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Anti Alcohol Facts For Teens
Very good reasons: In drugs that are central nervous system depressants, alcohol can increase their effects, sometimes dramatically, and result in overdose. With antibiotics, alcohol interferes with the body's ability to fight infection. Alcohol has many drug interactions, where it can increase or decrease the effectiveness of a particular drug, either causing more toxic effects or reducing the benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is harder on the liver, alcohol or kava? Assuming the amounts for their relaxation effects are set. For eg 1.5 oz alcohol, 8oz kava
In the absence of : Comparative studies, there is no way to answer this question. They can both be toxic to the liver, but a comparison is impossible. Theoretically, in a healthy person with a healthy liver one would not expect any significant damage from either one. Then there are those with alcohol or kava intolerance where it is a different story altogether. Best wishes. ...Read more
All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more
Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially. Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do beta glucan work for immune system? User reviews are 99% positive while this does not apply for most other products
Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?
Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more
Jest eat normal food: Normal healthy food is the best. This should include low fat foods of Plant origin. Animal meats are harmful. Fruits, veggies and grains are healthy for human consumption. Plant nuts are also good for your health. ...Read more
Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more
Ive read solvents like glue are harmless recreation objects.As a Doc, would u recommend solvents for recreation for teens?
Odd question: Glue sniffing is a sad form of recreation for some kids.Unfortunately, the "solvents" often contain nerve and liver toxins that may give them a "high" but can also lead to brain and liver damage when used inappropriately. Many products are safe and beneficial when used appropriately, but these can kill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter 27 years of age taking myclonic epilepsy drugs for last 17 years but no improvement kindly tell me some herbal treatment?
Sorry, no such Rx: There are no "herbal" or otc agents which work for what seems possibly to be juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Not clear why she is not responding, but the best drugs are Depakote and keppra (levetiracetam). However, could also consider vagal nerve stimulator implantation. Suggest you get consultation from an epileptologist at a nearby medical school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels good: There are substances in chocolate which actually can stimulate the pleasure centers in one's brain so a person feels better after eating chocolate. Everything in moderation is usually sound advice as far as chocolate is concerned. I love chocolate and always have, but i know i can't eat it all the time or too much or i'll become fat. ...Read more
The basic issue: Severe anxiety is what drives the alcoholic to drink alcohol (a potent anxiolytic). Sometimes anxiety is expressed as "control issues", and inflexibilty, and an inability to "go with the flow". Anxiety has been shown to run in families. So, the answer is yes. If you live with someone who suffers from alcoholism, get to al-anon, or go to aa meetings that are "open meetings". ...Read more
Early dx helps: There are no treatments for the congenital defects or brain damage due to fetal alcohol syndrome (fas), but early diagnosis and special education to address the child's specific needs can improve their developmental outcome. The earlier a child with FAS is placed in the appropriate educational class and given comprehensive social services, the more improved their prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to cure retarded ejaculation problem? Boyfriend is 51 in good health no alcohol or drugs. Very frustrating for us both
Urologist: This can be caused by urologic or neurologic factors. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more
Connection between narcolepsy and chronic alcohol abuse over time? 52 year old brother-in-law diagnosis with narcolepsy and has abused alcohol for decades.
Challenging problem: Chronic alcohol abuse could lead to falling asleep simply from intoxication -- which could complicate ongoing narcolepsy if this is also going on. Alcohol abuse will certainly worsen any brain-related condition, and will disturb sleep -- insomnia common. Is he willing to get help for the alcohol abuse? If not, the outlook is not good for him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4tsp daily: According to the FDA, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 4 teaspoons a day. When you consider that a regular yogurt has 7 tsp and a can of soda has 16 tsp, it's not surprising that Americans get far too much sugar, which contributes to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, among other things. ...Read more
Any other non mental diagnosis code besides 300.00 for anxiety to give Zoloft (sertraline) for, so not to label my child as mental health disorder?
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