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Andrew C Cooke
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
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
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
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
Good afternoon Dr Andrew if your blood pressure is high but you're not hypertensive you advise to take tablets for it??
If I masturbate for say ten years. Will it take ten years to re-make all the sperm making it difficult to have kids? Well I think it was a doctor andrew something who told me that if I were to masturbate one day, the next day I would have a low sperm coun
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
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
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
Andrew has 104-105fever for 5days now, awful huge ulcer looking sores all over tonsils, strep was neg dr doesn't knw what could be wish I cld load a pic?
Pic: Photos can be viewed for Healthtap Prime & Concierge. Take care. ...Read more
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
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?
I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: severe), nausea (severity: severe), panic attack, abdominal pain (generalized) (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation), trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, diffic
Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read more
Chronic bonchitis and emphysema pair of diseases in which airways narrow over time, to limit air going in and out of the lungs, causing shortness of breath
caused mostly by tobacco smoking, occupational exposure work place dust. Coal mines, gold mining, cotton and noxius fumes&air polution, may be genetic susceptibility and alpha1 antitrpsin deficiency
treated with, bronchodilaters/antichlinegic/steroi. ...Read more
Gout Treatment: Adenuric tablets are used for the long term treatment and prevention of gout, but not for immediate treatment of gout flare-ups. Other medicines are used for the rapid relief of gout symptoms (colchicine). Be sure to follow a low-purine diet as well as taking this medication to keep the gout away! ...Read more
Cancer: I think this term is antiquated. I think it dates back decades ago when talking about cancer was sort of a taboo. So instead of calling it cancer, people felt somehow more comfortable calling it "the big c". I personally never use this term so as not to be confusing to my patients. ...Read more
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complicated yet treatable illness in both allopathy and homeopathy. However, hundreds of homeopathic medicines might be helpful to a person with copd. This means individualized treatment with an trained homeopath is needed, so that your unique totality of symptoms can be considered in the prescription. Follow-up would be long-term, not magic. ...Read more
MAC anesthesia: Mac is an acronym for monitored anesthesia care. This implies that the patient is monitored by a board certified anesthesiologist, or board cert. Nurse anesthetist under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. There are varying degrees of sedation, from light, to mod. And deep. This will vary with the complexity of the case, and patient pref. Patient is fully monitored, ecg, bp, capnography, pulse ox. ...Read more
Very difficult: Sometimes weight loss through good nutrition/exercise can help a bit and medication or mechanical induction can achieve pregnancy for some but there is no known treatment to correct this increasingly common condition for women worldwide. Here's info: http://www. Drmalpani. Com/resources/book/chapter15#How is PCOD treated Be hopeful, but realistic - sorry. ...Read more
Usually none: You may have a "viral syndrome", your eyes may become yellow (jaundice). most of the time you don't feel anything, until the liver is cirrhotic or very damaged (it takes years for cirrhosis to develop). ...Read more
OCD: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) consists of obsessive fears of bad things happening and the compulsions are behaviors that are believed to avoid the bad things from happening. For example repetitive handwashing to avoid germs or repetitive checking locks to avoid being robbed. By definition, the fears are irrational and the compulsions continue despite knowledge that they are unnecessary. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how many c-sections and why you had them. In general, after two c-sections the risks get higher and higher. If you had a c-section for breech or abnormal position, your risk of a second c-section is lower. If you had one because your cervix didn't dilate or the baby wouldn't come down, your risk is higher. ...Read more