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Can Not Take Estrogen Replacement Due To Heart Problems So What Else Could Help Vain All Atrophy
Can cancer cause severe edema? If so what kind of cancers can cause you to retain fluid. All other tests were normal. I need help.
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Large goiter what could be causing my levels to keep going up and the meds not to work. Could you please give me some examples of what may cause this?
I don't: Know what levels you're referring to and what meds don't work. A goiter is often associated with an underactive thyroid which is easy to treat with appropriate amounts of daily brand name T4 replacement. The goiter will generally not enlarge further after that. An medical exam, other lab and an an ultrasound are indicated at least initially. Check w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..
Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if not totally), with appropriate rx. ...Read more
How do you fix lower libido and sexual problems of the sort with growth hormone deficiancey? Is it even possible?
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How common are side effects of 6 mp? Like nausea, fatigue? Besides the liver issues I want to know if this medicine will make it hard to live normally
Depends: The amount of side effects you should expect will depend greatly on the amount of bone marrow suppression and gastrointestinal toxicity you experience. This will depend on what the prescribing doctor is trying to achieve. If you are on it for leukemia the side effects may be different than if you are on it chronically for Crohn's. You should speak with your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
I am peri menopausal but can not take birth control due to severe side effects. Anti depressants did not work either. What else can I do ?
What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?
Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with apex of the heart death. What does that mean? What treat meant will be possible, diet changes, what not to do to prolong my life?
Clarify: You have both a right and a duty to get more precise information from your physician. If you have had a heart attack involving the apex, you need to know this, with its implications. If you merely had stunned / deadened myocardium / takotsubo, you'll be fine. A precise diagnosis will enable your physicians and the healthtap team to clarify, and even better, let know know your best course. ...Read more
Inflammation of the penile shaft and persribed colchicine and could not afford it what else can ik get to help with this it is causing me so much pain?
What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food
Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. Easiest way to settle question is blood test. Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know which foods I can eat to relieve: (1) RA symptoms and it causes, and (2) get me through pre-menopause and actual menopause.?
Low inflammatory die: Ra causes inflammation within the body so eating a low inflammatory diet is key. This is plant based food, low glycemic foods, avoid gluten and dairy since they are often culprits to inflammation, and eat lean organic meats. Using tumeric, the yellow indian spice can help with joint pain. Menopause can make inflammation worse and eating the above can help. ...Read more
1. What are your thoughts on ecigs?
2. Can heart disease be reversed if it's caught early?
3. What else can I do besides exercise and diet to improve heart health?
Lots of questions: Exercise, eat well, don't smoke, avoid illegal drugs &excess alcohol. Nothing else needs to be done to keep heart healthy. E-cigarettes are just a little better than tobacco, but not much. If they're used as short-term aid to quitting they might be acceptable but should avoid all forms of drug inhalation to stay healthy. Atherosclerosis can definitely be reversed with lifestyle improvements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
?: I'm not sure how this is a medical issue. I'm sorry, i don't think you can get much help from here. ...Read more
I want to know if a man can die from losing muscle (in his opinion too quickly) or at all and are there any other reasons besides age etc?
Losing muscle?: If you don't use it you will lose it!. That is what i would say about the muscle. If you want to keep your muscle- you have to exercise, be active and eat well. If you are sedentary and not active at all or if you don't eat and become malnourished you would lose your muscle. ...Read more
My kidneys are working but not great due to hbp/ what antibiotic can I take without it doing considerable damage?
Most are ok: Most antibiotics are safe for the kidneys. The most toxic antibiotic to kidneys is gentamicin. This antibiotic falls into a category of drugs called aminoglycosides. If these drugs have to be use their levels should be followed very closely. In addition, penicillin cephalosporins and quinolones such as Ciprofloxacin can cause allergic reactions leading to kidney decline. ...Read more
If i have kidney dysfunction causing hyperparathyroidism, is there anything i can do to reverse this? In overall good health, but very concerned.
It's complex: My simple answer is that something whether within your body/brain or outside situations are interfering with your brain "registering safety"...When we don't "feel" safe it is normal to have difficulty sleeping. Working with a professional sometimes is often required to figure it out. And it is important to get it figured out. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do any doctors know if SARMs can cause the Heart to grow? I'm asking cause I've heard talk at the bout them. Can they cause cardiac problems? Thx
Not Sure: Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMS) are in early clinical and preclinical testing for osteoporosis, cachexia, and other indications. SARMS have the potential to cause muscle growth, but little is known about long or short term consequences of these drugs. SARMS are banned for many athletes because of concerns over performance enhancement. ...Read more