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Have headaches left temple, loss of appetite, occasional weakness on left side. I have been stressed and have a lot of anxiety. Can tht be the cause?

Have headaches left temple, loss of appetite, occasional weakness on left side. I have been stressed and have a lot of anxiety. Can tht be the cause?

Definitely: Stress & anxiety can cause lots of symptoms & left unchecked can lead to more serious illness. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet, drink water, excersize & take time to take care of yourself - read, relax, have fun, take a quick nap, get a massage. If this is an on-going problem see your md or a counselor to learn to control the stress or possibly get short-term relief with medication. ...Read more

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My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

Cervical Stenosis: I am worried she may have narrowing of the cervical spine aka cervical stenosis. Have her see her physician for neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Dad had meningioma removed (1 1/2 yrs ago). still gets occasional seizures, and has weakness in left side. taking meds, done PT. why still an issue?

Dad had meningioma removed (1 1/2 yrs ago). still gets occasional seizures, and has weakness in left side. taking meds, done PT. why still an issue?

Meningioma: Meningiomas arise from the meninges and compress the underlying brain. The irritation of the underlying brain can persist even after the meningioma is removed and lead to seizures and epilepsy. After a seizure, the body opposite to the side of the seizure is often weak (Todd's paralysis). Additional seizure medications may be needed as well as an evaluation with a rehab physician (physiatrist). ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia , occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, thinning. What could this be sign of?

My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia , occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, thinning. What could this be sign of?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, and thinning. What are these symptoms of?

My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, and thinning. What are these symptoms of?

Anemia: May be the clue. E.G. Vitamin B12 deficiency will result in anemia and it also has an effect on brain metabolism. You should see a physician who is familiar with vitamin deficiency and get it checked out. ...Read more