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Dr. Jason cogdill. Thx for answering the q re: prerenal kidney failure. What timeline do you mean by "short-term" risk is death? Thx.
For your question: The short term referred to 1week. That first week if the kidney had gone down to less then 5% of normal for a prolonged period of time death would have been a real risk. ...Read more
I want to build body like jason statham. I do weight and cardio training. How much protein should I take? Is whey protein is safe to take.25 yrs, 75 kg.
Jason is experiencing trouble sleeping at night it just started last night. He sometimes refused to eat although I can hear his stomach. Only at night?
If it just started: He may be stressed, worried, usually a person that has this type of behavioral doesn't have much of an appetite. Has he done anything different? Change in routine? These are the things that has to be looked at and ruled out. Try getting information out of him as to why he doesn't want to eat, or say I notice you had a hard time falling soundly asleep can you tell me why? That's one way of getting ...Read more
Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.
Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more
Dentists, is natural toothpaste an effective alternative to fluoride based toothpastes? Or will natural toothpastes like "Jason" be ineffective at fighting off cavities? I use natural because of a canker sore sensitivity to the SLS in normal pastes.
Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read more
Same locus: Becker's is caused by a milder allele than Duchenne's but otherwise they are the same disease. If you have mutant dystrophin and symptoms but are walking at age 16, it's Becker's. We are all hoping that gene therapy will come through for this disease group. ...Read more
If I have a 2 inch by 1 inch beckers nevus and I get it removed surgically, will it continue to spread? I am 20 years old.
Mole: Once a nevus or mole is surgically removed with clear margins it should not return. A dermatologist will be able to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
What to do if I have a beckers neavus on my upper right arm going downwards by 19cm. I'm 16, & my bn is not hairy! Wilitstay?
Lucky you!: Only about one guy in 200 has a Becker's nevus. It's harmless and distinctive. Richard Gere liked his so much that he emphasized it in his shirtless scenes. Other noted mainstream / "adult" male stars & some of my Dr. Friends sport a Becker's as well. Laser removal won't be complete, and you'll be wise to let everyone know that you're proud of it. Your future wife may totally love it. Cheers. ...Read more
Lucky you!: Only about one guy in 200 has one of these. Richard Gere is so proud of his that he chose to have it emphasized in his lovemaking scenes. Several other mainstream / erotic male actors sport Beckers' & several of my Dr. Friends all like theirs. There's no significant cancer risk (just watch it). Laser Rx won't remove it completely, and it's likely that your future wife will totally love it. ...Read more
Becket's Nevus: Becker naevus (becker nevus) is a late-onset epidermal naevus or birthmark occurring mostly in males. It is also known as becker melanosis. It is due to an overgrowth of the epidermis (upper layers of the skin), pigment cells (melanocytes) and hair follicles. It develops during childhood or adolescence on the shoulders or upper trunk, occasionally elsewhere. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?
Possible but...: The onset of weakness is later in becker than in duchenne dystrophy. ...Read more
No: Whether you get a Becker's (only about 1 guy in 200 is so fortunate) and whether you're hairy over the rest of your body are independent. I hope you like whatever Mother Nature gave you. Richard Gere loves his Becker's, and most of your male friends are at least a little bit jealous if you're super-hairy. You can shave, but consider leaving the Becker's along; many folks will think it's way-cool ...Read more
Low risk: The skin on a Becker's has only a slightly greater chance than other skin of developing melanoma, and as far as I know no increase for other cancers. Removal with laser isn't going to be perfect. Richard Gere showed his off in lovemaking scenes, other male models / actors have kept theirs, and the several physicians I know who have a Becker's all like them. "That's where a bear licked me! " ...Read more
Various systems: The most serious issues with the muscular dystrophies involves the heart and breathing. The heart muscle and conduction system can be defective with serious consequence. Breathing system may be affected with risk aspiration and pneumonia. Some have mild learning problems. Many have orthopedic issues due to muscle imbalance and contractures and scoliosis. Vision and hearing may be affected. ...Read more
What to do if I'm suffering frm becker's naevus and have a lot of body hair. So is this the reason?
