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Hi Justin, My 5yrs. Old son has been recommended to take montek lc for 3months is it safe to continue.
My names Justin and I'm 16. I'd like to know more about a few problems I have with my spine, chest and disease I have?
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Hi, im justin 27 male, ulcerative colitis. I have controlled my uc by taking ling zhi herbal alternative to steriod. However I have fever daily. :- (?
Fever and UC: The herbal alternative is likely not the issue in your case. The fevers are concerning. Keep a diary of your daily temperatures. Okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from an exam, possible imaging and blood draw. Ulcerative colitis carries risk for fistula, ulcers, abscess. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although it is very rare. There is usually some underlying medical condition that they may or may not be aware of, things like problems with the heart, brain, lungs, etc can suddenly kill someone. If you are concerned about your health, please follow up with your physician; if you are grieving the loss of someone, your physician may be able to help get you in touch with a counselor. ...Read more
See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness like anemia dehydration, metabolic disorders and medications. I guess that you are probably suffering from anxiety which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. ...Read more
Leave what?: Hi, your question is incomplete. We cannot see any other questions you may have posted. So please ask again and put all pertinent info in that question. There is a 150 character limit, including punctuation and spaces, so keep it complete but brief. ...Read more
Why don't you relax? What "conditioning" have you had that prevents you from relaxing?
Breathing is he simplest technique to start...Sit and breathe in to a count of 4, hold 4, out 4, hold 4. You can make it 6, 8, 10 - whatever you like. Bu deep breathing calms the body and the nervous system. Schedule time for yourself to relax-massage, breathing, meditating, etc. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for difficulty making decisions. One of the most common is depression. Also some people have never been supported from a young age in making decisions of their own -- this is a gradual developmental process in humans. You could see a psychologist or other therapist to explore what's happening in your own case. If needed, referral to a psychiatrist as well. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris?: A benign condition of the skin usually affecting the upper arms or thighs with little plugs of extra skin that occur around the hair follicles making them appear more prominent and sometimes reddish. Treatment is hydration / moisturizers and possibly low / med potency topical steroids. ...Read more
Poor question: To benefit from this site you need to give background information that supports a clear question. This is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked, so future submissions need to be complete and clear. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
Not an excuse: But often a way of temporarily alleviating underlying emotional pain. So the cravings are "real" but their source is something other, making them seem on the surface "an excuse" to sensitive outsiders. ...Read more
Depends on wound: If it's a tiny scratch or puncture, wash the area thoroughly and apply antibiotic ointment. If gaping wound you should seek medical attention promptly. Hopefully your dog has been vaccinated. If minor and you have not had tetanus booster in last 10 years see your doctor for a booster. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Here it is:: Don't smoke. Wear a seatbelt. Don't play with guns. Don't play with people who do. Wear sunscreen. Exercise daily. Stay interested in your job and hobbies. Love your spouse and be faithful. Eat a balanced diet. Don't believe people who want to sell you things you don't need. Try to laugh at least once every day. Read. Alter your routine but don't take unnecessary risks. Enjoy each day-it's a gift ...Read more
3 things to do: First is obviously a balanced diet. Second--to gain muscle, you must do weight-bearing exercise/lifting/squatting etc... Third: fat around the waistline is tough to trim, so ab crunches/twists (kick-boxing is incredibly effective but tough to do). Slow, persistent/commitment is needed to build a well-balanced/healthy body. U are doing it for yourself, so take the time and do it well. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more