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Stress: Unfortunately, we now live in a global world. The stresses of daily living can be tremendous. ...Read more
Terrorism in US: In the US it is a way way over exploited fear mongering by the right wing media and the Republican and TeaParties. There are a few crazies around but that has always been the case in the US. Just realize that you are being manipulated by people appealing to your emotions. The NRA says the way that you will be safer is to have everyone walking around with guns. Think about that for a moment!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any sort of talking therapy that provides support rather that's challenges "wrong" thoughts?
New group /cluster of suspicious microcalifications upper outer quadrant middle depth linear -oriented in breast.Concerned ?Breast cancer?
Need a biopsy: A mammogram is very good in picking up calcifications. The appearance of new calcifications or a change from what was seen previously especially if the configuration is "pleomorphic" or different size and shapes can raise suspicion for cancer and should be followed by a biopsy. Some breast centers will perform an ultrasound to determine if there is a mass associated with the calcifications. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For sure: This is an ongoing, legitimate concern. All that is required for a major pandemic is for an existing influenza strain to mutate to something our immune systems can't respond to. If this occurs, the public health outcome could be devastating. We now recommend influenza vaccination for all people. Wash your hands, listen to the news, and make sure you have a medical home if you become ill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Found a Couple Names: Desensitization or exposure therapy focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear, and may be helpful for specific phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer the anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of crowds, you would start by imagining crowds, then being in a store, then going to a busy mall, then joining a crowd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Vertigo from flying is very rare, vertigo from scuba diving is not as rare (but still rare). It is more likely that pressure change from being under water can lead to rupture of the inner ear causing something called a perilymph leak. When fluid from the inner ear leaks into the middle ear patients get severe vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a true ear emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Cataplexy is the sudden loss of muscle tone often triggered by strong emotions such as laughter, surprise, crying. It is a condition associated with narcolepsy. Cataplexy attacks can be mistaken for seizures. If you are having these types of spells, see your doctor and let them know your concerns. Treatment is available to help lessen the symptoms. ...Read more
Not likely.: Visual hallucinations can be triggered by sleep deprivation, drugs, temporal lobe epilepsy, ; severe psychiatric illnesses. Seizures in the primary visual cortex of the brain may cause simple seizures like shadows, ; seizures in the visual association areas may cause more elaborate ones loss of sensory input from the eyes i.e. Nerve damage ; lesions in the brainstem can also cause them. ...Read more
NO: The direction you fly should not have a bearing on your sleep disturbances. It is more likely an underlying anxiety issue with flying. Discuss with your Parents and your doctor as if it is an issue, there may be some "pre-Flying" medication you can take. best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what reason would congenitohereditary retinal dystrophy impairing vision disqualify some1 from getting into westpoint?
Lowered vision: Irrespective of the source, if you do not have excellent corrected vision, west point will not consider you for admission. The military, once you are accepted, feels responsible for any health issues that arise and therefore does not want anyone with pre-existing conditions. And you say your problem impairs vision, therefore try another college program. ...Read more
Hang back: Practically every rock concert has an area to chill out, away from the stage and the pushy concert-goers, but within earshot of the music. If you are not afraid of heights, try the last row of seats in the balcony, near an exit and usually pretty open. Avoid drinking or getting high, since a loss of control might precipitate anxiety. Chill out, enjoy the music and leave before/during the encore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted. Treatment(meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed. This should include neuro-psychological testing- which is even more helpful if obtained at diagnosis for comparison but not often done these days. Neurological evaluation along with infectious disease re-evaluation. ...Read more
I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?
No: These are not hallucinations and you need to be seen by a doctor. Seeing lightning bolts can mean there is eye problem like a torn retina or neurologic problem like a migraine. If you are pregnant, visual changes associated with a headache can indicate a serious complication called pre eclampsia. If you have these symptoms it is very important you see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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? pneumothorax: I have not heard of the term but i think you are referring to pneumothorax. Pneumothorax is an air leak from the lung. This happens when there is a puncture into the lung and air comes out, similar to a punctured ballon. This can be mild or serious and can cause collapse of the lung. It can happen with trauma or from a procedure/surgery. ...Read more
NEC: Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth. ...Read more
See below: I suspect you mean phentermine..you should be under a physician care if you take this drug.It is not the answer to weight loss learning to eat correctly is. Check with your Doctor and ask for help in your weight management problem...Our web page has some helpful newsletters for free ..www.weighstation.net ...Read more
Seldom needed: The term "orphan drug" is usually applied to products that have such a small market of potential consumers that it is unlikely the drug companies would invest in drug development. Getting a drug through the fda approval process takes hundreds of millions of dollars. By creating an orphan status, fda costs are less & a company could develop a drug quicker for the rare diseases & make a profit. ...Read more
Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insurance broker: Health insurance is not usually sold in "terms", such as one year or ten years. It is sold as a policy for an individual. The length of the "term" is dependent on the frequency of your premiums. If you pay the premiums quarterly, then your term is 3 months. The moment you stop paying, your insurance ceases. Be cautious of "pre-existing condition" clauses in the policy. ...Read more