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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for claudication?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for claudication?

Which herb or root: Don't know. If you are recommended a certain herb or root make sure first it does not harm or interact with any of your medications before you try. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for Crohn's disease?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for Crohn's disease?

Avoid: My personal preference is to stay away from herbal remedies for a disease like crohn's. They don't work and can delay your getting proper treatment and place your life at risk. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be more knowledgeable about donating a kidney?

Is there any way to be more knowledgeable about donating a kidney?

Be informed: Donating a kidney can be a wonderful thing to offer to a loved one in need. However, you should be fully informed before making this decision. Explore both good and bad outcomes. Find research papers on long-term outcomes for donors and on operative complications for the donation procedure. There are risks of surgical complications, renal failure, and long term complications that must be known. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could be more knowledgeable about donating a kidney?

Can you tell me how I could be more knowledgeable about donating a kidney?

Transplant program: Not sure if you are asking this as a potential donor for a friend or family member, or if you are interested in becoming an altruistic kidney donor. Either way, the first step is to meet with a transplant coordinator at a local transplant program. They can provide you with the specific information you are looking for and perform an evaluation to determine if you are an appropriate donor candidate. ...Read more

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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for infertility?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for infertility?

Buyer beware: The grapevine and the internet are filled with remedies, herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you more fertile.' not one is proven: at best they don't work and at worst, could be dangerous. That said: a healthy diet, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor who is knowledgeable about hd?

Online: http://www.hdsa.org/ is the national organization that supports hd and has many resources and links. ...Read more

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Are personal trainers knowledgeable when it comes to a real workout plan?

Are personal trainers knowledgeable when it comes to a real workout plan?

Variable.: The best are in shape and have a college degree with certification from the national strength and conditioning association! they should also have basic cardiac life support certification. ...Read more

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I've found it impossible to find a dr. That is knowledgeable enough about eds III to help me properly manage it. How can find a dr. That is able to?

I've found it impossible to find a dr. That is knowledgeable enough about eds III to help me properly manage it. How can find a dr. That is able to?

Difficult: In reality, there are very few doctors that deal with ehlers danlos. Geneticists are usually the experts in diagnosing this but there is no true treatment. Non-narcotic pain rx and physical therapy to try to strengthen joints are used. Other than that, learning coping skills to live with this bothersome but non-fatal condition is key. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to enhance my glutes. What options or procedures can I do for this? I an considering getting a procedure done to enhance my gluteus area but I am not knowledgeable about the different procedures i can do for this. I also want to know approximately

I want to enhance my glutes. What options or procedures can I do for this? I an considering getting a procedure done to enhance my gluteus area but I am not knowledgeable about the different procedures i can do for this. I also want to know approximately

There : There are a few options to fill the gluteal region. The most well known is a gluteal implant procedure. Gluteal implants are similar to breast implants. However, these implants are infrequently embraced by legitimate plastic surgeons because they are associated with a complication rate nearing 50%. Fat transfer is gaining popularity, but still is an imperfect procedure. Fat transfer involves the harvest of fat from a donor site (usually the abdomen, thighs, and/or lower back). The fat is then separated from any blood or tumescent fluid. It is then transferred through small cannulas into the recipient region. In this case, it would be the gluteal region. The down side is that very thin people are not good candidates for this procedure. Additionally, some of the recipient fat is reabsorbed or nonviable. It is generally accepted that 30-70% of the fat will be reabsorbed at one year following the procedure. ...Read more

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Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Rehabilitation: After generalized muscle injury, a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, or PM&R) can help get a person back into shape. If a PM&R doctor is not available, a Sports Medicine doctor or an Orthopedic doctor can help. If there are kidney problems, a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) can help. ...Read more

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Do you have a pulmonologist knowledgeable about lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Aka lam

Rare: I have seen 2. There is a lam organization. Should be seen and followed by doctor. Can be complex. ...Read more

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Any recommendations 4 knowledgeable & caring rheumotalogist & endocrinologist in los angeles area within kaiser permanente network?

See details: Go online to kaiser's website or call them directly. Physician recommendations are not a function of this website. ...Read more

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I am desperate to find a doctor who is knowledgeable in pancreatitis in florida! I have been suffering for 3 yrs. If anyone knows a doctor ?

I am desperate to find a doctor who is knowledgeable in pancreatitis  in florida! I have been suffering for 3 yrs. If anyone knows a doctor ?

Gastroenterologist: If you have health insurance, you should contact member services at the health plan, not only to find a primary care provider but, depending on your insurance , to get the names of some gastroenterologists who can help. You might consider contacting the doctor who made the diagnosis in the first place as a referring source. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Need doctors who are knowledgeable about otitis media, where do I go?

