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Dr. Chevies newman, does mthfr mutation prevent body from processing folic acid or doing it well? I hear it takes time to build up folate. As I didn't start that early, I am worried about neural tube defects.

Dr. Chevies newman, does mthfr mutation prevent body from processing folic acid or doing it well? I hear it takes time to build up folate. As I didn't start that early, I am worried about neural tube defects.

He's right but...: Since you are heterozygous you will be able to convert some Folic Acid to the active l-5-mthfr form. Also, hopefully your diet had adequate folate (folic acid) from green leafy veggies etc. Because 30% of people have folate (folic acid) metabolism issues I advise women to take prenatals that have the l-5-mthf form. If worried you can get imagining studies to check for neural tube defects. ...Read more

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I have a family history of arthistis ann lumpus should I get a medical test.

I have a family history of arthistis ann lumpus should I get a medical test.

See below: Not unless you are having symptoms as you may test false positive in light of your family history. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I ann 56 years old male. I am having high bp150/95 & cholesterol 225.What should I do too reduce these, I am on medication for bponly.

I ann 56 years old male. I am having high bp150/95 & cholesterol 225.What should I do too reduce these, I am on medication for bponly.

Diet change: Less red meat, more vegetables. No added salt. Portion size is extremely important. If you write down what you eat during the day, you can chose one or two things to cut out each day. Weight watchers is a great approach. ...Read more

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I want a pointy chin like jennifer a?

I want a pointy chin like jennifer a?

Get a consultation..: With a qualified facial plastic surgeon in your area. One of the most important concerns with facial implants is keeping the face balanced in appearance. A feature which works well for one face does not necessarily work well on another. Fillers can be used for subtle augmentation, but implants or chin advancement work well for larger and/or permanent changes. ...Read more

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Could I please get my prescriptions refilled! Thank you so much Lee Ann?

Could I please get my prescriptions refilled! Thank you so much Lee Ann?

You submitted this: On the general health education portion of HealthTap. You would need to use Health Tap Prime or Concierge and they will determine which prescriptions they can help with. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for weight loss like jennifer hudson?

What are the reasons for weight loss like jennifer hudson?

Low Calorie Diet: Jennifer hudson is one of the main speakers for weight watchers who have her on a balanced low calorie diet as far as I know. She follows a low calorie diet as well as a lot of exercise with a fitness trainer. There are many diets available from low calorie to low carb to low fat, to mediterranian type diet and different people respond differently to different diets. ...Read more

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Jennifer had white rust on her toung look like milk but its not. How did she get it? She doesn't eat much?

Jennifer had white rust on her toung look like milk but its not. How did she get it? She doesn't eat much?

Thrush: It is not clear but I believe you are describing oral thrush. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women. Treatment is anti fungal medication. See your pediatric doctor or a dentist for rx. ...Read more

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Hi, this is Jennifer I got my last periods on march 16th 2015. I want to get my periods in a week what should I do?

Hi, this is Jennifer I got my last periods on march 16th 2015. I want to get my periods in a week what should I do?

Sexually active?: If so, first make sure you are not pregnant with simple home urine pregnancy test. If not sexually active, and if your periods have been irregular and delayed in the past you can wait for a coup, e of extra weeks before going to your doctor to get checked for a medical reason for delayed menses. Best of luck:) ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in using Accutane including side effects ann well as long term?

What are the risks involved in using Accutane including side effects ann well as long term?

Well-known: You must not become pregnant while taking this medicine because it damages the unborn child. I am not convinced that it's caused inflammatory bowel disease / crohn's, but this is being litigated. Whether it causes depression is undecided but hopefully it can be discontinued if there are signs. I think it's often worth the risk. The decision should be yours. ...Read more

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If I sprained my knee how long do I ice it ann when do I put heat on it?

If I sprained my knee how long do I ice it ann when do I put heat on it?

If pain is relieved: Classic teaching is ice first and heat later. Fact is, both increase blood flow. That's why your face turns red equally when you go outside in heat or freezing. So, apply if it feels good and don't if it feels bad. Neither make it heal better of faster per any valid study. Avoid freezing or burning skin. Don't keep ice on if it hurts. ...Read more

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I have a personal question I will like to speak to a doctor plx jennifer

Try health tap: The questioners and answers on this site are largely confidential. Scan a few and you can see the range of questions and yours probably fits in without any issues. If not there is a way on healthtap to ask an individual doctor a question if that is preferable. We are a friendly and helpful site. ...Read more

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Looking at dental implants. Friends husband got one said it was $10, 000. Are they really that much out was that ann extreme amount to pay?

Looking at dental implants. Friends husband got one said it was $10, 000. Are they really that much out was that ann extreme amount to pay?

