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Do shrinks always question whether your somatic symptoms are really somatic symptoms? W this logic anything can be "in your head" even when it's not

Sometimes...: Questioning means only that, it does not imply it will always be determined one way or the other. Somebody has to do it (the questioning, consider the possibility..). They do it everyday, they can tell. There is a famous answer of sigmund freud ("the" original shrink for some): "sometimes a cigar, is just a cigar". Likewise, sometimes somatic symptoms, are just somatic symptom. ...Read more

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What is the difference between somatic symptom disorder and conversion disorder?

What is the difference between somatic symptom disorder and conversion disorder?

Somatization Disorde: I understand your concern. Somatization Disorder, has at least 4 Pain symptoms, 2 Gastro-intestinal symptoms, 1 sexual symptom and 1 pseudo-neurological symptom. These symptoms can not be explained by general medical condition.. Conversion Disorder has1 or more symptoms affecting voluntary motor or sensory function Symptom is not limited to pain or sexual dysfunction Please see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does being healthy mean being symptom-free all the time? What kind of baseline somatic noise is normal for a human being?

Does being healthy mean being symptom-free all the time? What kind of baseline somatic noise is normal for a human being?

We can have no: symptoms at all and there can be something wrong. Symptoms are a message that something needs to be attended to. Have regular check ups and discuss your level of "somatic noise" w/doc. Peace and good health. A natural health provider will help you optimize health rather than treat disease. ...Read more

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What does somatic pain mean?

What does  somatic pain mean?

Skin and tissues: Somatic pain is pain that comes from the skin and deep tissues. It is to be contrasted with visceral pain which comes from internal organs. ...Read more

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What are somatic vs sex chromosomes?

What are somatic vs sex chromosomes?

Determine Gender: Human cells have 46 chromosomes consisting of 22 pairs of autosomes (somatic) and 1 pair of sex chromosomes. Both are composed of dna and carry hereditary traits. However, the sex chromosomes are either xx (female) or xy (male), and determine gender. ...Read more

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What are some somatic chromosome disorders?

Variable: Depends on the affected chromosome. The commonest is down's syndrome where there are three #21 chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. There are many different varieties of chromosome defects, each with its particular set of changes in appearance and function. ...Read more

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What's the role of somatic cells in cancer devlopment?

What's the role of somatic cells in cancer devlopment?

Most cancers: Most cancers arise from somatic cells. The change involves a number of steps, though one of the steps may be an inherited defect/mutation. Cells acquire mutations and the ones providing a survival/growth advantage induce proliferation that leads to more mutations. A fully developed cancer has, on average, about 90 mutations. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat somatic dysfuntion of thoracolumbar region?

What can I do to treat somatic dysfuntion of thoracolumbar region?

Osteopathic doc: A Doctor of Osteopathy would be a good physician to find for this type of treatment. In addition to traditional medicine training, they also have an extensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how dysfunction in it can affect the whole. Osteopathic manual medicine or manipulation can help. When looking for one, ask if manual medicine is part of his or her practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

Mind vs body: Autonomic are the responses from our nervous system so you breath without even thinkindgabout it and you heart beats. Somatic can be the responses of our body especially when we're worrying about things so we might get a headache of a stomach ache. ...Read more

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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more