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Lately I am having dizzy spells. First my vision is affected? Then my ears get plugged up and ithen I have twitching, my legs go out from. Under me. I start seeing black and if I don'tt hold on to something I fall dow
Orthostasis: The symptoms you describes sounds like you may be having low blood pressure when you are standing, the causes may be many, most commonly certain blood pressure medications can do it, diabetics can develop autonomic dysfunction, certain cardiac conditions, etc, talk to your pcp immediately so that they can find out the cause. ...Read more
Nonspecific finding: An increased RDW indicates the presence of increased variability in red cell size. An increased RDW is commonly found when there is a nutritional deficiency (eg, iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin B12), resulting in variability in red cell endowment and, therefore, size. However, the finding of an increased RDW is not specific for any one abnormality. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Very complex.: Hormones, emotions, communication, all paly into enjoyment of sex. You need to discuss this with your doctor. Certain meds, ie prozax and other ssris do this: make climax difficult to achieve. If you have emotional distance, it will be harder. Then you may need to talk to a psychologist. Sex is quite complicated, and has become, more so. ...Read more
Some do: It is a position used by some and only possible when their hip socket allows it. I try to discourage it after age 4 as it promotes the interning of the feet from the hip socket, That in-toeing can be cancelled out by having them sit cross-legged. ...Read more
Risk of B12 shots: No. Except it is an injection and may cause some pain. Vitamin b 12 is a water-soluble vitamin, which means if you have enough in your body the excess will pass in the urine. It can also be given in oral form, but absorption is unpredictable, and nasal spray which is comparable to shots but costs more. There is no contradiction except i don't recommend in children and young adults as they don't need it. ...Read more
You can check with: Your pharmacist, Pharmer. Org or look through a physician's desk reference to try to determine what the pills is. I would dispose of it. ...Read more
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more
Baby wipes: Baby wipes are good for a quick wipedown, paying special attention to the armpits and groin area. ...Read more
Can you give me a brief description or meaning of an acute illness w/ systemic symptoms & examples of these illnesses.
I'm having some speech disorders, but im not sure what to do. I can't say a work with the R or W in it. Can someone help?
By exercising early, can a pavlovian response be created linking waking-up (even w/o exercise) & a quicker awake/alert-state?
Yes: I wake up at exactly the same time every morning without a clock for my morning run. ...Read more
When is the best time to take a peak flow measurement? B4 or after I take my controller W/LABA? Should I measure morning and night?
Recommendations: You right: better to check twice a day: morning and night. Ant it should be stable. Good luck. ...Read more
Break from continuous pills finally after 3 months of active pill packets w no break? Am i protected this break after 3 months of all active pills?
Protection is: Only during the period you are on the pills ...Read more
Starting diet w/ family 2morrow but book, Says to eat every 4hours which is fine but we all wake up late, so dinner would be 9, I go to @ 10 is bad?
You Vil Obey Or Else: Sometimes you'll get a prescription to take a certain medication every 4 hours, but does that mean you have to wake yourself up at 3am to take a dose? Except under some very specific circumstances, no. And in the case of your diet, NO. Be a little flexible with yourself. You don't want to burn out on it because it's too much of a hassle, do you? Just make sure it's close and you adhere to the calories ...Read more
My primary dr is in solo practice & often overbooked. Seems I can never get an appt w/him soon enough when I am sick. What should I do? Switch drs.?
Tough question.: If you really have a good relationship with your provider and would like to continue seeing him.... Consider helping him get better. Why don't you call him and /or his business manager and have a brief meeting with them together to express your concerns. ...Read more
I know males generally stop growing around 21 but my brother grew an inch, likely sometime b/w 23-26. Is that possible or is there an issue/problem?
Yes,its possible.: No problem unless he continues to grow as he gets older ...Read more
Is cncer risk + tan effect identical w/ 10mins sun w/o sunscrn vs 30mins sun w/ spf3 vs 80mins sun w/ spf8 etc? I kno all risky but what minimzes risk
I've been with my partner for 8 years and I was just diagnosed with trick following the symptoms. Is it possible he had it that long w/o infecting me?
No: Not at all likely he had it for 8 years and just now he infected you? ...Read more
Thought adults can in no way grow noticably taller after 25 but seeing some online posts of people growing @ 35, 40 w/no other changes. What causes it?
You are correct.: Adults can't grow taller once arm & leg bone growth has stopped, usually at the end of adolescence or in early adulthood. There's a condition called "acromegaly" caused by excessive amounts of growth hormone that can cause excessive long bone growth in young people and growth of other bones in adults. It's accompanied by many "other changes." Don't believe everything you read on social media! ...Read more
How do I find the right federal qualified health center in my area to help me apply for medical? Also, what do I ask them when im on the phone w/ one?
Let your fingers do the walkin' ... Online. You can check out information and apply via here:
http://www.Dhcs. Ca. Gov/individuals/pages/default. Aspx
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Read 95% of people stop growing b/w 16-20. When do other 5% stop & why do they keep going? Does it eventually stop or can they keep growing for 10+ yrs
Jolly Green Giants: Yes, of course you keep growing. You know that! Your hair, your nails, your skin cells, your bone marrow, your liver cells, your lung cells, in fact just about every cell in your body (there are exceptions). Each person is genetically programmed to reach a certain height and general bone structure, which will optimize given the best environmental conditions(like nutrition, sanitation, education,etc) ...Read more
What is the difference between a fbg of 70 and that of 69, and could the fbg drop lower the longer you go w/o eating? When do you experience symptoms?
Maybe: Symptoms may develop if you go a long time without eating. Diabetics are more susceptible to this if they take their meds and don't eat. Nondiabetics have effective regulatory mechanisms which help to regulate the blood sugar if you don't eat for a short period. Low blood sugar in the morning is normal because you haven't eaten overnight. No big difference between 69 ; 70. ...Read more
I am 46 years old. In the last 17 mos I've lost 190 lbs. From 1997-2015 my weight varied from 200 on up & topped out at 354 lbs. I have taken my w?
You've gone thru a l: Ot. While you mention yr weight changes you leave out much information. You should see a good doctor somewhere and give a thorough history and have a complete physical exam. Any tests that have been performed should be taken with you. Good luck! ...Read more
Should i be worried about my 13 mth old.She's not walkung notvstanding w/o support and when I try help her she jyst wants to sit back down most the tim?
not walking: Many 13 mo old babies are not walking yet. However, if baby is still not doing some walking by 15 mo it would be time to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I slept with my ex on 3/22 and w/ my bf since 4/11. Pg test on 4/23 was neg. Weeks estimator test yesterday was pos. W/ 5 wks. Could my ex be the fathe?
Nature: You got pregnant after your last period. So, if you had a period after 3/22 your BF is the father of your baby. ...Read more