Atypical anxiety in adults with Parkinson's disease ranged from 15% to 51% in a systematic review of 60 studies. Anxiety is common in Parkinson's disease (PD) and has been shown to increase functional disability and decrease quality of life, but atypical presentations of anxiety are underrecognized and often undertreated in PD patients, wrote Nadeeka N. Dissanayaka, PhD, of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues. In a study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , the researchers conducted a systematic review of 60 studies to better characterize atypical PD-related anxiety. Fourteen studies involved Anxiety Not Otherwise Specified (NOS), 31 included fluctuating anxiety symptoms, and 22 included Fear of Falling (FOF).
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'High Normal' Sodium, Poor Hydration Linked to Heart Failure
Having a "high normal" serum sodium level in midlife, which reflects less than optimal fluid intake, is associated with an increased risk for left ventricular hypertrophy — a heart failure (HF) precursor — and for HF itself, in older age, a new study suggests. Compared with middle-aged adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study with normal serum sodium, those with levels of 142 to 146 mmol/L were more likely to have left ventricular hypertrophy or HF when they were in their 70s and 80s, independent of other risk factors.
Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Diabetes Remission, Cut Cancer Risk
Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery and had 10-year durable diabetes remission had a 60% lower risk of incident cancer than patients who had usual obesity care. And women who had bariatric surgery had a 42% lower risk of having cancer during a median 21-year follow-up, compared to women who had usual obesity care. These findings from 701 patients in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) Study who had type 2 diabetes were recently published in Diabetes Care. The results illustrate the "connection between glucose control and cancer prevention" and suggest that "among patients with type 2 diabetes, many cancer cases are preventable," lead author Kajsa Sjöholm, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, said in a press release from the university.
How to get some relief from tension headache?
Hello, I am 23 years old. I get severe tension headache. How to get some relief from tension headache? Please advise some home remedies. Do I need to seek medical attention? Please confirm.
How to taken care of dry skin in winter?
Hello, I am 21 years old. I have dry skin. I moisturize my skin a lot. Please advise on how to take care of my skin during winter.
RE: Why aspirin should not be taken in dengue?
@awanish The infecting organism in dengue affects the platelets which are responsible for clotting and in turn increase the tendency for a person to bleed. Aspirin and Ibuprofen, too, have similar reactions to the human body. Together they could cause the person to bleed excessively pushing the person towards 'Dengue Shock syndrome'. Once the person reaches that stage, immediate medical attention and hospitalisation is necessary
RE: Foods need to be avoided in asthma disease?
@sreejon Foods rarely trigger an asthma attack. But the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction to some foods can mimic asthma symptoms. The first step is to know if you have a food allergy. Any abnormal reaction to a food is considered an adverse reaction. Adverse reactions can either be: Food allergy: When your immune system reacts to proteins in foods that usually are safe or harmless. Your doctor can do skin tests to find out if you’re sensitive to certain foods. Food intolerance: When your body responds to the food, not your immune system. Examples include food poisoning, reactions to chemicals in food or drinks such as caffeine, or reflux. The most common foods associated with allergic symptoms are: Eggs, Cow's milk, Peanuts, Soy, Wheat, Fish, Shrimp and other shellfish.
RE: Which fruits are good for treating constipation?
@paromita Oranges are packed with vitamin C and fibres, which help increase the bulk in your stool. They are also a good source of naringenin, a flavonoid that (according to some studies) can work like a laxative. Pack them for snacks or throw them into salads. Juicing oranges may cost you a good dose of fiber. Therefore, it is best to have them whole and raw.
The high-fibre content in bananas may work wonders to soothe effects of constipation. They can help you push out the waste better by making stools easier to pass.
Raspberries provide 8 grams of fibre in one cup, as per the USDA. According to the book, 'Healing Foods', eating mulberries can strengthen the digestive tract and ease bloating and constipation. Berries are both delightful and nutritious if you can tuck into them raw, or use them as a topping for your cereals. Figs are not available all year round, which is why when it is in season you must make most of it. Figs are a fantastic source of fibre, which are vital for maintaining a healthy digestive system.
RE: Why do my kid complains of frequent abdominal pain ?
