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Get Knocked Down
I have a pain in my knee I am 49 years old, the pain started when I fall down and the knee get an strong knock, help me the pain is presented just when I practice excersise.
CRPS L foot, swells. SSwelling even in the morn- Sleep with foot out of sheets (hanging down a bit) so foot doesn't get knocked. Would that cause it?
Problem in chromasms: Babies are supposed to get 23 chromosomes from mom & 23 from dad at he point of conception. In ds babies, an extra # 21 chromosome joins the mix for reasons that are not clear. As the egg grows the extra becomes part of every cell & baby is born with ds & all its problems. We know there is risk of ds for any pregnancy & somewhat higher for mom <17 or > 40. Genetic counseling could give u specifics. ...Read more
Count calories: Calories matter despite what diet you follow. If you limit yourself to about 1000 calories a day and you are reasonably active you can lose about 1/2 pound weekly of fat. This slow steady weight loss tends to stay off as opposed to crash dieting. However some successfully lose weight by fasting every other day. ...Read more
Treat cause: Fever is a symptom of inflammation or infection. Make sure this is not the cause. Fever from a URI or something not convening as much can be brought down by acetaminophen, cold bath, ice in the underarm or groin. Again, find out and treat the cause first before the symptom or else you lose an sign to do anything. ...Read more
See below: Apart from medications, you can lower your blood pressure doing a low salt low fat diet and doing regular physical activity. The current recommendation is 5 times a week, moderate intensity for 30 minutes a day, or a total of 150 minutes a week. Losing weight may normalize your bp. In that case, you should do 60-90 minutes daily of physical activity. ...Read more
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If you are being teated with warfarin for some condition and INR is high, the dose of warfarin needs to be reduced and INR repeated
I suggest you discuss with your doctor what dose of warfarin you should be on according to your INR ...Read more
Lifelong: Downs syndrome is a genetic condition caused by 3 copies of chromosome 21. Being a genetic condition, downs syndrome is a permanent condition. Many of the associated complications with downs syndrome can be fixed or managed with early intervention. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible causes of a cough that worsens when you lie down include gerd or post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. Bronchospasm is another cause of chronic cough. These all have different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
Light therapy is used for newborns who have high bilirubin. Light converts insoluble bilirubin to soluble form that can be excreted in the urine. In the newborn it is a temporary issue. The same does not apply to adults. See this for more info.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002394.htm ...Read more
High bilirubin: The answer depends on why your bilirubin levels are elevated. This can be of no consequence at all in some circumstances or a sign of a serious illness in others. If your bilirubin is elevated, you need an evaluation to find out why. See your doctor soon. You may need to see a gastroenterologist, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Normal healthy people ages 10-30 years can get the stomach flu or food poisoning symptoms from time to time. A patient will usually vomit until her stomach is all empty, which is why it is important to NOT eat or drink anything for a few hours afterwards. Then usual treatment is small amounts of Pedialyte or broth, maybe 1 ounce every 20-30 minutes while awake. If worrisome symptoms, go to the ER. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: You may be experiencing hyperventilating the fact by having the lungs press against the heart when you lean forward after taking a deep breath. Also this might indicate a coronary steel phenomenon with blood vessels in the thoracic neck. Seek medical advice of these symptoms get worse or become more frequent. ...Read more
Not enough details: Please ask your question again, but include details such as where the pains are. For example, a person can have pains in the lower legs, the thighs, the pelvis, the abdomen, the back, etc... Also important are the type of pain and the duration of pain. Remember, healthtap is an informational site, where diagnoses and treatments are not intended. We look forward to seeing your new question. ...Read more
Too critical: Learn and discipline to love yourself above all. The best medicine is endorphin and oxytocin. Daily dose of running, dancing and smiling would give you these medicines known to mankind. A 5mg of valium will initiate your ways to do those things. Practice holding your temper till you improved. ...Read more
Avoid: saturated fats (full fat milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, red meat); trans fats (margarine, crisco)
do eat: lots of fruits and veggies, fish, high fiber foods (whole wheat everything, cereal with high fiber content). There is no magic food which is going to make your cholesterol plummet.
