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Can excessive use of television and other electronics be harmfull ?

Can excessive  use of television and other electronics be harmfull ?

Yes: Television and other "screen time" decreases attention span, decreases the quality of relationships, and takes time from necessary things including exercise or preparing healthy food. Theories about harmful effects such as cancer haven't been proven. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Can constant use of electronics such as ipads and iphones damage your eyesight?

Can constant use of electronics such as ipads and iphones damage your eyesight?

Use of electronics: Will not damage your eyes. If you use them too much, your eyes can get fatigued and you may develop symptoms of eye strain. Give yourself frequent breaks when using any type of electronic equipment. ...Read more

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Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Unanswered: Some studies point to an association, while other see no correlation. The american academy of pediatrics warns against excessive electronic media exposure, but not because of increased adhd, but because of increased aggressiveness in those exposed to too many hours of violent video games or media. ...Read more

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Can prolonged usage of android (methyltestosterone) phones and laptop lead to health problems due to exposure of rays, etc. I'm 19 n I sit 7 hrs wid my gizmos...?

Can prolonged usage of android (methyltestosterone) phones and laptop lead to health problems due to exposure of rays, etc. I'm 19 n I sit 7 hrs wid my gizmos...?

Million $ question: The best we can sayfor now is....We don't know. There is no evidence, so far, that the radiation produced by cellphones and other eletronic equipments produce health problems. ...Read more

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Excess sleeping and laziness, even after doing regular exercise.. Any remedy for reducing sleep hours?

Excess sleeping and laziness, even after doing regular exercise.. Any remedy for reducing sleep hours?

Find why: Anemic? Depressed? Malnourished from a "pop" diet? Overweight? Sleep apnea? Porphyria? Hypothyroid? Any other symptoms? Dropped libido points to hemochromatosis / pituitary adenoma. Parasomnia such as restless legs? I had a colleague's career almost ruined by that one before it was diagnosed. Carbon monoxide? Early ms? Hypercalcemia? Don't treat the symptoms, man -- find the cause! ...Read more

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I have jumbled words and poor short erm memory also horrible fatigue. I sleep plenty exercise and take naps. Brain cancer in family? Brain scan ??

I have jumbled words and poor short erm memory also horrible fatigue. I sleep plenty exercise and take naps. Brain cancer in family? Brain scan ??

Cognitive issues: need to be assessed by your doc who may refer you to a neurologist. After diagnosis a neuropsychollgist can test you and let you know what to do to help the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Good day. Please i need information on obesity. 30 hazards of obesity syndrome. 25 therapeutic measures for obesity syndrome ?

Too much : Cannot fit all that you asked for in a 400 character limit answer. In general, obesity has many bad effects on the body including putting stress on the heart, joints, and on the pancreas. The only way to make these stresses better is to improve fitness and lose weight. See your doctor and/ or dietitian for advice as to how to do this safely and effectively. ...Read more

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Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

Can watching a lot of tv or using the computer increase the risk astigmatism?

No: Using your eyes will not change your glasses prescription. Eyes slowly change shape over time but the causes for this are undetermined. There is no relationship between activities using the eyes (like reading, using the computer and so forth) and the type or amount of change. ...Read more

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Can intense daily exercise and self conditioning (for example auto suggestions) removes all ADHD symptoms? I'm 34 and can't focus more than 45min.

Can intense daily exercise and self conditioning (for example auto suggestions) removes all ADHD symptoms? I'm 34 and can't focus more than 45min.

both help: But it is unlikely that it will remove all symptoms. I would recommend talking to your doctor about medication in combination with exercise and auto-suggestion treatments. ...Read more

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Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

No -more aware: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. In patients with myopia this can happen at an earlier age. Fatigue has nothing to do with fatigue or use of eyes. ...Read more

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How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

How can physical/mental health problems of heavy childhood pressure lead to?

It depends on: What you mean by heavy childhood pressure. There are always pressures on children as they grow and develop. How much pressure is too much varies from child to child. Reasonable expectations and some encouragement to accomplish their best is healthy, if you push too hard it can be unhealthy and have negative consequences. Finding the right balance is every parent's greatest challenge. ...Read more

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What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)

What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)

Genetics.: Hi, Thank you for your question. This might just be due to genetics. You should still continuing living healthy. Very impressive. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions. Dr. M ...Read more

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Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Several studies: There are a number of studies on this topic that both obesity and diabetes are related to sugary drink consumption. Here are links to a couple: http://www.Cnn.Com/2013/03/19/health/sugary-drinks-deaths http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/. ...Read more

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I'm using duromine for 3 weeks with balanced diet and exercise struggling to breath in deep. Is it the pills and exercise all of a sudden? Dangerous?

I'm using duromine for 3 weeks with balanced diet and exercise struggling to breath in deep. Is it the pills and exercise all of a sudden? Dangerous?

YES,YES,YES,Stop: Primary pulmonary hypertension (pph): a rare, frequently fatal disease of the lungs, pph has been reported to occur in patients receiving a combination of Phentermine and Fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine. The possibility of an association between pph and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; rare cases of pph have been reported in patients taking Phentermine alone. Discontinue ...Read more

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Can I use exercise to compensate for lack of sleep?

Can I use exercise to compensate for lack of sleep?

Insomnia: Exercise makes you feel more alert, but do not compensate for lack of sleep. Enough sleep when you feel rested, makes to balance your body and mind. ...Read more

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Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Yes: Online addictions, whether for action games, online porn, chatrooms or many other activities can be serious and damaging to quality of life. Many addiction programs have now started special programs for those with these kinds of problems (called 'process' addictions). They sometimes reflect another underlying psychiatric problem, sometimes not. See an addiction specialist (aaap.Org or asam.Org). ...Read more

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Is caffeine bad for you if combined with good nutrition and sleep habits?

Is caffeine bad for you if combined with good nutrition and sleep habits?

Probably ok: Caffeine doesn't seem to have detrimental long term effects (in doses under about 400mg/day), but for some people can cause anxiety, mild dependence, and other unpleasant symptoms; it can be dangerous for people with underlying conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep I've tried so many ways .. Over the counter pills, meditation, all lights out no phone or iPad by bed, light music, etc.. ?

Why can't I sleep I've tried so many ways .. Over the counter pills, meditation, all lights out no phone or iPad by bed, light music, etc.. ?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene is best option. Sometimes, medications are used on as needed basis. Evaluation by your doctor to rule out treatable causes of insomnia is needed first. Google the words "Sleep Hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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How can limiting ones intake of saturated fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

How can  limiting ones intake of saturated fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

If calories are less: Limiting one's intake of saturated fats helps fight against obesity only if the person is not eating non-saturated fats instead. Fats are fats, so saturated fats have the same number of calories as non-saturated fats. Substituting one fat for another fat won't change obesity. One would have to substitute with protein or whole-grain carbohydrates, to get fewer calories and loose some body fat. ...Read more

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