed, then it can't be terribly bad. ...Read more

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My parents are worried about my health now that I have insulinoma. Why? Is it bad?

My parents are worried about my health now that I have insulinoma. Why? Is it bad?

It's cancer!: Any type of cancer can understandably cause anxiety and fear within patients and their loved ones. The prognosis of insulinoma depends on the stage at which it was diagnosed, and how it is responding to therapy. Surgery can often be curative, but if discovered in a later stage, it can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have arteriosclerosis of extremities. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have arteriosclerosis of extremities. What should I tell them?

You can do it...: Reassure them that you are doing what it takes to improve your health. This includes eating healthy, quitting smoking, regular exercise per direction of your doctor and take prescribed medications which may include blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications, Aspirin or clopidogrel. The goal is to decrease risk of heart attack and stroke in addition to improving circulation in your legs. ...Read more

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I think I have depression and think about suicide a lot now. My life is fine which is the weird part, so me and my parents are very confused by this.

I think I have depression and think about suicide a lot now. My life is fine which is the weird part, so me and my parents are very confused by this.

Interesting : There are various types of depression, some caused by external events (e.g., losses, failed expectations, disappointments, unfulfilled relationships), and some caused by internal events (e.g., hormone changes associated with post-partum depression, hypothyroidism). Internally caused depression is just as real as externally caused depression and requires tx. See doc for treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

Exercise: Exercise is safe in pregnancy. You want to avoid activities where you may fall or get hit. Part of a relationship is learning to respect each others concerns and then find the balancing act to keep each other happy. Give and take is part of marriage. ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

Thank you.: Your adult children may be concerned for many reasons. Reassure them that you are taking good care of yourself and you involve your healthcare provider in your decisions. Contact dermatitis is annoying, but manageable with creams and avoidance of offending items. If your children are worrying too much or not allowing you to make your own decisions, discuss with them how to help w/o smothering. ...Read more

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What is g6pd, and is it any risk to my health. My doctors said its rare and don't worry about it. No straight answers. Im just curious?

What is g6pd, and is it any risk to my health. My doctors said its rare and don't worry about it. No straight answers. Im just curious?

G6PD: It is hereditary disorder tied up to chromosome x, which manifests as hemolytic anemia after exposure to infection or certain medications (sulfa drugs, antimaleria medications, etc). When the trigger is removed g6pd enzyme restores its function in the majority of cases. Visit to hematologist will help you to understand your condition and severity of the decease. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 years old and have anxiety bad and worry about my heart and dying. could that be a reason why my heart bothers me?

What to do if I am 17 years old and have anxiety bad and worry about my heart and dying. could that be a reason why my heart bothers me?

Panic Attacks?: Panic attacks are characterized by extreme symptoms of anxiety (hearth palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.) that are mentally accompanied with a feeling of doom, and interpreted as a "heart attack" "I'm going to die". A physician should rule out any medical conditions first. If no other medical cause is found psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral treatment helps with the anxiety. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my main concern is my liver. I think its enlarged and my kidneys have been feeling weird lately. is there anything I can take for this?

What do you suggest if my main concern is my liver. I think its enlarged and my kidneys have been feeling weird lately. is there anything I can take for this?

Liver problem?: Before you consider treating a problem, be sure you have one. If you feel your liver is enlarged, you need to find out why, and if, it is. See a physician for an examination and some blood tests and a urine analysis (UA). If there is no liver enlargement found when you are examined and your blood work and UA show no liver or kidney compromise, you do not have a problem and need no treatment. ...Read more

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I was past doing handjob but i realize that its wrong. Now my joints are knocking, i hear my joints sound. How could i recover it for my good health.

I was past doing handjob but i realize that its wrong. Now my joints are knocking, i hear my joints sound. How could i recover it for my good health.

Misinformed?: Masturbation, which is done by every man and boy you know, is a common and healthy part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this normal sexual activity. Your current physical symptoms are not in any way related to you having masturbated. ...Read more

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I am16yearsoldand I have a yellow stool for aboutamonth now I am worried that I have cancer. What is the most likely cause. my momthinks imahypochon?

I am16yearsoldand I have a yellow stool for aboutamonth now I am worried that I have cancer.  What is the most likely cause.  my momthinks imahypochon?

Listen to mom: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I dont know what what has beengoing on Iam in my 3rdyear of med school and still have this happen however, I dont know if it just the anxiety I having?

I dont know what what has beengoing on Iam in my 3rdyear of med school and still have this happen however, I dont know if it just the anxiety I having?

Anxiety : You need to be more specific with your symptoms if I am able to help you. What's going on? Can't sleep, lack of appetite, constant worrying about everything plus school, poor sleep. Reply back and I can try to narrow it down. Is it depression, yah feeling down, no social interaction, etc... ...Read more

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I have rushes outside my vagina after having unprotected sex with my husband, its very itchy, is that an infection? Sorry to bother you but I am really worried and concerned about my condition right now. I am from asia and moved here in the us for 2 yrs n

I have rushes outside my vagina after having unprotected sex with my husband, its very itchy, is that an infection? Sorry to bother you but I am really worried and concerned about my condition right now. I am from asia and moved here in the us for 2 yrs n

It : It sounds like you are dealing with a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal anti-fungal creams. If this does not work, i encourage you to visit a medical professional. There are many free or lost cost family clinics you can find to help you with this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am not having my period past 1 year after i took Depo-Provera provera. Is ther any health problem with me? My boobs are always big and hurting a little bit. Is there anything to be concerned about? Otherwise i feel glad about the big boobs.

I am not having my period past 1 year after i took Depo-Provera provera. Is ther any health problem with me? My boobs are always big and hurting a little bit.
 Is there anything to be concerned about?  Otherwise i feel glad about  the big boobs.

One : One of the most common side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is ammenorrhea, which is absence of menstrual bleeding. This occurs in about half of women using this form of birth control, and does not likely indicate that you have any underlying medical problems. Since Depo-Provera is given approximately every 3 months, this is a good time to discuss the side effects you are having with your medical provider. During your visit any appropriate work up or counselling should be done. As far as breast tenderness and enlargement is concerned, that is also a common side effect of Depo-Provera provera. It is important to note that you should still have your yearly pap and breast exam, or be seen by your physician if you feel any abnormalities in your breasts. ...Read more

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I have had bunnions for about 10 years now but my big toes seem to go numb now especially when I am on my feet. What do you think is causing it to g?

I have had bunnions for about 10 years now but my big toes seem to go numb now especially when I am on my  feet. What do you think is causing it to g?

Unusual: Numbness associated with bunions is unusual. If they're numb that means they are not hurting. That is good. Are they hurting? If you are convinced there is numbness associated with your bunions, that means your shoes are pressing on the bone and compressing the proper digital branch to the big toe. Seek conservative or surgical options with your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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