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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
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
Yes: Yes. Although not common, it can happen. ...Read more
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
Can: Can you clarify what you mean? I don't think this is a medical term. ...Read more
The question is not: Complete. The Social Security Administration can advise if you are eligible for SSI. ...Read more
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
Hello Dr., this is my first time interacting in this app. So I am not quite sure how do I go about it.
Ask a question: Just ask a medical question and we will try to answer it. ...Read more
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
There was quite a bit of sand in my food for dinner. Just wondering if accidentally eating sand was dangerous?
This: Should pass through your systemGet a more detailed answer ›
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. ..: ...Trouble concerns you: nutritional, social, religious, etc.? Please clarify your worry so we can assist you--. ...Read more
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
My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. I'm workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk?
I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?
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
What do you suggest for eating things that have quite a bit of grams in the fat content! So how low should it be to be healthy?
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Keep us posted. ...Read more
How to cure cold. It is with me for last 6months. It is fixed automatically in air conditioning but with out 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
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 with out 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
I am constantly making a humming noise but I sometimes do not realize I am doing it, it has become quite annoying and really effecting me..
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?
If you have a big one, and gets quite, quite big around and pretty long, is it harder to fill up and stay hard? I wonder if its mental at all
Feeling off balance and my body is swaying quite a bit when I stand still. Not enough to tip over, but enough to be noticable. What could it be?
Follow-up: There are many possible causes of your condition. Have you been taking any drugs or drinking alcohol? Have you been eating well? Have you had heavy menstrual bleeding? Have you been injured? Are you sleeping well? Please set up a follow-up online consult with me or in a clinic for a standard exam. You should have a physical exam and standard lab studies for a start. ...Read more