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Meditation and...: We are all individuals so the answer is not the same for everyone, but meditation is a well-proven way to relax. This involves slow deep breathing while focusing your mind on sounds or an image. Other useful techniques include exercise, yoga, and trying to live in the moment (be here now). A nice guide to relaxation techniques is at www. Mindtools. Com/stress/relaxationtechniques/intropage. Htm. ...Read more
What do people mean when they say they need to find themselves? How can people lose touch with who they truly are?
Believe they mean: Finding a purpose and direction born of conviction and desire. Something that helps guide your decisions and actions rather than just filling your days with meaningless activities...But that's just a guess. Ask them what they mean. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a friend who is lying about something truly horrible? It is really effecting my recovery - don't want to hurt her feelings.
Live your life...: Choices that a friend makes to lie don't have to affect your life. Choose to live your life in integrity - being honest and supporting what is best for you. Talk to your friend (with concerns, not blame) if you feel you need to; you are not responsible for her feelings. Assume 100% responsibility for your life - her lying doesn't affect your recovery unless you allow it to. You have a choice. ...Read more
Narcissistic people: As a therapist, I try to empathize with their suffering, build trust, and gradually help them see how their patterns of treating others interfere with their relationships & enjoyment of life. This is tedious, long-term work. As a friend/ family member, I do not offer advice unless asked, as I know how sensitive they are to that. I try to be present, while caring for myself also. ...Read more
Transgender Care: There are health providers with experience caring for people who identify as transgender. You can find out if a provider is near you at wew. Glma. Com. You can review information at the ucsf transgender center of excellence website or transgendercare. Com. Going to a transgender support group can be a good place to learn more about other people's transgender experiences and issues. Good luck! ...Read more
We don't fully know the potential hazards of soy formula; more research is needed. What is known is ALL formulas are inferior to breast milk; breast feeding is ALWAYS the healthiest choice. If not possible then I advise organic milk formula- see http://tinyurl. Com/lt2yv84
I only advise soy formula if it is clear a baby does not tolerate milk formula. See http://tinyurl. Com/oubo3uf for more info. ...Read more
This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional!
The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc
Follow your Health Care Professional's advice
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Typically one's dreams are creations of the mind and do not come true.
However, prophets, seers and others who believe they have extra sensory powers believe they can predict the future, and that information is often purported to be given to them through dreams states.
Who knows clearly how our minds and senses work? I am not one to dismiss your claim. ...Read more
Hoe safe and effective is chiropractics? Is there sufficient evidence that shows it is truly effective?
Safe for Spinal:
Chiro base their treatments on theory that if the bones in your spine are out of alignment, that can cause many medical problems, especially of the nervous system
most of them believe medicines and surgery should be the treatment of last resort
some also use herbal therapy, nutritional therapy, physical rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Effective for back neck pain, no evidence for other conditio. ...Read more
Can beauty products that claim to "draw out toxins" from your body truly do that? It sounds phony to me.
Well...: It is PhonyGet a more detailed answer ›
What should I do to reach my orgasm in a fast way. Most of the time I don't have it. Why.? Could u advise me since I truly love my husband.
Foreplay: For many women, it is difficult to reach an orgasm. However, there needs to be foreplay to excite and lubricate those tissues. It may be that you need more than just intercourse so it is time to have a conversation with your husband. If he loves you half as much as you love him, he will understand and help you reach an orgasm. ...Read more
Why am I scared to go outside, I hate the thought of seeing what's out there and I would rather be inside, I am truly scared of outside.?
Phobia: Need to discuss with fmd and or psyc why you have this phobia. ...Read more
Just wanted to give a big thank you to all the doctors on here that donate your time to helping people. I am truly grateful for your generosity!?
You're welcome!: We doctors (and dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, & clinical psychologists) on healthtap enjoy helping members with their questions and concerns. Share healthtap with friends and family over the holiday season, and even more new members will benefit. Thanks for being part of healthtap. ...Read more
What are the 10 deadliest fungi globally that are not foodborne? I know it's probably impossible to truly answer but please try. Thank you very much
What are the 10 deadliest viruses globally that are not foodborne? I know it's probably impossible to truly answer but please try. Thank you very much
I thought submitting questions was anonymous on here, yet the doctors on here can tell how many and what questions I have submitted? Is it truly anon?
Anonymous means...: Anonymous means we doctors don't see the name or birthdate of the member asking free questions on HealthTap Basic. We do see your PROFILE NAME, gender, age, plus your profile "picture" (use any fun image for you profile image). Sometimes, we see your city or country, and some of your medical history. When other people visit HealthTap to read questions & answers, they see NOTHING ABOUT you at all. ...Read more
Bad idea: The vinegar is actually there to make you not want to eat, period. It would be great to have you embrace a fitness lifestyle, with health-focused friends to help you make good food choices and find exercise you enjoy. Crash dieting is ultimately fruitless abuse of your mind and body. Your physician can be a guide here. Best wishes. ...Read more
It is varying in severity for sure. It is quite extensive in scope and outlines the effects quite well.
Cognitive effects: mental confusion, hypomania, hallucinations, agitation, headache, coma. Autonomic effects: shivering, sweating, fever, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea.
Somatic effects: myoclonus/clonus (muscle twitching), hyperreflexia, tremor.
Length of time: It might for maximum results but often you can start to expeeience benefits after just a few months. ...Read more
Not really: There are psychiatric conditions, such as bipolar disorder, where substance use disorders are more common, there is really no one particular personality type associated with having addictions. That being said, a lot of people who develop addictions will develop them to a lot of things - alcohol, drugs, compulsive shopping, dangerous behaviors etc. People who are impulsive&take risks more likely. ...Read more
The understanding of mental disease is better than 50 years ago. Some persons have a breakdown and never recover they unusually have an underlying mental issue that is life long such as schizophrenia.
The majority recover and do well with continued help of a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more