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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Social vs race: Socioeconomic vs race places a part in addiction. In middle eastern population addiction was high with either ingesting or smoking opium vs alcohol or cocaine. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients for an eastern indian cold remedy?

What are the ingredients for an eastern indian cold remedy?

Here is one.: Here is one east indian remedy for the common cold. Mix jaggery (or gur - a sugar found in india) with 200 grams of coriander seeds into a paste and then add water. Boil & inhale vapors four times a day. ...Read more

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

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 more

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What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

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 more

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Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Do all middle eastern ethnic / religious groups get them foreskins cut off of their sons?

Almost all: Circumcision is routinely practiced by muslims and jews, but not necessarily by all people in the middle east. ...Read more

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Hi good morning am Stacy Coates form Antigua the eastern Caribbean island how are you doing I have a question please?

Hi good morning am Stacy Coates form Antigua the eastern Caribbean island how are you doing I have a question please?

Request or post: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and answer your question personally. Otherwise, feel free to post your question here in the free HealthTap forum! ...Read more

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Are western men lacking in testosterone moreso than eastern men?

Are western men lacking in testosterone moreso than eastern men?

Both places: Hi. Some men are lacking in testosterone in BOTH places...they're the ones with all the guns and who subjugate women. ...Read more

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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 more

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What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?

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 more

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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?

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

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sideburns as a girl of middle eastern descent?

How do I get rid of my sideburns as a girl of middle eastern descent?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal works well but middle eastern descent may need more sessions because of skin color. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Depends: Depending on what exactly is in your water. High mineral content water can actually be good for you if the minerals are beneficial ones. Magnesium, calcium, and such are good for you. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it ok to take a family cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with the zika virus outbreak? My children are 7 and 10.

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

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I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

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 more

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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?

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

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