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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What are some of the best things I can include in my daily diet to aid in a healthy liver?

What are some of the best things I can include in my daily diet to aid in a healthy liver?

Recommendations...: ...are different if your goal is to: 1) repair a diseased liver; 2) reverse fatty liver; 3) aid eradication of viral hepatitis; 4) keep a cirrhotic liver compensated; 5) optimally maintain a healthy liver as healthy. How can we best help you here? By the way, you can't go wrong by minimizing alcohol intake regardless of which of the above conditions exist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to start to aid "bladder leakage"? Is there a medication that I can start to relieve it?

What is the best thing to do to start to aid "bladder leakage"? Is there a medication that I can start to relieve it?

Maybe...: If you are having leakage of urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze...a condition known as stress urinary incontinence...it may be due to declining sex hormone levels. Correcting these hormone levels (IMO, using "bio-identical" estrogens, testosterone, and progesterone) is best. But in other women, I've had some success recommending OTC pseudoephedrine ("Sudafed") which tightens sphincters. ...Read more

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Are there any diet recommendations that aid telogen effluvium recovery?

Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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I am over weight, is the diet aid injection lipo with B12 effective and safe?

I am over weight, is the diet aid injection lipo with B12 effective and safe?

No: It might be safe unless you have a condition that prevents you from processing excess vitamin B12 but there is absolutely no evidence that this treatment is effective other than a placebo effect. Sorry! ...Read more

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HOW do u aid a oral mucocele? Do I have to see a doc n get prescribed a certain medication or is there store medicine I can jus buy?

Oral Mucocele: An oral mucocele will often resolve on its own without treatment. If it does not resolve or chronically recurs, then see an oral surgeon for care. This is not treated with medication. ...Read more

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Please describe a good sleep aid medication?

Please describe a good sleep aid medication?

OTC sleeping pill: Best sleep aid is to find & treat the cause of lack of sleep. Some otc sleep aids are melatonin for occasional insomnia. ...Read more

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What anxiety medications aid with weight loss?

What anxiety medications aid with weight loss?

Exercise medication: Anxiety disorders can be treated with different classes of meds - safest in terms of low risk potential are probably the ssris but many of those can in fact cause weight gain. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is approved for depression - may or may not help for anxiety and may reduce weight a little. Cognitive-behavioral therapy directed at lifestye, exercise, stress reduction, etc is very effective, but takes work. ...Read more

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I have trouble getting rest at night, should I resort to sleep-aid medication?

I have trouble getting rest at night, should I resort to sleep-aid medication?

Try to learn: The principles of meditation. At the age of 23 years, there should be no problem with sleep. ...Read more

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I know that diet and exercise are great, but are supplements safe to aid in weight losslike the ingredients in hydroxycut? I need a little boost :/

I know that diet and exercise are great, but are supplements safe to aid in weight losslike the ingredients in hydroxycut? I need a little boost :/

No: Forget supplements - they're just ways to part you from your hard earned money. There's no legitimate research that supports any supplements. It's what your mother told you, "you get what you work hard for". ...Read more

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I have extremely helpful but I hate the idea of having to take a sleep aid too. Is there anything I can do without more medication?

I have extremely helpful but I hate the idea of having to take a sleep aid too. Is there anything I can do without more medication?

Yes, be sure that: You are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, >. ...Read more

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I have put on 40 pounds after a terrible year with repeated steroid treatment. Is there a diet aid I could take that would help me with energy?

I have put on 40 pounds after a terrible year with repeated steroid treatment. Is there a diet aid I could take that would help me with energy?

While there are: Medications and supplements that may help you are betting off trying to avoid these (particular prescription medications) if possible. You're best bet is try to remain as active as possible and clean up your diet as best as possible (at least in terms of minimizing processed foods and eating a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits.) ...Read more

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What are some Rx medications that can help a person stay asleep for 8-10 hours?? I need a strong sleeping aid that will put me into a very deep sleep.

