Vascular Disorders :: Not Overweight But Over Producing Insulin

Apr 25, 2013

I am 5'6" and 124 lbs, female, age 36.  I eat and then have a blood sugar 2 hours later that is 5 or lower (Canadian blood sugar scale).  I wouldn't care about the numbers except I start to feel sick when that happens. I have low blood pressure, usually 102/58 mmHg.  What can I do to stop this? 

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Vascular Disorders :: Veins Blocked In The Neck In Ultrasound

i had a ultrasound scan done on my neck on thursday and was told one of the veins on my right side of the neck is blocked.i was told by the person who does the scan it would be dangerous to operate on .but my doctor would get in touch and let me know what is the next procedure.but i just wants to know if it is as serious as it sound.although i am having problems with my right hand fingers and trembling on the right side of my mouth feels like pins and needles

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Vascular Disorders :: 2 Black Veins/arteries Showing Under The Skin Of My Right Arm

I'm a 22yo female. 3 hours ago, I accidentally noticed 2 black veins/arteries showing under the skin of my right arm and 1 on my left arm. There was also a dark area near my right wrist. Then the black veins/arteries disappeared and more dark areas appeared. Also, one very dark bluish purple bruise appeared on my left thigh. It looks like a bruise you get after a physical trauma. It hurts very little when you press it. Other than that, I feel absolutely nothing weird.

I'm anemic and have been since I was a kid. My chest is tight most of the time. I'm not taking any meds regularly. But around 18 hours ago, I took a Brufen 400mg for a nasty headache I had. It's still there, btw.

It's 4 in the morning here so I can't go to a doctor right now. If you can give me an idea what it could be or even what kind of doctor to go to in the morning, I would appreciate it.

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Vascular Disorders :: Legs Turn Red And Purple Colors And Patterns

My legs turn very weird colors and patterns! It's hard to describe. But they turn red and purple. The purple kind makes like a hexagon shape with bright red blotches in the middle. It's happens all the time and its mostly random though I've seen its more common when I'm cold or I'm in the shower. It's embarrassing, I can't wear shorts when it's 90 out! Why do they do this and how can I fix it?

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Vascular Disorders :: Fingers Turn Blue When Exposed To Cold

My fingers turn blue when they are exposed to the cold. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to it, but now I am getting concerned.

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Vascular Disorders :: Left Thigh Feels Cold/semi-numb As If The Veins Are Blocked


A month earlier I fell off my motor-bike. For almost three days my leg was fine.


- I started having that cold/semi-numb feeling in my left thigh as if the veins are blocked

- When I lift heavy object or jog for 15 minutes the left leg can't hold my weight

- I feel a little better while standing

- I also sometimes feel a sharp pinch in thigh muscle and hip

I'm pretty sure I don't have broken bones.

What could have gone wrong?

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Vascular Disorders :: Numb Left Leg And Strange Scars On Left Side Of Stomach

I have had a numb left leg for about 5 months now from my thigh down to my knee and it seems to be getting worse and going down to the rest of my left leg. I also have these weird scars that look red or bloody from the inside and there is 3 of them and they showed up out of nowhere overnight. My doctor has given me blood tests and MRI's and nothing has shown up abnormal.

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Started Producing Precum At The Age Of 30

I am 34 years old and about 4 years ago I started getting precum every time I got sexually excited. The more excited I get the more that is produced. It is a clear sticky substance that has no smell and is slippery when rubbed. At first I thought I might have caught an STD but after three trips to the GU clinic and every test returning negative I have ruled that out.

My question is is this normal to just start producing precum at the age of 30 and is there anything I can do to stop or reduce the amount being produced. Every time I get the slightest but sexually aroused (and I get aroused really easily) I produce it and it is embarrassing to the point that I am avoiding physical contact with my girlfriend to stop it from occurring.

Any help with this would be most appreciated as it has been driving me mad for the last 4 years.

