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I heard on a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN that some doctors think any oil, even olive oil, increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Is it true?
It's still a fat: Any type of oil is still a fat, high in calories which can ultimately contribute to overweight/obesity and thereby heart disease. Some oils have a better profile of fats, meaning saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats, but all contribute calories. Olive oil may just be the lesser of several evils. ...Read more
Hi sir, this is sanjay, my problem is that I'm very slim. So please suggest me the diet. My age is32 yrs & height is 5.8 ft weight- 52 kgs?
Nutritionist: A slender build is different from weight loss. If you have experienced unexpected weight loss see your doctor! If you are serious about improving your body composition, you will need a customized approach that fits into your life style. A nutritionist or personal trainer can work with your doctor to create a plan for success. You must start by making nutrition and exercise a priority in your life. ...Read more
Hello sir/mam this is arun gupta. I have an injury in my left knee. Dr. Said tht I have broken my legament and told me to do some exercise. Is it possibl?
It depends on which: Ligament you have injured. If you have torn your acl or patellar tendon typically that requires surgery. If you tore your mcl, PCL or lcl you can get away with pt and bracing and in time will improve. The exercise that is most important is one that involves quad strengthening. Leg lifts, leg extensions, squats, straight leg raisies will all help with this. ...Read more
Dr. Sanjay kumar you answered that my mixed mania bipolar could be wrong dx. What else could it be? Also, I am seeing a psychiatrist & on meds not wrkin
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder with manic or hypomanic phase can be mistaken by ahdh predominantly hyperactive, hyperthyroidism, cushing disease (excessive cortisol produced by supra renal glands) or other hyper metabolic states. Many times could be misdiagnosed as schizophreniform disorder, or delusional disorder, due to grandiosity and psychotic ideation. The lack of response to treatment is not diagnostic. ...Read more
Hello I'm from india. My dad's right-hand shakes uncontrollably from last 16-17 days. Dr. Prem gupta can you suggest good doctor in aims.
Do not know AIIMS: I do not know any neurologist in aiims delhi. Search for an experienced neurologist online specifically looking for movement disorder specialist. It could also represent partial motor seizures if there is any impairment of consciousness during the uncontrollable shaking. ...Read more
Is it true that two patients with major brain damage made full recoveries from the use of 20, 000 mg of omega-3 per day? I saw this on cnn by dr. Gupta
Not exactly,however:: There are 2 reported cases of patients with major brain damage who were given high doses of fish oil (30 grams providing 18 grams of omega 3's) and made good recoveries, but this does not prove the recoveries were "from the use" of fish oil. It seems likely fish oil helped but more research needs to be done ; it is possible they might have recovered anyways (but probably more slowly). See comment:. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: There are no shortcuts to being fit. Proper diet and a program of exercise should be everyone's lifelong plan. Extreme diets fail in the end and surgical options except for morbid obesity are inappropriate. Calorie control is the difficult part and education about food groups and calorie content of specific quantities of foods are most important. ...Read more
After 3 months old: At each check-up, the doctor can confirm the baby is fine. Parents patiently wait 3 months before most babies sleep better at night. Until then, parents switch off at night for one feeding, so the husband can use a bottle for one of the feedings while the wife gets a chance to sleep a 4-hour stretch during the night. After 3 months of age, most babies can sleep about a 6-7 hour stretch at night. ...Read more
Nothing: This is fine. Your period will just come one day earlier than usual, that's all. ...Read more
Hello and Welcome to HealthTap,
There is not many data showing its strengths and weakness.
Historically it has been used for weight loss, hair strength, improving skin texture, constipation and for its cooling effect.
The amount used for different reasons varies and depends on why you want to use it. There are no set guidelines as to how much you should eat or how much is safe.
Thank you! ...Read more
Gpt level is 117 where normal range (0-45) & got is 45 when high end is 40. What's possible causes?
Need more info: The liver enzymes are mildly elevated. The commonest cause is alcohol intake. If you drink, stop entirely for three months and re do the test. Are you on any medication? Have you been tested for hepatitis c? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
It's a sunday night and I had a toenailremoved on tuesday. I'm still in a lotof pain. What should I do? Is this normal?
Ice: Put some ice on it. If the pain is still unbearable, call the doctor to get you some pains pill. ...Read more
I try to cycle almost every day, riding 10-15 miles/day and 25/30 miles on Saturday and Sunday, avg 4 min/mile. Is this 2 much?
Depends: If you feel good without residual aches or pains and you do extension spinal stretching, no problem. ...Read more
I got a blemish on Sunday and it's still not 100% gone today 5 days later how long do blemishes take to disappear completely? Approx?!
Blemis: As long as is getting better and not worse don't eorry ...Read more
If one of the gutta purcha is touching inside top end and inflamed a bit, can it make root cannel to reoccur? Can you smooth(cut more) crown?
Everytime I blink vision gets double and blurry I gotta blink a couple times to get it stable again but even then it hoes back to double and blurry?
New vision changes: Any new vision changes deserves a medical exam. You should figure out how to see a doctor, eye doctor if possible. ...Read more
I am going through an emotionally hard time at the moment and have lost my appetite. I haven't eaten since Sunday as every time I try to eat I feel si?
Time to seek help: Now if you continue to struggle emotionally you will give yourself physical heath issues. Go to your doctor and discuss your feelings. Get some help now before there be one more issues ...Read more
Seeing a therapist: It is both permissible and recommended to get counseling during a divorce. These records are private and confidential and not subject to review by courts unless the circumstances are extreme (abuse of a child, neglect etc). Courts and attorneys often won't listen to you, they just want to settle the matter. You will be heard in therapy. ...Read more
Assess why you: Are nervous about work. If you are having trouble with a supervisor or do not like your job, consider getting help from a psychologist. They can help you assess the problems ; see if there are ways to resolve them. They may help you figure out how to get into another job, if that is necessary. They can also teach you some stress management techniques. ...Read more
Plan B: Plan B is basically double strength birth control pills. You are supped to take it the morning after an "unprotected" intercourse, hence the name "the morning after" pill. Like everything in life, it is not 100% effective but it is over 99% so if taken as directed. So as your parents and teachers always told you, "Follow the directions". ...Read more
Yes: The important thing is that you're exercising. Sneakers may help some folks' feet withstand impact better; if you find this not to be necessary, wear whatever seems right. One can't think that the roman legions were much the worse for sandals rather than gym shoes. ...Read more
Nausea: Nausea is simply a symptom — it coudl be a symptom of a variety of gi, medication sie effects or even neurological conditions. Od luck frequent nausea is not to be expected and is signaling that you need to see your docotr adn explore the complaint to determine its cause, and therefore proper treatment. Don't put it off — good luck. ...Read more
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Grief & loss: I am sorry for your loss. You are grieving and it can really hurt. One thing you might consider would be to pay homage to your loved dog. It can very helpful to obtain closure. You could pray or write down how you feel and what your dog meant to you. You could read it out loud or do something that is symbolic. You could do it in private or with others who understand your loss & care. ...Read more
Correct dose: Finish current pack and proceed directly into your next package of pills. ...Read more