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Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

It's hard to prove: I think if you are high risk for heart attack or stroke it makes sense to take aspirin, but some studies have shown no benefit so the jury is still out. And, it can cause bleeding and must be stopped 1 week prior to surgery; so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Halfprin (Definition)

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Is 100 billion daily probiotic with multiple strains too much for a maintenance does? What are the dangers of taking too high of a dose of probiotic?

Is 100 billion daily probiotic with multiple strains too much for a maintenance does? What are the dangers of taking too high of a dose of probiotic?

Not to worry here...: Taking too many probiotics or 'overdosing' on good bacteria is an extremely difficult thing to do. The human gut is home to roughly 100 trillion bacteria. The dose you describe is only 0.1% of the typical gut population. ...Read more

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Are there long term side effects of taking too much magnesium glycinate for a week (2000mg)? Ie. Joint/cartilage weakness/deterioration?

Are there long term side effects of taking too much magnesium glycinate for a week (2000mg)? Ie. Joint/cartilage weakness/deterioration?

Probably not good: 2000mg sounds like 5-6 times the recommended daily intake of magnesium (which includes mg from one's diet and whatever supplements she takes). Not sure anybody knows what happens to a previously normal person's joints and cartilage if she takes large daily doses for a long time. ...Read more

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Is a 500 calorie diet okay for a short amount of time (a month) if the person is overweight, no health issues, and taking a multivitamin daily?

Is a 500 calorie diet okay for a short amount of time (a month) if the person is overweight, no health issues, and taking  a multivitamin daily?

Yes: Yes, this should be fine, though agree that a high-quality multivitamin is important, and the 500 calories should be nutrient-dense (lots of veggies). You will lose weight but need to guard against regaining when you are done with the diet. See http://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for sound advice on weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the longterm effects of eating too much salt on a regular basis?

Can you please discuss the longterm effects of eating too much salt on a regular basis?

Effects: High salt intake has been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease among others. Here is a comprehensive discussion: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Diet and kidney: Unless you have stage 3, or higher, of chronic kidney disease, you should have no problem with protein ingestion. At your age, i would presume that you do have normal kidney function, so protein intake should not be an issue for you. ...Read more

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For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

CoQ10 & statins: The minimal dose you should try is 100mg two weeks before starting the statin. If on it, start it but if you are still having muscle pains, increase the dose by 100mg every 2 weeks for a maximum dose of 400mg. Good quality co q 10 is critical to help. ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of smoking mdpv (bath salts) everyday for over a year?

What are the long term health effects of smoking mdpv (bath salts) everyday for over a year?

Death probably: Bath salts are becoming a major health issue here in the us. They contain unidentified substances which, when smoked, seem to cause psychotic behavior. Because it is unknown what they contain, there is no treatment. Please, if you desire that you and your loved ones have a normal life, do not try them, even once. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of taking thyroxin 50 (daily) on a long term basis?

What are the side effect of taking thyroxin 50 (daily) on a long term basis?

None: Thyroxin is a replacement of the thyroid hormone that your body is not able to make. If you get your levels checked and they are in the normal range there is no long term side effects. Your thyroid controls you body's metabolism and you need to take your thyroid medicine the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the short-term and long-tern effects of consuming too much sugar for a diabetic?

What are the short-term and long-tern effects of consuming too much sugar for a diabetic?

Weight and control: Hi. consuming too much sugar will cause diabetics to gain weight and will also tax whatever regimen is being used to control the diabetes. Eat healthily and exercise regularly! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of using whey protein? Any harm in taking it long term provided I'm taking it in correct amount after weight training?

What are the long term effects of using whey protein? Any harm in taking it long term provided I'm taking it in correct amount after weight training?

Whey Protein: With the right dose and use, whey protein is generally safe. Well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is also a good regime. Whey protein in high doses can cause some side effects such as increased bowel movements, nausea, thirst, bloating, cramps, reduced appetite, tiredness (fatigue), and headache. ...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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How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?

How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?

Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking morphine for a long period of time?

What are the health risks of taking morphine for a long period of time?

Taking morphine: for a long period of time can cause health problems since you can become addicted to it. Addictions are physiological illnesses which are very hard to treat. It is always advisable to discontinue use of potentially addictive substances as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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On balance, is a moderate amount of alcohol good for you? It is both a risk for breast cancer in women and beneficial for heart disease...

On balance, is a moderate amount of alcohol good for you?  It is both a risk for breast cancer in women and beneficial for heart disease...

Probably: Each person needs to make his/her own decisions about that. Most things in moderation are ok (exceptions: tobacco, street drugs, etc.) i would not drink alcohol specifically for the health reasons, but i seen no reason for the average person to avoid moderate amounts of alcohol if you already drink. ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

Not ok.: Zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol should not be mixed per the drug manufacturer. Zoloft (sertraline) may enhance the effect of alcohol. The combination may impact both motor skills and depressive symptoms. Drinking four to five drinks in a sitting is not considered moderation. ...Read more

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What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

What effect would tpo's in the 2, 000 range have on the fetus of a maternal pregnancy on a long term outcome for child developement?

Risk of problems.: Anti-tpo (thyroid peroxidase) antibodies at such a high titer indicate that you are at risk for hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, abruption, fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. See an mfm and endocrinologist to optimally manage your condition and minimize the risks to you and the baby. Hypothyroidism increases risk of cp. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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