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Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
Vomiting, or throwing up, is a forceful
discharge of stomach contents. It can be a one-time event linked to something
that doesn't settle right in the stomach. Recurrent vomiting may be cause by
underlying medical conditions. Frequent vomiting may...
Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue, or tiredness. A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move a certain part of their body properly. They may also experience tremors, which are uncontrollable movements, or twitches in the area of w...
Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing or buzzing noise in the ears. Most people refer to tinnitus as "ringing in the ears." However, you may hear more than just ringing.
Everyone occasionally experiences forgetfulness. Mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. But progressive memory loss due to illnesses like Alzheimer's disease can be serious.
Unsteady gait is a symptom of instability while walking. Problems with walking can be due to disease or injury to the legs, feet, spine, or brain.
Unsteady gait is a problem with walking in a coordinated manner maintaining postural control. Unsteady when walking, unstable when walking, unstable gait, instability of gait, disequibrilium when walking, disequilibrium when walking.
Gait, the process of walking, and balance are intricate movements. They rely
on proper functioning from several areas of the body, including the:
- sensory nerves
Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person's everyday activities. It is estimated that depression affects 1 in 20 Americans.
A black eye is usually the result of trauma to the head or face – particularly the nose, resulting in bleeding beneath the skin which results in discoloration or bruising. Most black eyes are not serious, but sometimes can be an indicator of a medical emergency, such as a skull fracture.
True muscle weakness means that full effort does not produce a normal muscle contraction or movement. A voluntary muscle contraction is generated when the brain sends a signal through the spinal cord and nerves to a muscle.
Muscle weakness happens when your full effort doesn't produce a normal muscle movement. Learn when it might be a sign of a serious medical condition.
The ability to concentrate is a function of mental status and cognition. Impairment of the ability to concentrate can be a problem of neurologic or psychiatric origin or a combination of behavior and mentation.
Nystagmus is a condition that causes involuntary, rapid movement of one or both eyes. It often occurs with vision problems.
Emotional content floods the brain in response to our experiences, physiological and psychological states. Most of us learn how to prevent emotions from interfering with functioning as we mature.
Unable to control emotions is a symptom of emotional content intruding into thought processes in such a manner that behaviors become disruptive.