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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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 more

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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

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

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I am an lpn with 33 years of nursing experience. Family relocating. Want city with highest per hour pay?

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 more

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I recently had a family member test positive for a methanphetomine, but he hasnt touched one in years. What medicine caused this?

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 more

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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.

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

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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!

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 more

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