Patient discussion about sound

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Q. what causes the sound of cracking noises in the head all the time

it was said i had acute sinusitis but honestly i think it is more . I don't know why i have cracking noises in my head . I am very concerned about this also my neck is always stiff feeling and aching all the time. . My eyes are very tired and i see blue spots and they hurt behind the eye very badly . I have headaches very often
A1wow...that really sounds serious...i have chronic sinusitis and i can tell you i had horrible headaches but nothing like you describe now. i would strongly consider going to a hospital and checking it out...
tell us what was the result!
A2Gee Jennife, If I had all these things going on at once I'd be very concerned to get a proper diagnosis.
Were you, or are you on any medication for the Sinusitis? Could you be having a side affect to any meds? I don't know what to tell you but if you've been treated are still having all this trouble, you need to get a second opinion. Possibly an MRI might give a clearer picture if there is something else going on.
You should tell your doctor how you feel and that you would like to get an X'ray, MRI or a second opinion as it is causing you undue stress and worry. You have to be
persistent sometimes as some doctors don't like to be told they have misdiagnosed the problem. Good luck.

Q. Atkins diet? Is it good as it sounds?

I'm 17..about 5'2 145 lbs.. I need to lose as much weight as possible in 3 weeks ..Anyone know what kind of results i can expect on atkins?
A1I originally did Atkins 4 years ago. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months and kept if off about a year. I gradually started cheating more and more and exercising less, until now it's all back. Atkins works for me because I naturally crave protein. I am ok with eating lots of eggs. But, the weight only comes off if exercise is included in the plan.
A2I think that the key to weight loss is not so much as dieting but taking control over what and how much you eat. I eat at least six times a day, thats four meals and two snacks. The protions that i eat however are not that big. I mostly just eat until I'm full or just satisfied. I really dont excercise either except for walking and I have lost 55 pounds over about a 3 or month period. I LOVE food and the few diets that i did try didnt work, either because I was still hungry or I just didnt stick to them long enough to see results. I don't know if this works for everyone, but it worked for me. I think this worked because eating six meals a day kept my metabolism running almost constantly, so i ended up burning more calories than i took in. This might not take the weight off as fast as you would like, but this way you can lose the weight and keep it of. Good luck. Hope this helps.
A3Atkins gives good results, you loose weight but it’ll take you much more than 3 weeks and you’ll probably gain it back with a little extra after a while. My recommendation as an experienced person (I lost 26 lb 3 years ago and haven’t gained it back since), there isn’t any magical solution for it. It’s eating less, healthier and exercise. Stop eating cheeseburgers and take 30-45 minutes walk every day and you’ll like yourself better! Believe me.

Q. what kind of uses the medicine do with computers related to ultra sound?

how does the computer helps the doctors in the ultra sound? what do the compuers use for?
A1the computers help the doctors (in ultrasound cases) to interpret/convert the ultrasound waves into a specific imaging showed in the monitor. by that a doctor can find what is normal or not inside the patient's body.
for pregnancy purposes, it really helps patient in antenatal screening to find some abnormalities (if there's any) and to monitor the fetus' development along the 9-months pregnancy.

yesterday I wrote a short article about ultrasound update :
A2wow, our days there are wonderful tools that computers give us. the 3D ultrasound gives you an ability to get a 3D picture of your fetus. and it's a computer program-

and also helps in locating and destroying kidney stones.

a wonderful combination those two tools...

Q. Any experience with autism here? If you had autism, would your voice sound differently from the majority?

Hello , One of my friend tells me that he can identify child affected with autism very easily and he challenges me on that. Infact he says that the voice of child’s sound that is affected by autism sounds differently than the normal ones. Although I do not believe him and his theory does not make sense, I still do not want to take any chance. Any experience with autism here? If you had autism, would your voice sound differently from the majority? Please help
A1i know several people who suffers from Autism and none of them have any different voice then other people. but if your friend still insist - maybe he can help diagnose autistics! it's not easy in the conventional way :)
A2No my friend, autism doesn't affect your voice at all, but what stress, panic, anger, or being some how uncomfortable may change the tone or volume of their voice just like any other individual.

Q. In the meanwhile can someone give any hints if this sounds like diabetes or is a natural occurrence?

My husband and I are diabetic. My daughter is pregnant and has been fine so far. My daughter says that fluids are good for her and she drinks a lot of water. She also keeps snacking on a bag of toffees. Every day I see the same ritual. She says she is always hungry. She has a craving to eat anything that is sweet. I suspect that there is something wrong her. In the meanwhile can someone give any hints if this sounds like diabetes or is a natural occurrence?
A1One thing I learned from my doctor is that the body will attempt to eliminate high blood sugar by making you urinate more frequently. This is what makes you thirsty when your blood glucose is high, making you want to drink more and more. It causes the dry mouth in the morning when you wake up. This is what I was experiencing with my diabetic condition before I was diagnosed. I am an insulin resistsnt (type II) diabetic.

Thirst is just one symptom.

Getting an A1c test will determine if there is diabetes. You have to see a doctor for that and the results are usually irrefutable.

Eating sugar candy will raise the blood glucose level. This would be dangerous for a diabetic.

Tell the tohe doctor and get her tested or evaluated and then you will know the real medical condition. All any of us can do on a forum like this is share experiences and info we learn. Nothing anyone suggests can substitute for what a doctor can easily determine for something like this with a blood test.
A2no it doesn't. there is no connection between the craving for sweets and diabetes. high blood sugar can be obtained without eating sugar. it is an hormonal process and the only thing that matters is the insulin amount your pancreas manufacture.
A3Yes, It looks like gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes starts in the middle of the pregnancy and can continue after the birth of child. Any woman with a family history of diabetes or who is obese can be affected by this. Women with gestational diabetes will feel hunger and thirst more than the normal pregnant woman. They may feel fatigue at times.

Q. the R side of my stomach is hurting bad and it is going down my leg and in my back does that sound like this

AWell it all depends on how long these pains have been going on. If it is a matter of 1-2 days, this pain , if very very strong and accompanied by nausea or vomiting, can certainly be an acute appendicitis attack, which should make you hurry up to seek medical attention. If the pain is tolerable, and has been going on for more than few days, it is not compatible with appendicitis pain, but can be a lot of other reasons, for instance- gall bladder problems (for instance - stones) or renal stones.
Either way you have to see a doctor about this pain if you want proper diagnosis and treatment.
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