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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


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What can I do for the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia?

What can I do for the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia?

Exercise: Many studies have shown the best way to treat this is regular physical activity, stretching (yoga?), and exercise. ...Read more

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What causes the fatigue and aching with hemochromatosis?

What  causes the  fatigue  and aching with hemochromatosis?

Liver, synovium: The liver dysfunction is probably behind the fatigue. The iron in the synovium of the joints causes the curious aches. Thankfully, hemochromatosis is the most treatable of all the great killers, and most people with it now lead normal lives. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

Rx: Certain medications may help. I would search the internet for physicians in your area that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). Cfs is a designation given to chronic fatigue of unknown etiology. It is neither an autoimmune nor a rheumatologic condition. However, routine causes of fatigue must be ruled out first (anemia, hypothyroidism, etc.). ...Read more

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What are possible causes of chronic nausea (occurs in the morning) and fatigue?

What are possible causes of chronic nausea (occurs in the morning) and fatigue?

I have to ask: could you be pregnant??? If NOT then a medical evaluation by a Primary Care Provider is indicated! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain killer is the best for severe back and chronic pain that works?

See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat your pain reasonably well. ...Read more

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What causes the horrible pain associated with a uti?

Probably cystitis.: This is likely due to a cystitis or bladder infection that might have a silent upper tract involvement or pyelonephritis, which is a kidney infection. This can present with flank pain, fever and chills, and dysuria or pain/difficulty on urination. A sexually transmitted pathogen can also cause pain. The cause must be treated with antibiotics, like tmp-smx (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxasole). ...Read more

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What causes pain in the hip and how to deal with it?

What causes pain in the hip and how to deal with it?

Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

Difficulty breathing: Acute difficulty breathing requires an urgent visit to the doc. This could indeed be the flu but if it has progressed to this stage it certainly needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the best pain relievers for severe chronic joint pain as with arthritis?

NSAIDs : Nsaids are the first line agents- be careful of GI or cv side effects. Dont forget about stretching and exercising! ...Read more

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What is the cause of the calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

What is the cause of the calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Calf pain/leptosporo: It is presumed to be due to combination of factors 1generalised effect of fever and constitutional symptoms causing pain in muscles of calf and also arms 2lepto causing local inflammatory responce directly in calf muscle. ...Read more

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What and where is the pain with headache associated with blocked sinus?

Sinus pain: Need more information. Which sinus are you talking about.Classical it will be over the sinus. above eyes if orbital sinus, nose if nasal sinus, over cheeks if maximally sinus.But can radiate to other areas. Best to have your Dr.look at it. I find hot tub, shower and heating pad over sinus helps. ...Read more

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What is Celiac plexus block and can it help with chronic abdomen discomfort and pain?

What is Celiac plexus block and can it help with chronic abdomen discomfort and pain?

Chronic pain : Celiac plexus block is when local anesthetic is injected into a nexus of nerves located in the abdomen. It is used to treat chronic pain from cancer in the upper abdomen or it can be used to treat chronic pancreatitis. The chronicity is important because there are many potential complications. A proper diagnosis for the cause of the abdominal pain must be made prior to having this block. ...Read more

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How often is too often for severe migraines that cause cold sweats from pain and vomiting?

How often is too often for severe migraines that cause cold sweats from pain and vomiting?

Any time: Honestly, I believe that having migraines that bad at any interval is too often and you should be seen by your doctor to talk to him/her about options to help abort them just as you feel them coming on to stop them before they get that bad so you don't have to suffer so much like that. There are many options out there and I'm sure your doctor can help you navigate what will work best for you. ...Read more