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Is A 14 Year Old Responsible Enough To Take The Pill
Difficult issue: A 14 yo can be caught up in peer related activities and more likely to be sexually active if it is the "in thing" for the group.Some become involved to "belong" or "become worthy" as evidence of poor self confidence.The pill may be just a necessary way to avoid pregnancy in someone who is unlikely to use other protection. Is is smart, maybe;fallible, certainly but you work with what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety & efficacy of: Beta-alanine supplements in people younger than 18 have not been studied; therefore, it cannot be recommended. The FDA approves Beta-alanine as a food, not a drug. A review of independent studies shows it doesn't ^ muscle strength or aerobic endurance, but it does slightly ^ the amount of time an athlete can perform high-intensity exercises like weight-lifting & sprinting without fatigue. ...Read more
Good Diet: Well rounded diet essentially negates need for multivitamin. Age related issues usually indicate need for more targeted supplements. Magnesium and b complex are a good place to start, but always consult your primary care provider before starting new supplement regimens. Sub-lingual vitamin B12 can help some people with fatigue. ...Read more
Absolutely!: This should be plenty! Might be a little overboard as a daily activity, but if your child is wanting to ride at this level this is fine. Cycling is easy on the joints, just be sure your teen is wearing her helmet and following the road rules for cyclists. I do recommend one day a week of rest. ...Read more
It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?
Under a dozen: I am sure many old children might argue that they turned out pretty good so it isnt the same for everyone. Having 5 children of my own i see how they had to learn to life together, help each other, be patient with the ones who required that and learned to serve in a family. That was pretty great too. Each person has to decide that issue for themselves. You can wait and see if you still want anothe. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Signs that hospital visit needed are if she has troubles eating, drinking, lethargic. ...Read more
If one were to take 400mg of atenolol and did not get treated within 8 hours, what is the likely outcome for a semi healthy 18 year old?
Is it safe for the heart and for the arteries to take 100mg sildenafil for a man aging 37years old knowing that he is failing an erection without pill?
My 14 yr old son is going to start taking 500 mg of cephalexin twice a day for acne. Is it safe to take this for a long period of time?
It is safe: This regimen is safe if properly managed by the prescribing doctor. Your dermatologist selected this particular antibiotic for a clinical reason, & his/her recommendations should be followed. Cephalexin is often used for pustular acne that tests positive for staph or for acne that has been resistant to the typical antibiotic, tetracycline, which can be contraindicated in an immature 14 year old ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't do it: bad for kidneys and high risk , just eat well exercise well for your spot, practice makes perfect not supplements . some athletes got dehydrated on this and stresssed their kidneys and liver. not worth any minute advantage, hard work overcomes all this unnatural stuff plus your playing fair with only natural plus hard work builds character. ...Read more
How low can a humans temp. Get before it is considered a emergency and unsafe for a 32 yr old woman 105lb. Thanks in advance
<95F: A temperature below 95f is outside of the majority of the bell curve and is mildly hypothermic. ...Read more
Only for your wallet: These products are made possible by their classification as supplements.They are not regulated by the food and drug administration and not required to show evidence that they do anything they claim.Many who believe in them will claim a benefit when it is their workouts and other dietary factors that provide benefit.Use it if you wish, but i find no evidence that it provides any long term benifit. ...Read more
Can a 16 almost 17 year old girl take diet pills? Even if she is exerxising twice a day for a 1 1/2? If so which pills? Thanks!
Danger: No. Of course not. There are no pills that are effective for weight loss. Do not waste money on these products. ...Read more
Please let your: parents or another adult know immediately if you have thoughts of killing yourself at this time. Call 911 if needed. ...Read more
How does a counselor know how to treat a teenager without talking to the mother? Is it common for a counselor not to discuss anything with the parents when a 14 year old is in counseling? The 14 has not seen her father since she was 2 years old. The court
Hello : Hello writer from bothell, wa, from the emails you have sent in recently, it is clear that you don't agree with how the court system is handling your family's situation. It isn't clear from your submissions if the counselor is authorized to discuss your daughter's case with you. As a therapist i try to look at the dynamics of the family to get an idea of what approach is best for the patient. With some cases, i also have to take into account legal directives from a judge. If you believe that there are some very pertinent pieces of information that the therapist is not aware of, you can ask your legal counsel about what vehicle can be used to transmit that information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much of a risk is there for a 49 yr old man to develop dementia/alzheimer's from light to moderate use of Xanax (alprazolam) .25 to .50 mg once or twice a week?
Some studies suggest: a connection between longer-term benzo use and dementia. Here's a link: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/13/benzodiazepines.aspx For more definitive info, go to the National Institute of Health (a gov. site that will give you the real deal on studies like this. http://search.nih.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=nih&query=xanax+and+dementia&commit.x=14&commit.y=9 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
According to the doctor what is the amount/type of exersize that a 14 year old female should be getting?
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