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Misuse!: People who have an acute asthma attack start using them expecting immediate relief. They are intended not for instantaneous relief (like albuterol) but as Long Acting Bronchodilitory Agents. People in acute bronchospasm have been known to die with them. As Tom Silva says: "The right tool for the right job." ...Read more
Same thing: Hipaa (health information portability & accountability act) is the name of the us federal law controlling the confidentiality of medical records. The basic idea is that your med records are yours, so you have the right to say who can & can't see them, but the law also makes it easier for all of the doctors who are treating you to share information appropriately so things don't get missed. ...Read more
Use good technique: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Be realistic, not idealistic. We have an inordinate emphasis on appearance in our society, don't get caught up in the media representation of thinness but determine a health weight for your unique physique. Best. ...Read more
Weight Goal: Try to set realistic goals, not idealistic goals based on our societies over emphasis on beauty. If you become perfectionistic your body will likely rebel at some point, no one likes to live a life of deprivation. Best. ...Read more
Circumstance: Secondary sjogren's syndrome is caused by something else that the body reacts to causing the disease. Primary sjogren's just occurs; most likely from a genetic predisposition. The symptoms and treatments are the same. ...Read more
You might wish to: use Healthtap Prime for this. Actual medical care can be provided via Prime - whereas, this portion of Healthap is designed to provide medical education. Take care. ...Read more
Sister just diagnosed with primary parahyperthyroidism. What to expect next and what is prognosis?
Hyperparathyroidism: I presume you mean primary hyperparathyroidism, which is most commonly caused by an abnormal growth of one of 4 parathyroid glands in the neck. As someone who had the condition myself many years ago, i can assure you that the prognosis is generally excellent. Surgical removal of the enlarged parathyroid gland is almost always curative. ...Read more
Right when i was getting out shower my entire body started feeling weird like prickly or bugs were on me. It lasted a while. Is this ok?
Probably: We all get some weird feelings once in a while without clear explanation of what those were. If you cannot identify any cause to your feeling and it is gone now, i guess i would just watch it in hopes it won't happen again. If it does, though, see your doc. ...Read more
My primary dr is in solo practice & often overbooked. Seems i can never get an appt w/him soon enough when I am sick. What should I do? Switch drs.?
Tough question.: If you really have a good relationship with your provider and would like to continue seeing him....Consider helping him get better. Why don't you call him and /or his business manager and have a brief meeting with them together to express your concerns. ...Read more
I'm on smz-tmp ds tabs prescribed 2 daily for 10 days, reduced to 1 daily per input from my primary. Can i increase the 10 days b/c of the reduction?
Ask prescriber : Depends on the infection or prevention thereof ...Read more
A subtype of MS: This subtype represents about 10-15% of all ms, tends to occur at an older median adult age. It is characterized by progressive worsening neurological disability for at least 1 year, without relapses, and with MRI findings compatible with demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Other medical and neurological conditions which may mimic this clinical course must be carefully excluded. ...Read more
Primary Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a tumor of the parathyrod gland called Adenoma,which secretes excesive Parathyroid Hormone causing elevation in Calcium level in blood.
Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism are due to High Calcium
Digestive Symptoms like indigestion,ulcers etc
Fatigue,Depression and memory loss
Passng too much Urine
Classicaly Bone,Moan&Groan ...Read more
Primary empty sella syndrome is a description given when a pituitary gland (which normally sits in a region called the "sella turcica") cannot be visualized on mri. This can be because the pituitary glad is small or flattened for some reason.
Often no symptoms will be present, but can include headache, impotence, or nipple discharge due to changes in the hormones normally produced by the gland. ...Read more
Unknown: Treatment key: daily stretching and moderate intensity low impact cardiovascular exercise. Gently stretch the sore muscles, remembering to breathe as you stretch. Then perform low-impact cardiovascular exercise, brisk walking, cycling or water exercise, aquatic has most significant effect. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, add 2-3 mins, once a week. Goal 45-60 min/day. ...Read more
Honor: The majority of encounters with patients do not involve things of which privacy is critical. Privacy enters when the issue is drug habits, sexual habits, criminal behavior and mental disorder. Significant legislation limits the passage of such information and patient permission is almost always required. The limits are legal allowances such as public health matters, and insurance inquiries. ...Read more
Changes in the urine: Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney. This can sometimes result in blood or protein being lossed in the urine manifesting as a smoky or frothy urinary appearance nephritis can result in kidney injury and as such, patients may present with feelings of fatigue, swelling and elevated blood pressure. In may instances, nephritis causes no symptoms and is picked up incidentally bo routine labs. ...Read more
Parasthesias: Can fibromyalgia cause "a prickly sensation"? Parasthesias common in ulnar (4-5 fingers) aspect of upper extremity & ipsilateral mandible angle of face caused by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome secondary to ipsilateral inferior-sloped distal clavicle resultant from chronically tilted (toward symptomatic side) head. Exercises to rebuild mass/tone ipsilateral superior trapezius & elevate distal clavicle. ...Read more