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What's ion channels?

What's ion channels?

Electric: Your brain, nerves, heart, and muscles work by signals transmitted along membranes; these travel by channels that admit different ions (sodium, potassium, calcium, probably others) at different times in response to one another. How an electric charge moves through the body. Many medications affect them for better or worse. ...Read more

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Changing meds, is it ok.?

Discuss w/ your doc: It would, of course, depend on the meds and what they are treating. There is no way to generically answer this question. You'll need to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed your meds. You would want to consider changing meds if they aren't working or if you are having bad side effects from the meds. See your prescriber to discuss. ...Read more

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Why do women cycle changes?

Why do women cycle changes?

Many many reasons: Physical and emotional issues can impact the hormonal cycle significantly. (hormonal control and emotional control areas are very close to one another in the brain) "why" questions are often difficult to answer in this regard. It may have some evolutionary function...Helping with or hindering fertility issues to optimize conditions for successful pregnancy and birth./child rearing. ...Read more

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Do I need to change my diet?

Do I need to change my diet?

Maybe: Only you can answer that- are you overweight, in good health, ill, fatigued? If you have issues, a change in diet can help many health problems. ...Read more

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Chances of having baby at 42?

Chances of having baby at 42?

Mom did it: Although some have more trouble getting pregnant at this age, it is not uncommon. The age thing adds 1-2% to your risks of an unexpected outcome for the baby, but everyone at any age has a 3-4%risk (premi, birth defect, chromosome issue, etc).You might want to meet as a couple with a medical geneticist and look at both families. The more you know the easier it is to move forward. ...Read more

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Why do my moods change so fast?

Why do my moods change so fast?

Teenage years: It is not uncommon for a teenager to experience changes in mood in a quick fashion, maybe related to your hormones. However if you are using drugs that can effect the way you feel also. Another possibility is the development of a psychiatric disorder at this age. You should consider a visit to your regular doctor to sort this out ...Read more

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What is a mental status change?

What is a mental status change?

A difference in mind: This refers to an alteration in one or more of the basic domains of a person's mental state. The components of mental status examinations include, for example, appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment. These are the vital signs of a person's mental state. ...Read more

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How can I change my bad habits?

How can I change my bad habits?

Change Is Possible: If one's habits lead to unwanted behaviors, the best way to handle this is to replace the "bad" habit with a "good" habit. Closely watch your behavior and reward yourself when you successfully demonstrate the desired behavior. If you make a mistake and see the negative behavior, ignore it and move on. Do not reward the negative behavior by making a big deal over it. Good luck - change is possible. ...Read more

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In need change black into white?

Black to white: Please resubmit your question with more details about your question. ...Read more

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Why does my weight change a lot?

Why does my weight change a lot?

Varied diet? See Dr.: I would guess that you vary what you eat regularly and how much activity you engage in if your weight fluctuates frequently. A few pounds is normal fluctuation; however, a change of a few% of your body weight is atypically if unintentional. Try eating a consistent diet (caloric intake) and see what happens. It is advisable to talk to your doctor about this to rule out med prob & get diet advice. ...Read more

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Does microlute change your cycle?

Does microlute change your cycle?

Cycle may stay same: Microlut is a progesterone-only birth control pill. Menstrual periods come at one's normal times and is of normal duration and heaviness in the majority of cases. However, both shorter and longer cycles can be seen. Cycle changes
occur mainly during the first few months of pill use, tend to stabilize over time, and in most cases an establishes and individual pattern in each patient. ...Read more

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Increase chances of having a boy?

Increase chances of having a boy?

You get what you get: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus. If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest an embryo & have it implanted, but that is tedious & expensive. You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made. (the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why have my eating habits changed?

More info needed: More or less? Was it the holidays? ...Read more

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Could exercising change body shape?

Could exercising change body shape?

Yes: Toning and adding muscle while losing weight will change your shape ...Read more

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How do you easily deal with change?

Change is not easy: Change is difficult.
I would say first, don't fool yourself into thinking its going to be easy.

Secondly, embrace it. Think glass is half full, not half empty. Look forward to the positives that will hopefully result in this change. ...Read more

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Could your eyesight change with age?

Could your eyesight change with age?

Yes: The eyes can change somewhat with aging and the corrective need might be different. Usually a minor adjustment and sometimes even an improvement for a small amount. ...Read more

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Is a 75% chance of reaching 75 good?

Is a 75% chance of reaching 75 good?

There are varying: "median age" of life statistics for men and women. The median, or 50% is at or above 80 for women, I think in the range of 75 for men. I do not know where 75% comes in...Not a standard statistical number or comparison. I doubt 3 of 4 men live to 75 today, . ...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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Rapid change in BP what could it be?

Rapid change in BP what could it be?

BP Flucctuates norma: It is normal for BP to go up and down by 10-20 mm related to physical activity and emotional states. So you have to be calm and rested for 10-15 minutes before your BP would stabilize and that is the correct value. Get a baseline value by checking on 3 different days and then use the average value as your real BP for future reference. ...Read more

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How often should I change a bandage?

How often should I change a bandage?

Twice a day: Usually twice a day to start off with and then leave the wound open to the air as a scab forms. This is for some wounds. If you are talking about a complex open wound best to consult with a physician who can evaluate the wound directly. ...Read more

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How often should you change your bra?

Would replace: Before it wear's out. Want a garment that provides adequate support. ...Read more

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I don't like myself. How do I change?

I don't like myself. How do I change?

Self awareness: What is it that you don't like? If your body shape and strength, seek out a gym or trainer. If your lack of knowledge, then add education with community college courses, on line course, book reading and attending community lectures. If your personality, then you might seek some counseling to improve this. Most people are better looking and more interesting than they think. ...Read more

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How can I manage change due to ageing?

How can I manage change due to ageing?

Exercise and diet: Important to have regular exams and visits with your primary doctor to assure absence of new problems, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. A reasonable diet and regular exercise is important, but also, avoid smoking, excessive alcohol, and recreational drugs. Attitude is crucial, do not focus on your getting older, or obsess about your age. Instead search for new activities. ...Read more

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Cann I use this tablet. Befor 5days.

Clarify question: We need to know what tablet you are referring to. Please resubmit your question. ...Read more

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I need to change my life for the better?

I need to change my life for the better?

We all do: The worst thing you can do is turn inward. You have a duty to learn some new skills (occupational, avocational, interpersonal, even basic time management and organization). Learning to be helpful rather than critical was the most important and helpful skill that improved my life. Choose friends who are happier and better people than you, and learn to do what they do. Good luck. ...Read more

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