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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have oil type of scalp, i wash it everyday , however i know its not healthy, advice please which organic shampoo to use?
Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Have acid reflux, dislike drinking water due to taste sensitivity. What are drink options? I drink apple juice but not all that healthy. Advice?
Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?
GERD DURING PREGNANC: GERD can happen in any trimester of pregnancy more common in second and third trimester.Eat smaller meals more times than two or three meals a day,after you eat wait 2to3hours before you lie down,avoid late night snacksavoid spicy foods,chocolate and mint.If symptoms worse at night raise the head of the bed 6to8 inches.You can take Mallox,Rolaid or Mylanta Avoid antacids containing sodium Bicarb ...Read more
When I was in the Marines I was a runner its been years and I'd like to start jogging again to loose weight and stay healthy any advice?
Straight stuff: Find some way of exercising that you like, and do it a lot, preferably with friends. Don't smoke. Easy on the table salt. Monitor your cholesterol and eat a diverse diet of whatever you please if it's in a decent range. Love others and cherish every minute of life. Ignore most other pop / media health claims and do your own thinking on solid evidence. That's it. Enjoy your life. ...Read more
5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?
Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more
I'm going to drink a lot of water and eat healthy too! any advice on how else to reduce cellulite?
Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www.Cynosure.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer