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Pretty quick: Very close range shotgun wounds are devastating injuries; the full load of energy and the pellets or slug destroy extensive amount of tissue. If directed to the middle of the chest, usually nearly immediate death. If to the lungs only, may survive if treated. From 10-15 ft away the pellets spread out & loose energy; less severe. Dick Cheney is probably grateful for the poor ballistics of spheres. ...Read more
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
I was recently hit with a shotgun pellet under the skin above my temple. Can it cause lead poisoning?
See below: What size shot? It is possible if the shot was lead (not steel), but i would say not likely. Nevertheless, if the shot can be removed, do it. ...Read more
Stretch: Dtretch frequently. Try a lumbar roll or chair back seat support. ...Read more
Being predisposed to hemochromatosis, is it okay to take iron supplements for incredible fatigue possibly due to anemia?
Mael supplementi keep forgetting to eat can I use a mael supplement like boost as my only source of nutrition?
Meal Supplement?: Why are you forgetting to eat? This is a big concern for anyone -- especially an 18 year old. I agree wholeheartedly with dr. Lin that boost or other meal supplements will not provide you enough of the nutrients you need to sustain you. Please see your physician for an evaluation, since this situation isn't normal at all. Some possible causes could be depression, substance use, and many more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is not one: Remember that "supplements" have no definitive or proven real effect in the body. There are a miriad of substances that claim reverse aging: antioxidants like vitamins e, c, a. Some claims of the seed of apricot, vital procolageno , hyaluronic acid, collagen. Retinoids. And many more. Definitively smoking causes more wrinkles and premature death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It taste good: Mangosteen is a fruit grown in thailand. At this point almost all studies have been done in a laboratory and there is little human research to indicate how mangosteen supplements or juice, by itself, would influence the prevention or how it would be useful in the treatment of various cancers, including breast, lung, and liver. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, Think Food: Our bodies use food. There are appropriate situations for supplements, including conditional deficiencies people can have - but think about the vitamin c in orange and the nearly 3000 other chemicals that likely support how it is used in your body. Evaluate your nutrition first, then discuss if supplements would be appropriate, but don't take them instead of healthy eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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