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High testosterone makes my OCD worse as hell. Can I tell my doc about this? Will he believe considering there is no research on this? Male 30s
Testosterone & OCD: By all means please tell your doc about your experience w/testosterone and OCD. It is important for him/her to know that when thinking about dose and effectiveness. Your doc may have another way to treat your situation or may refer you to a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have a cold sore and my two month old may have touched my lip and then put his hands in his mouth. Are the chances high that he'll get hsv-1?
It depends on...: If a cold sore is freshly oozing, there are lots of viruses there. If it hasn't broken open, or has already scabbed over, there is less chance of viral transmission. Since herpes type 1 virus infections happen to the great majority of people, it is extremely hard, if not nearly impossible, to prevent oneself from being infected during his lifetime. A baby should be checked, if any signs of herpes. ...Read more
Can taking nutraceuticals cause elevated liver enzymes? How do I get my dad to stop taking them? What should I say so that he'll listen? So worried...
Find ethical guide: The glitzy sucker ads that fascinate your dad offer a sense of intellectual superiority and empowerment. He'll continue to waste money on pills that are often not what they are supposed to be. The best remedy is to get him under the care of an ethical local specialist in holistic medicine, preferably a physician or working under one's supervision. This would turn a problem into a major plus. ...Read more
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Find cause: Your physician may repeat this when you off all alcohol and meds for two weeks. Trust this is not high alt from very heavy exercise. If still high, important to rule out hepatitis b, hepatitis c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. All are life-threatening and fairly easy to treat. If still high, seek more guidance; your labs & health may benefit from a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more
Prolactin: A "slightly high" prolactin level should have very little affect on you. Lab data provides a normal range for all studies but they are necessarily indicators for all. If you are feeling OK and your doctor is comfortable with your result you can relax. Your doctor is likely to see you in follow up every 3-6 months and of course he/she will see you more quickly if you a not feeling as well as you sh ...Read more
Hi I currently get average grades at math but I want to get high grades. How can I get better grades?
Hello~ to get higher grades you need to be blessed with superior intelligence (theres a limit to what we each of us can achieve), hard work, and superior teaching.
~ REPETITIO EST MATER SAPIENTIA~
(Repetition is the Mother of Wisdom!)
Good Luck! ...Read more
Hi, I have an oval, thin face I want it to look more round and I kind of have natural high cheekbones what should I do?
Hi, my husband takes his high pressure pill in the morning, what should he do if he forgot then remembered late in the afternoon? Thx.
OK to take it: If he takes one pill a day, he should take it in the afternoon. If he forgets for a whole day, he should just resume his regular medicine regimen in the morning. Blood pressure management is a long-term affair and is unlikely to be seriously compromised by missing a single day. ...Read more
Hi I currently get average grades at math but I want to get high grades. How can I get better grades? I know study time does not increase grades.
Key is understanding: Study time will perhaps slightly increase grades, but what's most important is that you truly understand the concepts taught in class. If you don't understand the concepts, rote memorization will not help you. If your teacher is ineffective, consider hiring a tutor. Once you understand the concepts, then practice-practice-practice problems will increase your speed in test taking. ...Read more
Hi, I have tested my prolactin level and it came as 20. Do I need to worry about it. What is the normal range? How much high level can cause concerns?
Your level is normal at 20
No need to worry but we don't know why was this test done ...Read more
Hi, from 3-4 days I'm constantly having a high Bloodpressure. And I use low Sarton, 100mg and neutrlex of 0.5mg to control it. Tell me any alernate med?
Hi, I hv anxity, saw cardio dr, sed hve borderlne large hart, and slite high blod presure, sed keep good diet and exercse, bt I exercse b4, anxious, help pl?
Blood pressure: You should go to see your doc to figure out why your blood pressure is high and to rule out certain conditions that may explain hypertension at young age. Lifestyle modification is important- decrease salt intake (no potato chips, canned soup/frozen dinner etc), regular exercise, weight reduction, stop smoking and alcohol if you do. Medication can help also reduce your blood pressure. D/w md. ...Read more
Ferritin: Ferritin stores iron and releases it when the body needs it. Cause of increased ferritin include: obesity, hemochromatosis, inflammation, daily intake of alcohol, Leukemia, hyperthyroidism, liver disease (like chronic hepatitis), rheumatoid arthritis, repeated blood transfusions, type 2 diabetes mellitus, iron poisoning & Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Weakness, fatigue, abdominal or chest pain, joint pain & ...Read more
"doubling" is a misnomer. HCG should go up by atleast 50% to suggest a normal pregnancy in 48 hours. If it did, its good, If it didnt, you are likely to have a miscarriage
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Hi a week ago my urine started to smell really foul, high and really bad. What can be the problem?
A urinalysis is a: Very cheap test and may be all you need to figure out what's going on. See your doctor or local clinic for this. ...Read more
Hi my iron ends up regularly high (184) but ferritin levels are always normal (40). Should I worry?
Hi I just got my blood test and my lymphs was 21.8 that is low or high is this something that I have to worry?
No: Lymphocyte daily variations are commonGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi My moms BP is high inspite of medications as prescribed by dr. What can be causing it ans what should she do. Thanks.
Hi I just had 2 embryos transferred both 8 cells one was high quality and one good. Are these good embryos do you think?
Discussion: You mention that one was high quality and one was good quality. That is all the information that we have to go on. I would contact your specialist. They can usually tell you the rating scale of each embryo. They can also give you the associated success rates best on each embryo grade. ...Read more
Hi are high protien diets good for you. My suffers high insulin and was told to go on a protien diet. Please help thankyou pat rodel?
How much Protein: How much protein are we considering a high protein diet? With a high Insulin you want to stay away from processed carbohydrates as well. Increasing your protein in your diet without watching your carbohydrates might not achieve your desired goal. Consult with your doctor or a dietician for more details based on your age, weight, height and desired calorie range. ...Read more
Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.
Common issue: Most fever in infants starts out as a viral illness & many will self heal. The normal effect of fever on breathing rate is to increase it by up to 5 breaths /min/degree. At two the regular rate range is 24- 40. It should not cause baby to look like they are struggling to breathe. As long as baby takes fluids well enough to pee every 6 hrs, home monitoring is ok, if not have eval. ...Read more
Hi, I am 40 years old and my DHEA level is currently 293. Is this too high? Is it normal that I find it difficult to sleep? Thank you in advance, V
See below: That is a normal value of DHEA. If it is associated with hypertension and elevations of other adrenal steroids, then additional evaluation may be necessary. Difficulty sleeping often reflects anxiety. Activities to relief anxiety may be of help, as is avoidance of caffeine containing drinks. In addition, OTC medications such as Zzzquil may be of help ...Read more