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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 more
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
I'm 22yrs old no health problems I weigh 119 my bp has been around 125 over 86 is this consider HBP should I c a doctor for it. It's been like 3days?
On a clean eating diet since sep. 2013. Having dizzy spells immediatly upon finishing a meal sometimes lasting an hour. 33 years old. No health issues?
I am 31 yrs old good health so what could cause my right neck to hurt could it be a heart attack?
What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal?
Fatigue plus: Severe anemia(low blood count) can cause excessive fatigue. Your friend should see a MD to better determine the "normalcy" of her periods by history and physical exam as that is usually the main source of anemia in menstruating women. If the GYN MD determines that the periods are indeed "normal" then alternative bleeding and nutritiional sources need to be identified. ...Read more
My sperm smells like fish some times, it started happening recently is there anything to worry 30 years old male health conditions good.
What did you eat?: Bodily secretions can change in smell based on what we eat. ...Read more
Going to india for two months. Is there any kind of medicine I can take to make me stop getting my period? 18 years old. Good health. Never missed "."
MENSTRUATION: Why do you want to stop your mens.? Pls. See gyne. ...Read more
I am a healthy active male, 77 years old, no health issues, and all blood tests come back normal.
Since about 2007-2008 I have experienced diplopia (binocular) transient symptoms which occur maybe a couple of times a month. On two occasions I experienced
Get Checked: Congratulations on your healthy longevity! Although it is only intermittent, you should have your eyes checked. Start with an optometrist. They can do a thorough examination and help rule out any serious eye conditions. If something is found, you may need evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I'm 52 years old good health I walk about 3 miles a day what would be a good belly work out and arms for muscle increase?
Big guns- tight abs: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: Push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ...Read more