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Can vagifem help with osteoporosis?

Can vagifem help with osteoporosis?

Yes: It is well known that estrogen replacement therapy is very effective at minimizing calcium loss from the bones after menopause. Vagifem is one of the ert formulations commercially available. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

A Physiatrist, : An orthopedist, your family doctor or even sometimes a neurologist. What's the problem? Certain injuries require less expertise to diagnose and treat, like a sprained ankle. Some injuries can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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Need help badly with anxieties?

Need help badly with anxieties?

See Dr: Hope dr has time to recommend non pharmacologic answers such as exercise, diet&relaxation techniques in addition to ssri meds first.It is so easy for us to rx drugs like valium, xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan or the like which have some degree of risk. ...Read more

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Need help choosing supplements/herbs for COPD and arthritis. What do you recommend?

Need help choosing supplements/herbs for COPD and arthritis. What do you recommend?

Limit triggers: Some herbal products or supplements can have airway triggers so want to stay away. One that there is some data on (mostly from chelation therapy) is msm for both COPD and arthritis. Co-q 10 I have recommended in COPD patients. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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I need help with dealing or coping with depression and also losing weight . Any tips or advise?

I need help with dealing or coping with depression and also losing weight . Any tips or advise?

Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. See doctor & ask about low-carb, higher protein diet ...Read more

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I need some help with bulimia tips?

I need some help with bulimia tips?

Helping Bulimia: Bulimia is an eating d/o. Bulimics are not comfortable with their body weight and self image. They feel that they are obese, despite normal weight. Avoid bingeing by eating several small healthy meals throughout the day. Seek psychotherapy to correct cognitive distortions about body image. Self induced vomiting may lead to electrolyte imbalance, causing cardiac arrhythmia and death. Monitor weight. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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Need help for heart problems. Who can I talk to?

Cardiology: You can start with your primary care provider. He or she may refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins do you need to help with weight loss?

Which type of vitamins do you need to help with weight loss?

None: No vitamins help with weight loss per se, but they help prevent nutritional deficiencies that cause vitamin or iron deficiency. So any multivitamin with iron is my standard recommendation when someone is losing weight to prevent problems. It won't accelerate the weight loss. Your hard work and determination will cause that. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help with osteoarthritis?

Can probiotics help with osteoarthritis?

No: There is little evidence that they provide any benefit for that issue. ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Along with CBT use: Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

How to get help with rheumatoid arthitis?

RA: I recommend you consult with a rheumatologist. There are many good treatments available. ...Read more

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What to do with osteoporose?

What to do with osteoporose?

See your DR for: Treatment. Taking otc caltrate, staying active and exercising would help strengthen your bones. Do something worthwhile and pleasurable to perk u up! smile and help others in need to fire up your spirit! god bless u! ...Read more

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Any treatment besides calcium for osteopenia or do you need to wait till osteoporosis?

Any treatment besides calcium for osteopenia or do you need to wait till osteoporosis?

"FRAX" score helps: Agree with dr. Cabry. Calcium, vitamin d, and also weight bearing exercise are helpful to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for your frax score (based on demographic information and your DEXA scan results) to see if your risk of fracture is high enough to suggests prescription drugs. ...Read more

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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more