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I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back . Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back . Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more

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Which organs are most closely associated with atelectasis?

Which organs are most closely associated with atelectasis?

Only the lung: Atelectasis refers to partial or complete collapse of a portion of the lung. It can be minor, affecting only a subsegment of one lobe of the lung, an entire lobe of the lung, or even the entire right or left lung. Minor atelectasis occurs if we don't take deep breaths often enough. Major atelectasis can result from blockage of a bronchus (breathing tube) from thick mucus or a foreign object. ...Read more

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Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

No: I always tell my patients if there were an issue with computer screen use or cell phones, then I would open an office across the street from Microsoft and have plenty of business. But they have no more problems with their eyes than the general population. ...Read more

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Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Anxiety and: Thoughts can be closely related. We call it "self talk." What we say to ourselves or think impacts our moods. See a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns for support. A cognitive behavioral therapist would be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Smoking has been around for thousands of yrs & it's said it's no good. Should science look at it closely to discover its beauty & may be good stuff?

Smoking has been around for thousands  of yrs & it's said it's no good. Should science look at it closely to discover its beauty & may be good stuff?

What good stuff?: Are you referring to the increased risk of cancer, the vascular disease, chronic cough, skin damage, ill effects that second hand smoke has on others, the addiction that develops, or some of the others that I have left out? ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed at 58 with a medical condition that will be treated & monitored closely for lifetime. How do I stop worrying & obsessing about it?

Recently diagnosed at 58  with a medical condition that will be treated & monitored closely for lifetime. How do I stop worrying & obsessing about it?

See below: Need more info about the condition, but depending on the limitations that your condition caused, you might want to work on the loss of these things. Create small achievable goals that will help you manage your condition. It would be beneficial to contact a psychologist specializing in treating people with medical conditions to help you guide through the process of adjusting to the new lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food  in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Not Likely : Unless material stuck to the lid flew up onto your plate, it is nearly impossible for any germs to infect you. Try not to worry about germs. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to WASH YOUR HANDS frequently and before eating. Brush teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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How closely linked are vertigo and MS?

How closely linked are vertigo and MS?

Can be related: MS (multiple sclerosis) can be associated with vertigo and rarely hearing loss. The most appropriate specialist to answer these questions would be a neurologist. The vertigo could be inner ear but with MS, it could be central, involving the vestibular nuclei of the brain stem. ...Read more

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How closely is weight related to someone's health?

How closely is weight related to someone's health?

It is very important: Being overweight or underweight can cause many problems with health. It certainly depends upon the person and their activity level and diet but staying within the ideal body weight range can improve health outcomes. ...Read more

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I have leftside pain in the front waht is causing this?

Too broad, but: There are hundreds of causes, many of which are common. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...Read more

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Why go from the front to remove hardware from spine?

Why go from the front to remove hardware from spine?

Rarely: Most previously placed thoracolumbar spinal implants are readily accessible from a posterior surgical approach. There are only a handful of scenarios in which an anterior approach is preferred in the thoracolumbar spine. Be sure that your surgeon has clearly explained the thought process behind recommendations prior to surgery. A second opinion may also be a good idea for any major surgery. ...Read more

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What are my symptoms most closely related to?(excluding mental disorders)

What are my symptoms most closely related to?(excluding mental disorders)

Talk to your: Doctor and your parents. They should be able to help you understand what is wrong and why they are choosing the medications for you. Let them know you are wondering if there is a medical reason for your symptoms as opposed to psychological causes. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that are closely related to penicillin and sulfonamides?

What are some drugs that are closely related to penicillin and sulfonamides?

Antibiotics: The two classes of antibiotics you are asking about are nothing alike, either chemically or in their mechanisms of antibacterial activity. ...Read more

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I am a healthy but overweight 27 year old. I watch what i eat very closely and go to the gym 5 days a week yet i cannot lose! any idea's?

I am a healthy but overweight 27 year old. I watch what i eat very closely and go to the gym 5 days a week yet i cannot lose! any idea's?

Losing Weight: Any answers to this question will be very ambiguous and generic. Please follow this advise and then bring it back to us. I need a one week food diary (you can find any of a number of tools online for this) with the total calories you consume and what type of calories they are. Then i need the specifics of your exercise. What your activity is, for how long and what your heart rate is. ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I read or look closely, but is perfect at distance, one and half feet i realized this recently , before no problem.?

My vision is blurred when I read or look closely, but is perfect at distance, one and half feet

i realized this recently , before no problem.?

Presbyopia: You probably have what is called presbyopia.This is age-related, usually starting in the 40's, and helped with reading glasses, which ca be prescribed by an ophthalmologist, if you have not had a recent eye exam, that is the first step. ...Read more

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A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

Absolutely.: This is a well-known cause of injury: a front seat driver or passenger who is not wearing his/her seatbelt and has a front-end collision, is at significant risk of death. Rapid acceleration of the airbag, in a crashing vehicle (rapid deceleration), causes a much bigger force than when a seatbelt is worn. The two forces are just too much. See comment for a link to problem/tweaking airbags. ...Read more