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Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

Did homeopathy medicine help in monitoring diabetic patient?

No : Hi. No real diseases require real, science-based medicine. Homeopathy is fine for the "worried well" as long as it does no harm, but with diabetes or any real disease, you need the real thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China.i want ask,I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious,I must attentions for what king of things?

Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China.i want ask,I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious,I must attentions for what king of things?

Clopidogrel sold as: an anti-clotting agent, slightly more potent than aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) & suppresses induction of platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow) to become more active in signaling both platelets to attach & the clotting proteins to activate. Once exposed to clopidogrel, response persists. Platelets life-span ~10 days, thus the duration of response. Risk: ?ed bleeding. ...Read more

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I've tried exercise, eat healthier, meds, psychologist, meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks! help?

I've tried exercise,  eat healthier, meds, psychologist,  meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks!  help?

Something missing: Are you drinking caffeinated beverages like colas or coffee? Using other stimulants or alcohol? Also, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not particularly known for helping anxiety attacks, and other options may help you more. You might benefit from consulting a psychiatrist to more closely review your situation and medications, considering possible changes or additions. Be well. ...Read more

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Citramag sachets colonoscopy 5yrs ago Ambulance crew said had "fainted sitting down".Friend saw me confused talking eyes open mumbling nonsense TIA?

 Citramag sachets colonoscopy 5yrs ago Ambulance crew said had "fainted sitting down".Friend saw me confused talking eyes open mumbling nonsense TIA?

I think if you had: had a serious TIA 5 years ago, and you are 76 years old now, you would have developed other symptoms of compromised circulation to head/brain.Magnesium citrate is a strong laxative; my stronger suspicion is that you became dehydrated with electrolyte abnormalities (possibly low sodium) and had "metabolic delirium. If nothing similar has occurred in the interim, I would chalk the episode up to that ...Read more

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Do you know any doctor(preferably cognitive behavioral scientist) in Mumbai (Bombay)?

Do you know any doctor(preferably cognitive behavioral scientist) in Mumbai (Bombay)?

Not really, but...: Check this out: this is the link to the Maharashtra Medical Counsel, which I bet is responsible for keeping track of licensed providers. They might be able to point you in the right direction. Let us know if this works for you so we can use it in the future. Maybe our psych specialists have connections too. Will try to pass your request along. http://www.maharashtramedicalcouncil.in/ContactUs.aspx ...Read more

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Stationed in korea and korean doctors prescribed me d-rol, himetin, orpheryl c, traumeel. They did not speak fluent english. What am i taking?

Stationed in korea and korean doctors prescribed me d-rol, himetin, orpheryl c, traumeel. They did not speak fluent english. What am i taking?

Mix of meds: A search reveals these to be a mixture of dietary supplements, antacids and pain relievers.They apear to be harmless, but any agent strong enough to do good can have side effects. Consultation with your units medical department might be a better choice for care. ...Read more

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Good diet tip for someone who had gastro enteritis? Cheerios ok? Rice?

Good diet tip for someone who had gastro enteritis?  Cheerios ok?  Rice?

Avoid dairy products: For a few days avoid dairy products, as severe diarrhea leaves you temporarily lactose intolerant. Try rice soups and bland foods at first (with lemon and salt to avoid dehydration). Then gradually reintroduce dairy products to your diet starting with greek yogurt - to restore your bowel flora and avoid chronic intestinal problems. ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

It should not be: a problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows about your health that you have not revealed here. ...Read more

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Good Asian neurologist or acupuncture doctors i las vegas help plz?

Good Asian neurologist or acupuncture doctors i las vegas help plz?

Resources: Here is a site you can peruse for acupuncturists: https://www.Acufinder.Com/acupuncture/nevada. I can not personally make any recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis w/ low breath rate ( < 8x min & shallow) @ nite. prescription 2 l oxygen while sleeping. I travel for work? Ins refuses small concentrator. Ideas?

Recently diagnosis w/ low breath rate ( < 8x min & shallow) @ nite. prescription 2 l oxygen while sleeping. I travel for work? Ins refuses small concentrator. Ideas?

Sounds like: An oxidation problem. Fuel + oxygen + vitamin and mineral (e.g. Magnesium) ==> energy. It is helpful to the equation to provide oxygen but you have to have the catalysts to oxidize the fuel. I suggest that you try adding a decent dose of b complex, magnesium and a multivitamin. Even if this is not the answer, it can do no harm. ...Read more

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Am type1diabetic, hv tried to find app that shows diff. Restaurants w/nutrition info since count carbs (religiously!); help w/ spec.App=restaur.=crbs?

Am type1diabetic, hv tried to find app that shows diff. Restaurants w/nutrition info since count carbs (religiously!); help w/ spec.App=restaur.=crbs?

Local Problem: I do not believe that mississippi forces restaurants to display and supply their nutrition information like other states do. But that would be a local matter that those of us on health tap cannot provide. ...Read more

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College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

Yes: What type of allergies? If food, them like in any other public dining place, you must exercise caution. Be aware of what is in the food, and possible cross contamination. ...Read more

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What app or website teaches kegel exercises?

What app or website teaches kegel exercises?

Www.takethefloor.org: www.takethefloor.org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of kegel exercises with when and how to do them. This website is very reliable with a lot of good information for patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. ...Read more

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I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs. I'm concerned my wave activity isn't normal. Any thoughts?

I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs. I'm concerned my wave activity isn't normal. Any thoughts?

Without seeing the: EKG it is impossible to advise you. As far as I know, the only way of doing that will be to pay for an in-box consultation and upload the EKG. In general 39 yo female is unlikely to have cardiovascular disease so your EKG is probably OK. ...Read more

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I'm 52. Can't sleep. Chronic. Severe. Know homeopathy, stretches, athletics, tea, vits, mins. Essential oils. Omega 3s, potassium, some ch med. bad sc?

I'm 52. Can't sleep. Chronic. Severe. Know homeopathy, stretches, athletics, tea, vits, mins. Essential oils. Omega 3s, potassium, some ch med. bad sc?

Many treatments: There are many treatments to insomnia. I would start with a sleep hygiene. Pick one time to sleep and stick with it every night. The room should be dark, and cool. The bed is only for sleeping and not watching TV, computer etc. No meals 2 hours before bedtime. No stimulants (coffee, dark tea, chocolate). This this does not work there are sleep studies. Recently the FDA cleared suvorexant ...Read more

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I feel i'm suffering from medical student syndrome or mixed anxiety with knowledge, because of reading books+ocd...Any solution, im student?

I feel i'm suffering from medical student syndrome or mixed anxiety with knowledge, because of reading books+ocd...Any solution, im student?

Medical Studentitis: Omg. I didn't have ocd but when i was in med school i wondered if i had each disease as i studied it. It looks like you are already on an antidepressant. Would encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy. It is a good way to use your intellect to help dissipate your fears. I would do it soon. Otherwise you will be spending precious energy & time on unwarranted worries. Take care. ...Read more

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