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What is the difference between empty sella syndrome and migraines?

What is the difference between empty sella syndrome and migraines?

Anatomy v symptoms: Empty sella describes the appearance of the pituitary gland on mri. Migraines are a characteristic type of headache, likely caused by the blood flow in the occipital lobe (visual/ back of the head) of the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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What is the difference between anorexia and the rumination syndrome?

What is the difference between anorexia and the rumination syndrome?

Distinct Disorders: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight. Rumination syndrome is characterized by effortless regurgitation of most meals following consumption. While anorexics will sometimes induce vomiting, ruminators can vomit without effort. Both disorders can cause significant medical, emotional, and social problems with a better prognosis for ruminators. ...Read more

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What is the connection between banadryl and migraine?

What is the connection between banadryl and migraine?

NOT USUALLY: I am not fully aware of any connection between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and migraine, other than a relationship btwn allergic rhinitis in migraine sufferers and then ingestion of antihistamines for relief. Most meds seem to be associated with headaches due to frequency of headaches, and perhaps this explains some of the data. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a typical stress headache and a migraine (not the difference between symptoms)?

What is the difference between a typical stress headache and a migraine (not the difference between symptoms)?

Specific type : Migraine describes a specific type of headache that gives very specific type of symptoms. Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to learn about migraines and the right treatment to get rid of those headaches. Other headaches could be due to tension, neck pain , sinus infections eye problems just to name a few things. ...Read more

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Is their any relation between Hypothyroidism and have a empty Sella turcica?

Is their any relation between Hypothyroidism and have a empty Sella turcica?

Unusual: Empty sella syndrome,radiological finding where spinal fluid is found within space created for the pituitary. Sella turcica is bony structure at the base of the brain that surrounds and protects the pituitary gland. Pituitary gland plays critical role in regulating growth and development, metabolism. Spinal fluid pressure flattens gland. Ptuitary function and thyroid function usually normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

They are the same.: Neuralgia, means “sick nerves”. Causagia is an old medical description for burning pain from nerve damage. Both refer to symptoms secondary to damaged nerves. ...Read more

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What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

Electrical: Fainting refers to loss of consciousness. This may be due to a variety of problems. A seizure may or may not result in a loss of consciousness, but specifically is a result of abnormal synchronized electrical activity in the brain. There are several types of seizures, only some of which result in synchronized muscle activity (often called a convulsion). ...Read more

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Terms clarification: what's the difference between serotonin syndrome and anticolirgenic syndrome? How severe can each be?

Terms clarification: what's the difference between serotonin syndrome and anticolirgenic syndrome? How severe can each be?

Sweating.....: With anticholinergic crisis one typically has lack of sweating ( "dry as a bone, red as a beet, mad as a hatter, blind as a bat " ) With serotonergic syndrome one typically gets profuse sweating in addition to elevated heart rate, increased muscle tone, fever, psychosis. Both can be lethal if there are uncontrolled seizures or cardiovascular collapse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Down syndrome and mongoloid?

What is the difference between Down syndrome and mongoloid?

None. "Mongoloid" is: considered an ethnically pejorative term & is no longer used to describe the facial features of flat mid-face, flat nasal bridge, epicanthic folds, skin folds of the inner corners of the eyes & up-slanting palpebral fissures or eye openings that are characteristic facial features of people with Down Syndrome but also are seen in many perfectly neurotypical individuals of Asian descent. ...Read more

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What is the link between migraine and hormones?

What is the link between migraine and hormones?

Depends: Large estrogen swings provoke migraines. Drops in estrogen provoke migraines. That is why people on regular pill cycling , peri menopausal women and pregnant women have problems and whe it is worse if not on pills prior to periods when estrogen falls. Pills skipping placebos have helped any once their bodies adjust (give it 3months). ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

What is the difference between a nervous bladder disorder and painful bladder syndrome?

Frequency vs pain: Urinary frequency is the main symptoms of a nervous bladder; whereas painful urination plus other symptoms including frequency are painful bladder syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is difference between persistent_vegetative_state and locked in syndrome?

What is difference between persistent_vegetative_state and locked in syndrome?

Awareness: Locked-in syndrome is caused by a specific injury to part of the brainstem. A patient is awake/aware but loses ability to move/ communicate due to paralysis of voluntary muscles. Vegetative state results from severe brain damage to parts of the brain allowing consciousness, sparing primitive functions like breathing. The longer it lasts, the less likely a recovery. Persistent if > 1 month. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Glandular function: An adrenal fatigue phenomenon, if one speculated & conferred it authenticity, would suppose ennui due to hormone deficits. Fatigue associated w. fibromyalgia seems to result from non- restorative sleep; probably secondary to arousal by pain evoked by sleep surface forces conjoined w. effects of gravity on body mass; causing mechanical forces to be focused on pain-generating spastic soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a shunt malfunction and the stomach bug?

What is the difference between a shunt malfunction and the stomach bug?

Big difference : One is infection, likely viral causing a stomach infection. If a shunt is blocked more serious and requires surgery. Very important to sort it out. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hydrocephalus and hydranencephaly?

What is the difference between hydrocephalus and hydranencephaly?

Loss of the Cerebrum: Hydranencephaly is a birth defect in which the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by cerebrospinal fluid. The brainstem usually remains. Babies with this condition have a very poor prognosis. In hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid is increased in the ventricles of the brain. The brain is intact, however. It is usually treated by a surgical shunt to drain the excess fluid. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the link between them ?

What is the difference between paranoia and megalomania and what is the  link between them ?

Paranoia is: a generalized suspicion that other people are talking about us or plotting against us. Megalomania is a craving for power over others or entire groups of people. The two conditions overlap. Hitler is an example of both. Always check out suspicions first and avoid assumptions when questioning the motives of others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between PMS and pmdd?

What is the difference between PMS and pmdd?

Not a lot.: Pms refers to the physical symptoms which can occur monthly in relation to the menstrual cycle. Pmdd refers to the emotional symptoms that occur. Since the mind and body are related, it is rare to have one without at least some of the other. ...Read more