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My cousin is an offensive lineman, so size and strength are important. What's a good way for him to work out without losing fat? And what foods to eat?
WHAT?: Perhaps u should talk 2 his trainer, a better idea is 2 exchange muscle 4 fat. Makes a lot more sense 4 success in football. Fat does not= strength. ...Read more
I am being deployed to Liberia soon. I'm scared I may contract ebola. How easy is it to get from another human. Do they have to be symptomatic?
Ebola: Thankyou for your service to our country. It is very appreciated. Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth ...Read more
Definitely NO!!!: Sounds like you have quite a prejudice against organic foods. Numerous research studies show organic foods contain significantly higher amounts of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants- up to 10 times more antioxidants! They also, of course, have much lower levels of pesticide residues and pesticides have been associated with increased risk of many serious illnesses like cancer... (cont. In comments). ...Read more
Loss of flexibility: Don't know exactly what your? Relates to but could be related to mandatory states insurance coverage for infertility. What happens is that pushes more patients to ivf crowding clinics. Instead of 200 patients we now see 2000 cycles per clinic. This creates impersonal care. Other thoughts would address liberal clinic policy for women to have access to contraceptives etc. No disadvantage. ...Read more
L/S Endocarditis: Libman-Sacks endocarditis (a process affecting the inner lining of the heart) is a nonbacterial (so non-infectious) thrombotic (clot forming) endocarditis. It is the most characteristic cardiac manifestation of the autoimmune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus - SLE). The condition most commonly involves the mitral and aortic valves but can effect all the valve of the heart. ...Read more
My cousin is an offensive lineman in football, which means he needs to be wide to block. How can he work out and build strength without losing fat?
Football player: He should find a professional sports trainer to set up an exercise regime for him. ...Read more
I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?
Perspiration is part of your body's cooling system and essential to a gymnast.
Dark skin can represent a medical problem on the nape of the neck, but in your armpits it's probably built in to your genes. Please talk to your family or physician about this. It is probably not a problem, even to your teammates. ...Read more
U take protein-: -sublimation only if U R doing a hard weight training exercise, & only on those days. Just taking it every day will not B of great use. Most effective in weight training. If 290 in HS, weight training with a weight coach will get U 2 loose fat & replace it with muscle, & this will result in weight gain & strength. Also dance or yoga will help foot work & balance. ...Read more
Travelling from liberia to kenya, passed out in the plane and at the airport. Never fainted before. Ate and drank wine. What could be wrong?
I am a lineman for my company! What can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!
Electrolyte containing drink will do but make certain that you drink enough PLAIN WATER! Follow your won body. It "tells you" when you need water...you get THIRSTY. ..THIRST indicates you need plain water. Sweating will result in Sodium loss as well thus the electrolyte "drinks" during the day. CARRY BOTH!
Hope this helps! DO NOT FORGET SUN BLOCK!!!!
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Cut It Out!: This strikes me as a sarcastic ridiculous question with no place on this website. ...Read more
Below: Best to see your DR or Derm for an exam ...Read more
I've had some leopard print like rashes come up on the back of my legs and seem to be spreading, what could it be?
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I have my dance concert tomorrow and am wearing a pale pink leotard and white dress I have my period and need to get rid of my period for tomorrow.?
Can't: Can't sorry. Just be prepared and make sure you have enough tampons/pads. ...Read more
I'm an offensive lineman that wants to prevent hand injury by taping my hands and fingers. How should I tape them to get the most benefit?
Tape is usually: Applied one of two ways. (first make sure its not too tight and its better to have a trainer do it if available and the tape should not roll or be too tight aor be too sticky) either single tape to a joint on one digit or buddy tape to keep an injured finger next to another. If you buddy tape often you avoid the joints and pad the area lightly between the fingers, iif you single tape a figure 8. ...Read more
Us shower grossly normal liver 3 weeks later CT showed mild diffuse fatty liver. Can it develop that quick? Can meds cause fatty liver such as statins
Man 31 diagnosed with non alchoholic fatty liver. Can this b connected to my lipoma? Pain in upper body quadrant 2 years. Doc says unrelated? Is it?
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I have 3 snakes and a leopard gecko, people are telling me I am going to get salmonella and kill my unborn child. Is this true? I am 26 weeks pregnant
Salmonella: Reptiles do commonly carry salmonella. It doesn't cause any problem in them, but it can be passed to an 'owner'. If you keep the reptiles you have to be ultra obsessive about hand washing. If you leave these creatures out they also can contaminate surfaces like a floor or table. That is very bad for a crawling baby or toddler. If you got Salmonella while pregnant you wouldn't necessarily abort. ...Read more
Rash on most of arms and legs looks similar to leopard print. Dots about size of pencil eraser. Aren't raised unless I itch them. What could it be?
Need eval: Need evaluation by your doctor or dermatokogist. This needs to be set and examined and cannot be done virtually. ...Read more
He developed a rash. It began with a patch on his stomach, it has defiled treatment but spread over his body from his neck to his legs. Leopard patches?
WHAT???: Treated by WHAT kind of DR for WHAT diagnosis with WHAT treatment? Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have had bad breath for more than 10 years. It increase with air travel even with liberal fluid intake. I have been examined by a dentist, ENT specialist, internal medicine and through endoscopy. The problem is still not identified. What could be the ca
Debridement: In addition to all the other excellent suggestions presented here I would recommend 1) brush or scrape the top of your tongue--ask your Dentist for instructions, and 2) class or Water-Pik DAILY to remove the 30% of bacteria and food debris from between your teeth that a toothbrush (should be used 2 FULL minutes by the clock at least 2x/day) cannot reach. ...Read more
Hi, I have an extremely itchy red, raised rash on the inside of my left thigh. It sort of looks like leopard print. Its not dry skin.
Need to be seen: Can't deduce what you have without history and physical examination, kindly see your doctor/dermatologist, good luck ...Read more