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16 Possible Causes for Exertional Dyspnea, Increased Libido, Risk of Cancer Possibly Increased

  • Obesity

    Because dyspnea with exertion and lower extremity edema are often nonspecific signs of heart disease in obesity, 27–29 it may be difficult to clinically assess an obese individual[dx.doi.org] […] and low sexual frequency increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in men with low testosterone Chen-Hsun Ho,Chia-Chang Wu,Kuan-Chou Chen,Fu-Shan Jaw,Hong-Jeng Yu,Shih-Ping[doi.org] How might obesity increase the risk of cancer? Several possible mechanisms have been suggested to explain how obesity might increase the risks of some cancers.[cancer.gov]

  • Hemochromatosis

    A woman in her 70s was admitted with progressive dyspnea on exertion.[jsum.or.jp] […] pigmentation of the skin, loss of sexual drive (libido), disease of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), diabetes mellitus, or joint inflammation (arthritis).[rarediseases.org] Studies have shown that excessive iron deposits in the liver due to hereditary hemochromatosis leads to cirrhosis, which can put an individual at increased risk for developing[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypogonadism

    He said his symptoms resolved 3 months before this visit, but at that time, he noticed the onset of panic attacks, chest tightness, shortness of breath and dyspnea on exertion[healio.com] Benefits include: increased libido mood improvement increased bone mineral density overall improved quality of life However, there are a few risks associated with it.[medicalnewstoday.com] Other possible risks of testosterone treatment include: A high red blood cell count Acne Breast enlargement An increase in prostate size Sleep apnea—the occasional stopping[hormone.org]

  • Goiter

    dyspnea when tracheal diameter is less than 8 mm with stridor or wheezing when the diameter is less than 5 mm Diagnosis Clinical examination Thyroid function tests: TSH,[pathologyoutlines.com] Gastro intestinal tract (GIT); loss of body weight despite having good or increased appetite, and increase bowel motions (diarrhea). 66.[slideshare.net] The patient should be asked about the duration and progression of thyroid enlargement, any prior irradiation of the head-and-neck region (which would increase the risk of[aerzteblatt.de]

  • Hypothyroidism

    History and physical examination in nodular goiter A targeted history should be taken to determine whether there are any mechanical symptoms such as exertional dyspnea and[dx.doi.org] In this Book, Bestselling Women's Medical Author and Researcher Teaches You How to Naturally: Feel More Alert and Clear the 'Brain Fog' Increase your Energy Levels Reignite[books.google.com] There is an association between chronic thyroiditis and thyroid nodules, but whether this association is related to an increased risk of thyroid cancer is controversial. 7[racgp.org.au]

  • Adenoma

    A 32-year-old woman with exertional dyspnea and cough presented with a carinal mass on chest CT scan.[journals.lww.com] […] body hair growth Depression Loss of libido Menstrual changes Osteoporosis.[innerbody.com] Possible Links There are many other factors linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer, though it's important to note that the jury is still out on them.[coloncancer.about.com]

  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia

    dyspnea increased appetite increased frequency of bowel movements proximal muscle weakness irregular menses Signs of Graves' Disease tremors tachycardia flow murmurs warm[clinicaladvisor.com] […] appetite Hyperkinesia Sweating Heat intolerance Palpitations Tremor Irritability Oligomenorrhoea Infertility Psychosis, panic Lost libido Tall kids Grave's only eye signs[alancam.com] In patients who are treated with radioactive iodine, the risk of death from thyroid cancer and possibly other cancers is slightly increased.[quizlet.com]

  • Non-Seminoma Testicular Cancer

    (on exertion), cough Palpable abdominal mass, back pain, weight loss Headache, nausea, vomiting, ataxia, change in vision Diagnosis Testicular ultrasound : to rule out gonadal[amboss.com] […] mass, as well as sexual drive (libido).[cancervic.org.au] The studies that address this issue are mixed, but some research suggests that being tall slightly increases the risk of testicular cancer.[urmc.rochester.edu]

  • Acromegaly

    Symptoms may include difficulty breathing upon exertion (dyspnea) and/or irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).[rarediseases.org] This can cause menstrual abnormalities and breast discharge in women, and loss of libido and impotence in men.[dermnetnz.org] More serious problems may include accelerated cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and possibly an increased risk of colon cancer.[amrytpharma.com]

  • Injury of the Thyroid Gland

    At follow-up, such patients may present with dyspnea or stridor with exertion.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] risk for heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, loss of libido, menstrual irregularities, premature menopause, obesity, loss of lean body mass, muscular weakness[lifeextension.com] The lifetime risk of dying as a result of cancer for a 1-year-old who has a CT scan of the abdomen may be increased by about 0.1%.[merckmanuals.com]