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Is deca-drol good for you?

It Depends...: That depends on how it's being used and what is is being used for. ...Read more

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What is cause of declining vision?

What is cause of declining vision?

Aging or disease: Difficult to answer without more signs and symptoms, test results. ...Read more

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What are some of the stages of memory decline?

What are some of the stages of memory decline?

Decline varies: I'd like to ask what you mean by "decline." the first thing that comes to mind for me is dementia, which tends to have a gradual onset and progressive decline. If this is what you're asking about, the symptoms vary across people. The brain itself develops physical pathology associated with multiple cognitive deficits, especially worsening memory problems. Other cognitive problems occur as well. ...Read more

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How long does diclac 75mg stay in your system?

How long does diclac 75mg stay in your system?

Approx. 10-12 hours: Half life of diclofenac is about 2 hours. It takes 5 times the half life for any drug to become negligible. ...Read more

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Can on decolax be taken daily to help keep me regular?

Can on decolax be taken daily to help keep me regular?

Laxatives: It is not advisable to treat chronic constipation with daily laxatives like dulcolax. Adequate hydration and sufficient fiber in the diet are better ways. A gentle stimulant like senokot daily is less harsh. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and, if advisable, prescribe Amitiza (lubiprostone) to treat stubborn cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I have about 20 bottles of deca that expired july 2004. What would happen if I used it?

What to do if I have about 20 bottles of deca that expired july 2004. What would happen if I used it?

Steroids?: If you have 20 bottles that have been expired that long - please dispose of them responsibly. They have no place in your body. ...Read more

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I am having many probs. If I take better care of myself will I get better or am I in a perm. State of decline?

Depends: Depending on what problems you have, will depend on if you will get better, but generally speaking, any time you can take better care of yourself, you should improve from an overall health standpoint. Keep seeing the dr. For evaluations and get well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am I getting decay under my crowns?

Why am I getting decay under my crowns?

Poor hygiene: If the crown was well made and covered the
"margins" [where the tooth meets the crown is sealed] there should be no decay.
Only two things can cause "recurrent decay [decay under crowns]
a- poorly made crown that did not seal
b- poor oral hygiene after a well made crown was fabricated. ...Read more

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What's causes my thinking ability to decline

What's causes my thinking ability to decline

Difficult to know: You may just think that your thinking ability has declined. Your doctor can perform simple tests to test cognitive ability. There is a small amount of decline with aging. See this site for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/mild-cognitive-impairment/ds00553. ...Read more

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Does mental function always decline with age?

Does mental function always decline with age?

Use it or lose it: I believe there will be some inevitable decline with age but not everybody developers dementia. Some neuroscientist believe that exposure to mental training and work may sharpen or preserve your mentl skills since new brain cells and new dendrites are formed (brain plasticity). ...Read more

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Why does fertility decline with increasing age?

Why does fertility decline with increasing age?

Egg quality: As a woman ages, her eggs decline in number and quality. There are changes in the chromosomes and dna that result in more abnormal embryos, infertility, and miscarriage. ...Read more

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How does mental decline occur in men and women?

How does mental decline occur in men and women?

Decline varies: I'd like to ask what you mean by "decline." the first think that comes to mind for me is dementia, which tends to have a gradual onset and progressive decline. If this is what you're asking about, the symptoms vary across people. The brain itself develops physical pathology associated with multiple cognitive deficits, especially worsening memory problems. Other cognitive problems occur as well. ...Read more

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Should I declare myself an alcoholic and sought help?

Should I declare myself an alcoholic and sought help?

Getting help.: I don't know the context of your question. If you are alcoholic or believe that you are alcoholic by all means, seek help. Advise your personal physician, attend alcoholics anonymous &/ or see an addiction medicine specialist. If this is not answering your question, please clarify and re- ask. ...Read more

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Do elderly people always die soon if they decline fast?

Do elderly people always die soon if they decline fast?

Definitely NO!: This depends entirely on the cause of decline. For example, my 83 yo mother experienced a sudden dramatic decline in health in january. She was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica & with appropriate treatment is now doing quite well. Not all causes are as readily treated. A thorough medical evaluation needs to be done to find the cause- it could be as simple as B12 deficiency or be irreversible. ...Read more

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What are some gross motor delays to look for in year one?

What are some gross motor delays to look for in year one?

Not sitting, crawlin: A typically developing 1 yr old can get to sitting and maintain that position while playing, get back down and crawl, pull to stand, perhaps cruise along furniture, may walk with help orwalk independently, sometimes stoop and recover. ...Read more

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How long after death would a person's body start to decay?

