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Meds affect bones: Many meds affect the skeleton. Some drugs may thin the bones as an unwanted side effect (steroids such as cortisone and the anti-seizure meds are most famous for doing this). Also, smoking and longterm alcohol use thin the bones. But there are other meds we use specifically to build bone in people with osteoporosis. Bones are changing all the time, and are affected by what we put in our bodies. ...Read more
It shouldn't: I assume you are talking about a post-dural puncture headache caused after a spinal tap. If so, the resulting headache usually lasts only a few days. If symptoms persist despite adequate hydration and analgesic treatment, you could consider a blood patch. A blood patch is the placement of some of your own blood in the epidural space near the source of the CSF leak. ...Read more
WATER OR SOAP?: Could be several issues like your water in your town is hard meaning filled with minerals causing dryness or your soap is too harsh. Use a milder soap like ivory or aveeno (oatmeal) and consider getting a water softening system. Many soaps that are antibacterials may cause dryness and should be limited in their use just washing the hands. ...Read more
Probably not: While previously accepted opinions suggested that weight training at a prepubertal age may stunt growth, most recent evidence disputes this theory. Studies have shown that strength training leads to improvement in muscle coordination & strength, despite no significant change in muscle size (until after puberty when hormones help add muscle bulk). ...Read more
Some young children, and it is normal behavior rock back and forth or sit on edges of chairs in order to self stimulate, ie. Masturbate.
It is normal but may be mortifying if he chooses to do it in front of a living room full of guests.
If your child is a bit older than a toddler you can let him know where it is acceptable to do, and if he is younger maybe try changing activities. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on what the medications are. Before taking — you can check with your pharmacist to see if there are any possible medication interactions. ...Read more
You don't have to : This might be a habit. If you are not happy with it you can form a new habit--such as getting up calmly after you wake up. You're in charge. You can establish a new habit. If you're lacking motivation to participate in activities and pursuits you might have depression. A professional mental health specialist can evaluate this with you. ...Read more
Variable: Muscle, bone, internal, etc. Have you had an injury? Do you take medications? ...Read more
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Curious: 30's female ponders why her "nerves pulls a lot" presumes to know what is happening with her tissues and wants to know why. If she wants answers she needs to provide symptoms not faulty speculative diagnosis. ...Read more
Tons of them: The questions circulate until a provider with experience in the area of your question sees it. If asked w/o much detail or a specific focus, can be confusing to reader w/o knowledge of your specific situation and make answer less likely. ...Read more
Maybe: There is not enough information provided to venture a guess. However, it is not uncommon to have a constellation of symptoms from a common cause. Symptoms which don't appear to group together using western medicine might be considered to have an association using traditional chinese medicine. ...Read more
How satisfied are people in their lives if they have to be on several medications every single day?
Very: Life is not always predictable. You may develop medical problems that never anticipate. It is how we deal with those difficulties that marks a life. You can choose to complain and feel sorry for your lot in life or you can do what it takes to live a long and happy life -- with or without medication. Most people welcome the medicine that allows them to enjoy life ... Be well. ...Read more
Sir, I have mastuburated several times but I have stopped it now is my sex power will regain or not?
Yes: Typical masturbations are not known to affect sexual power. ...Read more
I've coughed for several years now every single day usually in the morning or in the middle of the day?
Chronic Cough: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and chest x-ray. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
What could cause me to spend several nights waking up at almost the same time in the middle of the night?
Bladder full: Most commonly this is a full bladder. Try to restrict fluid intake after your evening meal and see if that makes a difference. Another cause is a train or airplane which makes a noise at the same time each night and wakes you up, but can no longer be heard once you have awakened. ...Read more
What would be your advice to someone just beginning to workout again after several years of being sedentary?
Pool trainer pilates: Start in the pool hire a trainer ...Read more
I have several days that I woke nagging has never happened before what may come off since it happens multiple times?
Looks like part of: Your question is missing. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
My left shoullder has been having pain in the muuscle for several weeks, it hurts each day. Is there something wrong?
Needs evaluation: You are 31years old and have had this shoulder pain for several weeks, it is about time you get it checked by your doctor, it may be tendinitis, bursitis or something else. You need examination and if neede imaging like xray or MRI to find the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Can low vital capacity be the effect of to less excercising for several years? Can excercising increase vital capacity?
Yes: There are many reasons for a decreasing vital capacity. Smoking, exposure to toxins, gasses, or airborne particles, and numerous diseases can affect this measure. You can improve this with exercise by improving your breathing muscles. ...Read more
I noticed this several weeks ago, I got cold during morning when I woke up and in the afternoon only, what is this all about?
Non specific: Your observation is very keen but non-specific to attribute to any particular condition. If watch out for any additional symptoms in the coming days and week and if you have, get back with us. Otherwise, you do not need to be worried. Good luck. ...Read more
I have af and I take flecinide if I consumed 6 units of alchohol would this immediately trigger the af or wait several hours?
I'm age 35 and trying to get second child but try several months still can't success. It's related to my dairy food or my career?
Unlikely: In general your diet and your career, unless thay are very unusual, have little-to-no impact on your fertility. What is your career and what sort of diet do you have? At age 35 it is common and safe to try between 6 months up to a year before conceiving. Most fertility doctors would be pleased to help you anytime in the process. ...Read more
I'd like several opinions please! My five yr old niece blankly stares at random times then says she's seeing blurry/double. Normal?!
It happens: This can be a variation of normal day dreaming, or indicate the onset of absence/petit mal, a type of minor seizure disorder that usually fades by adolescence. Other more scary issues are much less likely. Have her mother wright down a history and catch an event in a video if possible before having it checked out by her doc in the next few weeks. ...Read more
Took several wondfo tests with the same urin and all but one were neg, took some after too with other brands all neg, af due in 2 days,?
It takes me several wipes to clean my bottom after going to the toilet. Sometimes it is very difficult to get it fully clean. Why is this?
Stool: The ability to cleanse yourself will depend in part on the consistency of the stool. This is often determined by dietary intake. You might try eating unpasteurized yogurt frequently or using a probiotic and an otc fiber product to add bulk to your stool. In interim, if you can dampen the toilet tissues it may help to prevent the irritation which may occur from excessive wiping. ...Read more