Need doctors who are knowledgeable about otitis media, where do I go?

Pretty much...: ...Most pediatricians, and all ENT specialists, are highly experienced in otitis media care; it is very common in children, and not too rare in adults. ...Read more

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Where can I find a doctor who is knowledgeable on the diseases progeria or pica?

Where can I find a doctor who is knowledgeable on the diseases progeria or pica?

FINDING TOP PLAYERS : I would enter the problem and search with a second word such as: expert, article, book, specialist, best doctor and treatment. You should see someone or more than one to choose from. You can call them and ask if they know anyone c;lose to you--typically mention the closest city. Other smart physicians may have another approach, and I do not criticize them. ...Read more

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Would a minor need parental consent for medical care even in the case where the minor is much more mature and knowledgeable than the parents?

Would a minor need parental consent for medical care even in the case where the minor is much more mature and knowledgeable than the parents?

Yes: Unfortunately, parents have the final say unless the minor is emancipated. Emancipating a minor laws vary from state to state and also dependent upon the condition. For instance, a teen can seek treatment for STD's or contraception in many states without parental knowledge/consent but can't consent to having their acne treated. In some states having a child emancipates you, in some states not. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety, agitation, indicision, unfocused problem. Is there anything that can be done, Also tend to forget things. I am less knowledgeable b?

I have an anxiety, agitation, indicision, unfocused problem. Is there anything that can be done, Also tend to forget things. I am less knowledgeable b?

Question cut off: I see that you are only 23. The first question is: have you had a full medical work up. If the answer is "no" then recommend that you do so. If the answer is "yes" and it was normal, then I recommend a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for puncture wound of the foot?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for puncture wound of the foot?

Perhaps...: If the wound is superficial (that is, likely to heal on its own), i see no problem. If it is deeper, you probably need to be seen to make sure you don't need antibiotics to prevent a serious infection. Also, make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date. A tetanus infection can be life threatening and a tetanus booster will prevent any problems there. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with all of of bodily issues. My back, neck and shoulder, all have began hurting and they all have to do with my the left side of my body due to my knee reconstruction that I had 8 years ago. I need advice from a knowledgeable Dr !!

I've been dealing with all of of bodily issues. My back, neck and shoulder, all have began hurting and they all have to do with my the left side of my body due to my knee reconstruction that I had 8 years ago. I need advice from a knowledgeable Dr !!

See Osteopath : 28y male w. neck, shoulder, back pain & regards secondary to remote knee repair. Altered symmetry of upright body tower oft co-factor for widespread pain, signature symptom of Fibromyalgia. Unstable/painful joints induce unconscious splinting/guarding &, over time, beget crossed muscle syndromes: bilateral pair evolves one spastic/hypertrophic & other atrophic/weak; begetting greater tower tilt. ...Read more

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Did allergists study dermatology? (atopic dermatitis) or are they not knowledgeable in that area?

Did allergists study dermatology? (atopic dermatitis) or are they not knowledgeable in that area?

Allergy and Immunolo: gy is a subspecialty done after a residency in internal medicine. They do not study dermatology but in the study of allergies, atopic dermatitis is part of the work up and study. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a nurse practicioner be your primary care physician? Are they as knowledgeable as doctors?

Is it a good idea to have a nurse practicioner be your primary care physician? Are they as knowledgeable as doctors?

That's based on : Preferences. I'm biased when i tell you a primary care doc is most qualified. I love my np (nurse practitioner) and pa (physician assistant) colleagues, but feel that they are often best at helping for acute visits and stable follow ups rather than as a true stand alone pcps. We go through pre-med (bs degree) 4 yrs, med school (4), residency (3). Nps have a combo of school/work experience for 6 y. ...Read more

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How important is what you learn in high school to become a doctor? I can graduate early but wouldn't taking more classes make me more knowledgeable?

How important is what you learn in high school to become a doctor? I can graduate early but wouldn't taking more classes make me more knowledgeable?

Life Experience: The best thing you can do to prepare for a medical career it to have passion for things and to get life experience. It is not just about school. Explore the things that interest you; meet new people; learn to listen well; find people different than you and learn to hear their stories and their pain. Have goals and accomplish them. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would be most knowledgeable in balancing hormones? Endo? Obgyn?

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What type of doctor would be most knowledgeable in balancing hormones? Endo? Obgyn?

Which hormones?: Obgyn work with estrogen & progestogens quite a bit. Endocrinologists specialize in all hormones. Family docs are also trained to deal with most common hormone issues such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, menopause, hypogonadism, etc. Your insurance company might ask you to go see your family doc first who can then treat & refer as deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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A question to anyone: is psychologist or other doctor more knowledgeable about insomnia?

