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Is nocturnal dyspnea deadly?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Is nocturnal dyspnea deadly?

General no..: Generally no but this is a serious symptom which requires further evaluation to determine & treat underlying cause. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (Definition)

A rare, acquired, life-threatening disease of the blood that results in destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), formation of blood clots, and abnormalities in the bone marrow's ...Read more


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Paroxymal nocturnal hemaglobinuia means what?

Paroxymal nocturnal hemaglobinuia means what?

It is a disease ...: It is rare type of blood disorder where the red blood cells(rbc) are not healthy and are prone to intermittent hemolysis(breakdown of rbcs). It often shows up as dark(brown) colored urine especailly when you wake after nights sleep ...Read more

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What is nocturnal asthma?

What is nocturnal asthma?

Night...: Nocturnal refers to night time. So, nocturnal asthma is present when an asthmatic awakens from sleep with asthma sxs like shortness of breath, cough, etc. There are medications that can be given to try to prevent this from happening. Keep track of how often this happens, what time the awakenings occur, exact sxs present, etc so your doctor can prescribe an effective regimen for you. ...Read more

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What causes nocturnal emissions?

What causes nocturnal emissions?

Build up of semen: Begins in adolescence and falls off with age. Does not occur in post-pubertal males with frequent masturbation or regular sex release of semen. ...Read more

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How to diagnose Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria??

How to diagnose Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria??

Blood test and hx: Most important is the history of blood in the morning on urination for no apparent reason. Other causes of blood in urine must be ruled out. Sometimes blood may be so small or dilute that urine is not red but may just appear dark. A family history or relative with PNH is also helpful but not necessary. Finally a blood test that will test for PNH must be abnormal. Is there a concern for PNH? ...Read more

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How can I cure paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria?

You can't: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. It's an acquired genetic mutation. Hopefully you can manage it -- it is a difficult and dangerous disease. Learn all you can about it as you'll have choices to make. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Relief from nocturnal emission?

Relief from nocturnal emission?

Fact of life: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more

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Whats paroxysmal cough?

Whats paroxysmal cough?

Cough: Uncontrollable outburst of cough; it can be seen in pertussis. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal epilepsy hereditary?

Is nocturnal epilepsy hereditary?

Nocturnal epilepsy: Some are. Others are not. Most neurologists would be able to tell you if they feel that yours is genetic based. ...Read more

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What is delirium nocturnum?

What is delirium nocturnum?

Not common term: Literally, confusion at night. Many illnesses have increased symptoms at night includg dementia where the term sundowning is used. ...Read more

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Would paroxysmal atrial fibrillation cause mental impairment?

Would paroxysmal atrial fibrillation cause mental impairment?

Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometime even stroke symptoms including changes in language, facial drooping, weakness, and numbness to name a few symptoms. It is important to be seen by a doctor to have a complete exam. ...Read more

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What is nocturnal bruixism?

What is nocturnal bruixism?

Grinding: You teeth at night. Get a night guard. I recommend the NTI appliance to all my patients because it's less bulky than other night guards and leads to better compliance. I've been wearing mine for 10 years! ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Not confirmed: The association of enuresis with obstructive sleep apnea is not confirmed. Incidental cases are reported where an individual had both conditions. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Not generally: In general this is unconscious behavior and not part of the OCD spectrum. ...Read more

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What is Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

Irregular pulse: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is intermittent (or paroxysmal), arising from the upper chambers of the heart (or atria), and is very chaotic, or irregular (fibrillating). It can cause problems because it usually drives the heart rate up too fast (giving symptoms and eventually weakening the heart) and can increase the risk of stroke. Causes of PAF are multiple. ...Read more

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Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia: what are the symptoms?

Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia: what are the symptoms?

PAT: Pat symptoms are the same as any tachycardia. Palpitations, heart rushing, lightheaded, short of breath, chest pain possible, pounding sensation in chest and perhaps other sensations by individual. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden nocturnal panic attacks?

What can cause sudden nocturnal panic attacks?

Start by seeing your: family doc. He/she make order some neurological or sleep studies. After you know what is happening, a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more