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Should I eat according to my metabolic type? Or is metabolic typing just a theory?

Should I eat according to my metabolic type? Or is metabolic typing just a theory?

Not even a theory: It's rubbish, intended to sell books without any scientific basis. Eat sensibly, avoid tobacco and other addictions, and exercise. If you get focused on there being some other key to health, or read a lot of "diagnose yourself" websites, they'll get your money and time and you'll never feel well again. ...Read more

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Vaginal sores, i got type 1 herpes no type 2 so dr is not treating type 1 til she swabs a new breakout. Why not treat type if we ruled out type 2?

Vaginal sores, i got type 1 herpes no type 2 so dr is not treating type 1 til she swabs a new breakout. Why not treat type if we ruled out type 2?

Discuss with MD: You need to discuss this with your MD. You can get outbreaks from type 1 herpes. The treatment is the same. She may have made a decision not treat based on her clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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I was wondering is connective, epithelium tissue or both an example of a primary tissue type?

Tissue: I would check your text book or wikipedia. And maybe find better things to wonder about. ...Read more

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Male 22. Ether danlos type 3. How do I know if I have vascular type? Scared.

Male 22. Ether danlos type 3. How do I know if I have vascular type? Scared.

Betting you don't: If you had vascular / type iv, you'd know. That you are seriously sick would be obvious by age 22. And you say you've been typed as 3. This is more than ten times more common than type iv; the joint troubles are rough enough but you would already have the abnormal look and some of the experiences of a type IV if this was your true type. ...Read more

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How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? Im scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

How does ether danlos type 3 cause pots? Im scared of vadcular type but my veins are not highly visable, no facial signs, no bruising etc.

Unknown: Twenties male inquires how ehlers-danlos (eds) disorder causes paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia (pots). I do not think there is official explanation. Pots is surely mediated by autonomic nervous system. My own theory is joint hypermobility of eds stimulates autonomic nerves within brachial & pelvic plexi; causing arterial muscle relaxation, blood pooling, vascular collapse & tachycardia. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos would taking collagen protein powder help or would it make nullified collagen?

I have ehlers danlos would taking collagen protein powder help or would it make nullified collagen?

Ehlets danlos : 18 M has ED Asks:will protein supplements help. ANS- I am not aware of X by study of this. Recommend you go to pubmed.com which is the world's literature data base and search for yourself on this. Good luck. I would rely on no other source of information. ...Read more

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I am 20 and a Virgin. My general dr. Says my hymen is intact. Can clitoris stimulation/orgasam break or tear the hymen? Will it have any affect on it?

I am 20 and a Virgin. My general dr. Says my hymen is intact. Can clitoris stimulation/orgasam break or tear the hymen? Will it have any affect on it?

No: Hi. Clitoral masturbation and orgasm will not break your hymen. It is not even absolute that sexual intercourse will break the hymen. On the other hand, the hymen can be broken by tampons. My advice is don't worry about the hymen. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hand is killing me from typing for days. How do I tell boss?

My hand is killing me from typing for days. How do I tell boss?

Wrist pain: Carpal tunnel is a common problem from repeptitive activities like typing. You need to let your boss know about the problem, and it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?

What is a scar under the skin called? How does scar tissue form if there was never an open wound?

Scar fibrosis: Even without an entry wound, an injury to the soft tissues (like a severe bruise) or bleeding within the fat or muscle can cause damage leading to permanent scarring. This scarring is firm and swollen at first, and can restrict movement. You could also have had injury to nerves (sensory or motor) that could lead to temporary or permanent damage to these functions. Time softens things significantly. ...Read more

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Tested positive for herpes, type 1- >8.0 ai herpes type 2- 3.7 ai does this mean by the level type 2 was recent? I heard over 5 means u had it longer

Reading Herpes Tests: I would caution you against these assumptions. These tests should be read and positive (one has been exposed and infected) or negative (one does not have evidence of exposure and infection). Trying to guess when one was exposed will never be correct from these numbers. ...Read more

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If I have osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 does that mean if I have a baby and it is born with oi also will it have type 1 like me?

