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Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tuberculosis.Abdominal diseases like crohn’s disease, polyposis of colon, ulcerative colitis, liver cirrhosis ect…heart diseases like fallot’s tetralogy, subacute bacterial endocarditis and ect.. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Is there relationship between acidity and pluffy nostrils?

Is there relationship between acidity and pluffy nostrils?

Yes: Patients with acid reflux have a much higher incidence of nasal congestion and post nasal drainage than those who don't. Most patients with both reflux and these symptoms will improve on antacids. Putting saline into distal esophagus does nothing to nose but installing acid makes the nose congested so there is a relationship. Consider bid antacid trial for at least a month as test. ...Read more

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What is the relationship betweenn dehydration and sunken eye?

What is the relationship betweenn dehydration and sunken eye?

Dehydration: Since the body is 80% water, dehydration can lead to shrinkage of all the major tissues, including around the eye. When one is dehydrated, the eye appears sunken because the surrounding tissues are shriveling up. Try to drink 5-8 glasses of water per day, if you are of normal weight and are in good health. ...Read more

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What is the connection between having round finger and toe nails and needing a chest x-ray?

What is the connection between having round finger and toe nails and needing a chest x-ray?

Digital clubbing: If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this can cause nail changes (onychodystrophy) that cause the nail to be rounded like the surface of an upside-down spoon. This is referred to as clubbing of the nails. A chest x-ray may help the doctor diagnose lung disease, which COPD is. ...Read more

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What is the connection between having round finger and toe nails and needing a chest x-ray?

What is the connection between having round finger and toe nails and needing a chest x-ray?

Digital clubbing: If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this can cause nail changes (onychodystrophy) that cause the nail to be rounded like the surface of an upside-down spoon. This is referred to as clubbing of the nails. A chest x-ray may help the doctor diagnose lung disease, which COPD is. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between JRA and anemia?

What is the relationship between JRA and anemia?

Anemia can be JIA: Patients with JIA can get anemia. It is felt to be a problem with how the bone marrow handles iron, but there can be other reasons also. Your rheumatologist will be able to help clarify this issue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stunted growth and shortness?

What is the difference between stunted growth and shortness?

Terminology: You can be short because your growth was impaired "stunted" by chronic illness (kidney disease, severe asthma). A male child of parents averaging 5'10 should reach over 6' but would be stunted at 5'8".You can also be shorter than average if your growth follows that pattern based on your genetics. A male child of two 5 ft parents could only expect to reach 5'2.5 inches. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between craziness and big eyes?

Is there a relation between craziness and big eyes?

None: Although I am unaware of any scientific studies addressing this issue, my intuition is that there is no relationship. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

What is the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

Not much: Dilated cardiomyopathy leads to decrease pumping of blood to the brain and rest of the body. Pt. Usually get short of breath from mild to moderate physical exertion. May lead to congestive heart failure with activity limitations. Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is generalized pain in most areas of the body. Depression, lack of sleep, stress may increase the pain. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the relationship between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

Likely None: Probably no relationship. Pulmonary hypertension patients take diuretics (water pills) which can deplete potassium and magnesium; low levels of these can cause leg spasms/cramps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus? How to explain relationship between intraversical volume and pressure? Thanks

What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus?
How to explain relationship between intraversical volume and pressure? Thanks

Relationship: Renal glycosuria is a condition in which sugar is excreted in the urine due to a kidney conditon. Diabetes mellitus is due to insufficient insulin production in the pancras. Intravesical volume increases pressure in the bladder. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

Uveitis : Some people who get uveitis get it because of an autoimmune condition. Occasionally, this can affect your kidneys. I recommend immediate evaluation which may include blood work or urinalysis. ...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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Whats the difference between osteopenia and osteogenesis?

Whats the difference between osteopenia and osteogenesis?

Difference: Osteopenia refers to decreased bone mass, which results in increased bony fragility (increased risk for fracture). Osteogenesis refers to growth of new bone, which is what you want when you have a fracture or when you want a bone fusion to heal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between osteoperosis and brittle bone disease?

What's the difference between osteoperosis and brittle bone disease?

Osteoporosis vs OI: Osteoporosis is when the bone becomes weak due to age and decreased calcium metabolism. The bone canal (central portion) becomes wide and thus the bone becomes weak. We usually see osteoporosis is postmenopausal women and older patients. Brittle bone disease is known as osteogenesis imperfecta and is a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

By inflammation.: It the joint is inflamed, then arthritis is present. Signs of inflammation are heat, redness, swelling and pain at the site of the joint. Growing pains are usually just that--pains, without signs of inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more