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Is don quai safe?

Is don quai safe?

Usually / not always: Dong quai is generally safe but can cause side effects & should be used with caution in certain circumstances. It can cause sensitivity to the sun. It thins the blood & should be avoided if taking blood thinners or if you have bleeding tendencies. It can cause loose stools & stomach upset in some. It should be avoided in pregnancy & while breastfeeding. But most people tolerate it quite well. ...Read more

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Why does one get really cold quite often?

Why does one get really cold quite often?

Cold feeling: Possible causes of feeling cold or having cold intolerance are cool temperatures around you, slender body build or weight loss with little fat content, certain medications (like aspirin, anticoagulants), underactive thyroid, anemia, iron deficiency, or simply an individual preference for warmer ambient temperatures. ...Read more

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Does 3.4mm qualify as a large or a small vsd?

Does 3.4mm qualify as a large or a small vsd?

Small: It is important to know the size of the heart to be sure, but this size defect would be small in most patients. Even small defects can cause problems, and may require surgery, depending upon their location. ...Read more

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I wake up quite early recently. What can I do?

I wake up quite early recently. What can I do?

Bedtime?: You should get about 8 hours of sleep daily. Try going to bed later if you want to wake up later. ...Read more

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My peiod is brown and quite heavy what's wrong ?

My peiod is brown and quite heavy what's wrong
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Maybe nothing: Could be just a heavy period. If you missed last one, it is normal this cycle is a bit heavier and brown. The brown is sign of slightly "older" blood. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I think of what it would be like to die quite a lot?

Is it bad that I think of what it would be like to die quite a lot?

It could be depressi: This could be your depression. You need to see your physician and decide if you need to see a psychiatrist. If you already see one please discuss this with the psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits?

What can cause a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits?

Complicated: You must be medically unable to perform the essential functions of your job, nor are you able to perform other gainful employment in order to qualify for social security. Government agencies have an interactive process to advocate or deny disability benefits. ...Read more

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I'm 19, and my body is quite flexible. Can my height increase by 4-6 inches?

I'm 19, and my body is quite flexible. Can my height increase by 4-6 inches?

You're likely done: Boys are typically done growing by the time of their later teen years. If you're a shaving male you are likely well past growth because your growth plates are fused closed. Once growth plates fuse, growth in height is no longer possible. ...Read more

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Sir I m quite thin and I like to make my body better and healthy wht should I do.

Sir I m quite thin and I like to make my body better and healthy wht should I do.

Protein diet and PE: You need to set up your goals with a personal trainer after getting clearance from your doctor. If everything is clear, s high protein diet coupled with a regimen of physical workout would help you achieve your goal. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could qualify for disability with the following health issues?

The question is not: Complete. The Social Security Administration can advise if you are eligible for SSI. ...Read more

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2 episodes of not quite passing out, but everything got very bright instead of black. Why?

2 episodes of not quite passing out, but everything got very bright instead of black. Why?

Near syncope: Near syncope is a serious symptom that should be evaluated and treated and may be related to your heart condition irrespective of your visual symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been gettin horrid thoughts a been quite nasty to my husband last night I slapped him?

I have been gettin horrid thoughts a been quite nasty to my husband last night I slapped him?

Feel out of control?: Thoughts like you are having are terribly uncomfortable. Perhaps you wonder if you would carry these beyond a slap — not to imply that a slap is ok. Whenever you are having thoughts about harming someone — including yourself, it's time to get some professional help. Talk to your doctor. They can evaluate you/refer for counseling. Do not hesitate to call 911 if things are moving out of control! ...Read more

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On the universal pH1-11 litnus test my result was ph5. Is that quite acidic and if so what can I do about it?

On the universal pH1-11 litnus test my result was ph5.  Is that quite acidic and if so what can I do about it?

Mildly acidic,normal: PH of what? Urine? Saliva?
Our body maintains a blood pH of 7.4. I can assure you your blood pH is 7.4, no matter what your urine or saliva pH is, and that's the only pH that really matters. PH 5 is mildly acidic but normal for saliva or urine.
While some nutritionists advocate an "alkaline diet" there is no sound evidence that this is beneficial. See http://chriskresser.com/the-ph-myth-part-1/ ...Read more

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M south indian. Nowadays i quite started liking burgers. If I eat one burger per day am i going to be in trouble?

What kind of ...: What kind of trouble concerns you: nutritional, social, religious, etc.? Please clarify your worry so we can assist you--. ...Read more

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Do only some questions get answered? I have asked quite a few questions but lately very few have been answered.

Do only some questions get answered? I have asked quite a few questions but lately very few have been answered.

Are they repetitive?: If you see your question on your Activity page, then it was posted and should get an answer. But, if your question is unclear or hard to understand (if there are too many abbreviations and misspellings), your question may be returned to you for editing. If your questions are repetitive, the volunteer doctors may skip them to answer other questions. If that's the case, try moving on to other topics ...Read more

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My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. I'm workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk?

My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. I'm workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk?

Sometimes: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacterium called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?

I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?

Floaters : Sounds like you are seeing floaters. Many times, floaters are benign. However, there are some serious causes of floaters that can lead to loss of vision. It is best to see an eye md for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend is sick, and I am worried about her. I wanted to ask a professional, because we both don't quite know what it is.

OK: Maybe a Doctor on Healthtap can provide some insight or thoughtful comments. Ask about her symptoms and medical issues and maybe you will get some answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure cold. It is with me for last 6months. It is fixed automatically in air conditioning but without a.C. Quite troubling.?

How to cure cold. It is with me for last 6months. It is fixed automatically in air conditioning but without a.C. Quite troubling.?

Cold six months: What you are describing is not a cold. Because you are better in air conditioning you may be having an allergy as air conditioning removes allergens from the air you need to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your symptoms and treat you properly. ...Read more

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I'm 6'1 and about 280 I'm having really bad troubles with my back Bc of my weight and it's impossible to be without pain would I qualify?

I'm 6'1 and about 280 I'm having really bad troubles with my back Bc of my weight and it's impossible to be without pain would I qualify?

Ans: Qualify for what? Your are grossly overweight. You need to be on an exercise program. Such as swimming. Great exercise low impact to the body and good cardiovascular exercise for both sides of the body. Then you need to eat healthy. Get rid of the snacks and junk foods Loose 1 to 2 lbs per week. That is all and you will feel better physically and mentally ...Read more

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I break wind quite regularly, several times a day, its embarassing. Only 18. Are there certain foods I can avoid to help with this problem?

I break wind quite regularly, several times a day, its embarassing. Only 18. Are there certain foods I can avoid to help with this problem?

Specific testing: Yes, specific testing for carbohydrate (sugar) intolerance can be very helpful. Simple breath testing for glucose, lactose, or fructose intolerance may show which foods to avoid to resolve your problem and is the best way to start. ...Read more