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Can It Change For The Better Years Later
Diet and lifestyle: In general, our american lifestyle has created a society that wants things quicker and cheaper. Unfortunately, this means we tend to eat foods that are more convenient, and as a consequence, usually less healthy. This, coupled with the fact that we are not getting the proper exercise, is leading to obesity. ...Read more
Eating habits: They have deteriorated. We eat more processed foods, we eat more quantity than we are supposed to. This is in part due to the establishment that has increased serving size (for no god reason), lastly we have decreased our activity level. Its a society of over indulgence. ...Read more
New products: New products come on line old ones drop out due to expense and negative side effect profiles. ...Read more
Hasn't much: There have been few ground breaking developments in anesthesia over the past 15 years. The use of intravenous acetaminophen, indwelling pain pumps that infuse local an esthetics post operatively, long acting/ slow release opiates that are injected epidurally or in the operative joint would be some examples. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
This question might be better answered by a british physician familiar with the national health services.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/pages/homepage. Aspx. ...Read more
My son is fourteen years old and mhisvoice hasn't changed. Is there anything safe and normal he should do?
See below: He should not do anything at all. There is nothing you can give him to change his voice. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy 12 years ago when 35, now 47, when would I expect to be thinking of any symptoms or a change in life. Thank you?
Hysterectomy: I assume your ovaries were left during the procedure. Generally women go through menopause at the same time as their mother or older sisters. Additionally, some woman never have many symptoms. If you begin to have classic symptoms of hot flushes, vaginal dryness then see your doctor. ...Read more
My problem started when I had my last child third birth all d a sudden my life changed 28 years no real recovery age56 female disprate help?
What is question: I'm truly sorry your life has taken such a turn, but it's not clear what your question is. Sounds like you may be suffering from chronic depressive symptoms, and if you have not been evaluated for this, it may be time. Please feel free to resubmit question with more specifics about your particular symptoms. ...Read more
If you haven't grown in height in several years does that mean your are done growing? What about after five or six years of no change in height?
I am 23 years old and have had no significant physical changes from when I was 13-14. As if puberty arrested at the start. What's wrong with me?
Endocrine: Too vague in question about no changes since age 13. See an endocrinologist to help with your issue. ...Read more
I weighed my self on new years. Now its march and I weighed myself again and I was 25 lbs lighter. I didn't change my diet or anything. Is it normal?
Weight loss: A 25 pound weight loss is considerable I need to be checked out I suggest you see your physician have a good physical examination and the necessary lab work ...Read more
I have developed rhinitis in the last 2 years. I don't know what triggers it since nothing in my environment has changed noticeably any other causes?
Rhinitis: Either allergic or nonallergic can develop at anytime and can be triggered by allergic and/or nonallergic triggers. See an allergist to determine what your triggers are. ...Read more
I'm 43 years old. My metabolism seems to have slowed down in 3 years. I've gained weight and have been struggling with it! What do I do to change it?
See doctor: First thing is to schedule a doctors appointment and get a phyican examination. Your doctor will want to check your tbyroid and other blood chemistries. ...Read more
If your height doesn't change after 6-7 years can you be pretty certain that height is done growing? I'm asking for adults not teens or 20-somethings,
Yes: If you are an adult, you are almost certainly done growing. You are right. ...Read more
I've been on fluoxitine for 10 years. 40 mg. 2 weeks ago I picked up my refill and have felt anxious ever since. Any chance they gave me the wrong dose? Or do I just need to up my dosage because my body has changed?
Should I change my migren medication to something else bcause im been taking ponstan and confergot for 10 years plus. What harm if I keep on taking it?
Depends: It depends upon how often you have migraine attacks. If the migraine is severe and frequent then you would be better off taking something to prevent these attacks. There are several meds approved for that purpose. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is useful only if you have infrequent migraine and its long term use is harmful. ...Read more
Dramatically: The treatment options of diabetes have changed dramatically in the us. Metformin was approved for use in the mid 1990's and since then 9 more classes of diabetes medications have been added as treatment options including a new class just approved in 4/2013. Prior to metformin we had just Insulin and one class of oral medication (sulfonylureas). Many new insulins have been added since then as well. ...Read more
Can happen: Significant changes in myopia (nearsightedness) can ceratinly occur in a short time period, especially in childhood. There may be some association with intense near activities like reading, computer use, hand--held video games etc. Some medications can cause myopia as a side-effect, and there are some eye problems, notably cataract, which can increase myopia too. See an eye md to sort it out. ...Read more
Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as I got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.
Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read more
I keep haveing reoccuring Bacterial Vaginosisfor 2 years. I'm following the doctors orders but no change.?
Very common: This is a common and frustrating problem, for the patient for sure but also often for the doctor. BV tends to recur, and can be a particular problem in some patients. Things to try include consistent condoms for sex, periodic brief treatment routinely before symptoms appear. If you're not seeing a gynecologist with special interest in infectious diseases, that would be worth a try. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes,: Anyone can gain or lose weight at any age. If you were asking about height, the answer is different. Most girls grow for about 2 years after they start menstruating (get their period), but the growth in those 2 years is minimal. The biggest growth spurt is the year before the first period. If I am misunderstanding your question, please re-post. ...Read more
Not much, really: While all eating disorders peak during teenage years, especially for young women, spontaneous remission is not common as sufferers age. Disorders may take on new characteristics, such as conversion of anorexia to bulimia, but the core disturbance of the disorder - a profound disturbance is the sense of self - remains. Early treatment can be life savings as mortality rates approach 10%. ...Read more
AUTISM: This neurodevelopmental disorder has attracted a lot of research and emphasis on how to improve cognitive and behavior disorder. Intensive early multidisciplinary approaches are done at home and in school. Treatments are given to control mood and behavior. Overall, there's a lot of improvements than before. ...Read more
Accepting Ourselves: Only time will help you here. I promise you that looking younger than your age will become a blessing after a few more years. There is not medical condition or disease here. You are normal. ...Read more
Mostly stable: Personality disorders tend to remain as such unless there is some kind of intervention. Personality disorders have characteristics that therapists refer to as "ego-syntonic, " which means that others recognize their characteristics as problematic but the person herself does not! The goal of therapy is to render ego-dystonic what had once been ego-syntonic for the patient. ...Read more
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