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My sister has developed difficulty lifting objects. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed difficulty lifting objects. What is it exactly?

?nerve/muscle issue: The difficulty could involve weakness or incoordination, and may be due to peripheral nerve or muscle disease, but could also be due to problems in the brain or spinal cord. It is imperative that she have a full evaluation with her primary physician, and if necessary, a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

Difficulty Lifting Objects (Definition)

The term difficulty lifting objects would be an example of a symptom a patient might report to a doctor. A more detailed history, exam, and appropriate studies would then allow the doctor to narrow down on the likely cause. Difficulty lifting objects could be caused by weakness in the upper or lower extremities, lack of coordination, poor sensation among ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty lifting objects?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty lifting objects?

Symptom: The term difficulty lifting objects would be an example of a symptom a patient might report to a doctor. A more detailed history, exam, and appropriate studies would then allow the doctor to narrow down on the likely cause. Difficulty lifting objects could be caused by weakness in the upper or lower extremities, lack of coordination, poor sensation among many other possible causes. ...Read more

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If one has difficulty lifting a 17 month old to hold what is the problem, weak wrists or weak arms? And how do you recommend strengthening what's weak

If one has difficulty lifting a 17 month old to hold what is the problem, weak wrists or weak arms? And how do you recommend strengthening what's weak

Exercising: How do you try and lift the child?Think about what part of your arms you seem to be using when you try and lift and that's the area of weakness.Myself I lift with with my arms, specifically using the biceps.Weight lifting regularly and using progressively increasing weights will help you strengthen those muscles.You can use resistance bands and mimic the same motion you make when trying to lift. ...Read more

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I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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My sister last year had sepsis which affected her memory. Tonight while quite fatigued, she was writing on the computer and had difficulty putting wor?

My sister last year had sepsis which affected her memory. Tonight while quite fatigued, she was writing on the computer and had difficulty putting wor?

Sepsis: She needs to see a doctor as the information is sketchy. Lots of things depend on the age of patient, other associated illness etc. ...Read more

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My sister has an addiction problem, what can I do?

My sister has an addiction problem, what can I do?

Depends: I don't know what type of addiction your sister has but there are 12 step programs for many addictions (narcotics, alcoholics, sex, gambling, relationships, food, etc). Professional medical help is also an option. ...Read more

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My sister has hidradenitis suppurativa. What is that exactly?

My sister has hidradenitis suppurativa. What is that exactly?

Infection: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin condition characterized by chronic subcutaneous abscesses, boils, usually of the sweat glands. It is most often seen in the armpits and groin, but can occur elsewhere. ...Read more

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My sister has a gambling problem and a pill addiction, how to help her?

My sister has a gambling problem and a pill addiction, how to help her?

Addicted sister: I'm sorry to hear about your sister's difficulties. Has she acknowledged a problem in either of these areas? This affects what you can do. If she's open to it, you could attend some gamblers anonymous meetings with her. See http://tinyurl.Com/camw3oa for meetings -- info there can educate you too. Regarding the pills -- will she let you meet together with her ; her doctor? Might be a help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty seeing distant objects?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty seeing distant objects?

Blurred vision: Could be defined a number of ways. Myopia, myopia with astigmatism, astigmatism alone, even severe hyperopia can give blurry distance vision. ...Read more

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My sister is 23.She has acute problem of allergy.She is very prone to cold.?

My sister is 23.She has acute problem of allergy.She is very prone to cold.?

Allergen avoidance!: Have her try some non sedating 24 hr antihistamines claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec Allegra ! better yet an allergist might be able to distinguish an allergy from a chronic sinusitis ! regards ! ...Read more

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I have a sister who has problem of gambling- how to treat the compusive behaivor.?

I have a sister who has problem of gambling-
how to treat the compusive behaivor.?

Gambling: Gambling is a highly self destructive addictive behavior that often has severe consequences. Confronting and getting the addict to see the problem, helping them to break down their denial of the problem, and then holding them accountable to get the help that they need, and keeping them away from temptation. Gambling is not worth losing your family, destroying your finances, and your credit score. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

Usually Glasses: Most people who have difficulty with distance just need to have the focusing of their eye corrected with lenses. Surgery may correct this also. Other more serious conditions can cause this as well. Need an exam to sort it out. ...Read more

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Hello! I'm Kathleen and I have dark underarms. My sisters and mother also have this problem.What do you think is the problem?

Hello! I'm Kathleen and I have dark underarms. My sisters and mother also have this problem.What do you think is the problem?

Acanthosis: Darkened, thickened skin in the arm pits, back of the neck and other regions can be from Acanthosis. Acanthosis is a sign that your body is struggling to keep blood sugar levels normal. If you are overweight, pre diabetic or have polycystic ovaries that would support the diagnosis. Your primary doctor or an online consultation could sort this out. ...Read more

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My sister's son 1 1/2 yo have red marks in his arms what is the problem?

My sister's son 1 1/2 yo have red marks in his arms what is the problem?

Needs exam: There are many causes. I would be concerned if hemorrhagic spots. REdness can be seen with dermatitis, excema. If by birth, it could be hemangioma. An image or a consult may help give you specific answers. ...Read more

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What do I do if my sister have a drug problem?

What do I do if my sister have a drug problem?

Your sister has to: recognize that she has a problem and she has to want to do something about it. Families often feel helpless, hopeless, angry, ashamed and guilty, in various combinations. Concerned family members can present their worries to her, trying to help her see the problem, but this often results in denial and anger on her part. Attend Alanon meetings for your own sake, not hers, it may help with enabling. ...Read more

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Sister was told her body wasnt breaking down sugar the way its supposed too. I was wondering what exactly that means?

Sister was told her body wasnt breaking down sugar the way its supposed too. I was wondering what exactly that means?

Possibly Diabetes: In diabetics body can't utilise Insulin because of Insulin resistance.Insulin is needed for body to utilise blood sugar so if Insulin cannot function properly .Body cannot use sugar and blood sugar goes high. ...Read more

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