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Identify source.: First, you'd need to identify the source of your pain. Do you hurt in one specific place or all over? Has it been a short while or a long time? Any new symptoms along with the pain? To treat, we'd need to identify the source of your pain. ...Read more
Habit: We need to eat, and drink water, and breathe. Feeling one must chew ice or some other nonessential behavior means it may have risen to a habit or even a compulsion. Compulsions usually interfer with activities and tend to produce a lot of anxiety if they are nto performed. Clincial psychologists can help with habits and compulsions with cognitive behavioral techniques. ...Read more
If you mean: "anion gap", it is an unusual number to know about yourself. It is a measurement of ions that have either a positive or negative charge: sodium/potassium are cations (+'s) and chloride/bicarbonate at anions (-'s). "2" is a very unusual result (reference range is 8-16 mEq/L) and I would highly suspect this is an error in the lab result. Not sure why you had this done but only ordering MD can help:) ...Read more
Depends: 500 mg is an amount in metric units. For some medication it would be a great amount but for others it might be a partial dose. Most medication comes with directions as to dosage and side effects. You can look up these on the internet, and find out the proper dosage. ...Read more
Not Normal But: Three Bowel Movements per day to 3 movements a week is considered normal range. We don't know what do you mean by a lot. Are your stools formed and normal looking. Do you have any other symptoms like pain in abdomen, nausea&vomiting etc. Any blood or mucus in your stool. And your eating habits. Consult your Doctor ...Read more
? Lesion: Sounds like some kind of skin lesion. Not enough info here, but you need to see your doctor or a Dermatologist I would suspect ...Read more
Metabolism: The rate at which we burn calories is faster for some folks than others. It gradually slows down as we get older. Please see your doc for a check up to make sure you are otherwise healthy and then enjoy good food. Focus on being neat, clean, and treat others the way you would like to be treated. That is more important than weight in most folks eyes. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Most common...: Mos common uses for spironolactone are: blood pressure control, congestive heart failure, liver congestion due to cirrhosis, hirsutism (dark hairs on unusual areas), edema (swelling). Common side effects:high potassium an other electrolytes imbalances, dizziness, allergic reaction, itchiness, cardiac arrhythmias, rash, itching, gastritis, low platelets and other blood cell changes. ...Read more
Veggies: Steamed and or raw veggies are low in calories, high in nutrients and bulk. Imagine eating a bag of cut carrots with your bread and peanut butter sandwhich. Drink alot too- water and fiber should be a part of a healthy diet and they can also help make you feel full. Happy eating ...Read more
Excessive worry: Is a type of anxiety. The best treatment is relaxation training & cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that lead to your worry. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Meds alone are seldom the best solution. ...Read more
Determine why cough: Babies can cough for many reasons, and the treatment varies based upon the cause. For starters: vaporizer, saline nose drops and suction nose, keep head up. We don't recommend cough syrups. See your doctor if these measures don't help, baby has fever, severe cough or breathing difficulty. ...Read more
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I have: No idea. Sounds like another google question. ...Read more
How long does it take for weed 2 get out ur system if I've only smoked abit an is there anyway to flush it out?
Not really: A single use of marijuana will cause a positive urine test for 2-3 days at most. Regular use may cause cannabis to accumulate in fat stores, and urine testing can remain positive for many weeks and even a couple of months. There is no way to "flush it out, " and none of the things sold to do this actually work. ...Read more
I need to know what is the healthiest diet for me. ..L want to loose 15 pounds, iam 33 years, with three sons. Thanks alot?
Feel Good Lifestyle: Do not diet="die"+"t" create a new lifestyle you will enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals. Walk as much as u can, drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). 3tbs butter/vegoil/day. 4fruit+5veggies/day. Join online support (like the biggest loser)to keep you feeling motivated! ...Read more
I have found that I couldn't go to the toilet regularly, means very less. I eat alot, drinks a lot. Why is it and what should I do?
My son is 2 y.o he started to eat very poorly. Today he ate only twoce and refused everything else. Also he screams alot and cries often.
Oh the joys of...: Toddler-hood. At your son's age, they can become very picky eaters and quite stubborn. Providing your child with healthy meal/snack options and trying not to "fight" them about eating becomes important. Encourage, be positive. As far as the behavior you are describing, it also can be a normal stage or it could be a symptom -the best person to assess and offer advice is going to be your child's doctor ...Read more
I am concerned for my health cuz of my weight I am 38 yes and 5 ft 160 pounds and wondering how to lose it I know ain't healthy thank you?
I think 2 issues are critical to weight loss. Calories needed, and exercsing 10, 000 steps. I use BMR for calories needed and I always use the equation that does not correct for exercise because except in extreme athletes exercise burns slowly. For you it would be 1454 calories a day. And then walk 10, 000 steps a day (get pedometer) Good luck!
http://www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/ ...Read more
It was 2 weeks ago we were intimate and then again 3 days ago. Both times no protection. Feeling abit off is it to early to take a test?
Possible pregnancy: Do pregnancy test when you miss your period. If you period comes in as usually and it is no different from previous one and you have no other symptoms of pregnancy - chances are you're not pregnant. ...Read more
Hello. Getting over a cold and still have alot of white plenum coming up. How long should this last. What can I do to relieve plenum. Thanks?
Chronic bronchial se:
For how long the cold lasted? One, four weeks? Did you spit blood? Did you take antibiotics? Which one, for how long, did it help?
Noe for how long you have white secretions? Are in the morning or throughout the day. Have you had a chest X ray/ or an MRI?
You require CXR, MRI, culture and sensitivity of the secretions, a bronchoscopy. You should see a pulmonologist., ...Read more
Is this app not really used much anymore? I feel like my questions used to be answered within a day or 2. And now alot of my questions go unanswered
Check your questions: Be sure your questions were accepted, by checking your email to see the message thanking you for your question. On your HealthTap page, click on Activity or My Activity to see your questions and answers. Most importantly, be sure each question has good spelling and makes sense. Doctors might not answer repetitive questions, about the same topic over and over. They prefer new topics to talk about. ...Read more
What would you advise someone to study with no science background prior to 1styear med to make it through? Eg any specific areas like cells, anat etc
Study: You need to ask this question to your peers and teachers. It is highly competitive and every one has a different basal knowledge. Difficult to specify unless some one knows your capability and background. ...Read more