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My daughter will not eat to save her life she will be 5 in may she hates food she eats like once a week but other then that she won't touch anything and she when she does eat that one time it has to be noodles or she won't touch it

My daughter will not eat to save her life she will be 5 in may she hates food she eats like once a week but other then that she won't touch anything and she when she does eat that one time it has to be noodles or she won't touch it

Involve: Involve her in her meal planning. Buy cook books for kids and have her pick out things she wants to try. Then go shopping together to buy all the ingredients and cook together.
Does she spend a lot of her time away from you? If so ask others what her eating habits are like away from home. What does she eat at school?
Kids can be very picky. If she is on the growth chart with no major changes from the last visit (chart done at pediatricians office) and she's not anemic, then she is likely getting enough food.
Give her a daily kids vitamin. Also consider a nutritionist and therapy to explore her food issues if you feel this is needed. Lastly, involve her pediatrician in this issue.
All the best. ...Read more

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I wonder if my mom would qualify for a heart transplant. She has copd, chf, a diabetic and fluid on the lungs. Just thinking of ways to save her life.?

I wonder if my mom would qualify for a heart transplant. She has copd, chf, a diabetic and fluid on the lungs. Just thinking of ways to save her life.?

Unlikely: As you have described your mother it is unlikely she could tolerate the rigors of a heart transplant. Each institution has guidelines for appropriate candidates for transplantation to maximize the success of such a scarce resource. You could check this through their websites. ...Read more

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My mum has emphysema, is 66, can't walk far, stopped smoking 5 years ago and very short of breath. Could she have a lung transplant to save her life?

Evaluation...: In order to determine if your mother qualifies for a lung transplant, she would need to be evaluated at a transplant center. This could be done once her doctor thinks she may qualify. There are strict qualifications for transplant given the relative shortage of available organs. Meantime, her treatment can be optimized by a lung doctor to decrease symptoms as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is it ok to donate your only kidney to save somebody's life?

Is it ok to donate your only kidney to save somebody's life?

Donation of kdiney: In answer to your question, it is technically possible for you to donate your one kidney fro to a transplant patient. I do not think that any surgeon will perform the removal of your one kidney as that will make you be placed on some type of dialysis for the rest of your life. It is very noble for you to consider doing this and it is important that you understand why you may not be able to do so. ...Read more

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How can you save your life if your are choking on food alone?

How can you save your life if your are choking on food alone?

Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair
find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it. ...Read more

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What can reverse the effects of heroin and save someone's life?

What can reverse the effects of heroin and save someone's life?

Naloxone: I'm sorry that you have to ask this question it would seem that you're asking for someone.

If someone is in danger /you think that they've overdosed you need to call an ambulance.

There is a drug Naloxone that reverses heroin.

It has saved many lives.

There are some programs that distribute small doses of Naloxone as a preventative measure to treat an overdose. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like I'm going insane! Help! Please save my life!?

What to do if I am feeling like I'm going insane! Help! Please save my life!?

Talk to live person?: If I were u, I don't think i'd be satisfied by a 400-character healthtap answer! I'd want 2 b able 2talk 2someone ; explain what I'm feeling ; tell them what's going on in my life. I'd want 2give them a little background on me so they could better understand. I'd suggest calling a helpline 2speak 2a live person. Here's one in your area: 847-570-2500. Google "crisis line, evanston, il" 4 others. ...Read more

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What can you do to save your life in allergic reaction?

What can you do to save your life in allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis: I suppose you want to ask how to treat an anaphylaxis reaction. This is a typical life threatening allergic reaction that cannot wait for treatment. First line of medications is Epinephrine intramuscular. It is available commercially as Epinephrine autoinjector like Epipen (epinephrine) or auvi-q. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how amputation help save your life if you are bleeding to death?

Can you tell me how amputation help save your life if you are bleeding to death?

Amputations:: When a surgeon amputates a leg, he knows where all the anatomical structures are and is able to isolate all the large arteries, nerves, muscles, and bones. If they cut above where the extremity was bleeding from they can stop the bleeding by tying the arteries up. In a traumatic leg injury, bleeding can not be stopped in one place because of injury to the tissues and arteries themselves. ...Read more

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My friend in india like show others, may be doing more. Is it a disorder and have some 40+gays as his friends, how to save him to a normal life?

My friend in india like show others, may be doing more. Is it a disorder and have some 40+gays as his friends, how to save him to a normal life?

Loving Each Other: You know your question implies significant prejudice and is very offensive. If you are not wise enough to know that there are truly and really people who are homosexual then the disease is yours. It is called ignorance. And, to imply that your friend who is gay cannot have a 'normal' life is rude, mean, and offensive. Perhaps you should read: "loving someone gay". This is by richard clark. ...Read more

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Mid-life crisis used to be dumping wife, getting hot car, spending cash. What is it now that we all need to work and save?

Mid-life crisis used to be dumping wife, getting hot car, spending cash. What is it now that we all need to work and save?

Myriad ways: Training for a new career which makes more money, building a business to help yourself and others, finding new interests that can improve your physical condition and health, volunteering, exploring new ways to fall in love with your current wife once again are some the myriad constructive ways you can deal with mid life crisis. ...Read more

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Could you replace veins if they are dead/blocked and you need to save someones life?

