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I'm russian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm russian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: It is the current socio economic state that plays a part in addiction. ...Read more

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Hi,I want to gain weight & just tried (Russian bear 10000) with 20-25 minutes exercise. Is this a safe product? Pls advise for other solutions thx

Hi,I want to gain weight & just tried (Russian bear 10000) with 20-25 minutes exercise. Is this a safe product? Pls advise for other solutions thx

Save your money!: A person should want to gain muscle not fat! Fat kills! To gain muscle you have to do resistance training several hours a day, 5-6 days a week for many months and years. If we could make muscle by eating only, then there would not be an obesity epidemic there would be an epidemic of champion bodybuilders! Supplements have risks and are of no proven help. Eat and train properly. ...Read more

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New years is coming up & i want to have a few drinks with my husband, 2 maybe 3 white russians! can I bring in new years or no on lithium :|?

New years is coming up & i want to have a few drinks with my husband, 2 maybe 3 white russians!  can I bring in new years or no on lithium :|?

You can: Even though you are adviced not to drink alcohol while taking lithium.But if you drink two white russians to celebrate new year , there should not be any harm done.
You can discuss it with your treating doctor, as you are also taking depakote
good luck. ...Read more

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Do you have russian speaking doctors?

Do you have russian speaking doctors?

Yes but: There are probably some Russian speaking doctors on HealthTap but we are only allowed to use English on this service. That is to keep the medical records clear and accessible to everyone. ...Read more

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I am on dianabol at one 10mg a day just like the Russian athletes took no sideffcts that I no of ,Q is will 10mg increase BP and LDL levels?

I am on dianabol at one 10mg a day just like the Russian athletes took no sideffcts that I no of ,Q is will 10mg increase BP and LDL levels?

Lots of unknowns: Some of my colleagues here will probably disagree, but if you can do this without breaking the law, and it's what you truly want instead of "natural bodybuilding", then I think you'll be okay. Nobody can do a real scientific study because this kind of steroid use is under-the-table. If there's any genuine cardiac risk, it must be small. Please don't drink or smoke; I'm glad you're exercising. ...Read more

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Hey docotors , my brother is going to the gym and he's taking protiens ( russian bear 10, 000 ) and i want to get him the proper way ... Any help ?

Hey docotors , my brother is going to the gym and he's taking protiens ( russian bear 10, 000 ) and i want to get him the proper way ... Any help ?

Good for you both: Glad your brother's taking protein supplements (whey is cheap and as good as anything) and not talking about steroids (everybody i've knows who's tried them has regretted it). Apart from creatine, most other supplements are a waste. Fitness is a good thing. Maybe you'll be gym brothers. ...Read more

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I'm russian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

I'm russian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

Vascular risks: Genetics or family history is a risk for vascular disease. However, it's mainly if family members had vascular events, (stroke, limb loss, heart attack, aneurysm). The more compelling risk factors are nicotine addiction, hypertension, high cholesterol/lipids, and diabetes. All of which are treatable. If you smoke, stop. Removing nicotine is the single most important health benefit. ...Read more

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Is there any known cure for long term effects caused by the russian chernobyl accident?

Is there any known cure for long term effects caused by the russian chernobyl accident?

Get the facts: There are militants who would like to make you think that if you were exposed, you should feel sick all the time. This is politics, it is not true, and it can actually cause symptoms. The scientific studies have demonstrated little disease apart form an increase in low-grade thyroid cancers even among those most heavily exposed. If you feel ill, look for a different cause with your doctor's help. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm from Russian. My English is bad. I'm smoking. I want to quit smoking. Help me.

Hello. I'm from Russian. My English is bad. I'm smoking. I want to quit smoking. Help me.

To Quit Smoking: I admire you for your willingness to quit smoking.
You have good written English.
Feel good about your decision
Speak out loud
My physical health is PRECIOUS!
“I do not want Bronchitis, Emphysema or Lung cancer
I do not want heart disease, high Blood pressure or Stroke
I do not want cancer of mouth, throat, Esophagus.
Use Relaxation music, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation Exercise
See a Physician ...Read more

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If i will constantly talk with my 1month old son in another language for example russian or spanish will his first wordswill be in a language he heard?

If i will constantly talk with my 1month old son in another language for example russian or spanish will his first wordswill be in a language he heard?

Might well be: It is good to use all your language skills. In the first years the brain is fantastically impressionable and he could grow up multilingual. Because of your question, i presume that you live in U.S. And please don't forget that english is the primary language. ...Read more

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Is Russian bear 10000 supplement for weight gainer cause impotency if i use it and what the side effects of this product.

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Is Russian bear 10000 supplement for weight gainer cause impotency if i use it and what the side effects of this product.

Dietary supplements: Dietary supplements are notorious for making miraculous claims w/o evidence of either safety or effectiveness b/c responsibility of providing proof is left to manufacturer, not FDA or any other 3rd party for oversight. So there's no way to comment on possible impotency & side effects. Of course, manufacturers will always claim side effect-free b/c it's natural, organic, vegan & gluten-free, right? ...Read more

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Is the russian medicine noopept (considered a dietary supplement in the usa) safe to take long term for improved memory? How does it work?

