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What are the benefits/disadvantage of iodine 131?

What are the benefits/disadvantage of iodine 131?

See below: I-131:
-brings the condition under control somewhat quicker
-will cure the condition with little chance of reoccurrence
(anti-thyroid medication often requires prolonged medication and may not cure the problem)
-avoids potentially serious side effects of taking antithyroid medication for a prolonged period

*But most will become permanently hypothyroid and need a daily thyroid hormone supplement ...Read more

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Benefits and disadvantage of sertraline&bupropion combine? (in ocd+mdd, please don't describe singly), best regards to doctors who will give us better life.

Benefits and disadvantage of sertraline&bupropion combine? (in ocd+mdd, please don't describe singly), best regards to doctors who will give us better life.

Good combination: Sertraline and bupropion combination is a common combination for treatment of resistent depression. Sertraline works on serotonin system in brain and bupropion works on adrenergic system and the two work synergistically to help you. Bupropion also help negate some of the side effects of sertraline like sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Is flax seed of any benefit for pari menopause person. Is it to the advantage or disadvantage to fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometrium risks of cancer?

Flax seed: People use it for menopausal symptoms and increase cholesterol. As for menopausal symptoms there are no randomized study that proves its effect. Flax seed migth be good for your since it contains omega 3, as for menopause it has no proven record of that. No effect on fibroids or ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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How dangerous is yersinia pestis when you go hiking on vacations?

How dangerous is yersinia pestis when you go hiking on vacations?

Depends where u are: The risk depends on whether you are in an endemic area and if you are, the highest risk time is when a die off of the rodent reservoir occurs producing a lot of hungry infected fleas. ...Read more

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Should I go hiking if I have an unstable gait?

Should I go hiking if I have an unstable gait?

If level ground: Just sort of common sense, uneven terrain can create a greater risk of falling and injury. Maybe, use assistive device or hold onto a companion until you stabilize. Prepare for your hike by getting some gait rehabilitation with a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can you offer some tips on how to make hiking a safe fitness activity?

Can you offer some tips on how to make hiking a safe fitness activity?

Plan and pace: Plan your hiking in advance, determine how much you can handle in one hike, the amount of elevation, the terrain, and the distance. Also were comfortable hiking shoes. ...Read more

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What is an optimal workout for health that includes walking/jogging/hiking and weight training? I am a 25 year old male.

What is an optimal workout for health that includes walking/jogging/hiking and weight training? I am a 25 year old male.

Exercise: You're off to a good start by incorporating cardio activities with weight bearing exercises. The best solution is to pick activities that you enjoy. This way you will do them consistently. Also, listen to your body and incorporate rest days into your routine. New studies have shown that a balanced diet is just as important as exercise, so make sure that you're eating healthy foods as well! ...Read more

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I wore 25% Deet for 2 weeks while hiking in Central America. This was a month ago. If I had negative side effects, would they have shown up by now?

I wore 25% Deet for 2 weeks while hiking in Central America. This was a month ago. If I had negative side effects, would they have shown up by now?

Don't worry: High concentration DEET insect repellent can be alarming - the spray melts some plastics including BPA free water bottles - but if you have been fine for a month after returning from your trip you are not having a reaction to the DEET. ...Read more

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walking with 10kg hiking backpack for month averaging 30 miles a day for 5 days a week, but back shoulder are in mega pain, how can I manage the pain?

walking with 10kg hiking backpack for month averaging 30 miles a day for 5 days a week, but back shoulder are in mega pain, how can I manage the pain?

Take breaks: As they say, No Pain, No Gain! If you are trying to reach a milestone, you may need to endure some discomfort. But you should minimize the pain by shedding as much weight from your backpack as possible, take frequent breaks, use heating pads and NSAIDs as indicated. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I go from sea-level to sky high? I live at sea-level and am going to be hiking in colorado. What can I do to avoid altitude sickness?

How do I go from sea-level to sky high? I live at sea-level and am going to be hiking in colorado. What can I do to avoid altitude sickness?

Diamox (acetazolamide).: If you are going to colorado in a short period of time to do some hiking you might see your physician to see if you are a candidate to use diamox, (acetazolamide) a medication which can prevent you from getting mountain sickness (altitude sickness).
Have a good trip. ...Read more

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Will I be able to go hiking tomorrow after my food poisining sunday night? Cus I know I'm suppose to be resting after all the sickness I had

Will I be able to go hiking tomorrow after my food poisining sunday night? Cus I know I'm suppose to be resting after all the sickness I had

I guess so: Food poisoning also known as gastroenteritis, and usually caused by food infected with toxic organisms, but once you clear that food infected and started feeling better, you can resume all your normal activities. You can go hiking with no problems but you may wanna avoid outside food or drinks. ...Read more

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After a day of biking or hiking I have two distinctive bulges in my groin but no discomfort from them. After resting they go away? What next?

