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What can help me not be a hypochondriac?

What can help me not be a hypochondriac?

A good: Therapist and a good psychiatrist. Why not make an appointment? You have nothing to loose and a whole lot to gain! ...Read more

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What to do if i may be a sociopath, please help!?

What to do if i may be a sociopath, please help!?

If you think : You are a sociopath, reach out to a therapist. Since this is a personality disorder, it is hard to treat, but a therapist will help clarify if the diagnosis is correct. If it is they will start by helping you work on the neurotic parts (those that bother you and helped you realize you need help). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could relax and stop being a hypochondriac?

Can you tell me how I could relax and stop being a hypochondriac?

Yes: see a therapist/counselor who can help you. may also consider seeing a psychiatrist, as you may have some anxiety that needs medication treatment as well along with the therapy. ...Read more

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Sjogrens can it be serious? What can I do for comfort. Biotene does not help me

Sjogrens can it be serious?  What can I do for comfort.  Biotene does not help me

Yes it can: Sjogren's disease is a form of connective tissue disease. Comfort can be accomplished with aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) sometimes steroids are needed and occasionally immune system modifiers such as Plaquenil or Methotrexate are needed. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop being a hypochondriac?

What can you do to stop being a hypochondriac?

First step: A great first step is to recognize it, if possible. Psychiatric treatment may also resolve or at least ameliorate this issue (and this is very common! ). ...Read more

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What to do if I have gout it is becoming a problem to me now. can you please help me with this?

What to do if I have gout it is becoming a problem to me now. can you please help me with this?

Diet change: Chronic gout is a resultant of an overproduction or under excretion of uric acid which is a by product of certain foods. You should alter your diet to reduce high purine foods. Gout can also be a side effect of certain medications like diuretics. See your doctor for options to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my physical therapist is being too aggressive?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my physical therapist is being too aggressive?

How you feel after: PT. Should help you, not hurt you. If you feel worse for days after the visit, or if you develop bruising afterwards, they are being too aggressive. Muscle soreness after a visit for a day or 2 may be acceptable at first. As you build strength and add flexiblity ,it should diminish. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm stumped on what respiratory problem this could be. What to do if i'm hoping a doctor or medical student can help me with this. What is my diagnosis?

What to do if i'm stumped on what respiratory problem this could be. What to do if i'm hoping a doctor or medical student can help me with this. What is my diagnosis?

Dx ?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is diplopia that i can control a cause for concern?

Can you tell me is diplopia that i can control a cause for concern?

Neuro-opthalmologist: The real question is whether or not a cause can be identified. It is unusual to have diploplia start de novo with no history of trauma. There are a host of different types of diploplia that can range from upward vs side to side diploplia vs individual eye diploplia, for example. The causes can range from tumor to ms to idiopathic. A good evaluation by a neuro-opthalmologist can help. ...Read more

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What can help me not always be tired?

What can help me not always be tired?

Exercise & eat well: Funnily enough, you will have more energy if you get regular (3-4 times a week at least) exercise. You also need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, high fiber, low- fat overall diet. If you are doing this, limiting your alcohol intake toleo more than 2 drinks a night, and getting regular sleep but still feel tired, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a severe phobia, i can't go to a psychiatrist, is there any way that i can cure it myself? Please help me.

Phobia: Phobia is characterized by extreme fear and avoidance to certain objects, animated or not. There is not described a iatrophobia, or fear of doctors, although it could happen. If you cannot see a psychiatrist, you could contact a counselor or therapist who would help you to understand the roots of the anxiety linked to an object. Most of those traumatic experiences stem from childhood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could be a supercentenarian?

Can you tell me how I could be a supercentenarian?

Lots of good luck: To be clear, it's already quite an achievement to make it to 100yo, much less 110+yo. Yes, eating right, exercising regularly & getting enough (quality) sleep might improve odds. Certainly choosing long-lived parents & grandparents helps. But there's no proven way to guarantee that one will become a supercentenarian. ...Read more

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Please help me. Ocd is extremely severe. I m literally disabled. Not sure what to do. Might not live. Help.

Please help me.  Ocd is extremely severe.  I m literally disabled. Not sure what to do.  Might not live. Help.

Psychiatrist: You must be evaluated and treated by a psychiatrist but I don't advise a psychologist as he/she cannot prescribe medications. I sense some urgency in your plea for help and suggest you obtain psychiatric evaluation as soon as possible even if you have to go to the hospital emergency room where one can be contacted if you can't get an appointment as an outpatient soon. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

What to do if i may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

The important thing: is that you believe the diagnosis and want to work on getting help. Personality disorders ranges from mild to more severe cases. Find a good therapist and learn how to strengthen your personality. That would entail starting by working on the parts of your behavior that U are aware of and want to change. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is worried that he might be bipolar, but is too scared to seek professional help. How can I best help him?

My boyfriend is worried that he might be bipolar, but is too scared to seek professional help. How can I best help him?

Support & encourage: him to speak to a professional. Bipolar disorder is a serious illness that can have devastating consequences if left untreated. There remains a lot of stigma around this illness, which makes seeking help difficult for some people. Be supportive and encouraging, offer to go with him (if that helps) and assure him that you care about him regardless of whether he has bipolar or not. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways i can deal with this cough/mucus?

Could you tell me ways i can deal with this cough/mucus?

Cough/mucus: The best approach for dealing with excessive cough and mucus is first to identify the cause or reason for the symptoms. Once the cause is found, then specific treatment options can be offered. Cough with mucus can be symptoms of lung infection, asthma, sinus infection, even allergies. An allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause and offering treatment recommendations! ...Read more