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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Mcmurry
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Varied wt..: Depends on your height and people vary with bone structure, small, medium, large perhaps ethnic background should and would have to be considered. They have numerous charts that give average wt. For your height & bone structure. Body mass index, ethnic, & last but not least genetics. Life style modification i.e. Diet & exercise can turn that 18 y/o body into the perfect wt..In your mind--.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Mcmurry
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Get an examination.: Report this! and you need to consult with a physician as soon as possible--gynecologist if u can get in but need to talk with a physician and be examined they will test you 4 the appropriate test probably start you on appropriate medication..
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Mcmurry
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Go to your Dr.: Could be a very serious condition..Must be evaluated to determine the cause!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No fast - No easy.: You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
No plan: Not usually. Too much stress involved in workplace and you could easily have a relapse even before you are on medication.
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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Be careful!: It should be easy for you to lose 1-2 pounds a week with diet & exercise. Summer starts 6/21/13 which gives you 19 weeks -- easily within range of a gradual weight loss program. The hard part is going to be able to keep up the aggressive life-style changes necessary that you have implemented for a lifetime. It's easy to lose the weight -- it's hard to keep it off... Rapid weight loss bounces back.
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Depends: In many cases, people diagnosed with bipolar disorder use alcohol as the only drug that can get them to sleep outside of formal medications. Alcohol can also calm down the racing thoughts that occur. However, it is also not unusual for people who have bipolar disorder to also have a family history of alcoholism. If that is the case, you should worry about developing a problem with alcohol.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Self medication : Folks with bipolar disorders use easily available drugs to self medicate. The "big three" are nicotine, alcohol, & marijuana. Unfortunately, these drugs don't help, & frequently worsen core symptoms. Patients with bpd, who are unaware of their condition, will find marginal help from their symptoms with self medication. When the diagnosis is made, they are able to get better with medications.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Genetic disorder: Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Congenital : Congenital condition which can cause hypermobility of joints, eye lens dislocation and aortic dissection.
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