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What Are Some Characteristics Of Als
Early signs: Onset of schizophrenia is usually in late adolescence to early adulthood. Sometimes the onset can be rapid or gradual. Early signs can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia, hallucinations, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates. ...Read more
Polymyositis symptom: Although symptoms of polymyositis would vary based on severity of the disease and the individual, common symptoms include:Common symptoms include: Difficulty swallowing. Muscle pain. Muscle weakness in the proximal muscles (shoulders, hips, etc.) this can make it hard to raise the arms over the head, get up from a sitting position, or climb stairs. Problems with the voice (caused by weak throat muscles) Shortness of breath. ...Read more
Varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience). A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of social skill: Autism usually presents with a delay in language skills and lack of social skills. Watch for eye contact which should be present but often is not in autism. They frequently do not respond to their name and often have repetitive and unusual behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphoma...: Often, the first sign of lymphoma is a painless swelling in the neck, under an arm, or in the groin. Lymph nodes or tissues elsewhere in the body may also swell. The spleen, for example, often becomes enlarged in lymphoma. Symptoms of lymphoma may include the following: fevers, chills, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, and itching. ...Read more
Distorted reality: There are positive and negative symptoms. Some positive symptoms are: misinterpreting situations or perceptions, sensing things with any of your 5 senses that are not there, disorganized thinking where thoughts don't make sense, behaving in inappropriate ways to the situation. Some negative symptoms are: disengagement from normal activities, showing no emotion, and social withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Most eyes without color perception appear normal. So the only issue is symptoms (signs are observed; symptoms are experienced). When old enough a color deficient will recognize the difference in their perceptions and those of their peers. Many never know about it until testing in later life. Mostly there are few problems with lowered color vision. ...Read more
Classic picture: Migraines are typically one-sided, severe, pounding headaches with associated vision changes, nausea/vomiting, and incapacity. Vision changes can be blurry vision, flashing lights, blind spots. This is in opposition to tension headaches that are typically two-sided, mild-moderate, constant headaches that may be located in the temples and radiate into the back of the neck. ...Read more
Varied and Wide : Range. Most cancers do not have early symptoms. The symptoms vary with the organ and type of cancer. Some common issues (not early) are: weight loss, bleeding in urine, stool or vaginal, anemia, tiredness, low grade fever, cough, mass in breast, testicle, lymph glands, skin ulcer/bleeding, urinary trouble, feeling of fullness, abdominal pain, jaundice etc. ...Read more
See below: Twitching of muscles, called fasciculations, weakness, atrophy of muscles, and later, involvement of tongue, ability to swallow, terminal problems with breathing, and inability to move about or take care of ADL's. Often associated with increased reflexes, in spite of loss of muscle bulk, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These people: generally don't really care about others in a genuine way. They may appear to be in your camp, but it is only to further their own causes, which are usually sinister. Common beliefs are that sociopaths lack conscience and remorse. Read: The Sociopath Next Door for an excellent, well-written explanation of this very complicated and potentially very difficult condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same but different: Generally there are speech/language deficits, social interaction difficulties, altered patterns of thinking/processing, sensory integration difficulties, and possibly stereotypical movements. The spectrum of presentation of these difficulties is HUGE and every person with ASD is a little different. Think Rain Main on the lower end of functioning and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory on the high end. ...Read more
At what age & what : type ? Deficits in planning & executing movements can be visual-perceptual or visual-motor, impairing age-appropriate single- or multi-step fine motor tasks, & recognition of spatial relationships. If oral motor, speech, eating & drinking. Depending on the neurodevelopmental cause, occupational & speech therapy can help. See http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/what-is-dyspraxia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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