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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Caused by diabetes: Gastroparesis is when the stomach has a reduced ability to empty its contents. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and/or loss of appetite. Although other conditions can also cause it, it is commonly caused by diabetes because the high blood glucose associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the body, including the autonomic nerves that control the stomach. Thanks to e. Lu. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more


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What is Automatic dysfunction? And what does it have to do with your heart? And just how bad is this issue? What treatments are there to fix this?

What is Automatic dysfunction? And what does it have to do with your heart? And just how bad is this issue? What treatments are there to fix this?

Autonomic dysfx: You likely refer to autononimc dysfunction. Read this for information: http://www.healthline.com/health/autonomic-dysfunction#Overview1 ...Read more

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What is peripheral edema and what does it have to do with swelling?

What is peripheral edema and what does it have to do with swelling?

Edema = swelling: "edema" is just a medical word for swelling. "peripheral edema" means edema affecting your limbs, especially your feet and ankles. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that it has to do with too much insulin in the body, but what are some symptoms?

What to do if i know that it has to do with too much insulin in the body, but what are some symptoms?

If you're not : Injecting insulin, then you don't have too much Insulin in your body. Hypoglycemia is a myth, except with cancer, liver or kidney failure, GI surgery etc. What you're experiencing is a return to normal glucose in a body that is overweight and Insulin resistance, and on the road to developing diabetes later in life unless they learn to change their lifestyle and lose weight. ...Read more

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What to do if I have type one diabetes and treat it accordingly and still have to pee so often why is that?

What to do if I have type one diabetes and treat it accordingly and still have to pee so often why is that?

If your glucose is: Tightly controlled, it is not causing your frequent urination. Either you take in a large amount of fluids, have a urine infection, or some other problem. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does phn have to do with aplastic anemia and does it make things worst is you get it.?

What exactly does phn have to do with aplastic anemia and does it make things worst is you get it.?

Related: Often patients who have pnh present with aplastic anemia. Does not make it worse. It is already a bad problem. It is just a common presentation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hashimoto disease. any one else with it and what do you do for it?

What to do if I have hashimoto disease. any one else with it and what do you do for it?

Common : Hi. Yeah, you...and about 18 million other Americans! Hashimoto's is very common. One of the most common endocrine diseases after diabetes. You treat thyroid hormone deficiency with thyroid hormone replacement. It's cheap, easy, and works perfectly! To your health! ...Read more

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What is the field of vision threshold and what does it have to do with anything?

What is the field of vision threshold and what does it have to do with anything?

Vision map: The visual field exam, taken in a dome like apparatus, maps out the sensitivity of the retina at a broad array of points. It produces a sensitivity MAP like an altitude MAP of a mountain range, which can estimate the health of the retina and also changes in the sensation reception of the brain. Regular fields are done in conditions like glaucoma to estimate progression of loss. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder does it have something to do with urinary system?

What is gallbladder does it have something to do with urinary system?

A tiny sac….: Gallbladder is a little sac hidden under the liver that stores bile. Bile is a digestive enzyme. The sac stores and excretes bile when food is eaten rather than bile leaking out of the liver at a constant rate. Sometimes stones can form in the gallbladder and can cause a lot of pain. Some bile is eventually excreted in the urine, but there is no other connection to the urinary system. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis, aniemia and raynauds. Is this bad?

What to do if I have arthritis, aniemia and raynauds. Is this bad?

Possibly: You need to have this evaluated in order to determine if these issues are all connected. I would urged a rheumatology opinion. A connective tissue disorder such as lupus is one consideration. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) thank you very much.

Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? 
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) 
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=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

Need for control: Some use the term "high anal sphincter tone" to describe someone who is extremely controlling, exacting, and always trying to be perfect at everything s/he does. Such people are also highly critical of others, and easily offended. They experience high levels of stress, mostly self-induced. They rarely relax or "let go." learning relaxation practices can help; so might individual ; group therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I read that metformin causes diarrhea but I have constipation. Doe's anyone have the same problem and what do they do?

What to do if I read that metformin causes diarrhea but I have constipation. Doe's anyone have the same problem and what do they do?

Treat the constipati: Diarrhea is a common symptom of metformin but doesn't happen to everyone. Treat the constipation by increasing water intake, sit the commode for 15-20min after each meal. If no bowel movement one day then take an enema the next morning. Add fiber in only if you are taking adequate water; see your physician about other meds that may be causing the constipation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what is called dermographism but my case seems to differ from what What to do if I have read about.?

Dermatographism: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are tellipes? Does it have something to do with the feet?

Doctors, what are tellipes? Does it have something to do with the feet?

Club foot : Do you mean talipes? Talipes equinovarus is a condition where the feet are sharply turned inwards. This is a deformity that exists at birth and can usually be corrected. ...Read more

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What is hp1 and can you cure it i would like to know what it is and if its bad or can it be cured

What is hp1 and can you cure it i would like to know what it is and if its bad or can it be cured

Please : Please reply to the following questions; are you referring to hpv(human papilloma virus) or hsv(herpes simplex virus). Were you or someone you know diagnosed, and under what circumstances? Any additional information would be helpful. Hope to hear from you soon. ...Read more

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So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?

So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?

Depends: There are many things that can cause tiredness- from a low red blood cell count (anemia) , to low thyroid function, chronic disease, high blood sugar ( diabetes), chronic infection, to depression etc. Treatment will depend on what is the problems. So, the first thing is to go to see your doctor and tell your doc about your tiredness - get some more evaluation /blood work and go from there. ...Read more

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What is a prion and what does it do to your body?

What is a prion and what does it do to your body?

Prion: Sub viral protein which infects. Cause of jacob-creutzfeld disease, a dementing illness. ...Read more

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I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean ? it has been like this for a 2-3 years? and what is good to do to reduce the sound ? thanks

I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean ? it has been like this for a 2-3 years? and what is good to do to reduce the sound ? thanks

Excess gas: In a young person, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are the key possibilities. In an older person, abnormal amounts of bacteria in the small intestine need to be considered. Erratic eating and air swallowing in people who are stressed and anxious is also a possibility ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more