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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Possibly: Nexium can cause nausea. Making some lifestyle changes may reduce your GERD symptoms. See my checklist "treating heartburn". Also see: http://bit.ly/ZquHBK Stopping Nexium and using Tums/Rolaids for symptom relief will tell you if Nexium is responsible
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Not quite: 4th generation combined antigen(p 24)/antibody test will detect HIV at 15-20 days *-3rd generation IgG/IgM antibody test >20-30 days *-RNA PCR Viral Load (+) 10-15 days *-Ultra Sensitive Viral Load (+) 5 days
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
No: It's proponents claim you can change your DNA by willpower and thus change your eye and hair color as well as your physical appearance and even cure yourself of disease.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Discuss with HT Dr: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit.ly/1vlj5
A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Need adjustment meds: Your asthma may not be in good control and you may need an adjustment in medication. You should speak with your primary care physician. You can also consult a physician her at Health Tap, online, to discus your asthma.
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Consultation advised: The description suggests some form of dermatitis. But would need to see the area involved. An online consultation here at Health Tap might be helpful. Upload several images in sharp focus, including closeups. Best withes.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See answer: Not enough information to offer advice. Consider an online consultation here at Healthtap. Upload sever photos in sharp focus, including close ups. For an overview of Acne and its treatment see http://bit.ly/Za0vuz and http://wb.md/1bjbvvH. and http://bit.ly/1GzYLtx
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See answer: For an overview of the causes and treatments for hiccups see: http://bit.ly/1KmgNlE After reviewing this consult your physician.
A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
No: On the contrary, experimental studies done at the Salk institute show that cannabis may prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Cannabis reduces the accumulation of Beta amyloid plaque in the brain, and reduces inflammation in the brain, both of which are associated with Alzheimer's disease.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
No: The term losing weight is imprecise. What you want to do is loose fat.Weight training and building muscle will help you loose fat and at the same time help to reduce the loss of muscle that accompanies caloric restriction. Not only will you burn more calories during weight training but muscles burn more calories than fat even when you are at rest. See> http://bbcom.me/1Kt7vbI
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