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Hi I suffer from depression and have a general low mood. Is this normal from Ruth?

Hi I suffer from depression and have a general low mood. Is this normal from Ruth?

Depression: Low, depressed mood or loss of pleasure in daily activities is normally found as part of depression. However, being depressed is not really consired normal. Depression can be lifelong or periodic, but both can (and should be) treated by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is dipping/chewing tobacco worse than smoking tobacco? It seems like "chewers" develop cancer in their 40s (babe ruth) where as smokers in their 60s

Is dipping/chewing tobacco worse than smoking tobacco? It seems like "chewers" develop cancer in their 40s (babe ruth) where as smokers in their 60s

Both are bad for you: You are right as to when their cancers might show up, but in either case, there's involvement of tongue, mouth, throat or in smoking, the lungs. Also secondary effects can be bladder cancer, other cancers as the toxic substances still need to be cleared from the body. Your best bet is to stop & see how you can replace this habit with a healthy one. Then, you will be going down a healthy path instead. ...Read more

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What is the death rate?

100%: To date, everyone ever born has or will die at some point. Is there a more specific question intended? ...Read more

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Are ritz crackers bad for you?

Are ritz crackers bad for you?

Depends on…: Rest of your diet, how many u eat, what u eat on them. They r carbohydrate (not whole grain) and have some saturated fat. Also contain high fructose corn syrup, which doesn't turn off brain's "full sign" so u keep eating more. 79 cal for 2 crackers. Better choices r crackers made with whole grains & no hfcs. ...Read more

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I have a BP of 156/70 rate of 109?

I have a BP of 156/70 rate of 109?

Both elevated: Not at a critical level, but both your blood pressure (systolic hypertension) and your heart rate (mild tachycardia) are elevated. Over time, these can cause serious health issues including, but not just limited to future heart disease and stroke, etc. You should see a dr. For a good examination and treatment. There are many medications that can help both issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is rushing too eat your food healthy?

Is rushing too eat your food healthy?

Many reasons: But some come to mind: not chewing well will not allow your digestive juices to work well, you will probably eat too much as you continue to be hungry as you eat and your pancreas might produce too much Insulin when presented a large bolus. So, eat slowly and enjoy it. ...Read more

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What does "pro rata" mean in medicine?

Pro rata: In proportion - never heard in used in medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too rough of sex?

Is it possible to have too rough of sex?

Rough sex: Absolutely yes. The systems and tissues involved in sex are delicate and yes rough sex can cause injury and pain. ...Read more

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What is the teen fatality rate in the us?

What is the teen fatality rate in the us?

0.86%: The figures from 1999 to 2006 in us are 13100 deaths, that means 0.86%. ...Read more

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Rite side of my body pulllin sensentions?

Rite side of my body pulllin sensentions?

Many things: pulling can be due to a number things, abnormal muscle spasms I'm 1 side of the body, in the car with disease of the nerds going to the muscles, so just dropped the, and conditioner is just a 1 year, in which be portions ring controlling movements becomes dysfunctional because abnormal contractions, or seizures. You need to see in a row just. I'm a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is a rach that moves around ur body?

What is a rach that moves around ur body?

Hives: Hives are transient swelling for release of histamine that will appear in different spots on your body. Antihistamines will supported reaction untlil a detailed history and appropriate lab exams can determine the cause. ...Read more

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How to increase the rate of development?

Please Clarify: The rate of development in what. You are missing context in your question. ...Read more

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What type of rush children get most often?

What type of rush children get most often?

Childhood Rashes: I assume you meant "rashes." children are prone to many kinds of rashes, ranging from eczema, to acne, to a variety of infectious diseases caused by viruses. Without knowing more history, it is hard to say what your child has. It is best to consult with his/ her pediatrician for more definitive advice. ...Read more

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What is rett disorder and how do you get it?

What is rett disorder and how do you get it?

Rett=congenital girl: Genetically, rett syndrome (rtt) is caused by mutations in the gene mecp2 (on x chromosome). Rtt is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects females. The signs: small hands and feet, small head, repetitive hand movements, such as wringing/ putting hands into the mouth, stomach disorders, seizures, most can't talk and 50% don't walk. Rett is confused with:autism, angelman, cp. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of abdominoplasties?

What is the success rate of abdominoplasties?

High: Compared to many other procedures abdominoplasties have a high rate of patient satisfaction. This does not mean that there are no risks or complications. However individuals with realistic expectations who understand the limits and are good candidates and accepting of the scar are commonly very pleased with the results when performed by a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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Can eating one heavy dinner a week ruin my diet?

Can eating one heavy dinner a week ruin my diet?

Likely not: If you want to maintain or lose weight - it is best to have the largest meal at breakfast & the smallest meal in the evening. However, what we eat is not black and white. Small deviations won't "ruin" things. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the house rules for revound young adult?

Don't Understand: Please re-ask your quesiton. I simply don't understand it in the form you have framed it. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of curing azoo spermia?

What is the success rate of curing azoo spermia?

Azoospermia: Curing azoospermia depends on the cause.
generally speaking In case of azoospermia where there is virtually no sperms, the sperms could be retrieved directly form the testis then a new technique where a single sperm can be used under the microscope and introduced to fertilise the ovum, then the fertilised ovum can be implanted, this have a success rate of about 20% per cycle. Other medications ...Read more

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What's the normal hart rate? What if its too fast?

What's the normal hart rate? What if its too fast?

60-130: Normal resting heart rate can be a wide range. In children they typically can have resting heart rates in the 100's and is normal especially in infants. In adults it is usually 60-90, lower for those who exercise very regularly. Above 100 in an adult can be normal with exercise but if it is above 120 at rest it could be a sign of an abnormal rhythm that can be checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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When will my child understand rules and discipline?

