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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What non-behavioural biological factors affect a person's dental / oral health?

What non-behavioural biological factors affect a person's dental / oral health?

Interesting question: Behavior ;#40;i think is most important;#41; and genetic predisposition are the primary contributors to your bodily reaction to bacteria in the mouth. "non-behavioral" biologics would be inflammation ;#40;auto-immune;#41;, cancer, gerd, trauma and developmental anomalies. In my experience, they are rare and ~80-90% of what I do is behaviorally mediated as a general dentist--usually tobacco or diet-related. ...Read more

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Mention some protienfull and other food items suitable for growth for teenaged guys around age of 16?

Mention some protienfull and other food items suitable for growth for teenaged guys around age of 16?

Natural and balanced: A balanced diet of natural (not overly processed) foods is best for health and growth, but is not likely to increase one's final height in the U.S. (because one is unlikely to be malnourished in the U.S., even if eating junk food). Eat lean meats without skin, fish, tofu, nuts and nut butters. Add whole grains, colorful veggies, and fortified cereals. Avoid fried foods, animal fats, and sugars. ...Read more

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What is considered a healthy, typical age that teens start getting big breakouts and acne and such?

Why ask?: It can start as early as age eight, or the onset may be as late as the early adult years. If someone for whom you are responsible has acne, you need to know that it's treatable, and if ignored is likely to be a serious, chronic problem. It's not due to poor hygiene or bad lifestyle. Not to treat it in a timely way is likely to lead to a lifetime of regrets. ...Read more

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What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read more

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Can there be any scientific self test for checking the general mental health of a person ?

Can there be any scientific self test for checking the general mental health of a person ?

No quick test: It is best to see your doctor or a mental health professional . The fact that a person is looking for a quick test makes the case that a consultation would probably be best. It is complicated. ...Read more

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What age is the best to adopt? Adopting children that have mental health problems

What age is the best to adopt? Adopting children that have mental health problems

That : That is very dependent upon the individual situation for that child. Any time that a family can give the patient a loving, stable home and the services they require will be beneficial for that child. That is wonderful that you are looking into providing that care. ...Read more

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What is a natural, cruelty free and (preferably) vegan way to treat mental health illnesses (depression etc)?

What is a natural, cruelty free and (preferably) vegan way to treat mental health illnesses (depression etc)?

Psychotherapy is: A natural, cruelty free way to treat mental illnesses. Therapists will help you figure out what is wrong by speaking with you. Often 'talk' therapy is all my clients need. In more severe cases, an evaluation for medication is needed. There are some homeopaths who are also psychiatrists and can use alternatives to psychotropic drugs as well. ...Read more

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Could there be an underlying condition to elevated blood sugars in otherwise healthy teen? 133 after slice of bread, 115 fasting - parent has diabetes

Could there be an underlying condition to elevated blood sugars in otherwise healthy teen? 133 after slice of bread, 115 fasting - parent has diabetes

See your doctor: I think you know what the answer to this is. You need to be checked out by your doctor. The best way to diagnose diabetes is to have venous blood drawn rather than from a fingerstick. If you have a family history or other risk factors then go see your doctor. They will order labs to confirm or deny the diagnosis. It shld incl Hg A1c, insulin, fasting gluose maybe even gluc tolerance test if needed ...Read more

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What all causes oral health problems in older adults?

What all causes oral health problems in older adults?

Lack of hygiene: Most common things that i see, poor oral hygiene, infrequent visits to the dentist, poor dietary habits such as eating habits, soda, coffee with sweateners, (don't sip sugar drinks for a long time, drink and be done), timing of sugar intake. A lot of times parents neglect themselves for their children which can be problematic (though i understand). Of course tobacco products and alcohol add. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of a mental health care plan?

Insurance likes it: Some policies expect to see a treatment plan if they are going to pay for your treatment. Moreover the treatment plan gets everyone involved in your therapy (including you!) in establishing specific goals and timeframes. ...Read more

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Is there a natural and (preferably) vegan way to treat mental health illnesses (depression etc)?

Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. ...Read more

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Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

Pigmentation: Most causes for darkening of the skin are not serious but there are a few like acanthosis nigricans that can be a sign of diabetes. ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Everyone is at risk of many problems related to cigarette smoking. It can affect your lungs (pneumonia), your heart (abnormal rhythm), and increase your risk of cancer. If you're on birth control, it increases your risk of getting blood clots. If you get pregnant, it can cause many dangerous problems for your pregnancy. If you are struggling to quit smoking, talk to a provider. ...Read more

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Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Child mental health problems.  How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more