If I have osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 does that mean if I have a baby and it is born with oi also will it have type 1 like me?

About 50% chance: Most cases of oi are thought to be transmitted via an autosomal dominant mode of transmission. That means if one parent has it, 50% of the kids will have it. To better understand this concept, look up "mendelian genetic transmission" in google. ...Read more

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I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

Type with a splint: Wrist injuries can be a real problem. They should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to rule out a ligament tear. ...Read more

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I am 26 male n i heard that type 2 diabetes is completely curable.

I am 26 male n i heard that type 2 diabetes is completely curable.

Not really: With medications, and diet modications, and close follow up your diabetes can be controlled very well. There are some surgeries that you may be a candidate for if you are also overweight. These surgeries have been shown to be better at controlling diabetes, and often can make your diabetes go into remission where your sugars are controlled without medications. But it isn't really "cured". ...Read more

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When a type 2 diabetic is put on insulin injections, does that indicate that their pancreas has stopped producing insulin like with type 1diabetics?

When a type 2 diabetic is put on insulin injections, does that indicate that their pancreas has stopped producing insulin like with type 1diabetics?

Usually: Beta cell destruction is inevitable in type 2 diabetes, so eventually people with dm2 do need insulin. Some of us begin Insulin earlier to allow some help with postprandial Insulin rises following a meal before the last gasp of the pancreas. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant & I am immune to fifths disease, does that mean I am immune to the hand, foot, and mouth disease?

I am 24 weeks pregnant & I am immune to fifths disease, does that mean I am immune to the hand, foot, and mouth disease?

See note: No. No one is immune to a virus of this nature since a vaccine is not available. It is very uncommon if your an adult and is usually only found in immunocompromised patients if so. ...Read more

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I can I regrow corpora cavernosa? I had implant surgery with the removal of implant devise. Will my body regrow this tissue with stimulated jelqing?

I can I regrow corpora cavernosa? I had implant surgery with the removal of implant devise. Will my body regrow this tissue with stimulated jelqing?

Extremely unlikely;: one of the many complications of surgery too many don't consider. Starting from a single fertilized cell in utero, our body constantly both tears itself down & rebuilds; all rebuilding being based on pre-existing cell, tissue, organ structure, etc. via mechanisms which remain only very partially understood. Once structure changes, by any basis, this changes the rebuilding & resulting structure(s). ...Read more

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Does semen have health benefits if swallowed i was wondering if semen has health benefits like extra protein, good for skin, helps generate any type of virus fighting cells or anything like that.

Does semen have health benefits if swallowed i was wondering if semen has health benefits like extra protein, good for skin,  helps generate any type of virus fighting cells or anything like that.

What : What an interesting question to start my day with. What does semen contain? White blood cells, epithelial cells and spermatozoa as well as water, fats, steroids, carbohydrates (sugars) and protein. There is usually about 2 to 6 ml of semen per ejaculation. Is it good for you or not? Well, i guess that depends on who you are talking to. There are a number of cultures and religions that consider sperm to be sacred - however, I am not aware of religious rituals involving semen ingestion. There is a study that suggests possible health benefits from ingesting semen. It proported a reduced risk of breast cancer if a woman engages in fellatio at least three times a week. Two other benefits from semen that have been suggested (but do not involve ingestion per se) include an antidepressant effect on women and possible reduction of pre-eclampsia.I can not tell you how how scientific the methods were for any of these studies. On the flip side (and there is a lot of evidence to support this) semen can contain viruses and bacteria. Hiv can be transmitted through oral sex. Herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases can also be contained in semen. If there is significant gum disease in the person who ingests the ejaculate, that would provide more portals for infection. It is reported that about 5% of women are allergic to ejaculate. I am not aware that injesting semen strengthens your immune system, gives you radiant skin or improves the quality of your diet. ...Read more

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Cispr can edit our geno dna. Does this mean they could cure ehlers danlos syndrome by editing the faulty collagen to normal? How amazing?

