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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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Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Sir.My heart rate became less 45, & love B/P 150/65 ple give remedy.? & I am walking daily morning 45 minutes Evening 30 minutes.

Review your meds: If you were symptomatic meaning, : felt weak, tired, dizzy. flushed when you had this low heart rate and If you are on a betablocker or calcium channel blockers( medication ending in 'lol' or 'pine' or cardizem.. have your primary doc lower the dosage. if this persists have him refer you to a cardiologist for thourough cardiac eval. ...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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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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My father in law had his prostate removed a little over 1yr. Blood test: hemoglobin 9.8 iron 27 hct 31 MCV 71 RBC 4.4 mchc 31 MCH 22 RDW 19.6. Help?

My father in law had his prostate removed a little over 1yr. Blood test: hemoglobin 9.8 iron 27 hct 31 MCV 71 RBC 4.4 mchc 31 MCH 22 RDW 19.6. Help?

Iron deficiency: These lab results are highly suggestive of ferropenic anemia(iron deficiency) more at http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000584.Htm talk to his physician for more details about these results and previous prostate pathology. ...Read more

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I was sittin in class & my heart started beatin hard & fast 110 beats per minute. Then slowed down what could this be? I'm a 17yr old f 5'5 & 150 lbs

I was sittin in class & my heart started beatin hard & fast 110 beats per minute. Then slowed down what could this be? I'm a 17yr old f 5'5 & 150 lbs

Depends..: It could be a lot of things--stress, a cute boy/girl, etc. There is a condition called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Patients experience rapid heart rate, dizziness, lightheadedness. The risk of psvt increases if you use alcohol, caffeine or illicit drugs or smoke. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000183.htmdizziness if the episodes continue, you should seek help. ...Read more

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After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. at computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.

After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. at computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.

Accommodative spasm: Take more frequent breaks from near work: Rule of three "20's" Every 20 minutes, remove glasses, look at object st least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. Consider using "single vision "drug store" reading glasses, not progressives, at computer. They are very inexpensive, ~ $10 at flea market. Start at +1.50, bring magazine to test at normal reading distance and go up or down in powers ...Read more

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Bloodpresure was 190/109 @ 6am 8:30am 153/93 @10am 167/ 128 what could be causing this swing in presure? Normal BP 120-138/ 60-84

Bloodpresure was 190/109 @ 6am 8:30am 153/93 @10am 167/ 128 what could be
 causing this swing in presure? Normal BP 120-138/ 60-84

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the cause for your blood pressure fluctuations. You wrote in an hour ago. If you blood pressure was taken correctly and is 167/128, please be evaluated at the er. Your diastolic (lower) blood pressure is dangerously high. ...Read more

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I'm 10w pregnant & I've allergy that keeps getting worse sneezing itching ears & throat congestion & the PA told me i can take allegra (fexofenadine) ! Is it safe?

I'm 10w pregnant & I've allergy that keeps getting worse sneezing itching ears & throat congestion & the PA told me i can take allegra (fexofenadine) ! Is it safe?

No Allegra (fexofenadine): Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so I would avoid this medication and stick with the ones listed above. If concerned, talk to OB/GYN about specific medications. ...Read more

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My ALP is 9 (nine). What to do?

My ALP is 9 (nine). What to do?

Alakaline phosphatas: If you mean alkaline phosphatase it is okay, nothing to be done about it. ...Read more

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Can a nine month old eat strawberrries?

Can a nine month old eat strawberrries?

Yes: Strawberry allergy is rare but strawberries do contain histamine, which is often mistaken for allergy symptoms. Regardless i think that at 9 months of age, she's a bit young to start eating raw strawberries. ...Read more

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Is 90 pounds too big for a nine year old?

Is 90 pounds too big for a nine year old?

Depends on ur height: This really depends on your height and your overall health as well as your position on the growth curve. Many will use your bmi (see diagram) as the guide. Meet with your pediatrician to discuss an appropriate weight and strategies to deal with it. ...Read more

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Can conception be detected within nine days?

Can conception be detected within nine days?

That is possible: An early pregnancy test may detect pregnancy up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. When using a regular home pregnancy test - suggest using it if / when you miss a period. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my baby's nine month checkup?

