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Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of carsickness?
No: Carsickness is normal. Do you want to be healed of hearing because you don’t like loud noises? You love indian what? Culture? Treatments? Forget deepak chopra: indian mds practice exactly the same medicine as us mds, here or there. And expecting any random indian md to be a fount of knowledge about traditional indian “medicine” is like assuming every mexican doctor plays in a mariachi band. ...Read more
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of churg-strauss syndrome?
No: Churg-strauss is treated. It is not something that can be healed. You must not be foolish about this disorder. Trying unproven methods for treatment can endanger your life. ...Read more
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of kidney stones?
Adjunct only: Please forgive my frankness. I too love the traditional cultures of the East, but any ethical physician -- no matter what ethnicity -- will recommend evidence-based treatment. Kidney stones are a serious danger to your health and even your life. If you've been offered lithotripsy or some other 21st century treatment, that's the way to go. "Ayurvedic" remedies are for the most part ineffective. ...Read more
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of aplastic anemia?
You can ask: Ask and you shall receive - except for aplastic anemia. This is a failure of your bone marrow to make red cells. It can be due to toxic insults (like benzene) but is commonly spontaneous. A few respond to high dose steroids but most require a bone marrow transplantation (not found in indian culture). This is your only hope ben obi wan kenobi. ...Read more
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of biliary cirrhosis?
Data it works? Safe?: Sure, you could use rx from anywhere or any culture, but do they work? Are they safe? Do they require monitoring? Just because something is natural, or has been used for thousands of years doesn't mean that it is either safe or effective. (bleeding people for rx was "standard of care" for 2000 years, before shown to be bogus, and detrimental. Be smart, get data, then decide. ...Read more
Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more
Love sick?: Your question is more for a Lovelorn Advice column - I can briefly suggest being as healthy and happy as you can really be is always an attractive thing to potential close friends who might become more if there's also other sparks between you. Falling is only the first step too. You'll want to be kind to each other to stay happy. ...Read more
It is not uncommon: To be unable to find love for yourself. Therapy can be helpful in finding a way to see what is lovable in you. You may need to learn to love. Not everyone has had that behavior modeled for them. The good news is that this can change for the better. Do you want to find healthy self-love? ...Read more
Many Factors: Love is complicated and should include multiple components such as attraction and/or interest in areas such as physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Spending time in each of these areas is very important so try and not let one become more important than the others or you could be mislead (for example physical or sexual activities can falsely elevate the thought of being "in love"). ...Read more
Love: Love is preferable but not always possible. Sometimes family relationships can be improved over time with forgiveness, new experiences, maturity. If you're concerned about this you might want to speak with a therapist. They often have tips for mending relationships that can be mended and accepting those that cannot. ...Read more
Falling in love: I agree with dr. Ali about the complex neurophysiologic process. Other parts of this are psychological, where one projects admired attributes onto the other that may or may not truly be part of that invdividual's nature. With time, the initial attraction shifts to more realistic appraisal -- opportunity for authentic love (or not, depending on how much we need to idealize rather than relate.). ...Read more
Bonding is not immediate upon delivery for some women, it can be a growing attachment. However a symptom of a clinical depression is lack of joy and pleasure; this can present with a numbness and inability to feel love or enthusiasm. It is important that you attach to your baby.
If you suspect postpartum depression, seek treatment for your own sake and the sake of your baby. ...Read more
See below: What was cultured and by whom? Hospital labs are the usual place for culturing human specimens and they are well equipped to read the results. The question is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
Your age & location?: How old are you and where are you located? Please add that information to your online profile. You must be 16 years old or older to post questions on this forum. Also, what is in coal depends on the location where it is mined. Be honest! If you are under 16, have a parent or guardian create an account and post your question. ...Read more
Pay attention: His behavior, more than words, will tell you if you are cared for. Trust is ultimately in oneself - others' behavior is beyond our control. We need to make good choices ; survive disappointments. Therapy and support groups can really help in this process. ...Read more
What's that?: "Cultural health" is a movement to educate physicians, nurses, and other caregivers about how to communicate effectively with people whose cultures have different ideas, attitudes, practices and behaviors. While terminology may vary -- certainly ideologies with respect to "culture" do -- I'm not aware that one has healthy or unhealthy "culture". Focus on understanding others, it's a good thing. ...Read more
There is only one definition of health that was enunciated by the WHO in 1948. Please go to this site for the definition:
http://who. Int/about/definition/en/print. Html ...Read more
Okay?: I am not sure why you would want to do this given that you have moved on. There is no right answer. If you are seeing a psychotherapist or counselor you can ask him/her. People who want to do this have to be prepared psychologically for whatever the ex will say, and this gives him a lot of power. I generally recommend not doing this, but I cannot comment on your specific case. ...Read more
A/W Dr. Friedlander: It can be both nutritious and safe. It just isn't something that many Americans are used to. ...Read more
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Love them: Young people are going to explore. Set an example in your own life. For me, "evil" is hating others without any real reason, treating others unfairly, demanding things for which you haven't worked, defining yourself in terms of owning worthless things. If you peers admire you for the life you live, your children will usually follow your example, though every young person makes some mistakes. ...Read more
Aerobic fitness: Despite what you may have read or been told, it's really not possible to "spot reduce". No exercise will cause you to lose weight selective from around the waist. Your best choice is to focus on a lot of cardio, and self-education about eating; this will cause your brain to normalize your appetite and getting trim will come naturally. Best wishes. ...Read more
Overall weight loss.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be in that area. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, . ...Read more