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This is indeed concerning.
Viral infection should not cause symptoms for so long.
Other causes need to be looked at.
Night sweats weight loss can be due to the:
1. Thyroid disease ---fluctuation in thyroid hormones
2. Diabetes --high blood sugar problem in the body.
3. Adrenal gland insufficiency--deficiency of cortisol in the body
4. Menopause-- deficiency of estrogen
5. Autoimmune disorder -- abnnormal immune system can attack body's own tissues causing symptoms.
6. Malignancy --yes, these symptoms can be related to undiagnosed cancer like Lymphoma, leukemia, breast, lung or colon cancer.
They can be screened for with appropriate tests.
Blood tests like blood count with differential, metabolic panel, thyroid panel, serum cortisol, estradiol levels, sed rate, ANA titer
colonoscopy, chest xrays, mammogram, pap smear
These tests are routing work up and inexpensive
can be ordered by your GP.
Yes you will need to see your own GP and request for the tests above.
Blood pressure and cholesterol level also should be checked to make sure they are controlled.
start taking a multivitamin daily meanwhile.
yes you can increase their intake to vitamin d 1000 IU daily
Aldo vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily.
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please include vitamin B12 also .
and increase the dietary protein intake.
Protein shakes for example with meals
that is good.
but you can include plant proteins like lentils, tofu, mushrooms, peas,
smoking should be avoided.
The abive tests I recommended are essential.
yes over the counter.
you shoudl also get your vitamin B12 level checked then.
if very low, then you will also need B12 injections monthly.
yes possible also menopause
Dementia can run in genes
Hip problem not usually.
Hip problem usually caused by the osteoarthritis --that is due to the changes from excesssive wear and tear, and also from smoking.
only rheumatoid arthritis may begene related.
that can be osteoporosis related as well --commonly seen in women when the periods stop
due to low estrogen level
dementia can be genetically linked.
possible but not always
ou should get checked by the neuropsychiatric testing by a neurologist
you are at risk of course.
that can be estimated by the bone density testing.
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definitely that will help --my suggestions
and you should see improvement.
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because you have not done any blood tests and no confirmed diagnosis yet
you are assuming viral infection
and this is not likely the case
you smoke cigarettes --and also in menopause
and you can have hormone deficiencies given your family history.
so you cannot self treat without proper clinical evaluation.
and these are signs from your body
your body wants you to get the tests done
so that you can get diagnosed and receive proper treatment
lead a good quality life
menopause is a word we use for estrogen deficiency --not just hot flashes
Menopause encompasses various symptoms including night sweats, weight loss, tiredness, weak imune system.
but that is only considered if you do not have any other conditions.
The conditions I referred to above like thyroi gland disorder,
Thyroid gland disorder
vitamin B12 deficiency
liver and kidney problems,
adrenal gland disorder
cancer like lymphoma, colon cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, or lung cancer
these tests are very very important at your age
these are part of routine annual check up as well.
given your history of high blood pressure, and cholesterol, we also recommend a close check up for heart disease.
Myocardial infarction, heart failure are top in the list.
if not, then this should be rechecked.
and also others for a guideline what to look for
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