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Dr. Chong Kim

Internal Medicine
CA
28 years experience

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Low energy: If you lower your LDL level below 50, it means your total cholesterol is also very low. You may have dramatically lowered your heart attack and stroke... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Exercise: There are several ways of raising your hdl. First is exercise, which can raise your HDL by 5% or more. Modest amount of alcohol can also raise your HD... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Nail fungus : If a toe nail had turned a grey color, it usually means there is a fungal infection of the nail. There are several medications that may treat the prob... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Should wait: If you are recovering after an infection, you may be on antibiotics as well. Ideally, one should let the body recover from such attacks such as tonsi... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pain/nausea: Symptoms of peptic ulcer can vary, but most common symptoms are burning or sharp pains in upper stomach, usually worse before and after meals. They c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Alcoholics in general are prone to infections due to poor nutrition. Cardiomyopathy due alcohol usually means they are cirrhotic. They can become very... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: A pulled muscle or perhaps costochondritis can not cause you to have a heart attack. But if you have underlying heart disease, i suggest you have an e... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Caffeinated drinks are stimulants. So they can raise your blood pressure and heart rate depending on how much you drink. It also depends on your sensi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Iron supplements: Iron supplements are the best way to correct anemia from childbirth. Other ways to supplement iron naturally is to eat red meats, and other foods rich... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Primary doctor: First person to see for burning in your ear is your primary care doctor. They can easily diagnose and treat an inner or outer ear infection. If afte... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
10 years: A transplanted liver usually has an average life expectancy of 10 years.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Many causes: Most common is viral pericarditis, but kidney failure, lupus, tuberculosis, some medications like Hydralazine and chemo drug bleomycin can cause peric... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ibuprofen : Low back pain can be from various causes. It can be a simple muscle strain, which can be treated with massage, heat and short course of anti-inflammat... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: When a liver abscess ruptures, the person can go into septic shock. The person may need emergency surgery, and acute care in an intensive care unit w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You can develop allergic lung disease to the mold, and eventually can lead to chronic illness.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Spine problem: Sharp pains in lower back could be signs of punched nerve or herniated disk. In women it could be from ovarian cysts. Gas pains are usually felt in th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Liver disease: Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to hepatitis and can cause bilirubin to become elevated, thus causing jaundice and yellow eyes. More serious ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Different sizes: A teen males penis sizes can vary from one male to another. On average they can range from 4 inch to 6 inches when fully erect. But the teen is still ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Generally no: Children are at very low risk for heart disease and heart attacks. But if they have congenital heart disease, they are at risk for other illness relat... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Chronic lung disease: Those terms are sometimes used for patients with COPD or emphysema. They are usually signs of low oxygen state.
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A member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
In moderation: Icy hot, is a cream consisting of menthol and/or menthol salicylate. Menthol is safe during pregnancy, but salicylate portion the cream in large dose... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes if your blood pressure drops below your threshold pressure, which varies from person to person. If your BP is unable to adequately perfuse your br... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No difference: As long as the water is clean, there is no harm to the eye, as long as the water is not too hot. Warm water should be easier on the eye.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Schizophrenia: If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, you should be seeking psychiatric help. There are many medications for the illness with low side effect... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks, but in my case I didn't feel no symptoms at all, just because I have a bad pain I went to the hospital and the found a mass with ulc
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You have really answered my question correctly thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This was very helpful in knowing what was happening.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD
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