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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 more
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
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
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 more
What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?
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
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal works well but middle eastern descent may need more sessions because of skin color. ...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.
Can I get Zoloft 100mg from pharmacies because I contacted Medirite; Dischem, John Forbes and Berea Pharmacy in East London; Eastern Cape and they only stock 50mg; also can I get it as chronic medicat
Taking Zoloft 100mg/day without seeing a Psychiatrist can have risks of many side effects.
Let the Wise Man within you ask:
•Reasons for taking Zoloft 100mg/day
•Severity of depression symptoms
•Use of Alcohol
•Need for Therapy
Please see psychiatrist for:
• Intensive Therapy
• Benefits and side effects of Zoloft and other Medications ...Read more
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 more
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
Any: All cardiologists should be aware. An electophysiogist is more likely to help. ...Read more
What is the ideal prophylaxis for plasmodium falciparum malaria at the hilly areas of eastern belt of bangladesh especially chittogang hill tracts?
How do you make sure you bleed at first intercourse? My general doctor says my hymen is intact and I am middle eastern so it is culturally significant
All women are equal.: Some women don't bleed. Only in cases of alleged sexual assault do physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. Everywhere on Earth, we must prevent discriminatory treatment of girls and women. ...Read more
What was percentage of brain damage or delays in children adopted from eastern europe and russia?
Can't give you...: ...A solid number, but it's fairly high, especially in attachment disorders, adhd, and fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more
Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg. Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's).?
What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency? In iraq and Eastern populations?
The sun has to be fairly high in the sky, at least 50 degrees above the horizon, for UVB rays that are needed to produce Vit D to reach the ground, so mid-day is the best time.
For a detailed discussion see http://tinyurl. Com/7kv5pgm
From about 10/10 to early March the sun is never that high so the only way to get adequate D is to supplement- I advise 5000 iu/day.
See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer ...Read more
Hello, drank 10ml of magnesium citrate at 1142p eastern. Bm at 1221a and 4 since, total of 5. Feel nauseous, hot, sweating, and little bloated. Normal
What would a holistic doctor or Asian/eastern medicine doctor say is the reason for a phlegmy tongue? I don't smoke and drink little caffeine??
They say there is: Many different coughs and diagnoses for tongue phelgm depending on yin deficiency or excess, yang deficiency or excess, or triple warmer excess, liver heat rising, damp heat, damp cold & then combine it with pulse analysis & heart findings (stethoscope too) to arrive at a diagnosis. Basically, it's a system in itself that complements chronic conditions that Western medicine uses mainly drugs for. ...Read more
Is the eastern practice of oil pulling safe for MS patients? Looking for natural compliments to my copaxone (glatiramer) and vitamin D3 treatment.
Would caution you: Amazing how many ms patients feel desperate and begin searching for solutions which are promoted online and in alternative journals, most of which are clearly deceptive and bogus. Forget "oil pulling" and gimmicks. If you are not doing well, make sure your vitamin d level is about 50-60ng/ml, avoid smoking, use low fat, low salt diet. Maybe switch to Gilenya or tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more