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Teenage Female Health
I'm scared to bring up female health concern with my dr due to anxiety/triggers. How can I tell her in a 10 min apt?
Be creative!: Write down your question or concern and read it to her as soon as she enters the room. Alternatively, hand her the written question. Don't allow your anxiety to cause you to wait until the very end of your appointment or there may not be enough time for you to get satisfactory answers. ...Read more
Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
Women: Traditionally women have be much better at organizing around health care issues. Men are traditionally less likely to be as active. ...Read more
School, doc, etc: Teen mental health info can be found in a number of places. The school counselor will usually have pamphlets (like on glee) or websites you can use. The american academy of pediatrics has a number of resources and website links to use, and there are online resources like the mayo clinic and johns hopkins that publish information. Plus the cdc has a whole section on this. ...Read more
Several are credible: To get him or her to opt in a teen might need to be introduced to multiple sites, and parents should check out sites also. The cdc http://www. Cdc. Gov/family/kids/ american academy of pediatrics and american college of sports medicine are sites of credible information on fitness, nutrition, health. There are now more resources available through popular websites and apps; see if created by experts. ...Read more
Teen alcohol: Squeglia et al in 2012 showed that adolescents who drink heavily in their teenage years exhibit less efficient processing of information and have less activation in certain brain areas than those who do not start to drink. The researchers also found that the teens who drank heavily had brains that were less efficient at processing information than the nondrinkers. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the drugs, the teen, and what the teen is going through in day to day life. Occasional cannabis use, as an example is not likely to greatly tax a teen's mental health, but daily use of cannabis, or any other substance, in increasing amounts can be indicative of great emotional pain, and can be life threatening in some cases. ...Read more
Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more
Teen Health: Teen health will affect our entire life, not just middle years. Good diet will avoid the epidemic obesity in our country. Physical activity strengthens our body development. Tobacco and excessive alcohol use have long term impact. Sexual transmitted infection may have permanent consequences on our body and reproductive well being. The examples are too numerous to list here. ...Read more
A fair amount: Clearly, the health patterns and lifestyle choices we adopt in our teen years can have both a positive and negative impact towards your middle years health. All of us should strive to make good health choices, specifically, eating healthy, getting sufficient exercise, avoiding drugs, alcohol and smoking, and develop good sleep patterns to name a few. ...Read more
Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read more
Education, guidance.: This is a sensitive issue. It would be wise to have them talk with their parents, or a doctor about this issue. This and health class in school would help them get educated about eating right, getting exercise, and about avoiding teen sex. This also would help them not to do drugs, and/or alcohol. ...Read more
Get worked up!: I don't know what your other lab values are, particularly your BUN or blood urea nitrogen, for renal function, but it would be wise to get a work-up to be sure nothing is wrong with your kidneys. The normal level (s) are 0.5-1.0 mg/dl for women, so this is high. It might be due to a high muscle content, or high protein intake, but it can also be from renal disease, the main cause, so see your dr. ...Read more
Varies with area: Health insurance varies by state. Some of the national companies sell products in some states & not others. Decide what you want out of your insurance & look into what's available in your area. Some insurers have an online site that can provide good basic information & you might want to talk with an agent to clarify issues. The more coverage the more expensive but at your age it shouldn't be to bad. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the age and the nature of the event. If child is too young to remember then doubtful they would appreciate health more as a teen. Many parents become overprotective a s result of such an event early on and that can lead to other issues later...The child may be more reckless as a teen. Big question with many possibilites. ...Read more
Age 22 female. Bp around 100/60 pulse 100-105 for more than a month. What to do? No health issues.
Tachycardia- depends: The big question to us as physicians is whether or not this is truly a normal type of rhythm or something else. First off, further history is most improtant, such as presence of symptoms, exercise habits, weight, nourishment, medications, pregnancy status. Then physical exam to look for some conditions such as thyroid, hyperactive bone disease, etc. A strongly recommend an EKG if never had. ...Read more
On my S Health phone app pulse ox measures 93 repeatedly. Concerning? I'm 60 and female, moderately active.
WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS:
AS LONG AS YOU AREN'T SYMPTOMATIC, I WOULDN;T WORRY ABOUT IT. IF YOUR SATURATION DROPS WHEN YOU ARE EXERCISING GO TO THE DOCTOR AND HAVE IT CHECKED OUT ON A MORE CALIBRATED DEVICE.
NO TREATMENT IS INDICATED FOR OXYGENATIONS ABOVE 92. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?
Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more
What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?
20, Female, severe mental health conditions mentioned in my profile. Keep thinking I'm less likely to live past 40. Is there any truth to this?
No!: No reason to believe that your mental health problems will cause early death. ...Read more
What can I do for daily exercise to keep my health. I can take 15min every day. 34yrs. Female. Sitting forever at work. Any suggestions? Thank you
Walk or stairs: I am presuming you are talking about breaks at work being the "15". I recommend that you take walks or you can take flights of stairs. It is amazing how the steps add up when you use your breaks for exercise! There are apps available on the phone which can count your steps. This is motivating and informational for your watching your overall activity level! ...Read more
I am a 52 year old female in excellent health. Been having severe hot flashes for the past 6 months. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for the help.
Wide spectrum: There is a wide spectrum of medications available. Unfortunately, they all work to a more or lesser degree. A woman may have to go through several of them to see, which ones work best. Hormones do work best, but a gynecologist needs to take a meticulous history to determine whether they are safe to take. ...Read more
Of course!: The short answer is yes, and really the chinese medicine philosophy of everything in moderation should be followed here. People often think that if a little is good, more is better. So, orgasms can be good for you because they help your hormones and relax your body but overdoing it would be fatiguing. ...Read more
I'm a teenage thumb sucker and I'm trying to stop. Recently though, I've noticed the I bite my thumb more than suck. What are the health dangers?
Habits-hard to break:
Besides just lowering your overall "coolness" rating among your friends there are not a lot of health risks. That is unless you break the skin on a regular basis as that could lead to skin infections
Long term changes in your skin could occur with possible changes to your nail
Usually this is a stress reliever so maybe you can try substituting something else in it's place??
http://www. Wikihow. Com/Stop-Sucking-Your-Thumb-%28Older-Kids%29 ...Read more
Media: Media reflects our society in general. Media is one way teens get information, just like family, school etc. There are positive views and there are some that are detrimental to the development of physical, mental, sexual and financial health to teens. Education from authentic sources will teach us how to judge the value of the media reports. Mere information, of course, is not knowledge. ...Read more
Do not take creatine: Creatine as a supplement has been purported to increase speed and strength in the young athlete. It has been shown to have only a very modest benefit for short bursts of activity but there is great concern about the potential for kidney damage as a result of its use. There are no long-term studies to show that its use is safe. Student athletes should not use it. ...Read more
Share several w/teen: Before opting in, a teen might need to be introduced to multiple sites, and parents should check out sites also. The cdc http://www. Cdc. Gov/family/kids/ american academy of pediatrics and american college of sports medicine are sites of credible information on fitness, nutrition, health. There are now more resources available through popular websites, apps; parents should see if created by experts. ...Read more
I'm a 39year-old female 5'2 135 pounds. I drink a six pack of coors lite a day. Is it bad for my health?
I'm 42 female with no health problems. It seems like I have been losing more hair lately. What could cause this?
Supplements: There is a lot of causes of hair loss and some we just don't know. Some like thyroid disorders, nutrition diff. Etc. If that have been worked up & ahave been excluded, then I observed number of my patients did get a benefit from biotin supplement, although the medical evidence for that is very weak but just in case you want to give it a try. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I've been having mini black outs when I stand up. Bood pressure is 110/60. I'm female, 42 yrs, average weight, good health except I get very tired?
I m 27 male. I and my lady have no health issues. None of us have any health issues. We practice hygeine while having oral sex. Can we have oral sex?
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