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What does it mean to be healthy anyway?

What does it mean to be healthy anyway?

1: Healthy means that your organs and hormones are all functioning in a healthy way...That is full functioning. You should be able to perform work and exercise with ease, you do not have stomach problems, you sleep well and feel refreshed, you are not irritable or depressed and you handle stress well. This is being healthy! ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

Obsessive fear of: health problems that don't actually exist. Hypochondria is now called health anxiety disorder. It occurs when a person becomes obsessed with the idea that they have serious medical problems /condition (when there is no diagnosed condition). ...Read more

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What does it mean to be shortsighted?

What does it mean to be shortsighted?

See below: Short-sightedness or myopia is when you can see objects more clearly when they are close to the eye, while distant objects appear blurred or fuzzy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be squeamish?

What does it mean to be squeamish?

Easily grossed out: Someone who is squeamish is easily disturbed by blood or disgusting things. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be malingering?

Feign Sickness: When you pretend that you are sick (when you really are not) to evade work or school or any responsibility, you are said to be malingering. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be anaerobic?

What does it mean to be anaerobic?

Doing without oxygen: In medicine, anaerobic usually means anaerobic exercise, such as in the 100-meter race at the olympics. In that sprint, the runners don't get enough oxygen to their leg muscles, so the muscles work in a low-oxygen state during the sprint and recover shortly afterwards. The other medical meaning is anaerobic bacteria or infections, which are nasty germs that grow in low or no-oxygen environments. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be farsighted?

What does it mean to be farsighted?

Depends :-): It could be a complement due to your ability to anticipate the future. Far more likely, you can it means you see things at a distance better than you can see things at close range. Ieither your eyeball is too short and the focal point for light lands behind your retina, or the lens in your eye lacks focusing power. Under 40, may self correct. May be symptomless. It is treatable with corrective. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be bipolar?

What does it mean to be bipolar?

Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of symptoms which include but are not limited to:rapid speech, impulsive behavior, flight of ideas, no sleep without feeling tired, in addition, you may have symptoms of major depression which includes depressed mood, lack of energy, hopelessness. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be manic?

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What does it mean to be manic?

Manic: A phase of increase energy, rapid pressured speech, racing thoughts and decreased need for sleep. ...Read more

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What does it mean for something to be hepatotoxic?

What does it mean for something to be hepatotoxic?

Encephalopathy: It means that due to extensive liver damage, the organ can no longer clear toxins and by products of diet and other substances out of your body. As these substance accumulate, particularly ammonia, the patient becomes encephalopathic, which means the brain becomes affected by these substances. Other organs also ten to malfunction with time. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have everything in moderation?

Maintain balance: Don't over do it and don't do too little either. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

Balanced: A balanced diet simply means that you eat many different types of foods in moderation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have erotomania?

What does it mean to have erotomania?

Delusion: Erotomania occurs when an individual has a delusional belief that a person of higher social status falls in love and makes amorous advances towards him/her. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be cycloplegic?

What does it mean to be cycloplegic?

Dilated and paralyse: Cyclopegia has two parts, dilation and paralysis of muscles responsible for accommodation. Dilation relates. To the pupil size. Paralysis of the accomation, causes the blurry vision, when one might try to read! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to be pre-diabetic?

What exactly does it mean to be pre-diabetic?

At risk for diabetes: People with impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance are at high risk for developing diabetes. In this category, fasting blood sugars are 100-125 mg/dl and/or 2-hour post-prandial sugars are 140-199 mg/dl. Patients with diabetes have fasting sugars of > 125 and/or 2-hr post-prandial blood sugars of > 199. Either way, they are at risk for early heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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Is it not healthy to be constipated? what can happen?

Is it not healthy to be constipated? what can happen?

Depends: It may just cause discomfort and bloating of stomach. If left unattended, impaction of stool in the colon can lead to intestinal obstruction, with vomiting and electrolyte imbalance and worse. ...Read more

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What does it mean to say someone is addicted to something?

What does it mean to say someone is addicted to something?

Addiction: There is two forms, physical addiction and psychological addiction. Addiction simply means a difficult or inability to resist the craving/need for a substance/activity. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have hydrogenated fat? Is it good for me?

What does it mean to have hydrogenated fat? Is it good for me?

Means bad news: Natural fats saturated , means no empty seats for hydrogen on the molecule , unsaturated fats are good ones, if artificially add h to them becomes hyrogenated fats., which becomes bad fats. They are not good for any one , but look good, increase shelf life , and acquires all the bad qualities of saturated fats. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a spermatocelectomy?

What does it mean to have a spermatocelectomy?

Removal of cyst: Spermatocelectomy is removal of spermatocele, a cyst of the epididymis that often contains sperm. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be healthy anyway?

1: Healthy means that your organs and hormones are all functioning in a healthy way...That is full functioning. You should be able to perform work and exercise with ease, you do not have stomach problems, you sleep well and feel refreshed, you are not irritable or depressed and you handle stress well. This is being healthy! ...Read more

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What does it mean from a health standpoint if a person vomits?

What does it mean from a health standpoint if a person vomits?

Various reasons: It could be due to various reasons such as medication, pregnancy, infections, abdominal or nervous system problems. Need to see doctor is persistent vomiting because need more info, exam, and possible tests. ...Read more

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What does holistic health mean?

What does holistic health mean?

Holistic: Holistic Medicine views the person as a whole, assessing spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health. ...Read more

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Low iron what can that mean health wise?

Low iron what can that mean health wise?

