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Dr. Livingston, is this you? I'm Julie, Ryan Mearns' wife and have a question.

Bump?: Could be wrong but I believe this direct personal level inquiry is intended to be done through a private consult. ...Read more

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I wanna reduce my weight? I have 5'6 height and 25 year age having 60 kg. .. Your swift response required. Thanks.

I wanna reduce my weight? I have 5'6 height and 25 year age having 60 kg. .. Your swift response required. Thanks.

See Dr. And eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Bipolarii. Cant take antid's. How swiftly can a mood change? Depressed 4 months.1 month great. Now finding myself getting depressed again. Input? Tks

Bipolarii. Cant take antid's. How swiftly can a mood change? Depressed 4 months.1 month great. Now finding myself getting depressed again. Input? Tks

Each person with: Bipolar disorder cycles differently. What you described is not unusual. Taking antidepressants can be very problematic for a person with bipolar disorder. Please talk to your psychiatrist/ medical provider about a trial with a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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Read Taylor swift is still growing taller @ 25. Thought girls didn't grow that late. What causes that & could I still grow after 25 if got period @ 13?

Read Taylor swift is still growing taller @ 25. Thought girls didn't grow that late. What causes that & could I still grow after 25 if got period @ 13?

Not a chance: Everything your read about Taylor Swift on the internet is not fact! You are correct, girls growth slows after your period stops then ceases in that following year. ...Read more

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We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

Rhythm variations nl: Minor variations in the heart rhythm are normal, particularly in your twenties. However, I noticed that you are on a medication which lowers blood pressure by slowing the heart rate. If you have any fluttering sensation in your chest, shortness of breath or chest pain, see your physician and request an ECG and Holter monitor. If you are symptom free, have your machine checked. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag that is half ripped off and bleeding a little. If I rip off all the way in a swift tear is this dangerous and will it grow back?

I have a skin tag that is half ripped off and bleeding a little. If I rip off all the way in a swift tear is this dangerous and will it grow back?

See below: Clean area with some alcohol. Take a pair of scissors cleaned with alcohol and cut the rest off. Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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Is having a fast metabolism, 23 y/o male, good for me? If not how do I slow it down? My body seems to burn right through anything I eat swiftly. Slim

Is having a fast metabolism, 23 y/o male, good for me? If not how do I slow it down? My body seems to burn right through anything I eat swiftly. Slim

Would not be worried: So called fast metabolism may not persist, and u will start gaining weight as you age.
You do not need to be fat to suffer from metabolic side effects of poor diet and lack of exercise. Significant proportion of diabetes and pre diabetes patient are lean.
My advise- eat healthy diet and do regular exercise 20 minutes/day 5days/week. ...Read more

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My name's Julie. I'm not usually bothered by seasonal allergies I am this year. If you take enough antihistamines will it build up in the system?

My name's Julie. I'm not usually bothered by seasonal allergies I am this year. If you take enough antihistamines will it build up in the system?

Nasal allergies: Antihistamines can offer relief for mild symptoms and may build up. Nasal steroids (Namsacort and Flonase are nonprescription) are going to be more effective for most people. The nasal steroids usually take 2-3 days to start making a difference and reach full effect the in 2 weeks. They are best used regularly in the season. Prescription antihistamine nasal sprays that work in 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Does your office do laser tattoo removal? Julie

Does your office do laser tattoo removal? Julie

Yes: I have been performing LTR for about 7 years. I am on long island I would recommend you only go to a physician well trained in LTR using FDA approved Q switched lasers. A serious office will have 2 to 5 lasers specifically for LTR
Good Luck ...Read more

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I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It has caused mild hydronephrosis and hydro-ureter. I have no pain at all, just a slight "awareness" in my lower back. 3 questions. 1. How swiftly must this be addressed" days?

I have a 5mm stone that is stuck in the ureter, just outside the bladder. It has caused mild hydronephrosis and hydro-ureter. I have no pain at all, just a slight "awareness" in my lower back. 3 questions. 1. How swiftly must this be addressed" days?

