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Diet and exercise:
Yes, although there are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health:
how much saturated fat? How much exercise? How healthy is the rest of the diet? Is the child overweight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history.
The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should lowering fat intake. ...Read more
5'1 130 lbs 20yrs old. Health food not server and regular runner. I have not been able to lose a single lb. What gives?
Get more intense: Food choices aren't the key, though I'm glad you're running and are interested in healthy eating. You'll want to go to the time-honored method of counting and restricting calories. Try a 1200 calorie per day diet, keep exercising, and see if you're not losing after a few weeks. ...Read more
Pediatrician forgot to tell me to give baby vitamin d supplements (exclusively breastfed). Now 6 weeks old. Health problem for baby?
No worries!: There has likely not been any harm done to your baby. Just go ahead and start the d-visol drops now at 1ml daily. I've had parents forget or refuse to give it and the babies are ok. Nonetheless, it is still preferred to supplement with a vitamin d drop to prevent rickets in infants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ovarian cysts-7mm via ultrasound, recent irregular vaginal bleeding and constipation/bloating. Cancer possibly with the bleeding? 39 years old, health
Too young: Hypertension at your age should have a comprehensive evaluation. You're underlying cause could be hereditary or acquired. Causes to be looked for are kidney or vessels supplying the kidney malfunctioning, problem in the endocrine system (thyroid or adrenal gland), blood vessel hypersensitivity to stimulants like caffeine to mention some. You must see a doctor and try to find your problem's cause. ...Read more
Diabetic risk? My mom is type 2 diabetic. I'm 22yrs old no health problems my weight is 118. Could I b diabetic what's the risk n causes?
86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?
"how long??": Generally untreated sepsis is fairly quick- At some point the body's ability to fight the infection — fever — is overwhelmed and various organ systems start to fail — usually the kidneys and pulmonary system. This can take hours to days. For patient comfort I would strongly suggest contacting a hospice agency. They can provide comfort measures and allow him to pass comfortably and peacefully ...Read more
74 yr old good health-increasing Terazosin 10mg to 15--can I alternate 10 one or two days then 15 two or three days--as needed? Render ineffective?
Terazosin: Depending on the indication inadvisable to do so without explicit permission from the prescribing physician ...Read more
It's a little more difficult to swallow, especially first thing in am. Has not gotten worse in several yrs. 70 years old-good health-any worries?
My hubby smokes a pack aday for9yr &28yr old&great health. Will we hav a problem w/ concieving? He won't quit!how do we increase his chances w/o quiting
My husband is 38 yrs old good health has a lump under skin on tricep! Doesn't hurt feels fine what could this be?
?: Hard to say. The possibilities are many. He should be examined and go from there. ...Read more
How resistant is the heart?I'm 29 years old good health never smoke or drink. I work out but I just wonder sometimes doesn't my heart get tired??
Good question: If you are taking good care of it, it is more likely to be in good shape so that it doesn't poop out. (: ...Read more