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When Someone Is Said To Have Emotional Problems What Does That Actually Mean
"Emotional Problems": I agree with dr. Chen and the possibilities he raises. But this term is so wide it defines little, and you would need to ask the speaker what s/he means. There are myriad ways that we can experience, display, and respond to hurt -- often resulting in behaviors that we later regret. That said, we've all known people who go "off" with little provocation -- or maybe we even are that person! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frontal disconnect: I can't answer for the whoever quoted that phrase to you but as a neurologist when someone says "judgment" was affected by a stroke it makes me think of impulsiveness, lack of concentration, or acting without considering consequences. If you'd like to share more information with me on this case write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and input Key Code PDXFNR to set up an appointment ...Read more
If someone is told that there heart is only working at 5% what does this mean and what can happen to the person if this is so?
B12 deficiency: occurs when intake of B 12 is inadequate, such as a strict vegan diet, or when absorption is impaired. Impaired absorption can occur if the intestine is diseased such as in Crohn's disease or a key cofactor is absent as in Pernicious anemia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What to do if I have not seen anything that would distinguish it. Anybody know what it affects and can explain it in an understandable way?
No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For me it is called: Normal. I don't know if there is a medical name for that. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's true that when someone is in a coma, they can hear things, but can't respond?
It can be true: Coma is a state where people do not respond to the environment. There are several causes of coma. It can be induced by medications, can be caused by trauma, infection as exemple of a few. Depending of the depth of the coma or the cause and where the lesion is the patient might be able to hear but not respond. ...Read more
If I have a fear of something but don't know what it is exactly, does that mean i might have an anxiety disorder?
Possible: Fear that has no object is certainly a sign of anxiety, however it also can be a sign of other mental disorders, in order to get a clearer answer , you may want to get evaluated by a psychiatrist to rule out other causes. After that they can direct you to the best course of action to control the symptoms feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Severe diabetes with it's multi-system effects can make pregnancy less likely or a health risk to the mother.However, a woman with diabetes can become pregnant & if well managed can have a relatively normal pregnancy.This often takes coordination between the diabetes team/ob & receiving pediatrician. Infants of diabetics are at risk of a variety of medical problems at birth. Many do quite well. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have anxiety when you can't control people or situations? What kind of anxiety is it?
Mission impossible: Undertaking to control either people or situations is a 'mission impossible"! the frustration or anxiety that results is unavoidable until you find a realistic goal. Cbt therapy might help to understand your well-intended and common confusion. Mindfulness meditation can be helpful. You'll redirect your efforts toward things you can effect. It involves awareness and acceptance and it works. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know what it means when a girls tummy is getting hard and have no cravings what does that mean? Is it normal or not?
?: Having no cravings is certainly normal. " a girls tummy is getting hard" could mean a variety of things. Given you ask these two questions at once I am reading between the lines and thinking you are concerned about potential pregnancy? Please check a home pregnancy test to be sure! Best of luck and thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
High functioning: This term is usually used to describe individuals who have difficulty with social interactions, including not being able to read body language, facial expressions and have difficulty tolerating those who do not adhere to social rules. These people often do not seek out social interactions. ...Read more
Is it possible that someone could be hyperventilating when nervous and not even realize it? If so, how does this work in the body?
Fight or flight: When we come under threat or feel nervous our fight or flight response kicks in heartrate and respiration rate increase and along with a narrowing of vision or focus on the threat we can become less aware of our breathing, only making it all worse - the classical cure for that is taking some long deep breaths, holding, exhaling slowly, holding, long deep breath. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a disease is genetic, does that mean that everyone with that disease is related?
No,it is from a gene: No, it means that the cause of the disease is from a gene. Sometimes, however, there are spontaneous mutations in the gene. Certain conditions, such as neurofibromatosis, have a very high spontaneous mutation rate, so there will be no family history of the disease prior to the affected patient. Because it is an autosomal dominant disease, any child will have a 50% chance of having the disease. ...Read more
Can someone explain to me what deeper t-waves on an EKG means or indicates. I was told that this could be my "normal" but I have no understanding?
PET scan: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique. It pairs gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide. By choosing fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), an analogue of glucose, the concentrations of tracer imaged will indicate tissue metabolic activity in most malignancies since they actively utilize glucose uptake as part of their anaerobic metabolic pathway ...Read more
Endorphin shock can someone explain to me the symptoms of this and what it truly means how does it happen?
Some relief with act: Very complex question and hard to answer. The body has endorphins or endogenous morphines released by the pituitary gland in the brain and act as neurotransmitters in our bodies. These can be release from the brain with exercise, excitement, pain, eating spicy food, and sexual activity. These can cause the endorphin shock. There is still some discussion on this and is complex but short reply ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does mean when you have protien in your blood.. My father is having kidney problems does that mean there could be cancer some where ?
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