This is serious: "low iron" may be a pop term for anemia, which is always serious and requires finding the cause. Low serum iron generally indicates iron deficiency or perhaps chronic inflammation. Either one requires a search for the reason -- it may be nothing deeper than a non-supplementing vegetarian or heavy bleeding each month, but a cause needs to be identified and the deficiency rx'd for health. ...Read more

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In regard to health, what does macrophage mean?

In regard to health, what does macrophage mean?

Macrophage: Macrophages are immune cells that engulf foreign antigens/ materials & dead cells. ...Read more

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What do the numbers next to my health tap. Icon mean?

What do the numbers next to my health tap. Icon mean?

Your HealthScore: Each member gets a healthscore, which is the number in the upper right of the screen next to the member's icon. The healthscore measures the member's health engagement and activity on healthtap. The menu on the left of the screen shows a tab called "healthscore". Click on that tab to learn more. ...Read more

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What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

ALT: Increased levels of alt often means that liver disease is present. Liver disease is even more likely when levels of other liver blood tests are also increased. An increase in alt levels may be due to: cirrhosis, liver necrosis. Hepatitis. Hemochromatosis, lack of blood flow to the liver, liver tumor or cancer. Medications that are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a free market in health care?

What does it mean to have a free market in health care?

Insurance: Because payment for health services is a contracted service between 3 people. You, the insurance and your healthcare team. Insurance is a highly regulated industry. Because of states regulating it in each state it can vary. Inequity between state insurances and what they will do to get and give you a policy. Free market can buy what you need. ...Read more

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Does having a six-pack actually mean that you're healthy?

Does having a six-pack actually mean that you're healthy?

No: No, it just means you have strong, well defined muscles in that area. You could still have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or a whole host of other diseases. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a member of a global health community?

What does it mean to be a member of a global health community?

Global Village !: Most hospitals late night x rays are read by a radiologist on the other side of the world and reviewed in by the local physician in the daytime. Doctors watch realtime webcasts of procedures by world experts without having to leave the country. These are some examples of the globalization of medical care for patients and health providers. ...Read more

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I've Neva smoked had alcohol or taken drugs does it mean I'm healthy ?

I've Neva smoked had alcohol or taken drugs does it mean I'm healthy ?

No: Although smoking and heavy drinking are not good for your health, not doing either does not guarantee health. ...Read more

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True or false when ur farts stinks dose that mean ur healthy? Seriously

True or false when ur farts stinks dose that mean ur healthy? Seriously

False: Just how things smell depends on what you ate and what bacteria you have on board. The rest is all folklore or fakelore. ...Read more

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My usg showr grade 1 prostatomegaly. What does this mean for my health?

My usg showr grade 1 prostatomegaly. What does this mean for my health?

Nothing bad: Sounds like you have very mild prostate enlargement. As long as you are not having significant urinary symptoms (slowing of stream, going too frequently or leakage issues), there is nothing to be concerned about at present. The prostate normally enlarges with age and intervention may be needed if urinary symptoms worsen. More diligent monitoring needed if (+) family history of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right side hurts just below my ribcage? I am a healthy male?

What does it mean if my right side hurts just below my ribcage? I am a healthy male?

Maybe Pleurisy: Many things can cause that kind of pain, but pleurisy comes to mind. This is inflammation of the lining of the lungs. This can come about due to infections from uris, or conditions that create inflammation in various places of the body. Injuries can cause bone bruises and costochondritis.Anything affecting breathing needs some attention.Can try nsaid. Liver and gallbladder can also hurt there. ...Read more

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Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Wide pelvis: Is an indicator of smooth vaginal delivery and not obstructed labor, which is kind of rarity in developed countries, doesn't guarantee healthy babies, wish you and your future babies all wellness ...Read more

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I work 7 days a week and haven't missed a day since easter , does that mean im healthy or sane?

I work 7 days a week and haven't missed a day since easter , does that mean im healthy or sane?

Neither: You may be a workaholic. Good to have a job these days! sounds like you need a little balance in your life.Becareful not to turn whatever you choose for recreation into work--learn how to play! (:. ...Read more

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I work seven days a week haven't missed a day since easter. Does that mean I am healthy or insane ?

I work seven days a week haven't missed a day since easter. Does that mean I am healthy or insane ?

7 days a week: I am not sure if you are married, single, your age, sex, having financial problems, having certain fears such as fear of failure, future financial plans, the quality of your current relationship...Etc. So no matter how your question is answered it is the quality of your life working 7 days a week. Eventually if a balance is not found you body, brain and mind will begin to react to the stress. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some healthy is someone who is free from diseasesso does that mean he or she is having a balanced diet?

Can you tell me some healthy is someone who is free from diseasesso does that mean he or she is having a balanced diet?

Healthy Person: Balanced Diet is one part of good Physical Health. Exercise is one part of good Physical Health Lack of Disease is also part of good health Improve other areas of Health: Intellectual Health Emotional Health Social Health Spiritual Health Healthy Person has good all 5 areas of Health, and maintains his Health. ...Read more

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IF YOU LOST WEIGHT FAST DOES IT MEAN YOU WILL GAIN IT BACK EVEN IF YOU FOLLOW HEALTHY LIFE STYLE AND EXERCISE REGULARY?

IF YOU LOST WEIGHT FAST DOES IT MEAN YOU WILL GAIN IT BACK EVEN IF YOU FOLLOW HEALTHY LIFE STYLE AND EXERCISE REGULARY?

Not necessarily: At all. Whether or not you will gain weight back is very dependent on whether or not your are burning more calories than you consume. If you keep your caloric balance even, so that you aren't taking in any extra calories your weight should remain stable. ...Read more