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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

What medicine do you take for tuberculosis? How long do you have to take it for?

Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www.drugs.com/condition/tuberculosis-active.html ...Read more

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What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

Call 911/narcan: Vicodin contains the opiate hydrocodone and tylenol (acetaminophen). opiates bind the Mu pain receptor. Major concern with overdose is that breathing can stop. if OD suspected, call 911 immediately. Some states are passing laws to have Narcan available which competes with opiates at the receptor to help reverse the effect (would put person in near immediate opiate withdrawal though but better than death) ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was wanting to donate plasma, how does it work and how much do you get paid?

What do you advise if i was wanting to donate plasma, how does it work and how much do you get paid?

Plasma donation: Donating plasma takes time and commitment. To help ensure a safe and adequate supply of lifesaving plasma, donors are provided with a modest stipend to recognise the substantial commitment of personal time and travel required to be a plasma donor. each plasma collection facility sets its own compensation rates. ...Read more

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Please explain what does creatine do and should I take it?

Please explain what does creatine do and should I take it?

Read this first.....: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150416/muscle-building-supplements-cancer

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What do you suggest if my doctor will not authorize my prescription which is Coumadin (warfarin) what can I do?

What do you suggest if my doctor will not authorize my prescription which is Coumadin (warfarin) what can I do?

Reason?: There's usually a reason for these things unless your doctor is psychotic. I suspect he/she either 1) doesn't want you to take coumadin (warfarin) anymore, or 2) is concerned about your safety because you weren't getting your blood samples as requested. In all 3 instances, only a conversation with your doctor will reveal the real reason. ...Read more

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What should you do for hemroids?

What should you do for hemroids?

Avoid constipation: This is caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure ( from constipation, straining, lifting, pregnancy etc.). Treatment is high fiber diet and lots of water. U should get at least 30 gm of fiber per day. If still straining to have bm, add stool softener. ...Read more

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What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

Start with eval.: After your medical provider evaluates you fully, he or she will be able to determine if medications are indicated & if so, which medications are the most appropriate for you specifically. Not all anxiety requires psychiatric medications. Since you are concerned - recommend you be evaluated. ...Read more

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What do you do for diarrhea and does it dehydrate you?

What do you do for diarrhea and does it dehydrate you?

Yes it can if not tr: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydrat. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm on medication for it and i want to know if i can donate blood?

What do you suggest if i'm on medication for it and i want to know if i can donate blood?

Homework...: Best to check the American Red Cross website with deferral information (lists conditions & medications) and see if answer there. If not, there is a phone# on the page you can call & ask specific questions: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dental hygienist does not do certain things, what should I do?

What do you suggest if my dental hygienist does not do certain things, what should I do?

More info needed...: If we knew what it was that your hygienist did not do, we could give you some guidance. But since that is currently unknown, the advice is to repost your question with more information. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

How do I know exactly what does a doctor have to see / do to check for scoliosis?

X-rays and exam: A physical exam of the spine is helpful to identify the severity of the deformity clinically. Full length xrays of the spine are needed to judge radiographically the severity of the curve or if a curve is present. ...Read more

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Digertialides what can you do for it?

Sorry...: but it's not clear to me what you are asking. Would you please check the spelling or try to write it differently? ...Read more

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What should you do for gallstones?

What should you do for gallstones?

Depends: Leave them alone & observe if you are having no abdominal symptoms of discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Laparoscopic surgery is a common means to remove gallbladder and gallstones if they are causing an illness or problem. Medication may dissolve non-calcified gallstones but may take years. ...Read more

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What does an ECG do and why do would i need one?

What does an ECG do and why do would i need one?

Many things: Ecg measures the rhythm of the heart. There are many reasons to have an ECG including evaluation of heart rhythm, palpitations, damage to the heart, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hashimoto disease. any one else with it and what do you do for it?

What to do if I have hashimoto disease. any one else with it and what do you do for it?

Common : Hi. Yeah, you...and about 18 million other Americans! Hashimoto's is very common. One of the most common endocrine diseases after diabetes. You treat thyroid hormone deficiency with thyroid hormone replacement. It's cheap, easy, and works perfectly! To your health! ...Read more

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What do you do for gout?

What do you do for gout?

Gout treatment: There are medications to treat acute attacks of gout and medicines to keep it under long term control. Also, there are certain foods (red meat, shellfish, organ meats, nuts/seeds) and alcohol can cause attacks. ...Read more

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What does my psychiatrist do if i refuse to take medication?

What does my psychiatrist do if i refuse to take medication?

Informed consent: After you have received informed consent (google it), you have the right to refuse any treatment including psychiatric treatment as long as you are capable and not 1. Imminent danger to self 2. Imminent danger to others 3. Gravely disabled i the above scenarios, the law permits an md to medicate or treat against patient's will. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have hashimoto disease. Any one else with it and what do you do for it?

Seek treatment: When your immune system attacks the thyroid, it can "rollercoaster" from HYPER to HYPO thyroid and cause severe swings in energy, mood, pain, etc. A full workup is warranted and treatment will significantly improve your quality of life. Finding the right physician to treat you is the tricky part. For more info, check https://www.facebook.com/groups/95847031171/ ...Read more

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