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No!: The most common reason for people to try to end their lives is depression, a treatable condition. Another is chronic pain, also treatable. Finally, there is terminal illness, when people decide to end their lives before their quality of life deteriorates too far. If you're depressed, I urge you to get treatment. Life seems hopeless when you're depressed, but that can change very quickly. ...Read more
Up to you!:
The term "middle age" isn't in my opinion, a medical term with a clear definition of a start and end point.
I think traditional medical age related associations don't really hold true as often.
We are seeing young patients with diseases of older people, and we have older patients with bodies, health and attitudes of much younger patients.
You are as young as you want to be ;-). ...Read more
Your heart has 2 : Phases, systole and diastole. Systole is when your heart is fully contracted to pump the blood out and diastole is when the heart is relaxed and filling. So end diastolic volume is the volume of blood in the ventricle at the end of diastole. ...Read more
Unknown: I assume you are asking regarding the risk of infection one may incur. Don't assume "high end" means decreased risk of infection. Ask the owner/manager how they clean the instruments, see if your state regulates these and check their license, and ask others who have gone to that salon. Do not shave legs 1-2 days before going for a pedicure; this has been shown to increase chances of infection. ...Read more
Impossible: I am sorry to hear you even have to ask this question. But, there are so many variables that you will not get any valid answer from strangers on the internet. Even physicians would need much more information. The oncologist will have a much more valid answer and insight to this problem. ...Read more
This is a: Physiological adaptation to improve cardiovascular performance as the heart rate increases. It is mediated through catecholamine effects. ...Read more
We need more data:
Your question needs to more specific, I can't understand what your asking. ...Read more
Long ride: The best is sell the small car and buy a bigger one. Better still don't ride in small cars. ...Read more
Urgent you seek help: You have a basic human right not to have this being done to you -- even if you are in a "traditional society." Contact a local women's shelter or the police or another group and come up with a plan to escape. Do NOT tell him you are leaving until you're safely gone. Be strong and know that you're entitled not to be abused. ...Read more
Treat but not cure: Tips: sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain acetaminophen/ nsaids rest! ...Read more
Go for a walk, : Tops, meditation, listen to music that you love. Anything you find relaxing is a good idea. ...Read more
Height: No escaping gravity! It has been shown that you are shorter standing up than when lying down. ...Read more
Rhinovirus: The virus is already in full replication mode. There are home remedies and such.but there is no effective treatment for the rhinovirus. It and only it decides when to stop replicating. Try not to touch your face and mucous membranes with your hands. This is probably the best way to avoid the virus for re time being! ...Read more
There is always help: Get professional help asap. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, call 911 to be transported to the nearest er where they can initiate help. A therapist (who may prescribe medications) can help you work through your problems. Have a neighbor or relative call 911 if you can't bring yourself to do it. ...Read more
Yes: Blood clots if you sit too long. Please get up and walk around from time to keep the blood flowing in your legs. ...Read more
Obtain comprehensive: Psychological evaluation (psychologist or a psychiatrist). You may need meds. If your cutting is associated w substance abuse detoxification, 12 step program or rehabilitation may be needed. Talking therapy is necessary. Find a therapist in your area who does dialectic behavioral therapy (dbt). It is the gold standard. Youll learn new ways to cope. ...Read more
GI consult: Contact your doctor.....upper gastrointestinal work up needed. ...Read more