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Does Intake Of Low Doses Of Aspirin Good For Health On A Long Term
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?
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
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
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
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
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
For how long shoul one use a diet supplement such as slim quick razor? What are the side effects of prolonged use?
No: You shouldn't. Effects can be serious on cardiovascular system and liver. ...Read more
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
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
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
NO: No, thats an extremely low dose so I have to wonder if it will help you at all. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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