Brian wise - Doctor answers
Frequently: Generally a widower has proven to be a good partner - he was in a marriage that lasted 'until death do us part'. After a period of grieving such a person can be a good companion, a source of stability and frequently a good provider. Do not act in hast but spend the time to evaluate your mutual needs and common interests. ...Read more
Garlic is one of the healthiest foods. It is esp. Good for the heart, lowering cholesterol & blood pressure, thinning blood & protecting against vascular disease as an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory. It protects us from cancer & is a natural antibacterial & antiviral compound. It is also said to protect people from attacks by vampires.
See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read more
This is serious: "low iron" may be a pop term for anemia, which is always serious and requires finding the cause. Low serum iron generally indicates iron deficiency or perhaps chronic inflammation. Either one requires a search for the reason -- it may be nothing deeper than a non-supplementing vegetarian or heavy bleeding each month, but a cause needs to be identified and the deficiency rx'd for health. ...Read more
Age of growth spurt: Most boys start puberty between ages 10 and 14. If you are 15 and have not started to have genital development and a growth spurt, you are probably a late bloomer. Most such boys reach a normal adult height but it takes them 2-3 years longer than the average boy to get there. ...Read more
Lose weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
Home: I will generalize for a moment, but eating at home is far healthier than out. The food industry creates processed foods with textures, flavors, smells and colors to stimulate pleasurable senses. However, the result of this is generally poor nutrition with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise is good: Exercise as a routine is excellent. You are concerned that your gallbladder is not working. Unless you are having pain from your gallbladder that prevents you from exercising it should be fine. Most likely your gallbladder may have decreased function. Eating a healthy diet and exercising may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If your stillbirth occurred in the second half of pregnancy (greater than 20 weeks), your body needs time to recover from the physical and nutritional demands of pregnancy.
Pregnancies in less than 6 months can be associated with a slightly higher risk for preterm delivery and growth restriction.
Nutritionally, you should at least stay on prenatal vitamins or take supplemental folic acid. ...Read more
Smoking: 1) make a contract with yourself that you will quit 2) have a further plan of support and alternatives 3) if your good health now you probably won't be for long. 4) a general comment would be that nicotine patches or an electronic cigarette might be a good start for you. It would be very difficult to stop cold turkey. If you can talk to your physician or therapist good luck. (chest x-ray?). ...Read more
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I am 5'4" and 193 pounds. I lift weights a lot and try to eat wise. Even with the cardio I do why can't I lose weight?
Time for hard work: You're doing the right things and beyond continuing to count calories and work as hard as you can with cardio, it's time for you really to educate yourself about eating, fitness, and weight management. A good book, some time with a registered dietician, and if you're not successful in a year, a talk with a surgeon about bariatric surgery are all in order for your long-term health. Stay proactive. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 years old, 4'8. she weighs 123 lbs. We are trying to figure out what her weight should be, healthy wise?
Check the links below for plotting your daughter's weight and height for age, her BMI and prediction of her final height, she will be fine,
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"http://reference. Medscape. Com/calculator/body-mass-index- ...Read more
Best guess percentage wise: are nst's better at confirming angina or ruling it out. I think the test is more accurate one way or the other?
Ruling it out:
Like any test, it may have some false results. In low-risk patients the % of false (+) are higher, whereas in high-risk patients the % of false (-) increases. It is most beneficial in intermediate-risk patients--where they are helpful to rule out ischemia caused by coronary artery disease.
In my practice, oftentimes a detailed history and physical is sufficient to identify patients at highest risk. ...Read more