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Right-sided aortic area murmur that increases when standing? Heard at lower intensity at erb's point. No apical murmur. What is it?
Injured 2 1/2 years ago...C5/c6 nerve root damaged at erb's point in plexus. What signs and symptoms will I get? I need a concrete diagnosis!
Excess: Often when a behavior becomes excessive it is because it is being used as means to cope or avoid situations and people a person feels threatened by or does not have the faith to deal with. This then becomes a habit, like excessive drinking or eating that takes you away from the conflicts in your life temporarily. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cleanliness is...: ...Closer to godliness? It really depends--if you have a rough/sweaty/dirty job, then it may be necessary. If does not interfere with your social life, or alter your skin (dry it out / make it greasy, etc.), then should be ok. ...Read more
Sure: Why not? Starting is the key. Take it slow and easy, and enjoy the ride. ALWAYS wear the helmet, properly secured. Be aware of your surroundings, and others on foot, cycles and boards. Have fun. Good Luck. ...Read more
Expand options: Take inventory and ask yourself, "am I overwhelmed by too much" or "am I stuck and stagnent"? If you are overwhelmed by too much going on in your life, consider cutting back and making life more manageable. If you feel stuck, consider making a change in your life so you begin a new adventure or stimulate yourself in a healthy way. ...Read more
Seek care: Cough is a normal reflex to clear the lower airway. However, if cough continues beyond 6-8 weeks or is associated with other symptoms, an uation is necessary. Gagging or vomiting after severe coughing can be seen in asthma and whooping cough (pertussis). Stomach acid reflux can trigger coughing and have associated gagging. A cough specialist such as a pulmonologist or allergist can help. ...Read more
Many benefits: You get continued benefits from exercise, metabolic changes, calorie expenditure, improved mental health from any and all exercise. Most of these benefits can be accrued with less than an hour of moderate intensity exercise/ day. Some can be gained with less like an hour or two a week. There are still some benefits such as increased fitness and weight control with more than an hour a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But you need to make the decision that you are not going to let it affect you. It is no different than living through and getting past other psychological traumas such as child abuse, child sexual abuse/rape, battered wife, etc. You may need a professional to assist you in this quest if it is still a problem and you are in your early 30's. Time to take hold of your own life and let the bullies go! ...Read more
BP plus symptoms.: BP becomes an emergency when it is accompanied by signs or symptoms of ongoing end organ damage such as stroke / heart attack / active kidney damage / etc. The kidney damage issue not always easy to tell. BP elevation needs to be considered in context - what is your baseline, why do we believe it is elevated, what meds have or have you not bee taking, etc. You should discuss with your doc. ...Read more
WEIGHT!: Variable, must consult a dietician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably yes: But how many is too many depends on what problems you are having. If you just had a complicated cancer surgery, you could have had a couple before surgery and another after surgery when you have healed well. If you have bleeding from abnormal blood vessels, they might need to look again. If you have scores of polyps they might need to scope a couple times to get all. Best to ask dr. Why again? ...Read more
Antibiotic Resistant: Dr Giannone discussed tolerance and tachyphylaxis, BUT also consider antibiotic resistance as another phenomenon in which the body "gets used to medication" The scenario commonly seen today is the use of antibiotics haphazardly for viral upper respiratory infections. Antibiotics should be used for bacterial infections and saved for clinical scenarios that fit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers