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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?

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

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Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?

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

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open!! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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Where to get teen mental health info?

Where to get teen mental health info?

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

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What are some sites for teen health help?

What are some sites for teen health help?

See below: The society for adolescent health and medicine has a links page with many links by category (www. Adolescenthealth. Org) as a starting point. The cdc and the american academy of pediatrics websites would also be good starting points. ...Read more

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What are some websites for teen health help?

What are some websites for teen health help?

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

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What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

What health risks are associated with teen alcohol?

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

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How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

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

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

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

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How much does teen health effect our middle years health?

How much does teen health effect our middle years health?

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

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How much does teen health affect your middle years health?

How much does teen health affect your middle years health?

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

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I'm a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

I'm a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

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

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What changes should be made to improve adolescent health and avoid teen sex?

What changes should be made to improve adolescent health and avoid teen sex?

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

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Female 28 yrs old. Createnine level 2.21. No other health issues. How bad is this.?

Female 28 yrs old. Createnine level 2.21. No other health issues. How bad is this.?

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

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Cheapest and most beneficial health insurance for an 18 year old female who is healthy?

Cheapest and most beneficial health insurance for an 18 year old female who is healthy?

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

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Can you please describe the long-term health consequences of being abused as a child/young teen?

Can you please describe the long-term health consequences of being abused as a child/young teen?

Major psychological: Victims of abuse as young children often suffer from depression, anxiety, are at high risk of suicide, poor school performance, psychosocial problems wirelating to others and manyother long term problmes. You should consult a psychologist. ...Read more

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If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

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

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Age 22 female. Bp around 100/60 pulse 100-105 for more than a month. What to do? No health issues.

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

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On my S Health phone app pulse ox measures 93 repeatedly. Concerning? I'm 60 and female, moderately active.

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

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How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?

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

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What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?

What are the risk factors for both male and female who have had trichomonas? And can it be dangerous to ones health?

Dangerous for women: The problem with trichomonas is that untreated infection can lead to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Then the woman can have problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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Is female masterbation good for health?

Is female masterbation good for health?

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

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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?

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

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Who has the ideal female body type for health?

Who has the ideal female body type for health?

BMI of 22 BF 12%: It depends on the standard that you want to use, beauty or health, they are not synonymous. The healtiest female body is not necessarily the most esthetic. ...Read more

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How do you think the media has depicted teen health?

How do you think the media has depicted teen health?

Unhealthy: I think that the media, accurately so, has depicted teen health as having issues with obesity, and, therefore, portrayed teens to be unhealthy. ...Read more

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How do you think the media has affected teen health?

How do you think the media has affected teen health?

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

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Does taking powdered creatine affect young teen health?

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

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Help with a good teen health site that shows all about teens?

Help with a good teen health site that shows all about teens?

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

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Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Depends: Most adolescent pediaticians can care for many mental health issues like adhd or depression but things like schizophrenia are always best cared for by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm a teen. How will having body dysmorphic disorder mess up my health later in life?

I'm a teen. How will having body dysmorphic disorder mess up my health later in life?

Depression anxiety: People with untreated body dysmorphic disorder often suffer from depression and anxiety. If untreated, the severity of your condition may also get worse over time. So, the best advise - get treated now. ...Read more

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What are the tests that a 19 year old female should be getting at annual health check?

What are the tests that a 19 year old female should be getting at annual health check?

MOst of those: Full checkup, including weight and height
thyroid (TSH) test
blood pressure test
blood count
cholesterol
blood glucose test.
Breast exam.
Pap test (smear). ...Read more

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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 a 39year-old female 5'2 135 pounds. I drink a six pack of coors lite a day. Is it bad for my health?

Yes: Drinking a six-pack of beer a day, Coors Lite or any other kind, is bad for one's health, no matter if male or female, no matter how much one weighs, and no matter how tall she or he is. That is too much unnecessary daily alcohol and too many "empty" calories. ...Read more

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I'm 42 female with no health problems. It seems like I have been losing more hair lately. What could cause this?

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

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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'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?

Postural hypotension: Is most likely. See your primary care doctor to check your hemoglobin and review medications and rule out causes of anemia. That would be a good start ...Read more

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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?

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?

No reason not to: Under most circumstances oral sex is very safe. Both as foreplay to intercourse and alone. If you get pleasure from oral sex I would continue it. ...Read more