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My son Nathan has a mild cough and runny noise but no fever should I take him to the hospital or not?
Trust your instincts: It sounds like he has a cold. Unless he is having trouble breathing or a fever that doesn't respond to medication then you can use your judgement. If you think he really looks ill and you are worried then always trust your instincts. If he just has a mild cold then there is no reason to go to the ER. ...Read more
Dr Nathan I had sinus surgery 2weeks ago but am still feel sleepy and drug like felling and also very tired. Can it be related to the anesthesia?
See this excerpt: Data indicate that the usual intake in developed societies ranges from 2400 to 5175 mg sodium per day. There are isolated physically active population groups such as the people living in the highlands of papua new guinea, the rain forests of brazil and remote rural communities in africa that live on a level of salt that rarely rises above 1150 mg. Http://www. Jacn. Org/content/25/3/165.full. ...Read more
Some options....: Some options to "naturally" improve one's vision include making sure one has all of the daily requirements of vitamins and minerals (taking a multivitamin will help with this), taking ocu-vit vitamins, and taking fish oil supplements (some studies have shown that fish oil supplements may help with eye health.). Lastly, wear quality sun glasses whenever outdoors to protect the eye from uv light. ...Read more
Astrology: This is a science and real-medicine forum. I learned about the various systems of divination as a kid, and discovered that astrology and so forth are actually just systems of lay counseling using the stars and planets and diagrams like the "natal chart" as props for showmanship. ("You have Mars in Libra and can get a better job if you work hard to retrain.") It has no predictive value by itself. ...Read more
Vitamins: There are no such rules. Once daily is how you take them. You get to choose when. ...Read more
Call Dr's office: The best thing to do, to prepare is to call the office and see if there is anything they need from you or for you to do to prepare for the appt. Bring a list of questions or concerns, as when you are there, you may forget. Best wishes. ...Read more
Better: Despite all the rhetoric from people with agendas, the world is far healthier than the onto which I was born six decades ago. Only 1 person in 7 goes to bed hungry (was 1 in 2); only 10% of adults smoke (was about 60%); child abuse is actually recognized, 4 cancers in 6 are cured (was 2 in 6), and it's no longer "just a fact of life" for men to drop dead of heart attacks in their 30s. Cheers. ...Read more
Good question: The world's healthiest people varies according to who you ask. Typically this includes various groups of people throughout the world that eat a low meat diet (generally vegetarian) and who exercise. Examples include vegan monks, people living in the mediterranean or in certain places in japan. ...Read more
Natal chart: I do not understand the question. Redo please. ...Read more
Autogynephilia: This is a controversial and disputed mental illness alleged to be the paraphilic tendency of a biological male to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman. Whether this is disrespectful or not is likely in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more
I know it's strange but I can't find an answer anywhere! Lately, I've woken up feeling so sick like I need to be sick, but when I go to be sick nothin?
See your DR for: A comprehensive evaluation and get checked for any medical and psychology issues. Take care! ...Read more
Lifestyle changes. .: Lifestyle changes that may help include aiming for a normal weight if you're underweight or overweight, stopping smoking, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and avoiding illegal drugs as well as prescription narcotic pain medications. High caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage, stick to one cup of brewed coffee a day and decaf for the rest (no espresso). No well-proven herbs or supplements. ...Read more
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http://www. Netdoctor. Co.uk/sexandrelationships/female_ejaculation. Htm ...Read more
Healthy productive: What is the diffrece being healthy and productive and being sick and unable to be capable to be productive? Your developing nations are some what handicaped to begin with and if their health is affected their capabilities to work as well are being diminished. Sadly we in america are priviledged and take our health for granted and don't take advantage like we should. ...Read more
M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be an effective non-drug treatment for anxiety. It involves learning what triggers anxiety and how to manage anxiety symptoms. Effective tools are taught/used. Medication can help, as well, if the anxiety symptoms are so severe that they initially get in the way of participating in cbt. ...Read more
Second Sight: Most of the time, the answer is no. A small subset of the population, that has low-power or latent hyperopia, will go through a period when the near vision improves spontaneously as a cataract develops and causes a myopic shift. This situation is not very common, but can essentially neutralize the effect of presbyopia. A routine eye examination is indicated. See index of refraction of the lens. ...Read more
Good point: I can't anser that but: in 3rd world countries there is not a term for back pain. Even if not there is still back pain. Just because fibromyalgia is not recognized doesnot mean it is not there. It is made worse by poor exercise, poor sleep and/or poor control of stress. Consider all of these. ...Read more
I'm 17 male my height is 5.4 how should I increase my height natally.... Tell me some effective ways plzzzz...
Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read more
Depends on how given: If given intravenously, it works literally in seconds (10-20 seconds to start working, works fully in couple minutes); if given intramuscularly (im) it takes 2-10 minutes to kick in. If given in a nasal spray (which is being used in several communitites to help addicts and their friends treat od) it works in-between IV and im, starting in 1-2 minutes, and taking full effect by 5-10 minutes. ...Read more