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I like to get up at 530 my roommate goes to bed at 4. How can we resolve this?

I like to get up at 530 my roommate goes to bed at 4. How can we resolve this?

Communication: Night owl vs day walker...If you have to share a room then find some balance that allows your roommate to sleep while you get ready and then roommate needs to be quiet while you sleep. If in an apt or house then separate rooms can work. It may be you need different roommates with similar sleep schedules to resolve it. ...Read more

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I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

Night urination: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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I have been very sick with a fever for four days. I have been in bed for four days. Is bed rest okay when you are sick? When should I get out of bed?

I have been very sick with a fever for four days. I have been in bed for four days. Is bed rest okay when you are sick? When should I get out of bed?

Ok: Bed rest is fine. You should listen to your body and let your energy level dictate your activity. If you continue to have fever though i would see your doctor and make sure you don't have an underlying bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get in a tanning bed with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm? I have had it almost four years & it is smaller then a pea

Is it safe to get in a tanning bed with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm? I have had it almost four years & it is smaller then a pea

Yes: Anything that doesn't incur increase in intra-abdominal pressure such as holding your breath with activity shouldn't cause any additional risk than getting in and out of a regular bed. ...Read more

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Four days in a row, I would wake up feeling fine. Go about my day doing chores but as soon as I get to work (I work 2pm-10pm) my head starts to throb.

Four days in a row, I would wake up feeling fine. Go about my day doing chores but as soon as I get to work (I work 2pm-10pm) my head starts to throb.

Allergic to work: Joking. Work stress/ post prandial sugar changes may be responsible. If you have FHx of Diabetes.....you may be pre-diabetic. If you have irregular period/over weight/difficulty in being pregnant....PCOS to be considered. See PMD. ...Read more

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I'm going on a tropical vacation in 4 weeks. I am very fair skinned. Should i go to a tanning bed before my trip to get a "base"?

I'm going on a tropical vacation in 4 weeks. I am very fair skinned. Should i go to a tanning bed before my trip to get a "base"?

No: The potential damage to your skin isn't worth it. Use good skin protection while on your vacation to reduce the risk of sunburn. You are probably aware that skin cancer is a higher risk for fair-skinned people, so excess exposure from tanning beds or sunlight are generally discouraged. ...Read more