After a day of biking or hiking I have two distinctive bulges in my groin but no discomfort from them. After resting they go away? What next?

See your doctor: You may have hernias. Hernias develop when intestines bulge through weak areas in the abdominal wall. They can be painless and commonly "reduce"/resolve with laying down. You should try to see if you can get in with your doctor after hiking/biking so s/he can see the bulges. Here's a link to more info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/inguinal-hernia/ds00364. ...Read more

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My knee makes a loud crunching noise when hiking uphill; minor achyness above the knee after a long hike. Pretty hard fall 3-4 years ago. What's up?

My knee makes a loud crunching noise when hiking uphill; minor achyness above the knee after a long hike. Pretty hard fall 3-4 years ago. What's up?

Patellofemoral pain: Sounds like patellofemoral pain syndrome. You could try nsaids, quadriceps (vmo) strengthening with terminal knee extension exercises and hamstring stretching. ...Read more

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Is hiking for two hours with 16 pounds in my backpack ok?

Is hiking for two hours with 16 pounds in my backpack ok?

If you are: Conditioned; healthy enough for this level of exertion - that would usually be fine. ...Read more

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I like hiking in caves. My parents are upset about bats and stuff. What can I do?

I like hiking in caves. My parents are upset about bats and stuff. What can I do?

Low risk: Most bat bites occur from bats in houses, barns, etc. The risks of spelunking are considerable but related to the structure of the cave, falling, flooding, getting stuck in narrow crevices, etc. You should always take precautions, never go alone, state a plan to those on the surface, and use proper equipment. ...Read more

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I went hiking in the woods and I got a rash the following day. Just when I think they've healed more have popped up, why?

I went hiking in the woods and I got a rash the following day. Just when I think they've healed more have popped up, why?

Contact allergy: You may have developed a contact allergy to a plant you brushed against, and it may spread further if your rash is itchy and you are scratching it. Use a topical steroid to calm it down. ...Read more

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49 years female. 158cm and 44 kg, 1200 calories and active with hiking but can't lose weight, want to be 40kg, I am gaining, how can I lose pls?

49 years female. 158cm and 44 kg, 1200 calories and active with hiking but can't lose weight, want to be 40kg, I am gaining, how can I lose pls?

Exercise↑es appetite: Thus rarely results in weight loss, despite long-standing marketing to foolish (as viewed by marketers) public. Calories=never been the correct issue, measured in http://goo. Gl/i20nOZ, not by eating/effects on body function/mind/brain. Study http://goo. Gl/3IpMXB http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6 https://goo. Gl/cMVAdj http://goo. Gl/cypKOp http://nusi. Org & my answers. ...Read more

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So the other day I went hiking and at the end of the hike I started shaking in complete body tremors for about an hour and I couldn't figure the cause?

So the other day I went hiking and at the end of the hike I started shaking in complete body tremors for about an hour and I couldn't figure the cause?

Heat cramps fatigue: Most likely you had a heat illness called heat exhaustion. Please google heat illness and get back with me if questions. I am an expert in heat illness. Always be certain you drink enough when you exercise in the heat. What was the temperature during the hike? ...Read more

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I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

Quite possible: After a compartment release, the thick tissue surrounding your muscles in your calves (the fascia) is cut wide open to decrease the pressure on the muscles. It does not repair itself. So when the muscles swell, such as with exercise or with pressure from boot tops, it is much more apparent than if the fascia is intact. ...Read more

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Why do I get light headed and nauseous when I'm hiking?

Why do I get light headed and nauseous when I'm hiking?

Dehydration: The most likely cause is dehydraton. You should make sure you bring plenty of liquds and stay well hydrated on hikes. ...Read more

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Can I go hiking if I have slipped capital femoral epiphysis surgery?

Can I go hiking if I have slipped capital femoral epiphysis surgery?

Depends: You should check with your orthopedic surgeon. When was your surgery? ...Read more

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Is hiking in elevation bad for an individual that has a 4.9 aortic aneurysm?

Is hiking in elevation bad for an individual that has a 4.9 aortic aneurysm?

