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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)

Difficulty lifting objects is a symptom in which a person has trouble lifting up things, which can vary from light weights to heavy weight. Causes include muscle weakness, joint pains, back pain, back ...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 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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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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