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rice had been my primary food since childhood. i've stopped eating it from 7 months ago. what's the best substitute for my carbohydrates need?

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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Substitute : Rice can be substituted with Quinoa . Wheat is also a good source of starch . Barley too .

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I've had cold symptoms for 3 days. If I had the flu would I have vomited?

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Possibly: Flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, extreme fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. If progresses and worsens, respiratory distress and worse. Colds can have the same but usually not extreme fatigue, muscle aches and chills.
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What liver function tests are needed if I had hepatitis a years ago?

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49 year old with serious nasal congestion, really bad when lying down. Have had this problem for a while?

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Seek treatment: Infection can cause congestion as well as bad allergies. There are medicines for both. We have many different medications for severe nasal allergies so see your doctor to know what treatment would be right for you. When you lie down the pressure in the veins of your nasal passages is higher and the congestion is usually worse. That is normal.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had UTI and while I was getting treated I was bleeding a lot, like a normal period, but is that normal? I had my period a week before I had uti.

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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No: Treating a UTI should not cause vaginal bleeding. Sometimes a UTI can cause some blood in your urine but it is usually not heavy. It is possible the symptoms felt like a UTI but were from some other cause.

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