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Can U Give Yourself Herps
Hyponatremia: First you have to find out if your sodium level is low from dilution(too much water) or from depletion(loss from vomiting, diarrhea, excess sweating) also inadequate function of adrenal glands(ex:addison's disease) and inappropriate secretion of a hormone called adh (vasopressin). Each of these have different therapeutic approaches. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
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PICKLE JUICE!: There are a lot of things that can cause hiccups. Most of the time it's unknown. All you need the nerved controlling your diaphragm to fire and then you have a hiccup. Here's my personal treatment that has never failed. Drink a small shot of pickle juice! (anything mildly acidic like vinegar will work to stop it) i've been using this trick since by bio teach taught me this 15 years ago! ...Read more
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
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Brown Recluse Spider: But this answer has a lot to do with where you live.Spiders are not really insects, but here in the south these are the most common "bite" causing a big reaction.You can have a fatal reaction to any insect sting. ...Read more
Intravenous and Gas: General anesthesia is usually started (aka induction) with medications through one of the veins (usually in the hand). Medications ("pills") are not used to start general anesthesia. In small kids, anesthesia is started with gas, during which the kid breathes mostly oxygen and a small percentage of a gas that helps the kid fall asleep. ...Read more
Old gluc test strip: 34 M from Las Vegas with Diabetes asks if expired diabetes test strips can give wrong reading if expired? ANS: There are several strips-urine or blood? As u have DM I would not bet your eyes. Brain, heart, Kidney , erection on expired ones. If you have a bunch of expired ones you can check against good ones and if OK maybe use old ones. But you may be playing the game I call You Bet Your Life! ...Read more
Yes: no problem. but wait until you are feeling great. ...Read more
Im wuried about my son he keeps burning up all over his body can u give me any tips to cool him down pls?
Am a smoker and i've been having some pinching feelings in my chest.. Can u give me some answers on what it could be?
I know I ask the same question but everyone is giving me different answers. Can u get preggers 6 days after u ovalated???
I like sweets very much.I take them a lot.As a result I have put a lot of weight. Can u give me some tips to reduce mu level of sugar?
I'm 26 and my fiance he is 42 and we are trying ttc, what would be our chances on it happening, and is there any tips that u can give us?
Very high: Fertility success is based primarily on the females age. Male age of 42 makes little difference. Best to not do testing etc but try sex cycle days 11-17 every other day - no better timing. If you don't have regular cycles (27-29 days) seek help from a fertility specialist. Otherwise give it at least 6-9months before seeking help......Good luck! ...Read more
I am having some lower back pains for the past few days now and i really don't know what is causing it, can u please give me some advice?
Many causes: Most lower back pains are musculoskeletal either in spine, pelvis, discs, or surrounding musculature. Sometimes pain radiates to legs. In order to know etiology of back pain need to see orthopedist or neurologist for extensive history and physical examination and perhaps some imaging with ct or mr. Sometimes pain is self limited but if continues certainly professional help suggested. ...Read more
I am 24years and very slim or u can say I am quite under weight and my weight is just between 41 and 42. Please give me the solution. Help please !
Diet and Exercise: You must approach this problem with intelligence if you do not want to create a life long problem of obesity or diabetes. First, have your thyroid function tested. If it is normal increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and begin daily exercise (whatever you will do daily.) do not load up on starches (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes.) avoid stimulants (caffeine, etc. And tobacco.) take it easy. ...Read more
I have photos in my files with a mark that won't go away.I don't know how i got it..can u zoom in and give me an answer? It kind of hurts when touch
Your film not seen: None of us can SEE whatever file you're referring to because this is a public and NON-premium type of question forum. If you want a doctor to be able to look at files for you then, you must request an appointment with a network physician. For example, if you go to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi then, you could sign up for a virtual date with me if I can help you. Or you could ask another doctor too ...Read more
What should i do if my anxiety become worse esp during my prtical exam?It's make my bp high & get stomchache.cn u give some advice or medication needs
Mindfullness or yoga: Anxiety can respond to relaxation, mindfulness, or yoga exercises. Also cognitive behavioral therapy can help you change your thinking patterns so you worry less. Medications for adults with anxiety can be tricky. Xanax is habit forming when taken over a long period of time. Sometimes the use of an SSRI antidepressant with anxiolitic (anxiety lowering) properties can be helpful, such as Proza ...Read more
Is there any docs that will please take a min to look at my symptoms on my profile, it gives u a better understanding u can't get in this 1 ques please help!
Question fuzzy: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues in order to improve our guessability. ...Read more
Casual gift yes. : It's ok to send Christmas Cards. Would not really do much more than that. The occasional cookie tin for the entire practice is ok. Don't single the doctor out with a gift or there will be questions raised about your relationship. ...Read more
No definitive rules: According to the ama, "gifts that patients offer to physicians are often an expression of appreciation and gratitude or a reflection of cultural tradition, and can enhance the patient-physician relationship." one criterion to consider is whether the doctor would be comfortable if acceptance of the gift were known to colleagues or the public. The dr-pt relationship is always first. ...Read more
Paint exposure: Yes. Exposure to chemicals in paint can cause headaches and other illness. ...Read more
Plant estrogens: Phytoestrogens are plant-derived xenoestrogens functioning as female sex hormones not generated within the endocrine system but consumed by eating phytoestrogenic plants. They are a diverse group of naturally occurring nonsteroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with Estradiol have the ability to cause hormonal effects. There are many kinds. ...Read more
Cocaine: Cocaine, and other street drugs, has a particular chemical structure aling the outside of its structure that binds to receptors in a part of the brain that is reinforcing (hense its addictive effect)--despite its being very dangerous of the brain and the heart! ...Read more
No: I am not aware of any reason to think that spicy corn chips can give you cancer. However, there is nothing to stop some jerk from making this up, and people want to believe foolish scare stories. If the stuff actually caused cancer, somebody at the nih would be able to prove it -- real science is driven by vanity & no conspiracy can suppress it. Enjoy your corn chips. ...Read more
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