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What Do You Recommend For Obesity
Wife= mate lose wt: If you feel that you are being affected in a negative way---med conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, can't exercise, short of breath, don't sleep well, don't like the way you appear, the weight affects your relationship; you may want to change. But, you, not your wife, need to want to make the changes. If you are not ready to make the changes necessary; no one else can.I hope you are ready. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: I recommend moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is a good start, learning what a portion size is and placing that into action. Increasing daily activity is also an important part of lifestyle changes. Try to be active most days of the week. In summary, eat less, move more is the general recommendation for someone with obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder which results in excessive daytime sleepiness, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, and poor sleep. It occurs in 1 in 2, 000 people. If you think you have narcolepsy, see your doctor. You may need a referral to a sleep center to have tests performed. These tests would distinguish between narcolepsy and other sleep problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments can vary: Bunions are progressive, structural deformities. They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What kind?: Cholangitis (bile duct infection) from a gallstone that got stuck along the way is a serious, acute problem. Rx involves antibiotics and removal of the stone (often with a special endoscopy procedure-ercp), and/or surgery. Sclerosing cholangitis is a different thing altogether. Chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory bile duct condition, often assoc with inflam bowel. Difficult issue. See GI specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: A major depressive episode can be due to a number of factors. Severity includes from mild, moderate, severe, and severe with psychotic features. Mild forms of depression respond well to psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, alongside behavioral activation. Moderate and more severe forms require therapy and medication. Exercise, group therapy, social supports also help treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires time and sometimes anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen/naproxen to treat. Occasionally, Prednisone (steroid antiinflammatory) may be needed. Other causes may be autoimmune (in that case specific therapy is recommended) etc. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some medications cause drooling. The easiest solution is: sugar-free gum or candy. This doesn't fix the problem but encourages you to swallow often, so drooling is less of a problem. Another solution some doctors use is atrovent nasal spray, sprayed under the tongue. Anticholinergic medications are sometimes helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention with shot: Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza. If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat symptoms: Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection that commonly causes sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. The main treatments are hydration and symptomatic care. Often times the liver and spleen are swollen and painful so contact sports should be avoided for the duration of the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?cause: Rhinorrhea may be due to viral infection, cold or exercise, dust or allergies, medicines, smoke/pollution, just to name a few things. If it's a cold, you can try Robitussin but nothing will help much but time. For allergies or non-allergic rhinitis, otc drugs like zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) Allegra are good and for stubborn cases, ask the pharmacist for a formulation with Pseudoephedrine (with a "d" label). ...Read more
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