What can I expect at my baby's nine month checkup?

Complete evaluation: The 9 month well visit is a complete evaluation of your child. It should include a check of your child's growth and development. There should be a discussion of what solid foods are being introduced. Immunizations should be reviewed and caught up. Your doctor should also tell you what development to expect over the next 3 months, until the 12 month visit. ...Read more

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What should I feed my nine to twelve month old baby?

What should I feed my nine to twelve month old baby?

Finger foods: Your nine month old may be interested in finger foods at this point. Foods that you eat are often more interesting than jar foods. Avoid chocolate and egg white until a year. Appetite will vary day to day as growth slows a little. Continue massaging the gums with a soft cloth or brush as teeth erupt. Don't let baby fall asleep with a bottle or tooth decay will soon follow. ...Read more

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Had my TURP nine days ago. How long will my recovery be?

Had my TURP nine days ago. How long will  my recovery be?

TURP: 2-3 weeks before heavy lifting should be done. Especially if it was done the old fasion way with cautery. It is typical to see blood in the urine for 3-4 weeks after. ...Read more

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When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

When do nine to twelve month old babies typically get sick?

Seldomly: A baby is seldom ill in the first few months of life. Much of mother's immunity transfers to the baby providing temporary protection that begins to wear off by three months. At this point, we begin to see fever, congestion, or diarrhea as a sign of babies new susceptibility to viruses. ...Read more

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How can I stimulate my six to nine month old child during playtime?

How can I stimulate my six to nine month old child during playtime?

Play: This is a nice little article with lots of developmentally appropriate things to do. Both play, and other things to stimulate your baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_20-fun-silly-development-boosting-games-to-play-with-your-ba_1479310.bc ...Read more

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About my daughter who is nine yrs old, sufferng with ebsteins enomoly?

Reword question: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ebsteins-anomaly/basics/definition/con-20033605

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If you have a twenty-nine day cycle, will you ovulate on day 15 or 16?

If you have a twenty-nine day cycle, will you ovulate on day 15 or 16?

15, give or take: Usually, ovulation occurs 14 days before menses begin. There is a bit of variation however; ovulation can occur 12-16 days prior to menses. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illness in nine to twelve month old babies?

Irritability: The ill infant may develop excessive crying, irritability, refuse feedings, or change sleep habits. The obvious diarrhea, cough, or rash may be easy for you to handle at home or with a call to the nurse. ...Read more

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At nine months old how many ounces formula and how many ounces baby food should she eat?

At nine months old how many ounces formula and how many ounces baby food should she eat?

Feeding: By 9 months independence will set in soon and how much and when to feed become a struggle. Toddlers will usually eat by themselves how much they need to grow and stop when they are full A rule of thumb is 2 times your child's weight in pounds is the number of calories needed per day to grow well. By 9 months can start a sippie cup and be off the bottle by 9 months and off formula at a year. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child when traveling

What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child when traveling

Travel : Once again I defer to the aap.org site. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Flying-with-Baby.aspx ...Read more

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When should I bring my nine to twelve month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is s

When should I bring my nine to twelve month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is s

Agree: I would add 5) if your child is difficult to arouse (by this i mean hard to wake up, not lying on the couch like a lump because he doesn't feel well), and 6) if something specific hurts (like an ear or throat), or 7) he refuses to drink or hasn't passed urine in many hours. ...Read more

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My son is two months old hes super skinny but is the length of a nine month. Why isnt he gaining fat?

My son is two months old hes super skinny but is the length of a nine month. Why isnt he gaining fat?

Length of 9 mo??: Babies squirm quite a bit. Unless an infantometer is used to measure the baby's length, there's a high rate of wrong measures. This is particularly true when the "pencil and paper" method is used - someone will pencil a line on the paper where the head is and where the feet are then measure the distance between the marks. Often growth curves look more like ekg's then growth charts like this. ...Read more

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I have been jogging for nine months now, and now that it's hot out, I am getting headaches afterward?

I have been jogging for nine months now, and now that it's hot out, I am getting headaches afterward?

Possible dehydration: This is often a problem of dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the run. ...Read more