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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more

Dr. David Lipkin
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Menstrual Cycle Changes (Definition)

Menstrual cycle changes occur throughout a womens lifespan. In most women when they start there periods at 9 or 10 they are often very irregular and heavy. As the woman matures the cycle tends to shorten to a few days and becomes regular every 29-32 days. The periods in the perimenopausal period tend to be irregular and heavy similar ...Read more


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How would the blind (in the u.S.) know if they are receiving the correct change in bills?

How would the blind (in the u.S.) know if they are receiving the correct change in bills?

They dont: Here is the United States of america, we do not have a way to independently tell the difference between different denominations of paper currency. ...Read more

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I had a few question about if veganism is a healthy life style change? like if it’s beneficial at all?

I had a few question about if veganism is a healthy life style change? like if it’s beneficial at all?

Vegan: If you do not follow a vegan diet properly it can be dangerous. Lacto-vegetarian is safer if for some reason you don't want to consume meat. Some do this for ethical/no kill reasons. A visit to a licensed nutritionist is best because "one size does not fit all." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I heard yesterday through my dr’s secretary that my diagnose of rumatoid arthiritus has been changed to polyarthiritus. ?

I heard yesterday through my dr’s secretary that my diagnose of rumatoid arthiritus has been changed to  polyarthiritus. ?

Do post a question: You posted a statement. If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap public forum is free. Post a new question that clearly asks about a simple health issue, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. ...Read more

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Poss. eating different Changed my sodium levels? Been 120's for yrs! I didn't want another med/dr appt. 8wks later it's now 137!Can it raise that fast

Poss. eating different Changed my sodium levels? Been 120's for yrs! I didn't want another med/dr appt. 8wks later it's now 137!Can it raise that fast

Occasionally: Sodium levels in the 120 range are abnormal and can be caused by losing sodium or retaining too much water or by certain glandular abnormalities like Addison's disease or inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion. Your hyponatremia can be corrected by reducing fluid intake, receiving sodium chloride or taking cortisone. An endocrinologist is best qualified to answer this question,however. ...Read more

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Have taken ziprasidone for 5 days and its been a life changer, but it wears off early afternoon, will this change after it’s been in my system longer?

Have taken ziprasidone for 5 days and its been a life changer, but it wears off early afternoon, will this change after it’s been in my system longer?

Ziprasidone: It depends on the indication, frequency, maximum dose your prescriber intends to put you on, also if any other medication you are taking. Kindly confer with your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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What causes your eyesight to change?

What causes your eyesight to change?

Many things: Early in life, the shape of the eye changes and this influences the refractive error and may lead to a possibility for glasses. Later in life, the lens changes and this can influence glasses prescription and may lead to the need for reading glasses at around the age of 40. Diseases of the eye (glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration.....) often develop later in life and can hurt visual performa. ...Read more

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What is leukomalastic changes?

What is leukomalastic changes?

Leukomalacia: This type of brain destruction can cause cerebral palsy. Severity of symptoms varies according to the degree of injury to the brain. ...Read more

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What determines how much someone’s face will change during puberty?

What determines how much someone’s face will change during puberty?

Genes/diet/outside: I would classify the pattern as driven by 3 basic influences. Genetics has a major role & reflects a blend of inputs from either parent.Diet (thin/normal/obesity) has a variety of influences on appearance. External issues like trauma/infection/burns/etc. will also contribute to the outcome. ...Read more

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It’s been a month now I noticed a changed on me, i frequently urination ?

It’s been a month now I noticed a changed on me, i frequently urination ?

Assessment: Please see your doctor for evaluation.Diabetes to be ruled out.Any sudden change in your body must be evaluated/investigated. ...Read more

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Asking again have gallbladder polyp u/s every year no changes since found 2009 tomorrow is yearly how likely changes ?

Asking again have gallbladder polyp u/s every year no changes since found 2009 tomorrow is yearly how likely changes ?

Gallbladder polyp: Depends on symptoms and size of polyps. If no symptoms and polyps are less than 10mm in size, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommends annual ultrasounds. If polyps increase in size surgical removal of gallbladder is recommended. In one large study about 3.5% of polyps increased in size within a year. Yours seem stable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I’ve been bleeding durning sex, it doesn’t cause me any discomfort pain or has it changed my discharge. What’s wrong?

