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About weight loss after reading several articles on the internet (filling my mind with nonsense?

About weight loss after reading several articles on the internet (filling my mind with nonsense?

Eating and exercise: Your eating is the key.Think of it as a way of eating to maintain optimal health.Like putting the best gas in your car for the best performance and mileage.Diets are plans by nature and almost definition.Changing the way and what you eat is a lifestyle decision, not a plan which has a beginning and an end. When you decide your goal is to be healthier , you will succeed. The mind is the tough part. ...Read more

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Down Syndrome (Definition)

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Have OCD focuses on hems, hem blood on barefoot (happened), down leg.Therapy requires iookng at photos of them, but need medcal clinicl pics.Any ideas?

Have OCD focuses on hems, hem blood on barefoot (happened), down leg.Therapy requires iookng at photos of them, but need medcal clinicl pics.Any ideas?

See a psychiatrist.: Ocd can be a very debilitating disease characterized by compulsive behavior which when not done causes extreme anxiety. Therapy is usually a combination of behavioral techniques and medications. The standard of care is usually higher doses of ssri type medications. ...Read more

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My sister slipped down on her back on the stairs. Now, she faces difficulties moving, changing positions, standing. What do you recommend?

My sister slipped down on her back on the stairs. Now, she faces difficulties moving, changing positions, standing. What do you recommend?

Get seen: Hope this is just a contusion and sprain injury. At least a physical examination by a doctor and routine x-rays are reasonable in this case.. ...Read more

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Can anyone read my MRI on lateral meniscus on this site?

Can anyone read my MRI on lateral meniscus on this site?

Mri reading: I don't believe this site is equipped to providing a specific reading for your MRI but i would write to the web administrator for full clarification. ...Read more

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I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

Do your homework: There is a simple answer but this is not where you should go to get it.Your instructors are going to want you to provide your references to any data you come up with. Your question suggests you are too young to be submitting questions to HT. You must be 16. ...Read more

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Neti pots? To use or no? What's the risk? been reading about n.fowleri meningoencephalitis in my board review books...I use one and boil the h20

Neti pots? To use or no? What's the risk? been reading about n.fowleri meningoencephalitis in my board review books...I use one and boil the h20

Neti pots can be: very beneficial. The issue is that sterile water or premixed packs should be used. Boiled water (which is than cooled) should be safe. In 2011 there were two case reports in Louisiana in which people who used tap water in neti pots & where N. fowleri was found in their home water supply developed Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri. The risk if VERY low. ...Read more

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Dad with parkinsons/lewy body dementia.Was eating on own, sitting in wheelchair, etc.3 days ago stopped eating, sleeping constant, in bed.Ideas?

Dad with parkinsons/lewy body dementia.Was eating on own, sitting in wheelchair, etc.3 days ago stopped eating, sleeping constant, in bed.Ideas?

I'm sorry about Dad: I trust that you and dad's physicians have discussed his wishes when he can no longer speak for himself. If he has an advance directive, it must be respected. Otherwise, if it is right to look for a cause (vascular, medication effect, metabolic problem), go ahead. It's clear you loved your dad enough to ask us. Many parents are not so fortunate. Cherish what time remains. ...Read more

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H is marathon runner. Initial sa showed 16.5mil/60%/9%. How can we improve his sperm count & morph w/o cutting back on running? Supplements? Diet?

H is marathon runner. Initial sa showed 16.5mil/60%/9%. How can we improve his sperm count & morph w/o cutting back on running? Supplements? Diet?

Vitamins maybe: There are certain vitamins that may be helpful for male fertility and many these are contained in special male fertility vitamins sold online. However, this analysis is abnormal but not that far off. The priority should be to evaluate the female partner. ...Read more

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Some headaches on acutane low dose 10 mg (i spend many hrs on my iphone) what to blame?

Some headaches on acutane low dose 10 mg (i spend many hrs on my iphone) what to blame?

Maybe neither: Accutane is not a common cause of headaches and neither is talking on the phone. However there are many potential causes for your headaches such as hypertension, migraines, caffeine withdrawal, sinusitis, tumors and much much more. ...Read more

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Mystery: new generalized edema x4mo, worse when lying down (heart's fine, been checked), hands/feet worst, jeans don't fit. Not meds, not clots?

Mystery:  new generalized edema x4mo, worse when lying down (heart's fine, been checked), hands/feet worst, jeans don't fit. Not meds, not clots?

Edema: Any time there is significant edema its important to make the heart (which you checked), the liver and the kidneys are ok. You can loose protein in the blood from these diseases and it can result in swelling. See your doctor and get a urine test for protein and blood as well as liver panel to make sure these are ok. Also watch your salt intake. ...Read more

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PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?

Irritable bowel: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be a miserable illness. Hopefully you have a GI doc who can help guide you along. You may be malnourished from all the diarrhea/pain/malabsorption you've suffered through. That could certainly affect hair growth and affect the immune system (weakening it) allowing acne to form. Raw almonds are good for healthy hair. Keep hands away from face to reduce acne. ...Read more

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26M, 18.5bmi, a bit swayback. When my shoulders r rounded, my heart pushes out against one of my ribs by 2-3mm. HR ok, BP on the low side. Concerning?

26M, 18.5bmi, a bit swayback. When my shoulders r rounded, my heart pushes out against one of my ribs by 2-3mm. HR ok, BP on the low side. Concerning?

I don't think so: In thin, normal people, the heart can be palpated in or around the mid-clavicular line, 5th intercostal space on the left - this is called "the point of maximal impulse" or PMI. It's also sometimes called "the apex beat." I suspect that's what you're seeing and/or feeling. It's normal. (in fact, it's healthy!). ...Read more

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Woke up, sat on bed, feet on floor and immediately got BP of 130/95. 30 min later, layed down its 104/73. How do I know which is accurate reading?

Woke up, sat on bed, feet on floor and immediately got BP of 130/95. 30 min later, layed down its 104/73. How do I know which is accurate reading?

Both?: Both readings are accurate. It is recommended to check blood pressure in sitting position after a couple minutes of rest. Blood pressure is dynamic and changes constantly depending on your body and mind. ...Read more

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Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things  than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Ascending disease: Your gbs may have been brought on by a viral illness, a flu shot or a side effect of other medicationthe disease usually begins in the lower limbs and is ascending in nature. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between trisomy 21 and down syndrome?

What's the relationship between trisomy 21 and down syndrome?

Name game: Dr.Langdon Down worked at a home for the retarded in Britain in the 1800's.He was credited for the first published description of the syndrome that would carry his name. After the human chromosomes were identified and numbered in the 1950's, DS was studied and trisomy 21 was identified in most. Later studies show an extra piece of a specific area of the 21 is all that is needed to have DS. ...Read more

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