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L am 64 years old 5ft 3ins what weight should l be patricia?

L am 64 years old 5ft 3ins what weight should l be patricia?

Body mass index: We don't focus much on age & gender when calculating body mass index or bmi which is what we use to determine normal, overweight & obesity. Check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. Going backwards, you can weigh as little as 105# (bmi=18.5) or as much as 140# (bmi=24.8) but more importantly, you want a predominance of muscle, rather than being all fat. Fitness is key. ...Read more

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Patricia keeps on sweating up and her asthma keeps on getting worse. Please may I have advice on what to do and when to do it?

Patricia keeps on sweating up and her asthma keeps on getting worse. Please may I have advice on what to do and when to do it?

Asthma: If your child is not well controlled on his current asthma regimen, please discuss with your doctor. You should have a plan for exacerbations, which can occur with viral infections, colds, or even cold exposure. She could also have a more significant chest infection needing attention. ...Read more

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I'm going out for saint patricks day with my kids dad. I know i'll b having more than one drink & smoke. How many days do I not have to breastfeed?

I'm going out for saint patricks day with my kids dad. I know i'll b having more than one drink & smoke. How many days do I not have to breastfeed?

48-72 hours: Certainly, you can pump in advance to take over the few days you will have to assure any alcohol or cigarette carcinogens are out of your system, but too bad you can not just hold off on the smoking and alcohol for this one year? If you do decide the former course of action, do not forget to pump for those days off too, so your breasts stay lactating. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does autoimmune thyroid cause peticia rash?

Does autoimmune thyroid cause peticia rash?

Petechiae: Petechial rash associated with auto immune thyroiditis warrants further investigations for associated auto immune process involving platelets, vasculitis, lupus, immune complex etc. Need to see some one who specializes in auto immune diseases. ...Read more

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Patrick is losing blood and we don't no were its going he's anemic and his blood test are 100 instead of 20 his thyroid is not working what does this me?

Patrick is losing blood and we don't no were its going he's anemic and his blood test are 100 instead of 20 his thyroid is not working what does this me?

Need to see doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining patrick. Please take him to his doctor or the nearest hospital, at your earliest. ...Read more

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Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.

Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.

Sounds atypical: Your symptoms sound atypical for a healthy young man. Rarely, low back pain and muscle aches can be caused by autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

If this has been going on for 2 months it is best to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Patrick had alcohol poisoning and the says he heart aches. He was given medications. He want to know how soon he can have sex.

Patrick had alcohol poisoning and the says he heart aches. He was given medications. He want to know how soon he can have sex.

Any time: Whenever he is steadt. Time wise 24 hrs is good enough unless he is chronic alcoholic then he may have longer withdral symptoms. ...Read more

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How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

Chemistry: In addition to their beneficial effects, nsaids shut off some of the stomach's natural defenses. Nexium (esomeprazole) (and other acid reducers) shut off some of the attackers that are trying to overcome those weakened defenses. ...Read more