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Can h.py lori be treated more than once. So sick an anti biotics helped before. Twice. Even though blood fine. Need help drs. Not helping me?

Can h.py lori be treated more than once. So sick an anti biotics helped before. Twice. Even though blood fine. Need help drs. Not helping me?

H pylori: Once u complete treatment for H pylori there is a test that will test for success of eradication. And if symptoms are persistent u may need to be seen by a gastroenterologist and get an upper GI scope. ...Read more

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Can my long-term mental health illness ever be stable if medication can't control it?

Can my long-term mental health illness ever be stable if medication can't control it?

Depends: There are many things one can do in addition to medication that are helpful. Exercise and proper nutrition are a good start. Meditation in any form is usually helpful. If you are getting mental health medications, discuss these adjunct behaviors with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been in and out of mental health for a long time now; my gaf scores keep dropping-?

Consistency is often: Important. Some people only receive services when in crisis. They may start or stop medications ;/ or therapy when they don't feel acutely unhappy. Encourage talking therapy that addresses underlying issues. Take care. ...Read more

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If someone stops taking mental health medication how long does it take to actually get out of their body completely?

If someone stops taking mental health medication how long does it take to actually get out of their body completely?

It depends: The class if medication is important. Most psychotropic medications have to be weaned off to allow your body to adjust to lower doses and to prevent withdrawal from abrupt discontinuation. Weaning period takes over 2-4 weeks in most cases but it's best to consult with a mental health expert. If the reason to discontinue a med is for lack of therapeutic effect, sometimes a new med is started. ...Read more

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Sometimes I look in the mirror and I look very fat and sometimes I look pretty thin. I can't tell. Is this a mental condition?

Sometimes I look in the mirror and I look very fat and sometimes I look pretty thin. I can't tell. Is this a mental condition?

It sounds like you: Have an unstable self-image. If you are a young teen that is one thing - but if not you might want to explore it with a therapist. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a mental breakdown look like?

Unanswerable: It would be as varied as the individuals going through such mental strain. Perhaps it would be better or more productive here to ask about something specific or a symptom you want to know about. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a long mental breakdown?

I've been experiencing a long mental breakdown?

Call for help: Difficult to assess your condition on such a platform and probably you need a detailed assessment by your doctor and mental health specialist ...Read more

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Mental illness and food. Has anyone looked for a link?

Mental illness and food. Has anyone looked for a link?

Yes: There are some reported links between artificial sweeteners and mental illness. These are not blinded studies, but anecdotal evidence. Furthermore, eating carbohydrates seem to be associated with same (or more specific withdrawal from carbohydrates). Fruits and veggies appear to be good for mental illness. ...Read more

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For how long should I wait to eat my meal after a workout?

For how long should I wait to eat my meal after a workout?

No set time: You listen to your body and eat when you need to and doesn't cause you any side effects. Most eat or drink a protein supplement right after a workout You may need the nutrients right after to avoid lightheadedness or eat when you need to ...Read more

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How long should I wait before I can have a meal after my workout?

How long should I wait before I can have a meal after my workout?

Eat when hungry: Quite simply, eat when you are hungry. After resistance training, it is recommended to provide your body with a lean, healthy source of protein within 30-40 minutes after workout to aid recovery and muscle repair.

Hydration and replenishing electrolytes is more important after long periods of aerobic exercise and fluid loss. Try (coconut) water. Sugar-laden sports drinks are not the answer. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for tips to keep my mental energy levels high?

What to if I am looking for tips to keep my mental energy levels high?

Mental Energy: Positive self talk, avoid negative thoughts, prayer, meditation 15 mins 3 times a day or so can help also. ...Read more

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How long would you need to take off if you have a mental breakdown due to work?

Not every one has: To stop working for this reason. When a person does need time away from their workplace, the length of time that is recommended is variable ; often depends on the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to cause big problems both mentally and physically?

How long does it take for alcohol to cause big problems both mentally and physically?

Alcohol: Depends upon how much you drink. Whether you have other liver or mental issues or work around toxins etc. It varies. Too much too long, several years, can do it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me signs that children have mental health problems that teachers can look for?

Can you tell me signs that children have mental health problems that teachers can look for?

