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Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more
I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need advice on what is the the risk of passing on muscular dystophy to my children if my husband has it?
Which type?: Muscular dystrophy (md) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. Some forms of md appear in infancy or childhood. Others may not appear until middle age or later. The different types can vary in whom they affect, which muscles they affect, and what the symptoms are. ...Read more
I am 30 years old and I want to have children now. Over the last 2 years I have had 3 miscarriages all in between 8 and 11 weeks. Please give advice! ?
Recurrent Miscarriag: You have a problem called recurent pregnancy loss (rpl). Rpl is frustrating because about 50% of couples have unexplained causes. You should get some testing. Tests can be costly and treatments are not always any better than just trying again (success is likely 70%). You need to see a fertility specialist to get a better complete explanation. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year ?
Record likely 8: I believe the "octomom" who delivered 8 living offspring at one time holds the record for births in a single year.Her pregnancy utilized in vitro implantation and lead all to need hospital care. I don't see many wanting to go after that record anytime soon. I believe the doctor who helped her was sanctioned by his professional board. ...Read more
I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?
No evidence: There is no evidence that a spinal cord stimulator implant leads to infertility. There is no scientific reason that I can think of that would lead one to suspect that infertility would be linked to this treatment modality. The specialist doing the implant may have more experience to guide you through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't push: A healthy child eats what he needs, even if not all at one meal. Urging a child to eat gives him great control; meals should be relaxed, at the table, with adults modeling healthy eating & conversing @ anything but what/ how much he's eating. A tbsp. Of each food/year of age is plenty. When a meal is over, calmly state that food/ juice/ milk will be offered again @ the next meal & follow through. ...Read more
Some Thoughts: Don't force agenda. Children grieve their own timetable. They may be playing happily one minute, & ready to talk the next. Let child pick communication style. Some kids prefer to let puppets or stuffed animals "talk" it out for them. Some express in art. Talking may be easier while walking, looking through pictures. Answer the question, even if it is a really hard one see below for more. ...Read more
Practice,then preach: The mopst important point is to set a good example by eating prudently and exercising. Exercise, when you can do it with a child, is best. Keep your home free of junk food and sugared beverages. Obesity is not only cosmetic, but poses long term health risks. The likelyhood of a teenager who is obese at 16m is a virtual; lock on obesity for the rest of there lives. Maje sure your weight is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flexibility: Babies should sleep on their backs until they learn to roll over well on their own. Children sleep in all sorts of positions, mainly because they are more flexible than adults. As we age, our back muscles are strained more when we sleep on our abdomen, and can cause backaches. Sleeping on your side or back, with a pillow under the knees, keeps your back in a more neutral position. ...Read more
"Hydroxyurea may affect fertility (ability to have children), whether a man or a woman."Please advice..
Chemotherapy: it is a chemotherapy drug (a mild one, that doesn't have severe side effects, once it has been checked, worries about it lowering blood counts too much are not much). It does lower sperm quality and that effect can last after it is stopped. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17316339 ...Read more
We're ready for children and have been trying to conceive for approx 4 months. We are 28 and 30 and in good health. At what stage should we seek medical advice or undergo fertility testing if we keep trying within success?
If a 2 yrs old e beta thalassemia baby take Hydroxyurea then will it affect her fertility (ability to have children)? Pls advice...
Unknown: No the baba HUG trial demosntrated clinical improvment to patients with primarly sickle cell disease (but also thalasemia) with the use of hydrea (hydroxyurea). There have been no reproted long term consequences of hydrea (hydroxyurea) therapy in young children. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) is a teratogen and should not be given to pregnant women, but thus far has not been reported as a cause female infertility, only male. ...Read more
Sir, my wife 36/ 5.4 inches / obese 88 kgs, housewife , 2 childern. On thyroxine 75 mg. Mainly lagre bally. Pls advice for best treatment?
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