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Dr Nancy Lieber
Yes, that is very safe. However, I would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low I advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml.
D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
More information: You didn't provide enough information to determine the answer to the question. What is your height and more importantly how do you feel with your weight now AND IN THE PAST? If you'd like to supply more information you may write it to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi & we can not only discuss the THEORETICAL number where you should be but other important things to watch for proper weight management. ...Read more
I am at stage 4 renal failure. How can I avoid going to stage 5 (end renal failure)? Thank you. Nancy
Stage 4 CKD: You have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and to avoid advancing toward dialysis, you need to treat the cause of your CKD effectively with the aid of a nephrologist (n). If you have hypertension (h), control it with medication. If you also have diabetes (d) with your h control your d and reduce any protein in your urine with medication. See a n to have your best chance of avoiding renal failure. ...Read more
I had a medical abortion 4mths ago. But I feel bloated &other pregnant nancy symptom. Cld I still b pregnant?
HPT: Take a pregnancy test is you are concerned. ...Read more
I think my teeth where Nance appliance is hooked on has chipped/ broke because I often hear crack sound whenever I bite my teeth together. Any advice?
Go to the dentist: Whoever placed the Nance needs to evaluate it. If not available, then find a referral from the source of the appliance. The sound may be a loose appliance which needs treatment. ...Read more
Can a woman get pregnant if the male ejaculates on or around the vagina but not in it? If the male ejaculates and the semen touches the vagina area but is not ejaculated in the vagina, is there a high chance of pregnancy?
Semen: Semen needs to enter the vagina for a woman to be pregnant. Here are the issues. If the man penetrates the vagina with his penis and there is pre-ejacualte, this could lead to conception. So, even if he does not ejaculate in the vagina, this could still lead to pregnancy. The second isssue, is that the passion of the moment, the penis could slip at least part way into the vagina without either party being fully aware during thrusting. The chance of pregnancy is lower in either of these scenarios than with ejacualation into the vagina. But, remember, it only takes one healthy sperm to fertilize an egg. ...Read more
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Fibroadenoma. Doctor asked me to have an FNA. What can I expect if FNA also confirms fibroadenoma? Is the next step is removal. Also I plan for pregnancy. Should I get it removed before pregnancy?
I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort and Lower abdominal pain. All these is happening 6 days after protected sex with a condom on. Is it pregnancy?
Not lijely: Not likely, too early. Consider s medical check up to be seen for other potential causes. ...Read more
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
Crepitus: Crepitus is a sound, not a diagnosis. This sound description can apply to noises from the joints, tendons, skin, lungs, etc. Hence, it depends on where the crepitus originates. If unsure, start with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more
I do not know how old you are. Age is important for health question like this.
advise for a 20 years old, will not be the same as the advise for a 40, 0r 60 years old.
eat healthy, eat more vegetables and fruits, exercise every day, even by simple walking.
if you are above 40 years old make sure your doctor check your cholesterol, and your sugar, your prostate, and your thyroid function.
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Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Sure: I hope your intentions are good asking for a hug. I love to hug my patients and usually I am the one who initiates it and so far have not had a problem with any of patients. I don't just hug them out of the blue but I spent quality time with them to make them ready for that. You should probably do that with your doc as well, rather than asking him to hug you w/out any warning. ...Read more
Exercise then eat.: Would be better to exercise before a meal than after. First, your energy would come from your fat stores and not from the carbohydrates you’d just eaten. Second, your exercise can create a caloric deficit that you can refill with lean protein and complex carbohydrates. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Dr. Amy slear, md is a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Slear currently teaches residents at the new york harbor va and at glen cove hospital. You can learn more about dr. Slear here: http://belaray. Com/blog/. ...Read more
Radiologist: You can always ask to have consultation with radiiologist who interpreted study. Radiologist would be very knowledgeable since he reads these studies and would be a second opinion, ...Read more
Yes, but a risk: It sounds like you are trying to treat a stomach acid problem, using pantoprazole and Peptac. They both reduce gastric acidity. The Peptac, though, because its active ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and other problems of excessive sodium intake if take too often. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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Ask around: People you could ask include your primary care doctor, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami. Org, nmha. Org and dbsalliance. Org. ...Read more
Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Rachel ellis is board-certified specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face. Dr. Ellis works closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of treatment and is dedicated to helping you achieve a natural post-surgical look. You can learn more about dr. Rachel ellis here: http://eye. Belaray. Com/. ...Read more