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How Has The Traditional Family Changed Over The Years
My brother has been visiting our family doctor for the last 2 years for high bp. Are there any lifestyle changes that he can make to lower his blood pressure?
Yes: There are many individuals with hypertension that consume too much alcohol, caffeine, and are more than 25 pounds overweight. Patients with hypertension should restrict salt, caffeine and alcohol. Also should be exercising at least 4 days per week and try and be at ideal body weight. ...Read more
Does a girls vagina change after the first time sex? I am curious and scared. I come from a traditional family which considers premarital sex a sin.
Sexuality: If you had a tight hymen ring, for instance, you never used tampon before, an intercourse could break the ring. You might have had pain or bleeding at the time. I hope you used condom to prevent pregnancy and infection. Part of the reasons for the traditional view was to protect girls from unwanted pregnancy and infection. I encourage you to broaden your knowledge of human physiology of sexuality. ...Read more
What are the odds of a 18 year old with all normal blood work and no family history having colon cancer? change in bm looser stool no other symptoms
Colon cancer RARE: 90% of colon cancer is in people 50 and up. The average age of a patient with colon cancer is 72. The odds of an adolescent having colon cancer is 0.31 in 1 000 000. You should discuss your many concerns about colon cancer with your doctor. A simple stool test may help reassure you. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
I am an lpn with 33 years of nursing experience. Family relocating. Want city with highest per hour pay?
Internet question: I also have an mba in addition to an md and i would suggest looking for the city with the highest ratio of pay to cost of living. You might get paid 1.5x in new york but find you cost of living 2.5x so you would actually be making a big mistake. That information should be available on the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a family member test positive for a methanphetomine, but he hasnt touched one in years. What medicine caused this?
Possible false posit: Approximately 5-10% of drug tests have a false positive result. Some cold medications, the antidepressant wellbutrin, (bupropion) and tricyclic antidepressants can trigger false-positive results on tests for amphetamines. If there is concern for false positive the test should be repeated under strict control. Also keep in mind that addiction is a life time problem and relapse is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 21 years old & 5'0 tall but all my family members are above 5'2. I would like to know more about the causes & can I still grow ?
Growth is unlikely: A 21 year-old will not grow taller as her growth plates have fused. (Rarely, if not fused, and she grew a tiny bit last year, she might grow a tiny tiny bit this year). To look taller, one chooses properly designed clothing and shoes with heels, plus has good posture. Vitamins, supplements, special foods, extra exercise, etc... will not make a person taller if she already closed her growth plates. ...Read more
My son is 12.8 years old between 5'10" and 6'0" 175 lbs I am 6'3" there is only one member of the entire family under 6'1". Is he done growing?
Lived in a house with my family for two years with broken asbestos tiles and i broke some up with a hammer not knowing. Are we at risk now? Scared.
Smokers higher risk: The risks are greater for asbestos exposure problems in people who are also smokers, and of course in people who are inhaling fibers on a regular basis due to their work. This article from Oregon State University may help you to evaluate your personal risk: http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/asb-when ...Read more
How can I remove forever fleas? They keep biting me continually for 2 years. I can only remove them for 7 days. No pets. Only me gets bite in family!
Freedom from Fleadom: Wash everything fleas touch w hot water & dry on high heat. Vacuum house several times.Empty vacuum bag outdoors & put disposable bag in 2nd sealable bag in outdoor trash can. Spray corners, carpets etc with food grade diatomaceous earth or a natural flea spray. See: http://www.Fleaseason.Com/fleas-humans.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am losing my butt fat!!!
I'm 37 years old. I noticed my butt is becoming flat. I was born with a nice and round butt like everybody in my family :(?
No easy answer: I don't think there is an easy answer to your problem. Surgery could probably be done to add more adipose tissue to your buttocks, but that's fairly extreme. You can work out and build those muscles to have better tone, but that won't necessarily make the muscles bigger. ...Read more
I am thirty two years old.now I fall in love.But now I want to be from this relation because of I have a nice family.how can I free from this relation?
A clean break: works best. If you continue to text, talk on phone, etc. your break up will be a sham and you will most likely stay in the relationship. Fill in the gaps that getting free of the relationship leaves w/positive things such as time w/family, reading, exercise, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there any significance to dreams that continually contain people from the past or deceased family and friends? These dreams re-occur almost every night and include people I have not seen or spoken to for years. They also include people that passed awa
My family rarely vomits, we get sick like diarrhoea sometimes but rarely vomit. I haven't vomited for 8 years. Is it because of our genes?
May be: Many disease manifestations are determined or affected by our genes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my cat had a bad tapeworm infestation for two years, should me and my family get checked out?
Cat Tapeworm: Yes. I strongly recommend you seek professional care. ...Read more
I'm 19 (female) with no known history of cancer in my family, how concerned should I be about developing cancer in the next 10 years?
Cancer in next 10 yr: unless you smoke the risk is very small. If you smoke stop. ...Read more
Theoretically, is group memory repression real: can an entire family who was traumatized repeatedly repress hundreds of memories over years?
Not in real life: Maybe such stuff happens in movies or on the internet. In real life, if two people experience an event, one of them will remember even if the other one forgets. There is no way that a whole group of people will forget an event. ...Read more
How to get a family member to see the doc? They're a doc but haven't gone in several years...hitting 60 soon. Been pestering them everyday!!
Respect: Number one thing to remember is the individuals right to self determination. Next determine if your approach is triggering some psychological issue that has long standing presence. If you are triggering a dysfunctional psychological "tape" then you need to tailor your approach. ...Read more
I am 16 years old, 5"2', female, and 115 lbs. I want to lose weight without my family noticing. how many pounds can I lose without them realizing?
Hmmmmmmmm: Well, probably about five, to answer your question. BUT, here's the thing, WHY do you want to hide this from your family? What are you most worried about? Would they disapprove? Do you feel as if you are significantly overweight? (You're not) Some families are not up for honest open discussions, but you could TRY? Counseling might help? ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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