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Talking With Your Doctor (Overview)

Talking with your doctor is an activity in which a patient discusses with his doctor whatever concerns come to mind, such as symptoms, fears, testing plans, treatment plans, lab results, medicines, etc


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What should you discuss with your healthcare provider before taking bromocriptine?

What should you discuss with your healthcare provider before taking bromocriptine?

Taking bromocriptine: Contraception because if you're being given this medication for galactorrhea with elevated prolactin you may start ovulating without realizing it. As about the time of day to take the mediation because it can be associated with nausia. ...Read more

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Talking With Your Doctor (Overview)

Talking with your doctor is an activity in which a patient discusses with his doctor whatever concerns come to mind, such as symptoms, fears, testing plans, treatment plans, lab results, medicines, etc


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How can you start your introduction if your talking about an ob gyn?

How can you start your introduction if your talking about an ob gyn?

OB Gyn are: Also primary care doctors for female patients. You should trust him and open up to him or her. At 40 you need pap smears and other screening test to prevent female diseases. ...Read more

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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. What is HealthTap Prime and how do I use it?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www.healthtap.com. ...Read more

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Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt listening to you about your health?

Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt  listening to you about your health?

Yes and no: You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views. Alternative healthcare practitioners also have a role in healthcare but the ideal case involves the teamwork and expertise of both. ...Read more

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Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...Read more

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Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, not exactly...: HealthTap PRIME began in the summer of 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient pays one fee each month (~$99 in August 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 visits come out to ~$49 each, 3 is ~$33 each, and so on. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has live, one-on-one visits with the doctor. ...Read more

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Should I talk with my doctor about beginning panchakarma?

Alternative meds: Most natural or alternative remedies always carry the warning to check with your physician before taking the product. Unfortunately, most of allopathic physicians have minimal training in this kind of treatment. Talk to your md. Ask if they are comfortable in honestly giving you an opinion on the product. You can also go to websites like www.Mercola .Com. Tons of information there. ...Read more

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What foods have vitamin d?

What foods have vitamin d?

Enriched foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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When should you ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction medication?

When should you ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction medication?

When you need it: When you lose confidence in your ability to attain/maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual activity, go see your family doc for complete evaluation. We want to make sure you're not under stress, suffering from depression, smoking, or are overweight/obese. We also want to review your med list for offending drugs. At that point, we can discuss best pharmacologic options for you & your ED. ...Read more

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What can sleeping with your phone under your pillows do to you?

What can sleeping with your phone under your pillows do to you?

Probably nothing: Believe it or not, your phone and other electronic devices transmit signals even when you are not aware. This is particularly true of smart phones that have background programs running. Not enough to do much to you but electronics in your bedroom are distractions. Typically this decreases your sleep quality through fragmenting your sleep. ...Read more

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I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

Yes: It keeps your metabolism up, your blood sugars more stable, and you digest food better with decreased energy deposition (i.e., fat). The problem is most people lose track of how much they eat, how often they eat, and what they eat. Also, many people eat the same size portions 4-5x day as they would 3x/day. If you are cognizant of these facts, you should be ok and won't fatigued or stuffed. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of potassium?

What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more

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What can you do to talk to your doctor about depression when he thinks your life is fine?

What can you do to talk to your doctor about depression when he thinks your life is fine?

Candidly: Write out your symptoms clearly on paper. Provide him a copy and use it to go over your symptoms with him. He will understand how important it is if you go to this amount of effort. It will help you to capture the information that you need to share. ...Read more

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What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

Think "active": There are many ways to improve exercise and activity in during work. Some include: taking stairs, parking farther away, walking to your favorite lunch spot, walking to a co-worker instead of using the intercom, hand weights at your desk, stretching exercises when at your desk, or walking for exercise around your work during breaks or lunch. Just keep active! ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of your experiences with anxiety disorder, and what helps you feel better?

Can you please discuss the of your experiences with anxiety disorder, and what helps you feel better?

Fear and Uncertainty: Over 40 million adults age 18-years and older are affected by anxiety disorders. Symptoms can co-occur with other disorders, and if left untreated, can worsen. Treatment varies and can include medication and/or psychotherapy. Begin your recovery with a visit to your family practitioner. ...Read more

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What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

AB moves: Can begin with neutral spine exercises for your core such as planks, front and side, and "birddog" exercises. From there you can go to a global dynamic lumbar stability program. The ab program is part of this and this would protect your back. Most exercises are on youtube. ...Read more

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I need to communicate with a psychotherapist please

I need to communicate with a psychotherapist please

Psychologist locator: To find a psychologist in your area go to http://locator.Apa.Org. ...Read more

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How do I improve my self-esteem?

How do I improve my self-esteem?

See below: You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. You can also set up small goals for yourself to do during the day and do the summary at the end of the day -- will help you with the sense of accomplishment, which helps with self-esteem. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Many but: The best evidence we have for this is on omega 3 fatty acid and full complement of b vitamins, knowing your own b vitamin status (which can be measured). Glycerophosphocholine (gpc) and other precursors to neurotransmitters might be helpful, and also things like bacopa, vinpocetine, certain mushroom extracts and some others have been studied. See a functional med dr. ...Read more