Could you replace veins if they are dead/blocked and you need to save someones life?

I am not exactly: Sure what you are getting at. When unable to get access at certain blood vessels during advanced cardiac life support - one usually has to move to another vessel- location. Sometime, a vessel might have to be accessed surgically. ...Read more

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I don't swim well and am afraid I am not strong enough to save myself in the ocean. Can I insist on a life jacket when on a boat?

I don't swim well and am afraid I am not strong enough to save myself in the ocean. Can I insist on a life jacket when on a boat?

Yes: It's the law that life jackets that fit be present on board for each person on each vessel that leaves the dock or harbor. Yes, I always wear my jacket in rough seas or when I sail alone and I have 40 years of experience. If someone says that you don't need one, remind them that boating is supposed to be fun and that wearing a life vest enhances your fun. Being more relaxed is what it is all about. ...Read more

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What do you think about stem cell banking? Would it be ok to spend a 1000 dollars on it? I mean is it worth it? Is it actually a life saver?

What do you think about stem cell banking? Would it be ok to spend a 1000 dollars on it? I mean is it worth it? Is it actually a life saver?

It's your decision: You should read more about it and try to arrive to a conclusion. Some parents do invest in it. ...Read more

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In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis. Its life threatening. No help. Have u heard of it and know how I can save my life.?

In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis. Its life threatening. No help. Have u heard of it and know how I can save my life.?

Chronic fatigue: That sounds like an important problem! But are you sure about the diagnosis? If you are sure, then we just need to find someone on here who is an expert in handling that condition. Problem is, they will want to be sure of the diagnosis too.

So you have been in bed 9 years. Has anyone been looking after you during that time? There are certain things that would help regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy! ...Read more

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Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

This week: Ian thompson posted long term effects of the prostate prevention trial in the nejm. It showed that there was "no difference" in 15 year survival between the group "treated" with Proscar (finasteride) and those observed. If you are 42, have a new diagnosis of prosca, one still can opt for treat or observe, watch & wait, depending on "findings" (psa, gleason sum, etc). So, early DX may be a boon, or lead to harm. ...Read more

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Can stopping an antipsychotic be possibly life threatening? Does the brain have a save or back up plan?

Can stopping an antipsychotic be possibly life threatening? Does the brain have a save or back up plan?

Not In My Experience: Sudden cessation of an antipsychotic medication may cause discontinuation symptoms such as general malaise, flu-like symptoms, insomnia, or increased anxiety. The important question here is why one would stop taking their antipsychotic medication. Whenever changes in medications are made, work closely with the prescribing physician. One could risk the return of treated symptoms. ...Read more

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Failing heart. My dad has had to have a pace maker to save his life. What is risk for other smokers in the family?

Failing heart. My dad has had to have a pace maker to save his life. What is risk for other smokers in the family?

Smoking: Smoking can result in irregular heart beat that may require pacemaker insertion. I would suggest that you get the other smokers to try to stop. ...Read more

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My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me. I want to save my mother life. Please?

My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me. I want to save my mother life. Please?

Steroids: Some patients may have some response to steroids Imuran (azathioprine) or mychophenolate. However long term response to therapy is disappointing and lung transplantation may become necessary. No study had shown a significant benefit for any therapy in pts wit this disease. It is also known as idiopapathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors just have to let patient die if they blood transfusions and need it to save their life?

Do doctors just have to let patient die if they blood transfusions and need it to save their life?

See below: Transfusions are important treatments in people who require blood products. Sometimes patients may refuse these treatments, or the may become futile. ...Read more

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Because of masturbation my penis is nervous and not erecting. Gatting pain from glans. It is like a banana. Please help me save my life now onl?

Because of masturbation my penis is nervous and not erecting. Gatting pain from glans. It is like a banana. Please help me save my life now onl?

Get seen: By a competent physician who you trust to talk about your male sexuality. You do need to know up front that all young men enjoy their bodies as you've been doing and this is not the cause of any problems you are having. If you have real erectile dysfunction and/or pain, it needs to be seen. Your level of concern alone ("save my life") makes this too important a question for us at HealthTap. ...Read more

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In a hospital setting what matters most to a doctor, doing their best to save someone life or money and getting paid?

You aren't: Seriously aren't asking this question are you because it's quite offensive. 99.99999% of physicians sacrifice their days, nights, holidays, time with their families to care for patients that they know can't pay. I'm so sorry that you had an experience that led to you asking this question. ...Read more

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I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

I'm on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?

No interaction: It would be unlikely for these medications to interact with one another if taken in recommended doses. Since some people find that the diphenhydramine makes them feel groggy in the morning, melatonin may be another option to consider as a sleep aid. ...Read more

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I dream about becoming a pediatrician. Can you tell me how a doc deals with a child-patient loss, cuz I'm afraid of not being able to save a kids life.

I dream about becoming a pediatrician. Can you tell me how a doc deals with a child-patient loss, cuz I'm afraid of not being able to save a kids life.

Loss: Every physician. Deals with child/patient loss differently. It is certainly not easy but I think that is part of what make us better doctors. To have empathy, to show compassion for not only the child but the families, to be human is what I think makes a good physician. ...Read more