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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Of The Gastrointestinal Issues That Eds Patients May Deal With

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What are some of the issues with giving bipolar medications to children?

What are some of the issues with giving bipolar medications to children?

Children under six: are generally not diagnosed with BP disorder, because their symptoms vary widely. There are exceptions, like severe cases, in which case meds may help (along with lots of therapy for the child and family). Meds have side effects, some of which are severe. A child psychiatrist is the best professional to monitor the meds, but in general use caution when giving children these strong meds. ...Read more

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What are some of the issues that can develop when children are medicated?

What are some of the issues that can develop when children are medicated?

Any side effect: Rash, headache, stomach ache, loss of appetite, gain of appetite, sensitivity to sun come to mind. For any medication, benefits of treatment are compared with possible harms. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to deal with cognition problems in general and memory problems in particular with multiple sclerosis?

What are some good ways to deal with cognition problems in general and memory problems in particular with multiple sclerosis?

See specialist: Generically, need to find out precise cause of such issues, and treat the underlying problem. Could involve thyroid, vitamin deficiency or other issues. If due to chronic disorder, such as MS, have found some benefit with alerting agents such as ritalin or modafanil, and rarely, assistance with galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). Sometimes, speech therapy or cognitive/behavioural interventions of some benefit. ...Read more

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What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Tissue stretching: In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue. The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved. ...Read more

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Do you have experience with people with bad reactions to most medications, especially psychiatric? What can be the reason and the cure? My body has bad reactions to most of the medications despite severe cognitive problems and pressure in the head.

Do you have experience with people with bad reactions to most medications, especially psychiatric? What can be the reason and the cure? My body has bad reactions to most of the medications despite severe cognitive problems and pressure in the head.

See below: Sorry your having cognitive problems and difficulty with medication. It would be helpful to know what type of cognitive problems you are having? Sometimes bad effects may be because the dose of the medication was too strong, or because it was the wrong medicine for your for your condition. You need to find a skilled psychiatrist whom you trust. Don't hesitate to get another opinion. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

Textbook: Hi. I have many textbooks (big and thick!) with diseases of the "endocrine system". Too road a question for an answer in 400 characters or less! If you'd care to narrow it down, maybe we can help. ...Read more

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What type of people usually have problems with their kidneys?

What type of people usually have problems with their kidneys?

Anybody: Kidney disease can occur to anyone. If it caused by an infection, nobody is totally immune. The usual reasons for kidney failure, leading to dialysis, are combinations of diabetes, high blood pressure, and poor circulation. There are genetic, inherited forms of kidney disease as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size and shape of the skull and facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced by the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands, feet, all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures.Other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with a specified extra chromosome. ...Read more

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What are some GI problems associated with ageing?

What are some GI problems associated with ageing?

Mind & Body: Your brain gets older and you begin to forget & watch out for short term memory loss & forgetfulness. Difficulty in learning & understanding new concepts. Getting stuck in old ways. Senility & alzheimers. Deteriorating sight & hearing. Reaction time is increased, concerns when driving. Physically weaker & less endurance. High blood pressure. Needing fewer calories in diet. Brittle & broken bones. ...Read more

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Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.

Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.

FM vs. CFS: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Cfs may be distinguished from fm on the basis of the presence of cognitive dysfunction, which is absent in fm. ...Read more

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What are some medications to deal with personality changes from having a disability?

What are some medications to deal with personality changes from having a disability?

SSRI/SNRI: The medications that help with this are ssris or snris. These medications such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) or Lexapro help with the chronic pain and with the depression that can accompany the condition that causes the disability. Of course talking to a counselor is more effective in the long term. ...Read more

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Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Yes: Our lives today can be more overwhelming than in the past. This in addition to having better medications that help people to cope with genetic based conditions increases the probability of them having children with the genetic predisposition. Also, there is more information available about various mental health conditions and more resources. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can be associated with dealing with loss?

What are the symptoms that can be associated with dealing with loss?

Loss: Dealing with loss can involve many emotions, including sadness, grief, anger, and shock. There can be intense preoccupation with the memory of the deceased, with waves of painful sensation and weeping. Sometimes there is guilt about past interactions, depending on the relationship's characteristics. Sometimes there is intense anger about being abandoned. Support is needed to move through. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis that a sufferer might experience?

Many possible: Changes in vision out of one eye, double vision, whole segments of the body with sensory changes not mapping to a single nerve root, weakness in a limb, imbalance, fatigue or symptoms worsened by heat/exertion, new bowel or bladder dysfunction. Symptoms must last a minimum of 24 hours, more typically escalating over several days, peaking, then improving. Neuro exam should be consistent. ...Read more

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What are the causes of some mental patients to become continually in trouble with the law?

What are the causes of some mental patients to become continually in trouble with the law?

Some possibilities:: Poor impulse control, lack of judgment, lack of insight, under-medication, thrill seeking, stimulation of risk seeking, aggression, lack of boundaries, drug use, alcohol abuse, need for power and control, desperation, homicidal ideations, suicidal ideations, hyper-sexuality, mania, hypomania, psychosis, paranoia, sociopathy, etc. ...Read more