Tag: "fatigue" at medical news
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...ed. People with myasthenia gravis have increased fatigue
and reduced strength in their voluntary muscles. Symptoms may also include a drooping eyelid, double vision, difficulty in swallowing, or slurred speech. Myasthenia gravis is believed to affect 20 out of every 100,000 people. For the study, 16 peo...
Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep
...ile complaints of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue
decreased. "Our data shows an increase in the number of male patients and insomnia complaints after Hurricane Katrina, despite an overall decrease in initial sleep medicine evaluations. This increase might be a result of existential concerns raise...
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
...mes P. Wilmot Cancer Center. "It used to be that fatigue
was viewed as an inevitable part of sickness," sai...a great deal of ongoing research about what causes fatigue
and how it can be managed. For some people, fatigue
is so debilitating that they want to stop their ...
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
...percent of patients, but only 5 percent had severe fatigue
and only one patient left the trial for this reason. Axitinib also caused hypertension in about 28 percent of patients and a range of digestive disorders, including, diarrhea (47%), nausea (32%), consequent weight loss (23%) and vomiting (13%). Sev...
Strengthening exercises may slow progression of ALS
...ities. Researchers assessed participants function, fatigue
and overall quality of life monthly for six months. Eight people in the strengthening group and 10 in the stretching group completed the study. The study found those who did moderate strengthening exercises had a 12-percent slower decrease in func...
Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue
... American ginseng provides greater improvements in fatigue
and vitality in patients who receive the highest d...ical Oncology. Many cancer patients face extreme fatigue
after diagnosis and during treatment. Getting more sleep or rest often does not relieve the fatigue,...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
... than 10 percent included somnolence (32 percent), fatigue
(18 percent), upper abdominal pain (14 percent) an...r than 5 percent included somnolence (27 percent), fatigue
(9.4 percent) and nausea (5.1 percent). Small to modest changes in blood pressure, pulse rate, and ...
Keeping pain and fatigue on the run
...one-related symptoms, sexual interest/dysfunction, fatigue
and physical health-related quality of life at 6, ...related to better everyday functioning and reduced fatigue
and bodily pain. This was most marked in those who did regular vigorous or sports/recreational acti...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...ncontrollable bloody diarrhea several times a day, fatigue
and weight loss. It is typically first diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 to 30 and is estimated to affect nearly 700,000 Americans. The objective of the surveys was to understand how UC affects patients' lives, including definitions of wh...
Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability
...ing, although there was no difference in levels of fatigue
or stiffness. More women (69 percent) participated than men did. The average age was nearly 59 years and 81 percent of the participants were white. Therefore, the results are not universally applicable to men, minority groups or people outside of m...
Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs
...estion or heartburn 8 percent felt weakness or fatigue
Only about half of the women went to an emergency room within the first hour of their symptoms. "When we asked the women why they delayed going to the hospital, half of those who waited more than an hour said they were afraid their symptoms weren't...
Chronic fatigue syndrome impairs a person's slow wave activity during sleep
WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- Chronic fatigue
syndrome (CFS) has been associated with altered amounts of slow wave sleep, which could reflect reduced electroencephalograph (EEG) activity and impaired sleep regulation. A study published in the May 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that CFS is...
$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
...ed cancer, specifically focusing on the symptom of fatigue
which causes significant suffering but is often under-treated in children. "The quality of all of the applicants for these awards gives us a great deal of optimism about the future of palliative care," said Dr. Diane E. Meier, Chair of the NPCRCs ...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
...mptoms include muscle weakness, spasticity, excess fatigue
and depression, which often results in a vicious cycle of reduced mobility and decreased physical activity. Reduced activity level predisposes people with MS to be at increased risk for secondary diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and coronary a...
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...o severe mitral regurgitation and symptoms such as fatigue
and shortness of breath with exercise. Of these, 49 (89 %) received a MitraClip and 42 (76 %) returned home from the hospital with only mild or moderate regurgitation. After one year, 75 percent of patients had avoided surgery and 80 percent of those...
Listen to your heart: Researchers discover a physiological indicator of vulnerability to temptation
...are in a moment of weakness, unlike the strain and fatigue
we feel in our muscles after a workout. Fortunately, new research conducted by University of Kentucky psychologists Suzanne Segerstrom and Lise Solberg Nes suggest that there may be a biological indicator to tell us when we are working hard at resist...
Study takes next step -- Why women suffer more knee injuries
...dividuals differently. As we begin to pinpoint how fatigue
relates to joint motion during sports movements, we hope to gain a better understanding of how ACL injuries occur and how to prevent them." said Dr. Susan Joy, director of Woman's Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic and study co-author. During the s...
Take fatigue seriously, says University of Alberta researcher
...gues that there are differences between tiredness, fatigue
and exhaustion and that recognizing those distinct... of "Oncology Nursing Forum." Olson has studied fatigue
in six ill and non-ill populations: shift workers, recreational long distance runners, individuals w...
Benefits of testosterone treatment unknown, research shows
...report poor quality of life, limited sex drive and fatigue
and may have somewhat low testosterone levels. These clinicians and their patients will be "thoroughly shocked" to discover the limited evidence supporting the drug's effectiveness in treating sexual dysfunction and the limited data supporting its ...
Journal Sleep: Link between insomnia and hypersomnia, depression in children
...nhedonia, weight loss, psychomotor retardation and fatigue
than those with either insomnia or hypersomnia. "We know that depression is associated with sleep problems. But what this study shows is that, in depressed youths, not all sleep problems are the same," said Liu. "Insomnia is the most common proble...
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