What are some Rx medications that can help a person stay asleep for 8-10 hours?? I need a strong sleeping aid that will put me into a very deep sleep.

Concierge: Consult the HealthTap Concierge for meds. Also, consider getting evaluated by a psychiatrist for anxiety/depression and also find a reputable psychotherapist. ...Read more

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If I had a salad for lunch one day and for dinner another day etc, would this aid my low calorie diet?

If I had a salad for lunch one day and for dinner another day etc, would this aid my low calorie diet?

Yes, it helps some: Salads are good fillers for stomach, so that you can avoid other calorie rich foods. But salads are only helpful if you avoid regular dressings which are loaded with fat. So use vinegar of leman on your dressing. Salad is recommended daily and even 2 times day is better. Add some fruits fruits also with each meal. ...Read more

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I need my chronic medication and my psychiatrist won't give me a script until I come see her but my med aid is exhausted. How can I get a script for my chronic meds as I haven't had my medication in 2 days now. Thanks?

I need my chronic medication and my psychiatrist won't give me a script until I come see her but my med aid is exhausted. How can I get a script for my chronic meds as I haven't had my medication in 2 days now. Thanks?

Don't skip medication: It s critically important not to run out of chronic prescription medication. If the condition is on chronic, you are allowed chronic visits, which do not come from day to day cover benefits. Check with your Medical aid.
You can get a script from your GP, or if funding is a problem, you may need to go to the local state clinic. ...Read more

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Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?

Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?

I'd be careful. ..: As you know, manufacture of herbal supplements is not regulated so their purity, safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. You are on some medicines, including Lamictal and Toviaz, (fesoterodine) which are unique and actually could interact with quite a few things. Somnopure contains valerian extract & Puritea contains ginseng. I hate to discourage something that sounds so promising, but I would avoid. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements that aid with the cravings of opiates/ease anxiety (along with diet/exercise.) with some clinical proof? What doses of supps?

Are there any supplements that aid with the cravings of opiates/ease anxiety (along with diet/exercise.) with some clinical proof? What doses of supps?

See below: N acety cysteine 600 mg bid has been shown to reduce cravings for a variety of substances but has not been well studied with opioid s. If you have not tried naltrexone, please do. ...Read more

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I have a hard time loosing weight. I diet and exercise. Can my doctor prescribe me a aid that will help the effectiveness of my dieting and exercising?

I have a hard time loosing weight. I diet and exercise. Can my doctor prescribe me a aid that will help the effectiveness of my dieting and exercising?

They could: Depending on your calorie intake and exercise your weight should decrease. There is a good app to help track this. Myfitnesspal. It's free. Increase fruits and veggies. Stop all sodas and juices, increase the water. Get rid of the processes food and refined sugars. Eat fresh. Calories burned have to be more than calories consumed. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an antipsychotic medication or a sleep aid?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an antipsychotic medication or a sleep aid?

Antipsychotic: Useful for bipolar disorder and squizophrenia, seroquel (quetiapine) antagonizes serotonon and Dopamine receptores. Somnolence is a side efect useful for pts with insomnia. ...Read more

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Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support. ...Read more

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Can I take supplements: hair, skin, nails (3, 000 mcg) and amino acids safely together to aid my hair and nails? I have a diet low in meat.

Can I take supplements: hair, skin, nails (3, 000 mcg) and amino acids safely together to aid my hair and nails? I have a diet low in meat.

Yes: There are many good non-meat sources of Amino Acids including dairy, eggs, beans, nuts ; seeds but if you are concerned you are deficient in Amino Acids it is certainly safe to take them in supplement form. There is no reason you can't take Amino Acids and vitamins/minerals together. ...Read more

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21, male, Underweight, attempted exercise to aid good diet although this results in severe fatigue, slow recovery. Testosterone levels maybe?

21, male, Underweight, attempted exercise to aid good diet although this results in severe fatigue, slow recovery. Testosterone levels maybe?

