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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tell your doctor: That heart rate is not super low but it may be low enough for you to cause dizziness. Of course there's lots of other causes of dizziness but your doctor may want to start with reducing your atenolol dose.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: The only way i could see that helping is if your ed is due to narrowed arteries in the area (unlikely at your young age) and you drop the fatty diet for a number of years, your arteries may clear out a bit allowing improved blood flow.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cracking your joints: There are joints all along your sternum where each of your ribs meets it. Also your sternum is made of of 3 parts and there are joints between those. Each of these joints can crack like your knuckles when you stretch them. The more you do it, the more they'll crack.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sureif minor illness: Just realize that you shouldn't push it as hard as usual because you'll get exhausted and possibly get dehydrated and you may be weaker and more short of breath than usual.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A few things.: 1st make sure they actually are uti's. I've seen doctors diagnose uti's based on a few symptoms and a not so positive urine test when in fact the symptoms are coming from something else. So ask details on how they're being diagnosed. There should be a positive urine culture to call it a UTI for sure. If they are uti's then see a urologist to determine why they are so recurrent.You need some tests.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme disease they will also help you determine what it is that's ailing you. If you've already been diagnosed then you can be treated by your primary doctor or an infectious disease specialist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A few things maybe: Could be water trapped in there from a recent swim or shower. If you have pain in the ear it could be an outer or an inner ear infection that's draining. If you had wax in your canal and your body temperature increased, the wax will melt and run out too. Bottom line is you need a doctor to look in the ear to determine the cause.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gradual warmth: Just staying inside in the warmth for a while should do the trick. It is likely just from the skin getting cold.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Accept you for you: There is nothing you can specifically do with diet to fill your face out except overall weight gain. Of course gaining weight beyond what you need to be healthy is not a wise decision. You can speak with a cosmetic surgeon about injectables to fill in the thin spots. Accepting your genetic bone structure may eventually be the wise decision.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: That's a common area for the most common form of arthritis to start osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease it may be called. The joint typically looks a bit swollen and may feel a bit warm. Get your doctor to check it out though because it may be other things, an x-ray can confirm.
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