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How Can I Tell If My Child Is Starting To Have Prediabetes Symptoms
Diabetic Symptoms: Common symptoms of childhood type 1 diabetes are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia & recent weight loss. Children with type 2 diabetes often present with similar symptoms but are less frequent to report weight loss. Some children are asymptomatic & are diagnosed with diabetes based solely on their blood glucose level. Talk with the child's doctor if you are concerned & feel they are at risk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Help for both of you: If he is concerned about it, many treatment programs will give a free or low cost assessment and make recommendations if there is a problem. In addition to treatment for the person through professional group treatment and/or aa, there is also al-anon for friends and family. If you are concerned but he is not, there is help through al-anon for you. ...Read more
How do I know if I have ADHD I have often been told I have obvious ADHD symptoms. These symptoms are really starting to challenge me as a student. I just want to know how i can be more sure if I have it, and how to be diagnosed?
There : There are two categories of symptoms for attention deficit disorder: attention and hyperactivity. Letâ€™s talk about attention first. You said this is impacting you are a student. Are you losing or forgetting the things you need for school â€” your homework, your text books, your pen, etc.? Are you getting answers wrong on tests because you are not paying attention to details? May be you are careless? Do your teachers or your parents tell you that you donâ€™t seem to be listening to you when they are talking? Are you so bored that you donâ€™t finish your assignments or that you day dream in class? Are you easily distracted? For instance, when the teacher is talking do you start focusing on the bird flying by outside instead? Do you have problems following instructions or staying organized? Regarding hyperactivity: do people compare you to the energizer bunny or the tasmanian devil because you have so much energy? Are you a motor mouth? Are you always on the go, go, go? Can you stay seated during a full class or do you find yourself squirming and getting up out of your chair? Is is hard for you to just relax and be quiet? Do you interrupt other people or answer them before they even finish their question? Are you irritable or do you get angry fairly easily? If you answered yes to a lot of the hyperactivity and the attention questions, it is possible that you could have attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. If you have attention problems without the hyperactivity â€” you could have attention deficit disorder. See your family doctor to discuss the possibility that you could have adhd. Your doctor may assess you or might send you to a specialist. There is help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father seems to have similar symptoms to erotomania. How can I be sure if he has it and what should I do to help?
Erotomania: I must have more information... What are the symptoms you refer to? Is there a negative consequence of his behavior? Is he concerned about the situation or are only you concerned? In what city do you live? ...Read more
Help child learn: "spoiling" is a term understood but hard to quantify. I like to think of it as a child demanding attention/things/activities which only benefit the child and which are beyond the developmental norms for a particular age. As parents, we need to teach our children respect for others, their time and resources. Teaching new behaviors takes time but is worth it, your doctor can suggest techniques. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do if my boyfriend is type 2 diabetic and I have no clue as to how to take care of him?
Act like a diabetic: The best thing that you can do for your man is to eat, exercise, lose weight, and live the lifestyle of a diabetic yourself; so that you do not sabotage his efforts to do so! all of these behaviors are healthy for everybody - high blood pressure people, high cholesterol people, arthritis people, etc. Keep carbs and sugars out of the house if you do the shopping. Cook with diabetic rules in mind... ...Read more
Just want to ask how would i know if my baby's nose is broken? What are the possible symptoms and how to cure them? Thankyou
Signs and symptoms: Of broken nose regardless of age - swelling/bruising of nose, tender to touch, nosebleed, a crooked/twisted nose, pain; difficulty breathing out of the nose, a crackling sound or sensation like that of rubbing hair between 2 fingers.Broken nose is usually caused by trauma to the face or nose including falls , sports injury, car accidents or personal fights. You will need to take your baby to an ENT ! ...Read more
How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.
HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more
How can you avoid having a heart attack? I know it's not likely for someone my age to have one, but how do I prevent it for the future?
Can't always avoid: Hi. Your genes play a huge role in your risk of an MI, and you're stuck with your genes. However, healthy living can really help lower risk: healthy diet, regular exercise, don't ever smoke, treat obvious modifiable risk factors (cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure), and see a doctor for health issues. Do your mom, dad, and/or any grandparents have a history of MI? Most of all, live healthy ...Read more
Treatment: One of the best successes in HIV treatment has been the reduction of maternal transmission to her fetus/newborn.If started and continued throughout the pregnancy, mom's viral load is minimized and transmission to baby can be cut down to 5% or less. C-section delivery is often chosen to avoid babies exposure to maternal blood. ...Read more
How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?
What do you suggest if my father has type 2 diabetes and I am having type 1, will my children also get it although if I take precautions?
Hard to know: Your children have the genetic predisposition to both types of diabetes. There is no way to prevent Type 1 diabetes, but you should be mindful of the symptoms including excessive thirst/urination, weight loss, and urinary accidents. Prevention of Type 2 diabetes involves making healthy food and exercise choices to achieve a healthy weight. Avoiding tobacco and alcohol are also important. ...Read more
My pee has an odor to it and i want to know what i can do to fix that or what possible complications am i showing symptoms of?
Asparagus or UTI: If you ate asparagus, just wait a day and the odor will resolve. If it is a bladder infection, you will have urinary burning, pain, hesitancy, frequency, urgency, blood in the urine, and nighttime urination. If you have any number of these symptoms, see your fp, pee in a cup, and see what the urine dipstick shows. If it's a uti, 3 days of antibiotics should take care of it. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with osteoarthritis and is in strting phase i want to know what should I do to maintain my health and what would happen if it advances?
Keep active/exercise: You have to continue to be active and do regular exercises at your age to prevent your joints to be dysfunctional and get regular check ups if it advances you may have to take medications or injection in the joints and in extreme cases when nothing else helps joint replacement but that is the last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry lips, less urine: Dehydration is common in babies, most often the result of a stomach virus. Signs of dehydration include dry lips, sunken fontanel in infants, decreased urine output and decreased activity level. You will notice that your baby is dehydrated if the diapers are less wet, or if you're changing less wet diapers than usual, for example, if more than 10 hours go by without any urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if I can have problem if my menstrual cycle is very painful and if that will affect me to have a baby in the future?
Checkups: Sometimes, esp. As a new parent, one might not know what is normal or what is not. That is the job of your pediatrician to determine that. Which is why well checkups are very important because developmental questions should be asked by doctor at that visit or any concerns from parents should be made aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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