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Hi Andrew, I have just one question related to the pain which I am experiencing near navel when pressing the above part of circumference of the navel.

Hi Andrew, I have just one question related to the pain which I am experiencing near navel when pressing the above part of circumference of the navel.

Need more info: Hour symptom is significant but I can't give you an accurate answer without knowing more about you medically. Please consult with your family physician very soon. Many things may be going on depending on your age, other medical problems etc. ...Read more

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Can andrew liver salt make me slimmer?

Can andrew liver salt make me slimmer?

Not so intended...: The product in question is an effervescent powder containing magnesium sulphate (dihydrate) 17.4% w/w, sodium hydrogen carbonate 22.6 % w/w and citric acid (anhydrous) 19.5% w/w & excipient sucrose 40.5% w/w. Is intended as a laxative & antacid. Diarrhea may occur with excessive use, & in patients with severe renal dysfunction may lead to hypermagnesemia & hypocalcemia. Don't hurt yourself please. ...Read more

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Can Andrew liver salt effect my kidney,liver,and ovary?

Can Andrew liver salt effect my kidney,liver,and ovary?

Unknown: It contains mostly large amount of MgSO4, NaHCO3, Citric Acid & sucrose. Excessive Mg may cause diarrhea, cramps, bloating, Na may worsen HTN, edema & heart failure. Citric acid may worsen acid reflux & sucrose will worsen glucose control in diabetes. All these have a negative effect on kidney & vice versa. Effect on liver & ovary is unknown. Check kidney function & talk to PCP before using it. ...Read more

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What do you advise if doctor andrew weil doesn't believe in liver cleansing. how is he mistaken or correct?

What do you advise if doctor andrew weil doesn't believe in liver cleansing. how is he mistaken or correct?

He is correct : a lot of those 'cleansers' can be quite harmful to the liver, completely unregulated as they are. no need. stay healthy with good food and good habits. ...Read more

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Good afternoon Dr Andrew if your blood pressure is high but you're not hypertensive you advise to take tablets for it??

Good afternoon Dr Andrew if your blood pressure is high but you're not hypertensive you advise to take tablets for it??

Hypertension: Treatment goals for high blood pressure is still debated in the medical field. Generally, the goal is <140/90, unless you are over 65, where the goal is <150/90. If you have a significant personal or family history, your doctor may recommend different goals, however. ...Read more

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Andrew came home with a blue circle around his mouth today - what could be the reason? He was at swimming practice, but this is a first...

Andrew came home  with a blue circle around his mouth today - what could be the reason? He was at swimming practice, but this is a first...

Try washing it off: This does not sound like a disease or abnormality. It is likely to be something he got into or perhaps a trick played on him by his fellow swimmers using a blue magic marker. It could be a hazing ritual that he is embarased to relate to you. ...Read more

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Hello dr. Andrew I have a quick question I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my dose is 70mg for 2 months when I work all day I feel as if I sweat out a lot of my methadone and was wondering if when I'm ready to go to sleep can I take .25 mg of Xanax? It

Hello dr. Andrew I have a quick question I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my dose is 70mg for 2 months when I work all day I feel as if I sweat out a lot of my methadone and was wondering if when I'm ready to go to sleep can I take .25 mg of Xanax? It

Methadone, Xanax (alprazolam): I understand your need to have good sleep.
Your Health is Precious!
Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Methadone may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.
Be the Captain of your pain, not victim.
Feel good about your achievements.

See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy to cope with pain, anxiety and depression; Relaxation ...Read more

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I seen that a doctor on here named Dr. Andrew Michaels said Anxiety can cause a heart attack. Not all people who have anxiety have one correct? True??

I seen that a doctor on here named Dr. Andrew Michaels said Anxiety can cause a heart attack. Not all people who have anxiety have one correct? True??

Anxiety & The Heart: Hi German, Anxiety (or chronic anxiety) is what we consider a "psychosocial risk factor" for cardiac disease and potential heart attacks. Other risk factors include work stress, social isolation, chronic anger, Type A behavior, etc. They increase the likelihood of experiencing cardiac events and/or risk for cardiac disease. You can have a heart attack without these but they increase your chances. ...Read more

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Hi doc. Andrew, i been diagnosed erosive gastritis but negative in h.pylori that was six month ago after taking pantropazole and domperidone still exp?

Hi doc. Andrew, i been diagnosed erosive gastritis but negative in h.pylori that was six month ago after taking pantropazole and domperidone still exp?

Erosive gastritis : Erosive gastritis in absence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria infection is usually due to aspirin, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), alcohol or smoking. Elimination of these factors helps healing. Medications that coat the stomach such as over the counter gaviscon or prescription sucralafate/carafate can help symptoms and promote healing. Acid blockers such as proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew reeves lt sd paralysis caused by blood clot rupture on facial nerve surgically confirmed. Pushing up on forehead/brow helps nose brow lft?

Dr. Andrew reeves  lt sd paralysis caused by blood clot rupture on facial nerve surgically confirmed. Pushing up on forehead/brow helps nose brow lft?

ENT: A plastic surgeon (or an ENT surgeon with a plastic fellowship) can review your situation and determine in any kind of corrective surgery can be done to improve things. These things can really cause a lot of problems for folks. Best of luck! ...Read more