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how effective / safe are energy drinks?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Safe: There is little evidence that "energy drinks" provide the benefits that are described by the manufacturer. But they are safe to use, with no side effects or hazards.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

In my first pregnancy, I could barely stay awake. Is there anything I can do now that im pregnant again to increase energy?

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Dr. Patricia Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Fatigue is common.: Early pregnancy is often accompanied by either fatigue or nausea and vomiting. Usually women feel better after week 12. If you continue to be very tired, make sure you're not anemic, and tell your doctor so he can check your thyroid levels along with your regular labs. It's harder with the second pregnancy because you have a small child to take care of along with your pregnancy fatigue.
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How much energy (in watts) is used in a cardioversion?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
100-360 J: First a couple of definitions: energy is usually expressed in joules (j). Watts are a measure of the rate of energy used, 1 watt = 1 joule/sec. Most external cardioversions use between 100 and 360 joules (or 100-360 watt-sec). Internal defibrillators deliver about 20-45 j.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How do I gain energy to exercise during perimenopause?

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Dr. Diana Bitner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Back to basics: The symptoms of perimenopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, heavy bleeding, and mood change can make it hard to remember we need water, sleep, healthy diet with minimal simple carbs, exercise, and time to recharge and be grateful. Take time to make a plan. Every day drink 8 glasses of water, take vit d and mv, stretch and follow your plan.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can dhea boost your energy?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Doubt it: Dhea has been used for many things: increase libido, increase hair and increase energy. The studies are not too convincing. I doubt it.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Besides cell phones, what are other sources of rf energy that cause cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Proof of cell: Phone link not yet in, microwaves are relatively safe, but radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum and is a clear cause, and u-v light is part of the spectrum causing skin cancers. All seem to demonstrate direct links to dose and time of exposure. X-rays seem to have no threshold, but very low doses are very unliklely to lead to individual harm, but to a population, a small number will.

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