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Question about 'eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper'... Is this really healthy?
Yes actually it is: The food groups are balanced.Get a more detailed answer ›
Salad: Salad and stay away from the fries. ...Read more
Don't buy anything: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc) all play a role in building those muscles. Eat healthy and do lots of sit-ups. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby fell off a king sized bed about 3 feet tall. He cried for about 2-3 minutes. Is he ok?
Quick cry, prob OK: Babies can move and fall in the most amazing ways- that is why people get so frantic about child-'proofing' things. If your baby fell, especially onto carpet or a rug, cried immediately, and then was normal in behavior, then all is probably ok. However, if you are unsure if he is acting normally, please see a dr for an exam. Ed worthy: baby very sleepy, vomiting, bruising around eyes, or worry! ...Read more
What is the difference between the pill, nova ring and the patch? Which one is better if I'm looking for less hormones king of bc?
"Cock Sure": The y chromosome causes sexual differentiation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If you have plenty of extra help and it is not discomforting for you to do so, then - yes. If in doubt, not feeling well or don't want to worry about possible consequences, then have some one else do it for you. ...Read more
Is it safe to just live off of smoothie from smoothie king and Orgain, which is similar to ensure, while my doctor tests to see why I'm always nauseous?
Not healthy.: Doesn't sound like that would be healthy under any circumstance, really. ...Read more
I'm 30 days post thyroidectomy however my incision has been partially reopened due to infection. I'm planning on taking my boys to King's Island tomorrow is it safe for me to ride the rides?
Wound infection: Please speak to your surgeon who did the thyroidectomy about your plan. ...Read more
I don't have enough money and I believe something is wrong with my vagina how king can. I go with out being treated?
Health Care: Please call planned parenthood. They offer full gyn services for girls your age. They can give you an examination and directly discuss your concerns. ...Read more
I took my nose ring out because it was swollen and painful I think it was infected how king can I keep my nose ring out before the hole closes?
Please get this: Medically evaluated. The evaluating physician will be in a better position to answer this. Take care. ...Read more
I need doctor referral. Do you know of any doctors in the seattle/king county area who understand and will support Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?
Jeurgens: Try dr. Steve jeurgens in bellevue.Get a more detailed answer ›
3 days ago I noticed that the top of my left pectoral muscle aches and it comes and go's king of nagging pain not sharp.
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
I got a random mole on my pinky finger. Just king of appeared out of no where. About a millimeter in diameter could it be bad?
Keep any eye on it: Any changing mole requires attention. But the size does matter in order to get suspicious about a mole changing into a melanoma (cancer of the skin). If your mole increases in size up to 4-5 millimeters, then I would suggest that you consult a doctor or go see a skin specialist (dermatologist) for his/her opinion. ...Read more
I switched from androgel to testosterone injections. Dr is only GI king 1 injection/month should it be more often? T level is 290
Smaller more frequen: Half life of testosterone cypionate or t enanthate (both are traditional injectable forms of t) is 7-10d which is why if you get injection monthly, your levels will fluctuate widely & wildly as dr. Namey noted. Instead, I teach my patients to inject smaller doses on a weekly basis to minimize the ups & downs. Some even inject smaller still twice weekly! Advantage is pricing. Downside is obvious. ...Read more
Seeing your mom dead at the age of 12 what king of damage can that do to a child? I am 25 now and seems I have learning problems as in memory issues
Memory problems: I am so so sorry that happened to you at such a young age. Is it possible you are suffering from PTSD or depression? Any feelings of hopelessness, guilt? Any social withdrawal? Insomnia or crying spells? Weight loss or gain? Fatigue? Difficulty concentrating? Anxiety and depression often travel together. I sincerely doubt there are many true hypochondriacs. Most people feel bad for a reason. ...Read more
I'm facing memory loss and lack of concentration in school even though im still 17 yeards old. I'm not facing and king of deprission or using medicine?
I had two glasses of aloe king aloe drink last night and im pregnent, first time, im concerned I'm 13 weeks and I have had no contractions thank you?
No reason to worry: Hardly any drugs or herbs have been studied for safety in pregnancy. There is no evidence aloe juice is dangerous during pregnancy; many women report using it regularly during pregnancy without problems. Some manufacturers of aloe juice claim it's safe during pregnancy. But most authorities say to avoid it as its safety in pregnancy has not been established. But there is no real reason to worry. ...Read more
Are there viruses/parasites which can kill or eat other virus and parasites, when injected into infected person, like king cobras&king snake eat snakes?
I wish there were: Nothing will parasitize a virus -- it's just a bit of genome that's acquired an unfortunate life of its own. Someday lytic phages may be designed to attack bacteria and protozoa -- I've wondered about them for TB and malaria -- but none yet. This is a very good question. ...Read more
Sad but true: King crab is low in saturated fat but high in cholesterol. The butter doesn't help much but is oh so necessary. As with many things, it's best enjoyed in moderation. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and my eyes ot really sensative, I feel them king of blurry and need to wear sunglasses to focus, why is that?
Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more
Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China. I want ask, I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious, I must attentions for what king of things?
Clopidogrel sold as: An anti-clotting agent, slightly more potent than aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) & suppresses induction of platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow) to become more active in signaling both platelets to attach & the clotting proteins to activate. Once exposed to clopidogrel, response persists. Platelets life-span ~10 days, thus the duration of response. Risk: ↑ed bleeding. ...Read more
Hello, I have taken the pessary and cream for thrush (candida) and would like to know if I should wait for a few days to have intercourse. King regard?
Symptoms?: You can resume intercourse when your treatment is done and you have no symptoms. If you are still having symptoms, hold off, and get checked first and successfully treated. ...Read more
I had sex 10 days ago and we use a condom I just had my son 5 months ago and I been sick to my stomach am I just scared and my mind is m as king me si?
Check preg test: If you used a condom correctly then the chance of being pregnant is very very low. If you are worried though that you might be pregnant just take a test. Over the counter tests are cheap and reliable. ...Read more
After be expose to dust my throat hurt a lot. My gland are big a king a red color. What medicine can I get to relief this unconform?
Sore throat: First you need to be seen by your doctor to find out that it is not serious infection. Usually dust does not cause swelling and inflamed glands. You may want to use cepacol lozenges and lukewarm saline gorgles to sooth throat. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes: Yes this can be very helpful for developing baby particularly dha for brain and eye development. Look for a high quality source that screens for heavy metals (mercury) and pcbs which are other pollutants. Krill oil, which is lower down on the food chain is a great option as those toxins bioaccumulate. ...Read more
What to do about constipation in 3 year old? 3 year old doesn't want to use potty---holds it. Is taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Eats fiber bars. Doesn't like apple juice. Is constipated. Rectal suppository not working.
More miralax (polyethylene glycol): Talk to your doctor, but if she is still constipated on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) she may need a higher dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol). If she is eating fiber bars make sure she is drinking plenty of water. She should also sit on the toilet for at least 15 minutes after each meal. Get her a foot stool so it is more comfortable to sit on the toilet that long. If all that doesn't help, she should see a pediatric GI doctor. ...Read more
Hello my name is Sandra BOLER I WOKE UP YESTERDAY WITH PAIN RIGHT BENEATH MY RIGHT BIG TOE I DINT HIT OR DO ANY?
Greetings Dr Sandra, I have a problem wit my eyes because While I was off my mind I stared at the sun, is there any medication that I can use to heal m?
Depends: Is the vision changed? Staring at the sun normally is too painful to sustain and you would blink and probably avoid the light to prevent damage. True staring at the sun while not blinking focuses the sun on the light receptors of the retina and will burn them out causing permanent loss. No medication will correct this but time will cause some improvement. ...Read more
Hello I started my period march 3-9. It's back march 23rd and extremely heavy. I am not on any birth control. Please help, sandra dee?
Bleeding: Talk to your ob/gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recently noticed a seed-like, or kinda like a big grain of sand in ball sac skin, not the balls themself. Cannot see it, can only feel it, doesn't hurt.
Ignore it: Small cysts called milia are common, benign skin findings, very often on the scrotum. ...Read more
My 2 year old is having bm issues. My 2 year old is having bm issues. It's not hard, it's actually kind of loose and gritty almost sandy. She is in a lot of pain everytime she has to go which is all day long. We stopped milk and dairy to see if that was t
Stopping: Stopping dairy is a good idea. Good foods for diarrhea include rice, bananas, and soft foods. Avoid citrus fruits or vegetables. Soft bread or dry cereal would be fine. Avoid gatorade as it can increase diarrhea because of its sugar content. If her diarrhea continues, or if she gets fever, pain, blood in her stool, vomiting or rash then she would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Doses as high as 120 mg of mirtazapine have been reported in the literature. More important, is the 90 mg dose prescribed or is this amount being taken to attempt self-harm? Not uncommon for some prescribers to push towards higher doses, while others stay lower. All may be reasonable if the patient benefits. A prescribed dose should be well-explained and justified. Call poison control if necessary ...Read more
In my dreams when I run I have trouble running lol. It's like I'm running in sand kinda or trying to walk thru mud. Why?
Dreams: Often what we eat and or drink before bedtime can affect what we dream about. You should consider having a regular schedule before bed time. You should also consider limiting sugar and alcohol before bedtime. If you get better sleep your more likely to sleep better which would therefore help you run faster in your sleep. Good luck! ...Read more
I have arthritis and sometimes on the back of my neck where my spine is it will make a shh noise like sand is falling. Kinda weird, what could that be?
Common: Although not normal, these kinds of symptoms are common and benign. I wouldn't worry about them. ...Read more