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What are some good apps that doctors have for medical advocate advice?

What are some good apps that doctors have  for medical advocate advice?

HealthTap: Be sure to put healthtap on your smartphone as well as on your home laptop or pc. That way, you can get these excellent answers when you are out and about, and not just while sitting at your keyboard! ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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How do I know these are real medical doctors on this app? Why would they give free medical advice?

How do I know these are real medical doctors on this app?  Why would they give free medical advice?

Some do help out..: Checking on someone's credential is not that hard and there are software/ways to know whether or not someone does have a medical license or not. As you probably know, pharmacists, psychologists, phlebotomists, physical therapists etc...Are also on this website. I guess it is hard to be 100% sure, thus when in doubt, check with your own doc. Many docs do want to help out---i do. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I want to be a medical doctor and I am seeking for advice on what to study as my first degree in canada or the united states. ?

Anything: You can major in anything as long as you take the pre-medicine requirement. It's advantageous to be a biology or chemistry major but not a requirement. ...Read more

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Why do doctors refer to sleep disorders if most advice ends up being hygienic, shouldn't this be treated medically? Or is that not often possible?

Why do doctors refer to sleep disorders if most advice ends up being hygienic, shouldn't this be treated medically? Or is that not often possible?

"First, do no harm" : is still part of the Hippocratic oath we take. A careful history and physical may reveal the source of delayed-onset sleep or early waking as stress- or habit-related rather than sleep apnea in adults. Pills don't teach skills; learning what stimulants a person takes, diagnosing depression & teaching good sleep hygiene are important steps before prescribing potentially harmful medications. ...Read more

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I like my medical doctor but everytime i go for a visit i get very nervous. This does not help my measurements. What practical advice can you give me?

I like my medical doctor but everytime i go for a visit i get very nervous. This does not help my measurements. What practical advice can you give me?

Facing Ur What-Ifs: We tend 2seek reassurance that the things we fear won't happen. But no one can guarantee that what u fear won't happen. Even talking about "likelihood" may not help. People often feel relief when they face their fear...When accept it could happen. Ask urself what bad things u fear will happen @doc's office. What if u were 2say "ok that might happen. I wouldn't like it but then what? And then..?". ...Read more

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Help please, my doctor can't cure my thrush or bv. need serious medical advice?

Help please, my doctor can't cure my thrush or bv. need serious medical advice?

Check immunity: If oral thrush persists despite appropriate antifungals taken as prescribed, it's time for an evaluation of your immune system. Your primary care physician should be able to initiate this evaluation and refer you as appropriate. ...Read more

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Hi, doctor i m an arthiritis patient with 5 feet height & 75 kgs weight also suffering with hormonal imbalance . Please advice my medical situation.

Hi, doctor i m an arthiritis patient with 5 feet height & 75 kgs weight also suffering with hormonal imbalance . Please advice my medical situation.

Daily habits: You have to eat well , sleep well do lots of excersice , have your hormonal imbalance controlled by an endocrinologist and have your arthritis defined by a rheumatologist and get the proper therapy. ...Read more

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Hi. I think I have scabies but I read about Dyshidrodic eczema. I want to go to the doctors but I don't have medical .. Any advice I don't wanna get stuck with a bill and I don't have money for medication What should I do

Hi. I think I have scabies but I read about Dyshidrodic eczema. I want to go to the doctors but I don't have medical .. Any advice I don't wanna get stuck with a bill and I don't have money for medication 
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Free clinic: Call your local health department and see if they can help you find a free clinic or community health center. They may be able to see you at little or no cost and help you get treatment for whatever condition you have. ...Read more

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Am not married but i have breast pain and tenderness on both,i went to the doctor and on x-ray he found a fibrosis on the right ,medical advice ??

Am not married but i have breast pain and tenderness on both,i went to the doctor and on x-ray he found a fibrosis on the right ,medical advice ??

Not exactly sure: what you mean. Did you have a mammogram? "Fibrosis" would not tend to be a description of a mammographic finding, or a mammographic diagnosis. What was the specific terminology? ...Read more

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Should you always follow your doctor's advice?

Should you always follow your doctor's advice?

Partnership: The best treatment relationships are partnerships between patients and their physicians. Your physician has much training and experience that can be useful to you in assessing your health and recommending treatments. Ideally, you & your doctor are discussing options -- and you're able to have your questions answered. If uncomfortable with treatment recommendations, you can seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Advice on finding a doc for source of migraines?

Advice on finding a doc for source of migraines?

Neurologist: A neurologist is the best choice to treat migraines. Check with the american academy of neurology for a neurologist close to you http://patients.Aan.Com/findaneurologist/. ...Read more

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My doc prescribed cormid for my low t, any advice ?

My doc prescribed cormid for my low t, any advice ?

Clomid (clomiphene) works for low: Clomid (clomiphene) works for low testosterone in men. It works because it makes the male brain think you are very low on estrogen. Since men need some estrogen, and men don't have ovaries to make estrogen, the brain sends a signal to the testicles to make more testosterone and tries to convert some testosterone to estrogen later. Beware, daily Clomid (clomiphene) will quickly stop working. Every other day is better. ...Read more