Cispr can edit our geno dna. Does this mean they could cure ehlers danlos syndrome by editing the faulty collagen to normal?  How amazing?

Gene therapy: Crispr (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is an an immune strategy that bacteria use to detect and chop up foreign dna. By introducing the enzymes responsible for this process into human cells, genetic engineering can be performed. Treating a disease using this technology will be quite challenging, but I have no doubt this will eventually make it into clinical trials. ...Read more

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What type of pens are normally toxic?

What type of pens are normally toxic?

I would consider all: If you are referring to "ink pens" and such, i would consider them all toxic if it is ingested. If ingested, call the company, call the poison control center. Don't know what else to tell you. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer as deadly as lung cancer and so many other types of cancers?

Is skin cancer as deadly as lung cancer and so many other types of cancers?

It can be: Melanoma can be. Squamous cell carcinoma can be locally destructive. Basal cell carcinoma typically not unless genetic. Another rare skin cancer, merkle cell carcinoma can be very aggressive. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Type 7 stool , painful growling abdomin, have had abdomen pain for the past week, what's happening please answer asap?

Type 7 stool , painful growling abdomin, have had abdomen pain for the past week, what's happening please answer asap?

Time to see a doctor: One week is a long time to be having abdominal pain without knowing the cause. For one thing, you may suffering unnecessarily if the pain can be diagnosed and relieved rapidly. ...Read more

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I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?

I have been separated and under treatment of shared psychotic disorder and religious type delusion. Would mindfulness cbt meditation/religious origin make separation less painful?

Worth a try: Mindfulness cbt meditation is an effective approach for coping with stressful situations & is likely to be of some help. For your ptsd you might try emotional freedom technique (see http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/ & https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=6i33v2ecvly ). Neither of these are substitutes for other medical treatment & counseling but may be very useful adjuncts. Blessings to you & your spouse. ...Read more

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My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more

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I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

Type of Herpes Test: Hi Ryan - Sometimes a yeast infection and a Herpes or HSV infection can cause similar symptoms of irritation in the genital area. The nurse is being cautious and helping make sure that Herpes is not the cause of the irritation. There are two types of HSV, HSV 1 and HSV 2. A reflex test asks the laboratory to determine which type of HSV it is only if EITHER type of HSV is detected to begin with. ...Read more

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A lump and swelling at the base of my thumb and wrist with an elevated vein which occurred while typing today?

A lump and swelling at the base of my thumb and wrist with an elevated vein which occurred while typing today?

Ganglion cyst.: The most common cause of the sudden appearance of a lump in the hand or wrist would be a ganglion cyst. These are benign fluid filled structures.If painful, they may warrant treatment. It should at least be looked at by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Vit d was low now normal but still pain while typing what could be this ?

Vit d was low now normal but still pain while typing what could be this ?

Please Clarify: A low vitamin d level would not cause pain. I am unsure where your pain is or why you were taught that the vitamin d level would be the cause of it. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble writing and typing?

Why am I having trouble writing and typing?

Occupation cramp?: Writers cramp is a possibility see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the best posture while typing?

What is the best posture while typing?

Posture: The best posture is sitting upright with your back straight. Avoid slouching or leaning forward. Try not to rest your hands or forearms on any solid surface. Take frequent breaks and try to avoid being in one position for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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What are indications of hla typing?

What are indications of hla typing?

Immunology: Usually hla typing is performed to look for immune compatibility (or lack thereof). Examples include transplant, platelet transfusion, and certain autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What is the best position for your wrists while typing?

What is the best position for your wrists while typing?

Neutral position.: Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between the lower arm and hand. The best position to minimize pain is to support the base of the hand on a soft pad and have the wrists bent slightly upwards. Frequent rests are important. ...Read more