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Authoritarian Parenting Style Has Long Term Drawbacks
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Suddenly, my elderly mother is confused, cannot manage toileting, no short term memory, sleeps excessively. Why?
Quite a few.: There are so many products that are supposed to promote health and prolong life that you need to do your own due diligence but the most common are Resveratrol, DHEA and CoQ10. There is a health pyramid that recommend, pure filtered water, low glycemic fruits, grain cereals, carbohydrates cold water fish.free range poultry and organic eggs, lean red meat which promote good health. ...Read more
Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more
Variable: Depending on the degree and treatment of the malformation long-term outcomes for children with club foot are variable. For most who are treated early in life with appropriate measures the prognosis is very good and approaches that of non-affected peers. Some children will have long-term balance or pain issues after treatment, but most do very well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be many.: Our children model behavior of those who raise them, genetic or not. Anyone who's behavior is inconsistent around a child can impact their ability to learn how to handle similar situations as they grow up. All caregivers (parents and others) need to work hard to be consistent, balanced and appropriate around children. No one is perfect, but we have to work hard on our behavior in front of kids. ...Read more
My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?
Yes. 25 mg/kg/day : of Chloral Hydrate given long-term can ^ risk of central sleep apnea from CNS depression, obstructive sleep apnea from respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia if given on a full stomach, diarrhea & vomiting if not given with a full glass of water, adverse interactions with anti-epileptics like phenobarbital & some other meds, liver & kidney damage, drug dependence, etc. Please see comment. ...Read more
If you are allergic : If you are not allergic to dog, no major health issue is expected (other than some parasites the dog may carry and of course fleas). If you are allergic, then it may depend on how much time you are exposed to the dog likely having it sleeping on your bed. If you have nasal, eye, and /or respiratory symptoms from dog exposure, avoidance is the best answer. Else consider getting allergy shots. ...Read more
Surgical diversion: I am not a surgeon, but it would seem reasonable to consider undoing the diversion if possible, to reduce the colitis. Long term implication would be a long-term need for a colostomy if things go southwards in terms of health. You need to discuss this in serious terms with your surgeon ...Read more
Allergy Symptoms: It is always difficult to predict short term exposure to molds in every individual.But majority of people including children exposed to molds even for short periods will have allergy symptoms like nasal and sinus congestion/sore throat and chest tightness,cough and wheezing ...Read more
Bullying: Children who experience bullying are at risk for poor school performance and absenteeism. Bully victims may feel anxious and insecure. They may also report difficulties with interpersonal relationships such as making friends, dating, and marriage. Research has demonstrated that bullied children have a higher risk of developing antisocial psychiatric symptoms and depression in adolescence. ...Read more
Scholarly articles suggest significant long term benefits to tapering off lithium slowly. But how slowly is ideal? Bipolar type 2, not suicidal
Unclear: There isn't good guidance on this. The rationale for discontinuation and the presence of co-morbid conditions such as personality or substance use disorders and whether or not there is another mood stabilizing medication on board will factor into your doctor's choice about how quickly to taper you. Work closely w/ your doctor on this change. ...Read more
Quite the opposite: I know of no credible research that would show that anti-depressants lower life expectancy over the long term. It is probably quite the opposite since untreated depression can result in suicide . Research as also shown association with physical illness such as heart disease , diabetes and other medical conditions. ...Read more
Long term effects of severely reduced caloric intake (daily, for 17 months)? I don't have an eating disorder. It is for financial reasons.
Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?
Short term risks: The risks for a child of a gestational diabetic mother are short term. they include prematurity, large body size complicating delivery, low blood sugar in the newborn period, Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Children of type 2 diabetics are at higher risk for developing it as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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