Optional: one alcoholic drink per day can help decrease cholesterol. More is bad for you. ...Read more
Get new friends: Sorry to hear that your friends and truly NOT your friends and if they can not except you for who YOU are then you need to find others that will appreciate you for who you are. GET NEW FRIENDS. No worries ...Read more
Gastric: Assuming you mean serum gastrin level. Cause should be explored. There is a reason for the elevation. Potential causes include medications such as Omeprazole & similar medications, B12 deficiency, stomach cancer, stomach ulcer, pancreas tumor, insulin, kidney failure, tagamet (cimetidine) & similar medications to name a few causes. See your doctor for work-up. ...Read more
A new TipTap: During tantrums such as these make sure your child is safe (ie: put them in their crib) and then ignore the behavior. This is the best way to stop the tantrum and to teach children that kicking and screaming is not the way to get what they want. After the tantrum is over talk about what it is they wanted and stress using words, not hands and feet to ask for it. ...Read more
BMI 18.5-24.9: You are in a normal bmi now of 20.8. That is a more than acceptable weight for your height. The low end of normal for you would be 118 lbs with 159 lbs being at the upper end of normal. In summary, don't worry about losing weight where you are. Look more at toning and building muscle to stay in shape. ...Read more
What would cause my headache to actually get worse when I lay down? It's also keeping me awake...
What do you suggest if I would like to get down to as skinny as I was in 8th grade. Is that possible?
Is this a healthy: Goal? Don't know what your BMI was or is? How about aiming for "healthy". A nutritionist/ trainer could help. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Sometimes a man can get an erection at the wrong time and/or place. What can he do to calm it down asap?
Focus: Trying to consciously focus on what one is doing rather than thinking about it can help. I've heard in some cultures men tie a string around the genitalia & thread it into their pockets. When unwanted arises, the string is pulled & its suppose to get rid of it! Do not recommend this, but this illustration helps place this perpetual problem into perspective. Cooling & tensing the muscles can help. ...Read more
Is it ok to sit down for over 14 hours a day if you get up in walk every 4 hours for at least 2 minutes?
Can your back/ back of the head get "disfigured" (change in shape) if you are laying down in bed too much?
Only as a baby: Once your skull fuses, which is essentially done by two years of age, this problem should not occur. ...Read more
I have a waist pain and it get worst when I sit on the floor or lean down. Can I go to the gym like that?
Doctor can check: A primary care doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or a physical medicine (physiatry) doctor can evaluate to see what is causing the pain. If there is a back and or pelvis strain or sprain, the doctor can advise on treatment and discuss the types and amount of exercise (gym "workouts") one may do without aggravating the original problem/injury. ...Read more
I'm 18 and I don't get 100% erecting it goes about half way and goes back down am I going through puberty?
I decided to lose weight. I'm currently at 181and I want to get down to 145 to 150. How long would it take?
Think Math: At 181, your current maintenance required calories is about 12 calories per pound or 2170 cal per day. Try to limit your daily calorie input to 1200 cal per day. That is a reduction of almost 1000 cal per day. 3500 cal = 1 pound. So, you might expect to lose a pound every 3 1/2 days (about 8 pounds a month). So, be patient, be committed. Have a plan to do this for about 4 months to reach goal. ...Read more
Why is it that when I get out of the shower I need to go lay down because I don't feel too good/very tired?
I'm 16, 5'4" and weigh 144 pounds, I wanna get down to about 120 (ish) pounds in 3 months, is this realistic?
Slow steady loss: Is best if you wish for loss to be sustained. Discuss with your parents and pediatrician first. A goal of 12 pounds over that time frame may be more attainable and sustainable but 24 pound weight loss may be possible. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more
How can I get my butrans patch to stay on longer? The patch is so thin when it wears down it starts to fall off
Butrans patch: This is designed to stay on for 7 days. If its falling off then you can use tape to keep it on. It would make no sense to keep it on longer than 7 days - the design provide for steady drug for 7 days only - therafter it may not deliver the same amount. ...Read more
Why do I keep forgetting to eat I just don't get hungry I had to force food down today cuz I didn't eat in 2 days?
Lost appetite: It sounds like you have lost your appetite. Depending on how long this has been going on -- and whether you're recovering from the flu or some other GI illness -- you need to see your physician about this. Many issues can interfere with appetite. Some have to do with depression and anxiety, and others have to do with more physical illnesses. Best to check things out so you get needed help. ...Read more