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What are some things I should ask my doctor?

What are some things I should ask my doctor?

Several things: Let the dr. Know you are interested in your health as having good health is a two way street, and you need to be engaged with your own health. Ask if and when you need routine testing for cancer screening (pap/ mammo/colon). Ask about routine lab work and screening for cholesterol and diabetes.Ask what a good BP should be, and what foods are best for you to eat. Ask them what to do to stay well. ...Read more

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I am worried there might be something wrong with my lungs. What are some symptoms I should look about for and how do I tell if I should see a doctor?

I am worried there might be something wrong with my lungs. What are some symptoms I should look about for and how do I tell if I should see a doctor?

See doctor if...: Patients with lung problems will often have coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

Signing up for PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The sign-up screen will appear. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world. ...Read more

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What kinds of questions should I ask my doctor when i see him or her?

What kinds of questions should I ask my doctor when i see him or her?

What can I do?: Ask your doctor what you're curious about regarding your health. For example, you might simply ask if there is any diagnosis for your condition, or what you can do to improve your condition. ...Read more

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I want to talk to a doctor online. What are the benefits of a service like HealthTap?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www.healthtap.com. ...Read more

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Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, but it cd help: No, there is no mandate that you HAVE to use a webcam to talk to a doctor on HealthTap Prime. However, it could help in some situations (like if you have a rash, you could show the doctor by camera). The webcam can also make the interaction more friendly. I'm not sure, but I don't believe the app u download requires it. However, we are here to help & we'll help however we can. U can contact suppor ...Read more

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I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent gastritis. Are there some steps I should be taking?

I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent gastritis. Are there some steps I should be taking?

See below: Gastritis (stomach inflammation) is generally caused by infection with a bacteria (h.Pylori) or can be associated with bile reflux into the stomach, use of nsaids (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or other causes. Good hand washing and hygeine can help prevent h.Pylori infection . Avoid the use of nsaids when possible. Anti-acid medication can be helpful with symptoms and healing the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the source for vitamin a?

What is the source for vitamin a?

Red, Orange, Green: Color up your plate with red/orange: carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, cantaloupe, dried apricots. Green: dark green leafy vegetables [lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, collards], broccoli. Pop-eye and bugs bunny had it right. They get an "a, " as in vitamin a. And now, so can you! ...Read more

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What are some things I need to do if I have diabetes and they tell me I need to take care of my feet?

What are some things I need to do if I have diabetes and they tell me I need to take care of my feet?

Foot care: Some basic things you should do is: wear properly fitting shoes to avoid blisters; always protect your feet and avoid being barefooted; wash your feet every day; inspect your feet regularly for any sores and breaks in the skin. ...Read more

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How should I ask my doctor about something that may be in my ear, like I don't know if there is or not, I'm embarrassed to ask my doctor to look.

How should I ask my doctor about something that may be in my ear, like I don't know if there is or not, I'm embarrassed to ask my doctor to look.

Don't worry : When I was in training many years ago, we saw many patients with stuff in their ears. They too felt embarrassed, but they were instantly at ease to know it was a common issue. Your primary care provider is a good place to start, but it may require a referral to an ENT specialist. It is very important to sort out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat are negligible between them. As always, vegetable and some fish sources of protein are even more healthful, but neither ground turkey nor lean ground beef is a bad choice for meat eaters. ...Read more

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I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent drowning. Are there some steps I should be taking?

I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent drowning. Are there some steps I should be taking?

Drowning prevention: Most drownings occur in swimming pools in residential areas. The best strategy is to install appropriate fences around pools. Ask your city/county about the specific requirements. Studies have shown that the vast majority of pools in the US are not fenced! Also, there are alarms (like baby alarms) that your child can wear, which send a signal to the a base as soon as your child hits the water. ...Read more

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What is the best type of sports to do to have a good health?

What is the best type of sports to do to have a good health?

Whatever you will do: The best sport or exercise is whatever you will do regularly, really.No one sport is "better" than another, although different sports will have different effects. For overall health, including a sport that has cardiovascular benefits is very helpful (running, walking, bicycling, etc).Yoga and tai chi give flexibility and balance.Weight-lifting is good. Caution with overdoing, but get out and get fiti. ...Read more

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I would like to know if I should be concerned about any other chronic diseases please? I have seen a couple of doctors and a specialist. I am still concerned and suffering. Any feedback on what to do next ? Thanks

I would like to know if I should be concerned about any other chronic diseases please?
I have seen a couple of doctors and a specialist. I am still concerned and suffering.

Any feedback on what to do next ?

Thanks

Stay with one doctor: You have not stated why you have been seing many doctors. what ever it is you are feeling, stay with one doctor to avoid confusion and to achieve completeness in your case. ...Read more

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Which are three ways that you can demonstrate healthy self-esteem and good mental/emotional health?

Which are three ways that you can demonstrate healthy self-esteem and good mental/emotional health?

Take care of yoursel: So many possible answers!(1) the best way to show you care about yourself? Take care of yourself physically (eat right, exercise, sleep) (2) take inventory of those you willingly let into your life. Are they helping or harming you along your life journey? (3) as you plan goals for yourself, take stock of what you've already accomplished and pat yourself on the back. We rarely make time to do this. ...Read more

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How do you meditate to get rid of stress?

How do you meditate to get rid of stress?

Meditate: Try focusing on your breath and a slogan that you 'focus' on and repeat. Aum or OM is a very common one. Its essentially a mantra for yourself. It can be OM or a loved one or your child's name. Meditation provides clarity for the brain and for the body to calm itself. ...Read more