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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Systemic Illness

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Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


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Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?

Extremely rare: Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a fibrosing condition of the internal organs including the GI tract, pulmonary artery, and lungs, but lacking the skin features if scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is a rare condition to begin with, and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma accounts for <10% of patients. Diagnosis might include antibody tests or abnormal biopsy of affected internal tissues. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of botulism illness?

What are the main symptoms of botulism illness?

Weakness of muscles: Starting with cranial nerve musculature causing double or blurry vision, droopy eyelids, trouble speaking, blank fancies, the weakness then begins to affect arms and legs and may cause respiratory muscle paralysis. ...Read more

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When do the symptoms of mental illness start showing?

When do the symptoms of mental illness start showing?

Depends on which: There are many different mental disorders and they each have their own typical time when they most often (not always!) first appear. Schizophrenia, for example, often first appears in the late teen years. Autism much earlier. Depression may appear in childhood but only reveal itself as bipolar later in life when a first manic or hypomanic episode happens. ...Read more

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Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

None specific: Craving for ice is associated with iron deficiency in women. There are no specific diseases associated with craving for spicy food. Some women have various types of cravings in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I tell you symptoms and can you determine if I have a mental illness?

May not be simple: Your symptoms could certainly be discussed with one of our psychologists or psychiatrists, and you may find a Concierge visit to be extremely helpful. ...Read more