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Elena (my grandmother) can't sleep well. She sleeps like 3 hours at night. How can I help her?

Elena (my grandmother) can't sleep well. She sleeps like 3 hours at night. How can I help her?

Can't sleep: Talk to her doctor about this & see if she need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. ...Read more

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Is vidian neurectomy an option? Have tried everything over 15yrs, even sinus surgery. Out of options. Is a vidian neurectomy currently available in GA?

Is vidian neurectomy an option? Have tried everything over 15yrs, even sinus surgery. Out of options. Is a vidian neurectomy currently available in GA?

Vidian neurectomy: An old surgery revisited, now with better results in selected patients of hard-to-control rhinitis who have tried different treatment modalities and failed, however needs to be performed by an experienced surgeon in that area, but let me suggest that you see an allergist/Immunologist first if you haven't done so already, also get a second or even a third opinion from experts before you committ ...Read more

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What is eleval prescribed for?

What is eleval prescribed for?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Elavil (amitriptyline) is a medication for depression, but is also used for other conditions such as chronic migraine headaches and nerve pain. ...Read more

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How do external events affect my mood?

How do external events affect my mood?

External events/mood: Happy events elevate mood, sad ones lower mood, since people are reactive. ...Read more

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I've lose 65 pounds without even trying?

Have you been ill?: Have you made changes in your lifestyle? If this is un-explained -then please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I want to know the meaning of hb- elect?

I want to know the meaning of hb- elect?

Hgb electrophoresis: A blood test that identifies the different types of hemoglobin in the blood. Can help diagnose sickle cell; thalassemias; or otherwise sort out cause of some anemias. For more information, see: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003639.Htm /// or: http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hemoglobin-electrophoresis. ...Read more

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How often should I give my son an emema?

How often should I give my son an emema?

Never: Unless there is some specific reason your child's doctor instructs you to give them one, there is no reason for you to ever give your child an enema. ...Read more

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Should I try Adorna or don't even bother?

Should I try Adorna or don't even bother?

Own risk: No controlled studies have been done.

Some women report transient swelling, and are happy.

It is certainly only transient, lasting for 8+ hours by reports.

Don't purchase a large supply if you are going to try it!! ...Read more

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Even after excercise my weight remains same?

Even after excercise my weight remains same?

Losing weight: Doesn't quite work like that. Even if your weight were to be lower right after exercise, it is just from sweat loss. In order to track weight loss, weigh yourself at the same time (preferably in the morning) every day. Chart your weight over time, and you will pick up the trend. Don't worry, weight fluctuates day to day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is one of my eyea bigger than the other?

Why is one of my eyea bigger than the other?

Eyelid differences?: In most cases, when there is the appearance of one eye being bigger, there is simply a lid position difference between the two eyes. If the eyeball was truly bigger, it would likely have a dufferent glasses prescription (more nearsightedness). Things pushing the eye forward could also make it look bigger. Some examples include enlarged muscles, inflammation, tumors. I would discuss w your doc. ...Read more

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Can I continue to grow even after I turn 20?

Can I continue to grow even after I turn 20?

Girth - yes: In girth - yes. Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing bugs that are not even there?

Why am I seeing bugs that are not even there?

Warrants evaluation: If you see objects which are not present that warrants medical evaluation. Sometimes this can be related to mental health or medical conditions. ...Read more

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Why am I getting fat even though I'm exercising?

Why am I getting fat even though I'm exercising?

Is your caloric: Intake higher than calories burned? Is it fat or muscle ^? ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes feel fat even though I'm not?

Why do I sometimes feel fat even though I'm not?

Perception.: Sadly, in america being thin is prized. Thin people are extensively used a role models (see ffilm, advertising etc). As a result, someone can come to perceive only thin people as being "normal". Our perception of healthy becomes warped. My guess is that you scrutinize your body and weight a little too much. How about aiming for healthy rather than thin? Take care. ...Read more

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Why do some people have odor even when they shower?

Why do some people have odor even when they shower?

Bromhidrosis: Some people have apocrine glands that secrete oils that are more pronounced than others. These oils are broken down by bacteria, causing a pungent odor. ...Read more

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Been anxcious all the time even about little things?

Been anxcious all the time even about little things?

Is this new?: Many things can cause anxiety including an anxiety disorder, of course, but also thyroid problems, too much caffeine, nicotine or any other substances, any new medications, new stress in your life. My question would be whether or not this is brand new anxiety or if you've had it for awhile. Treatments include psychotherapy, medications, relaxation strategies. I"d be happy to talk more with you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose 15 or even more pounds?

How long does it take to lose 15 or even more pounds?

Slow and steady: It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well. With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan. ...Read more

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Just forget it u people can't even read the question?

Unhaopy: I am sorry did not see a question tagged by you will gladly try. Will need to send again. ...Read more

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Why do I gain weight even when I do exercise each day?

Why do I gain weight even when I do exercise each day?

Many causes: You may be eating too much for the amount of exercise you are doing or are not exercising with enough intensity or enough time to get the benefits. Could also be hormonal, thyroid, medications. See your doctor and get checked out if you have not recently. ...Read more

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Can a man still reproduce even after they had a stoke?

Can a man still reproduce even after they had a stoke?

Yes: Even if your ability to maintain an erection and ejaculate has not yet recovered, a stroke would not have affected sperm production. However, many medical conditions that predispose one to a stroke are also linked to a low sperm count. If you are trying to conceive your doctor can perform a sperm count and offer detailed advice. ...Read more

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Hurts to sit, lay down, and even stand up, what to do?

Hurts to sit, lay down, and even stand up, what to do?

Need more info: Where does it hurt? And need details about the pain. It is best to see a doctor and have it evaluated, diagnosed and the it can be treated. ...Read more

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Do trigger events cause mental health issues to start?

Not necessarily: There are some mental health issues that are biological; however, it is usually in a grey area in terms of nature and nurture. There is usually something that triggers a mental health issue, but there had to be something there to be triggered in the first place. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks (event coming up)?

I want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks (event coming up)?

Your goal weight: Loss rate is too steep to be healthy. Try setting goal for 1 up to max of 2 lbs per week average. Insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How to lose 10 pounds in a week? Is this even possible?

How to lose 10 pounds in a week? Is this even possible?

For most people,: That would be more rapid than is desirable health -wise. If may be ok for someone who is extremely overweight. A goal of 1 to 2 pounds per week - is healthy ; attainable for most. ...Read more

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How do I last longer in bed? I last not even one min : (

How do I last longer in bed? I last not even one min : (

Practice: Lasting longer is all about mental control. Practice on your own (yes, that means masturbate), or (safely) with your female partner, concentrating on delaying climax (that feeling where you have to finish) as long as possible. Just like with a sport, the more you practice, the better you'll be. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I get freckles even when wearing SPF 60 every day?

Why do I get freckles even when wearing SPF 60 every day?

Sun exposure: Freckles are genetically based and sun induced. For some people it does not take a lot of sun to cause freckling. Also it is good that you use sun screens but they do not block 100% of the sun. Also remember that most sunscreens start losing there effect after 90 minutes of being out in the sun. ...Read more

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How come I choke even though I chew the food really good?

How come I choke even though I chew the food really good?

Get checked!: Your symptom is concerning and deserves to be addressed by your doctor. The digestive tract is long and complex, but the early portions will likely reveal the problem. There may be other organs such as the lymph tissues or thyroid that physically impinge on the digestive tract or there may be nerve controls involved. You are young and your nutritional status may be suffering! ...Read more

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