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Individualized: Its a general term where medical decisions are more individualized. It can mean a few different things practically. Perhaps clinicians need to focus on what will work for that person instead of what works for the population. Once we underestand the human genome more, it can truly personalized. ...Read more
Requires TB testing: Today many of the tuberculosis bacteria infecting people have become resistant to the drugs that are commonly used. It won't help you to use these drugs if your bacteria are indeed resistant. So, your bacteria must be tested for the best drug choice to be made. Usual treatment involves more than 1 drug at a time, unless it is just to treat a positive skin test today. Good luck. ...Read more
Supplement: This is a gingko biloba extract. It is not a medicine. It has not been scientifically tested and clinically evaluated for dose, effectiveness, and safety. There are limited safeguards in its production. It is not fda regulated like medicines. Therefore, it may or may not be safe and effective. That's not to say don't use it. Gingko does work for some conditions but beware where you get it. ...Read more
Depends: 500 mg is an amount in metric units. For some medication it would be a great amount but for others it might be a partial dose. Most medication comes with directions as to dosage and side effects. You can look up these on the internet, and find out the proper dosage. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more
Makahiya/memosa: It is also known as sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial weed available in phillipine. It's root is used as aphrodisiac and used against dysentery and dysmenorrhea. It is emetic and poisonous in large dose. Seeds are used for sore throat.And used for many medicinal purposes. It also believed to have antimichrobial properties. Some studies have been done to substantiate it's benefits/ ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Erectile dysfunction is inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual activity. In young men such as yourself (27yo), ed is more likely due to performance anxiety or a side effect of some (il)licit chemical use. Excess alcohol comes to mind. In older men, ed is more likely due to blood flow issues. In both situations, prescription medications are available. Go see your doc. ...Read more
Fluroquinolone: Levofloxacin is a broad spectrum antimicrobial within the drug class of fluoroquinolones. It can be used for a wide range of infections from pneumonia to urinary tract infections. As with all antimicrobials, confirmation that the offending organism is sensitive should be confirmed to assure that Levofloxacin is the most appropriate drug. The dose needs to be lowered with reduced kidney function. ...Read more
Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection (iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more
Briefly,: It is the measure of agglutination of red blood cells and can be used as a measurement of the relative concentration of antibody in serum. The red blood cell acts as the antigen and antibody in the serum 'agglutinates' the antigen. Can also be utilized to quantitate virus and bacteria. Although not a medical site this reference is good: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hemagglutination. ...Read more
All of the growth ends on your bones have matured and fused and there is no medication to make you taller.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Substances: You can search for dea schedule classes of drugs and get some information on this. ...Read more
UTIs versus STDs:
I am unsure what you are asking, but there are numerous medications that can treat a urinary tract infection...All of which require a prescription. But, in men, it is very difficult to get a urinary tract infection and much more easily and likely to get a sexually transmitted disease.
Either way you need to be seen by your medical advisor. ...Read more
In reality the real answer is no. Insomnia may need behavioral and mental health work to learn how to sleep naturally.
Most sleeping pills are designed for sparingly little use. Many become ineffective with chronic use and are addictive as well. Using too many pills for sleep can lead to an obsession about the fear of not falling asleep.
There are natural ways to retrain your brain to sleep. ...Read more
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more