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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have periodontitis?

I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have periodontitis?

Tooth Loss: Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the us. It can also lead to systemic health problems, so early treatment is often the least expensive and most efficient route. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have contact dermatitis?

I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have contact dermatitis?

Very itchy rash: You'll have a very itchy rash that may make you feel miserable. It may be hard to sleep. It will last for weeks; perhaps 4-8 weeks. It won't scar & will ultimately heal. You won't die. You will have saved time & money. Otc antihistamines may relieve itching. If the rash isn't oozing you can apply Hydrocortisone cream 3-4x/day. If that doesn't work you may wish to see a doctor for stronger meds. ...Read more

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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have anemia?

I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have anemia?

Low blood count: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have gallstones?

I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have gallstones?

Maybe nothing: Many patients have gallstones that never cause them any symptoms. Just having gallstones is not necessarily a reason to have an operation to remove them. If you do not have pain or nausea with eating or have never had jaundice, you may not need an operation. Decrease fat in your diet and try to achieve a healthy body weight to minimize your risk of having gallbaldder symptoms in the future. ...Read more

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Am I wasting my money buying spirulina?

Am I wasting my money buying spirulina?

Depends on type: Like many natural products, more research needs to be done and there are wide variations in quality, but the best forms of spirulina probably have significant health benefits. See http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/05/14/the_truth_about_spirulina for more details on the pros and cons of spirulina. ...Read more

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Had discectomy would glaucosamine and chiondroitin be any help or wasting my money?

Had discectomy would glaucosamine and chiondroitin be any help or wasting my money?

Not sure: There is already limited evidence of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate for use in non spinal related pathology like knee arthritis and even less so in the case of spinal pathology. I'll be honest if it does help, it'll likely be minimal to small, but alternatively, it's unlikely to be harmful in any significant way (besides your wallet!). Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there ways to make sure I'm drinking safe water without wasting any money?

Check the reports: If you are drinking water from a municipal water supply, they are required to continually test their water for contaminants and make these reports public. Ask you local water authority for a copy of the report. It may even be available on line. If you are using private well water you will have to endure the expense of having it tested yourself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could grow my hair without wasting money?

Depends on cause: If you have true hair loss then see your dermatologist about potential causes. If you just want more hair there is no guarantee on hair growth supplements or medications. Some work on some individuals. We have had great results using viviscal but there is no guarantee ...Read more

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Am I wasting my money buying natural baby skin care products? Do regular creams work just as well?

Am I wasting my money buying natural baby skin care products? Do regular creams work just as well?

Yes.: This is one of my major pet peeves. Please don't be seduced by the "natural" label. Cyanide is natural. So is arsenic. It's one of those words, like "organic" and "herbal", that manufacturers put on products for the sole purpose of charging you more for them. Yes, regular creams work just as well - and in many cases, better. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 20 and I still have acne, I wasting a lot of money I have no results to show. I still have it and can't get rid of it.?

Hello, I'm 20 and I still have acne, I wasting a lot of money I have no results to show. I still have it and can't get rid of it.?

Dermatologist: When all methods of over the counter acne treatment have failed you, a visit to a dermatologist would likely be beneficial. Acne treatment can be difficult, expensive and frustrating on your own. ...Read more

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I think I have Borderline Personality Disorder but I'm not really sure. I want to go to the doctor but want to avoid wasting money.

Borderline PD: Hi. It is difficult and unethical to make a diagnosis w/out seeing you. What are your symptoms? If you are having difficulty functioning you may want to go see a psychologist or psychiatrist. It would definately not be a waste of money if the symptoms are disrupting your life. ...Read more

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If you whiten your teeth at a dentist, but you drink coffee daily, are you just wasting money whitening teeth?

If you whiten your teeth at a dentist, but you drink coffee daily, are you just wasting money whitening teeth?

Absolutely not!: There is an art to teeth whitening. A one time visit at the dentist will whiten your teeth but all teeth fade a bit over time. Diets that include a lot of dark pigments can accelerate this fading. You may want to also add in touch up whitening at home. With regular home touch-ups you can still stay as light as you'd like. ...Read more

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Am I wasting my money on fish oil if taking 1g/day for health, family history of heart dx, and adhd/mood? 30yo healthy female

Am I wasting my money on fish oil if taking 1g/day for health, family history of heart dx, and adhd/mood? 30yo healthy female

Hard to tell: Some pts report improved mood and temperament on o3fa, but these are individual report cases, in controlled studies it pales in comparison to medication and intervention...If it helps take it as adjunct therapy, but do not use it to replace time tested, well studied medications, and/or interventions, ie counselling, behavioral therapy, diet and exercise. Better still forget o3fa and enjoy some grill fish. ...Read more

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I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am I wasting money?

