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I just had a small silhouette 0% yogurt for breakfast and its sweetened with splenda. Can that make you gain weight? I only have 1 a day. Please help
Depends: It depends on what you eat the rest of the day. Weight gain, simplistically, is calories in exceed calories out. Of course, there are more variables, but the core message is that if the rest of your diet is balanced and appropriate, your yogurt for breakfast is fine; if you are eating more calories than you expend, you will gain weight. ...Read more
Tanning beds & eyes: According to the health physics society, your eyes are especially prone to damage from tanning bed use. In fact, research shows that, in a tanning bed, ultraviolet radiation exposure to the eyes reaches up to 100 times greater than from the sun. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does mildly enlarged cardio mediastinal silhouette &mild enhancement anterior and inferior pericardium I am 3 months post pericardial window?
Used semi-protective eyewear. Went in a low wattage tanning bed twice recently and eyes have been hurting. No redness or sight issues. Will it heal?
Used semi-protective eyewear in a low wattage tanning bed. 3-4 days later my eyes are still hurting. Could they be sunburned without being red?
Is it true that radiation exposure to the eyes can be reduced with the use of leaded protective eyewear?
Probably: Leaded eyewear will lower the radiation intensity. What circumstance are you in where this could happen? If you are getting medical irradiation, then the doctors will provide proper protection. And if you are in a commercial situation, it is a little difficult to imagine what is happening? ...Read more
Hello doctor.I am a 20years old girl and i would like to get rid of belly fat just to improve my silhouette.Is it possible by using special pills?
No: There are no special pills that will decrease belly fat - only diet and exercise with weight loss if you're overweight. If you have a medical disorder like pcos leading to increased belly fat, there are medications which will help treat the disorder, but weight loss still needs to occur. ...Read more
Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?
Heart sounds: Heart murmurs are found while listening to the heart with a stethoscope and evaluated with an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to determine it poses a problem. Chest x-ray can show complications of having heart murmurs from valve problems such as heart failure and enlarged heart chambers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads..the cardiac silhouette?
Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more
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