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Avoiding fat: Not sure if you are asking what foods to avoid in order to avoid fat or how to prevent getting fat. Foods are now labeled and you can have a choice between low fat and higher fat foods by just reading those. To avoid getting fat, you need to spend at least as many calories as you consume. If you consume high calorie foods (not necessarily fat) but don't exercise, this may lead to getting fat. ...Read more
HOCD is an: unofficial term for OCD that focuses on fear of being homosexual. A therapist who specializes in OCD would be a good person to see. OCD symptoms can manifest in many fears and topics. OCD is at the root. You can discuss your sexuality w/the therapist as well but it is the symptom, not the cause. Peace and good health. ...Read more
CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. ...Read more
Neuroprosthetics: Neuroprosthetics use electrical stimulation devices to “replace or assist damaged or malfunctioning neuromuscular organ systems” according to phillip muccio. They may either be worn on the body or implanted in the body. They are used to improve body function and to alleviate pain. ...Read more
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