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You should live: With your diabetes, not suffer. If you keep glucose, BP and lipids normal, maintain proper weight, deit and exercise and do appropriate prevention there is nothing that you should avoid except internet scams. Diabetes should not detract from your enjoyment of life. To it's fullest. ...Read more
I think I have diabetes, but my doctors appointment to get checked isn't for a month. What should I be eating/avoiding in the meantime?
No: Not clear on your situation but If you had endometriosis involving your ovary, this causes a blood filled cyst that can become quite large and eventually may need to be surgically removed. The cyst grows from the ovary, so often it is just not possible to remove the cyst without removing a part of the ovary which it is attached to. If that is what happened, that is expected and not worrisome. ...Read more
Why do doctors say to feed real fruit and avoid juices? I have kids and cannot deal with the mess.
Sugar water: Juices are one of the most promoted processed foods. They are little more than flavored sugar water that is promoted to be healthy so you don't feel as bad as you would giving them a coke.I value them as equal to colas. Kids can be taught to clean up their own mess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today I got a pain right under my elbiw and it us pretty bad what could it be and can I avoid a doctor?
Any trauma?: Did get hurt, or banged your elbow. If you can move your elbow with out any discomfort, then try ice compress and see if it helps. ...Read more
I am now pregnant, so must stop avoiding doctors. How can I best organize what i know about my health issues to be understood and taken seriously?
Just tell them : Remember doctors see all kinds of patients with different issues and different personalities day after day and year after year. It is unlikely you can say anything to a doctor that they have not heard many times before. Just be open and honest and together you and the doctor can create a plan to care for you and your baby. ...Read more
I always get problem with my skin. Why it's always appear fungus that make me so itch? Is there any food that must to avoid for me? Thanks before doc.
Risks vs. benefits: Tamoxifen is a very effective drug for the prevention and treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. However, like all medications, there are small risks associated with tamoxifen, including a risk of blood clots, stroke, uterine cancer, and cataracts. I would suspect that your dr. Felt that the risks outweighed the benefits in your case or that your cancer was not sensitive to tamoxifen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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