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What is an episodic course of symptoms?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma like?

What is an episode of pheochromocytoma like?

Too much adrenaline: These are tumors of the adrenal gland which secrete hormones that basically raise blood pressure. Can have episodic very high blood pressure, fast heart rate, skin flushing, headaches. Easy to test for with blood or urine tests. ...Read more

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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma?

Multiple: findings of tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, headache! Then flushing, chest pain, heart pain, torn aorta and more!! Medical emergency! ...Read more

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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma?

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

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What is meniere's disease and what are the typical symptoms?

Inner ear problem: Meniere's disease is caused by an imbalance of fluid pressure in the inner ear . It is characterized by episodes of vertigo lasting 20 minutes to hours at a time, pressure sensation in the affected ear, tinnitus, and fluctuation of hearing. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of labyrinthitis ?

What is the symptoms of labyrinthitis ?

Labyrinthitis: True labyrinthitis is hearing loss and vertigo. The vertigo is usually constant, even at rest, but is worsened by movement. If you have the vertigo component without the hearing loss, it's called vestibular neuronitis. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

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 more

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What is the typical course with viral myocarditis?

What is the typical course with viral myocarditis?

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

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What are the symptoms of a depressive episode?

What are the symptoms of a depressive episode?

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 more

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What is the symptom of asthma?

What is the symptom of asthma?

Wheezing: Asthma classically has shortness of breath and wheezing. Other subtle symptoms can be a persistent cough, shortness of breath with exercise or a decreased exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of acute asthma?

What is the treatment of acute asthma?

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 more

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What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

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

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What is the cause, symptoms, treatment of progeria?

What is the cause, symptoms, treatment of progeria?

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

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What is acute and onset of blepharitis mean?

What is acute and onset of blepharitis mean?

Eyelid inflammation: Probably should read 'acute onset of blepharitis.' That is medicalese for inflammation of the eyelids that developed abruptly. Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation) has several possible causes. ...Read more

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What is the etiology, sign and symptoms, and treatment of trichomonas diabetes?

What is the etiology, sign and symptoms, and treatment of trichomonas diabetes?

STD: As the good doctor stated trichomonas is an infection. If you have both dm and developed trichomonas then you need treatment for trichomonas and continue your treatment for dm. ...Read more

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Is headache or migraine a symptom of chronic pancreatitis? i know the other symptoms. is there relation between the two?

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 more

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