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What does it mean to have esophageal spasms?

What does it mean to have esophageal spasms?

Muscle spasm: The esophagus is a tube with muscle that connects the mouth to the stomach. It moves the food toward the stomach but the muscles can contract to much in spasm if irritated. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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What does it mean to have duodenitis?

What does it mean to have duodenitis?

Inflammation: Duodenitis means inflammation of the first part of the small intestine, where your stomach empties. This is common and can be acid related, due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc), infection or celiac disease to name a few. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

Not sure.: I suspect you are referring to a restrictive lung disease. There are many types of restrictive lung disease so it is difficult to say exactly what it means in the long term. Short term, the best indicator of what it means is your performance status - do you have any shortness of breath or discomfort? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have palpitations?

What does it mean to have palpitations?

Heart beat sensation: Palpitations refer to an awareness of you heart racing or pounding, too fast or slow.. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or an underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a tetany?

What does it mean to have a tetany?

Muscle outa control: Muscles contracting when they should not, often as a result of low effective calcium levels in the blood. The most severe is tetanus, in which all the muscles contract and kill by stopping breathing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

Many things!: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels.There are six major types and at least five minor types of ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds). A variety of gene mutations (changes) cause problems with collagen, the material that provides strength and structure to skin, bone, blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

Porous bone: Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones. It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multiple scoliosis?

What does it mean to have multiple scoliosis?

See below: Scoliosis can be present at multiple parts of the spine (for example - cervical, thoracic, lumbar). The term "multiple scoliosis" is not used frequently by clinicians. Did you mean multiple sclerosis or multiple scoliosis? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sporadic headaches?

What does it mean to have sporadic headaches?

Cluster headaches: These are headaches that come in clusters and sometimes weeks apart. As with all severe headaches, the cause is mysterious. These often more common in men and can be terribly painful. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

Not really....: Fasciculations are visible, irregular, and involuntary contractions of individual muscle fibers caused by damage to neurons in the spinal cord. Mainly eyelids, arms, legs, feet and the tongue are affected. The conditions may be benign or associated with neurological illness. Fasciculations do not affect the lungs. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

Narrowing: It is narrowing in the carotid artery typically at the bifurcation into the internal carotid which goes to the brain . The more the narrowing especially above 50% the more it needs attention by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have globus hystericus?

What does it mean to have globus hystericus?

Globus hystericus: Swallowing is complex act. Stress, anxiety, or full panic attacks can cause some people to feel tightness in the throat -- or feel as if something is stuck in the throat. This is called globus hystericus. This is not a complete diagnosis in itself, but is a symptom only. Because many physical problems may also lead to a similar sensation, it's important to be examined so these can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable back pain?

What does it mean to have intractable back pain?

Difficult to treat: Intractable means difficult or hard to control or deal with. So it doesn't mean impossible to treat, just a challenge! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

What does it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a gall bladder attack?

What does it mean to have a gall bladder attack?

Pain & nausea: "attack" means a sudden onset of right upper abdominal pain, nausea, sometimes vomiting. Usually happens a few hours after eating, especially if greasy fried fatty foods. Pain usually resolves over a few hours. Usually caused by gallstones. Need to go to an er if pains & vomiting do not resolve. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

Radiculopathies: The term radiculopathy refers to a disease process that involves one or more of the spinal nerve roots. Typically there are 3 most common causes: a herniated disc, central spinal stenosis and lateral spinal stenosis. As a result of the initial insult or injury pain travels along the nerve root distribution in the body. ...Read more

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What does it mean to 'pull' a muscle?

A stretch injury: You over stretch a muscle that was not warmed up or was to rapidly elongated and the microfibers of the muscle instead of normally elongating, tear apart and then need to heal. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read more

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