Elevation? No.: The root problem with aaas is a weak vessel wall combined with high blood pressure. If you have a aaa, it is important to perform low intensity exercise to avoid increasing your BP to dangerous levels. A 2003 study in "jama" recommends patients with known AAA to exercise with caution. Exercise is an important part of maintaining health and the presence of AAA should not stop you from doing it. ...Read more

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I went hiking and my eyes were swollen when I reached the mountains peak. Why?

I went hiking and my eyes were swollen when I reached the mountains peak. Why?

Allergic Response: A rapid onset of swollen eyes is often due to an allergic response to an environmental allergy. Eyes can get puffy, red, itchy, and teary after being exposed to allergens. There are over-the-counter allergy drops that can help if this happens often. ...Read more

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Can I go hiking with a slipped capital femoral epiphysis surgery already done last year?

Probably yes: Would be a good idea to ask your orthopedic surgeon but usually after 1 year it should be ok for some hiking
start out gently and work up the intensity of your activity. ...Read more

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Husband has a 4.9 aortic aneurysm and has been hiking @ high elevations. Will this increase the size of the aneurysm and should he not hike?

Husband has a 4.9 aortic aneurysm and has been hiking @ high elevations. Will this increase the size of the aneurysm and should he not hike?

Take it easy: Hiking will not cause any rapid change in the aneurysm size. Risk of rupture of 4.9cm AAA is around 1% for a male patient, but any extreme high blood pressure can increase tension on the wall and induce rupture, so he can excercise but should take it easy. ...Read more

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What would cause the loss of the use of one's legs but not sensation? My friend fell while hiking and I'm trying to learn more of her injury.

What would cause the loss of the use of one's legs but not sensation? My friend fell while hiking and I'm trying to learn more of her injury.

Incomplete SCI: An incomplete spinal cord injury (sci) can present like this where only partial injury to the neural elements has occurred sparing some functions of the neural tissues ...Read more

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Hiking uphill I get pain in my left inner thigh. Downhill is fine. After the hike, lifting my left leg up, I feel sharp pain in my inner thigh. Help!

Hiking uphill I get pain in my left inner thigh. Downhill is fine. After the hike, lifting my left leg up, I feel sharp pain in my inner thigh. Help!

Hip Pain: Concern would be hip etiology. When you go up hills you go into increased flexion at the femoral acetabular joint (hip joint). Many things can cause this including cartilage issues or osteoarthritis, labral changes, or femoral acetabular impingement. A clinical exam and simple x-ray may provide quite a bit of information. ...Read more

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Hit head on low ceiling while standing up. Had a short white flash in my vision. Feel a little slowed down and tired. About to go on big hiking trip!

Not related to eye: Not uncommon to have a flash of light when the head is hit. If you feel poor, please see a doctor or er as this could represent a concussion or rarely an intracranial bleed. ...Read more

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I am asian, 20 y/o, 5ft, 85 lbs. My BMI is 16.6. Is it ok considered that I have small body frame? My hair and skin are healthy. I go hiking twice/wk.

I am asian, 20 y/o, 5ft, 85 lbs. My BMI is 16.6. Is it ok considered that I have small body frame? My hair and skin are healthy. I go hiking twice/wk.

You sound healthy: While your bmi is considered 'underweight', remember that this is only a guideline, and you are small person by average standards. As long as you are active, eat healthy, and have no other health problems, I don't think you should be too concerned about a number. ...Read more

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Is a more flat hiking shoes is the best for high arch?

Is a more flat hiking shoes is the best for high arch?

Not necessarily: The most important thing in any shoe is support for the arch. If the arch is too low it may not give enough support. If it is too high it will be uncomfortable. Try to find a boot that has a removable arch so you can take it out and examine it and also try it out to see how it feels. If it feels supportive and does not hurt, then it is probably right for your foot type. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of major heel pain from hiking to far yesterday?

How do I get rid of major heel pain from hiking to far yesterday?

Heel pain: Adequate heel support by using good fitting shoes. Trying insoles may also help. ...Read more

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Need suggestion to reduce pain caused by ankle sprain during hiking.

Need suggestion to reduce pain caused by ankle sprain during hiking.

Ankle Sprain: As soon as possible after an injury, such as a knee or ankle sprain, you can relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE-Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/tc/rest-ice-compression-and-elevation-rice-topic-overview ...Read more

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Right side Hip pain after running I went hiking and the next day pain started right side hip?

Right side Hip pain after running I went hiking and the next day pain started right side hip?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, one of the more common is a tendonitis of the tendons outside the hip. This condition has a number of names including TFL syndrome. Treatment involves stretching, warmup, ice down. There are other potential causes as well, so don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more