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Kong-tv reported this morning that it has been shown that bad "friend"ships can cause serious health problems? Is this true? Kong-tv reported this story just this morning, 1-24-12, yet i can find nothing in your website to confirm it. Joyce taylor refer
I : I want to first advise you that i did not see the kong - tv report that you referred to. When relationships are harmful to your sense of wellness; they are some referred to as "toxic". All relationships have ups and downs. However, if you find that you feel emotionally depleted or upset more often that you feel positive after interactions with someone, then that relationship might be toxic. Let's say you have a friendship in which the other person always wants you to do things for them and it is never reciprocated, that sounds unbalanced. Or perhaps you are in a relationship where the other person is consistently critical and unsupportive, that may be a toxic relationship. Some things are quite obviously toxic: when a person has a pattern of saying one thing to your face and other things behind your back is an example. Over time, if a person continues to be involved in multiple toxic relationships or even one relationship that is toxic but very important in your life; it can adversely impact your emotional and physical wellness. The impact can be even greater if there is turmoil in other areas of your life. If you aren't treated well- you may harbor feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, fear. It may leave you confused, enraged or exhausted. Some conditions that can be impacted by our emotions include: asthma, migraine headaches, tension headaches, gastrointestinal upset such as irritable bowel syndrome. These are just a few. The most concerning issue regarding toxic relationships is if there is abuse. If there is verbal, physical or sexual abuse that is not acceptable. If you are having trouble freeing yourself from an abusive relationship then you may need professional help. Sometimes unhealthy relationships can adversely impact your physical health. It sounds like your physiologic reaction of having a stomach tied up in knots in a relationship that wasn't going well is a good example. The fact that you are feeling physically better since you ended that relationship is further proof. Good luck continuing to make healthy choices about the people you spend your time/ life with. ...Read more
My b/p has been running high the last 3 or 4 days , so i uped my b/p meds . This am my b/p is 190/104 . What can I do to help lower it. Ty joyce
Call your Dr today: Don't self-adjust w/o a plan from your dr--that is how mistakes are made and people pass out. At moment, opposite still your problem, despite upped dose, so need to call your dr for new plan and possibly new med. If get headache or chest pain, head to emergency room. ...Read more
Hi im joyce, im 21 years old.. My problem is im only 32 kls.5'1 in height.. I need a vitamins that will help me to gain my weight..Thanks for answerin?
Vitamins not helpful: Sometimes an iron deficiency can affect one's appetite, but not to the degree that you are underweight. You should see your md to rule out a medical or psychological problem causing your excessive thinness. It is very unlikely to be a vitamin deficiency of any kind. ...Read more
Give the joke back: Everybody thinks like this sometimes. Life is unfair. Good decisions (forming relationships with the right people, acquiring skills that are marketable and useful to others, managing time wisely) are likely to result in good outcomes. But best of all, resolve to be kind to others in spite of life's injustices, and without expecting anything in return. "the joke is on you, life!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's real: Microsleep is a sudden transition from wakefulness to sleep that can be dangerous in many situations (for example, when driving or operating heavy machinery). It usually occurs due to sleep deprivation, though normal non-sleep deprived individuals can also experience microsleep. See a neurology or pulmonary sleep specialist to be evaluated. http://www.sleepdex.org/microsleep.htm ...Read more
Of course: Grandparents have the luxury of indulging their grandchildren if they are not the primary caregivers. They take care of these kids for brief intervals, and can provide goodies that the parents forbid. This is not malicious but simply an expression of love without the daily responsibility. In most families, the grandparents are deeply beloved by their grandchildren and this helps. ...Read more
AED: Voltage = joules/ coulombs of energy delivered. The energy is bipolar delivered in fractions of a second. Voltage then can only be calculated if coulombs is known. The manufacturers may be able to provide that information. ...Read more
How can I tell if when joking with my friends has gone too far? What if I am or they are hurting each others feelings?
Great question!: You may be growing up. Are you ever aware of feeling a bit hurt? That may be a way to start a simple talk on it. You can just say it happened to you for a moment and you wondered if anyone else ever felt bad for a bit. Keep it short and simple unless anyone picks up the ball. I admire your awareness. ...Read more
Hi I'm Jose I feel really bad most of the day I have these times where I'm just thinking of bad moments and can't stop myself it just goes on repeat?
Seek help: Jose, it sounds like you are suffering from depression. Call a help line or go to a hospital where there is mental health care. Mental health is a medical disease as well. Talk to your family and your friends. This is a good time to have lots of support and contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I masturbute twice a week n go 4 jyming regularly so is this habit can creat problem for my body or can decrease my strength?I need good body, suggest
Good for you!: It sounds like you are doing everything right. Anybody who tells you that entertaining yourself like this is going to hurt you mentally or physically is messing with your head -- ignore them. When you're alone, you'll learn about your mind & body & stay comfortable. Vary your technique -- it'll make you a more versatile lover, and think especially about that one special person in your future. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Jock itch (tinea cruris) is caused by a fungal infection. Similar to athlete's foot, cream used to treat this condition are often effective for jock itch as well. Examples include Lamisil (terbinafine) at and lotrimin. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spray at Drug Store: Your doc can give you an anti-fungal. Alternatively, you can try an over the counter spray/cream/powder from the drug store. One is called tinactin (tolnaftate). Fungi love dark and damp places so try to keep things dry and change underwear daily. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer