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Mononucleosis In Adults Over 50
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Why has childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in kids become so common over the past 10 years in the u.S?
Poor food, sugar bev: There is a direct correlation with the increase in childhood obesity and sugary beverage consumption. The facts regarding this are astounding. In addition, children are victimized by advertising in their tv programming that predisposes them towards horrible foods (sugar cereals) that disguise themselves as healthy (i.e., whole grain etc). Portion sizes have grown while nutrition is depleted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 38. Read in clinical trials Cymbalta found to add height in kids/teens. Can it also in adults? Feel like I'm standing 3 in, taller since taking it
Yes.: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6115a1.htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not large: It can occur and can run in families. It is called hashimotos. ...Read more
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more
In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?
Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis. ...Read more
70%: A whopping 70 percent of american kids aren't getting enough vitamin d, and such youngsters tend to have higher blood pressure and lower levels of good cholesterol than their peers, according to two new studies published august 2009 in the journal pediatrics. Low vitamin d levels also may increase a child's risk of developing heart disease later in life, experts say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We are travelling to Malaysia (Langkawi resort and KL) for one week in late January. What are recommended immunisations? Our children are up to date with their childhood immunisations (3 years, 6 years, 9 years, 11 years old).
Please check: this site: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/malaysiaGet a more detailed answer ›
Among american women born before 1900, a mere 3 percent had experienced premarital sex by age 18. In the united states today, almost half of high scho?
See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth blusters- my children, although vaccinated have recently has chicken pox. Vet mild, only a few lesions each ( 2-4 in ilder kids and about 30 in ?
Varicella : Infection in a child who is vaccinated tends to be mild ...Read more
Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?
It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In your practice, for which D3 blood level range, do you use D3 1000, D3 2000, or D3 5000 iu supplements respectively.?
Thanks in advance.
Dose based on D3 lvl: I agree with dr. Berg that serum d3 level is the most important way to properly dose vitamin d. Based on the clinical situation i shoot for levels of 55 - 80 with patients. The higher range is for those with seasonal affective disorder because higher levels of vitamin d seems to reduce the need for light therapy during the winter months and are associated with overall better mood and health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read a couple of websites that states ulcers are rare in teens and even more uncommon in children, is this true?
Yes: Yes on both counts.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can all epstein - barr virus infected people eventually become carriers for the rest of their lives?
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