I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am I wasting money?

More complicated...: It won't help you get pregnant, but it may help you be healthy so you are better able to sustain a healthy pregnancy. I recommend taking a supplement with activated folate (folic acid) rather than Folic Acid for trying to get pregnant. See this link for more information: http://mthfr. Net/prenatal-supplementation-optimizing-your-future-child/2012/01/20/. ...Read more

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How do I know what is causing the pain in my shoulder? Who is the best person to see so I do not waste my time and money?

How do I know what is causing the pain in my shoulder? Who is the best person to see so I do not waste my time and money?

Depends: There are some options to consider:
1) if you think it is a pinched nerve - neurologist.
2) if you think it is a bone problem - orthopedic surgeion.
3) if you think it is a muscle problem - physical therapist trained in osteopathic manual manipulation.
4) don't have any idea - family physician. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get an inhaler script done without seeing a dr? No insurance or money to have appointment.

Is there a way to get an inhaler script done without seeing a dr? No insurance or money to have appointment.

No: You must see a doctor. You can also call a telemedicine service to discuss by phone or video with a doctor but you can only get 1 refill before you are required to see a doctor in-person. This is per law in all states. ...Read more

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Are facials worth it or waste money?

Are facials worth it or waste money?

Depends on: How you think, if money is not an issue, hand bag is overflowing with it, then it is worth to unload some, if money is the issue, you can use that money to buy the children's milk ...Read more

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Is Himalaya Mentat a waste of money? Why or why not?

Is Himalaya Mentat a waste of money? Why or why not?

Usually a waste of $: There are countless products being sold [maybe a million] to "help your health". Unless a product [the EXACT product, accurately dosed, confirmed in purity] has been proven to be effective by several separate research studies, one doesn't know that it even works. Then, studies have to show the product is not harmful, and does not interact with other common foods, drugs, or medical conditions. ...Read more

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Don't see need for dexa. Why should I spend all that money?

Don't see need for dexa. Why should I spend all that money?

Bone density: Depending on your age, DEXA is the best modality to define bone density or mineralization. You don't want to have week bones. It will also define the need of appropriate supportive medication to avoid bone fracture. Spine or hip fracture is really a big issue... ...Read more

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Is plexus a safe product or is it a waste of money?

Is plexus a safe product or is it a waste of money?

Waste of money: None of these products or supplements will not make you loose weight by taking them, unless you cutdown the total number of calories consumed and exercise regularly to burn some calories. This product contains polydextrose, citric acid, beet root, grape skin extract, stevia extract, lo han extract, chlorogenic acid, lipoeic acid, ;chromium
some ingredients can cause serious side effects. It is waste ofmoney. ...Read more

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Do any appetite suppressants really work or are they a waste of money?

Do any appetite suppressants really work or are they a waste of money?

Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who I prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately. ...Read more

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Do waist cinchers actually work, is there a benefit to them? Or a waste of money?

Do waist cinchers actually work, is there a benefit to them? Or a waste of money?

Save your money: Nonsense- a total waste of money-buy good cross trainer shoes instead and...walk..... ...Read more

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I'm slowly wasting away both physically and mentally. What type of doctor should I see?

Primary care physici: Look for a good primary care physician. Maybe he doesn't know the answer but he can gather data and direct you to the right specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if my dr. Turned me down cause I didn't have the money to see him and I have a cold?

If you have a cold: He probably would have told you to rest at home, drink plenty of fluids and take any over the counter remedy that you have available ...Read more

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How can I make my doctors and therapists ect see that I don't want recovery and show them that there wasting there time on me?

Disease of addiction: If you have the disease of addiction your brain is lying to you. Your perceptions are not always true. The disease of addiction is a terminal illness. It is often a genetic linked disease. If you can't understand this then you speak your truth. Own your choices. But, remember always that when it hurts too bad you can always come back and find a solution to your disease. ...Read more

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