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What is alara for?

What is alara for?

ALA-PDT: I think you mean ala-pdt which is a treatment for acne (vulgaris). It involves the use of a product called amino levulonic acid (ala) which is absorbed by actively dividing cells like chemotherapy. The medication makes these cells very sensitive to specific light frequencies. When the treated skin is exposed t the light (pdt) the effected cells die. ...Read more

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I've been working out a lot these past few months and I've noticed how much more hungry I get throughout the day, is that normal? Alwahs hungry>:\

I've been working out a lot these past few months and I've noticed how much more hungry I get throughout the day, is that normal? Alwahs hungry>:\

Possible: You did not mention your age, your diet.
If your diet is more carbohydrate and you are a teenage or in 20s, yest it could be normal. ...Read more

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Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga: Ashtanga yoga is designed as a progressive series of postures used with synchronized breathing. So random posture changes may not yield the same benefits. ...Read more

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I was told to use Zaditor or Alaway, is one better than the other? I see Alaway is a little cheaper, but I want the best one. What would you suggest?

I was told to use Zaditor or Alaway, is one better than the other? I see Alaway is a little cheaper, but I want the best one. What would you suggest?

Both are the same: Active ingredient, ketotifen, choose whatever you like, however if it is doesn't work, you need to follow up with your doctor or ophthalmologist, good luck ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

Depends: Your surgeon is the best person to ask as he or she know what was done and how soon he will permit you to do anything that might jeopardize his closure. ...Read more

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Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Yoga & dreaming: Yoga allows you to access aspects of your physical experience that you might have ignored up until now -- and with it, possibly triggering sensations that are associated with fearful responses. Other possibilities that your yoga teacher may describe for you, are the idea of energetic awakening, called "kundalini" energy. This can be frightening for some people -- has been for some of my patients. ...Read more

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I can't sleep for 2 days n more, I need alganax, what should I do? I am very depressed

I can't sleep for 2 days n more, I need alganax, what should I do? I am very depressed

TREAT THE PROBLEM: Alganax is another term for xanax (alprazolam) which is not typically for sleep. So the question really is why can you not sleep? Is it caffeine, is it drugs, is it depression, is it bipolar disorder. Get an evaluation and treat the cause not the symptom. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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Can I do yoga asanas for about 30-40 minutes after walking on treadmill at 4km/hr for 30 mins??

Can I do yoga asanas for about 30-40 minutes after walking on treadmill at 4km/hr for 30 mins??

Most likely yes: If you are otherwise healthy and maintaining adequate hydration (drinking plenty of water before, during, and after exercise), there is no medical reason why this exercise regimen would be harmful. ...Read more

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Can the practice of asanas and pranayama cause something like a jarisch-herxheimer reaction...Some kind of detoxification reaction?

Can the practice of asanas and pranayama cause something like a jarisch-herxheimer reaction...Some kind of detoxification reaction?

No: This is yoga. It won't make you sick if done right, though if you hyperventilate during pranayama you'll feel bad. The real jarisch-herxheimer reaction is to the newly-killed microbes in syphilis. When a charlatan's medicine makes you sick, they'll call it "jh" rather than acknowledge the truth. Get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner for reliable guidance here. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan ali, fourth day of Lexapro (escitalopram) and have had so many side affects. The newest one is difficulty breathing. Is this a coincidence of something else?

Dr. Alan ali, fourth day of Lexapro (escitalopram) and have had so many side affects. The newest one is difficulty breathing. Is this a coincidence of something else?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Not sure what dosage Lexapro (escitalopram) u r taking, but it appears u are not tolerating Lexapro (escitalopram) well, unless u can hang in there until side-effects subside, otherwise, talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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How much better is visine allergy compared to alaway?

How much better is visine allergy compared to alaway?

Eye allergy drops: Alaway is safe for long term use as it contains a medication that is an anti-histamine. Visine allergy or any eye-drop that " takes the red away" typically has a decongestant in addition to an anti-histamine. Such eye drops are not designed for daily long term use and can cause rebound redness if abruptly stopped after longer use. The eye drops, due to the decongestant, do have warning for use. ...Read more

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Visine allergy does nothing for me. Should I try alaway or is the same thing?

Visine allergy does nothing for me. Should I try alaway or is the same thing?

Allergy eyes: If you have eye allergy, which I am assuming you do, your symptoms sound more serious than mild allergic conjunctivitis. Some of the prescription eye drops are longer acting and may work better for you. Eczema around the eye can also develop in those with allergic conjunctivitis, which requires additional treatment and great self control in the avoidance of rubbing and scratching. ...Read more

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I have a big pain in my stomach. I have to eat alaways because if I don't I feel so bad?