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Women Who Started Producing Colostrum During Pregnancy

I noticed about a week ago if I press around my nipple colostrum comes out im 26+5 weeks first sucessful pregnancy and wondering is it going to build up to where I start leaking or does it only come out when expressed until baby comes?  

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Weight :: Can You Be Overweight And Healthy?

I'm a 31 year old man. I'd always been slim but about a year ago decided I'd had enough of looking slim and weedy and decided to gain some weight. Since then I've gained just over 2 stone (30 pounds) and my BMI is now overweight (I'm 5'10 and about 186 pounds). I've gained the weight by eating bigger meals and having late night snacks.

Despite outgrowing lots of my clothes, for the first time in my life I'm actually happy about the way my (bigger) body looks. I do find exercise harder now so clearly my fitness levels have dropped. However, I do try to still exercise a couple of times a week and my blood pressure (tested recently) is healthy.

I really want to know if, despite now being overweight, I can still be healthy. I really don't want to lose weight as I don't want to go back to being skinny.

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Lansoprazole :: Producing Terrible Saliva And Persistent Mucus

I am 29 M, have asthma and suffer with anxiety. Started getting bad asthma 2 months ago when playing football and this continued every time I played/ did exercise. Went to docs after a month and was given seretide preventor. After a week of slightly improved asthma I started getting really bad indigestion, gas, acid reflux. Never had this before so considering my anxiety -I am scared!

Went back to docs last week and he has given me Lansoprazole and sent me for blood test, stool test tomorrow. But the LANs while it has helped with acid, I'm now getting chronic, consistent, persistent mucus, which is driving me to distraction and horrible feeling in my throat just below Adam's apple. I'm convinced there is something drastically wrong with me. My wife thinks it's my anxiety and probably not a serious condition but having never had reflux to then have it ALL the time for 2.5 weeks I'm terrified.

Can anyone offer any help or advice? Has anyone had mucus with LANs? Is 3 days of LANs enough to know whether it is going to work fully or not?

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Overweight Diabetes Type 2 - Workout?

I am a diabetic type 2 patient, and I am overweight by about 75 pounds.  I am eating 2 carb units at breakfast, 3-4 at lunch, and 3-4 at dinner.  I want to start exercising but I don't know what workout would work best for me?  I haven't done an exercise program since I was in high school so this will be a big deal for me.  Is there exercises that I shouldn't be doing that would be bad since I am a diabetic? 

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Birth Control Ineffective For Overweight Women?

I am in Birth control hell. I just recently read that Birth control is ineffective for women who are overweight. My situation seems miserable. I am a 28 year old woman who is on Ortho Novum 1/35. I am 5'8 and a 180 pounds. This is fifteen pounds overweight. So my birth control is in effective, I am assuming. Let me just say before I started Birth Control, I had PCOS, this was due to a combination of factors. Cross-Country running, lose of Menses, and overall bad diet. However, what is interesting is that when I was running I was at the target weight for BMI calculator at 160 pounds. I do not feel that 160 pounds is an ideal weight for me. I had a loss of my menstrual cycle. Overall I felt like I was too damn skinny. Now at 180 pounds I feel like I am a little healthier. I am wondering if maybe the extra weight is due to muscle mass in my legs. Forty pounds of muscle in each leg. That equals out to eighty pounds, and a hundred pounds from overall body weight. Maybe I should do some kind of exercise like pilates that focuses on small muscles instead of the large muscle. I am just worried, because putting it discreetly it looks like I might be more sexually active.

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Benign Intracranial Hypertension :: Overweight Vs Genetic?

My only sister has just being diagnosed with BIH which tells me surely its genetic.

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Peripheral Vascular Disease, Floaters And Anxiety

I had a PVD about 2 years ago, plus I've always had floaters, however, I just had a new floater and the doctor did laser eye surgery. I always have a great deal of anxiety and since this just happened right before I was to go out of the country on vacation I had a major panic attack and couldn't force myself to go. I was scared to be in a foreign land for fear something would happen. I don't want this to control my life, but now it has.

