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No benefit!: There is no benefit from this nutritional supplement. The first issue is to lower uric acid levels to both prevent gout arthritis attacks, but kidney stones and uric acid nephropathy, which can lead to renal failure. Gouty arthritis should never occur after the first attack. Some diet changes can help lower uric acid, but most people need Allopurinol or uloric, plus colchicine. ...Read more
My daughter doesn’t want to eat solid food. She only wants yoghurt and purity. What could be the problem?
Solids before liquid: You didn't mention your baby's age. Solids should start at age 4-6 months of age when baby is able to take a spoon. Try giving solid foods before liquids. It is not unusual for baby to not take a new food until there have been many trials. Don't be surprised if she is playing with her food and getting more on her than inside her tummy. ...Read more
If I practice laws of Jewish family purity, can I become pregnant if I have 25-day cycles and bleed for 6 days?
Interesting question: It depends on how many days a couple avoids sex. In a 25-day cycle, they would likely need to have sex by day 10 or 11. That means avoiding sex for 9-10 days should still allow conception. If avoiding sex for menses+7 days, it means menses can only be thought of as 2-3 days. One goal in ancient times would have been having more children, so one should consider interpreting laws with that in mind. ...Read more
A prescription of 1g Lovaza pills costs $50 Looking for a lesser expensive omega3 name brand OTC of equivalent purity to substitute.?
Analytical chem lab: High performance liquid chromatography performed in a private analytical chemistry reference lab would be my choice for cost effective ways to resolve the issue. These are not as difficult to find as you may think. Sorry, that's not simple. Good luck. ...Read more
Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity? The Best one?
Fish oils: No publicly available for comparative data to answer your question, so you are on your own.interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more
Baby 7 months GP diagnosed viral throat infection Medication Zithromax, Rinex+Mucospect, Adco Mefenamic Acid. 2 days now baby not feeding milk, only purity , but very minimum , I can't tell if it's throat or teething gums , please advise ?
Time to rethink meds: Any infant with a "viral" sore throat does not need an antibiotic and Zithromax can cause gastrointestinal irritation and poor feeding in anyone at any age. I see no reason for any of the other listed meds either with this diagnosis. The problem that will get baby in trouble is dehydration, which will happen if fluid needs aren't met. This may be from the meds. ...Read more
3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?
I have itchy rashieon my upper arm. Been taking antihistamine ang using anti-inflammatory/anti-puritic lotion. But they're not cured. What to do?
I have a red mark on the back of my hand and wrist suddenly that looks similar to a birthmark. Not contact dermatitis, not puritic. What is it?
Both: College social fraternities and sororities provide a warm, caring milieu in which college-age people -- who will do wild and crazy things -- can do them in relative safety. Community service by these people be equally part of greek life, members learn responsibilities and hold jobs in the chapter, and top business and civic leaders are disproportionately former campus greeks. ...Read more
More information: You are asking about what might happen after one hour ---- but one hour of what? Ask again with more information please. ...Read more
See Primary care:
Usually this requires some medical care
each person may need different type of treatment. Sometimes it may take several
days to see improvement and can be a
cause of pain and short of breath. ...Read more
Ice, NSAIDS: You probably stretched the tendons at your hip joint and they are telling you by the pain. Icing the area in the first 48 hours is helpful and the use of nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be very comforting. Your tendons will recover unless torn. The sign of tearing is bruising in the area but if that does not occur, recovery should be complete. Otherwise, see your family doctor for help. ...Read more
Not safely: Unfortunately, that would be too much weight loss in too rapid a period to be safe. ...Read more
I don't feel determined to do anything to study to party to hangout nothing! I wasn't like this before?
Depression: What you are describing is called anhedonia. The lack of desire to do things or enjoy things. This is one of the symptoms of depression. Will you go see you doctor and discuss with him/ her what you are feeling. There are things that can get you feeling like your self again. Do it soon! ...Read more
Do you know anything about party pills? My son has been trying to purchase these. They say they are a legal high.
I am a 30-year-old male, all my life my pecks change shape a lot! From pecks to "purky"? What could cause this? Very imbarassin! Please respond thank
I assume that you mean that your breast are changing (yes, men have breasts too). That area can change with the rest of your body, because of fat. But if you have a fullness in the glandular tissue, or if the nipples have changed, you may need an evaluation. Things that can affect male breasts include:
hormones (anabolic steroids, for one)
other tumors (lung, brain). ...Read more
Diet soda: Ah, my perennial problem! I give at least 2 lectures a week and always get invited to the cocktail parties. My solution is to have 1 drink, then ask for a club soda with lime, which everyone assumes is a gin & tonic. And I avoid those little platters full of snacks — each tidbit is about 1, 000 calories. Low-cal alternatives are always available, if you seek them out, or ask. ...Read more
Real cellulite does not really exist. Fat is deposited irregularly under the skin and there is no superficial cream ointment or other topical substance that can remove it.
Check it out carefully- anyone trying to advocate a topical cellulite treatment is always selling something- plastic surgeons do liposuction for a living, there's no magic. ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods:
Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Yes: And they are bad without the parties. Cocaine is a very addicting and dangerous substances, which increases the chance of many mental and physical disorders, including chronic depression and even brain damage, heart attacks and stroke, and many others. Pills are not one substance, so can't answer. You sound like drugs are causing trouble in your life, and you should consider getting formal help. ...Read more