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Hello, my wife suffers from Crohn's and has abdominal surgry every 3-4 years. Are their any new methods advances in treating it? Thanks dave

Hello, my wife suffers from Crohn's and has abdominal surgry every 3-4 years. Are their any new methods advances in treating it? Thanks dave

Yes: It depends on what she has tried in the past. There are a newer group of drugs called "biologic agents" that can help with crohn's and may prevent other surgeries. These include drugs like remicade, Humira and cimzia (certolizumab pegol). If she has not been on any of these agents, it might be worth asking your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Laser surgery on tongue 6 weeks ago. Now dave dry mouth and metallic taste. Tongue has been rubbing on metal fillingwhat does this suggest?

Laser surgery on tongue 6 weeks ago. Now dave dry mouth and metallic taste. Tongue has been rubbing on metal fillingwhat does this suggest?

Call your doctor: Laser surgery on tongue for what? Are you taking medications? We would need much more information in order to help you. I suggest that you call and see the doctor who performed the surgery and ask those questions of him/her. ...Read more

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What is dawn phenomena....

What is dawn phenomena....

Diabetes: This is a tendency to a high blood glucose early in the morning 2 am to 8 am. Some say it's from hormones that raise glucose such as cortisol, epinephrine, and growth hormone; your physician may restructure your medications to deal with this. ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate good for u?

Is dark chocolate good for u?

Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains many anti oxidants and as such it is good for the heart and it increases blood flow to the brain and other organs. It also contains minerals important to the body. ...Read more

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Is eating dark chocolate good?

Is eating dark chocolate good?

Great question: We welcome questions about healthful eating at healthtap. Chocolate is made with cocoa which is rich in flavanols. Flavanols are antioxidants which help to decrease blood pressure & maintain vascular health. Dark chocolate contains the most flavanols of the different chocolates. Chocolate should be 65% or higher cocoa and be limited to 85 grams per day. ...Read more

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Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Cacao: Dark chocolate has higher % of cacao, the bean from which chocolate is made. It's less sweet, doesn't have the milk of milk choc which has more fat and sugar, in general. Cacao has theobromine and phenylethylamine /pea which have CNS enhancing or stimulant effects, theobromine is like caffeine. Pea ("love chemical") probably gets deactivated in the gut. Cacao has antioxidants, too. ...Read more

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How to stretch for modern dance?

How to stretch for modern dance?

Ask Dance Instructor: Warm up slowly. Seek the advise of the exercise class or dance instructor you are learning under. They can help you the best. Cool down and drink water. ...Read more

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Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Likely safe to wear: Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe. The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials. ...Read more

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Why is my vision going dark slowly?

Why is my vision going dark slowly?

PLEASE SEE AN EYE: Specialist as soon as possible. Many possibilities, some of them dangerous. ...Read more

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3 bm dark green what could cause it?

3 bm dark green what could cause it?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How to not be so afraid of the dark?

How to not be so afraid of the dark?

Cognitive behavioral: Therapy is a great approach for this. ...Read more

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What are benefits of dark chocolate?

What are benefits of dark chocolate?

New health claim: Some think chocolate can improve blood circulation. It contains flavanols which might help reduce risk for heart disease and improve blood pressure. A big chocolate manufacturer, barry callebaut, recently presented data on those positive benefits and got support from the european food safety authority http://online. Wsj. Com/article/sb10001424052702304388004577532811491380258.Html moderation is key! ...Read more

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I'm afraid of the dark - please help!?

I'm afraid of the dark - please help!?

Nyctophobia: If you are adult with fear of the dark - consider finding a therapist in your area who provides cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Is is wise to date or marry a widower?

Frequently: Generally a widower has proven to be a good partner - he was in a marriage that lasted 'until death do us part'. After a period of grieving such a person can be a good companion, a source of stability and frequently a good provider. Do not act in hast but spend the time to evaluate your mutual needs and common interests. ...Read more

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How healthy is 85percent dark chocklate?

How healthy is 85percent dark chocklate?

Pretty healthy: There is evidence that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is healthy when eaten in moderation.... The key is moderation! Here are some articles for you to view: http://j.mp/tbce2j (chocolate consumption good); http://j.Mp/tbchev (moderate chocolate consumption lowers risk of stroke); http://j.Mp/tbcz5b (chocolate may help with weight control). http://j.mp/tbd74x (chocolate may help with heart). ...Read more

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Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more

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What causes vominating dark green fluid?

What causes vominating dark green fluid?

Possibly: Vomiting bile. You may wish to get this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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How can dance improve our mental health?

How can dance improve our mental health?

Dance: One could say it's a variant on simple cardiovascular exercise that mobilizes the body's endorphins, similar to a runner's high. Factor in good music, a good crowd, and friends, for many it's a win-win on a multitude of levels. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of the dark at 15, what to do?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dark paches in my underarms how it remove?

Dark paches in my underarms how it remove?

See derm: See dermatologist to get correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing my vision to go dark?

What could be causing my vision to go dark?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How is someone's vision if in a dark place?

How is someone's vision if in a dark place?

Black and white: Our eyes have special cells called rods that activate in the dark. These cells adapt and allow vision in the dark, but do not allow color vision. ...Read more

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