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Eyes :: Floaters PVD - Peripheral Vascular Disease Both Eyes

I'm late 5s,have had floaters since my 20s,back then they were small black or clear dots,fast forward,late fifties,now i've had pvds in both eyes,vitreous gel shrinks and pulls away from the back of the eye,now i have these clear to gauzy larger floaters,plus one large clumpy black one and I can't ignore them anymore. PVD is age related. I am just lucky enough to have these awful larger ones that can blur and obstruct vision. How does a person deal with it. Oh yes I also am starting to have dry eyes. Both also can cause hazy vision. Unless you've experienced it,no one else can relate

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Diabetes :: After Metformin And Before Insulin

I've been on Metformin for several years now and my doctor is thinking about putting me on insulin but he says there are other drugs he can administer before we get to insulin. So, my question is what comes after Metformin and before Insulin? I've been really comfortable with Metformin and I feel rather awkward about taking in new medications. Has anyone had this happen and what did you decide to do about it. I'm really scared about insulin cause I've heard some bad things about it.

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PCOS :: Insulin Resistance?

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 13. In late teen/early 20'a, dx with insulin resistance (IR) and put on Glucophage. It was great at first. I was able to lose weight for the first time, and so on. Took me off it after I lost weight. Years later went back on it, as again the weight issue, and that time I could not tolerate it. Major side effects. Doc said my choices were to endure the side effects or learn to live with the IR symptoms. My symptoms then were weight gain with inability to lose, facial hair, excess testosterone levels, excess androgen, cysts on ovaries, etc., so I told myself to just learn to live with it.

Fast forward to present day and now I am 48. My husband and I were never able to conceive, and now I am having major problems, all of which I can trace back to IR. I have a gene mutation called APOE. When you have this, you usually are Choline deficient and this in turn can attribute to developing IR. Right now I am having major digestive issues with gas, bloating and reflux, racing heart (heart was checked out by a cardiologist and it was fine), vagus nerve overreaction, (all due to the bloated stomach pressing up against the vagus nerve), fatty liver (non-alcohol related, but IR and choline related), low stomach acid, muscle spasms (despite plenty of daily magnesium, potassium levels are normal), anxiety attacks, feel like I am going to pass out, etc. I am now treating with naturopath, as I have Lyme disease and Epstein-Barr as well and no traditional doctor has been able to help me. she has been a Godsend. She has run a battery of stomach tests on me, of which I am getting the results today. Since I cannot take Glucophage, she has a natural alternative to it, without the side effects, which I am probably going to end up taking. I am just wondering if anyone else has had any of the symptoms from the IR that I am having. The worst is the upper stomach bloating and gas. I look and feel like I am 10 months pregnant, and I'm not eating carbs or other things to make me gassy.

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Diabetes :: How To Keep Insulin During Hot Weather

I'm new to this diabetes thing. I was diagnosed a little over six months ago. There are so many things you have to remember. Summer is here and it is really getting warm outside and I know I have to carry my insulin with me. So, what do I need to do about my insulin & hot weather? I know I have to keep my insulin in the fridge at home and room temp is okay for the day but it is really get hot outside. How do I keep my meter, insulin and insulin strips protected?

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Diabetes :: Insulin Preferred Over Glucophage GDM

I am a diabetic and have been for about 8 years.  Used to be able to manage my diabetes by diet and walking 30 minutes a day but now that I have been to the doctor for my checkup, I am going on glucophage.  So I am wondering though, isn't insulin usually preferred over glucophage GDM?  I am just wondering if I shouldn't just go to insulin since I will end up on it eventually anyway.  Has anyone else been on either or both?  I don't really want to take medicine but insulin is more natural since our bodies make it anyway naturally.  I would rather take what is natural.  I tried to tell the doctor I wanted to be on insulin but to no avail.  What do you guys think? 

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Pregnancy :: Diabetes And Insulin Sensitivity

what makes a person have insulin sensitivity when pregnant?  i have gestational diabetes and i have to take insulin shots.  why does this happen to pregnant women? 

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