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Owen and fragile x syndrome. What are my treatment options?

Owen and fragile x syndrome. What are my treatment options?

Confusing question: I know of no "Owen" syndrome, although a certain Owen had Down syndrome and gained notoriety. That and fragile X are permanent alteration in the chromosomes of every cell in the patients body. Treatment is supportive. There is no cure or medication. You discover their strengths and weaknesses and try to promote the best life they can have. ...Read more

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Owen often throws up (abt 3x wk) after meals, usually if he's tired before eating. Not consistent with food allergy. Acts fine after throwing up.

Owen often throws up (abt 3x wk) after meals, usually if he's tired before eating. Not consistent with food allergy. Acts fine after throwing up.

Vomit vs regurgitate: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts &peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. If you have not identified any food triggers to his recurrent episodes of vomit/regurgitation, then evaluation is key to determining if this is a behavioral anomaly that needs to be corrected early, or a disease process that should be fixed. ...Read more

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Pains all over body?

Pains all over body?

Body pain: It is possible that you have fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment or consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Over exercise syntom?

Over exercise syntom?

Soreness +: Overexcercise may damage the muscle, joints, ligaments, tendons etc and all of these may result in soreness, swelling, bruising etc depending on the type and severity of injury. ...Read more

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Is 140 over 64 BP bad?

Is 140 over 64 BP bad?

High BP: It is considered high blood pressure and if persists should be treated. ...Read more

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Aphthoulscer so often?

Aphthoulscer so often?

Probably stress: If you are having recurrent aphthous ulcers, most likely this is due to stress. However, it could be herpes, which also can be induced by stress. Sometimes, recurrent ulcers may also be a sign of HIV infection, so you may want to get an HIV test. Ultimately, if concerned, I would recommend seeing your medical provider to have them confirm the ulcer or perhaps biopsy the ulcer. ...Read more

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How often must I deworm?

How often must I deworm?

Where do you live?: In most industrialized countries, there's no need to "de-worm" in the absence of an evidence-based diagnosis of real infection. In some tropical areas, there are various recommendations depending on the area -- a local physician can advise you. If you've been told you have "worms" by an "independent medical thinker", at least get a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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How often can a man sex?

How often can a man sex?

Depends upon you: A man can have sex as much as he wants and he can. ...Read more

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Icy hot all over my body?

Icy hot all over my body?

Why?????: Why?????? There is specific places in the body that's not supposed to-be exposed to icy hot, like face, premium, scalp. The amount you applied could be critical, theoretical body surface you are applying, the more the body will absorbed, and definitely this kind of medicine Has never been approved to-be safe for a large area. Iwill go back to my first question. Why anybody want to do that.??? ...Read more

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How often should I nurse?

How often should I nurse?

Every 2-3 hours: If you just had your baby, you should plan to nurse at least every 2-3 hours, with a goal of about 8-12 feedings per 24 hrs. It is a good idea to keep track of your feedings in the first week of life. Once your milk supply comes in and your baby starts to take more milk at a time, the feeding frequency declines. This is something your pediatrician will be able to provide further guidance on. ...Read more

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Why do I get b v so often?

Why do I get b v so often?

Bacterial vaginitis: Bv is mainly due to shift overgrowth of your own vaginal organism. Do not do vaginal douches. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic use. They can change your vaginal natural bacterial environment causing BV to grow. Exam and testing is important to rule out other infections. ...Read more

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Can it go away on its own?

Commonly: Usually it will go away but if it persists and causes pain or alteration in function, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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How often should I work out?

How often should I work out?

Varies based on goal: In general, I recommend people exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week. However, this varies greatly depending on current fitness level, desired outcome, other medical problems, etc. Best to consult with your doctor before embarking on any vigorous exercise program. ...Read more

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Can you over dose on helium?

YES!!!: You can overdose on water as well. Helium is a chemical and will poison you. It can cause numbness, burns, seizures, pain, weakness, blurred vision....It is not a toy. Overdose requires oxygen and supportive care. ...Read more

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What is good for a hang over?

What is good for a hang over?

Don't drink.: The best medicine for a hangover is *one ounce* of prevention. I know some folks who have become 100% hangover free, simply by avoiding the consumption of alcohol! the bottom line is this: a hangover is your bodies way of saying, "you poisoned me! " try my medicine. Your body will love you for it. ...Read more

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How often should you shower?

How often should you shower?

Depends: On what your activity level is and how much you tend to sweat. If you exercise and work up a sweat daily, then you should bathe daily. If you rarely exert yourself, you should bathe every few days. It's mostly a matter of personal preference however. See this article: http://www. Nytimes. Com/2010/10/31/fashion/31unwashed. Html? _r=3;pagewanted=1;ref=fashion;. ...Read more

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Is worry taking over my life?

Is worry taking over my life?

Yes: If you are worried about doing to much worrying then the conclusion would be you are worrying too much. Some worry is productive like carrying an umbrella when it looks like rain but constant worry keeps us from being as happy and productive as we could be without the overwhelming anxiety. Don't keep troubles inside-talk to someone and leave the umbrella at home when the sun is out. ...Read more

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How often should I be treated?

For what?: Not sure what you are referring to. ...Read more

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How often should my baby move?

How often should my baby move?

Baby movement: All depends on many factors including your diet and medications, the baby's size. Once a day is usually adequate but even that doesn't mean anything bad because you just might not feel it. ...Read more

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How can I over come my anixety?

Anxiety: Depends on type of anxiety. Start with identifying the source, life style changes, and manage stress, with supportive therapy for guidance. ...Read more

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How often can I use my nubizer?

Answer: Quick-relief medications such as albuterol will help relieve sudden asthma symptoms. They typically begin working 5 to 15 minutes after treatment and can usually be administered every 3 to 4 hours, • long-term swelling, and overproduction of mucus. Control medications that help manage symptoms on a daily basis. Steroids (corticosteroids) are taken once or twice daily and work to control inflammation. ...Read more

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I often catch cold very easily?

I often catch cold very easily?

If you have: Frequent upper respiratory issues would ask if you are around smokers? Have allergies? Have causes for decreased immunity? Your physician can assess. Take care. ...Read more

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How often should I have facials?

How often should I have facials?

Weekly to monthly: If someone has certain problems they're trying to fix such as acne and blemishes then it may be helpful to have a series of facials closer together (ie: every 1-2 weeks) until they achieve the desired results and then try to maintain with monthly facials. Facials can be enhanced with procedures such as microdermabrasion and glycolic peels. ...Read more

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Can over excertion make you ill?

Can over excertion make you ill?

Overexertion: It sure can. There are several issues. If you don't exercise regularly, you will experience greater fatigue, shortness of breath, even faintness. You can also pull or sprain muscles. If you overexert in the heat, you can lose salt from your system and get a specific illness called heat exhaustion. To tolerate heavy exertion you need to be eating well and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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How can I create my own smoothie?

Smoothies: Http://allrecipes. Com/recipes/drinks/smoothies/

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How can I get my kids to open up?

How can I get my kids to open up?

Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of. Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved. ...Read more