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What Can I Do For Patellofemoral Syndrome In An 18 Year Old
What to do if I am an aide for a seven year old girl that has congenital mmd, do you have experience in this?
Study: The 1st step is to become familiar with the disease. The MD foundation can help.Next be extremely patient with the child. Usually they are cognitively intact,so their needs and wants may be frustrated as they think "normally".And yes I do. ...Read more
What do you advise if i had a intense weight loss from 81 to 58 with an year and I am 165 CM in height and 18 years old?
Weight loss: This is a very significant weight loss. If it was not intentional, you should see your doctor immediately to ensure there is no underlying cause - this could be hormonal, related to your digestive system, or any of a number of other illnesses. Depression and other mental health disorders can also cause weight loss. Please see a health professional ASAP. ...Read more
Hello, I am a 19 year old male interested to know if I have any growth left to do. I can provide details in the form of a follow-up response.
Depends on situation: At 19 most people(m/f) have closed growth centers and no further linear growth is likely. A simple x-ray of the left hand & wrist can be analysed for bone maturity & reveal the status of your growth centers.If they remain open, some growth would be possible, if they are appropriate for your age, you are done. ...Read more
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
SEE RHEUMATOLOGIST: This is a very demanding disease that we are treating with a wide array of "disease modifying " agents. Takes some skill and patients to manage well. ...Read more
Hello , i'm a waterpolo player 17 years old and my question is : can I use protein for a better fit body ? If yes what do you recommend me to use ?
Glad you asked!: Great sport! i love being in the pool or lake. Get enough protein, but no need to overdo it. More than 20 grams as a post-workout extra probably provides no benefit. Whey / soy powder is very cheap, but tofu & lean meat / fish are tastier. The real physical gains come from the exercise itself -- building muscle and trimming fat. ...Read more
Usually GI tract: At any age, abdominal abscess almost always is from introduction of contaminated material into the abdominal cavity. Usually it's from the gastrointestinal tract, like a perforated ulcer, diverticulitis, apendicitis etc; sometimes from a GI malignancy like stomach or colon cancer. Pancreatitis or gall bladder disease also are common causes. Also, in women, a pelvic organ like fallopian tube. ...Read more
I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?
Depends: My office offers parents the choice of letting their older teens come alone to the office for care as long as the proper permission forms are signed ahead of time. This includes physicals & sick visits.A phone call to the office should be able to answer your question. After you turn 18, you actually have to give permission here for anyone else to come in with you. ...Read more
I am a 30 year old female and just got diagnosed with osteopenia. Any ideas why or how I would get this at such an early age?
Nutritional Deficit?: The definition of osteopenia is that your bone density is in the lower 15% of young adult women. Think of Normal as getting a "C" in a class. Osteopenia is a "D". As a 30 yr old, you would want to ensure that you are getting at least 1500mg calcium and at least 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Walking briskly four times a week for 30-40 minutes. These are things that will build bone strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes osteoporosis in a 28 yr old female? I got diagnosed after spinal fractures and docs have no idea y i have it please help
Hello. My daughter would like to know what a healthy weight for a 15 year old who measures 5"2 is. Thank you.
I know a female friend who is 27 years of age. She has had a chronic cough for 7 months to a year now. What can I do to help her?
I have immotile cilia syndrome (pcd) I have 50% chance of having children and won't know till i try. I'm 20 years old- what age is best for me to try?
KARTAGENER'S SYND.??: Does kartagener's syndrome sound like the condition you have been told that you have? If you have frequent respiratory infections, you porbably do. In this condition, the cilia in the fallopian tues do not function and infertility is very usually the result. If you are not pregnant in 6 months, you will need in vitro fertilization, which in my experience, is a very successful treatment. ...Read more
I'm an 18 year old female and I have a severe acne problem that has been going on for about 3 years or so. What can I do to finally clear them off?
Need Rx: If it's severe, a dermatologist's visit is almost certain to help. You may be offered the oral contraceptive pill, a topical such as Clindamycin with retinoic acid, a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and possibly even some of the big guns that only a dermatologist can use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are water aerobics?Is it safe for an 81 year old who can't swim?Where do I find this trtreatment?
Aquarobics.: Aquarobics,,or water aerobics, are great for burning calories. Aquarobics is essentially aerobic classes in the water. The water imparts extra resistance on the muscles, and being in water doesn't make it feel like you're working too hard when in actuality you're getting a great cardiovascular workout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is allergy testing too young for a two year old? I have to medicate her everyday to combat allergy symptoms, which I don't like. Please advise.
Consider results: If the results would allow you to avoid foods, an animal or other easily listed agents, you might get a lot from the study. Most kids with stuffiness and cough have house dust allergies, grasses trees and other agents that would be hard to avoid. She's a bit young for injections to help with those issues. In the end, the more you know the better you can face life. I'd test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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