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Brandon is having bad back problems since the age of 7, and it's been partially due to wiping out, any suggestions to help his pain? He can't handle it

Brandon is having bad back problems since the age of 7, and it's been partially due to wiping out, any suggestions to help his pain? He can't handle it

Teen Back Pain: Chronic back problems are not common in this age group. I would recommend an evaluation with a spine specialist. There are problems that can occur after sports injuries, typically stress fractures of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral lamina called spondylolysis. Occasionally, disc herniation and instability can occur. These are only a few of many possible causes. ...Read more

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Brandon is experiencing some tight abdominal pain in the lower left area, wich sounds like contractions to me what does this mean? What can he do?

Brandon is experiencing some tight abdominal pain in the lower left area, wich sounds like contractions to me what does this mean? What can he do?

Many causes: In that area it could be from constipation, an inflamed colon from diverticulitis or colitis, a kidney stone, a hernia, a pulled psoas muscle or other explanation. If it is constipation try benefiber and 8 ounces of water twice a day and it should get better. If you think it's muscular it should get better with hip flexor stretches and ibuprofen. But really, it is best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any advice on the best brands for anti-aging?

Any advice on the best brands for anti-aging?

Specifics, please!: In general, if you are talking supplements, an organization like Life Extension will provide you with a broad range of supplements as well as a steady source of information about anti-aging topics. Http://www. Worldhealth. Net/library/ contains a broad range of information also without specific brands (and therefore less sales hype!) If you mean SKIN aging, there's a lot out there. I like NIA 24. ...Read more

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Are generic drugs the same as name brand drugs?

~15%: To be approved by the fda, generic drug manufacturers only need to demonstrate that their product is between 85% and 115% effective as the brand name product. For most patients and physicians, this isn't a problem. ...Read more

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Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements. The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request. These often get their component from the lowest bidder, but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising. Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read more

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Is store brand formula just as good as name brands?

Is store brand formula just as good as name brands?

Yes: There is no difference in how effective they are. Always go for the cheaper, generic drug when you have a choice in over the counter medicines. ...Read more

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What are the best 'premium' skincare brands for men?

What are the best 'premium' skincare brands for men?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good brand of e-cigarette to buy?

Help please? What is a good brand of e-cigarette to buy?

Don't waste your $: At this point ecigarrettes are very new. There are limited number of studies and the research is really just beginning to understand the longterm effects. Bottom line is that you should try quitting altogether as a chronic ingestion of vapors or fumes over the longterm will undoubtedly have a negative impact on your health. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between brand and generic medicine?

Is there a difference between brand and generic medicine?

Sometimes: Sometimes the vehicle that the active ingredient is carried in can be different which may impact side effect profile and medication efficacy for some people. ...Read more

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Which brand of color contacts are best suited for asians?

Which brand of color contacts are best suited for asians?

No preference: Most asians have darker color irises and a colored lense might make little difference in the appearance unless you want to change them totally to an opaque color which will give you blue or other colored irises. You simply need a good diagnosis and fit by an ophthalmologist who can recommend the best for you. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a brand-name and a generic drug?

What's the difference between a brand-name and a generic drug?

Brand vs. Generic: Brand name medications are slightly more potent (not in all cases though), more expensive, difficult to get insurance companies to authorize to pay for. ...Read more

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What's the best yogurt brand that has the most live cultures in it?

What's the best yogurt brand that has the most live cultures in it?

Any: As long as it is non-pasteurized cultured yogurt it will contain millions of bacteria. No one brand is substantially different than the others. ...Read more

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Help choosing contact lense brand. What are some things to consider?

Help choosing contact lense brand. What are some things to consider?

Contact brands: There are many considerations in choosing a contact lens brand. The first is how you wish to wear them. Are you wearing them every day or intermittently? Do you want to sleep in them? Another is cost. Another is whether you need a special lens like a toric or multi-focal contact. Your eye doctor can help guide you, and often provide samples of different ones to try. ...Read more

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Hi I got branded and I was wondering how I was supposed to care for it?

Hi I got branded and I was wondering how I was supposed to care for it?

You must be proud!: It is a burn injury so treat it like a bad burn: https://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/tc/home-treatment-for-second-degree-burns-topic-overview

Keep it clean and if it looks like it is getting infected see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do they contain the same contents among different brands of artif. Tears?

Do they contain the same contents among different brands of artif. Tears?

Mostly: Artificial tears are sterile mixtures of water, various salts, and wetting agents. The concentrations of the components vary a little and for some that is a big difference. If you are doing this on your own, start with inexpensive house brand and work your way up the expense ladder to improve the effects if needed. Avoid the "gets the red out" drops which are drying. ...Read more

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Is generic levoxyll the same as name brand? Can you have different reactions?

Is generic levoxyll the same as name brand? Can you have different reactions?

No: Although the active ingredient of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is the same as brand synthroid many patients have different reactions with the generic thyroid medications due to different binding components for the tablets. Thyroid medication is protein bound in the body and this is the reason for the difference. ...Read more

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Could you please advise me whether brand name drugs or generic are best. Thanks?

Generic: Generally the drugs are the same. However, the formulation of the brand name is purer and in some drugs does make a difference ...Read more

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