There are multiple: Signs for teachers to pay attention to: fatigue, social isolation, sadness, writing about worries, distractibility, poor concentration, sudden change in grades, anxiety, fears, to name a few. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to look mentally challenged but not be mentally challenged?

Please explain if it is possible to look mentally challenged but not be mentally challenged?

Yes: A person who is taking drugs or drinking alcohol might seem to have a psychiatric disorder when in fact it is their intoxication that is creating that appearance. Another person could have a serious medical problem that mimics a psychiatric condition. However, once that is treated - they may feel fine. Someone with severe sleep deprivation or marked stress may also behave differently. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take before a sleep deficit wreaks havoc on mental health?

Can someone tell me how long will it take before a sleep deficit wreaks havoc on mental health?

Not too long: In research studies when they woke people up before they reached rem (deep) sleep, there were psychological symptoms which appeared fairly rapidly (which were reversible). If you are having trouble sleeping, speak to your physician and talk to a therapist, take care of it before it causes havoc. ...Read more

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They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?

They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?

Migraines, TMJ: The mind and body are connected. Chronic pain, drug abuse, migraines, tmj, obestiy, infertility, erectile dysfxn, fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome and HTN have been treated with some success w/ cognitive therapy or 'looking at things differently' in combo w/ other tx. Hypnosis has been used to treat warts, some rashes, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Penie not standing sexsual problem and meal not long time some time discharger and small ling problem product pls adv.?

Penie not standing sexsual problem and meal not long time some time discharger and small ling problem product pls adv.?

Erectile dysfunction: If a man is experiencing erectile dysfunction, the most common cause is endothelial (blood vessel lining) damage. Healthy endothelial cells produce nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels and causes erections in the penis. There are other causes which your doctor can sort out. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am very unstable mentally, no longer able to live my life normally because of a traumatic event in my past. Who should I go to for assistance?

I am very unstable mentally, no longer able to live my life normally because of a traumatic event in my past. Who should I go to for assistance?

Begin w/psychiatrist: Working with the impact of such experiences on you may require some time, and it needs to be done gently. Often people benefit from combining psychotherapy with medications for strong anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, and depression symptoms. I suggest starting with a full evaluation with a psychiatrist, who can treat you & suggest skilled psychologists/other therapists to work with too. ...Read more

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I always get erected when see a woman nurse and even by looking a syringe. Whether this's normal issue or I've mental problem? Is it bad at all?

I always get erected when see a woman nurse and even by looking a syringe. Whether this's normal issue or I've mental problem? Is it bad at all?

You're fine, man: You're a 25 year old man. Every guy in the world has some unexplainable turn-ons that make no sense. Yours is tame, non-violent, and kind of sweet. Life's difficult enough without troubling yourself over your private thoughts. Embrace who you are. Perhaps there's a special woman in your life that can role-play your fantasy. Resolve in any case to love wisely and responsibly. ...Read more

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After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

Stopping exercise: Relaxation of an intensive exercise program results in deconditioning with a drop off in muscle strength, overall fitness and a gain in weight. Deconditioning May occur as early as a week after stopping the exercise. Some people develop a type of psychological withdrawal reaction as well. Serious deterioration of general health does not generally occur. ...Read more

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Long term use of mineral oil, what are the health risks?

Long term use of mineral oil, what are the health risks?

For constipation?: May have little effect. If you are constipated for long time, may want to try other medications and eat more fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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How long it takes to rise sugar level after taking meal.?

How long it takes to rise sugar level after taking meal.?

Glucose absorption: The rise in blood glucose after a meal depends upon type of carb, quantity, gastric emptying, insulin presence and response, and tissue sensitivity to insulin. So, it varies. Nnormally, in a non diabetic, glucose will rise less than 30 mg per dl. In a diabetic, the peak is higher and will occur in 30-120 minutes. In concerned, measure glucose every 30 min to see. You can assess your patterns. ...Read more

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How long does a court-ordered mental health treatment last?

How long does a court-ordered mental health treatment last?

It varies: Depends on setting (inpatient, outpatient) and reason for & type of treatment. Sometimes the court will set a minimum period for treatment; sometimes the court will allow the provider to determine length of treatment. Substance abuse treatment can last months. Anger management treatment typically lasts weeks. Average length of court ordered psychiatric inpatient stay in our system is 7 days. ...Read more