No rush, may pass: Most 5 mm ureteral stones pass spontaneously. Your symptoms are mild and you have had either a ct or a renal ultrasound & are under care so there is no immediate need for intervention. Urine should be filtered in case stone is passed. Studies can be repeated in 2 weeks, or sooner if symptoms increase, risk of renal damage is minimal. Stone can be removed later as needed. Ureter. ...Read more

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My wife Julie has extreme shaking from head to toe. Walking down stairs is impossible. It went away for 3 days but now it's back. Can we know why pls?

My wife Julie has extreme shaking from head to toe. Walking down stairs is impossible. It went away for 3 days but now it's back. Can we know why pls?

This is a simple?: Although I suspect the answer will not be simple. Take her to the hospital now. She needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Your earlier question which I also answered about numbness tingling and loss of strength in the arm in the context of what you describe is worrisome for MS or a stroke. You live in a region with increased risk of MS. She has a neurological problem, this needs prompt attention ...Read more

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My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal. What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal. What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

Graves' disease: This is an illness caused by antibodies to the pituitary that cause increased thyroid hormone production since the antibodies mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, and cause a hyperthyroid state. The diagnostic feature is a low level of native TSH with high T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels ...Read more

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How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

Allergy vaccination: The vaccination is a long process and is usually given all year round, you need to check with a local doctor about pricing. ...Read more

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Hello, at work I and began feeling nauseated I walked swiftly to the restroom and when I arrived I was extremely dizzy sweating for about 20 minutes why?

Hello, at work I and began feeling nauseated I walked swiftly to the restroom and when I arrived I was extremely dizzy sweating for about 20 minutes why?

Stress/nutrition: At your age it may be simply due to stressors, poor nutrition, poor sleep, anxiety. Try a well-balanced diet rest and relaxation. If your symptoms persist you should see your physician for a basic bloodwork to rule out common deficiencies. ...Read more

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Julie still all her body shaking. Hyperactive reflexes, even in one touch. We are not worried about stroke. Is there's anything emergency?

Julie still all her body shaking. Hyperactive reflexes, even in one touch. We are not worried about stroke. Is there's anything emergency?

Unclear: From your question, I am unsure what the problem is. If you are concerned, go to the nearest emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in area of right 7-9th rib after sleeping on hard surface on belly and swiftly elevating arm? Now hurts bending, deep breathing. Female 50

Sudden pain in area of right 7-9th rib after sleeping on hard surface on belly and swiftly elevating arm? Now hurts bending, deep breathing. Female 50

Musculoskeletal: Probably happened because you were sleeping on a hard surface and your ribs started to crush the nerve running beside them. Every time you breath or move it hurts because the nerve is irritated. Use heat then ice, antiinflammatories, and muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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I was recently put on bisoprolol 5mg for my swift heart rate & Coversyl 4mg for high blood pressure. Is this a safe combination? Any Concerns?

I was recently put on bisoprolol 5mg for my swift heart rate & Coversyl 4mg for high blood pressure. Is this a safe combination? Any Concerns?

Yes, this is a safe: And effective combination of medications for the problems you describe. If you do not trust your health care provider you might consider switching to a different one. A therapeutic relationship is important for the treatment of chronic diseases like HTN. ...Read more

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My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation ...Read more

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Can I give juice and pocari sweat to my 7months old baby?

Can I give juice and pocari sweat to my 7months old baby?

Not recommended: Young children do not need the sugar found in drinks like pocari sweat. Even fruit juice has more sugar than children need. Skip the juice and give your child breast milk, formula, or water instead. ...Read more

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Had 2 strokes in july right fingers are stift and coldwhy?

Had 2 strokes in july right fingers are stift and coldwhy?

Nerve damage: Stroke translates into damage to the nerves of the brain. Your vessels, muscles, and peripheral nerves heavily depend on your brain, so when the pathways are destroyed, your circulation and your muscles will not function properly. ...Read more