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What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

What does it mean to be in a catatonic state?

Unresponsive: To be catatonic means to be unresponsive to stimuli from the environment. This is seen in a rare form of schizophrenia. It can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a malignant melanoma in your eye? Can it be treated?

What does it mean to have a malignant melanoma in your eye? Can it be treated?

Retinal cancer: Melanoma can occur in the retina of the eye, technically in the uvea. The treatment is either surgery or radiation. Go to a specialist who treats this often. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a fatty liver, what are the precautions for this condition.

What does it mean to have a fatty liver, what are the precautions for this condition.

Lifestyle change: A fatty liver typically occurs when fat cell get into the liver, usually due to diet and or lack of exercise. Change of diet to increase of fruits and veggies and increase of exercise could help a fatty liver. Decrease foods that are high in carb, fat and calories. Should check liver enzymes and possibly get an ultrasound to make sure there are no other conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

Not getting worse: Medical condition could be improving or staying the same, but not getting worse. Does not necessarily mean that patient is getting better, nor does it man that subject is healthy, or in a good state.. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

Varies : Very often that term is used interchangeably with aspergers. In general the biggest area of difficulty for these patients is language and social interactions. There can be difficulty reading and understanding the subtleties of human interactions as it relates to conversation and body language. Interpretation is literal and sarcasm not understood. Sheldon on the big bang theory is good example. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be diagnosed with the thalassemia minor condition?

What does it mean to be diagnosed with the thalassemia minor condition?

Not much: Thalassemia minor may cause mild anemia but is usually asymptomatic, it is important to establish the diagnosis of thalassemia minor to avoid repeated, investigations of anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be medically septic?

What does it mean to be medically septic?

Severe illness: Sepsis is when a bacterial infection gets into the blood system and spreads the infection to the whole body. Septic shock occurs when the blood pressure drops and pulse goes up. Very dangerous and can be lethal. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be allergic to something? What is the body's physical response?

What does it mean to be allergic to something? What is the body's physical response?

See below: Allergy means that one has developed ige or allergy antibody to the allergen (pollen, food, drug). The response(s) that can occur include: sneezing, itchy nose, eyes, ears, throat or body; lip/tongue/throat swelling; asthma symptoms; hives; belly pain/nausea/vomiting; passing out and in severe cases death. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be addicted to the internet?

What does it mean to be addicted to the internet?

See below: Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. Thus, addiction to the internet would mean that you are enslaved to it and could not give it up without serious psychological or physical anguish. ...Read more

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If scoliosis is not that serious, what is the treatment needed to be back from normal?

Therapy helps.: For patients with mild scoliosis, physical therapy or chiropractic care can be very beneficial by improving core strength. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the doctor says the liver is in critical stage?

What exactly does it mean when the doctor says the liver is in critical stage?

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis or end stage liver disease (esld) means that the liver function is sub optimal, leadind to serious complications. If it gets de compensated, then the final option will be to get a liver transplant. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be malingering?

Feign Sickness: When you pretend that you are sick (when you really are not) to evade work or school or any responsibility, you are said to be malingering. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be in a semi coma state?

What does it mean to be in a semi coma state?

Not a true term: Neurologically, there is no medical term as semi-coma. Level of consciousness are defined as: awake and alert, lethargic, obtunded, stuporous and coma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be manic?

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What does it mean to be manic?

Manic: A phase of increase energy, rapid pressured speech, racing thoughts and decreased need for sleep. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be mildly positive to ischemia?

What does it mean to be mildly positive to ischemia?

Some ischemia: Don't ever hesitate to ask your doctor to explain a term used during your visit! in general mild ischemia means that there is some documented reduction (inadequate) in the normal flow of blood, i.e. Ischemia. I don't know what kind of test you had or if you are referring to your heart or some other part of your body. Without more information i cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blood go into your fat tissue is it serious?

What does it mean to have blood go into your fat tissue is it serious?

?hematoma: Sometimes blood will form into a mass seen under the skin. Not sure what your referring to. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

Numbness means nerve: True numbness means there is a nerve problem. For the knee this usually means nerve irritation in low back , but not always. An altered sensation near the knee could be a symptom of a cartilage problem or other internal derangement in the knee. ...Read more