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Dietary sodium is a necessary electrolyte. However, minimal amounts of sodium is needed each day because our kidneys are very good at holding onto it. On the other hand, a diet that is too high in sodium can cause high blood pressure because the excess sodium causes fluid retention, which increases the amount of blood in our blood vessels and ...Read more
Ask for injectable: Mtx tabs are 2.5mg. Taken orally, they are in the gut @600x that will be in the blood strea. Absorption is variable-40-90%. Then to the liver which sees 400x that which will be diluted out. None of these are significant issues when given by a weekly subcutaneous injection. Mtx is a valuable drug for inflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, and many autoimmune diseases. I only gibe it subcu! ...Read more
Allergy or rxn?: True allergies do occur. Most people with problems experience adverse reactions. You did not mention what issues you had! ...Read more
It could be used: The most common side effects of diclofenac involve the gastrointestinal system. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?
Variable! : Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs( starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None.: Green tea powder is a potent anti-oxidant and will not interfere with pravastatin or diltiazem. ...Read more
Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?
If you lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) through diarrhea to below range levels- does the body start leaching bicarb from muscles?
Right side tonsil sore with sore throat, now the pain is gone but i feel like a lot of mucus is stuck on bottom of throat that I can't swallow. White stuff stuck on back of throat and I have been gargling with salt water, what else can i do?
I've been having muscle cramps lately. Do I need to eat more salt and/or potassium? I drink only water all day.
Yes, if...: You have hit puberty and are physically growing. This is the best time in your life to lift weights, since you have the confluence of naturally high growth hormone and rising testosterone. If you do not lift now, you can never catch up with the gains you'l make later! but, never lift heavy alone! ...Read more
Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more