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Why Is Osteoarthritis Worse During Flu
Hormonal changes : With possible changes in hormonal levels during period there is possible change in perception of pain, emotion, sense of well being change. That makes the symptoms of fibromyalgia or arthritic good or bad. Try few things and may help further (1) good quality 8 hours of sleep ( 10pm-6am), (2) balance diet, (3) avoid stimulants, relaxation, breathing exercise/yoga, good daily bm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
For 57+ female with arthritis, knee joint feels little heavier during cold weather but fine during hot climates. Is it normal ?
Hot flushes constantly. Also, battling with severe knee pain at rest which constantly wakes me during the night. Hot & cold during night. What is it ?
Could be: Women have wide variety of symptoms during menstruation and nausea/vomiting can be one of the more severe. Sweating may be associated with the nausea and vomiting. If bad symptoms d/w doctor use of birth control or meds to control this and pregnancy should be ruled out if not done so already. ...Read more
Lately i'm having excessive gas attacks. Especially during the night. However when i take a probiotic it gets better. What is the probable cause?
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! is it why my joints hurts ? I have RA !
You are correct: You are correct. It is not a myth. Joseph hollander, md proved that in the early 1960s using a climate chamber. No one is sure of the exact mechanism but it may have to do with delayed ability to equalize pressure inside the joint to the outside barometric pressure as the outside pressure falls. ...Read more
My epigastric pain is worse at night. Is it true that (gastric) acid production increases when you stay up late/ all night? How is that so?
Lifestyle changes!: Many people with reflux find that it is worse at night or when they first wake up. When you are lying flat gastric acid may reflux proximally causing increased symptoms. This can be worse with eating right before bed, eating large meals late, eating spicy food, significant alcohol, caffeine, antiinflammatory intake. If this is you, consider some lifestyle changes and/or see family doc! ...Read more
Acute bronchitis. Was feeling better w anti but im starting to cough more, with light headaches. cant tell if fever cuz the weather temperate is high?
Hydrate: Try hydrating yourself better with water and see if that makes you feel better. ...Read more
Unlikely: Allergic reactions to Acetaminophen (apap) occur in less than 1% of cases and symptoms are typical for allergic reaction, such as causing itchy, red rash/hives or anaphylaxis (allergic reaction affecting several organ systems). Pain in abdomen or extremity can be caused by apap in 1-10% of users, mechanism unknown. More likely, pain increase in area being treated is due to lack of effect by apap. ...Read more
Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.
Have you had a : Pedicure recently? Is the swelling near the nail? You may have a mild infection. "Not moving it, makes it worse" is puzzling. Can you tell us anything more? ...Read more
Does PMS make herniated disk pain worse? My disk pain is chronic, nerves damaged... But seems worse with PMS. Is that why it feels worse?
No.: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wake during the night sweating & shivering but also feel confused and hallucinations, is this a fever?Only get it during the night,Drs don't know why?
Physical Eval 1st: The first step is complete physical evaluation with appropriate blood tests. There are several physical conditions where night seats and other symptoms can be manifested. Drug and alcohol withdrawal also have to be considered There also is possibility of having some variation of PTSD or other underlying psychological reason that are triggering these symptoms and/or nightmares. ...Read more
Probably not: This answer may generate controversy. Many of my patients absolutely swear that they can predict the weather based on their joint symptoms, and there may be something to it. The explanation usually revolves around changes in barometric pressure. However, in the limited scientific studies available patients couldn't predict the weather based on their joint symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are allergies bad during the winter months? It seems as if the more water i drink, the more dehydrated, i feel becasue the air is so dry at home.
Heat and dust mites: Winter allergies are mostly due to dust mites and also pet dander. Lower the heat setting in the house and considering getting a humidifier. If you have allergies to dust mites or pet dander, getting an air purifier will also help. You can also try using a saline nasal spray to hydrate your nasal passages. ...Read more
Perthes diagnosis @age 4. Now hip/knee ache often esp if cold or about to storm. Lately when hip hurts other random joints ache. 26 too young for arthritis?
See MD: Perthes disease can cause hip problems later in life . However perthes @ age 4 generally does not cause as signifigant problems as those who develop it later in adolescence; so hopefully u are not developing arthritis ... Best option is to see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and x-rays . Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have silent thyroiditis. What is the most common outcome of this over time? My flare ups are slowly getting worse but ibuprofen still helps
Yes: Cold weather increase pain locally due to the constriction of regional vasa of circulation due to cold, preventin the aresa to receive many substances (likeendorphins) with opioid-like effect, relieving pain. ...Read more
What can mimic sad symptoms during the summer, but is not reverse sad? My symptoms follow traditional sad not rsad, but occur during the summer.
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