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How much time can a person last with kidney failure and on morphine?

How much time can a person last with kidney failure and on morphine?

Depends.: Kidney failure ranges. Dialysis prolongs life of patients with renal failure. Morphine is not the best opiate for kidney failure patients. If you are looking for life expectancy prognosis, the big picture and many details are important to know. Hospice and palliative doctors are well trained in this field. ...Read more

Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

That's fine: Hi. It's fine to take that prenatal vitamin with that iodine; it won't interact with your l-thyroxine. And just to clarify, you're taking 100 micrograms (mcg), not 100 milligrams (mg). 100 mcg is the same as 0.1 mg, so if you want to use milligrams, it's 0.1 mg. Often your l-thyroxine dose will need to be increased early in your pregnancy. I'm sure your OB is on top of that. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more

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How many drinks a day does it take to get cirrhosis of the liver?

How many drinks a day does it take to get cirrhosis of the liver?

No magic number: In general, drinking one standard drink per day (5 oz wine, 1 1/2 oz liquor, 12 oz beer)or 7 drinks/week in women and men over 60 is not associated with liver injury. However, there are genetic factors, and some people are way more sensitive. Amounts about twice the above are needed for any injury, and usually 3-4 x those amounts for serious injury. If you have hep c, any amount of alcohol is bad. ...Read more

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How much time can one live usually with alzheimer's?

How much time can one live usually with alzheimer's?

It depends: It depends on the age at diagnosis. It is on the average about 8 years after diagnosis but some people may live 20 years and if somebody develops Alzheimer's disease in their 80ies they may live only 3 years. ...Read more

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Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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How much B12 supplements can a person safely take in one day?

How much B12 supplements can a person safely take in one day?

Overdoing it: One of the biggest things I have learned in medicine is that there is truth to the statement that more is not better. We are learning more and more how true this is with vitamins. Overdoing it is dangerous. One does not take super doses without risk of any vitamin now. I would follow the advice of the doctor recommending that you be on B12 and not any other. ...Read more

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How much time can a person live with calcium growth in the brain?

How much time can a person live with calcium growth in the brain?

Depends upon cause: Calcium deposits in brain could be due to prior parasite infection, hormonal issues with parathyroid gland, areas of prior brain injury and typically these are quiescent otherwise, even present in some lifelong, of little consequence. We would need far more details to provide a clearer prognosis. ?Concierge visit? ...Read more

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How long it might take to replete the B12 storage in the body from low 200pg/ml and see improvement in deficiency symptoms, with a 1000mcg/day dose?

How long it might take to replete the B12 storage in the body from low 200pg/ml and see improvement in deficiency symptoms, with a 1000mcg/day dose?

If your B12 is low: chances are you need to replace it the rest of your life. Using 2 mg by mouth may over ride the problem with absorption. Check your level periodically and keep it above 550 ( European Standard) This can be achieved in most cases with bi weekly B12 (1.2mg to 1.8 mg under the tongue liquid) This will run you 10-15 dollars a year. I have about 350 patients on this form. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I take the iron pill ? Hemoglobin is 11 .Will be having surgery.Thanks

How many times  a day should I take the iron pill ? Hemoglobin is 11 .Will be having surgery.Thanks

Once: If the surgery is more than a few weeks away, once a day is enough. The most i would prescribe is three a day, usually for much lower hemoglobins. ...Read more

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Slo-mag has 143mg of magnesium. How much of which food would a person have to eat per day in order to replace the slo-mag with food-derived magnesium?

Slo-mag has 143mg of magnesium. How much of which food would a person have to eat per day in order to replace the slo-mag with food-derived magnesium?

Nuts: I picked sunflower seeds from top 10 list (see: http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.Php ) a 100gm serving contains 325mg of magnesium (and it is #7 in the top 10). ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the every day life of a rheumatologist, how would one treat patients, use technology for treatment etc?

Can you tell me in the every day life of a rheumatologist, how would one treat patients, use technology for treatment etc?

See details: The question is much too broad to answer in the space provided. I spend my day diagnosing and treating rheumatic disorders. A good history and physical exam are the best diagnostic tools. ...Read more

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How much time must it take a person to get over the death of a loved one?

How much time must it take a person to get over the death of a loved one?

Grieving: Remember that we all die. Those that are grieving may need support and encouragement to go on, but time is the great healer. Most of us recover fairly quickly and within months are better, but if this persists, counseling may be helpful from friends, clergy, psychologists, etc. Try and find meaningful substitutes for your loss and try and imagine how the one you lost would want you to recover. ...Read more

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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension 
I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day 
Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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How long can someone with sle live to I am also a mother of 4 does this deplete my health each pregnancy?

How long can someone with sle live to I am also a mother of 4 does this deplete my health each pregnancy?

Normal : With all the advances in diagnostic and therapeutic options for lupus, patients should expect a normal quality and quantity of life. Pregnancies are hard for all ladies not just lupus patients. Make sure you eat healthy, take the recommended vitamins, medications and follow doctor's recommendations. Best wishes ...Read more

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How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

Everyone : Is different. And depending on how severe the deficiency. Could take weeks to months. The body can only absorb certain amounts. So the correction will take time ...Read more

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What is the highest amount of vitamin C someone can take in one day without hurting their health?

What is the highest amount of vitamin C someone can take in one day without hurting their health?

Depends . . .: Everything depends, right? Well, 1st, it depends upon who you ask. 2nd., it depends upon age. 3rd, depends upon goal (are you trying to cure scurvy or prevent something?). Fda set a tolerable upper intake level of 2, 000mg/d back in 2000 (http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/index.Html#safety) for adult men & women. Also check out mayo clinic (http://goo.Gl/17fshu). ...Read more

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How many grams of protein should a Parkinson's patient that takes levadopa should take per day?

How many grams of protein should a Parkinson's patient that takes levadopa should take per day?

Good question: Its the type and timing of protein that matter since the smooth delivery of the parkinsons medication may be at risk resulting in dose failures. Unfortunately as you may have discovered the commercial products (drinks) that are sold tend to taste awful. I'd just eat what you like and not wory about it so long as your serum albumen is in the normal range. Muscle milk has 18 gm 1/day helps. ...Read more

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How much iron can a male ingest a day with it still being safe.?

How much iron can a male ingest a day with it still being safe.?

About 45 mg: According to the office of dietary supplements in the national institutes of health, an adult male can safely consume up to 45 milligrams (mg) of iron daily. The safe amount is different for children and women. For more information, check out http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/iron/#h11. ...Read more

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How much water can a person to drink every day for hydrotherapy and how effective is it on the body?

How much water can a person to drink every day for hydrotherapy and how effective is it on the body?

Drinking water: For a healthy adult, 6 to 8 glasses of pure water per day is generally beneficial. The lack of adequate hydration with water causes various degrees of dehydration which can cause many unwanted and unhealty conditions. ...Read more

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Wilson's Disease (Definition)

Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder which causes copper to accumulates in body tissues & may cause psychiatric or neurological ...Read more