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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

My teen has polyuria and polydipsia and I was wondering if that is all they used to diagnose him?

See below: If you mean to diagnosis diabetes, then no. They will look at the urine for gucose and ketones, and the blood for elvated glucose. And, depending upon how sick the child is, there maybe many more tests. ...Read more

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Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

Do polyuria and polydipsia automatically make someone diabetic?

No.: Polyuria is the production of large amounts of dilute urine & polydipsia is elevated fluid intake; usually due to fluid losses from polyuria. These are just symptoms of a disorder & several different disease processes can cause this, with diabetes a common & important one. Diabetes is diagnosed by testing blood sugar levels. Other more rare causes are diabetes insipidus & psychogenic polydipsia. ...Read more

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Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. Diabetes mellitus may be another explanation. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have too low LH and FSH, have been dealing with polydypsia and polyuria for several years. Any relation?

I have too low LH and FSH, have been dealing with polydypsia and polyuria for several years. Any relation?

Hypopituitarism: Un under=active pituitary gland could be the cause. LH, FSH & anti-diuretic hormone are all produced in & by this gland. Best to consult with an endocrinologist ...Read more

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I am experiencing unintentional weight loss, difficulty sleeping, appetite changes, pain with urination, frequent urination, pain during sex, abno...

I am experiencing unintentional weight loss, difficulty sleeping, appetite changes, pain with urination, frequent urination, pain during sex, abno...

See doctor: With the symptoms you described, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Rule out diabetes: And not diabetic? Doubt cancer. And why would you have adrenal failure out of the blue? Not a chronic steroid user, are you? Or had recent infection? Sounds like you need to see an endocrine if your PCP can‘t figure it out. Could be an autoimmune thing, too. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it's diabetes and you are overweight/obese, it's more likely type 2. Please don't ignore this. See your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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Unintentionally losing weight. Muscle ache in left arm. Frequent urination, hourly, clear. Cold hands and feet. Shaking. No appetite. No fever or pain

Unintentionally losing weight. Muscle ache in left arm. Frequent urination, hourly, clear. Cold hands and feet. Shaking. No appetite. No fever or pain

Well...: Unintentional weight loss, and very frequent urination are serious symptoms and you could have Diabetes type 1.
Please see a Dr. ASAP! Please!!!
This can become serious and fast! ...Read more

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Can l request an antibody test for diabetes? I have hyperglycaemia, very strong symptoms ie: thirst & frequent urination. Have Graves D. Fit & healthy

Can l request an antibody test for diabetes? I have hyperglycaemia, very strong symptoms ie: thirst & frequent urination. Have Graves D. Fit & healthy

Different test: An antibody test is not the way to make a diagnosis of diabetes. It can be done by testing blood levels of glucose in fasting state, or if needed by a glucose tolerance test. An alternative test is for A1c. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for the diagnosis and if have diabetes for the management of the disease.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

Probably: Diabetes during pregnancy can be a problem or not depending on how closely the diabetes is controlled. Generally, the better the conrtol the better the outcome. Since there was hyperglycemia, it probably was related to the loss. One should realize, however, that pregnency losses can happen in women who do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...Read more

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I weight lift heavy 1hr 20m, two rest day. Could I be sensitive to over training? Hx: hypokalemic PP, hypo & hyperglycemia, high igf-2, high insulin.

I weight lift heavy 1hr 20m, two rest day. Could I be sensitive to over training? Hx: hypokalemic PP, hypo & hyperglycemia, high igf-2, high insulin.

Over training: You may be overtraining. Please have a diabetes trainer who will carefully determine your iissues and what needs to be done. You might need to see a trainer. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Fasting hgba1c 7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. Still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Fasting hgba1c 7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. Still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia: If you are not checking your blood sugar regularly you must do so. Check blood sugar one morning and again next night.
Your blood sugar should not be above 120 if possible. If it is you will need to see your doctor who will most likely prescribe Metformin.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Omg! I found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

Omg! I found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

6 little meals a day: Hypoglycemia is often helped by eating small, frequent meals through the day. Be sure to eat protein and carbohydrates together to avoid a high spike of blood sugar, followed by a deep 'crash.' hypoclycemia can make you feel sweaty, shaky, clammy, or dizzy. But eating regularly can help prevent these symptoms. Stay away from sugary treats and emphasize vegetables and fruits. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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How does hyperglycemia affect the formation of myelin sheath in our neurons?

Neuropathy: Hyperglycemia (diabetes) causes neuropathy. There are several forms of neuropathy, but most do not involve a problem with myelin. Deterioration of myelin sheaths is involved with multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Can hyperglycemia cause a diabetic coma?

Yes: If the hyperglycemia is high enough it can lead to diabetic coma. We call this hyperosmolar hyperglycemia coma or syndrome. Diabetes ketoacidosis coma is another form of diabetic coma but this one is caused by not having Insulin rather than the extreme hyperglycemia (which is just a sign for this coma). ...Read more

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Why is hyperglycemia more dangerous than diabetic ketoacidosis?

Why is hyperglycemia more dangerous than diabetic ketoacidosis?

It isn't: Insulin deficiency causes hyperglycemia in people with diabetes. Mostly in type 1 patients, the longer the Insulin deficiency goes on, the higher the blood sugars might get. Eventually, the body makes ketones as an alternate fuel for heart and brain since glucose can't get into cells. The longer the ketosis lasts the more acid buildup which becomes dka. It is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

I have psychogenic polydipsia, can you tell me the treatments?

Slowly reduce H2O in: Confirm that the diagnosiis. Incidental drug therapy is often the culprit, rare brain lesions can also masquerade as pp. See endo md, pp can be managed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Excessive Urination (Definition)

Excessive urination may bring confusion in its possible meaning for peeing too often in its frequency or too much in total daily urine volume. By AUA, peeing >8 times in 24 hrs is urinary frequency, though I do not agree to. Peeing often may be related with much urine excretion resulting from over drinking, poor renal ...Read more