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See your doctor: If you haven't been evaluated yet by your doctor, that might be a good place to start. There are so many reasons for memory problems. Your doctor can evaluate what's going on and take it from there. Often memory problems can be improved, but it helps to be evaluated by a professional. Keep in mind that nobody's memory is perfect. ...Read more
Outward interest: It might be helpful to switch your cognition (thinking) about your situation. Try this: focus on others--the needs of a potential employer and your interest and ability to help meet those needs. The same suggestion applies to social settings. Don't think about failing. Be interested in and curious about others. Ask them questions and pay attention to their life stories. Therapy can also help. ...Read more
Consistency: Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaids, if diabetic manage it well, and like everyone it helps to have a little bit of good luck too. Get a nephrologist (kidney doctor) who will look for ways to slow/prevent loss of kidney function, and if needed prepare for end stage kidney disease. ...Read more
Yes: Ejaculating inside is the most powerful way to become pregnant. ...Read more
See below: Get an independent lab to run tests on you and speak to your boss. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is a urine test and you are not a habitual user. I assume you are referring to marijuana. Thc will be detectable for about 13 days in the urine for a recreational one time use. If there is chronic use, there have been reported positive tests for as long as 90 days from last use. If it is a hair test though, it will be detected until you cut the hair from the exposure time. ...Read more
Myvkindeys started failing in november ivdrink lots of water but they still hurt what could be wrong?
I'm quite hopeless in my studies. My grades are failing, Tell me what meds that may enhance memory and cognition. I am willing to take risks.?
Exam: Please get a comprehensive physical and psychological evaluation from your private physician. Taking "risks" is NOT a viable option nor advisable. ...Read more
8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!
The percentiles of normal growth may vary with age. If he is otherwise well and following his curve and meeting milestones, he probably is fine. I would recommend a variety of solids and introducing food types several times.
Are his stools normal? Please check that his newborn CF screen is negative. ...Read more
I had a very good memory. Now I can't concentrate at all, when someone explains to me, it takes a while. I feel like my head is empty. And I am failing?
See your MD: I recommend that you see your MD for an exam and discussion of how you feel. ...Read more
Absolutely: Once the liver starts to fail there are several consequences that can and will contribute to other organs starting to fail. Unlike the kidney, we don't have broad applications for liver replacement therapies like dialysis, so once a liver starts to fail, transplant becomes the only option. If alcohol is the main contributing factor to the liver damage, abstaining from alcohol can improve function. ...Read more
You'll know: You'll feel terrible, you'll be sick to your stomach and you will notice the whites of your eyes being unmistakably yellow when viewed in the sunlight. You may have discomfort in the right upper quadrant. None of these are specific. Early liver disease is often discovered on labs. If someone has warned you but scientific labs are normal & you feel okay, seek another opinion. ...Read more
Related to POTS:
It is a test of autonomic nerve function. Because of low blood pressure the circulation to the nerves is faulty and the nerves that control sweat are not working.
Eating 6 small meals a day, avoiding, alcohol, and high carbohydrate meals, eating your water by eating vegetables through the day every 3 hours, and exercising, while lying down if necessary can be helpful. ...Read more
Jaundice: Accumulation of fluid in the belly, vomiting of blood, eyes becoming yellow, mental confusion from high ammonia and worsening liver tests. ...Read more
Yes: In addition to drug choices, there are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that support kidney function. There are also therapies that help as well, such as detoxification programs, as there are many chemicals and heavy metals that impair kidney function. I always advise that these programs should be done under a physicians supervision. ...Read more
No urine: The ultimate way to tell, (and then it's probably too late), is no urine output. Before that happens you could have either lower output of urine than normal, or higher output than normal. You might also notice swelling of your body. However, those symptoms can be caused by things other than crappy kudneys, so don't assume. You can also get blood tests that check kidney function specifically.... ...Read more
Not that simple: There are two main components of obessessive-compulsive disorder (a type of anxiety disorder): (1) intrusive and inappropriate thoughts, impulses, or images that cause a lot of anxiety or distress, and (2) repetitive behaviors (including mental "acts") that a person feels driven to perform in response to the obsession (or according to rigidly applied rules). There is even more to this diagnosis. ...Read more
No number: Sometimes people have "acute" problems with their kidneys requiring dialysis. The dialysis allows the body to get rid of poisons that the kidneys cannot handle at the time. The kidneys may or may not recover, but it will not be related to how many dialysis treatments are done, rather what the underlying problem that damaged the kidneys was in the first place. ...Read more