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Why do I randomly feel "high" for no good reason?

Life is a high: Every day I wake up is a great day. We create our own happiness and our own individual highs. Good for you! ...Read more

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Woke up just now in the middle of the night with my back hurting a lot for no good reason. What can I do? My mid to high back is hurting very much, and there has been no recent trauma to it or reason that I can think of for it to be hurting. This happened

Woke up just now in the middle of the night with my back hurting a lot for no good reason. What can I do? My mid to high back is hurting very much, and there has been no recent trauma to it or reason that I can think of for it to be hurting. This happened

Pain: Pain in the thoracic spine may be from a compression fracture. Sometimes compression fractures happen from very minimal trauma. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor in the morning. If you develop bowel and bladder retention or incontinence or weakness or simply can not handle the pain then you should immediately go to the emergency room. Good luck!

please see my health guide on compression fractures. ...Read more

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How are mthfr mutations and chiari malformation related? Should I get tested if I have chiari? (and high B6 levels, for no good reason)

How are mthfr mutations and chiari malformation related? Should I get tested if I have chiari? (and high B6 levels, for no good reason)

Forgive my frankness: One lab is promoting testing for mthfr mutations despite the fact that they merely identify folks who may be at slightly extra risk for this-and-that and who need to be extra-sure they get enough nutrients. A majority of people carry at least one 'mutant mghfr' and this is generating all kinds of scares. No relatioship to your chiari. ...Read more

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I want to know the reason behind that my temperature is high inside my body but not high when I measure it?

I want to know the reason behind that my temperature is high inside my body but not high when I measure it?

Feeling hot?!: What you have noticed is the difference between "running a fever" (being febrile in medical language), and "feeling feverish." the former points to having an elevated body temperature confirmed by thermometer, while the later describe the sensation of having a high temperature when the thermometer says you don't. Both bodily states can mean infection, and neither should be ignored. ...Read more

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My weight keep increasing even though I exercise every other day. I wonder what can be the reason. I don't eat lot of unhealthy food or high quantities of food?

My weight keep increasing even though I exercise every other day. I wonder what can be the reason. I don't eat lot of unhealthy food or high quantities of food?

Keep a record: Of ALL the calories you consume and the exact amount of exercise and type and take this to a nutritionist or a clinician. You don't give your age or gender, but women over 50 must exercise at least 45 minutes a day to keep from gaining weight. And it could also be another medical condition. ...Read more

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RBC came back slightly high at 4.97. Any reason why? Or just a fluke?

Not a reliable test: You will find easier to follow your hemoglobin (Hgb) level instead of RBC numbers. Hgb is a more reliable test than RBC numbers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can be the reason for extremely high values of bilirubins?

Can you tell me what can be the reason for extremely high values of bilirubins?

See below: Blockage of common bile duct due to stones, pancreatic cancer, viral hepatitis, advanced cirrhosis, and metastatic cancer in the liver some genetic disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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For what reason is my hubby having to take tablets for both high and low pressure?

Good question: There has been a communication breakdown. Try to find out what is really going on. ...Read more

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My body temperature rises very high for no apparent reason. I has only happened twice about 8 weeks apart?

My body temperature rises very high for no apparent reason. I has only happened twice about 8 weeks apart?

High temp: Not sure what you mean by "high" but if over 101 f and it occurs again you need to be evaluated for a possible occult (hidden) infectious process. It is preferable to have blood tests (including possible blood cultures) at the time your fever is spiking, so if it happens again, be seen immediately (same day). ...Read more

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I have always had high pressure and I don't know why, any reason. Today was 162/113? what are main reasons for constant high pressure,

I have always had high pressure and I don't know why, any reason. Today was 162/113? what are main reasons for constant high pressure,

Second. Hypertention: At 25 years, you seem too young for usual causes of hypertension like hardening of arteries etc. Pl get yourself evaluated by your PCP for your kidney functions for conditions like renal artery disease or Pheochromocytoma etc. Pl see attached for further info. Hope you feel better, soon:) ...Read more

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My pressure is high during early morning 140/105, during the other part of the day it's normal, what could be the reason please advise?

My pressure is high during early morning 140/105, during the other part of the day it's normal, what could be the reason please advise?

Maybe a dosing issue: If your on BP meds you need an evening dose to protect you over night and thru the "golden hrs" where a great deal of pts have heartattacks and srokes. Your morning meds drop the daytime BP but by end of day and into next am your BP rebounds. Twice daily BP rx will fix this. ...Read more

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I have diabetes since 2008.I use 28 unitslantus on 9pm per day. All was ok but I get up with high bloodsugar last 2months. What could be reason of it?

I have diabetes since 2008.I use 28 unitslantus on 9pm per day. All was ok but I get up with high bloodsugar last 2months. What could be reason of it?

Not enough insulin: If you have true type 1 dm, you need rapid acting Insulin before each meal in addition to the nightly lantus (insulin glargine). If you have type 2 diabetes, which is more likely if you've significantly overweight, you need meal time Insulin and/or other medication -- in either case, you need to be following a diet and exercise regimen as well as monitoring, prevention, etc. ...Read more

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What is the reason for sudden high palpitations?

What is the reason for sudden high palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am not high from benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What could be the reason that I am not high from benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would not: Be anticipated to make someone feel "high". ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind having high HCG levels?

What could be the reason behind having high HCG levels?

HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that normally supports the development of the egg in the ovary, its release and then helps support pregnancy. However, some abnormal tissues can also produce this hormone or one very similar to it. Most pregnancy tests are based on this hormone. It use as a tumor marker requires a different setting and test system. ...Read more

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I randomly have shaky vision, what could be the reason why?

I randomly have shaky vision, what could be the reason why?

See eye MD: Several things can cause your vision to appear "shaky, " usually conditions associated with a neurological problem. Your best course of action is to see an eye md, who will then decide whether you should also see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

No: There is always a reason for weight gain. If overeating is not the reason, then a medical evaluation for other causes is advisable. ...Read more

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Why do random parts of my body have pains for no given reason?

Needs further exam: It can be many reasons. First, you need to consult your doctor to have some screening test. It can be growth pain. It can be polymyalgia, myositis, fibromyalgia, etc. ...Read more

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Eating good diets but weight is not growing. What is the reason?

Eating good diets but weight is not growing. What is the reason?

Watch portion sizes: Monitor you glycemic index. Watch your glycemic load. Check you basal metabolic rate. You may be eating the wrong foods. Exercise if possible. Calculate your bmr, and make sure your calorie count stays less then this. Eat foods that have a low gi. Lots of chicken, fish, vegetables. If this fails, you may need medication. New one is qysmia now fda approved. ...Read more

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Is there any good reason to take two different medicines to accomplish the same purpose?

Sure: This can happen in many different situations. For example some people have very difficult, to control blood pressure. It can require more than 1 medicine to reach the appropriate levels. ...Read more

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How can you tell if there's a good reason for getting angry or if you are just overreacting?

How can you tell if there's a good reason for getting angry or if you are just overreacting?

Irritation: The key question is whether you are more "irritable" than usual - in other words are you more sensitive than usual to others. A few questions to ask yourself - do you notice that the drivers are particularly stupid, when someone asks you a questions are your more irritated than usual... One of my patients described irritability this way - doc you are not doing a very good job today. ...Read more

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I have always had a hard time concentraiting, what is a common reason for this in young adults and a good remidy?

I have always had a hard time concentraiting, what is a common reason for this in young adults and a good remidy?

Unfocused: Common reasons for problems concentrating include: poor sleep, lack of exercise, inadequate nutrition, supplement/vitamin misadventures, substance abuse, caffeine/energy drinks, stress, depression, and anxiety. Underlying medical disorders can contribute. Add can be meaningfully evaluated via self-report scales/psychoeducational tests. Excellent prognosis with stimulants + metacognitive therapy. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am so randomly itchy?

What could be the reason that I am so randomly itchy?

Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What test should be done to exclude tumor as reason of too high prolactin?

What test should be done to exclude tumor as reason of too high prolactin?

Usually one: Identifies a prolactin secreting tumor by galactorhea, milk from the nipple, and in women, amenorrhe, no periods. Prolactin is a pituitary tumor, so imaging the brain, specifically sella turcica, is first step, visual fields can be done in the office to discern optic chiasm pressure, check other pituitary hormones. ...Read more

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Any reason why are the symptoms for low and high serotonin levels the same?

Any reason why are the symptoms for low and high serotonin levels the same?

