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What Do You Think About Elequist
A manageable disease: There are many problems that we control but not cure: chf, htn, diabetes, hypothyroidism. We control HIV when our patients take an active role in their care ; partner w/their doctor in treatment. When haart is advised working together for a tolerable regimen is key. Prevention of oi's ; malignancies requires follow-up ; screening. Prevention of transmission of the virus a responsibility. ...Read more
LSD addiction: I have not seen pts who demonstrated addiction to lsd but more have 'polyabuse' using anything they can get their hands on to alter reality. The problem is that lsd (and other hallucinogen) abuse can lead to residual psychotic symptoms and may alter brain chemistry which can be difficult to treat. Some have intrusive flashbacks years after stopping, which can be as bad as an addiction. I would put lsd in the same category as heroin as drugs that should never be tried since their effects can be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. More parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without floride. ...Read more
Nerve involvement.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more
Important: Given the rapid transportation and communication of humans around the planet, health issues no longer are in isolation as anything can spread elsewhere. Gobal health agencies are in place to assist with this. Note the activation of these resources now to try and contain ebola. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For some people: Being anxious is so normative for them that they are not aware of it. Many patients with chronic anxiety are not fully aware of it until they get into treatment and experience what it is like to feel more relaxed. Severity of anxiety is also a factor. If a person has severe anxiety it is more likely to be apparent to them. So, to answer your question - people have varying degrees of insight. ...Read more
You can ask them: And maybe someone will have an answer...the site is geared for medical/health info so if that's what you need answered this would be appropriate place, if it is more technique oriented i would suggest you google... ...Read more
Inflammation: Iritis is a form of uveitis of inflammation of the uvea. The uvea is a layer of the eye. Inflammation here can cause pain, redness and sensitivity to light. It can happen after trauma, in conjunction with certain autoimmune or infectious diseases and sometimes without reason. It is usually treated with steroid drops. If you suspect this problem, see you eye doctor immediately. ...Read more
What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?
How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more
Several options: There are many books regarding a topic like this: Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays or consider finding a therapist in your area that focus on cognitive behavioral techniques to deal with issues of emotional eating. ...Read more
One of many tools.: I think most diets and supplements don't work because you cannot stick with them long-term. They may help you reach a short-term weight loss goal, but if your activity and daily food habits don't change, you'll be right back where you started. Seek a registered dietitian to develop a healthy food weight loss plan that doesn't require a specific company's products. Cheaper and healthier! ...Read more
Serotonin precursor: 5htp is a precursor of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, serotonin. It crosses the blood brain barrier more readily than its close "relative, " tryptophan, and is effective in smaller doses than tryptophan. 50 mg of 5htp act as an antidepressant, when taken during the day--and 200 mg of 5htp at bedtime help to induce sleep. ...Read more
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