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I know someone who laughs for absolutely no reason. Is there such a thing as laughing disease?

I know someone who laughs for absolutely no reason. Is there such a thing as laughing disease?

Pseudobulbar affect: One possible symptom of neurologic disease with pseudobulbar affect can be involuntary & uncontrollable laughter. ...Read more

Laughter (Definition)

Laughter = psycho-physiological reflex which is often in response to ...Read more


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Why do I laugh a smile for no reason when peopl are present?

Why do I laugh a smile for no reason when peopl are present?

Pleasant personality: Some are moody, some are introvert, some are extrovert, some not so friendly, some are friendly. Smiling in presence of others suggest you are a naturally pleasant individual who enjoy being around other people. It is a good thing. Generally people enjoy being around those who are pleasant, smiley. So, keep on smiling. Life is short. Live life to the fullest. Good luck. ...Read more

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I recently increased my sam-e dosage to 600 mg a day, and I feel happy, and yet, I keep laughing for no reason, is this normal?

I recently increased my sam-e dosage to 600 mg a day, and I feel happy, and yet, I keep laughing for no reason, is this normal?

Laugh-AndTheWorld...: There are certain areas of the brain that can do that. A very rare neurologic condition can cause that to happen a lot. This is just to say that maybe those areas have been stimulated a bit due to the dose change. I'd expect it to back off soon as you adjust to the new dose. Just don't stare at someone on the subway and start laughing! Decrease the dose if it persists ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the smiling all the time and stop crying when I laugh and stop crying for no reason?

How can I get rid of the smiling all the time and stop crying when I laugh and stop crying for no reason?

You sound concerned: You are experiencing a number of emotions and seem to be uncomfortable with your reactions. If this is so, please seek out some counseling or discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Everytime I laugh I fart, the harder I laugh the more I do it, even if I'm not gassy. Any reason for this?

Everytime I laugh I fart, the harder I laugh the more I do it, even if I'm not gassy. Any reason for this?

Gas: The gas is present in your colon even if you don't feel it. When you laugh you create a pressure that overcomes your anal sphincter's ability to keep things inside. ...Read more

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Can there be a reason for pathological laughter other than brain damage?

Can there be a reason for pathological laughter other than brain damage?

Gelastic seizures: Can do this. Here is an internet site with some information.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/gelastic_seizure. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a reason for pathological laughter other than brain damage?

Please let me know if there is a reason for pathological laughter other than brain damage?

Multiple potential c: Mental illness, cerebral tumors or strokes. Personality disorders, various drugs. ...Read more

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Sometimes especially when I laugh I have pain in the scalp below and parallel to my ears but when I relax it stop. What could be the reason

Sometimes especially when I laugh I have pain in the scalp below and parallel to my ears but when I relax it stop. What could be the reason

Occipital neuralgia?: Brief spasms of sharp pain in scalp on laughing can be due to occipital neuralgia. The exact cause is unknown. For more information on this go to http://bit. Ly/1H5DrQz ...Read more

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"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

Attention seeking: Sounds like someone acting in a bizarre manor either to avoid some issue or get attention. Tourette syndrome often begins in the 4-6 yo & evolves over time. The teen who develops this late is unlikely affected. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right, middle back. Hurts when laughing or inhaling. No recent physical strain. Reason for concern?

See below: This type of pain is usually related to a muscle spasm in the spine, rib, or shoulder and can occur due to over use, poor posture, or trauma. It will usually improve on its own. If you still have pain in 2 weeks see your physician as there are other spinal conditions that cause similar pain. ...Read more

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Went 2 dentist. Had to leave during procedure and have 2 reschedule & use laughing gas cuz I panic much. Ate after and get cold, sharp tender pain in area that he was working on. Any reason why?

Went 2 dentist. Had to leave during procedure and have 2 reschedule & use laughing gas cuz I panic much. Ate after and get cold, sharp tender pain in area that he was working on. Any reason why?

Sharp pain: Deep cavities irritate the nerve of the tooth. "working" on that tooth further irritates the nerve short term. If the sharp pain continues the nerve of that tooth has undergone an irreversible pulpitis and a root canal is indicated to remove the nerve of that tooth. ...Read more

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What disease possible for cough when laughing?

What disease possible for cough when laughing?

Asthma: Coughing while laughing is a well known symptom of poorly controlled asthma. There are other possibilities. See an ENT allergist, general allergist or pulmonologist to help figure this one out. ...Read more

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What is the reason for the increase of alzheimer's disease?

What is the reason for the increase of alzheimer's disease?

Mercury toxicity: There is no single cause of alzheimer's but a growing body of evidence implicates mercury toxicity as a significant cause (see http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/733465). Exposure to mercury has increased over time, primarily from dental amalgam fillings but also from contaminated seafood. Research shows those who got flu vaccine preserved with mercury 5 years in a row had 10x risk of alzheimer's! ...Read more

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I had lyme's disease as a child and sometimes think that having had this disease may be the reason for my sleep issues. Could this be?

