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Fever can be a result of many processes. In context of infectious diseases, the fever is triggered by substances released by the immune cells (substances such as interleukin-1 and -6). Also, pyrexia can be achieved by getting exogenous pyrogens, substances from the bacterial debris that can create the same response. Those substances then interact with one ...


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Very interesting question. Thank you. The pathophysiology of photosensibility in lupus patients is related to the effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on cells of the immune system. UVR stimulates lymphocytes recruitment and antibody-mediated cytotoxicity, which are involved in the pathogenesis of lupus. The mechanisms by which ultraviolet-A (UVA) (320–...


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There are several parts in your question. Does pain trigger epileptic seizure? To answer this question, it is essential to understand what is an epilepsy. An epilepsy arises when the normal pattern of neuronal activity is disturbed (ie the epileptogenic threshold is altered). This involves different cellular and molecular alterations: change in neuronal ...


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I'm sorry to hear about your recent psychosis. The mood/psychological effects of glucocorticosteroids are well documented. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22764363 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22424158 Throughout the reading, you'll note that many of these symptoms are transient ;however, the truth is that your healthcare providers (...


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Drinking cold water having asthma can cause bronchial spasm, a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles (tightness in the chest), causing difficulty in breathing. This can be also triggered by Exercise-induced asthma (EIA). The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is known to decrease sympathetic response by slowing the heart rate and ...


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There are numerous papers on foods that appear to induce headaches. One recent paper (part 1) is Martin & Vij (2016). It goes into detail into the major players in foods that induce headaches. Tyramine has a strange history with headaches, because originally, as Martin and Vij (2016) point out, people noticed that individuals on MAOI drugs who ate ...


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Certainly, headaches can be caused by a variety of smells, perfumes, paints, gasoline, bleach and yes, air fresheners. A study in 200 migraine patients showed perfumes were the first most common cause when headaches are attributed to odors (75%), followed by paints (42%), gasoline (28%) and bleach (27%)


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Something that is worth mentioning right out of the gate is a febrile seizure (see also The Epilepsy Foundation). These are sudden seizures, generally experienced by young children, resulting from an especially high fever. The generally accepted (although not fully confirmed) mechanism is via something called respiratory alkalosis (see e.g. Mazarati (2007)). ...


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Some ways which are said to decrease motion sickness include: Try having ginger candies or ginger tea ginger If possible stare at the horizon or anything that doesn't move(stationary). American academy regarding motion Don't see any sort of digital things or avoid reading books... Regarding books and nausea Try chewing gums or crackers which decrease ...


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It's the tyramine content as you rightly pointed out. The aspect of craving during stress could be an additional factor but the major culprit here is Tyramine http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/tyramine-and-migraines


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