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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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26y/o Male. CA 19.9 elevated to 168.8 in routine checkup. Please advise on the Next steps to be taken?

26y/o Male. CA 19.9 elevated to 168.8 in routine checkup. Please advise on the Next steps to be taken?

Why was it checked?: As a cancer screen, this test is infamous for having so many false positives as to outweigh the possible lives saved. Your physician ordered it and now it is his / her decision to go on a hunt for something that more than likely isn't there. You may get some imaging. If there are no masses, forget the whole thing. ...Read more

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Help please! is calorie counting necessary to develop 6 pack abs?

Help please! is calorie counting necessary to develop 6 pack abs?

Yes: As a ringside physician, i've known beginning boxers with tremendously massive abdominal muscles that are not yet visible because they have not yet gotten to their best boxing weight, with very little body fat. Whether you count calories, do a lot of cardio, and/or just watch what you eat, if you have a fair amount of ab muscle and almost no trunk fat, you'll have your sixpack. ...Read more

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Do the twelve steps of recovery work for alcoholics?

Yes, absolutely: Why else would people be hanging out in those rooms for over 70 years, it works without a doubt. It takes a lot of work though, 1-2 meeting is not a cure. People who listen to others go to lots of meeting, 90 in 90 days, do the steps and get a sponsor have amazing results. Its not the only answer and others find excellent recovery in other ways this is true, but it does work. Its also free! ...Read more

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What's the best diet chart/plan to reduce 7 to 8 kgs in a month or so..for someone who's 5'3 ..63 kgs?? Complete food chart..Does gm diet plan work??

What's the best diet chart/plan to reduce 7 to 8 kgs in a month or so..for someone who's 5'3 ..63 kgs?? Complete food chart..Does gm diet plan work??

Diet suggestions: AAKP.com Nutrition Counter is excellent. Eat low salt, no saturated fat, low cholesterol, 7 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily. No bread, pasta, sugar. Only very lean animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of fish, poultry, egg white best). No fried food. Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters unsugared fuid per day. Exercise twice daily. Aim for 1400 cal per day. 50 gm protein. No carb after 8 pm. ...Read more

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Widowed x 7y. 7 children. Hosp. For suicidal ideation 4x. In therapy for 7 y. Still in so much pain. So angry! Lost all friends after. What to do?

Widowed x 7y. 7 children. Hosp. For suicidal ideation 4x. In therapy for 7 y. Still in so much pain. So angry! Lost all friends after. What to do?

It can be so hard...: This sounds very sad and you need to find better help which can be a challenge. But please don't give up. Try new therapists until you find one you trust. Also seek support from clergy or another type of community activity or 12-step or PWP group. You don't list your medications or procedures but there may be help available from a new doctor/therapist - keep trying! ...Read more

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Where can I find a PT (rockville md) to teach transfer skills to caregiver to move mom (95 pounds) from bed to chair? She is in hospice /non terminal

Where can I find a PT (rockville md) to teach transfer skills to caregiver to move mom (95 pounds) from bed to chair? She is in hospice /non terminal

Caregiver: Please ask the folks at hospice for a referral or your family doctor. An Occupational Therapist may be helpful here and w/related issues. Also, Visiting Nurses association may have referrals. The very best to you and your mom. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ok to walk 10000 steps for 50 yr to stay fit?

Is it ok to walk 10000 steps for 50 yr to stay fit?

Absolutely : There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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Steps to control masturbation?

Steps to control masturbation?

It's good, man: If you have a compulsion or obsession that you realistically understand is preventing you from developing as a young adult man and making friends, your physician help with rx or learning new ways to think. Otherwise, you're learning about your mind & body to prepare you to be an adult. Think about the girl you'll marry. It's not unhealthy & essentially all your peers do it also. ...Read more

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Does the 12 step program work if someday you want to quit?

Yes: The 12 step program works if you go to meetings and ask for help. ...Read more

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How to stop attending psychiatric services?

How to stop attending psychiatric services?

Why are you going?: It's tough to tell you how to stop without knowing why you are going and what kinds of treatments you're getting. Most, not all, psychiatric care is voluntary, and you can change providers or stop altogether at will if you don't like the results. But, if you are taking medications, it is important to work with your doctor to take you off them safely before you quit. ...Read more

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What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

Elder safety: If you are asking about fall prevention, then it is not technology that helps. Try balance training exercises, maintain optimal eyesight & hearing, avoid drugs that cause dizziness or low blood pressure, ensure a safe home environment, treat problems that interrupt sleep and force you to get up at odd hours and so on & on.....! ...Read more

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Can someone overcome repeat drug addiction without going to rehab?

Can someone overcome repeat drug addiction without going to rehab?

Sometimes: Overcoming addiction is a process and not a place. You have to certainly detox off of your addicting substances, of course. But you really need to change the people that you hang out with and frequenting the places that your get your drugs. It is possible to do. Many patients benefit from suboxone for opioid withdrawal avoidance. It can be done diy but it realies a lot more on your determination. ...Read more

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Steps to reduce lice?/

Steps to reduce lice?/

Getting rid of lice: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used. There are over the counter products like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription medications like lindane or malathion. You work carefully through the hair and remove the individual nits. You can purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If >>. ...Read more

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Why do ERs automatically place you on an involuntary hold when you seek inpatient care for suicidal ideation prior to attempting to harm yourself?

Why do ERs automatically place you on an involuntary hold when you seek inpatient care for suicidal ideation prior to attempting to harm yourself?

Your saftey: Hi we do this for your saftey. As ER physicians we are obligated to make sure you do not harm yourself. The very thought of killing yourself triggers the invol hold. Then a crisis worker or psychiatrist needs to evalute you and your risk factor and a decision is then made. ...Read more

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What to do to start preparing for exercise, muscle repair & rehab?

What to do to start preparing for exercise, muscle repair & rehab?

MD / DPM: Hello: obtain an evaluation by a md / dpm to identify a treatment plan and reasonable goals. Then the doctor will either send you to a personal trainer or physical therapy to start the process of recovery. Mark reed, dpm diplomat of the american board of podiatric surgery website: http://www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Will a massage machine help?

Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Will a massage machine help?

Sounds too noisy: To me. What about sleep hygiene? Avoiding caffeine, making sure your bedroom is for sleeping. Are you getting enough exercise during the day? How about meditation just before bed? But perhaps the best idea is to understand what the anxiety is about. Why not schedule an appointment with a therapist who can help you figure this out? ...Read more

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