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Lyla gets strep ALL the time as well as her big sister Melody. She tested slightly positive yesterday with Stacy Akers but no antibiotics. How come?
No clue: Since I am not the doc who did the workup I am not the person to answer. This question should be directed to the treating/non-treating provider. ...Read more
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
Tissue fluid drainag: Interstitial fluid which lies in the interstices of all body tissues is collected through lymph capillaries; then transported though lymph vessels to lymph nodes before emptying into the subclavian vein, where it mixes back with blood. Lymph returns protein and excess interstitial fluid to the circulation. Lymph may pick up bacteria metastatic cancer cells can be transported via lymph. ...Read more
Work for everything?:
"prayer" has intrigued scientists for years. Here's a link on this:
http://www. Newsmax. Com/newsfront/scientific-benefits-prayer-works/2011/12/20/id/421663
there are scientific benefits of meditation, focusing, and even prayer apart from any specific religious doctrine. In addition, a sense of meaning, purpose, faith, and inspiration contributes a unique type of happiness to a person's life. ...Read more
YES!: There are 2 ways prayers may improve health- for the person praying and for others one prays for. There is research that supports the benefits in both of these situations. See http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/prayer-healing. Htm for a good discussion of the research. While there are many positive studies, as often is the case, some of the studies are negative. ...Read more
Not especially: Soy sauced tend to be loaded with salt which contributes to hypertension in some (not all) people. There's little magic in food choices. Health is more likely to come from a sensible, balanced diet, staying physically fit, and avoiding tobacco, illegal drugs, and excesses in alcohol use. ...Read more
A personal matter: Prayer can make you feel good inside. It is useful for believers as it allows for an external comfort for ones problems. Tests of prayer for specific outcomes have never proven better than random. So it is not used medically but can be used personally. ...Read more
Misuse!: People who have an acute asthma attack start using them expecting immediate relief. They are intended not for instantaneous relief (like albuterol) but as Long Acting Bronchodilitory Agents. People in acute bronchospasm have been known to die with them. As Tom Silva says: "The right tool for the right job." ...Read more
White count: Need to also know the total white count not just the percentages. Also clinical correlation is important. Discuss lab results with your child's doctor. ...Read more
Does anyone know where I can buy blue lily of the nile extract locally and educate me on hw to use it?
Garden flower: This beautiful plant is mentioned in the harry potter series; some people are allergic to its leaves and in folk medicine it's been used to speed labor. I could not find any scientific studies, though it is understandable why such a lovely family of flowers would generate interest in the "natural healing" community. I have no idea who's selling it; sorry. ...Read more
Lili has 68 years old she complains from hot flushing she took manhae but it didn't work what's ur advice?
See MD: I advise that she follow up with her primary care doctor to further evaluate. ...Read more
When is the best time to take a peak flow measurement? B4 or after I take my controller W/LABA? Should I measure morning and night?
Recommendations: You right: better to check twice a day: morning and night. Ant it should be stable. Good luck. ...Read more
Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?
Ok to use: Almost all dental prosthetics have some chance of fracture (except solid gold crowns). Porcelain, plastics, and denture metals are subject to biting forces and fatigue. Diamonds and granite can be broken, and they are much harder than porcelain. Ask your dentist what would be best for your specific restorative needs. ...Read more
I HAVE BEEN FUSED WITH HARDWARE FROMC3C4C5C6C7 DISC REPLCEMENT AT L2L3 THAT FAILED AND WAS FIXEDMAY29TH I HAVE A PLATE WITH HARDWARE AT ALL FUSIONS AN?
Question?: Dear Harry, you posted all your surgical history, but have not written any questions! Please elt us know what is the issue and one of us can advise to the best of our abilities. ...Read more
Prayer Clavus: Assume that you have thickened skin on your forehead as the result of pressure from your hands while in prayer. Does it cause pain? Is it ulcerated? What is your specific question? Please clarify and re-ask. Take care. ...Read more
Absolutely: A recent conchrane reveiw on prayer andsurgery failed to conclude that prayer can improve medical outcomes, however, there is evidence that it can affect you as a care giver and the relationship you have with patients. Read the article in the american journal of surgery march 2011 on this topic (there is a link on my profile). ...Read more
Iliac crest pain: Several possiblities:adhesions/scar tissue, tight muscles which attach to the crest, minor tendon tears along the crest, pelvic shearing which causes abnormal pelvic functn and thus abnormal muscle/ligament tensions, lumbar vertebral dysf, quadratus lumborum muscle imbalance & more. A good history & phys incl osteopathic hands-on exam should shed light on cause & osteopathic manipulation may fix it. ...Read more
Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read more
One disadvantage: I'll defer to someone else on whether the linx is generally a good alternative to the nissen fundoplication, one note of caution: people who have the linx device cannot have an mri. Mri is becoming ever more common for imaging, as there is no radiation and great soft tissue detail. This could potentially limit the ability to diagnose medical problems in the future. ...Read more
Dialysis: Dialysis should always discussed with the nephrologist in charge of your uncle's kidney condition. The risks and benefits of hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis versus no dialysis should be weighed thoroughly. His primary care physician may as well be involved in this discussion as goals of care are to be discussed. While dialysis may prolong life, it significantly reduces quality of life. ...Read more
Both: Faith is powerful it may help you heal, you should not lose hope ;you should also continue taking the medications prescribed to you unless your doctor tell you otherwise. ...Read more
Is szhizoprenic can still work? Is it going to get worse over time. Can prayer of the patient alleviate a bit the symptom?
Comfort & hope:
I agree with dr. Popolow. Prayer helps to bring balance between our spiritual, physical and emotional needs. It can bring comfort & hope when life is seemingly out of control. I listed a site regarding benefits of prayer: http://stason. Org/tularc/health/alternative-medicine/prayer-health-benefits. Html
take care. ...Read more