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How Does The Puma Method Work
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Very poorly: Withdrawal method for contraception. It is no fun and it is famously unreliable. I've seen a figure of as high as 30% pregnancy in a year for couples doing this. Please avail yourself of today's technology, whether it's a condom, an IUD, or a pill that is right for you -- or consider loving safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you find out what method the reading cardiologist used to calculate the ef%? Simpson method, or m-mode methods? It doesn't specify on report.
Varies: The measurement is usually done by the sonographer and reviewed by reading physician. Final report of ef also takes a visual assessment of the function as and does not fully rely on the measurements. ...Read more
How long does it take for the pill to be effective? Which birth control option works the quickest?
2 weeks: Most hormonal birth control (pills, patch, vaginal ring, Depo-Provera shot, Nexplanon arm insert) ... All generally take 2 weeks to be effective. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is immediately effective. If you have recently started birth control but are worried about being pregnant call you doctor. ...Read more
OK I'm game: I tried to search for the potato method to break a wrist but i could not find anything really accurate on line just a bunch of gibberish and link to other sttes. So ill ask you. Give me a link that shows or explains it and ill try to figure it out. Prepare to meet mr angry eyes! argh argh! ...Read more
Blood cleaning: Blood is pumped into a filter that allows toxins to pass into a salt solution that carries them away while delivering bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and other needed minerals. Excess fluid can be removed with the filter also, the blood then returns to the patient without the toxins, with less water and with corrected acid base status. ...Read more
Is q10 safe to take with out doctors care and how fast does it work ?how does it work in the body.
Coenzyme Q10: Cholesterol lowering Statins do seem to lower Coenzyme Q10 levels. Statins also cause muscle aches and pains (myopathies). Coenzyme Q10 deficiency MAY be one mechanism for statin-induced myopathies. However, taking Coenzyme Q10 with statins to decrease the probability of developing statin-induced myopathies is unproven. Myopathies usually resolve by just switching to another statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very reliable: Using the rhythm method effectively depends upon absolutely regular and predictable cycles (not common) and considerable self-discipline. Since your sexual desire or libido increases when you are most fertile and this is exactly the time you have to avoid with the rhythm method, it tends not to work out well. ...Read more
Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy! the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk. If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Read abt Kybella to help with sub-chin flab. How does it work and how long for results to show? Cost? Side effects? How does it compare to smart lipo?
Plastic surgeon: Deoxycholic acid, under the trade name Kybella, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reducing moderate-to-severe fat below the chin. When injected into submental fat, deoxycholic acid helps destroy fat cells. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Cost is $1-2,000. Not covered by insurance ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've heard that compassionate use is a way to get access to experimental treatments. How does it work?
In certain situations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows companies to provide their experimental drugs to people outside of clinical trials: This is referred to as compassionate use. But getting access to not-yet-approved drugs through a compassionate use request can be a long and challenging process. If you're interested in trying an experimental treatment, talk to your doctor about your options. For you to receive an experimental drug through the compassionate use program, your doctor must contact the drug company and then submit an application to the FDA. For the FDA to consider your request, you must meet certain criteria: Your disease is serious or immediately life-threatening. , No treatment is available or you haven't been helped by approved treatments for your disease. , You aren't eligible for clinical trials of the experimental drug. , Your doctor agrees that you have no other options and may benefit from the experimental treatment. , The company that makes the drug agrees to provide it to you. , Your doctor feels you are healthy enough to tolerate this medication. . To find out more about the rules regarding compassionate use, visit the FDA website and search for "access to investigational drugs. " Another way to get access to experimental treatments is through expanded access studies. In these studies, experimental drugs in the later stages of clinical trials are offered to people who don't qualify for the clinical trials. To find out if a drug is available this way, contact the drug's manufacturer. Or go to ClinicalTrials. gov and search for "expanded access studies. " As you consider whether to try to obtain an experimental treatment, it's important to keep a few things in mind: You aren't guaranteed to benefit. , The risks of the drug may be unknown. , Some companies don't give access to experimental drugs. , Your doctor may not agree with your request. , You may pay out of pocket for experimental treatment. , Getting an answer may take time. ...Read more