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Help Please Want To Avoidcardiac Disease As Dont Want To Die Like My Grandmother
Cardiologist: 1. Don't smoke 2.Avoid obesity induced diabetes. 3. Exercise at least2000kcal aerobic/week 4.If grandmother passed before age 60 and non smoker with dyslipidemia or diabetes, , you have family risk. 5. Hdl below 40 high risk 6.Control risk factors, keep HDL over 40, LDL below 90, triglycerides below 140. See cardiologist/endocrinologist for risk management. I'm terribly sorry about your grandmother. ...Read more
Your doctor can help: He/she can (1) help get you out and keep you out of an abusive living situation; (2) get you proper pain management if this is the issue; (3) give you some guidance on improving interpersonal relationships in a world that's unfair and cruel (this takes a lot of work on your part). One statistic that doesn't vary is that 99% of would-be suicides are very glad 1 year later that they failed. B tuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?
Parents: Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have. He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I can encourage my mom to eat better and exercise more, can we cure her diabetes? I heard u can reverse it from a friend on Facebook
It depends...: Type 1 diabetes can not be cured but some cases of Type 2 can; this is not easy but with major dietary changes, exercise and weight loss many cases of Type 2 have been reversed. Gabriel Cousens MD has found that a raw vegan diet usually has dramatic benefits- see http://bit.ly/14OzP4J & http://bit.ly/SzjnR2 & http://bit.ly/1dlmd23 for details. For this to work, your mom must be motivated!!! ...Read more
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has congestive heart failure, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Fear: Without treatment of significant congestive heart failure you can expect worsening disability and hastening death. As to your question as to why men don't want to go to the doctor it is usually fear of having to deal with the unknown. Reassure him, tell him that you are with him all the way and perhaps he will listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have anyone who wants to take care of me. They expect me to be tough and stick it out. As far as family. Any suggestions to get someone?
Sorry: Maybe a close friend, other family members, a close co-worker. If there's nothing else and you are dependent on others, you might need home nursing care as a possibility. ...Read more
How do I help my dr make the right diagnosis for a motor neuro disease when she doesn't want to help me? Or won't send me to someone who will?
New doctor: If you do not trust your doctor, then you surely should actively seek out another doctor who will help you. ...Read more
Well, actually some : People do elect to be depressed. It meets a need of some sort. Most don't want to be depressed & some just don't know what to do about it. Who is depressed? You or your friend? ...Read more
What to do if i really want a pen pal child with cancer, so that i can give them soneone to talk to. Help?
I need help I'm young and pregnant please help i don't know what to do?? i can't talk to my family about it and no doctors around in easy access
Try this site:: That is scary! Check out these folks who work with youth in all kinds of crises. (I don't know anything about them) See what they have to offer: http://raise.org.au/ ...Read more
I know i need help. I'm too afraid to tell my therapist that i need to b n hospital&don't have friends or family i can talk to. I need it done for me?
How bout a book?: A good book, if you will buy and read it is: "getting the love you need" by harville hendrix. It is an excellent book, i think you may like it. Also, have you tried a support group? If not, i suggest you contact your local nami for a referral. Nami is the national alliance for the mentally ill. Finally, you could have an evaluation to help decide if a medication might be of benefit. Good luck. ...Read more
Can some help me please ? Am young yes i know but i want to know can I have kids or not ? Someone listen to my story and help me out
Please clarify : At age 20, one should be able to become pregnant. What is your specific concern? ...Read more
Good day i have been trying to get a baby hope God can use you to of assistance to me. what are those things you can advice me on dos & dont?
TRYING TO CONCEIVE: Aside from good health & nutrition, TIMING of intercourse is the best way to conceive. This is the 'fertility window'—the 5 days before ovulation to the day OF ovulation. Sperm live for 5 days and eggs for only one. The 'ideal' time for intercourse is 2-3 days before ovulation (25-30% chance of conception). If you do not know your 'window’ intercourse every 2-3 days also increases your chances ...Read more
My son has adhd and I don't want to put him on meds. What are some other things that I can do. I can't get him to do his homework or even go to bed ?
Many behavioral opts: The list of behavioral interventions for ADD symptom improvement is way too long to put into 400 characters. The are literally hundreds of behavioral and environmental adjustments that can help n improvement of ADD symptoms. Go to the AAP website on ADHD or the CHADD website and then look at the sections on non-medication interventions. Also, get a copy of the book "ADD For Parents" by the AAP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depressed and suicidal, don't want parents to know , is there anyway ? Or anyway i can get treatment without doctors? What help could i expect?
Communication: I'm sorry you're going through this. Please talk to your parents. Nobody can read your mind and on the outside you might present better than you feel. Active verbal communication is the key. If your thoughts of suicide become overwhelming you can call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. National suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to kill myself but unlike my life, i want my death to be pain free. Can you recommend any pills that will do the trick?
There is hope: Depression is a serious medical condition with feelings of contact sadness, guilt, unworthiness and hopelessness. The great thing is that help is available through counseling and medication. Talk to your health care provider if you think you are suffering from depression and he/she can get you on a treatment regimen. Or call a suicide help line - such as 800-273-talk (8255). Please get help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my grandma's Alzheimer's is getting to her and we don't know what to do, help!?
This can be very: difficult as there is only so much medications can do at times. See if there are any home nursing programs that can assist. Depending on her behaviors, do not be closed on assisted care facilities, not all are as bad as the movie Happy Gilmore makes them appear. Some are actually very nice. Ask around if you consider this. ...Read more