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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Information: You probably have thrombophlebitis, which is inflammation of the blood vessel. This is common after placement of an IV. It's treated with heat and Motrin. However clotting cannot be ruled out, and you should consider seeing a doctor and getting an ultrasoundl based on her recommendations.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Quick dividing cells: Rapidly dividing cells are sometimes impacted with medications that tried to stop cells that are replicating inappropriately, such as medicines used to treat cancer. That's why cancer patients suffer with hair loss and also with problems with their gastrointestinal tract, because those organs are turning over rapidly and are impacted with chemotherapy.
A male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Consider laser: Laser hair removal is reasonably priced nowadays, especially if you avoid the upsell from the provider, and then you won't have to worry about the folliculitis you are experiencing with shaving. Some people just can't seem to get around this no matter what they do, so laser is a really nice option.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Great make up: Large, unsightly skin pores on the nose or cheeks are difficult to reduce in size. They can be shrunk temporarily with a face peel, and sometimes with laser treatments. But I've gotten excellent results with Bobby brown skin products, especially their foundations and daytime moisturizing cream's.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: Abdominal pain is serious in grownups a reasonable percentage of the time. If you have persistent abdominal pain, especially combined with fever, you should see a doctor immediately.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cut the fat: My research showed statistically significant reduction's in osteoarthritis pain in as little as two weeks by cutting inflammatory fat from the diet. To reduce pain, avoid fried foods, factory farmed animal products. Choose whole grain and bean proteins. Also try wrapping your joint with an ace bandage during the day, to bring more healing blood flow to the area.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nummular eczema: Sometimes, recurrent ringworm is actually eczema in a circular pattern. Try treating with steroids and see if it resolves, and that may guide you toward a proper diagnosis. Alternatively, you may be re-infecting yourself from an infected Pat. Do a thorough inspection of your dog or cat.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Plant protein.: Plant proteins are consistently less inflammatory than animal proteins, unless you spend a lot to get pasture raised animal proteins. Pea protein is readily available, but keep your eye out for hemp proteins, which are coming soon and may offer an even better anti-inflammatory profile.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Most people do!: Most people fear natural disaster. If the fear is getting in the way of your normal function or overwhelming your everyday thinking, you should probably talk to someone.
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