I’ve been bleeding durning sex, it doesn’t cause me any discomfort pain or has it changed my discharge. What’s wrong?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Lesions on the uterine cervix are a common cause of bleeding with sex, It would be prudent to see your doctor. Visit this site for info on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/bleeding-after-vaginal-sex/basics/causes/sym-20050716
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Have a 6 mm adipose on ovary. Seen first seen 4 yrs ago u/s today shows stable no changes. So do I need to worry or do anything

Have a 6 mm adipose on ovary. Seen first seen 4 yrs ago u/s today shows stable no changes. So do I need to worry or do anything

If it is like a: lipoma that is slow growing on your ovary, and there has not been any discernible changes in the size or location of the mass, then all you have to do is continue to monitor it. Having said that sometimes CT can be helpful in discerning where this lipoma is (growing into) so you would know if there is any mass effect expected. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Had chronic pain since early 20's. I feel mentally older than others, different/not understood. How does pain change a person psychologically?

Had chronic pain since early 20's. I feel mentally older than others, different/not understood. How does pain change a person psychologically?

Great question: Chronic pain can affect the neurological hormones that regulate the transmitters in our brains. It can also influence how we interact with people. There much interaction with pain and our minds. Consider a support group. Also have you heard of mindfulness training? It's a wonderful resource for dealing with chronic pain. ...Read more

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I have a dark scar that changes shape sometimes it would be small as it would fade but then it becomes bigger. It’s dark brown and noticeable.

I have a dark scar that changes shape sometimes it would be small as it would fade but then it becomes bigger. It’s dark brown and noticeable.

Hyperpigmented scar: A scar can get hyperpigmented in the first six months. It could have skin changes from excess sun that are a risk & need to be checked. But the ""fade" and then "bigger" as a cycle
suggests that swelling from exercise is making it look bigger and that it looks smaller when you are at rest. The area of anatomy would be helpful to answer this question better. Photographs of the changes would help. ...Read more

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EDD was January 2 going by LMP. Then changed to January 12 by early u/s. Which should I trust? Two early u/s 13 days apart first one 8w1d then 9w5d

EDD was January 2 going by LMP. Then changed to January 12 by early u/s. Which should I trust? Two early u/s 13 days apart first one 8w1d then 9w5d

The ultrasound: An ultrasound at 8 weeks and 1 day would be accurate to within about 7 days or less. Since the due date by the ultrasound is of 10 days from that based on your LMP, the best estimate would be the one from the first ultrasound, the earlier scan is best. Once a date is decided it is not correct to change it. A later ultrasound would be less accurate and would not be a reason to change the date. ...Read more

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If there was menstrual blood on sm’s pijama.She washed it. but the area on a pijama still changed color. Could I get anything if I touched the area?

If there was menstrual blood on sm’s pijama.She washed it. but the area on a pijama still changed color. Could I get anything if I touched the area?

A person can get...: A person can get worried, if she thinks too much about stuff like that. Modern washer-dryers and the detergents used will get rid of the things people worry about the most. Stains, however, can be really hard to fully remove. Even hand-washing and line-drying should get rid of anything one might worry about. Life is not perfect, so we just have to be ok with stains. ...Read more

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Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are ?S i need 2 ask dr.

Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are ?S i need 2 ask dr.

There is more: You should definitely consider seeing a GI doctor to help you get a normal bowel regimen. Make sure you get enough fluids. You being overweight may indicate that the foods that you eat may contribute to the constipation but that is certainly not the simplistic answer. ...Read more

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Can Old LCD,LED And plasma TV,s cause radiation when sitting far away from it. When it is turned off and if I go near to it. As I went near to change the volume and I felt a warm feeling on my dressing gown?

Can Old LCD,LED And plasma TV,s cause radiation when sitting far away from it. When it is turned off and if I go near to it. As I went near to change the volume and I felt a warm feeling on my dressing gown?

NO,....: The TV's have minimal to no discernable radiation. The feeling you felt may have been simple heat that all TV's (especially the older models) generate for their simple internal electronics. You should be fine watching tv. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Mood Changes With Oral Contraceptives (Definition)

in a study of 500 women 37.7% reported mood changes with oral contraceptives that revealed not receiving information about potential side effects and lower self efficacy were predictors of mood changes Implementing educational programs and improving self efficacy is important Mood changes and depression are the ...Read more


Dr. Scott Markham
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Vision Changes (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more