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Why are the pituitary, thyroid, and gonads the most susceptible glands to radiation? Is it because they can have radioactive cofactors? What are they?

Why are the pituitary, thyroid, and gonads the most susceptible glands to radiation? Is it because they can have radioactive cofactors? What are they?

Not true.: Any organ can be damaged by radiation, but tolerance differs in the dose that can be tolerated. Organs with rapid growth rate are often more sensitive as radiation damages DNA. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, becomes more likely after low dose radiation that damages but doesn't kill cells. The gonads have rapidly dividing cells that radiation kills, causing sterility. ...Read more

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Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Call orthodontist: Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. There is ususally some pain after spacers have been placed. Ibuprophen will help with the pain. Soft diet until you feel better. If the pain is more than you think it should be call your orthodontist and talk with them. ...Read more

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L endoscopic hernia repair. Pmh: mild l cerebral palsy. I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia. S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

L endoscopic hernia repair. Pmh: mild l cerebral palsy. I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia. S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

PostOp Seroma: It is very common for fluid to accumulate where the old hernia was immediately after surgery. It can feel just like a hernia but will not "yo-yo" in and out. Best option would be to see your surgeon in-person so they can examine you & reassure you that all is well. ...Read more

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Will exercising help me or hurt me?

Will exercising help me or hurt me?

Depends: If done right, exercise is always helpful. See your doctor for proper clearance and possibly a personal trainer to design a program around your limitations. ...Read more

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Is magnesium needed for vitamin D absorbtion as cofactor?

Is magnesium needed for vitamin D absorbtion as cofactor?

Magnesium is not: Needed for absorption of D but it is good for muscle cramps, aches, and headaches. D is is needed as a co-factor for absorption of calcium, which is what you may be thinking of. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are cofactors?

What are cofactors?

Small molecules: Hi. Cofactors are small molecules used by enzymes to aid in catalyzing chemical reactions. Common cofactors used by enzymes to mediate chemical reactions are many of the vitamins, and ions, such as iron. It's a big field! ...Read more

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Impaired are: tyrosine to dopamine, tryptophan to niacin, cystathionine to cysteine. Which cofactor and vitamin is common to all three pathways? Ty

Impaired are: tyrosine to dopamine, tryptophan to niacin, cystathionine to cysteine. Which cofactor and vitamin is common to all three pathways? Ty

Not an easy answer: These pathways can be impaired due to a primary disorder or secondary to other conditions interfering with metabolic pathways. Until a thorough investigation has been done, it is not likely that you will find a simple solution or single co-factor that will treat your biochemical imbalances. ...Read more

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Why are the pituitary, thyroid, and gonads the most susceptible glands to radiation? Is it because they can have radioactive cofactors? What are they?

Not true.: Any organ can be damaged by radiation, but tolerance differs in the dose that can be tolerated. Organs with rapid growth rate are often more sensitive as radiation damages DNA. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, becomes more likely after low dose radiation that damages but doesn't kill cells. The gonads have rapidly dividing cells that radiation kills, causing sterility. ...Read more

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Every day sex?

Sexual Activity: There is nothing wrong from a medical or scientific point of view of having regular or frequent sexual activity...Even if it is daily or more. ...Read more

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Can I get help?

Yes: What sort of help are you looking for? Emotional, physical, financial, spiritual? Give some more specifics. The first step in getting help is asking, so you are moving in the right direction. ...Read more

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Will I find love?

Will I find love?

Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more

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I am feeling bad?

Too vague: Feeling bad physically? Mentally? Emotionally? What symptoms are you having? See your doctor and a chinese medicine /acupuncture practitioner. ...Read more

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What does who do?

What does who do?

See below: The world health organization (geneva, switzerland) is the directing & coordinating authority for health within the united nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms & standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, monitoring & assessing health trends. ...Read more

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Are ACE pill safe?

Are ACE pill safe?

Yes: Used for years on thousands of pts. Your doc will moniter your lytes and kidney function. You may experience a non productive cough. ...Read more

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Normal vital sign?

Normal vital sign?

What is considered: Normal in an adult are temp is 98.6 f, blood pressure 120/80 at rest, pulse 60-80 at rest, resp. 14-20 at rest. But varies somewhat with age and specific conditions. ...Read more

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My pen very small?

Penis size: Am I OK?: When ever I meet a patient who feels his penis is too small I have them do some reading online about what the average sizes of penises are and try to have them feel like they are probably normal and okay.

My experience talking to sexually active adults is that size is not as important as how one makes love... What you do with it is what counts to a partner. ...Read more

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Green sticky snot?

Not helpful: The stickiness or viscosity of nasal mucus is not a good predictor of the underlying problem. Other symptoms are better indicators, such as the presence or absence of fever, itchy eyes, sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can child born?

How can child born?

Vaginal or C section: A child is born either vaginally (naturally) or via cesarean section (surgery), typically 9mo after conception which can either be natural (via sexual relations) or artificial (via assisted reproductive techniques). There are plenty of instructional/informational videos on natural & surgical deliveries available online simply by searching. Info is also available re conception & fetal development. ...Read more

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Final question text

Final question text

Please ask again: Hi! Please send your question again, to healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How do I lose 1 lb?

How do I lose 1 lb?

Below: Limit you calories to 1200 per day for one week and you will easily loose the wt. ...Read more

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Can I eat raw lamb?

Can I eat raw lamb?

Yes, but why???: Haven't heard of any regulations against the eating of raw lamb, but why would one not cook his meat. Undercooked meat has bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are bad for people. One can enjoy a healthier lifestyle by cooking to death all those "germs", before eating. ...Read more

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Can I ask anything?

Can I ask anything?

Basic questions: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this basic HealthTap public forum is free. Post a question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors can answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide private, virtual consultations.) ...Read more

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What does mci mean?

What does mci mean?

Do you mean MCL?: Mcl stands for medial collateral ligament, the complex of ligaments on the inner side of the knee that helps hold the joint together.

Mci can stand for mild cognitive impairment, which refers to the stage between normal cognitive abilities and dementia. ...Read more

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How do I loose fat?

How do I loose fat?

Calories: Very simple - calories burned exceed calories in. Not all weight lost will be from fat. ...Read more

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Can blacks get tan?

Can blacks get tan?

Yes: Black skin responds to the sun as other skins do. They can develop sunburn and with tanning there is a protective re-arrangement of the pigments in the skin which blacks experience also. ...Read more

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