May be more complex: Many things come to mind. Testosterone is one aspect, thyroid disease, infectious disease's like HIV, Mono, hepatitis. Autoimmune disorders? I recommend u seeing an internal medicine doctor who can do a detailed history and physical exam and go from there ...Read more

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What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

Depends: On what allergy med ur taking: traditional antihistamines like benadryl/tavist will add drowsiness; newer "non-sedating" ones like Allegra (fexofenadine) should be ok; zyrtec may add drowsiness in some people. Ask ur doc or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements I can take that will aid in reducing stomach acid? I cant tolerate any of the acid reducing/PPI medications.

Are there any supplements I can take that will aid in reducing stomach acid? I cant tolerate any of the acid reducing/PPI medications.

Tums (calcium carbonate): Will help mitigate stomach avid. It is calcium carbonate which if used too much can cause high calcium levels in the blood however. Only take routinely under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more

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Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?

Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?

Not likely related: Loss of hair (alopecia) is not listed on the known rare side effects lists for hydroxyzine and a brief literature search doesn't indicate any case reports. However, idiosyncratic individual reactions to drugs are always possible. I would see a dermatologist for examination of your skin and hair and get advice there. If you stop, and it is related, I would expect gradual improvement, not rapid. ...Read more

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On Trazadone (anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions I have worse?

On Trazadone (anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions I have worse?

Trazadone and CAD: As true of all medications untoward side effects may cause one to be worse and detract from the medications main health benefits.
Best discuss this with your doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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What is the safest hypertensive drug that I can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

What is the safest hypertensive drug that I can use as first aid for client with 140/100 bp?

Not emergent: More damage is done trying to lower BP quickly than from high bp. 140/100 is mildly elevated and is not harmful over the shortrun. High BP causes damage over many years. That said, the first line drug is hydrochlorothiazide which is dirt cheap, has only rare side effects, and has excellent outcome data. ...Read more

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Does drinking yerba mate help in cleaning out your system for a drug test? And it usually flushes me out when ever I eat something; but would it aid in cleaning me out in the event of a drug test?

Does drinking yerba mate help in cleaning out your system for a drug test? And it usually flushes me out when ever I eat something; but would it aid in cleaning me out in the event of a drug test?

Yerba mate: Yerba mate, a shrub from south america which is used as a beverage w antioxidant effects ; nutritional value has been shown to have some detoxification effect but this will not help you to beat a drug test. The only way to stay clean for drug screening urinalysis is not to use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Can you tell me how lowering drugs that reduce alertness aid in preventing pneumonia?

Aspiration: If drousy just like not able to drive or work heavy machinery with out ill effect, eating or drinking, food or liquid with reflexes suppressed can allow aspiration which in turn can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can I get the kind of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?

How can I get the kind of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?

Relax your human: Eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, get proper sleep, have healthy outlets, take breaks. Drink plenty of water.
If feeling excessive fatigue see your doctor.
Spend time with friends and family.

What can make drugs addictive is the perception that they can make you superhuman, but if your were to become addicted you would be anything but. ...Read more

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How can I get a high level of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?

How can I get a high level of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?

See answer: Sessions with a good certified therapist may help, having a good support structure at home and work-with family, colleagues and friends will help. Keep your mind sharp by reading the paper, doing crossword puzzles. Finally, some people with add/adhd may need medication, and there are some medications that are not definatively addicting. There are excellent psychiatrists and gen drs that can help. ...Read more

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I want to know if there is any snake bit first aid drug that can be bought, kept at home and taken as first aid, before taken victim to hospital?

I want to know if there is any snake bit first aid drug that can be bought, kept at home and taken as first aid, before taken victim to hospital?

No.: Snake bite antivenin is extremely expensive and requires medical supervision to give it and to monitor for side effects. It is great that you are making up a first aid kit though! Everyone should do so. By the way: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), liquid and capsule forms, should be in everybody's medicine cabinet, to prevent potentially fatal allergic reactions which can occur without warning. ...Read more

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What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more

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