When will my child understand rules and discipline?

Up to you.: The concept of "no" comes into a child's head when whatever they want to do, that the parent says "no" to, becomes physically impossible to do. Holding your child gently but firmly while saying "no" will get the message through the quickest. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my children to follow my rules?

How can I encourage my children to follow my rules?

Discuss with PCP: There are many parents who are blessed with kids that tax their parenting skill set. Fortunately there are people trained to help you identify areas where you can improve yours. Contact your dr & find out what resources are available in your area & commit to learning enough to help make parenting more rewarding. You will be glad you did. ...Read more

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How can I be less lazy, laziness is ruining my life?

How can I be less lazy, laziness is ruining my life?

Pattern or change?: If laziness is a pattern in your life, it will take work and commitment on your part to change. Find a good life or business coach and work with him/her. The goal would be accountability for completing the steps you create towards goals you select. If this is a change in your behavior, you need to see a doctor to evaluate possible depression & conditions which simulate it. Talk therapy too. ...Read more

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Someone I know always being rude to me, help please?

Someone I know always being rude to me, help please?

This may be hard to: Handle in 400 characters or less. We will be with rude people throughout our life - so it is really important to learn how best to handle this. Recommend that you purchase a book on assertiveness at the Self Help section of your local bookstore or that you consider taking some assertiveness training. Take care. ...Read more

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What can be wrong with my rite side it keep hurting?

What can be wrong with my rite side it keep hurting?

More info needed: Please be more specific: what part of the right side? Is pain sharp or dull? Constant or comes & goes? Stabbing or burning? What makes it better? What makes it worse? Please resubmit question with added info. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can there be alternate routes into studying medicine?

Not really: Ultimately getting into med school requires passing certain tests and having the right credentials. You can do a variety of things to help your chances but there is no back door. ...Read more

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How are insurance plans subject to the lifetime rules?

How are insurance plans subject to the lifetime rules?

Lifetime benefits?: Insurance regulation, governance and compliance are state regulated. So each state approves the type of insurance sold in that state. Lifetime benefits are part of insurance plan designs and are subject to state rules and approvals. ...Read more

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If u want to lose wait what are rules u need to follow?

If u want to lose wait what are rules u need to follow?

Fewer calories: The answer is to burn more calories than you take in. This is very hard in that the body will do everything it can to preserve those calories. It is useful to know that fat has double the calories as carbs or protein-so every time you refuse french fries and take a salad with no fat dressing you win. Exercise-like a 30 min walk-will do wonders! Try it and let us know. ...Read more

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Is 109 way to high, at what rate should I be concerned?

Is 109 way to high, at what rate should I be concerned?

Heart rate?: A normal heart rate is typically between 50 to 100. The heart rate can vary based on so many different factors. Exercise, medications, age, weight, mental state, diseases, and fevers are just some of the variables that can influence heart rates. I would be concerned if you are having other symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath or chest pain then I suggest a cardiac evaluation ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight without ruining my body?

What should I do to gain weight without ruining my body?

Slow ; healthfully: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could one night of random eating ruin my diet?

Thoughts? Could one night of random eating ruin my diet?

NO: I don't think so- not if you follow good eating habits for the long haul, no one is perfect. The idea is to move past it, don't dwell on it. We all go to parties and functions and eat food that is less than healthy, however, tomorrow is a new day and we can take control of our eating habits to better health.
Good for you- best of luck. ...Read more

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Can a person be rough after a mental shock in his childhood?

Can a person be rough after a mental shock in his childhood?

Child hood: Any type of some trauma to a child can affect them in their adult life. Anger may be a manifestation of protective mechanism. ...Read more

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Have I done too many drugs and have already ruined my brian?

Have I done too many drugs and have already ruined my brian?

As Dr. A says: ...Seek help soon. The extent of damage and time to reversibility depends upon that drugs you've used and for how long. There are few from which complete or near complete recovery is impossible--but many cases (e.g., alcohol) where the process requires a serious commitment that needs to start now. You have taken the first step. See http://www. Helpguide. Org/mental/drug_substance_abuse_addiction_sig. ...Read more

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What is a normal/average peak flow rate for a 5'3" 27yr old?

What is a normal/average peak flow rate for a 5'3" 27yr old?

430: Dr Pool's chart is correct, but the flow rate he gave is for a male. It is lower for a female of equal height. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like I'm ruining everybody's life?

What to do if I'm feeling like I'm ruining everybody's life?

Are you?: What do you mean? Please ask again and give some more info. If you are beating, insulting, stealing, lying, cheating, abusing drugs or alcohol, bullying, then yes, you may be damaging others. If you are not, but others imply that you are, then they may be the problem. Talk to your doc who can help advise you and refer you for help either way. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mental health is ruining my as levels?

I haven't got a clue: What you are asking here. "AS" stands for more than one thing. Can you please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I stop worrying so much. It's seriously ruining my life.

How can I stop worrying so much. It's seriously ruining my life.

Several things: If you're stressed out, obviously finding the reason for it and making sure there's no medical reason behind it (high thyroid function or sugar metabolism problems like hypoglycemia). Yoga, meditation, as well as cardio exercise are excellent ways to get control of your mind and heart and relax. Also daily commitment to deep breathing will help as well. ...Read more

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Do you know what disease has the lowest recovery rate in the world?

Do you know what disease has the lowest recovery rate in the world?

Lowest recovery: Mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy has no known recovery rate. This is a brain wasting disease that is caused by a protein particle called a prion.

This terrifying disease has no known treatment and no known recovery. ...Read more