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It depends: This region of the world contains dozens of ethnic groups some of which have a lower incidence of alcoholism because of religious prohibitions. The best way to assess your own risk is to look at your immediate family history. If you are from a long line of alcholics, you are definitely at greater risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few: Parasites are uncommon but include fish tapeworms from sushi and the like, hookworms, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, and less commonly tapeworms and roundworms. Food should come from a safe source, be cooked properly and precautions taken out of doors for parasites entering bare feet and from animals excreta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi good morning am Stacy Coates form Antigua the eastern Caribbean island how are you doing I have a question please?
I am eastern orthodox, and the fasting rules have me craving sugar (no animal products allowed for part of the year). Beans and tofu aren't helping.?
Try carbs: Try some rice or bread to replace carbs. ...Read more
Possibly: International surveys have found some populations in the middle east may have slightly increased risks of heart attacks and strokes, based on genetic, dietary and cultural issues. Some risk factors like clusters of blood fat abnormalities or diabetes may also contribute, but smoking is also a major player. Good medical assessment of risk factors and intervention should mitigate increased risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?
Sx without diagnosis: Acupuncture is often helpful for treatment of symptoms even in the absence of clear diagnoses. It can also be used to treat constellations of symptoms which are classified in traditional chinese medicine but which are not recognized in western medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had anterior and posterior repairs done at 3:00pm eastern time My bladder was emptied then. I still haven't urinated. When should I call the Dr?
Now: Urinary retention is common problem some times after a procedure, mostly due to medication effect, bladder function will come back. If it is 8 hrs or so go to ER will catheterize you and send you back home, effects of medication will wear off soon. In men prostatic obstruction is a different problem. ...Read more
Are there health hazards in drinking soft or hard water over a long period of time? I live in eastern canada and the water is hard in my region.
Hey! I have olive skin (middle eastern origin), and I want to lighten my skin so I can have fair skin. Is this possible with lemon? Or should do I something else? Thank you for your help and attention. Kind regards, Josef
Spf, lemon is ok, hq: To help even out your skin tone and make it look it's best, the most important step is to limit sun exposure and wear daily sunblock, preferably spf 30 or higher with zinc oxide. Some at home remedies may include using lemon, but be careful not to irritate your skin which may lead to dark spots. Once you feel tingling from the juice if the lemon, wash it off. Other options include hydroquinone cr ...Read more
Is it ok to take a family cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with the zika virus outbreak? My children are 7 and 10.
ZIKA AND RISK:
Travelling to Zika virus infested areas is of importance if you are planning pregnancy. Otherwise the routine of avoiding mosquitoes bites is what is recommended. The statistics are as below very small for the Virgin islands.
Puerto Rico 7 (88) 2, 474 (98)
US Virgin Islands 1 (12) 21 (1) ...Read more
I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?
Psychology Today: You might want to check www. Psychologytoday. Com and use the "find a therapist" search function in the menu bar. You can enter your community there, and up will come a list of practitioners who might be able to help you. Here's a useful article also: http://www. Psychologytoday. Com/blog/adventures-in-old-age/200904/caregiver-stress-would-you-some-angst-sandwich-generation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My allergies are currently very bad. What do you suggest for relief? I took a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 10 am eastern time this morning. Can I take something now?
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used minimally every 4 hrs at the correct dose (50mg for adults). Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can help with stuffy congested noses-obtained behind the counter without a prescription from the pharmacy- or better yet, purchase combination longer acting claritin/zyrtec/allegra - d. Consider nose sprays prescribed by your doctor for allergies. ...Read more