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Yes: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read more
Major Decision: Hello. I don't know you, your circumstances, your health, your finances, your skills or your loves. I would try to address all of those issues in making a decision. If you can afford to retire - that is a possibility. If you aren't happy in what you are doing now - consider doing something that you really love in the latter part of your life. Bounce your thoughts off others whom you trust. ...Read more
Opportunity to help: Seriously! I always wanted to help people get healthy. Plus I'm more a one-on-one kind of guy so public health isn't my cup of tea. And I like doing lots of different things which is why I choose family medicine, which also allows me the opportunity to care for the whole family, from cradle to grave as we say. It's also given me the opportunity to do different things time. ...Read more
Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in that area to suggest one over another with a limited history. I hope its nothing but would suggest seeing a physician for a physical exam and necessary work up. ...Read more
Career decisions: If you have a retirement income already - consider doing something that you really love (even if it pays less). If you are really happy in your current line of work - consider continuing it. It is a major life decision - so recommend getting input from or bouncing your thoughts off others (especially if you have a spouse). Take care. ...Read more
Depends on…: Type of thalassemia u have: alpha, beta, major, minor. If beta major, there's the possibility of abnormal bone structure in face & skull, increased risk of infection, enlarged spleen that may rupture easily with blows to abdomen. See fp or hematologist to learn which type u have & what complications u may expect. ...Read more
Can't say: I had 2 classmates in their late 40s in medical school. It wasn't easy but they did it. ...Read more
If you were in: A small city without a hospital - it is possible that there might not be an oncologist in the vicinity. But, for the most part the answer is yes. ...Read more
What are they?: Please submit clear & specific questions about medical careers with one question per entry. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Sounds dangerous: I don't what you mean by marker fluid but usually the chemicals in any writing fluid are not healthy to ingest and may be poisonous. I would stay away from it. If you accidentally ingested it, go to the hospital right away and bring the bottle with you. ...Read more
Many choices: There are many different careers for professionals who work with sick children. Doctors and nurses are obvious, but child life specialists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, speech therapists, social work and psychologists are among the many other choices. Also, health providers of many types can tailor their practice or career to focus on children in particular. ...Read more
No difference: Novocaine is a brand name for lidocaine. ...Read more
One option: Why not arrange an appointment with a career counselor. This may be very help guide you and enhance confidence. ...Read more
What is effect on the kids from other continents who are adopted by single career women in the us?
At 40 my career is in a good place. Husband pushes me to start a family now or never. What are my chances?
Will changing my career to something I have enjoyed before (sales) lead to a greater possibility of finding more happiness?
The best career: Fit for us tends to be one where our interests and abilities fit with the functions of the job. While it is not a 100% guarantee, looking into something that you enjoyed before might be a good fit. I would also encourage you to explore other career options as well - make sure that your next move is a great fit. ...Read more
I'm a merchant mariner with mg should I changes career due to this decease...Everything is back to normal but I have doubts?
Glad you're good: Nice to hear from you again. Today, myasthenia gravis is usually manageable. You want to stay in this great profession, and for that reason alone i'd encourage you to continue. I'd seek another, or a change of job within the merchant marine itself, only if you realize you can no longer keep up. With today's biotech, that day may very well never come. ...Read more
I'm age 35 and trying to get second child but try several months still can't success. It's related to my dairy food or my career?
Unlikely: In general your diet and your career, unless thay are very unusual, have little-to-no impact on your fertility. What is your career and what sort of diet do you have? At age 35 it is common and safe to try between 6 months up to a year before conceiving. Most fertility doctors would be pleased to help you anytime in the process. ...Read more
I have a nawing naggin pain on my left side at the lower part of the robe cage I get releave whin I eat something or take two nexume?
Ulcer?: Go to your doc for a workup. ...Read more
Hi, I am a highschool student doing a project on what I want to do for a career. I was just wondering if you could tell what a day is like.
A doctor: Being a doctor the most rewarding profession there is. A lot depends on the specialty you want to pursue. If for instance you wish to be a radiologist you spend your days reading xrYs, ct scans, etc. You also do some diagnostic procedures not a lot of patient contact. If however you love being with people than family medicine is wonderful for you help all ages. Any field is rewarding if you love m ...Read more
What organ is on the right side in your back - just below the rub cage? It hurts go turn my body to the right. Pain started yesterday. Pain is a 10
I like the taste of metals a lot. This has been through out my life. I also like the taste of sand and phone chargers/electricity. Could this be pico?
PICA: Is probably the word yo mean. It is possible but MAY be due to low levels of certain minerals in the body. Please start w/a visit to your doc and follow up w/lab testing, e.g., Micronutrient Test from Spectracell lab. Guidance from a nutritionally oriented doc or a nutritionist is needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Under my right rig cage I can feel a hard object I can't feel this when lay down its only when I stand up. Could this be a organ I am feeling? No pain
Liver: Your liver lies underneath your right rib cage. As you lie supine, your organs move more posterior (towards your back). When you stand up and exhale, you may possibly feel your liver especially if you are pressing hard enough. ...Read more
For about a couple of months I been have pain under my right cage and it is going into my back. It was really bad a month ago that I had to leave work?
See your MD: So they can detect if it is your kidney, liver, muscle, or something else. ...Read more
I keep on dramatically changing my goals in life, career wishes, way of seeing myself, style and likes and dislikes and it is really impacting my life?
This question does not lend itself to a quick answer. Many factors can be involved here from self esteem to psycho-social issues.
I would suggest that you seek some advice and treatment from a counselor....See your family doc for a referral.. ...Read more
Canker Sores= Herpes:
In general most of us in medicine are now calling canker sores herpes. Trying to destigmatize this common human condition so that appropriate treatment and a prevention plan can be made to keep you healthy and your loved ones protected.
If you have not had a blood test for herpes please seek this out soon. ...Read more
Depends: Phlebology or blood drawing by itself is a way to earn income but I do not know its pay scale. It seems to me that a medical assistant would be a better choice because in addition to phlebology, you would be able to assist a nurse or physician in an office environment. This would give you more options in the work force. ...Read more
Ask doctor or dentist: There are ointments you can use to help with canker sores, but you first have to discuss this with your PCP/or dentists, will you really know well and who can advise you as to which prescription would be better for you to take right now. ...Read more
Be balanced: Mma is a difficult. It's aerobic, anaerobic, and mental. If u r not balanced in any of these areas your stamina will b affected. Overtraining can lead to overuse injuries and neglecting proper nutrition/rest can affect your recovery. What is your bmi? If u r too bulky u will gas out more quickly. Learn to breathe/relax when fighting to conserve energy and react quicker & find a good coach! ...Read more