A question to anyone: is psychologist or other doctor more knowledgeable about insomnia?

Sleep specialist: You will probably get the most help from a dedicated sleep center or sleep specialist doctor. ...Read more

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How can I find a physician that is an expert in systemic mastocytosis in portland or? I have been to many drs, but none knowledgeable about masto.

How can I find a physician that is an expert in systemic mastocytosis in portland or? I have been to many drs, but none knowledgeable about masto.

Mastocytosis: http://www.tmsforacure.org/welcome.php i would start with this website and call them to recommend people in your community who provide therapy for mastocytosis. The university of michigan is the leader in mastocytosis, so they can be used as another resource to get the help you need. ...Read more

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I had a c-section 9 yrs ago d/t small placenta and baby's aspiration of meconium. How do I keep baby #2's placenta healthy? Obgyn not knowledgeable.

I had a c-section 9 yrs ago d/t small placenta and baby's aspiration of meconium. How do I keep baby #2's placenta healthy? Obgyn not knowledgeable.

Exercise: Typically a small placenta occurs when a patient has high blood pressure problems in pregnancy, or an infection. If you had neither of those, you might want to request your medical record. Typically if placenta is small, so is baby. Exercise helps to keep blood pressure normal. Eating a healthy diet as well. Sounds like you getting additional information about previous pregnancy could help. ...Read more

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Has radiofrequency turbinate ablation ever lead to empty nose syndrome? this question for doc experienced in procedure and knowledgeable about ENS

Has radiofrequency turbinate ablation ever lead to empty nose syndrome? this question for doc experienced in procedure and knowledgeable about ENS

ENS and turbinates: Greetings. Yes, any turbinate reduction procedure can lad to Empty Nose Syndrome. The likelihood of this actually occurring is rather small with this procedure hen performed by experienced surgeons. I would recommend you address all our questions and concerns before your scheduled procedure. Ask for your surgeon's results. I perform this procedure n our office under local anesthesia without ENS. ...Read more

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I am newly married , i have used emergency conracptive pill 5 nos in 3 months. i dont have knowlegable about birth control pill.. i didnt get peroids?

I am newly married , i have used emergency conracptive pill 5 nos in 3 months. i dont have knowlegable about birth control pill.. i didnt get peroids?

Use protection: You should use some type of contraception besides the morning after pill, if you want reliable protection from pregnancy. Many patients on conventional birth control pills do not have periods, this is not harmful at all, you should see your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so

Neurobiofeedback/EEG: Brain Mapping is a way of looking at how different areas of the brain function and communicate. How effectively are different areas of the brain doing their job. Multiple Modalities: brain health (EEG), brain processing speed (Evoke Potentials), heart health (EKG), mental health (neuropsychology). ...Read more

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Is acupuncture/herbal doctors knowlegeable of atopic dermatitis as much as dermatologist? Or is dermatologist more suitable

Is acupuncture/herbal doctors knowlegeable of atopic dermatitis as much as dermatologist? Or is dermatologist more suitable

Use both: Any primary care physician can treat most atopic dermatitis. If it's especially challenging, or you're going to need something fancy like topical tacrolimus, get with your dermatologist. Atopical dermatitis is serious stuff and use acupuncture / herbal as useful supplements, don't spend excessively & be savvy. Much of the daily management is accurate knowledge about your illness & partnering. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for an eye infection?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for an eye infection?

No!: There are no roots or herbs to treat eye infections. I have heard of some non-medicinal "cures" for eye infections, however the danger is that the infection will get worse and ultimately cause permanent vision loss while waiting for such remedies to be effective. If you think you have an eye infection you should seek an ophthalmologist to help you immediately. ...Read more

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Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Woods lamp for nits: If your physician has access to a Woods lamp, s/he should be able to tell if any remaining nits are alive (dead nits do not glow with a Woods lamp, live ones do). Observation of a live louse can be difficult even in active light infestations, but the presence of live nits is suggestive of a persistent infection. ...Read more

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I need a knowledgeable answer been having stomach issues with no answers my new blood work shows crp high at 18.91 and crp at 22.5 but my esr at 10.1?

I need a knowledgeable answer been having stomach issues with no answers my new blood work shows crp high at 18.91 and crp at 22.5 but my esr at 10.1?

Needs Full Eval: The information you are giving is nonspecific and a full evaluation is required to determine why your CRP level is high. CRP is and inflammatory indicator that goes up in any inflammatory or infectious condition. ...Read more

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