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Know Anything About Shabu
Microdialysis: This typically refers to a laboratory technique of assaying chemicals from a small sample of plasma. It typically does not refer to traditional hemodialysis that a person with kidney failure requires. Hemodialysis is evolving though with new machines and cartridges that are smaller, but not micro as yet ...Read more
Yes: Human monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of central and west africa near tropical rainforests where there is frequent contact with infected animals. Usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Human monkeypox can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox or chickenpox. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease : Scleroderma literally means, "hard skin" which is a prominent feature. It is an autoimmune disease that results from cells making excess collagen which hardens and tightens the skin and blood vessels and sometimes internal organs. The severity can vary greatly from person to person. Fortunately, it is a rare disease. A rheumatologist is the best doctor to evaluate and treat this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tobacco: Tobacco smoke is a toxic and carcinogenic mixture of more than 5, 000 chemicals. Many of them are well known to increase one's risk to develop cancer or associated with development of cancer. Check this to see the list of carcinogen in cigarette .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/list_of_cigarette_smoke_carcinogens. ...Read more
Viral brain infectio: Encephalitis is an infection and inflammation of the .brain substance itself. It is usually viral in nature but can be caused by other agents and autoimmune disorders. The severity varies with the agent, for instance virus causing the infection, from mild, accompanying mumps to severe when caused by herpes simplex virus, eastern equine or any of many other viruses ...Read more
MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. You can pick up MRSA almost anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervix Ca: Villoglandular adenocarcinoma , also villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that, in relation to other cervical cancers, is typically found in younger women and has a better prognosis. A similar lesion may arise from the endometrium of the uterus.The signs and symptoms are similar to other cervical cancers and may include post-coital bleeding and/or pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The diagnosis is based on tissue biopsy. The treatment is dependent on the stage. As the prognosis of this tumour is usually good, fertility sparing approaches may be treatment options ...Read more
Hypogonadism: I have conductive extensive research on the subject. One of my medical students is currently putting the finishing touches on a ground-breaking paper on this subject. Until it is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal it is merely heresay. That is my official statement on the matter. Sorry. ...Read more
Comfort only: Treatment is directed at assuring proper hydration, nutrition and rest.These kids can be quite unhappy for the 3-7 days f this illness and the fever can be unresponsive to meds. As long as they can make pee every 6-8 hours and take in some nutrients, this will pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A media-inspired: term, not a medical diagnosis, but extreme dieting & exercise & other Eating Disorder behaviors during pregnancy limits fetal nutrition &, in some cases, flow of blood & oxygen to the fetal brain. A Small-for-Gestational Age newborn can have a multitude of medical & developmental problems. Diagnosis of underlying maternal mental illness & medical, therapeutic & dietary management are a must. ...Read more
LSD addiction: I have not seen pts who demonstrated addiction to lsd but more have 'polyabuse' using anything they can get their hands on to alter reality. The problem is that lsd (and other hallucinogen) abuse can lead to residual psychotic symptoms and may alter brain chemistry which can be difficult to treat. Some have intrusive flashbacks years after stopping, which can be as bad as an addiction. I would put lsd in the same category as heroin as drugs that should never be tried since their effects can be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve involvement.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more
What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?
How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more
Don't understand why: people think that physicians should be the ones helping them evade responsibility for their own actions. Firstly, there is nothing that actually works (and/or can't be detected by those doing the drug test), and secondly, ethical doctors should not help people lie and evade tests designed to help them. Your should be more concerned about a methamphetamine problem than being caught. Please get help ...Read more
How long will meth or shabu stay in my system? Im using meth for the five days ago, and i will be having a drugt test this monday. Please help.
Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine can usually be detected in urine for 1-4 days. It stays in your hair up to 90 days. Even a single use can be detected. If you're using it at all, it's very dangerous to you. Please consider getting help from your family physician or an addiction medicine doctor. Crystal meth anonymous is a self-help group also. http://www.crystalmeth.org/. ...Read more
Don't use it: No more disrespect is intended than the question itself contains. "shabu" is, i understand, a term for methamphetamine used in japan, hong kong, malaysia and indonesia. If you are smart enough to be using healthtap, you are smart enough not to be messing around with this godawful drug of abuse. You won't realize the danger until it's too late. Stop, and get help if you need to. ...Read more
Depends: There are a variety of screening tests which detect amphetamine like substances - metabolites of ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine or others of the substituted phenethylamine group - a very large group. If positive on screening tool, gas chromatography / mass spectrometry will confirm the compound and its metabolites. ...Read more
It is very dangerous: Speed is very addictive and dangerous unless given for add or narcolepsy under medical supervision. It can cause lack of appetite, loss of weight, and insomnia and very addictive.It is schedule2 drug and there is big off street market for these drugs. These grugs are sometimes prescribed for add, narcolepsy and was in past used for obesity. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes OB providers will break the amniotic sac ("bag of waters") to bring on labor. Other techniques can also be used, with varying success. Or oxytocin ("pit") given in an intravenous (IV) solution can be used to increase the frequency and strength of contractions. That results in a more regular pattern of labor that may shorten the time from start of labor (regular contractions) to delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delusions: Psychotic symptoms involve a loss of touch with reality. Patients with psychosis have an impaired reality sense/experience, meaning that what they see, hear, or believe is erroneous or false. However, psychotic patients can have good reality testing. That is, some can identify that the delusion (fixed false belief) or hallucination is false even though their is impairment in reality sense. ...Read more
I wish more did: Onchocerciasis is a dread disease in which worms bearing bacteria cause blindness and spotty skin lesions. In some communities, all adults are blind and they are led by children. Robert mcnamara, remorseful architect of the vietnam war, did more than anyone else to control this dread illness, but it remains a serious problem in much of the tropics. ...Read more
Dwarfism: About 1 in 20, 000 births. Genetic defect causes poor bone growth. Affected persons have a large head with small bones in the mid face. The arms and legs are short, but the trunk is long. Intelligence is usually normal, but walking is often delayed. They can have problems with the spinal cord being compressed. They can have children, but there is a high risk >50% of passing the defect to offspring. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on person, area of country, and other variables. Talk with other people in your area to find one that is good and reasonably priced. Just because its expensive doesn't mean its good...And just because it is cheap doesn't necessarily mean its bad advice. New grads/those trying to build a practise tend to be cheaper to build the volume. ...Read more
Not an easy: Answer in 400 characters or less. Nutrition wise, there is no "speed" diet but rather a healthy diet that is nutritionally sound is key for allowing optimal muscle growth. I'm also not sure what you mean by speed. If you mean explosiveness, like that in sprinting, then plyometrics, sprinting, and building an overall strong body are key - look at the physiques of the worlds top sprinters. ...Read more
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