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Healthap: Is a medical site. Sorry, I don't have a clue about investments. ...Read more
Good day, I would like to invest in a posture correction brace - to assist me in correcting my tendency to hump. Is there specific types that you can recommend? Many thanks.
You will: Need an evaluation by a neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon before any recommendations ...Read more
Myfather is 58 ysold, recently hedeveloped a small rounded swelling in the left parotid, he has no associated symptoms, what could it be& required invest?
Parotid mass: Hello, lesions within the parotid gland do indeed require further investigation. A trip to yourent doctor will help identify what you are dealing with. 80% of the masses within the parotid are benign in nature so odds are with you that it isn't a malignancy. Regardless, it must be evaluated with possible imagery, biopsy and excision. ...Read more
Healthy for you: If you can afford the service, it can be very helpful to a new mother. They can help with breast feeding after the birth but before that day, they can help monitor your health. ...Read more
Good question: Its like your doing all these rotations, some are cool and some really boring. Delivering babies was and is a blast. You get to relieve problems surgically as well so we operate a lot. So it's kind of action packed, get to do surgery, then have flexibility to do primary care. It's just a fun specialty and at times ur the hero. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed jugulodiastric lymph node measuring 13x5mm with normal morphology and submandibular no abdomalitiltes. Warrent further invest.?
Depends on symptoms: And he growth pattern of he lymph node aND your history. Was this incidentally found, or were you having symptoms prior to the ultrasound? Any infectons? You probably want to talk with the doctor who ordered the ultrasound to go over the results but HealthTap Prime is an excellent alternative to answer the complicated question of whether further investigation is warranted. ...Read more
What to do if I need to purchase and invest in one for my mom, she can't ever go to bed because of how bad her allergies get. Are they cheaper online?
Invest in what?: Would you kindly specify, HEPA filter, mattress covers, etc ...Read more
Slight belly pouch, bloated look. Would it be wise to invest in one of those waist/belly bands to help flatten midsection? Any danger in using them?
Core muscles workout: Without an integrated core muscle training program I do not think the belly band will do much other than providing extra support for your core muscles. ...Read more
My father is 58 ys old & he complains of unintentional wt. Loss despiteof good apetite, his bl. Sugar & thyroid profile are normal, what other invest.?
I have 2 'complex' hemrogenic cysts - one on each ovary which was dect while invest. A cervical polyp and middle of period. Does this need a laparo?
Not always: Treatment of ovarian cysts, even complex cysts varies based on your age, the cyst size, your symptoms and sometimes tumor markers. If these cysts are small- less than 6 cm- and you have no symptoms, then following with a repeat ultrasound is appropriate. If the cyst are large-greater than 10 cm- or you have pain, then laparoscopy is appropriate. ...Read more
PCP sent me to Sleep Specialist for insomnia, tests were inconclusive since didn't fit CPAP profile. Who is best Dr qualfy to fully invest. Insomnia?
Hello, I have several scabs all over my face. The worst one is on my chin and looks very ugly. It all started after I invested in a new face wash. How do I sleep up the healing? How long will it take? I have school in 5 days& I want my face to be clear as
Have it checked: It's possible you may have had a local allergic reaction but whenever I hear of sudden outbreak of frequent scabs I think of Impetigo. It's yellow crusted and kinda wet looking. It's due to a germ and will respond quickly to antibiotics. Unusual rashes are best seen by an MD to help determine the cause and the best treatment. For now was skin in sensitive skin mild soap/water. Neosporin to scabs. ...Read more
Should I invest in calipers to monitor my abdominal obesity? If so how often should I measure or should I let another individual measure for me?
Use your money to buy exercise clothes and equipment... Or join a gym....
Measuring your waist circumference is more accurate ...Read more
HEPA: Talk with your doctor about a hepa vacuum cleaner that can filter the mites. ...Read more
Lower teeth are crooked too far back, which makes me have low self esteem. No dental coverage. Should I invest in braces?
Dental: Appearance is important part of first impression - with people, potential employers, and as you note self-esteem and how others view you. Getting "cosmetc" services can be expensive, but seeing a professional about what you need, and how much it costs frames what it will take. Some will have financial solutions, others may accept deferred payment schedule, or even barter for your service skills. ...Read more
24 yo male have DM type 1 I always feel hot and my body is always warm even in cold weather. My thyroid gland isn't enlarged. Wut invest should I do?
70years old female with second attack of nausea, vomitting, fever, she is aknowen case of dm, hypertension, parkinsonism, normal invest, only gall ston?
Cannot diagnose: This may be caused by gall stones, but may also be a result of one of the medications she is receiving or any of a dozen or more other diagnoses. See a doctor and get this evaluated asap before it becomes an emergency. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible for major depression to cause one to loose interest in a marriage they otherwise liked? Or lack of energy to invest in it?
Yes: Major depressive episodes can occur in (unipolar depression) major depressive disorder or in bipolar disorder (bipolar depression). A hallmark symptom is diminished (or absent) interest/pleasure in all (or almost all) daily activities. This can include diminished interest and hence isolative behavior from family and friends. Further compounding this difficulty is a potential experience of fatigue. ...Read more
My father is 59 ys old. He lost 28 kg in about 1 yr. Without making any diet. Thyroid hormone and blood sugar both are normal.. What are other invest. Can be done? And what are the possible causes?
Extremely tired always for 20 months. Invest for lung cancer, clear CT Aug16. Quit smoking still worried about lung cancer. Could CT have missed LC.
Hard to answer.: This complex question can't be answered in 400 characters. It seems as if you've been tested & imaged, so a good doctor would look at your scans b4 passing judgment. In general, CT scans can miss small lung cancers, depending on how the CT scan was obtained (slice thickness, low- vs hi-dose). It's good you quit smoking, as it lowers LC recurrence. You may be tired for reasons other than LC: COPD? ...Read more
Medical or Relation:
There can be medical reasons why your husband seems to have lost interest in sex or there could be something in your relationship.
If possible, have a conversation about what he thinks about this change. He may not even know the reason. He may guess correctly or incorrectly.
A medical evaluation can check for nerve, blood vessel, depression issues and many other possible causes. ...Read more
DEET & Picardin: Effective insect control. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation and 20% picardin are proven effective. Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended. ...Read more
Yes, sort of.: There are many websites devoted to this. Common natural repellants are lemon eucalyptus oil, citronella, thyme, fennel, clove oil, b-1 vitamins and others. I personally find that deet, common to most commerical repellants, works better, but some people have concerns about this chemical. ...Read more
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more