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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Shortness of breath can be from the "lungs" or from the "heart": a chest xray by itself does not rule out all the causes; more information is needed..... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Probiotics have many benefits; especially while taking antibiotics and for a short while thereafter. They would help repopulate your intestines with t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
Oral: Asthma describes a state where "allergy" affects the "lungs"; so OTC antihistamines and prescription antiinflammatory are part of the treatment for p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
UC cancer link: Ulcerative colitis increases the risk of developing colon cancer; and in these cases the individual would get earlier scope exams for the detection of... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The hepatitis virus causes liver inflammation; adding alcohol consumption over it would cause a compounding of the damage, causing an earlier failure ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: COPD is a chronic [long standing] state of inflammation of the lungs; it is not an infection; it does increase the risk of getting a lung infection "p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: This is sometime called "passive smoking" or "second hand exposure" where individuals with prolonged exposure to smoke inhalation, tend to later devel... Read More
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