A 34-year-old male asked:
confused by lipids - 132 total chol (good), 32 hdl (low), 101 trig (good), 80 ldl (good), 100 non-hdl, but pattern b with bad peak/particle sizes. 69 apolipo b and 28 lp(a) both good. risk overall?
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hyperlipidemia: Very low risk. These numbers are good. I wouldn't get hung up on that one blood test result. Keep Healthy
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How can I resolve my baby's nipple confusion?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pick one and do it!: If you want to breastfeed and bottles or pacifiers are causing problems, then stop the bottles and pacy and breastfeed away. Essentially practice, practice, practice. Try eliminating alternate nipple forms for 3-4 weeks and establish a good pattern and then, only if needed, reintroduce bottles and/or pacifiers.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What is a balanced and complete diet for a child of one year of age?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
Table foods!: Most healthy one year old babies are ready to eat table foods. Your baby may be interested in eating the same foods that your are eating. It is most important to stay away from foods that are choking hazards (nuts, peanut butter, hard foods, etc). Your baby should eat 3 meals and 2-3 healthy snacks (diced fruit, yogurt, cheese, etc.) per day. Most babies transition to whole milk (~16-24oz per day).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Could pain from acid reflux be confused with heart pain?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 55 years experience
Sure: The pain is frequently very similar.Many patients make the mistake of assuming chest pain is gastrointestinal with serious complications. Heart pain can be burning, associated with belching, and even at times related to eating, so do not assume your pain is gastrointestinal. Get it checked out. I remember a cardiologist who had "heartburn" and assumed it was GI when in reality it was a heart pain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How can skin cancer affect the whole body?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What would you need to do to prepare for total knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many options: To prepare for a total knee replacement first you should have an informed discussion with your surgeon. Then maximize your health for surgery. Improve your eating habits and take appropriated nutritionals. Do your best to pre-surgically exercise your thigh muscles and hamstrings in preparation for your postop rehab. Get your ice machine ready at home, your walker and a cane. These are basics.
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