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What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

HBsAg: It's an old term for the hepatitis b surface antigen. Having a positive hbsag means that you have hepatitis b: either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many different types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more

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My h.C.B.C.(tri-dot) is non reactive and australian antigen(hbsag) is absent. Is it normal?

Yes: It appears you mean your hepatitis b c ab negative and hepatitis b s antigene negative which suggest you do not have hepatitis b. We need surface antibodie titer to tell if you have acquired immunity from vaccination. ...Read more

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If taking pristiq for 1y, at lowest dosage, how to taper off? Alternate days for x wks? I am a teacher & want 2 use australian 6 wk christmas break.

If taking pristiq for 1y, at lowest dosage, how to taper off? Alternate days for x wks? I am a teacher  & want 2 use australian 6 wk christmas  break.

Tapering Pristiq: First you should make sure to discuss stopping your medication with your physician, as a return of symptoms is quite possible. You should only follow the tapering schedule recommended by that physician. I would tell my patient that many can stop 50 mg of Pristiq without difficulty. If concerned my patient would use a pill cutter to halve the tablet for 1 week, then take 1/4 for one week and stop. ...Read more

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Gummy smiles and gum contouring? I have a gummy smile that i hate and would like fixed. I've been doing research and have come across something called gum contouring as a fix, but most of the sites seem to be british or australian. Is gum contouring somet

Yes, : Yes, it is done quite often. Gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure to remove some of the excess tissue around the necks of the teeth. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a local periodontist in your area. He/she will examine you and recommend treatment specific to your situation. Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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