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Doctor insights on: Can Your Family Deny Your Wishes To Donate Your Organs

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Can you be a living liver donor to strangers, or can you only donate part of your liver to family and friends?

Can you be a living liver donor to strangers, or can you only donate part of your liver to family and friends?

Rare: That is not a common practice. You can check with a local transplant center to see if they would consider but donating part of the liver is a major commitment. ...Read more

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Can a doctor reveal your sexual activity to your parents?

Can a doctor reveal your sexual activity to your parents?

Usually NO: Only if you are involved in something illegal or acutely at risk of harming yourself or someone else, then you are legally obligated to inform the authorities, and your parents likely would find out. Otherwise, your md is bound by doctor/patient confidentiality! this is sacred. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

Therapy: Family therapy can be effective, provided all family members are open to the experience and are willing to participate. Contact your local state psychological association(s) to see who does family therapy in your area. ...Read more

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Can you donate your testicles to the organ bank?

Can you donate your testicles to the organ bank?

Not that I know of.: If you are referring to one of the accredited organ procurement organizations in the US that provide organs for transplant, the answer is no. However, there may be research centers that would be interested in using your post mortem organs for research or study. You should check with the pathology department at a local medical school. ...Read more

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Can your family overide your advance directive wishes and keep you alive?

Can your family overide your advance directive wishes and keep you alive?

They shouldn't: But it all depends on how good a relationship you've had with your physicians and how clear you have specified your intents. It's always better to have this discussion with your family rather than a physician having to start the discussion with your family. ...Read more

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If you are a registered organ donor will your family have first dibs on your organs if they need them?

If you are a registered organ donor will your family have first dibs on your organs if they need them?

Yes: In some states, donors and donor families may specify who can receive cadaver organs. If you have a friend or family member who specifically needs an organ, your wishes can give them priority over those in the general waiting pool. ...Read more

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What conditions can affect your ability to care for personal needs with neuropathy?

What conditions can affect your ability to care for personal needs with neuropathy?

Some advice: If you have peripheral neuropathy, be aware of crucial need to protect your feet at all times, as pain may be blunted, and a puncture wound could lead to infection, and risk of amputation. You may find problems with balance, especially in the dark, so use nite lights. Watch out taking baths and showers as you might not feel hot water and burn yourself. ?Concierge visit for more? ...Read more

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Before you die can you put in your will that your family members can receive your organs first after you die if they need them?

Of course.: It is your body and you can donate any way you wish. Make sure this is noted on any organ donor card and placed with your other advance directives. ...Read more

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How do they do a test if you can donate organs to your relatives?

How do they do a test if you can donate organs to your relatives?

Blood: Very extensive blood test need to be done for exact mach for organ donation. ...Read more

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If your wife's family has a history of asthma, can it transfer to your kids?

If your wife's family has a history of asthma, can it transfer to your kids?

Yes, sort of: Allergy, and in kids asthma is almost always a symptom of allergy, runs in families. Major risk factors for asthma in kids are (1) mom has asthma (2) the child has eczema. If neither parent nor the older kids have allergies or asthma the risk that the next child will have asthma is low regardless of asthma in other relatives. Whatever the risk you can cut it in half by not smoking! ...Read more

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Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Yes and no: A doctor can prescribe almost any approved medication, but a doctor wants to be sure he himself or another doctor nearby can take care of any follow-up needs or complications that might occur after a patient uses a medication. Also, doctors can choose which conditions they want to take care of, so many primary care doctors refer pregnancy-related issues to the nearby ob-gyn doctors. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find primary sources relating to lowering your cholesterol?

Wanted to know where can I find primary sources relating to lowering your cholesterol?

Yes, Reduce carbs: The best way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Can your emotional health be linked to your loved ones?

Can your emotional health be linked to your loved ones?

Very much so: I am not sure i fully understand your question, but the field of family medicine is based on the holistic understanding that the physical & emotional health of each person affects (and is effected by) everyone in their family. Thus, your emotional health inevitably affects others in your family, just as their emotional health has an impact on you. Family therapists work with this understanding. ...Read more