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I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do i contact him? Please suggest me.
He is retired.: According to Dr. Handsfield's page on Heathtap, he is no longer in clinical practice and does not see patients. Sorry! ...Read more
Upon turning head to the left it feels as though something is pinched Although rare it makes left side of brain and tongue tingle Bow hunter syndrome?
Eagle's syndrome: symptoms include a dull ache experienced during swallowing and chewing, ear pain, a persistent sore throat, moving head, or feeling of something caught in the throat. Surgical resection of the styloid process and/or ligament is the treatment of choice although results have been mixed. ...Read more
I have a hunter rod in my 5th finger and it's been swollen since the surgery a month now. My doctor has no answer for this. Do you?
No: If your doctor does not know then neither do I. Perhaps it's what happens when tissue has been manipulated. ...Read more
For 4 days I have had hunter green stool with severe heartburn. Pepto isnt helping. Any suggestions?
See your doc: Severe heartburn can be from several causes including reflux of stomach cintents, esophagitis (inflammation), inflammation of stomach, ulcers, gallbladder/pancreas, cardiac issues, infection. Green stool after pepto may be because of the pepto-can cause dark, even black stool. Green before pepto may be diet, infection, bile related. See your doc. ...Read more
Hunter is 3 yrs old and has an ear infection and his left ear tube fell out causing pain and discomfort. Should I call ENT or wait til
If pus is draining : through the eardrum, his ENT may want to prescribe ear drops & insert a wick for delivery. If the tympanic membrane has healed, the pain is more likely from the middle ear than from a tiny, wax-encrusted PE tube in the external auditory canal. Jot down his temps, appetite, fluid intake, sleep & activity level since starting antibiotics & call his ENT for instructions. ...Read more
Love Them: If you don't have any major medical problems, or you have been told by your doc that it's ok for you to start this kind of diet, i believe they work great. The medical community is starting to realize that our belief that carbs are an essential part of our diets is not entirely correct. I have personally lost 40 lbs on this type of diet, and feel great. Blood sugar and cholesterol have improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paleolithic life-: Style reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid junk foods ; grains. Frequent, varied exercise, use of complex natural body movements, exposure to sun, time w nature, simplifying life, adequate sleep, stress-free periods ; close social groups for are just some aspects of a paleo lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the purpose of consuming fat in our diet and how much serving should we consume for a day?
Energy source: Fat is a concentrated energy source; back when we were hunter/gatherers and food was scarce, fat was important to keep us alive. Nowadays, there's very little purpose to intentionally consuming dietary fat as we have plenty in our modern diets. Low fat diets are just that, the lower the better. ...Read more
It depends: A man is at his best body weight if he has little or no body fat and is competitive at his favorite sport. This varies with build and interests. A lot of nonsense is written about "ideal weight". A gold-medal runner is likely to be "underweight". A zero-bodyfat football linebacker is likely to be "obese". Focus on fitness, rather than a number. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers