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Why does live blood analysis seem so unacceptable by md's if done by a truely qualified professional. This is innovative and ahead of its time?
Double blind: Controlled trials: have these "truely qualified professionals" conducted any double-blind controlled trials of their testing methods? I will be glad to serve as an honest broker in testing the validity of such tests, as long as these "professionals" are willing to subject themselves to the standards of the day that a reasonable person expects of science. ...Read more
I was in the back seat, had an accident about 3 months ago. Shins hit the metal rod on the seat ahead. Have a quarter size lump, hurts upon pressing.
Bruised: What makes you think it's anything other than a bruise? Can you bear weight? Have you been xrayed? ...Read more
28weeks 3days pregnant based on u/s date. Measuring 33 doctor doesn't seem concerned but what could measuring 5weeks ahead mean/indicate?
Is pulp capping a good substitute for a root canal? I've been told I need to have a root canal, but am scared to go ahead with it. I've done seem reading, and pulp capping seems like it might be an option. Can I ask my dentist about it, or am i misunderst
Pulp Cap: First, understand what a pulp cap is. The function of a pulp cap is to irritate the nerve just enough that it encourages the tooth to lay down another layer of tooth structure called secondary dentin. This will act as a roof like structure between the nerve tissue and the restoration. If nerve tissue is not vital, a pulp cap will not suffice, root canal treatment will be necessary. ...Read more
Due for 2nd remicade (infliximab) inf wed. Pcp put me on augmen. For what seems to be unresolved sinusitis. Having facial pain. Would you go ahead with inf?
Ask your PCP: Ultimately this is something that you are going to need to discuss with your pcp prior to the infusion. Some ultimate decision depends on your overall immune status. ...Read more
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
Steam with a cold. : Breathing in steam through the nostrils will help someone with nasal or sinus congestion to breathe better by thinning out the congestion and facilitating its drainage. It's a nice natural way to provide some symptom relief. ...Read more
Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read more
Sensitization: I have been asked similar question--see under sensitization--essentially the neurotransmitters in brain change some voltage channels in brain cells to give a different response--so same stimulus get translated differently. ...Read more
Steam rooms: Ancient cultures have always used steam rooms to help relax and detox from the stresses. I think it can help people to relax and feel better but make sure you are well hydrated when doing that since you do lose alot of water. ...Read more
Sensitization: Some processes translated in nervous tissue has multiple step processing like sounds tranferred to words--this require mechanical to electrical then chemical changes---in migraine light get bright because first messanger which is tolerable trigger a second messanger which is different from usual and may be painful--called allodynia--like I have headache and my hair hurt when i touch it. ...Read more
Short time: Use the high power, put the vegetables in a collander that fits in the cooker (or some kind of wire screen) and then cook for 1/2 – 1 hour. You cannot use a slow cooker for the full cycle as you will turn most vegetables into mush. ...Read more
Peace, man!: They say time flies when you are having fun. Guess time crawls when fear of injury, death and pain are present. Unless this is your job, find a kinder hobby that is fun enough to make you feel that time is flying! ...Read more
Shame: Shame is a ubiquitous human emotion. According to brene brown phd, it is "the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging." understanding & caring for ourselves helps lessen the impact of this feeling when it arises. A great book to read: "I thought it was just me (but it isn't)" -- by brene brown phd. ...Read more
What's normal?: The mode of taking a temperature is important, with oral or rectal most reliable. There is a range of normal temps. There are very few diseases that cause consistently low temperatures when measured accurately. True fevers, with temperatures above 100f or so, that persist or recur need to be evaluated by your pcp. Feeling hot or cold with normal temp can be caused by thyroid or other diseases. ...Read more
Persistence : Children often will challenge family rules and guidelines. Simply not driving the car while he is unbuckled or after he undoes his buckle/car seat can be very effective. Some children are particularly adept at 'escaping' from car seats/seat belts. Simply pull over, calmly ask the child to get back in, and check to ensure everything is snug. Staying calm, but firm takes the 'sport' out of it. ...Read more