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No.: Cholesterol and calcification accumulate in vessels as we age. A healthy diet seems to prevent some of this plaque, but there are no specific foods that offer a short term fix. Need to have a long term lifestyle which includes not smoking, treating any diabetes or hypertension, eating well, maintaining a good weight and exercising regularly. ...Read more
Is white rice really that bad for you? I've been eating white rice for years. With clean blood tests. Since I've stopped I've noticed more issues.
White rice is fine: You're a grown man now and you need to be discerning. There are people out there who will tell you that everything artificial -- even removing the hulls from rice -- is 'bad for you.' Almost all of this is simply made up to frighten you. Don't waste your time on these people. Enjoy your rice as part of a sensible, balanced diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From 134 lbs to 125 in less then 2 months. Diagnosed with sever anxiety. On meds. Clean blood tests . Lost weight just due to stress? Thank u!
Probably: Good for you that you sought help for your severe anxiety. A 9-pound weight loss could easily be explained by stress and anxiety. If the anti-anxiety medications do not stop the weight loss, then perhaps you should get a more comprehensive work-up. But, for now, try to keep the anxiety under control with regular exercise, healthy diet, good sleep, tapping (eft), and magnesium supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bn coughing for year nothing hurts or blood. X-ray came clean, blood tests and mchc and basophil was slightly high, basophil abs was low 0.8?
Maybe GERD: Could be gastresophageal reflux disease (GERD). Would need a 24 or 48 hour pH study, best if done off anti-acid medication, to find out. May also need upper endoscopy, upper GI contrast X-ray, and even esophageal manometry. I would see a gastroenterologist for a consultation to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Throwing up for past 6 mo. Lasting 2-3 days and stop for a week between. Doctors can't find the problem via scope. No allergies. Clean blood work. ?
Elimination diet: Start with dairy free diet for 1 month- may have yogurt.Keep a diary of all your symptoms & times.If not alleviated go wheat free diet.Refer to drhoffman.com for details.Google also will help. Consult a nutritionally oriented MD or a naturopath & you will find an answer! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28, clean blood work. Small circles of skin keep peeling around follicles on arms, forms scab without my picking at it, then goes away. Why?
Dull pain lft chest, lft armpit 4 a month and lft back/shoulderblade 4 a week.Xray clean.Blood clean.Sharp lft chest pain today w/ back pain increase
What would cause right side minor swelling, pain, and tenderness in hip lasting for months. Clean blood tests and ultrasound. No pain when walking?
Further tests: I can't find any reports of side effects from either medicine that might cause this. You should obtain a referral to a physiatrist (if you have not already done so). An MRI may be more revealing. Sometimes, low grade, but persistent, problems require repeat studies before the answers become apparent. ...Read more
R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?
Many possibilities.: Lymphoma usually isn't painful, but the other symptoms could fit. However, there are a number of other possibilities. The thyroid swelling is suspicious for thyroiditis. If that is ruled out, ct scan of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis may be helpful, or possibly a pet/ct. Various infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause similar symptoms to malignancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight tingle in left hand(pink&ring)tingles in left foot too/ clean blood work and cat scan! super nervous. I have been getting allergy/sinus headach?
Calm down: Don't let your nerves get the best of you. What body part got the cat scan and why? I would see an orthopedist since there is hand and foot involvement and let them conclude if you have isolated nerve compressions i.E carpal and tarsal tunner syndrome or some radiculpathy more proximally i.E the back, or some systemic disorder. I do not think the sinus headache is related. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bulging discs in back/neck cause tingling in hands, feet and head? Blood work clean, blood pressure good, sugar good. Mri didn't show MS but discs
Yes: Discs in cervical spine can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hematuria: Do you also notice change in urine color from yellow to pink, coca or tea color? If the color is not changed then it is the lesion in that area that you wipe ; get blood. If you have bloody urine, it is a serious problem. It is coming from kidney, ureter or bladder. Make sure it is not from vagina. See urologist and also read red urine-http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more
Old urine stains under toilet seat turn pink when I cleaned them. Blood or just normal chemical rxn and my kids need to clean it more often?
Not blood: This is a chemical reaction with the cleaner that you use. However, when you clean the toilet, they should disappear unless the seat is permanently stained. Try using a different cleaning agent. ...Read more
Is it possible, maybe in the future.. To make a working kidney of graphene, to clean the blood like a transplanted kidney...
Future is unknown: Your specific question about graphene is not one of current, heavy research but we never know about the future. However, we do have working artificial kidneys now - this is dialysis. Current technology uses artificial membranes to filter the blood, leaving the good stuff in and filtering out the bad stuff. But a transplanted kidney does this much better without hooking up to a machine. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: If you have NOT been vaccinated for Hepatitis B, it is possible to get a hep B infection from dried blood since it is a fairly strong virus and can live outside the body for many hours. You can't get HIV, Herpes, or other STDs from dried blood. That is why all health care workers and first responders are usually required to get Hep B vaccinations before they start work. ...Read more
Pain in the chest without cough and no other symtopms.Chests clean and blood preasure normal.Could that be infection?
Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to heart problem ( angina) pulled muscles in chest, pneumonia, pleurisy ( infection of pleura which is covering of lung ) , reflux , breast issues, rib fractures, skin infections. It's best to consult a doctor for detailed history and examination to find cause for your pain . http://patient.info/doctor/chest-pain-pro ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quick question. How do you quickly clean a blood pressure cuff? Would you use alcohol, chlorhexidine, or bleach?
See below : Blood pressure cuffs are listed as low-risk and non-critical items for disinfection. That said, recent research has found them to be key in the spread of MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant bacteria) and C-diff in hospitals. Alcohol and bleach-based disinfectant cleaning solutions have been most commonly used to clean BP cuffs. I see no reason why chlorhexidine could not be used as well. ...Read more
I am 28 weeks pregnant and use weed because of morning sickness and no appetite how long will it take to clean my blood and urine?!
2-4 weeks: If you are using just a little bit each day, may be out I out of your system into weeks. If you use a lot each day it may take four weeks ...Read more