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Poor night vision: Two common causes are astigmatism, which gives people a lot of difficulty dealing with the glare from lights at night. Vitamin a deficiency can also do this (nyctalopia) but it is not very common, but it wouldn't hurt to take a daily multivitamin with vitamin a (most do have it). ...Read more
See a psychiatrist: Body dysmorphic disorder, a phenomenon where you have a warped image of your own body, is often not recognized appropriately; kudos if you recognize that your self image is not what it should be. The next step would be to seek help with a psychiatrist who can provide therapy and/or medications to help. Good luck! ...Read more
More than you think: Babies are generally credited with clear vision out to 12-15 inches but it gets fuzzy further out. They are nearsighted because the eye is small but it grows and kids should be at their best vision by 5 or so (20/20). They are fascinated by lights and bright colors and can often mimic some of your facial expressions and tongue movements within the first few months. ...Read more
Unknown symptoms: Aside from routine examinations for general health, you should seek help when you have pain, unknown discharge, rashes, ill feeling that persists, inability to do things that were easy before. Any symptom that causes an unknown problem is a cause for seeking help. Best to see a general medical doctor and avoid the crush of an emergency room, . ...Read more
Not any old tea.: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more
Crepitus: Crepitus is a sound, not a diagnosis. This sound description can apply to noises from the joints, tendons, skin, lungs, etc. Hence, it depends on where the crepitus originates. If unsure, start with your primary care provider. ...Read more
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Depends: It depends on what and why the contacts are white. Are they damaged or misused.? Or are they white as a costume element? Generally contacts that are white as part of a disguise or costume, are clear in the center so vision is not disturbed. Such a lens was used for the show featuring the incredible hulk where the lenses were a symbol of the transition into the Hulk. ...Read more
6 wks gestation: We routinely see the fetal pole and heart motion at about 6 weeks gestation (weeks from last menses) using transvaginal ultrasound. The better timing is to measure from known ovulation, IUI or egg retrieval and then 4 weeks later. We can often see sac at 5.5 weeks and normal pg may not see heart motion until 6.5 weeks. Heart motion very good sign - miscarriage drops to 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more
Usually by referral: Most times someone sees an endocrinologist because of referral by the primary care md. Endocrinologists take care of organs that produce hormones to control body functions such as the throid, the pancreas (diabetes), the parathyroid (calcium control), sexual hormones, and sometimes unexplained obesity. There usually is a reason to see them determined by your md. ...Read more
Time will tell: Unfortunately, studies can not be done after some one dies to know what they see when they are dead, if in fact a person sees anything. Depending on your religious and personal beliefs, there are many theories as to where the soul of a person will transcend to and what one may experience in the afterlife. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on age: A baby or young child who seems to have a seeing problem should to see a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor for children) to diagnose the problem. Sometimes, no problem is found. Other times, glasses are needed. Less commonly, there is a more serious issue in the eyes. Older kids can see a general ophthalmologist and be checked for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc... ...Read more
Health department?: You would need to call around and ask if they would see you without your ID. Identification is used for many reasons in medical offices and you would just need to call and ask if you could be seen without an ID. The local health department might see you without an ID but some offices might not be comfortable with this. ...Read more
Green tea: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more
Obviously the extent of improvement with
endurance and speed wil be based on
your starting level.
I would start by running every other day.
You should start to feel improvement in your
endurance over the first 1-2 weeks.
The key is to be consistent and be in it for
the long term - not a quick fix. ...Read more