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Nearly At Term (Overview)

Nearly at term is a phrase to describe a pregnant lady who is 36 to 37 weeks gestation.


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What drugs cause the highest rates of long-term disability?

What drugs cause the highest rates of long-term disability?

Any: Different drugs affect different people differently. There are so called "hard" ones and "light" ones, but in essence both are very addictive and can cause short and long term disability. The "hard" ones on the air are heroin, meth, cocaine, lsd etc. ...Read more

Nearly At Term (Overview)

Nearly at term is a phrase to describe a pregnant lady who is 36 to 37 weeks gestation.


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I came across the term "picoscopic" in one of my medical books in relation to size. What does the term "picoscopic" mean?

I came across the term "picoscopic" in one of my medical books in relation to size. What does the term "picoscopic" mean?

Picoscopic: Is a smaller resolution than both microscopic & nanoscopic. It is derived from the italian word piccolo, meaning small. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same ? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis ?

After treating balanitis will my penis ever look the same ? And what is the worst case scenario for long term untreated balanitis ?

Yes, it will heal: Balanitis symptoms often evolve over three to seven days. The condition may present as pain, tenderness, or pruritus associated with small erythematous lesions on the glans and/or the prepuce. These lesions can be ulcerated or scaly. Thick foul smelling purulent exudate is often produced.If not properly treated, this process can evolve into a tightening of the prepuce, known as phimosis. ...Read more

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I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment ?

I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment ?

Hopefully: Hopefully yes. It sounds like you have alopecia univeralis which is a severe form of alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system tells your hair follicles to stop growing hair. ...Read more

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Which gout treatments really work long term?

Which gout treatments really work long term?

There are many: Probenecid (benemid, probalan) and sulfinpyrazone (anturane) are the standard uricosurics. A more potent uricosuric, benzbromarone, may work for people with severe tophaceous gout and kidney impairment when other drugs do not. In some studies, benzbromarone was equal to or even more effective than allopurinol, another type of antihyperuricemic drug. ...Read more

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How to cure hallucination? Is there any medical term for the cases?

How to cure hallucination? Is there any medical term for the cases?

Dr. can look for why: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is awake during the hallucination. Treatment depends on the cause, which can be chemical imbalances (liver or kidney failure), drug abuse, medicine effects, psychiatric illnesses (schizophrenia, ptsd), brain tumors, dementia, sleep disorders, etc... ...Read more

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I get headaches nearly ever day for about 20 years. Tracked every aspect of these with no patterns. How can I get rid of them?

I get headaches nearly ever day for about 20 years. Tracked every aspect of these with no patterns. How can I get rid of them?

Treat neck too!: Chronic daily headaches can be quite a challenge. Since most ha are cervicogenic, coming from the neck, you must treat that component to determine the relationship. Muscle tension, sinus issues, cervical disc problems may all contribute to the symptoms. Occipital neuralgia, radiating pain across the back of the head from the neck is often a problem. Must get the neck looked at and review options. ...Read more

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Taking tan tablets long term. Is that safe?

Taking tan tablets long term. Is that safe?

Long safety nt known: Long term safety of tan tablets is not known so one can not say its use long term is safe or not. ...Read more

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If stress can cause pre term birth, how does it happen?What exactly triggers it?

If stress can cause pre term birth, how does it happen?What exactly triggers it?

Stress: A Marker: No one really knows for sure whether or not stress really causes preterm birth. Stress can be defined in so many ways and people handle stress differently. Stress can be a function of your environment which may also cause ptb. For example, someone poor who lives in a high crime area experiences more "daily stress" but this population may have more infections/malnutrition which may also cause ptb. ...Read more

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How can I prevent long term injuries in martial arts?

How can I prevent long term injuries in martial arts?

Conditioning: Make sure that you stretch and warm-up properly to maintain good flexibility. Make sure that you learn and maintain good technique because you want to maintain efficiency in your motion. Understand that martial arts when practiced is more than a sport or form of exercise but a way of life. ...Read more

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How to take care for a one year old baby who has asthma, any food to avoid, or need long term medicine?

How to take care for a one year old baby who has asthma, any food to avoid, or need long term medicine?

Depends on severity: There are no specific foods to avoid in a 1-year-old with asthma unless there is a history of food allergy. The need for long term medications is dependent on the severity of the asthma. ...Read more

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Can a term baby get nec?

Can a term baby get nec?

NEC: Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be heriditary?

Can diabetes be heriditary?

Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Zinc for acne: According to the online version of the merck manual for medical professionals "…the recommended upper limit for zinc intake is 40 mg/day. Toxicity is rare. Ingesting doses of elemental zinc ranging from 100 to 150 mg/day for prolonged periods interferes with copper metabolism and causes low blood copper levels, RBC microcytosis, neutropenia, and impaired immunity…." best to lower your dose. ...Read more

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Is ts inherited?

Is ts inherited?

Need More Info: Which "ts" are you referring to? Tuberous sclerosis, tourette's syndrome, turner syndrome, torkelson syndrome, tay-sachs disease, torch syndrome, and many more less common uses of the abbreviation. ...Read more

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