Can a subdural hematoma cause a person to have abnormal EGK readings?
I never had issues with EKG readings until after I have a severe subdural hematoma.
I hit the top right side of my head (fell down some stairs) and the extreme left side of my body is numb.
How is chronic illness different from acute illness, and what are some examples please?
Are certain illnesses by nature chronic or acute, or by progression, and partake of both labels?
What precisely does it mean diagnostically speaking (in practical terms) to have a chronic or acute illness?
And (BQ) is it possible for one to have chronic health and acute wellness?
Chronic illnesses are illnesses that last for at least 3 months according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Acute illnesses are brief, abrupt, and sharp and last less than 3 months according to the same source.
Chronic diseases can include (but not limited to) Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Coronary Artery Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's, Crohn's Disease, and Lyme Disease.
Acute diseases include Strep, Influenza, bronchitis, appendicitis, meningitis, chlamydia, Malaria, and most other infectious diseases.
Certain illnesses (such as Lyme Disease) may either be acute or chronic, it depends on the immune system of the host and the time of infection.
Diagnostically speaking, a chronic illness is often serious and usually takes longer to find and diagnose. There is often no cure for a chronic disease. Acute diseases are fast and have noticeable symptoms (bleeding, pain, nausea etc.) and are often curable.
Chronic health is possible and acute illness is also possible.
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Andrew G. (+ info
How common is it to have chronic pain after dental implants?
I am suffering chronic pain two years after my second dental implant and have to take Neurontin (Gabapentin) 3 times per day to suppress it. My dentist and a neurologist say that this is probably caused by nerve damage. How common is this? What percentage of implants result in this kind of problem?
You really should not have a chronic pain after implants. If your dentist and neurologist have confirmed that it is due to nerve damage, it is my opinion you need to have the implant taken out and hope you rid this chronic pain.
Are you experiencing some numbness? I would get a second opinion on why you are still having chronic pain. Hope this helped. (+ info
What are the best ways to deal with chronic pain?
I have had chronic pain for over four years now due to my condition of Fibromyalgia, chronic bursitis/ tendonitis and lower spinal problems. What are some ways which can help me deal with this pain for the rest of my life?
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia so I know about chronic pain. My first suggestion would be to first deal with the actual cause instead of the symptoms. Anti-inflammatories would be a good way to reduce the inflamation. I take Celebrex but if that's too expensive, you can take either Ibuprofen or Tylenol or Naproxen (Aleve). After that, if you're still feeling the pain, speak with your doctor about pain management. (+ info
What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis?
I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.
Rhinitis is perhaps a symptom of sinusitis. It is typically evinced as a clear fluid that comes out of the nose. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities and sinus cause from infection or allergies. (+ info
What is the difference between Chronic and Congestive Heart Failure?
I see CHF used as an acronym all the time, for both chronic heart failure and congestive heart failure. Is there a difference between these two? Is one term more correct than the other?
chronic means bad ,worst chf is chronic to so they are both chronics (+ info
How long does a hematoma last after having heart catheterization?
I developed a very large hematoma on my upper thigh following a heart catheterization. It has been over three weeks, I have had one blood transfusion and am now on iron supplements. Nothing seems to be helping this thing go away. The doctors checked it and it is not an aneurysm, but I am still worried that it isn't healing quickly enough. Any thoughts?
A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin. Initially there is no bruising or color. Instead it first appears as a hard lump under the skin. Although the bleeding typically stops with the application of pressure, the bruise (the medical term is echymosis) will last a long time while the blood is resorbed by the body. In fact over time the area of echymosis will increase in size as the blood spreads out under the skin. Typically it will track down the thigh due to the effects of gravity. As the echymosis resolves the color will chnage from black and blue to yellow and green as it slowly fades away. Depending on the size of the original hematoma this can take up to 6 or 8 weeks. (+ info
What's the difference between Coronary Heart Disease and Chronic Heart Disease?
I have an exam coming up and we've been told to revise 'Chronic Heart Disease'. But there's hardly anything about that on the internet. Do I just revise Coronary Heart disease? What's the difference? I'm confused!
Hope you can help out.
Chronic refers to longstanding disease such as coronary artery disease producing angina and heart failure. It does not include acute heart attacks. (+ info