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Is ritters syndrome worrisome?

Is ritters syndrome worrisome?

Reiter's, correct?: "Reiter's syndrome" is now called reactive arthritis and can usually be managed when the underlying infection in gut or urethra or perhaps elsewhere is managed. Dr. Reiter's was an unrepentant Nazi who committed medical atrocities and actually did not discover the illness named for him. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of rentek tablet?

I know a lot more: About medication that come in tablet form than about computer tablets. Here is an article about orix rentek's tabren service: fhttp://technews. Tmcnet. Com/news/2012/06/29/6408142.Htm
--------------------- you might do better asking these questions on a techy on- line site. ...Read more

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Can there be alternate routes into studying medicine?

Not really: Ultimately getting into med school requires passing certain tests and having the right credentials. You can do a variety of things to help your chances but there is no back door. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of reusable bottle is safe for toddlers?

Can you tell me what kind of reusable bottle is safe for toddlers?

New bottles in U.S.: Bottles made and sold in the U.S. are pretty safe, but from time to time, there is updated information about certain materials used in making bottles. New evidence can show potential dangers of certain substances, but it is generally impossible to tell if one particular child will experience any bad effects. Some people feel safer buying new bottles every 2-3 years, and not microwaving bottles. ...Read more

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Could storing an ointment above the suggested storage temp render it void?

Please: Provide information about the medication, temp and expiration date to your pharmacist to get accurate feedback. Take care. ...Read more

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Please what causes bodily pains early in the morning which renders me inactivate to wake up?

Please what causes bodily pains early in the morning which renders me inactivate to wake up?

Morning pains: Your description could be many things and is non-specific. It could be anything from strained muscle to bad mattress to rheumatoid arthritis. Try over the counter anti-inflammatory medications and if no improvement, go see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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Went back to dr will not refer to specialesist cause he says there nothing physically wrong with back now what?

2nd: If you feel that you are in disagreement with your doctor about the care you are receiving, then you should seek a 2nd opinion from another doctor. Doctor's in general, are not offended when patients seek 2nd opinions because ultimately we want what is best for our patients. ...Read more

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Is it bad to reuse a makep sponge. I clean them weekly but was wondering if this was bad and I should buy more sponges? .

Is it bad to reuse a makep sponge. I clean them weekly but was wondering if this was bad and I should buy more sponges? .

Bacteria harbor: Cosmetic sponges pick up bacteria from your hands, your skin, the environment and (ugh!) your friends if you share them. They are meant to be disposable as you cannot get them clean b washing them. On kitchen sponges bleach can be used but not w/cosmetic sponges on facial area. If you notice you have a skin/eye infection throw out your makeup &sponges. If increased skin breakouts, toss sponges! ...Read more

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I have absolutely no sense of direction (traveling) all travel is via gps or repetitive routes. Is there a med cond that causes this?

I have absolutely no sense of direction (traveling) all travel is via gps or repetitive routes. Is there a med cond that causes this?

Doubtful: Some people are either born with or without it. Although I am not aware of any studies, some men seem to be more prone. This explains why we ask their wives for directions and are reluctant to ask anybody for help. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm desperate for help. I think I'm going to a breakdown. Please can someone refer me to a psych dr. Please see my profile, symt., cond., activity, meds?

I'm desperate for help. I think I'm going to a breakdown. Please can someone refer me to a psych dr. Please see my profile, symt., cond., activity, meds?

Ask you family doc: There are plenty of psychiatrists in the staten island area. You might start with a community mental health center there run by the city of new york. They likely have a crisis team that can see you quickly. Do wait and get worse. ...Read more

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Kong-tv reported this morning that it has been shown that bad "friend"ships can cause serious health problems? Is this true? Kong-tv reported this story just this morning, 1-24-12, yet I can find nothing in your website to confirm it. Joyce taylor refer

Kong-tv reported this morning that it has been shown that bad "friend"ships can cause serious health problems? Is this true? Kong-tv reported this story just this morning, 1-24-12, yet I can find nothing in your website to confirm it. Joyce taylor refer

I: I want to first advise you that I did not see the kong - tv report that you referred to. When relationships are harmful to your sense of wellness; they are some referred to as "toxic".
All relationships have ups and downs. However, if you find that you feel emotionally depleted or upset more often that you feel positive after interactions with someone, then that relationship might be toxic. Let's say you have a friendship in which the other person always wants you to do things for them and it is never reciprocated, that sounds unbalanced. Or perhaps you are in a relationship where the other person is consistently critical and unsupportive, that may be a toxic relationship. Some things are quite obviously toxic: when a person has a pattern of saying one thing to your face and other things behind your back is an example.
Over time, if a person continues to be involved in multiple toxic relationships or even one relationship that is toxic but very important in your life; it can adversely impact your emotional and physical wellness. The impact can be even greater if there is turmoil in other areas of your life.
If you aren't treated well- you may harbor feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, fear. It may leave you confused, enraged or exhausted. Some conditions that can be impacted by our emotions include: asthma, migraine headaches, tension headaches, gastrointestinal upset such as irritable bowel syndrome. These are just a few.
The most concerning issue regarding toxic relationships is if there is abuse. If there is verbal, physical or sexual abuse that is not acceptable. If you are having trouble freeing yourself from an abusive relationship then you may need professional help.
Sometimes unhealthy relationships can adversely impact your physical health. It sounds like your physiologic reaction of having a stomach tied up in knots in a relationship that wasn't going well is a good example. The fact that you are feeling physically better since you ended that relationship is further proof. Good luck continuing to make healthy choices about the people you spend your time/ life with. ...Read more

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What's reiter's syndrome?