Not sure about that: Low seratonin causes depressive symptoms. We use SSRI medications to increase the amount of seratonin available in the brain and this improves mood. When there is an abnormally high level of seratonin you get agitation, rapid heart beat, diarrhea, high blood pressure, fever, sweats. ...Read more

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I am 18years old but my uric acid index ald high, what the reason and how could I do?

I am 18years old but my uric acid index ald high, what the reason and how could I do?

Rx person, not labs: If you do not have symptoms or signs of gout, and the value is only slightly high, and you're not drinking a lot of alcohol, and your kidney function tests are otherwise normal, i'd remember this but not try to alter a lab value. Should it persist, consider some modest dietary alterations that might lower your uric acid output ("low purine). If gout does develop, long-term rx usually works well. ...Read more

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My BP suddenly went dangerously high after living at high altitude for over 6 months. What is the reason for this?

My BP suddenly went dangerously high after living at high altitude for over 6 months. What is the reason for this?

Not the cause: It's unlikely that altitude is the cause. See this science-based article from the u of hawaii: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10453102. ...Read more

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What illness increases libido? Recently for no reason my libido has become extremely high all the time. What could cause this?

What illness increases libido? Recently for no reason my libido has become extremely high all the time. What could cause this?

Most likely your age: While there are some rare physical causes which can intensify sex drive, most likely it is within normal range for your age or may be related to psychological factors. If your physical health is ok you should have a mental health evaluation if this has become a problem for you. ...Read more

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Would there be any value/reason to having a crown with porcelain fused to a gold crown vs. Porcelin fused to a high nobel metal crown?

Would there be any value/reason to having a crown with porcelain fused to a gold crown vs. Porcelin fused to a high nobel metal crown?

Gold margin: A gold margin would be less noticeable if the gum receded. Also, depending on the amount of tooth reduction, the gold crown would be more esthetic. ...Read more

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Cpk level 856. I did pt for 3 days rested 3 days and did 1 day of pt and the next day I had my levels checked. Could this be the reason they are high?

Cpk level 856. I did pt for 3 days rested 3 days and did 1 day of pt and the next day I had my levels checked. Could this be the reason they are high?

Of course: The reference range is set for people who do not exercise. When I've tested medical students, essentially everybody who exercises strenuously is above "normal", with values up to 5000 in one guy who'd just spent a weekend cutting and hauling lumber and 3000 in a guy who'd just done 450 lb squats for 45 minutes. Stop worrying about this. ...Read more

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What is the Reason for high dia blood pressure 97?

What is the Reason for high dia blood pressure 97?

Causes: Overweight, artifactual measurement, cuff too small for arm, excess salt in the diet, excess alcohol consumption, use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in susceptible people, genetic predisposition, most any form of kidney disease, licorice. There are other causes but those are the most common. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of high lymphocytes in WBC?

What can be the reason of high lymphocytes in WBC?

Several things: Smoking can cause this (called polyclonal lymphocytosis), chronic leukemia, viral infections. If persistently elevated, you should see a hematologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What reason could be for a high wbc, abs neutrophils & creatinine levels are high?

What reason could be for a high wbc, abs neutrophils & creatinine levels are high?

They mean...: High WBC with abnormal neutrophils suggests your body is fighting hard for infection for you, and high creatinine indicates impaired kidney working ability now. But how do these numbers hold for the future? That will depend on the result of follow-up clinically along with further tests as needed. So, work with doctor closely.

Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more

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And what is a reason to go on a high potassium diet?

And what is a reason to go on a high potassium diet?

Low potassium: Potassium is a necessary ion (electrolyte) which is necessary for all cells but especially cardiac conduction. Low potassium raises the risk of arrhythmias. Kidneys very closely regulate potassium. Diarrhea, diuretics, vomiting, severe sweating, nasogastric drainage and (maybe) bizarre diet can cause a low potassium. If a measured potassium is low, supplementation with diet or meds is advised. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it feels good after I cut myself?

Is there a reason it feels good after I cut myself?

It could be a sense: Of relief. Someone who feels empty inside may cut to feel "something". Someone who is hurting emotionally may cut so that the physical pain will distract them. Some cut to punish themselves. One may cut in the belief that they will let out negativity or evil. Regardless of why you use cutting to cope it is unhealthy. There are better ways to cope and to feel better. Please get help. Dialectic. ...Read more