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What Is The Most Common Cause For Low Energy
Anything: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, chronic sinus problems, caffeine withdrawal, chronic illness (such as anemia) or allergies can cause low energy. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache: It takes a book to write about headaches. But among the patients I see at Urgent Care, it is migraine headache. I assume because it is more severe and harder to treat with OTC meds so they see doctor more. Other common causes are stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue that can trigger tension headache. ...Read more
Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule(s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more
Medication: A slow heart rate can be normal in fit individuals at rest. Many medications, notably beta blockers, slow the heart rate. A slow heart rate can also be due to disease of the av node, which conducts impulses from the atria to the ventricles. This can be due to scarring from heart attack or aging, and is seen in some infections such as lyme disease and chagas disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age, Hormones, tumor: Most common causes of irregular menses would be dysfunctional uterine bleeding and/or anovulatory cycles. Fibroids (benign tumors in uterus), or overgrowth of uterine lining ( benign or cancerous) can cause irreg bleeding as well. At 44 hormonal changes & perimenopause are likely causes. Ultrasound & labs can be done to evaluate for causes. Hormonal regulation or uterine procedures can be done. ...Read more
What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?
Stroke risk: Impaired circulation to the brain is a serious matter. Blood vessels can be clotted and may put one at risk for a stroke. Heart conditions can also cause impaired circulation throughout the body. There is not an easy simple answer, that could fix this. Each circulation problem is addressed with different tests and treatments. However, many problems can be treated and improve. ...Read more
Type 1 in younger...: Dm-1, or Insulin deficient diabetes is msot common in younger children, but the obesefication of america is increasing the number of type 2 diabetics (insulin resistance) skyrocket, although in young people type 1 is more common. Most people think it post-viral infection of beta cells producing Insulin that elicits an immune response which kills the Insulin producing beta cells. Insulin is the rx! ...Read more
Coping: There is no single cause for self-mutilating behavior. Generally, self-cutting is usually the result of an inability to cope in healthy ways with deep psychological distress. Some people have a hard time understanding, expressing, or managing their emotions. Cutting distracts them from these painful emotions and gives them a sense of control (albeit a false one). Talk to your doctor for more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and Genetic: Causes of high cholesterol are diet in high saturated fats and genetic we inherited from our parents there mau be no symptoms in most people and it is diagnosed by glood test.Rarely you see discoloured growths in the skin called xantholasma or bumps in tendons in the hands and feet. ...Read more
Illness/Malnutrition: Among the causes are excessive Insulin produced in the body (hyperinsulinemia), inborn errors of metabolism, medications and poisons, alcohol, hormone deficiencies, prolonged starvation, alterations of metabolism associated with infection, and organ failure. Please see a doctor as it is a dangerous condition. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Factors contribute to weight gain. Activity level and dietary input. As we mature metabolism slows down and we gain weight more easily. See doc to rule out medical causes and then a nutritionist for a safe and sensible food plan. Low carb and higher protein works well for some folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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