How long after death would a person's body start to decay?

At once: Decomposition begins as soon as circulation stops. Discoloration is usually visible on the abdomen by around 18 hours, sooner with a hot environment or fever. We pathologists have been only moderately successful in correlating stages of decomposition with actual time of death. Hope this helps -- cherish life. ...Read more

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I was on diclac 75g & amoclav tablets. What are side effects?

I was on diclac 75g & amoclav tablets. What are side effects?

See below: Common side effects of diclac include stomach pain, nausea, and an increased risk of bleeding with prolonged use. Common side effects of amoclav include diarrhea, stomach upset, and possible skin rash (the rash occurs in patients who are allergic to it). ...Read more

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What causes suddenly high cortisol, and rapidly declining aldesterone?

What causes suddenly high cortisol, and rapidly declining aldesterone?

How do: You know you have these hormonal changes? (i am assuming you mean aldosterone) they would be very unlikely to occur together in a human. If they did, you would have a variety of systemic symptoms that would need to be analyzed and treated by your doctor or an endocrinologist. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is its ultimate effect for a person suffered from folliculits decalvans?

What is its ultimate effect for a person suffered from folliculits decalvans?

Folliculitis decalva: Folliculitis decalvans is a chronic condition that can last many years to decades. Once the hair has been lost due to scarring, regrowth is not possible. The goal of treatment is to prevent further scarring and to diminish the pain and drainage associated with active lesions. ...Read more

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Why does a woman's fertility rate decline more quickly when compared to a man?

Why does a woman's fertility rate decline more quickly when compared to a man?

Eggs age: Eggs are present from birth, and, for the most part, are never reproduced. That aging effect reduces the quality of eggs, and increases the chance of an error at cell division. ...Read more

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What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

Dementia: First, he should have a medical workup to determine the cause of the decline. For patients with dementia, there are many geriatric day programs (essentially adult day care) available or you could consider the possibility of a sitter. Less palatable options are assisted living or nursing facilities. A good source of information can be your local alzheimers association. ...Read more

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Why hasn't the age adjusted incidence of chd has not declined in the last 40 years?

Why hasn't the age adjusted incidence of chd has not declined in the last 40 years?

? congenital heart?: The frequency of congenital heart defects is dependent on the interplay of genes on a variety of chromosomes along with environmental factors. Over time, our diagnostic & therapeutic capabilities have improved, but that might increase, not decrease the gene frequency & incidence over multiple generations. Survivors of once fatal chd now grow up & add to the gene pool. Diverse toxic exposures continue. ...Read more

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What is highlander syndrome I also hear that this syndrome can decline person aging?

What is highlander syndrome I also hear that this syndrome can decline person aging?

IMMORTALITY SYNDROME: It has taken the title of the famous film of the eighties that speaks the exploits of the immortal. Adults over50suffer from this more likely athletes who continue activities after the youth period. Or who interrupted the activities and start again in advanced age. They feel these activities will protect them from diseases. They usually end up with serious diseases of skeletal system to Heart diseases ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my skins getting darker day by day. How shall I detan my skin.?

What do you suggest if my skins getting darker day by day. How shall I detan my skin.?

Rather than: De-tanning, recommend you prevent further darkening by use of high SPF sunscreen, avoiding direct sun or using clothing to protect skin. ...Read more

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Is green food's green magma pill effective and as good as it declare? Any side effect?

Is green food's green magma pill effective and as good as it declare? Any side effect?

Green pill magma: Pills are often not as good as advertised. You have to study good nutrition. Check out everything. Good info on internet. ...Read more

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My egfr went from 102 on 4/30/14 and slowly declined to 56 on 02/13/15. Is that normal?

My egfr went from 102 on 4/30/14 and slowly declined to 56 on 02/13/15. Is that normal?

Not normal: A drop in your GFR by 50 percent is not normal and could be related to multiple reasons including lab error, dehydration, medications etc. See your doctor today and get a recheck of your labs today. Very important. You may need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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If someone had a communicable disease and wanted to come to your house, how would you politely decline?

POLITELY!: Just tell them that you (and family, etc) are not taking visitors or guests for the next few days to to personal reasons. Give your regrets and nothing more. If they push the issue, just be firm. You have the right to protect yourself and your family from harm and anyone not willing to accept this has their own issues and will have to deal with it. ...Read more

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