Let's talk about it: Both are genetic -- it's you. I have several physician colleagues with Beckers' nevi and every one of them likes them. You can get lasered if you want, with so-so results, or you can embrace this special patch of testosterone-sensitive skin. It's essentially no danger, and you'll find folks who like you like the mark as well. If you prefer smooth, shaving, waxing, lasers / electrolysis are options ...Read more
I'm a male of almost 20 yo, I have a becker's nevus on the torso, and my forearms are getting hairier in all of a sudden! Is it normal?
Keep an eye on it: Only about 1 guy in 200 gets a Becker's. Richard Gere and a couple of other mainstream / "adult" male actors show theirs off; my physician colleagues who have them all think they're fun. The increased risk of melanoma is low; watch all of your skin like anyone else. Most young men get a spurt of thicker body hair around your age. Have a dermatologist evaluate the nevus now. ...Read more
2 ways: Genetic information is passed down from parents to their child, either accurately, or with random changes called "spontaneous" mutations. Muscular dystrophy can be inheirited, or occur for the first time in an individual. The actual number of dystrophin "copies" made by the gene of the individual can vary. Environmental factors are not suspected at this time. ...Read more
I have becker's md and I was wondering if there was a knee brace that could keep my knees from giving out so often.
Muscular Dystrophy: Becker's can effect people very subtly or more substantially. Usually if your knee is giving out it is due to weakness, contractors, or pain in the knee. The brace provides a propioceptive input into your nervous system to fire muscles. It does not provide functional support in and of itself. Best thing is to maximize your strengthening activities, correct any flexibility or knee issues. ...Read more
Might have beckers nevus on my right shoulder. It does look like it however it has been responding to skin bleach. Does this mean it may be a birthmar?
Consider no Rx: All pigmented nevi respond short-term to skin bleach, and skin-bleach will disfigure anything to which it's applied for long. Becker's or not, a pigmented lesion like this might respond to laser rx, or if you prefer you are free to leave it alone -- it's not going to turn to lethal cancer or make anybody sick, and there's a good chance you'll meet someone who'll like it. Your choice. ...Read more
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Is there a cream that can be used to improve skin thinning due to Becker's nevus? Pigmentation has been lightened with CO2 fraxel laser
Your choice: Hey Andrew -- Usually the skin is actually a bit thicker over a Becker's as there are more arrector pili muscles. What you do about your Becker's is your decision along with your partner. It's a portion of skin extra-sensitive to testosterone. I know several guys with this distinctive, harmless, macho lesion and a majority like them. No cream is going to change the essential morphology. ...Read more
Try Biotin for hair, skin and nails.
Also aloe Vera, jojoba based conditioner and volumizer ...Read more
I have sprained my leg on 4 jan and it got better in 2 weeks but I still have pain episodes sometimes, but not daily. Is tihs normal? Pain forever?
No!: Healing fdrom a saprainead ankle may take quite some time. Be patient. I suspect your problem will be short lived. However, that said, sprains can be complicated nd more tissue damage than usual can occur. Specialized imaging may be needed if your problem sdoesn't go away! Protect the ankle with A simple brace-not like one in the photo I selected! ...Read more
Should my bladder be feeling better and the bleeding stop? I have been having bladder promblems since jan. And am on my second medication (ciprofloxacin) I had my bladder repaired in 06, now I have so much pressure its starting to hurt and I can't empty my
This: This not a question for this section. You need to see a urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Injured my ankle jan 29... Hasn't gotten better. It feels like my bone is grinding down on another bone. Any advice?
See your doctor: Any persisting orthopedic symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor. If you have already seen your doctor, you might want to return and go over the persisting symptoms with them. The grinding feeling you describe may be part of inflammation or something more serious. The only way to know is to be properly assessed. ...Read more
My 80 year old step mom has been diagnosed with tb. The family was all together last saturday with her, should we all be tested? She was diagnosed on jan 17 with bronchitis, not getting better went to dr on jan 20 and told she had double pneumonia. Jan 25
If: If your family has contact with your step mother with no respiratory protection and she has active, untreated tb, you should be evaluated. ...Read more