Patient discussion about cause

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Q. What Causes Dizziness?

My husband is 55 years old. Lately he's been experiencing dizziness when he gets up from sitting for a while. What could be the cause?
A1We often feel dizzy when we are very tired, however real dizziness could indicate on a variety of problems: neurological, cardiovascular (for instance low blood pressure), nutritional (for example lack of glucose), dehydration and more. When someone complains about experiencing dizziness when getting up from sitting or lying down, the cause is usually a sudden drop in blood pressure (called orthostatic hypotension).
A2Dizziness is a symptom that is related to many conditions. The cause could be cardiovascular, for instance heart rhythm dysfunction (arrhythmias), new anemia, or a sudden drop in blood pressure, that cause irregular blood supply to the brain. Dizziness could also suggest a problem in the vestibular system of the inner ear, which is necessary for equilibrium. This symptom can be very disturbing and on going dizziness should be investigated.

Q. What causes dizziness?

I’m a 55 years old woman with 2 children, and in the last few weeks I have a feeling of dizziness every time I stand up from my bed. What cause this feeling? Does it mean I have some serious thing? I also have hypertension and diabetes that are usually stable.
A1If this feeling appears solely on standing up, it maybe related to drugs you take to treat your hypertension (It’s called “orthostatic hypertension”). You should report this to your doctor and maybe changing your treatment can make this feeling disappear.
A2Many things can cause dizziness, from simple and mild problems to life risking situations. You should see a doctor to diagnose this dizziness.

Q. What causes asthma?

My 5 year old son has trouble breathing sometimes after he runs around too much. My friend suggested he might have asthma. What causes this disease?
A1Another consideration is that food sensitivities can exacerbate asthma.
http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C118126.html
A2It is sometimes inherited by other family members and possibly could be caused by others smoking around child.
A3same here


Q. What Causes Acute Appendicitis?

I've heard that appendicitis is a very common situation. What causes it to happen? Is there a way to avoid it?
A1Appendicitis is caused by an infection of the appendix, usually from bacterias that are already located in the abdomen. It is not a situation that can be avoided and can occur in a high prevalence in the population.
A2Acute appendicitis is indeed a relatively common situation. The small appendix is located next to the intestine, a very non-sterile area of the body, due to the large amount of intestinal bacteria. Therefore, the appendix can easily become infected and cause strong abdominal pain. There is no way to predict who will develop this situation, and so we do not have a way to avoid it, however, quick medical care is the key to not developing complications.

Q. What Is the Cause for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I know rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that develops in adults. What causes this disease?
A1Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the problem is that the body attacks its own cells, in this case, the joints. The cause for this autoimmunity is unknown, and there are factors that are known to worsen an attack.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Rheumatoid_arthritis_joint.gif
A2Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints.The cause of RA is still unknown to this day. It has long been suspected that certain infections could be triggers for this disease, and an association between RA and two viral infections Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) has been found. Autoimmune diseases require that the affected individual have a defect in the ability to distinguish foreign molecules from the body's own, and that seems to be the basis of RA.

Q. What can cause arthritis?

Are there more then one?
A1I knew about it being an autoimmune disease, but your question med me search some information about it. So, here is everything summed up for you in a nice list ? :
http://orthopedics.about.com/od/hipkneearthritis/f/arthritis.htm
A2There are so many illnesses that arthritis is their symptom…and there are a long line of causes: could be infections, could be your own immune system attacks your joints, Could be erosion from overuse, could be parts of your immune system just sinking in the joints. And there are probably couple I missed…

Q. Many times I heard about Fibromyalgia. Now I want to know What Causes Fibromyalgia?

Hi listeners, many times I heard about Fibromyalgia. Even one of my close friends was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Now I want to know What Causes Fibromyalgia?
A1The causes of ‘fibromyalgia’ are unknown. There are probably a number of factors involved. Many people associate the development of fibromyalgia with a physically/emotionally stressful or traumatic event, such as an automobile- accident. Some connect it to repetitive injuries. Others link it to an illness. People with rheumatoid arthritis & other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, are more likely to develop Fibromyalgia. For others, fibromyalgia seems to occur spontaneously.
A2 My doctor has told me there is no known cause only hypotheses. So I can tell you what some people beleive causes it but anyone that suffers can tell you we would love to know the answer to this question!
Stress, trauma such as an accident or surgery, our bodies being more sensitivite to pain, and there are a lot of other studies But these things seem to rank in the top of articles I have read or from talking to doctors. I wish I could be more help and give you a better explanation BUT at this time we just don't seem to have one. That is what makes it so hard on sufferers of this syndrome...there is not a "test" for it or a cause so people can't understand it.
best,
brwnis65
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