I have a big pain in my stomach. I have to eat alaways because if I don't I feel so bad?

Sounds like: Ulcer or gastritis. But abdominal pain could be caused by 100's of conditions. You should see your doctor to make sure. Some conditions might require surgery or specific medications for cure. Have you been checked for h. Pylori infection? ...Read more

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I have heartburn alaways. As long as I am on medication o an ok but 3 days after I finish the medication course the burn returns again?

I have heartburn alaways. As long as I am on medication o an ok but 3 days after I finish the medication course the burn returns again?

Refractory GERD: I recommend that you see a gastroenterologist as an upper endoscopy is warranted. H pylori, peptic ulcer disease, and barrett's esophagus need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I'm terrified I have ALS! What are the symptoms?! How common is it? Genetic? Would it show up on an MRI?! Aaaah!

I'm terrified I have ALS! What are the symptoms?! How common is it? Genetic? Would it show up on an MRI?! Aaaah!

It is more likely: That you have an anxiety disorder or OCD. Please see your doc and then a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety or OCD. I'm sure this is torture for you but the proper treatment can be very helpful. Claire Weakes old book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" may provide some help along the way. Peace and good health to you. ...Read more

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I was masturbating in chat room may allah forgive me. & everyone called me small and rejected me. How do I deal with this without thinking of suicide?

I was masturbating in chat room may allah forgive me. & everyone called me small and rejected me. How do I deal with this without thinking of suicide?

Learning from our: Mistakes gives them some value. We all need forgiveness at one time or another and we all need to forgive. Please learn and move on and be at pease. Peace and good health. Don't make the situation much worse by doing something worse. ...Read more

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Can you compress the alna & radial nerve in L arm in multiple spots. Causing tingling when arm is as straight as possible and when are bends.

Can you compress the alna & radial nerve in L arm in multiple spots. Causing tingling when arm is as straight as possible and when are bends.

Radial nerve: Is difficult to injure unless you pass out with your arm draped over the arm of a couch or other hard surface, or get dragged about in handcuffs. The ulnar nerve can be compressed at the elbow or base of hand and is more likely injured as the result of playing sports. If you have weakness of finger splay, thumb adduction or parasthesias in the 5th and 4th digit think ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen alaxan during pregnancy? I'm 5 months preggy

Is it safe to take ibuprofen alaxan during pregnancy? I'm 5 months preggy

No: Ibuprofen isn't safe in pregnancy. It can cause a valve/hole in baby's heart to close prematurely and can also cause baby's fluid level to diminish. Definitely use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control, or speak with your doctor regarding what your taking the medication for? ...Read more

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Hi I've had constant sharp pain from my neck to my stomach for 24hours now and I'm shivery/feverish... Any idea what this could be? Thanks, alana

Hi I've had constant sharp pain from my neck to my stomach for 24hours now and I'm shivery/feverish... Any idea what this could be? Thanks, alana

Needs evaluation: Alana, hard to explain your symptoms without examining you but they are concerning enough that I advise you to go to doc today- either your primary or the urgent care. This can't wait. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from what appears to be low blood pressure. It's worse in the morning when she suffers from dizziness - especially when she bends down or lowers her head. What is the best way to resolve this? Regards, Alan

My wife is suffering from what appears to be low blood pressure. It's worse in the morning when she suffers from dizziness - especially when she bends down or lowers her head. What is the best way to resolve this? Regards, Alan

Need cause: There are a variety of causes depending on your health, your medications, your heart status, and endocrine problems including little vitamins. You will need a full evaluation to look for all these causes ...Read more

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I do extreme rollerblading and I fell one time on open palm both hands and now I'm unable to do push up without feeling pain. It's more my alnal bone that hurts. For example as if I'm curling weights its a sharp pain like it's going to break. This happen

I do extreme rollerblading and I fell one time on open palm both hands and now I'm unable to do push up without feeling pain. It's more my alnal bone that hurts. For example as if I'm curling weights its a sharp pain like it's going to break. This happen

Shin splints: Or the equivalent thereof, all bones have a membrane covering them that can be torn/broken from injury even in the absence of a fracture. It can be exquisitely painful and needs rest of the area to recover (not a cast). Stop doing the curls, consider having an orthopedist exam your hands/wrist to guide you further. ...Read more

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Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching, red, dry. Which one to use first or how?

Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching, red, dry. Which one to use first or how?

Yes: Alaway & Patanol (olopatadine) are both topical ocular antihistamines. Both useful for itchy, watery eyes once to twice daily. Coincident with ocular allergies is dry eye symptoms, which can be augmented by systemic antihistamine/decongestant treatment. I recommend using both the antihistamine eye drops as prescribed & adjunctive artificial tears at intervals in between for comfort. ...Read more

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