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Perhaps: Depends what you mean by symptoms. There have been studies suggesting that gut microbes interact with the CNS "not only with the enteric nervous system but also with the central nervous system via neural, neuroendocrine, neuroimmune and humoral links." Since probiotics may alter gut flora. It is plausible. More here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3555881/pdf/gmic-4-17.pdf ...Read more
My whole family has allergies/asthma.I've heard all my life that moving out west(us) cures them.Is that true?
If only: Allergies can sometimes be successfully with long-term allergy shots but can rarely be "cured." similarly, asthma can be treated and well-controlled but cannot be cured. Kids can sometimes grow out of both allergies and asthma, especially if they have it early-on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?
Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HI M south indian.Eventhough my trust in god has improved my OCD condition,but my mind has this doubt like is there god-any proof?Another OCD thought?
60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr all sweet food.reasn?
My grandma bought IBS medicine 4 me from her acupuncturist who said it's safe.It's called Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan.Try it or stick to gas-x,tums, etc?
Worth trying: Chinese formulas like this have been used by millions of people for thousands of years and are often safer and more effective than western meds. It is worth a try. Also try a low FODMAPs diet- see http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc ...Read more
Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english?Help?
Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have suffered from depression, mood swings, anxiety, etc. I've tried E-Sam, St Johns Wart, & L-tyrosine, 'Bach' products, etc. Help!
Formal treatment: Pleased you are invested in your health. The products listed vary in effectiveness for depression, mood and anxiety. If not done previously it may be time to seek formal treatment. The most effective treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressant medications. Suggest a consult with health tap providers or a primary care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-native French speaker here: reading my 5 month-old books in French won't negatively affect or slow her language development will it?
Bilingualism does: not cause receptive or expressive delays. A typical child may learn one language more rapidly & may mix words from each. Age 0-5 is optimal for learning a language's phonemes, or smallest units of sound, so (s)he can learn incorrect phonemes with prolonged exposure. Mixed/expressive language disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Global Developmental Delays require that one language be taught. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common : You are not alone. Many women have never had an orgasm. Most women have their first orgasm from masturbation. If you don't know how to do that, it is easy to learn. If that does not work then you need a physical exam to make sure you don't have a hooded clitoris. Most women need to fantasize during sex/masturbation to get enough arousal to achieve an orgasm. Ask for help, this can be fixed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more
Who is right ?....Many drs believe that there is no relation between acne & (nuts, choco, diary products....Etc) & others disagree !
Best to ask your OB: You are best advised to run ALL medications/interventions, tests that involve dyes, injections, electrical studies, etc. by your OB/GYN doctor before doing anything. Nobody else should take their place when it comes to taking final advice when it comes to your pregnancy. ...Read more
Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain.no chemical bleach.it's frm a well known n gud brand.can it harm my enamel?
Unsure: Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?
Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more
Citramag sachets colonoscopy 5yrs ago Ambulance crew said had "fainted sitting down".Friend saw me confused talking eyes open mumbling nonsense TIA?
I think if you had: had a serious TIA 5 years ago, and you are 76 years old now, you would have developed other symptoms of compromised circulation to head/brain.Magnesium citrate is a strong laxative; my stronger suspicion is that you became dehydrated with electrolyte abnormalities (possibly low sodium) and had "metabolic delirium. If nothing similar has occurred in the interim, I would chalk the episode up to that ...Read more