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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

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

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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 ?

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
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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

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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?

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

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Does tea and lemon juice help with stinky feet?

Does tea and lemon juice help with stinky feet?

Tea does: Not sure about lemon juice. The tannic acid in the tea helps absorb moisture and dries out sweat glands. Black tea i understand works best. ...Read more

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What are jock straps good for?

What are jock straps good for?

Jock straps: support a male's genitalia when engaged in vigorous activities (like exercise or sports) ...Read more

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What is werewolf syndrome? A joke?

What is werewolf syndrome? A joke?

No: Acute intermittent porphyria used to be called the werewolf syndrome. It does not mean that these patients are werewolves. Many have some symptoms, such as excessive hair growth and red urine, that reminded people of werewolves. ...Read more

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Ydkhklf soon as I am not jock NFU?

Just Not: clear on what you are asking. Please ask again. You may want to have someone with more English background and not use abbreviations. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to help my have feelings of joy?

What foods can I eat to help my have feelings of joy?

Chocolate: Chemicals in chocolate (esp. Dark varieties) might be useful for some persons to elevated mood. Chocolate consumption is a double edged sword. All things in moderation to avoid weight gain. ...Read more

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Do you feel like life is one big cruel joke sometimes?

Do you feel like life is one big cruel joke sometimes?

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 more

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Is "microsleep" real or it's just a joke that people do?

Is "microsleep" real or it's just a joke that people do?

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

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