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Mother Theresa: Worked w/the sick and poor in Calcutta. Research shows that when we see others doing good works for others it tends to prompt others to do the same, which is called the "Mother Theresa effect." Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hello, my name is Lindsey Samson. I'm 23 years old. I think I suffer from adult ADHD. I'm wondering if I can speak with someone to provide me with mor?
Not here: This is the public HT site. It does not offer personal consultations or have the ability for us to work with you directly. If you will start over & provide some basic information on your issues, one of the site docs can respond. Your posts are never linked & we cannot see anything you upload. HT Prime is a sister site offering some concierge services. ...Read more
Hi I am Lindsey, I'm 31, I woke up this morning with a migraine, my whole body hurts, I can't get warm but no fever and now diarrhea. What could be wr?
Usually: Most of the doctors on this site are skilled at describing disease, and conditions, and health issues in ordinary terms. They are carrying forth skills learned in their private offices with their own patients, into this internet medium. ...Read more
A "little": Mildly distended means it is a "little" enlarged. The categories are usually, mild, moderate and severe. Mild is the lowest on the scale. Example if your h is "mildly distended, then it is just a little enlarged. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the medication in question, please provide specific medication name so we can help you. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes we physicians get too carried away with using medical terms. When I use medical terms I always try to put the common English meaning in parentheses ...Read more
Adult vs child: Juvenile onset means something that begins in childhood- usually before age 18, later onset suggest it begins in adulthood, . ...Read more
Grab the best: No one has even a near-model life. No matter who you are, there is someone who would give anything to be you, and someone else who is certain he/she couldn't stand it. I don't regret my decision to remain single, and wish I could say this to men who suicide after failed relationships. Real happiness in life does not come from possessions or status, but from meaning -- especially service to others. ...Read more
Many: Different herb contain different vitamins. Even different specimens of the same herb can have different quantities of the same vitamin, depending on growing conditions and soil nutrients. Sorry the answer is so vague, but the question is very nonspecific. ...Read more
Sphingolipids: Are made from fatty acids & are found in cell membranes of brain & nervous tissue. ...Read more
You may need to take you're educational little further
you can always find work in a variety of areas
i believe it to be a good skill to have for the future. ...Read more
Bipolar illness: This can only be determined by your treating physician. He will evaluate you and prescribe and adjust as needed. ...Read more
Disease? The terms seem to relate to categories of diagnosis/evaluation for PVD.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
Lower Extremity Doppler (LEA)
Upper Extremity Doppler (UEA)
Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
I found this light green small pill that says teeva 833. What is it & whatd does it do & what r the effects?
What's the hippocratic (sp?) oath, and is it enforced or reviewed somehow, and if so, by whom? Or is it "honor system" in terms of enforcement?
Old greek oath: Oath of hippocrates for his students - it is enforced in each doctors heart. ...Read more
If someone's BP is usually 90/60, will a rise to 120/80 or 130/90 hurt him/cause symptoms, or is BP only considered in absolute not relative terms?
Good Question: You get extra credit for 90/60, but it doesn't hurt you to rise up to 120/80 or 130/90. These should be monitored though for even higher readings. Low numbers are only a problem if they are associated with lightheadedness. To answer the question you actually asked, as a general rule, blood pressure is more absolute than relative. ...Read more
What is expected when a man of a+ and woman of o rh+ produces an offspring? Could this translate to any complications in terms of blincompatibilit
ABO: You are a+, the woman is o+. Women who are o+ carry anti-a and anti-b antibodies. The child will either be a+ or o+. If the child is a+, there is a chance that mother's anti-a antibodies will be high and cross the placenta and cause red cell break down. This doesn't affect the baby in utero but may cause high bilirubin levels (or jaundice) in the new born. ...Read more
Diet, exercise, meds: Diabetes treatment differs depending on the type of diabetes, the age of the person, the weight of the person, what other illnesses are present, and what bodily damage has already been caused by the diabetes. In general, doctors want to get one's blood sugars normalized with just diet and exercise (with weight loss if needed). Otherwise, medications are needed. Specialist exams are needed, too. ...Read more
Read the label: You would need to read the label of the tea to know -- I'm guessing you're wanting to drink linden flower tea? The leaves may contain caffeine, but the flower tea does not appear to. In fact linden flower tea has been used as a calming (not activating) tea, and antispasmodic. http://tinyurl. Com/mlgaccf. ...Read more
There is help: There are different approaches to the treatment of anxiety. It's usually best to start with your primary care doctor. Be aware that it is a common complaint, if you are nervous about asking that is normal. Doctors are trained to understand and point you in the right direction. Best wishes. ...Read more
Shigella: Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Shigella. It can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, person to person, or when infected stool enters another's mouth (ie. Poor hand washing).It may cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping/ pain and fever. It usually resolves within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more
Normal immunity: Immuno (refers to the immune system - your antibody production and disease resistance capacity) competent (effective and normal) so immunocompetent means you are normal and have an immune and defense system that can respond in a normal way to challenges to your body. A good place to be. ...Read more
In psychiatry,: Getting mad at the boss, coming home and screaming at the family is an example of displacement: throwing emotions not at their cause, but at a convenient target. ...Read more
Hard to say, mainly: Because studies where "shrooms' are actually analyzed have shown that some of them have psilocybin and are 'genuine', while others have LSD or even PCP (phencylidine or angel dust) which can be very dangerous. Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks have been reported, and dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, and hyperthermia have also occurred. You don;t really know what you are getting. ...Read more
Touchy Subject (pun): Given the moral objections by some, it is best to address the health benefits. Sexual activity requires, but also aids in providing, good cardiovascular health. The stress relieving properties of orgasm are well known, as are improved mood and outlook. Studies suggest a boost in immunity and, as a result of hormones released during orgasm, better sleep. You will not go blind or get hairy palms. ...Read more
Older Terms: These are older terms- the pink puffer classically described a patient with emphysema (thin, pink means oxygenated). The blue bloated means a patient with chronic bronchitis (poorly oxygenated- blue and overweight). We now know there is a lot of overlap between these two types of patients. ...Read more
Sunblock: Sunscreens are cosntantly being developed and while avobenzone used to be considered one of the best sunscreens, currently most healthcare professionals prefer sunblocks in the form of micronized zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Clothing which blocks uv radiation is also available from many manufacturers. ...Read more