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Im 19 with a low platelet count, i rarely drink but i smoke marijuana and cigarettes everyday for the past 4 years.

Im 19 with a low platelet count, i rarely drink but i smoke marijuana and cigarettes everyday for the past 4 years.

REC- stop smoking: Perhaps you should stop smoking. You may already have found there is a change in your blood chemistry from smoking these two things, why would you want to cause harm to yourself? How low is your platelet count? We should also consider whether other causes are present. ...Read more

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Is drinking 4 units a day of beer unhealthy for male 23 ?

Is drinking 4 units a day of beer unhealthy for male 23 ?

Too much: 2 drinks (beers) a day for men and 1 per day for women is considered moderate drinking. More than that is not recommended. Some now feel that moderate drinking is harmful longterm. Other factors affect this. If your drinking if a problem to anyone close to you, or affects you negatively then that is way too much then. See http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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Is a small dose of Methamphetamine safe(its clean) Ive quit opiates tobacco,marijuana,benzo 11 days. Meth i'm taking 1 small dose in the morning.

Is a small dose of Methamphetamine safe(its clean) Ive quit opiates tobacco,marijuana,benzo 11 days. Meth i'm taking 1 small dose in the morning.

NO: Not safe! You think it's clean, but unless it was manufactured in a commercial pharmacy with government oversight (or you made it yourself), you don't really know what you're getting. ...Read more

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I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

Something amiss: Based on your age, gender, weight and height your basal metabolic rate is around 1400 cal/day: thats what you need just to live without moving at all! Odds are you burn more than 200 cal just moving about, without including your exercise. So either something awry with you metabolism and/or your estimated caloric intake. You should review this with your doc. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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How can a heavy opiate addict of 9 years quit cold turkey?

How can a heavy opiate addict of 9 years quit cold turkey?

YOU CAN;'T: You need to be weaned from your opiate slowly. If you quit cold turkey you can go through opiate withdrawl which can be quite unpleasant. Sometimes some medications can be used to help with opiate cravings. In any case, your body needs to slowly get used to not having the opiate in your system, the same way it would if you were trying to no longer use nicotine or caffeine. ...Read more

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Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.

Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.

Conditional, yes: If the Nuvaring are kept in the refrigerator then they tend to remain active in preventing pregnancy for up to one year. However, I would use supplemental barrier contraceptive such as a condom to be certain that there is no failure with the "expired" Nuvaring. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time ? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time ? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Yes.: Yes. Trouble is that it may become malignant. The rate is 0.25% per year. You need to be followed with yearly endoscopic examination and biopsy of suspected spots. Nexium is a good drug for Barrett's esophagus. ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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I have PCOS & Been taking metformin for 9 months now. I've been exercising & eating healthier. Any other suggestion w/ asst. getting pregnant?

I have PCOS & Been taking metformin for 9 months now. I've been exercising & eating healthier. Any other suggestion w/ asst. getting pregnant?

Ovulation induction: Ovulation induction may be required if you are unable to get pregnant spontaneously with unprotected intercourse over one year. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a smokers alveoli to be damaged permanently? I smoked 10 per day for 1 year when I was 18. Havent smoked since and im now 23

How long does it take for a smokers alveoli to be damaged permanently? I smoked 10 per day for 1 year when I was 18. Havent smoked since and im now 23

Over 100 cigarettes: cause some damage which dose not repair but the fact you quit after 1 year the damage should e minimal and your risk of heart disease has returned to normal after 4 years,. Congratulations on making a smart decision 5 years ago. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I would not worry: Vegetarianism is a moral choice and I'm glad you are allowing yourself eggs -- this is important in keeping you healthy. If your hypercholesterolemia is familial (as mine is), you'll probably be on meds by the time it matters, and in the meantime I'd rather you simply stay fit than try a dietary modificaiton that will probably not matter much and make your life less easy & enjoyable. ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding ? Breastfeeding once per day. Because i want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding ? Breastfeeding once per day. Because i want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Quit smoking: Breastfeeding smokers have decreased milk production & set stage for a higher risk of crib death. During the exposed periods the child will have 2 or more times the respiratory and ear infections. ...Read more

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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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I had smoking habit daily I use to smoke ten cigarettes how can I conrol this?

I had smoking habit daily I use to smoke ten cigarettes how can I conrol this?

Several ideas: I've sent this to the addiction medicine folks, and at this level you can probably simply resolve to quit and be successful. But why not say, right now, "i am not going to give any more of my money to the rotten tobacco company ceo's that got me addicted in order to ruin my health in the first place.". ...Read more