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When should I bring my nine to twelve month old child to the doctors if I suspect that my child is s
Agree: I would add 5) if your child is difficult to arouse (by this i mean hard to wake up, not lying on the couch like a lump because he doesn't feel well), and 6) if something specific hurts (like an ear or throat), or 7) he refuses to drink or hasn't passed urine in many hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a good bma for a 30 year old male (not based in the chart that most doctors
have made in late 50's) ?
Normal wt: BMI 20-25: Bmi is the best way to determine ideal weight. There are many free bmi calculators. Less than 25 is desirable. Over 25 is overweight. Of course, there are thin people who are in terrible shape (weak, and fatigue easily). So, it is also important to exercise, feel vigorous, and good about yourself. ...Read more
A million: in 2011, there were 1,058,490 abortions in the USA. The rate has been dropping since the mid '80s. Best wishes. ...Read more
Nice! Perfect time.: Try a Tbs or 2 of avocado, banana, sweet potato or spinach (for iron!) - smoothly well mashed. After one, add another - variety is good unless a bad reaction. Then back up to see which is the problem. Don't try if too hungry or full - just normal hunger. If one rejection, try again another day. Eat together - talk about and show, touch, smell the whole food. Messy is okay. Have fun! Texture next! ...Read more
Doctors, what are your health-related new year's resolutions and how do you plan on achieving your resolution(s)?
Weight loss: How many people in their 80's and beyond are fat? Not many. Keeping trim is the first and most important thing you can do for your health! ...Read more
I want to know. How. Doctors. View. Insurance. Providers. Are there carrier s. That. Ypu don't want to deal with.
Insurance companies: I can only speak for myself. I love the insurance co's that pay reasonable and 'real world' ucr fees, pay within 2-3 weeks, & don't hassle us with unnecessary time consuming requests. That's a win-win for everyone. I hate the ins. Co's that have ridiculous fees, 'lose' claims, pay 3 months later and disallow needed & appropriate treatment. Both types exist. Each dentist makes his\her own choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fatty lever grade 1 & took a LFT (s.g.p.t - 62.8 u/l, s.g.o.t - 52.7) is this figures bad? My doc recommend Hepachol is it good?
Yes and no: Fatty liver at age 25 with elevated enzymes is clearly not good. Almost certainly you are overweight and have a high sugar/carb intake, and have high triglycerides. A low carb diet with complete avoidance of processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup will restore your fatty liver to normal. ...Read more
What is the significance of egfr if low numbers don't alarm doctors. Mine has been in the 70's and i've had several around 54 and my lowest 49?
Pitfalls of EGFR: Egfr's are estimates, hence the "e". Its unreliability is evidenced, in your case, by the variations you've had your egfr's. .Your egfr is calculated using your age, sex, weight, serum creatinine and race. If you wish to have an accurate value of your actual gfr, have your doctor or a nephrologist order a 24 hour urine for a creatinine clearance. ...Read more
I live in Northern MN and need to find a Suboxone program. Can u help by sending any info...doctors names, addresses, phone #'s and availability?
Websites: www.samhsa.gov has a link to buprenorphine providers, as does www.suboxone.com and www.orexo.com. It goes by town, and you should start with the ones that are closest to where you live. Am glad you are working to get treatment, and wish you every success in your efforts. Keep in mind that counseling may be a critical part of your recovery as well. ...Read more
Is prinzmetal syndrome a bad diagnosis a bad thing ? I was just diagnosed and some doctors say yes , others say it s nothing to worry about........
Prinzmetal Syndrome: While in general the outlook of patients with prinzmental's angina is quite good, this condition can cause serious problems. It can trigger dangerous and potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias, especially ventricular fibrillation. And while heart attacks are uncommon, they can occur. ...Read more
Depends?: For the general population with out obvious risks, we state the upper limit of BP is 140 on top and 90 on bottom. There is concern even for BP of 130-140 over 80-90. If one is diabetic we shoot for <130 / <70. If one is elderly and depending on health, we may let it run a bit higher. The age old BP number is 120/80. There is an art and a science to treating bp. If suspected, please get seen? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too much school.: After at least twenty years of formal education, we're about 30-35 years old before we even start working. And we usually never retire. And we don't sleep nearly enough, so we always seem to look tired. Or maybe we just look that way because we're always so deep in thought. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers