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What is the definition or description of: polyphagia?

What is the definition or description of: polyphagia?

See below: In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, kleine-levin syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders prader-willi syndrome and bardet biedl syndrome can cause hyperphagia (compulsive hunger). ...Read more

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Polyphagia (Definition)

In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, kleine-levin syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders prader-willi syndrome and bardet biedl syndrome can ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

It Depends: Polyphagia essentially means excessive eating because of increased appetite. There are usually 2 main reasons a pediatric endocrinologist is asked to see a patient with polyphagia: 1) when the excessive caloric intake causes excessive weight gain, or, 2) when a patient loses weight despite the increase in caloric intake. ...Read more

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Are diabetics more likely to experience excessive eating and polyphagia?

Are diabetics more likely to experience excessive eating and polyphagia?

Yes, if...diabetes: poorly controlled. think of it like this: though sugar high in blood, its not getting into cells; cells can communicate to brain that they are 'starving' -brain increases your hunger, and you eat more. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

Treatment for burn: I understand your concern. Please see your Physician for examination of your burn for possible infection and discuss treatment at the burn site and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shock?

What is the best treatment for shock?

Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bug bits?

What is the best treatment for bug bits?

Prevention: Prevention is key in avoiding bug bites. The treatment is usually based on the type of bug involved and most of the time is symptomatic, ie: itching, pain, etc. Would not suggest any topical or local treatment since this is already an area of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for night emissions?

What is the best treatment for night emissions?

No Rx required: If you don't have a partner and aren't bringing about your own ejaculations on your own during the day, this is going to happen to you. There's nothing unhealthy about it, and in fact it lets your know that you've got the healthy body that a grown man should have. Talk with some other grown men about this side of your life -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

No clear winner: Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read more

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After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

Fraxel stretch marks: There are no magic creams or treatments for stretch marks. Acute, red stretch marks can be made less visible by the use of v-beam laser. As they mature to a white spread color and texture, the fraxel laser can help improve the marks. It is rare that any treatment, even if done early, can eliminate the stretch marks. Don't use Retin-A if you're nursing or pregnant again in the future. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

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