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Nerve: Medial branch nerve block.Get a more detailed answer ›
The american diabetic association has wonderful resources.
They use 'food exchanges' to monitor calorie intake.
In my 20+ years of practice I have found weight watchers produces the best long term outcomes for my patients using a 'points symstem'. We all struggle with this: even doctors! ...Read more
Baby Blues: Yes men can get the baby blues as childbirth is a mentally challenging event in a man's life as well as a woman's. Men often conceal the effect a baby has had on their life, confide in friends and family and don't keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more
Many older men: The exact numbers are unknown because this is something men are unlikely to brag about and many do not bring it to their doctor's attention. It is why ed drugs sell so well and many unfortunate practices as well such as the presumed improvement in sexuality from teas made from rhinoceros horn which is depleting the species. ...Read more
Same as stroke: Any sign of stroke is am emergency. The signs of stroke can be remembered by the acronym fast. F-facial droop; a- arm drift when extended directly forward; s - speech that is abnormal or slurred; t- time is of the essence so of you see the signs above call 911 immediately. A mini-stroke (or tia) has the same symptoms but they resolve. No one should stay home to figure this out, get help asap. ...Read more
Never heard of it bu: Last week the NYC Dept of Health warned that there were several ayerverdic medicines being sold in the city which had been found to have 10, 000 x the safe levels for arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Don't fall for the ruse that it's natural so it must be great. You do wear cloths, don't you. That's not natural. ...Read more
Puberty: Hi!, Growth rates vary due to genetics, genders and environments. Hormone issues can also have an effect. Generally People are done growing by their early 20's. If a person continues to grow taller they may have a condition called Giantism and they should see an endocrinologist soon. ...Read more
Yes!: Survey after survey shows that, at least in the States, women tend to live longer than men, by several years. Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6335a8.htm. Of course, this says nothing about individuals. Interestingly, life expectancy is also linked to ethnicity & socioeconomic strata. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: I assume you mean mono? The symptoms of mono can last up to 6-8 weeks. The sore throat usually resolves within several weeks, but the fatigue can linger for a month or two. Remember to avoid any contact sports during that time, because you can get bleeding from your spleen if you are hit in the wrong spot. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Many: Mis or heart attacks occur when a vessel in the heart is blocked. Because there are many vessels in the heart, there are many different types of mis. The type depends on the location of the vessel and the extent of damage. For example, and anterior mi occurs when a vessel supplying the front of the heart is blocked. A Q wave mi occurs when the whole thickness of the heart is damaged. ...Read more
45 minutes: Sustained exercise is more beneficial than exercising is spurts throughout the day. Depends on what you are trying to achieve and what kind of exercise you are doing. Generally 30 to 60 minutes per day 4-5 times per week. ...Read more
Depends: Height and weight to determine bmi, blood pressure, and possibly cholesterol if you have risk factors for heart disease like smoking or a family history of early heart disease. Your doctor should focus on counseling about risk factors for heart disease, cancer, stds, and injury rather than doing a lot of tests. ...Read more