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Dr. Nadu Tuakli

Family Medicine
Columbia, MD
42 years experience

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Office

Columbia, MD

Address

10814 Hickory Ridge Rd , Columbia, MD
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About

Bio

Board certified expert in Family Medicine with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard. Special interest in Bio-identical Hormone management of Menopause, peri-menopause and PMS as well as Anti-Aging and weight control. Philosophy: Prevention is the best medicine Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown Medical School. In Private Practice in Columbia Maryland for more than 20 years. Married with 3 children

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Maybe: Diabetes makes it harder to fight off all infections and increases the likelihood of complications.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
No: Go for low fat milk and consider probiotics and enzymes. If you have lactose intolerance or have developed it use lactaid products.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Neither: Both can cause carpal tunnel if not used properly and ergonomically.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sometimes: You need to get a really well trained therapist with a lot of experience and start slow.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
See a doctor: Being unable to straighten a leg is not normal, the problem could be orthopedic or neurologic.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
See below: Stretching, magnesium, infra red sauna, hot baths with or without epsom salts. Acupuncture and chiropractic can also be helpful. Muscle spasms can som... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
6 weeks: If it is an uncomplicated fracture of each and immobilised properly, they will take 6 weeks to heal. If they are complicated by being displaced, infec... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Swimming is great exercise for everyone! the basic problem with osgood schlatter's is that the child is rapidly getting taller and the musculo-skeleta... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It depends!: If your relationship is strong to start with it has more likelihood of being strong when you are care-giving. It could bring you closer together or cr... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It depends: There are various forms of 'disability' and so it depends on what kind of disability your child has in terms of parenting. Disabilities can be physic... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It Depends: It depends on the supplement: some require being taken on an empty stomach and some should be taken with food. Some are better in the a and some befor... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It could be migraine: This could have been a migraine aura without the headache but see an opthalmologist (eye doctor) first and if it recurs then see a neurologist.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Change in stool: When problems arise in the colon (the large bowel) it usually affects the bowel movements. So you could have diarrhea or constipation or blood in the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Get an evaluation: Hi chelly severe sweats can be due to a variety of things such as infection and hormone imbalance. These can be aggravated by poor nutrition so if you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Make a plan!: First figure out what your 3 leading causes of stress are and devise a method to manage each. Yoga, therapy, massage, meditation and quiet time are a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes you can!: You can safely travel by plane in the first and second trimesters. Because of the risks of delivering prematurely on a plane you have to be more cauti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Rest!: The only way for the muscle to heal properly is to give it rest. Any movement of the chest wall irritates even breathing. Obviously you can't stop tha... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It depends on cause: You will first need to focus on the cause and get that resolved. Most herbal remedies are related to keeping your stool soft and soothe the local area... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: There are racial differences in all the risk factors for heart attacks such as smoking, diabetes, cholesterol levels, high blood pressure obesity and ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Absolutely!: There are well known racial disparities in diabetes and hypertension and other conditions including cancer. The cdc has a lot of useful tables availab... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It can: It can but it usually doesnt. There are a lot of different kinds of arthritis some of which can worsen with pregnancy because of the affect of the hor... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
A lot!: At least 50%, the numbers vary depending on geographical region and socio-economic status.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
No: If you are an adult you will not grow anymore no matter what you take.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
A Prescription: If your concern is the occasional plane trip, ask your doctor to prescribe a small dose of Alprazolam for you. Take that an hour before flying and you... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative it attracts water into the stool which makes it swell giving you the urge to pass it. It will 're... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Different causes: Epilepsy or seizures, occur when something interrupts the electrical messages in the brain and it is usually chronic. Isolated seizures do not usually... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Prefer not!: It is really not safe to use any unnecessary chemicals when you are pregnant. Less is always better. On the other hand there are not a lot of studies ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Eat Your Usual Diet!: You can pretty much eat whatever you ate during pregnancy. What's really important is to get adequate amounts of dairy products and fluids so you can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Amlactin: Shea butter can be helpful too. If its not too bad i recommend lubriderm as a regular lotion.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Compassion and....: Compassion and competency. It depends what disability you are referring to: physical, mental or emotional? You want to make sure your worker is licens... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It may: Women with pcos have been shown to have Insulin resistance possibly an effect from the truncal obesity that can occur with pcos. Metformin improves th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sleep Hygiene: Develop a routine that you follow before you go to sleep and follow it daily. A warm drink, lights off at the same time each day. If you want to try ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Both!: Initially cold to calm down the inflammation from the initial injury and then heat helps the muscle itself to relax. Ice is usually maximum benefit fo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Very fast!: This is a form of cancer that requires quick intervention.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
A lot!: They manipulate your joints to maintain flexibility and strength, they may apply heat. They also teach you exercises to do at home and many are qualif... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Falling!: Depending on the method of falling and also the amount of pressure the bone has to sustain during the fall, it may break. Falling is the leading cause... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
It depends: It might look disfigured (crooked), have a lump in it, hurt when pressed or used, and be hard to bend. It could also be bruised. On the other hand it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: If it is in the cervical (neck) region.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Paralysis: It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord. The paralysis in this case would be permanent.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Depends on person: This question is a very complex one. The most appropriate place for you to get a deep understanding is to discuss with a therapist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Needs a gastroentero: Your wife clearly needs a full evaluation. While waiting for the doctor's appointment try: enzymes and chromium before each meal and probiotics twice ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Weight loss, thirst: Diabetes may have no symptoms at all however the classic symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes are: increased thirst and urination. You may get up at nigh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Get checked out: Problems could include hormonal issues like thyroid, estrogen or adrenal. Other concerns maybe circulation and vascular problems. Some people just hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Carrots or celery: The answer to the question may lie in what your body mass index is, it may be that your body needs more calories, in which case try some warm milk wit... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Any pain on the left side should be evaluated although it sounds like you may have pleurisy. This is a benign condition that can be a result of a viru... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Get support: Depending on what will be expected of you, you should try to find a support group and call on people you trust to help you. Remember you dont always n... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: You probably notice the arteries are more prominent. Check your blood pressure.

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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

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