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Doctor insights on: Look At You You Re Young Having So Much Fun

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I want to be healthy again and be happy with everyone. When do you know you have epiglottitis?

I want to be healthy again and be happy with everyone. When do you know you have epiglottitis?

Respiratory: Trouble breathing (respiratory distress), drooling,leaning forward to breathe, taking rapid shallow breaths,retraction of neck and rib muscles with breath, high-pitched whistling sound breathing (stridor), and trouble speaking. ...Read more

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Why do people say if you are healthy you will look better but people who eat junk food still look beautiful?

Why do people say if you are healthy you will look better but people who eat junk food still look beautiful?

Nothings for sure: Just like not everyone who smokes develops lung cancer or emphysema. Beauty has a strong genetic component beyond environmental exposures. But the healthy you are the better you may be able to work against suboptimal genetics and other difficult to control external factors. ...Read more

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In a mature respectable manner is it ok to call your doctor out if you feel like you are not getting help you deserve?

In a mature respectable manner is it ok to call your doctor out if you feel like you are not getting help you deserve?

Second Opinion: It is appropriate to have a nice, in person , conversation expressing your concerns. If these are not addressed then it is time to get another opinion. In medicine many patients have expectations that cannot be met. I know i try very hard to address these expectations with my patients, but even when we try hard we do not always succeed. ...Read more

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At what age can you masturbate and not ruien your sex drive when you get older?

At what age can you masturbate and not ruien your sex drive when you get older?

No such thing: There's no such thing as masturbation "ruining" one's sex drive. For a young person, masturbation can be a great idea. It familiarizes a young woman with her body and how her sex organs work, what pleases her, etc. In this way, she can communicate what pleases her and what doesn't to her partners. Communication is one of the most important aspects of having a healthy sex life. ...Read more

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Would fixing bow legs then make you taller if you are already a young adult? If yes, around how much can it make you taller?

Would fixing bow legs then make you taller if you are already a young adult? If yes, around how much can it make you taller?

Yes: The surgery to straighten out a bowed leg would increase the vertical distance of the lower extremity and thus make you taller in most cases. The amount of height gain would be based upon the amount of deformity you have and the amount of correction achieved. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How much intense exercise do you need a day if you are young?

How much intense exercise do you need a day if you are young?

Its all good: The benefits of exercise are many. Weight control, physical health, mental health, lengthening life span. Any exercise even low intensity exercise gives these health benefits, even for only 10 or 20 min a day. High intensity exercise lets you get these benefits a bit more quickly for up to an hour a day and then more intense exercise does not add much more health advantages. ...Read more

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How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

Professional help: Get help! you sound like you are feeling miserable. Bellieve it or not, things can get better. I recommend seeing your physician to rule out any medical causes for your symptoms. He or she may recommend psychotropic medication managment with a psychiatrist or cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist. Get help now! you are worth it!. ...Read more

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Is there an age set to when you should start having sex? Is it okay to start having sex as a teen like age 17 if you feel ready and know the risks?

Is there an age set to when you should start having sex? Is it okay to start having sex as a teen like age 17 if you feel ready and know the risks?

At what age???: The different ages of man. There is the chronological age (from when you were born), emotional age (some people just never grow up), psychological age, age of financial maturity, age of physiological maturity, etc, etc, etc. I do not know you to answer with certainty but the answer is almost certainly no. At least you are asking the question. ...Read more

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Might dentists tell if youre making yourself sick or just that you are being sick?

Might dentists tell if youre making yourself sick or just that you are being sick?

Yes: The lingual or back side of the upper front teeth erode from acidic wear due to bulimia. This is not often seen naturally. Severe reflux make also due this. Either way the acid wear needs to be reduced in order to save tooth structure. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are watching your calories, then shouldnt you not eat at mcdonalds?

I'm just wondering, if you are watching your calories, then shouldnt you not eat at mcdonalds?

McDonalds: Mcdonald's has made nutritional information available on line & in their restaurants. Some of the food is delectable but unhealthy. But they do have healthy choices available. Check it out - so you can make healthier choices if you eat there. ...Read more

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Do you agree that having to do something that you are not passionate about doing adds stress? I am stuck with a stressful job. How to avoid stress?

Do you agree that having to do something that you are not passionate about doing adds stress?  I am stuck with a stressful job. How to avoid stress?

Very much agree with: Dr pappas ; dr. Baker. Finding purpose in life is in my mind, essential to wellbeing. I would encourage you to either start to find meaning in what you are currently doing or figure out what you can do in life that provides a sense of meaning. Both of these options require change on your part. ...Read more

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While you're at home, are you supposed to use sunscreen even if you don't step outside?

While you're at home, are you supposed to use sunscreen even if you don't step outside?

No evidence: Sunscreen is to protect against exposure to uv radiation from the sun or artificial uv sources. If you are indoors there is no risk of exposure and no need to use sunscreen. ...Read more

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What to do if I get so angry at people who are mean?

What to do if I get so angry at people who are mean?

Learn how to deal: with them assertively. Feeling powerless against their behavior may cause you to feel furious. ...Read more

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What pill could make you lose weight, but not so much you look like a tweeker?

What pill could make you lose weight, but not so much you look like a tweeker?

Don't look to pills: As the answer. A healthier lifestyle is the best ; safest way to lose weight. Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic. ...Read more

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Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move

Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move

Can be normal: Your eyes sometimes get tired of focusing particularly at the computer for long periods. Best to get up and walk around every hour or so to break up the focus. This is not nystagmus. ...Read more

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Do you have more immunoglobulin A if you orgasm regularly than if you don't?

Do you have more immunoglobulin A if you orgasm regularly than if you don't?

No.: Though mildly elevated levels of IgA can be normal, very high levels need to be investigated. Please discuss with the provider who ordered the test - if very high, hematologists are specialists in this area. ...Read more

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What age do you think is good to start having sex?

What age do you think is good to start having sex?

Depends: Cultural and religious factors. however generally a person must be able to understand sex and legally be able to give consent. An adult as determined by law/ societal norms in that state or country. Some cultures abhor premarital sex ...Read more