I had lyme's disease as a child and sometimes think that having had this disease may be the reason for my sleep issues. Could this be?

No: There is no current chronic sleep problem known to be part of lyme disease treated years ago. Sleep disorders are fairly common and can be part of active autoimmune disease, several endocrine diseases, sleep apnea, several psychiatric illnesses, medication related, diet related as well as a seperate disorder. ...Read more

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13y old (no disease history) recently had hypertension (140/100) never changes from this rate even using different medicine. What might be the reason?

13y old (no disease history) recently had hypertension (140/100) never changes from this rate even using different medicine. What might be the reason?

Youth and HTN: May have hypertension but needs treatment as this level can result in kidney damage. May be just HTN Check for sleep disorder, renal artery stenosis, pheocytoma, coarctation of aorta, use of medications like allerga/ claritin/ zyrtec (cetirizine) D (pseudoephrine can cause this) (cocaine), polycystic kidneys, Cushing's disease, rarely tumor or lupus Downs also gets pulmonary HTN. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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For what reason do people think drinking and smoking are diseases?

For what reason do people think drinking and smoking are diseases?

The common factor...: Among any addiction, be it a drug, alcohol, food, shopping, gambling, whatever, is the feeling of compulsion. An empty, gnawing emotional void which causes a loss of control over the repetitive behavior attempting to fill that inner emptiness. The most effective addiction treatment focuses on identifying the underlying issue and a healthy, alternate response. ...Read more

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Can there be some reason why your immune system wouldn't fight disease at all?

Can there be some reason why your immune system wouldn't fight disease at all?

There some!: Job's syndrome-high ige, deficiency of iga-gi disease, parasites. Complement deficiency: propensity to lupus, ra, and sjogren's. But most people who catch diseases easily are stressed and fatigued. The stress can be emotional of physical or both! ...Read more

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With addisions disease tried one cycle of IVF but negative what could be reason?

With addisions disease tried one cycle of IVF but negative what could be reason?

Cannot be sure.: But certainly your underlying medical problems and their therapy can impact your chance of success per ivf cycle -which is probably no more than 15-20% at your age anyway. Take folic acid, follow the advice of your reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist and keep your spirits up. Perseverance and optimism get rewarded typically. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What could be reason that persons with HIV are at risk of getting many other diseases?

What could be reason that persons with HIV are at risk of getting many other diseases?

Living with HIV: I may have to ask for a clarification. Your question seems dated. Dated because this situation you describe in in patients not on treatment who have allowed their immune function to deteriorate.

Now a days most people in our communities here in america are getting good and effective treatment that keeps their immune function strong. They are actually thriving with HIV infection. ...Read more

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For what reason serum cu and ceruloplasmin levels are paradoxically low in wilson's disease?

For what reason serum cu and ceruloplasmin levels are paradoxically low in wilson's disease?

Not paradoxical: The problem is that copper can't get out of certain cells. The reason for ceruloplasmin being low is under study; since it carries copper, this metal also tends to be low. Checking serum copper and serum ceruloplasmin as a screen for wilson's misses up to a quarter of cases, especially if the person is already sick with anything. ...Read more

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How and why do people get affected by cancer? Is there any reason that they get caught by this disease?

How and why do people get affected by cancer? Is there any reason that they get caught by this disease?

Many reasons: Cancer is many different diseases with many different causes. The general factors are genetic make-up of the person, use of tobacco, alcohol, diet, lack of exercise, hormones, chemicals in the environment, some infections, radiation exposure and many more factors. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney disease?

What is the reason for kidney disease?

Diabetes, High BP: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes for kidney disease. However there are very many other reasons the kidneys may be damaged or function abnormally. The kidneys not only remove toxic wastes from the body but also keep many things in balance including salt and water, blood pressure, potassium, pH, hemoglobin, uric acid, and many other critical body components! ...Read more

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Might kidney disease be a reason for collapsing and fainting?

Might kidney disease be a reason for collapsing and fainting?

Renal disease: Collapsing and fainting are rarely caused by renal disease. You need to go to an er if these are frequent problems to get evaluated with some blood work to see if the results can diagnose the presence of any kidney disease or the cause of your problem. You should probably see a cardiologist or a neurologist to find the cause of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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For what reason haven't vaccines wiped out certain childhood diseases?

For what reason haven't vaccines wiped out certain childhood diseases?

International travel: Someone can board a plane in the 3rd world incubating an illness, arrive in the us and be at your mall the next day. They can bring a vaccine preventable disease to you or your kids. This has been documented for measles in the houston area this year. Some germs also can travel undetected in asymptomatic people (hib).Each germ has specific features that make vaccine use a long term need. ...Read more

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I don't suffer from any disease, but I spit blood so what's the reason?

I don't suffer from any disease, but I spit blood so what's the reason?

Good question: Could be coming from many sources. See your doctor or make a health tap appt foe exam so you can be helped ...Read more

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