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What Is An Episodic Course Of Symptoms
Episodic sumptoms: Maybe you are refering to medical conditions that repeat themselves with symptoms alternating with days weeks or months when they are asymptomatic. One example maybe menieres disease of the ears which causes episodic vertigo with asymptomatic periods for several months, or years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone release: Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a rare tumor of adrenal gland tissue. When functional they cause adrenal glands to make too much norepinephrine and epinephrine. With hormone release there are usually has three classic symptoms, headache, sweating, and heart palpitations in association with hypertension. Other conditions that can arise are anxiety, nausea, profound sweating and severe headaches : ...Read more
Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No typical course: There is no typical course. Depends on the etiology (the causative agent), the initial presentation, the age of onset (kids are more likely to respond to immunoglobulin), the response to therapy, viral load etc. Some patients fully recover, some progress to heart failure with need for transplantation. ...Read more
Triple threat: The three most common symptoms are inability to sleep, lack of interest in eating, extreme sadness. In children it can include aggressive behavior, defiance, self injurious behavior. Bouts of crying often without reason and thoughts of dying would indicate a very severe form. Reactive depression is common, but pathological depression is a very serious condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several medications: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is an additional medication that can be started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If the cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) is caused by gallstones, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is likely the best choice. If it is from biliary dyskinesia without gallstones, then option of trying medications or surgery may be considered. Your doctor can help your decision process depending on your conditions. ...Read more
Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks ; provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups ; other parents in the same situation. ...Read more
It would be: extremely unusual to have peritonitis and be afebrile or pain free. ...Read more
Is headache or migraine a symptom of chronic pancreatitis? i know the other symptoms. is there relation between the two?
Not in my experience: I have not encountered that or heard of that correlation before. Typically it's more gastrointestinal related symptoms like fatty stools, epigastric stomach pain that can radiate to the back, nausea, vomiting-all worse after eating- and late in the course you can develop diabetes. Sometimes patients will report general body aches, chills, fever, fatigue with attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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