@tiash Almost all children have abdominal pain at one time or another. Abdominal pain is pain in the stomach or belly area. It can be anywhere between the chest and groin. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. But sometimes abdominal pain can be a sign of something serious. When your child complains of abdominal pain, see if they can describe it to you. Here are different kinds of pain: Generalized pain or pain over more than half of the belly. Your child can have this kind of pain when they have a stomach virus, indigestion, gas, or when they become constipated. Cramp-like pain is likely to be due to gas and bloating. It is often followed by diarrhea. It is usually not serious. Colicky pain is pain that comes in waves, usually starts and ends suddenly, and is often severe. Localized pain is pain in only one area of the belly. Your child may be having problems with their appendix, gallbladder, a hernia (twisted bowel), ovary, testicles, or stomach (ulcers).
RE: Is drinking coffee linked to insomnia?
@minnu Caffeine is a natural psychoactive substance widely used in foods and beverages across the world. Caffeine is found in many plants, including coffee beans, tea leaves, cacao pods, and kola nuts. Caffeine is also synthetically produced and used in medications and energy drinks for its energizing and alertness-promoting effects. It is most often consumed in drinks. Since there are so many variations in caffeinated products, it can be hard to know exactly how much caffeine is in a particular drink, especially a fresh-brewed cup of tea or coffee that has no label. Generally speaking though, coffee is the most potent and most consumed caffeinated beverage. A single eight ounce cup of coffee contains between 95-200mg of caffeine. For comparison, a 12 ounce soda contains 35-45mg, about half the amount of a weaker cup of coffee. Drinking excessive coffee is definitely linked to your insomnia. You should reduce it immediately.
RE: Menorrhagia- symptoms and causes??
@vatan Menorrhagia is heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Many women have this type of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be related to a number of conditions including problems with the uterus, hormone problems, or other conditions. While heavy bleeding can make it tough to take part in normal daily life at times, there are treatments to help.
During your menstrual cycle, if an egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining breaks down, and bleeds. The egg and the uterine lining are then shed during your period.
Hormone problems or conditions that affect the uterus can result in heavy bleeding. Other diseases or bleeding disorders can also cause it.
Hormone problems include:
Imbalance of estrogen and progesterone or other hormones
Problems with the uterus include:
Fibroids (non cancerous)
Pregnancy problems (such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy)
Use of an intrauterine device (IUD)
Other conditions such as thyroid, kidney or liver disease, cancer or bleeding disorders can also cause heavy bleeding.
If you have to change your pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours because it is soaked, or bleed longer than 7 days, see your doctor. Spotting or bleeding between periods is also a sign of a problem.
The symptoms of menorrhagia may look like other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
RE: Treatment of seasonal allergies by natural product
@Tanisha Lisha is a candidate for self-treatment, especially since her physician advised her to self-treat her allergies. There are some data suggesting that milk thistle may be effective for allergies when used in combination with cetirizine. In a study, researchers found 140 mg of milk thistle 3 times daily in combination with cetirizine decreased the severity of allergies compared with cetirizine alone. However, there are currently no data suggesting that milk thistle alone would be beneficial. Since Lisha is not opposed to conventional medicine, it might be beneficial to educate her on the research regarding milk thistle. She should be advised not to use milk thistle as monotherapy to treat her seasonal allergies. Since there are good data supporting the use of cetirizine to treat seasonal allergies, it would be appropriate to recommend cetirizine 10 mg daily. It is also important to monitor Lisha for allergy symptoms. If her symptoms improve, it would be appropriate to continue cetirizine as monotherapy. If they do not improve, she could consider using a combination of products. Other nonpharmacologic therapies such as saline mists and avoiding pollen may also be beneficial for Lisha.
RE: Surgery in ulcerative colitis?
@Pratibha Surgery is undertaken in patients not responding to medical treatments (or for the reasons mentioned previously). Surgery may also be used when patients have poorly controlled frequently relapsing disease. In ulcerative colitis surgery (a colectomy) offers the hope of a cure, by removing the diseased portion of the gastrointestinal tract. This contrasts with Crohn’s disease, where surgery is undertaken for symptomatic relief. However, as Crohn’s disease can affect the whole of the gastrointestinal tract it is not curative, and the disease often recurs in a different area following surgery.