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How Bad Does My Gerd Need To Get Before Surgery Becomes A Good Idea
Very bad.: I advise my patients that the surgical treatment for gerd is not for the "casual refluxer". The surgery changes the way that your stomach processes food and is really only a "band-aid" procedure, in that it does not correct the physiologic abnormality that causes reflux. However, if your quality of life is significantly affected by gerd and meds do not control your symptoms, it is a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whoa, wait a minute: Lung transplantation is an avenue of last resort. There are specific indications before considering transplantation which carries with it a whole difference set of medical problems. Generally, the threshold is very high and it is only when life expectancy is very limited, when lung transplantation is considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get a bad headache everytime I wake up from a nap? Is it best for me to eliminate naps or will it get better?
Hello Young Lady: I've missed you stopping by to let me know how things've been going. Wanna go over your headache diary some time? I believe I sent you one, no? Hope you're not working in those hot places anymore. Headaches get significantly worse for every 7 degrees F elevation in temperature. Headaches upon awakening can point to something called hypnopompic type and that could point to something important. ...Read more
How bad does it hurt to get the stitches removed from a septo-rhinoplasty? Is it really bad? Should i take pain medicine before i go to get it done?
Not the worst : I would have someone bring you to the appointment and take 1-2 of the pain pills an hour before you go. There will be some weird pulling/tugging sensations and some suctioning of mucous, allowing you to breathe better after all is removed. Think of how good you will feel once it is done and you will make it through! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not really.: There is no 'procedure' to clean your lungs. The very best thing that you can do for your lungs is to stop smoking. This will also save you money as smoking is expensive! if you have concerns about 'cleaning' your lungs and about smoking cessation, go to a local clinic and discuss your concerns with a provider / doc. Medications, hypnosis, and behavior modification may help. Be well! ...Read more
How can I get my pores open before a clean my face to get everything or most out? What is a toner for does it help ?
Warm water: Good skin care is important. Using warm water before washing can open pores. Using gentle soaps or cleaning treatments will help. I have people using a vibrating brush with special soap to treat their acne. Then rinsing with cooler water. The word toner can men many different products so best to speak with someone skilled at skin care to decide what you might need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to help heal a misaligned pelvis due to giving birth? Does it get better? It hurts after I work in a busy restaurant.
As soon as healed: Tonsillectomy is done when tonsils are enlarged and cause obstruction and infection in the throat. Often times enlarged tonsils cause bad breath too. Surgery is done to remove them and prevent repeated problems. Bad breath is caused by a large number of bacteria in the mouth, especially in infected tonsils decreases as soon as tissues start to heal after tonsillectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Follow your doctor's specific instructions. A few generals tips would be to walk and exercise enough each day so that you are tired at night. If you need to nap during the day, limit the naps to 15-20 minutes and do not nap after mid afternoon. If you sleep too much during the day, you will not sleep at night. If pain interferes with sleep, use your medicine to get comfortable before you go to bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since i got intestinal parasites i always get bad anxiety a week before and after a full moon .What can I do to help this or make it stop ?
We're can I find cheap insurance for young adults .. Asap and how long does it take for the process n all .I need it bad?
How can you get rid of a uti? Does it mean you have waited to long when you start having really bad stomach pains.?
How long will I have anxiety i only got it from smoking i want it to go away for good is it a cure what's the best cure ?
Can it be bad for me to start run in my condition? How do i best start exersise? What can go wrong? Or is it just good for me? Cant just sit & wait.
I don't have access anytime soon to a doctor to get antibiotic. I have this otitis which hurts a lot. How long will it stay and will it end by waiting?
Ear pain: You don't give any details. If you have swimmers ear several drops several times a day will give you relief. If you pull on your ear lobe and it hurts, that could indicate otitis externa. If you've had a cold or URI you may have a middle ear infection as a result. In that case lie on a heating pad and take ibuprofen. Ear infection are self limiting and may cease after a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do now before i get pregnant to make it easier for my body to be in a better condition after birth?
Control weight: One of the issues that is under your control with regard to your well-being after pregnancy is your weight / dietary habits. Many other aspects are much less controllable. You will feel better, physically and psychologically, after pregnancy, if you enter pregnancy at your optimal weight, eat healthy during your pregnancy, and do not gain excessive weight. ...Read more
After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?
How can I get pregnant after having a tubal and do not want to have surgery for a reversal? Is it possible to try something natural?
NO NO: There is nothing natural that will work if your tubes are blocked, you either need a tubal reversal or in-vitro- fertilization, those are the only 2 ways ! ...Read more
How do you get a dr not to think your drug seeking because you didn't have insurance for a long time I'm in pain now and I can't get a doctor to help?
Find pain doctor...: Most doctors don't like to treat chronic pain. The rules for prescribing are a bit tricky and the doctor can get in trouble for not doing it right. If you are experiencing pain, the best thing to do is to see a doctor who is comfortable managing chronic pain. They will prescribe for you if you follow their rules. Don't expect just any doc to be willing to do this. Best wishes! ...Read more
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