What's reiter's syndrome?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease.

Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

How do you treat reiter’s syndrome?

Depends on the cause: Reiter's syndrome is a reactive arthritis that occurs in response to an infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. The infection tricks the body into producing an immune response against itself. Symptomatic treatments like steroids and anti-inflammatories can help symptoms. However, the underlying autoimmunity requires drugs to suppress the immune response by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How is reiter's syndrome diagnosed?

How is reiter's syndrome diagnosed?

Hx and the B27: These types of reactive arthritic disorders can be suggested by a typical history and confirmed by a lab test for the presence of the hla-b27 antigen. The use of reiter's syndrome should be discouraged because hans reiter was one of the doctors which conducted horrendous experiments on nazi concentration camp inmates. ...Read more

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Can you guys write. Referrals? For Uk?

Can you guys write. Referrals? For Uk?

Not the paper trail: Doctors on HealthTap's U.S. premium services can refer a patient to a specialist or specialty, meaning the doctor is recommending that the patient go see the specialist. The HealthTap doctor is usually not involved with the paperwork required by the patient's medical system or his insurance system. That means a US HMO (or the UK system) is unlikely to go along with a HealthTap doctor's referral. ...Read more

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Is there an "at home" iron level reader?

Is there an "at home" iron level reader?

No: Serum iron level requires a laboratory test. You may also need to have your hemoglobin level checked.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Catheters: It is not recommended as it is unlikely to get them completely sterile and that can result in urinary tract infections and other complications. ...Read more

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What are the tests for reiter's syndrome?

Reiter's is syndrome: Reiter's syndrome is exactly that. Orinally decribed as arthritis following a bacterial dysentery, it now more commonly follows a chlamydial infection (venereal). Mosts patient or either hla-b27 positive or have a cross reactive hla type, such as b40 (60). There is a strong genetic component. The CRP should elevated, as would some gammaglobulins. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of reiter's syndrome bad?

Are the symptoms of reiter's syndrome bad?

No: Most reiter's syndrome patient have the sacral arthritis, uveitis, urinary issues. Many time the joints are the spine and can be painfull but the condition is part of a group of diseases called spondyloarthropathies and the treatments are normally antiinflammatory medications. ...Read more

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How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

Depends: If they are glass bottles and cleaned thoroughly between uses, they can be used forever. Plastic bottles may break down and release plastic into the water especially if they are left in the sun. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how e. coli reated to science?

Can you tell me how e. coli reated to science?

I'm not sure what: You are wanting to know. Escherichia coli is a bacterium found predominantly in intestines of warm blooded animals including humans. It is not usually harmful in its body environment but can cause cause infections, commonly in the urinary tract or gut. It is transmitted by fecal contamination, so hand washing after a BM is important. Women particularly should wipe front to back after a BM. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of reiter's syndrome?

What are the known symptoms of reiter's syndrome?

Reiter's Syndrome: Two types: dysenteric onset or venereal onset. One with diarrhea (caused by certain bacteria-salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia. The venereal trigger is chlamydia, & urethral irritation and discharge is common in men initially. People with reiter's syndrome usually have the hla-b27 antigen, or similars: b40, b41, b7. Reiter's usually affects the feet, sijs, and tendons and eyes. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my reiter's syndrome go away?

How fast can I make my reiter's syndrome go away?

Infection: Reiter's syndrome is often triggered by a microbial infection. You will get the most relief if the trigger can be identified and treated. Recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more

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What does the term "subclinical" mean or refer to?

What does the term "subclinical" mean or refer to?

Medical term: Refers to subtle lab change without a clinical or more direct lab result. Sub clinical diabetes can be like elevated blood sugar that does not meet criteria for diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it better to use disposable to reusable diapers?

Is it better to use disposable to reusable diapers?

Personal choice: The green earth folks promoted old style diapers for a while. Data showed the cost /benefit didn't work as energy used for cleaning surpassed the environmental impact of disposables. Some like the reusables, but they stink forever & the plastic over-pants make babies bottom sweat a lot. I prefer the disposables. ...Read more

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Once I know my tsunami evacuation routes, what next?

Once I know my tsunami evacuation routes, what next?

Tsunami evacuation: Practice Tsunami evacuation. If there is an official tsunami warning - evacuate. Go inland & to higher ground. Listen to local authorities regarding which roads are open & travel conditions. Bring your 72 emergency preparedness kit with you with & at least enough food to last for 3 days. ...Read more

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