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Is it safe to live in an area with high radon gas levels?

Is it safe to live in an area with high radon gas levels?

Its safe as long as: you have a mitigation system in your dwelling that gets rid of the gas(a fan system in the lowest level of your house that exits out of the roof) ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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How serious is a radon gas threat to getting cancer or getting sick?

How serious is a radon gas threat to getting cancer or getting sick?

Overstated: If you review the most recent literature, almost everybody agrees that the exorbitant expense of "radon-proofing" homes, especially for non-smokers, isn't a good use of money. The increased risk for non-smokers is so small that a reliable estimate can't be obtained. Otherwise it won't make you sick. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is radon gas and how is it linked to cancer?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is radon gas and how is it linked to cancer?

Inert element: This is a bi-product of radioactive elements in the earth. In the past, it was inhaled by uranium miners, and increased their risk of lung cancer from smoking. There was an enormous hoopla over radon in homes in the late 20th century, with very weak scientific evidence mandating very expensive interventions, ordinary folks bearing huge costs. Thankfully this seems to be ending. ...Read more

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Other than smoking, what causes lung cancer? Can radon gas cause lung cancer?

Other than smoking, what causes lung cancer? Can radon gas cause lung cancer?

Yes: Yes. Radon can cause of non-smoking related lung cancer. For more on lung cancer, here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cous cous if my 5 week old is prone to gas and colic type symptoms?

Is it okay to eat cous cous if my 5 week old is prone to gas and colic type symptoms?

Eat and enjoy: The colic and gas is not coming from you eating couscous we don't know what causes colic and gas could be caused from breast feeding or formula. ...Read more

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Is gas a symptom of early hiv? If I'm experiencing it 2 weeks after possible exposure?

Probably not HIV: Intestinal gas (belching, farting, intestinal rumbling) has many causes -- infections, diet, and others -- but HIV isn't among them. Also, at age 18 the chance of a new HIV infection probably is low. Regardless of symptoms, if you think you are at risk for HIV (unprotected sex, multiple partners, shared injection equipment, etc) see a doctor or clinic to evaluate risk and check for HIV and STDs. ...Read more

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Chest pains, wondering if its gas? No other symptoms. Relieved a little with gas chewables. But still pain slightly. What can I do?

More info needed: More info is needed. First of all location, characteristics of pain, timing with regard to activities such as eating or taking meds, response to treatment, etc will help a lot. Keeping a log may reveal the actual cause. By reviewing your meds, I would recommend that you stop all, since they can all cause stomach issues, first 2 - gastritis and ulcers, the last one affecting the stomach's function. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from gas and constipation .I'm taking omeprazole20mg since 1week.can u please suggest me the diet I can have to reduce my symptom.

I'm suffering from gas and constipation .I'm taking omeprazole20mg since 1week.can u please suggest me the diet I can have to reduce my symptom.

See answer: I usually recommend a low-FODMAP diet to track potential food triggers but if you've been on omeprazole for a long time, you might want to see how you do off it as it can cause bloating. Be sure any other medications you may be taking do not cause constipation as well. Hope this helps; feel free to consult us if you have further questions! ...Read more

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