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Dr. Richard C. Rhiew, MD

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24 years Experience
Dr. Richard C. Rhiew, MD
  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Temple Univ Sch of Med, Philadelphia Pa
  • Accepting new patients

Does diabetes make one feel very sleepy?

Diabetes medication typically does not cause feelings of sleepiness or laziness. However any medication may cause unusual side effects. Very low blood sugar can cause a sensation READ MORE
Diabetes medication typically does not cause feelings of sleepiness or laziness. However any medication may cause unusual side effects. Very low blood sugar can cause a sensation of weakness but usually also causes nausea and cold sweats. Very high blood sugar typically causes increased thirst and increased urination but could cause sedation, even a coma with extremely uncontrolled diabetes.

You should check your blood sugar routinely to monitor this. You might need to discuss a change in medication with your medical provider.

Why does my ankle sprain easily?

If you have an injury to a ligament or tendon, such as an ankle sprain, you will weaken that part of your body. This will make you more prone to future injuries. That is the most READ MORE
If you have an injury to a ligament or tendon, such as an ankle sprain, you will weaken that part of your body. This will make you more prone to future injuries. That is the most likely explanation. Some people are born with a tendency to ligament and tendon injury but that is less common.

What could be causing my nausea after eating?

This could be several things, but most likely either acid reflux (GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease) or gallstones. Acid reflux usually occurs about an hour after eating, READ MORE
This could be several things, but most likely either acid reflux (GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease) or gallstones. Acid reflux usually occurs about an hour after eating, but can be sooner and is often associated with spicy foods, alcohol, tomatoes, and carbonated beverages. Gallstones are often exacerbated by fatty foods and symptoms can occur much sooner, 15 minutes or less.

You could try changing your diet and/or trying over-the-counter H2 blockers like Pepcid or proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec. Serious conditions like an ulcer or even stomach or esophagus cancer can also cause similar symptoms, so you may need to see a doctor for testing. Gallstones can only be cured with surgery. Your doctor will refer you if testing shows that.

What is the right diet after a gall bladder stone removal surgery?

Generally after any surgery a clear liquid diet is the first diet e.g. clear broth, jello. Then advance to solid foods as tolerated but he should avoid high fat foods after gallbladder READ MORE
Generally after any surgery a clear liquid diet is the first diet e.g. clear broth, jello. Then advance to solid foods as tolerated but he should avoid high fat foods after gallbladder surgery since removal of the gallbladder will reduce the bile that helps with fat digestion. The liver still makes bile so eventually this might not be a problem although some patients have chronic problems after surgery.

Does sunscreen prevent me from absorbing vitamin D?

Because of your sun sensitivity I would advise oral vitamin D supplements daily. Sun block prevents almost all UVB.

Does a fever always signal an infection?

Fevers are usually due to infections. However other things can cause this such as autoimmune diseases, reactions to medications ( and other substances), and even cancer. It's possible READ MORE
Fevers are usually due to infections. However other things can cause this such as autoimmune diseases, reactions to medications ( and other substances), and even cancer. It's possible you have a viral infection if your only symptom is a fever and the onset is recent. In that case your symptoms should resolve in 1 to 2 weeks. I did have a patient with high fevers up to 103 once and after a full work-up with lab tests and radiology tests, he got better with no diagnosis. We just assumed it was a virus since he was fine. If you have any other symptoms or your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor for further evaluation.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

Yes. Strep throat is an infection of the throat due to a bacteria. Enlarged tonsils often make a person more prone to infections, especially tonsillitis, but removal of your tonsils READ MORE
Yes. Strep throat is an infection of the throat due to a bacteria. Enlarged tonsils often make a person more prone to infections, especially tonsillitis, but removal of your tonsils does not prevent infections from happening. This sounds like you need to see a healthcare provider so I hope you did.