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I walk approx 5, 000 steps 7 days a week and try to eat as healthy as I can. I have challenges sleeping well and waking up fresh. I also have constant?
Constant........?: Hello, it sounds like you have an exemplary excellent life style. But I cannot answer the question if there is one. You have constant...........what? Thanks ...Read more
Did methocholine challenge and only dropped 12%. Dr says negative for asthma. How accurate is test? Did pft as well and was normal.
I feel lethargic after 1pm for ~5hrs, over last 4 mos. Abstract thinking becomes a challenge. I eat well, run ~2h/wk. Sleep naturally varies 7-10h. Body can't nap. I take iron, no caffeine, no stress?
My mother is 74 and has had breast cancer before. She is currently battling breast, lung, and bone cancer. Surprisingly she is doing quite well and is at the end of her chemo treatments. Her biggest challenge is her lack of energy. She's always on the
Cancer rehab: I commend your mother's courage. Her breast cancer metastasized (spread) to other organs so her function is compromised. Cancer fatigue is recognized as a condition cancer centers address during treatment. Physical activity as tolerated-walking, gentle yoga, chair aerobics helps. Consult a rehab doctor. S/he will work with physical, occupational, mental health therapists to make a treatment plan. ...Read more
Did the ice bucket challenge do more harm than good? It seems alot of people now (including me) are fearing a rare disease we would've never heard of
It raised awareness: Awareness can cut both ways. Worry about rare disease/s is really not helpful for you. ...Read more
GE/Olympic Challenge: To get adequate nutrition and activity daily, facebook members were introduced to multiple challenges https://apps. Facebook. Com/healthyshare they are fine but limited in terms of information, and patients should visit several sites. The cdc http://www. Cdc. Gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index. Html and american college of sports medicine are sources of credible noncommercial information on fitness, nutrition. ...Read more
My doctor has tested me and found that I am deficient and HGH and recommends starting injections. My challenge is the price. I would love some advice on how to find a good quality HGH, possibly in Mexico. Thank you?
See endocrinology: HGH treatment is sometimes used in adults as an anti-aging treatment. I would recommend consulting with an endocrinologist prior to initiating therapy. DO NOT buy HGH on line or import from other countries as the purity, efficacy and safety cannot be validated. Best wishes. ...Read more
Been doing my cycling routine for sometime and I noticed that my heart beat per minutes drops to 40 to 50 bpm even I’m already tired especially on uphill. My average bpm for my 25km bike was only 59bpm. That’s yesterday MTB challenge. Is this good?
AbnormalNeedsChecked: It is abnormal as any exercise makes the heart beat faster and in your case it is bradycardia instead of Tachycardia. I advice to consult your doctor and get itchecked 40 to50 is rather low on uphill and even 58 after 25 minutes is low. Get checked by your doctor or a cardiologist ...Read more
Diagnosed with asthma+allergic rhinitis 2years. Methacholine challenge test today:Negative. ImmunoCAP (A-IgE):Total 1114, 93.4 IgE (kU/l), good control?
Likely for asthma: If the methacholine challenge was negative, that means your asthma is under good control which is measured mostly by your quality of life, the number of asthma attacks, and your lung function. The IgE level is not included in measuring control. However it has nothing to do with your allergic rhinitis. ...Read more
Can your heart beat get weaker as time goes? Maybe cancer or heart problems? I been to heart / lung / ent / hemat doc bunch tests all good except + meth challenge airway disease. Feel lump my throat and cnt feel heart beat in chest at rest or pace.
Detailed history: It sounds like you have a complex situation and have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have them reviewed. ...Read more
Optimal wellness: Is self-actualizing and perhaps even helping others to self-actualize. For a person to be able to achieve his or her full potential and optimum health, all parts of life must be in balance and build on one another: physiology, safety, love and belonging, self-esteem and respect, and finally self-actualization. More? See this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs ...Read more
Part of wellness: You cannot have overall wellness without spiritual wellness. For a person to be able to achieve his or her full potential and optimum health, all parts of life must be in balance and build on one another: physiology, safety, love and belonging, self-esteem and respect, and finally self-actualization. More? See this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs ...Read more
Healthy living: In medicine, a physician who is focused on wellness will work with patients to try to optimize their health from every angle: resistance training, aerobic exercise, stress reduction techniques, nutrition/diet, disease prevention, genetic testing, hormone balancing (if necessary), supplementation (if necessary), improving blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, body composition........ ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) & castration?: Not that I know of! Zoloft (sertraline) is a commonly used antidepressant that can also treat symptoms of generalized anxiety, panic, post traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. But castration? I think someone is giving you wrong information. BTW, if you need info on voluntary sterilization, ask your doctor or Planned Parenthood. ...Read more
As far as I can tell: There is not conclusive data to prove that any particular athletes live shorter lifespans than the general population. Of course, it seems reasonable that the repeated concussions suffered in boxing and football can't be doing anything good for longevity. But the studies to prove it are lacking. Conversely, there is some data that endurance athletes may live LONGER than the general population. ...Read more
No well water: Need to use boiled & cooled water. Read the instruction. ...Read more
Addiction: The class of benzodiazepines - of which diazepam is one - can be quite effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety. The most common short-term side-effects are sedation. In the long-term, sometimes pts develop tolerance (they need a higher dose of the med over time to get the effect); and if they stop the med abruptly, they may suffer withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
My blood group is a negative. However my blood (as well as being d negative) is also c negative and e negative. What does this mean?
Blood group systems: The ABO blood group system is the most important blood group system. The second most important system is rh blood group systems- where thare are 50 known antigens- including c c d d e e. The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen only. So your blood type is type a (from the ABO system- meaning you have a antigen) and rh negative -meaning you don't have d. ...Read more
My husband had an endoscopy done and they found e ulcersis it safe to assume they did a biopsy on him as well an is he supposed to be treated?
Gastric ulcers: Should be biopsied, as risk of malignancy is higher. Both with gastric and duodenal ulcers should look for H pylori and treat if positive. Esophageal needs PPI and possibly f/u exam, depending on severity. Happy to elaborate if you give more details. ...Read more
Start w good sleep: Hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillow. ...Read more
Improve your sleep:
#1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders
#2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels
#3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping. Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this
#4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info ...Read more
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more