Is the russian medicine noopept (considered a dietary supplement in the usa) safe to take long term for improved memory? How does it work?

Save your money: Noopept is similar to piracetam, which doesn't work, and no real evidence that this does either. If you wish to look at cognitive alternative preps, consider phosphatidyl-serine, Alpha lipoid acid, n-acetyl cysteine, but these are used more often in older patients. Consult with your doctor if you have friends or family who are developing cognitive losses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch aids or HIV from french kissing? Is it unpredictable, sort or russian roulette?

Is it possible to catch aids or HIV from french kissing?  Is it unpredictable, sort or russian roulette?

No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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19yr soon 20yr male russian, never seen either parents-don't know heights, am 183cm tall, lower leg ache, is it growing pain? Stand 8hrs a day at work

19yr soon 20yr male russian, 
never seen either parents-don't know heights, am 183cm tall, lower leg ache, is it growing pain?  Stand 8hrs a day at work

Growing Pains: In general growing leg pains should have happened earlier in your life. And so the work environment is much more likely to be playing a role in this situation. You may want to think about what shoes you wear and if they are contributing to the pain you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a southern siberian russian having huntington's? I'm adopted from there. Symptoms: tremor, fatigue, dizzy,

What are the chances of a  southern siberian russian having huntington's?  I'm adopted from there.  Symptoms: tremor, fatigue, dizzy,

Are you worried?: The risk of Huntington's disease is more or less the same in all populations. The likelihood that YOU have it at your age is mighty thin. ...Read more

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I've had 2 white russians how long should I wait before taking ibuprofen. My wisdom teeth are coming through and I am in a considerable amount of pain.

I've had 2 white russians how long should I wait before taking ibuprofen. My wisdom teeth are coming through and I am in a considerable amount of pain.

See your dentist: At age 20, your 3rd molars are coming in somewhat late (these are 18 year molars) see your dentist who will take a radiograph (x-ray) or catscan to evaluate if you have a problem and if you need this tooth and possibly other wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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Can my TB skin test reading indicate any possibility of getting hiv? (19mm, chest X-ray 1 month prior to test showed no tb) I have in total 3 times intercourse with russian prostitutes (2 times with the same one and 1 time with a different one) and i used

Can my TB skin test reading indicate any possibility of getting hiv? (19mm, chest X-ray 1 month prior to test showed no tb) I have in total 3 times intercourse with russian prostitutes (2 times with the same one and 1 time with a different one) and i used

HIV: If you have potential exposure to HIV you should go and get tested asap, as well as for other stds. A positive PPD means that you have inactive tuberculosis (unless you are having symptoms) and in and by itself has nothing to do with hiv. If you have hiv/aids and a positive PPD you are more likely to reactivate tuberculosis. Go and get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have you ever been in Russia?

No: But is there some way that we can assist? ...Read more

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What vaccinations do you need to travel to Russia?

What vaccinations do you need to travel to Russia?

For travel vaccine: Recommendations that are updated regularly visit :
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_imz_travelers.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov ...Read more

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Are leg lengthening procedures only done in russia and europe?

Are leg lengthening procedures only done in russia and europe?

No: Leg lengthening procedures are performed in many countries. They are not infrequently performed in the U.S. They were first popularized by gavril illizarov in kurgon, siberia, in the former soviet union and later introduced to the rest of the world by roberto cataneo and maurizio catagni from lecco, italia. ...Read more

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Does russia possess some of the newest and deadliest biological weapons?

Does russia possess some of the newest and deadliest biological weapons?

Probably: The soviet union had a well paid biological weapons development department there is little reason to assume that the break up of the communist system meant the elimination of these programs. The current government is unlikely to publicize such efforts. ...Read more

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I'm female,20yrs, and 5.2ft, 45kg but v.skinny, i take supradyn bt cant gain, doc wont help saying i'm 45kg already. please drug to gain fat in russia?

I'm female,20yrs, and 5.2ft, 45kg but v.skinny, i take supradyn bt cant gain, doc wont help saying i'm 45kg already. please drug to gain fat in russia?

Think outside of box: U may need certain hormones checked like u'r thyroid hormone, sex hormones-especially if u do not have normal menstruations. If all normal the u should eat more starch and protein plus some muscle exercise causing muscle confusion like Tony Horton's P90X-always hydrate well. ...Read more

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I was vaccinated as a baby for varicella yet i got it when i was in russia age 8 how is that possible?

I was vaccinated as a baby for varicella yet i got it when i was in russia age 8 how is that possible?

Yes: This vaccine is a modified strain of the wild varicella virus & is thought to confer lifelong immunity in 85 -90 % of kids after 1 dose. A second dose was initially recommended only to teenagers at first, but now we generally want all kids to have at least two, to pick up the stragglers with poor initial response.Long term protection is a feature of other viral vaccines. ...Read more