Depends: So many questions: was osseous grafting involved, if so what kind? Was there a sinus lift involved? Who did the procedure (s) a properly trained specialist or a properly trained general dentist? Did that amount include any/all additional procedure (s) for the correct support of the implant? I agree with the above; $10k sounds a high, but it may include other things we are not aware of yet. ...Read more

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I should have said: may I drink black decaffienated tea before a cholesterol test? I omitted the "black." I don't drink herbal teas. Ann

I should have said: may I drink black decaffienated tea before a cholesterol test? I omitted the "black." I don't drink herbal teas. Ann

Black tea/ cholester: I usually tell people just to have water (8 to 16 oz) so they are hydrated before a cholesterol exam, There seems to be some mild evidence that chronic intake of green/black tea can lower LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks, so there may be a small impact, with resulting lower cholesterol.

http://www. Webmd. Com/cholesterol-management/news/20030623/tea-extract-can-lower-cholesterol ...Read more

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Could my progesterone levels been low/off because I was menstrating at the time of my blood draw? Jennifer V

Could my progesterone levels been low/off because I was menstrating at the time of my blood draw? Jennifer V

Yes: For sure. During menstruation and during the entire follicular phase progesterone levels are "low, " no different than in a male. It is not terribly useful to check P4 at this time. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, what amino acids can I take to maintain my health, as I have ckd3 and bipolar disorder. Thank you for your advice! Jennifer?

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Dear doctors, what amino acids can I take to maintain my health, as I have ckd3 and bipolar disorder. Thank you for your advice! Jennifer?

Amino acids: Other than healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, doubt there would be need for Amino Acids supplement. ...Read more

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Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring I am 43 years old and I am crying I should have asked a doctors when I was younger?

Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring I am 43 years old and I am crying I should have asked a doctors when I was younger?

Penile lumps: The penis has sebaceous glands along the shaft and corona and sebaceous cysts can develop and cause lumps. These lumps must be differentiated from infections due to herpes or other STDs, penile warts, angiokeratomas, scabies, folliculitis, Tyson glands (modified sebaceous glands around the corona and inner surface of the prepuce of the penis). Cancer must be ruled out. Get examined. ...Read more

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I have being feeling weak lately and feeling dizzy at sometime I went to see a doctor and runs me a test and the result came negative I just don t know what to do anymore please I need your help am jennifer form nigeria?

I have being feeling weak lately and feeling dizzy at sometime I went to see a doctor and runs me a test and the result came negative I just don t know what to do anymore please I need your help am jennifer form nigeria?

Drink more water: Many illnesses can cause you to feel weak and dizzy. Without seeing you or reviewing the test that your doctor did, it is difficult to tell why you are feeling that way.

One common cause of feeling weak/dizzy in Nigeria is anemia (low hemoglobin or low blood level); another can be low blood pressure (from lack of enough fluid). Try drinking plenty of clean water and see if you feel any better. ...Read more

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I don't rest comfortably at night, my head in all types of position, now I have these really bad neck cramps, what cam I do Doc? Thank you...Ann

I don't rest comfortably at night, my head in all types of position, now I have these really bad neck cramps, what cam I do Doc? Thank you...Ann

Neck pain: There are many possibilities for the cause of your discomfort. Have you had any injury to your neck or spine? Are you doing heavy work, lifting etc. Or are you at a computer all day with poor posture etc.
Once the cause is determined then you have the knowledge to get medical help or physical therapy etc. You need a check up. ...Read more

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Mri show buldging disc suggest annular tear. Mostly low central radial back pain slight sciatica. Does mostly back pain suggest cause ann tear not bd?

Mri show buldging disc suggest annular tear. Mostly low central radial back pain slight sciatica. Does mostly back pain suggest cause ann tear not bd?

Disc pain: Disc pain is primarily in the back without going g down the legs. Unfortunately most people have more than one reason to have back pain. You shod discuss the full results of the MRI with the ordering physician so a comprehensive plan of care can be developed. ...Read more

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59 y/o f, 5'8 145lbs. Bi-cus. A/v w/3.6 CM aneur in ascending aorta. Controlled high BP & chol w/meds. Dad died of dissection age 51. Get ann. Echo, but it doesn't show the aneur. Shd I ask for tee?

59 y/o f, 5'8 145lbs. Bi-cus. A/v w/3.6 CM aneur in ascending aorta. Controlled high BP & chol w/meds. Dad died of dissection age 51. Get ann. Echo, but it doesn't show the aneur. Shd I ask for tee?

Yes: Bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysm, and a family history of aortic dissection is enough to be extremely diligent in routine monitoring of the valve and aorta. Tee is a good test and should also consider ct angiogram to assess the entire aorta and arch as well as the area around the coronary artery ostia. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a broken foot and I'm in a boot. What is the broth they you talk about made from? Thanks, Jennifer

Hi! I have a broken foot and I'm in a boot. What is the broth they you talk about made from? Thanks, Jennifer

Bone Broth?: There's some anecdotal evidence bone broth can help healing but almost nothing scientific. It made from...bones, beef or chicken, boiled for about 12-24 hours. Making it will keep your mind off your broken foot. http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/16/bone-broth-benefits. Aspx Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more