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    Hello people of Medical Perspectives, This is meant to be a space for open discussion between medical professionals, students, and the lay person about everything medicine related. Feel free to post questions or make comments, just keep BNBR (be nice…

    Former Senior Lecturer Medicine James Cook University · 12h ·

    What is a probable diagnosis for an unquenchable thirst yet having no diabetes?

    The first thing that comes to mind apart from diabetes mellitus (common diabetes ) is a problems with the secretion of Anti Diuretic Hormone (ADH) from the posterior pituitary causing diabetes insipidus. There are a number of causes for this and Wikipedia have written a very good article on diabetes…

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    I had an eating disorder for 20 years · 21h ·

    You’re mindset plays a big role when recovering from an eating disorder.

    How can one recover from an eating disorder and remain thin (but at a healthy weight)?

    Thank you for the A2A. I had an eating disorder (anorexia nervosa, bulimia) for 20 years, so I will speak from personal experience. This is a very complicated question to answer because everyone is different and everyone reacts to different ideas differently, and while one thing might work for one per…

    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Thu ·

    Why do some doctors say that Ivermectin can be used to treat human viruses and illnesses but the FDA says that it should only be used for animal consumption?

    Some doctors are either speculating or basing their comments on anecdotes or inadequate trials. Unfortunately there have been no high quality scientific studies to either support or decry the use of Ivermectin in treating COVID. With all the speculation it would be nice to put Ivermectin to bed one wa…

    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Thu ·

    What could a PSA of 7.1 mean?

    A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) of 7.1 is elevated. There are multiple other causes for an elevated PSA besides prostate cancer. (I once had a 58 year old triathlete who was overdoing the bike riding and had a PSA of 40. He had benign enlargement of his prostate which was being traumatised by the se…

    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Wed ·

    What should you do if you have third degree burns but are unable to get medical attention right away?

    Third degree burns are full thickness burns and require medical attention. What not to do is put any creams, butter etc on the burn as any doctor or other healthcare professional will only have to remove the muck to be able to properly assess the burn.
    This can be very unpleasant for the patient. App…

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    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Wed ·

    Why do some doctors say that Ivermectin can be used to treat human viruses and illnesses but the FDA says that it should only be used for animal consumption?

    Some doctors are either speculating or basing their comments on anecdotes or inadequate trials. Unfortunately there have been no high quality scientific studies to either support or decry the use of Ivermectin in treating COVID. With all the speculation it would be nice to put Ivermectin to bed one wa…

    MD in Medicine and Healthcare & Cardiology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Graduated 2012) · Tue ·

    Can a loop recorder implant detect a heart attack?

    Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) are not meant for detection of myocardial infarctions (that is death of heart muscle cells due to an obstruction of their blood supply), which is what we mean by heart attack, but they can still be useful in the detection of ischaemia (limited blood supply). What ILR…

    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Tue ·

    Why do doctors recommend that you must refrain from eating grapefruit whilst on metformin? How can it affect you?

    Metformin is probably the most common medication prescribed to treat Type 2 Diabetes One of the problems is that it has a tendency to cause metabolic acidosis. By itself serious problems are uncommon but if the person involved is taking something else that can cause acidosis, then the problem multipli…

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    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Mon ·

    Why is there little mentioning in medical journals and textbooks about low carb diet inducing hyponatremia? Despite this is common in low carb diet adherents, both GPs and specialists are all unfamiliar with this.

    A balanced low carb diet does not cause hyonatremia. Ridiculous diets can cause all sorts of problems. You have obtained your information from ridiculous people. This is why hyponatremia is not a recognised problem with diets prescribed by health care professionals.…

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    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Nov 28 ·

    When melanoma first spreads beyond the initial site, does it always make the nearest lymph node swell or become hard?

    Melanomas (correct plural melanomata) are one of the most unpredictable malignancies. The most common spread beyond the initial site is the regional lymph nodes however it is not uncommon for the spread to be via the blood stream and the secondaries can turn up anywhere. I spent the majority of my wor…

    Former Senior Designer at Adecco Staffing, USA (2017–2020) · Nov 28 ·

    What is an interesting illness / disease?

    This. She can faint up to 20 times a day on general. She knows a few seconds before she collapses so she can be in a safe position. Luckily her boyfriend is helping her out here. Before she actually faints, she starts to feel nauseous, sweaty and all of it is due to PoTS (Postural tachycardia syndrom…

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    Senior Lecturer in Medicine at James cook University GP · Nov 27 ·

    Is the heamongioma of the ilium a serious issue?

    A haemangioma is a benign overgrowth of small blood vessels. Haemangiomas (correct plural haemangiomata) are only a problem if they bleed. Usually the bleeding will stop spontaneously but in cases where the bleeding is problematic, surgery or an endoscopic procedure may be necessary to stop troublesom…

    Decreasing sugar got rid of my canker sores. · Nov 27 ·

    What are the bumps inside my lips/mouth from?

    I have bumps inside my lips. What is it?

    Thank you for the A2A. I can’t find the details that were put in the comment section (as noted under the question) because I don’t see any comments, so Idk any more information than what the question is: “I have bumps inside my lips. What is it?” The one thing that comes to mind first are canker sores…

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