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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
Depends: Atypical cells, usually referring to lymphocytes (white blood cells), can be reported on a complete blood count (CBC) test. These can be due to a recent viral infection, or these could be leukemia cells. The clinical picture and the results of the rest of the CBC will help determine if more specialized tests are required to figure out what these atypical cells truly represent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Geriatrician advice: Advice from Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University: 1) Laughter--is a way of coping & dealing with difficult situations & it has real clinical benefits; 2) Turn in early--sleep strengthens connections between brain cells & helps older adults process info more readily; 3) Get screened for heart disease, breast & colon cancer; 4) Get vaccinated for flu, shingles, tetanus. (Ref. AARP,9/14) ...Read more
Never heard of it bu: Last week the NYC Dept of Health warned that there were several ayerverdic medicines being sold in the city which had been found to have 10,000 x the safe levels for arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Don't fall for the ruse that it's natural so it must be great. You do wear cloths, don't you. That's not natural. ...Read more
Gender terms: FTM stands for "female-to-male", meaning a person who was assigned female at birth but identifies as a male. MTF stands for "male-to-female", meaning a person who was assigned male at birth but identifies as a female. ...Read more
Do you mean...: "Bulimia"? You're headed in the right direction: you asked for help. Based on height, age, sex, find out what a healthy (goal) weight would be. Stop making yourself vomit - you will ruin your teeth. Stop forced stooling - worsens malnutrition. Tell your doc - will set you up with talk therapist, obtain baseline testing, and even offer appropriate meds. Use MyFitnessPal (A+) & weigh-in 1x per week. ...Read more
Get to a HC facility: If this is a big change from your usual level, seek urgent care now, as it could mean your vascular system is trying to adjust to a small cerebrovascular event (stroke). F you're having chest pain, headache, dizziness or shortness of breath, go to the er now. Otherwise call an on-call doctor to get advice. In the long run, don't settle for even borderline BP control. ...Read more
To be fit: Regular exercise is best way to be fit. Remember to include strength (resistance or weights), aerobics, stretching (flexibility) & balance in your regimen. You'll also need enough quality sleep plus good nutrition (including adequate hydration) to be fit. I'd recommend avoiding tobacco (and other illicit drug use) as well as alcohol to excess. Appropriate immunizations & screening are reasonable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize it: Minimize excessive skin scrubbing and avoid use of drying soaps etc... Avoid hot showers/baths. Moisturize skin after shower/bath and as needed through out the day/night. Aquaphor is a good moisturizer. Some meds can cause dry skin, so is thyroid diseases, eczema/psoriasis etc...If above not helpful, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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