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What does a panic attack feel like and how easy is it to spot early on?

What does a panic attack feel like and how easy is it to spot early on?

A panic attack feels: Like you are going to die, so easy to spot once physical issues have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What does a heart attack feel like and how can you tell that it is not just heartburn?

What does a heart attack feel like and how can you tell that it is not just heartburn?

You can't : Classic symptoms include central chest pressure, left arm or jaw pain, nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and sweating. Any or all symptoms could represent a heart attack. If you are worried you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I get a rash on my neck and chest when nervous, is there somehing i can take to avoid this when i know it will happen, such as interview/presentation?

I get a rash on my neck and chest when nervous, is there somehing i can take to avoid this when i know it will happen, such as interview/presentation?

Stress Relief: Try doing activities that will lower your stress levels, this rash is typically caused by anxiety. Try doing yoga or tai chi or some sort of activity that will keep you relaxed. It may also help to take a mild muscle relaxant to help keep you calm. Always take deep breaths and try not to panic or think to hard about your rash during the interview. ...Read more

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How do I know when someone is truly having a heart attack? Does it go on for days? Is chest pain always present?

How do I know when someone is truly having a heart attack? Does it go on for days? Is chest pain always present?

Need real eval: Determining if a patient is having a heart attack requires looking at a compilation of the patient's history (circumstances of pain), ekg and lab analysis. Chest pain is not always present (there is less chance of typical chest pain in women and diabetics) and even without a heart attack (myocardial infarction) a patient may be having angina (chest pain from heart strain) that also needs care. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an asthma attack feel like and what does it feel like before the attack?

How will i know what does an asthma attack feel like and what does it feel like before the attack?

Terrible. : Asthma attacks are usually fairly quick in onset, though if you're asthma is not well-related it may be hard to tell what's an attack and what is just uncontrolled asthma. Symptoms are usually shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, feeling like it's hard to get air out of your chest, and you may hear wheezing. If these start abruptly, you may need prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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When on the brink of panic attack is it better to fight it or just accept it and let it happen?

Don't fight it: Panic attacks are very scary but can be controlled. First, focus on your breathing, making sure that you control the rate of in and out over a slow count of 5 each way. As you do this, notice any muscles that feel tight and loosen them. Next, focus your thoughts on someone or something which is always pleasant to you. If you begin to notice the worries again, focus on your breathing again. ...Read more

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What can cause a bump on my index finger. I can squish it like there is some kind of fluid in it. I can make it flat. If i leave it alone it gets hard and sticks up. What is it? What can I do about it? I tried to open it up but it didn't help so i let

What can cause   a bump on my index finger. I can squish it like there is some kind of fluid in it. I can make it flat. If i leave it alone it gets hard and sticks up. What is it? What can I do about it?  I tried to open it up but it didn't help so i let

This : This is difficult to tell without a clinical examination so i would recommend you see a dermatologist. Possibilities include a digital mucous cyst, a mole, a cyst, or many other possibilities. Read more about cysts at the link below. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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My heart is irregular beating and i can feel like air in my throay and it hurts a little. What should or do i need to do? Is this deadly. Please help

My heart is irregular beating and i can feel like air in my throay and it hurts a little. What should or do i need to do? Is this deadly. Please help

There are a number: of potentially significant diagnoses that could give you these symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to go to a health care provider and have an EKG obtained while you are having the symptoms. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Go now. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Patient specific: There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with exertion, palpitations, fluttering feeling, lightheaded or dizzy. It can last from seconds or minutes to days and some people are constantly in it (persistent atrial fibrillation). Paroxysmal af can occur daily to yearly. ...Read more

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Brown and reddish circles on skin, it is like when skin burned.And also burned when it is hot, can u tell me what is it and what to do?

Brown and reddish circles on skin, it is like when skin burned.And also burned when it is hot, can u tell me what is it and what to do?

Need to be examined.: Brown and reddish circles on skin can be a variety of skin lesions and need to be examined in order to determine the cause. If you are describing blistering- like lesions, which are painful, then see your physician or a dermatologist for correct assessment of them. Points to recall are: when they started, the location, size and whether painful or not. ...Read more

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Can you feel when the lump/pimple is coming down , if so what does it feel like and how many days does it take for it to go away?

Can you feel when the lump/pimple is coming down , if so what does it feel like and how many days does it take for it to go away?

Lump: Sure you should be able to tell if its decreasing in size. How long really depends on what the pimple is and what the diagnosis is . ...Read more

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I am facing a pimple issue, which does not have a head and it does not hurt. Can you please tell me what exactly is that called and how it can be remo?

I am facing a pimple issue, which does not have a head and it does not hurt. Can you please tell me what exactly is that called and how it can be remo?

It depends: Many benign tumors can be labelled a pimple. Some of these are blocked glands(sweat glands/sebacious glands etc). What to do about it? depends on if it is painful/tender or painless and if it is changing in color or size.Redness implies inflammation, this would subside in 1-2 weeks, nothing else needs to be done. Anything that is persistent, bothers you or growing can be removed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello i have this bump at the back left of my head it feels like a bone and it doesnt really hert can you tell me what is it and how i can get it away?

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i have this bump at the back left of my head it feels like a bone and it doesnt really hert can you tell me what is it and how i can get it away?

Lump back of head: Lump in the back of the head has to be further evaluated, if it is soft or hard. It could be a soft tissue mass such as lipoma or a bony growth. If the size is not getting bigger and there is no pain you May wait over the next 3 to 6 months or see a doctor have it removed ...Read more

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Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

I assume you have Ac: If it is acid reflux you are talking about, it is easily treatable with antacids. No risk of cancer if you take antacids regularly. You can take medicines like Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(cheapest drugs to use). More potent drugs are Prilosec or omeprazole...They are very potent and highly effective but cost a bit more.You should try and find out which one works best for you. ...Read more

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My right side thumb gets cold it seams as though it is not getting proper blood flow. What can I do what kind of a specialist I go to. ?

My right side thumb gets cold it seams as though it is not getting proper blood flow. What can I do what kind of a specialist I go to. ?

Hand surgeon: I would need a little more info to properly guide you. It sounds vascular. I would first start with a hand surgeon and consider a vascular surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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My heart seems to skip a beat and then it seems to take my breath away. Little dizziness also. Doesnt happen often. Is this normal or what is it?

My heart seems to skip a beat and then it seems to  take my breath away. Little dizziness also. Doesnt happen often. Is this normal or what is it?

PVC: Sounds like a premature ventricular contraction. Almost everyone has these but not everyone notices them. If they really bother you, see your doc to rule out worrisome stuff. ...Read more

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It looks like I might have hyperthyroid how big of a deal is this really? Apart from PMS like symptoms and major weight loss what is so bad about it?

It looks like I might have hyperthyroid how big of a deal is this really? Apart from PMS like symptoms and major weight loss what is so bad about it?

Hyperthyroid?: Can have many symptoms that need treatment . Some it and not all r thew following:goiter( visibly enlarged thyroid gland). Heat intolerance;, difficulty concentrating; fatigue , frequent bowel movement; increased appetite; increased sweating; nervousness., restlessness...It is defiantly worth to see u pcp or an endocrinologist for it, . ...Read more

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How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

Learn your lumps: The most important thing in breast self exam is to learn what is a normal lump for you. Breasts are naturally lumpy but have a pattern. Anything that does not feel like your normal tissue, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more