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What Health Practitioners Can Treat Vaginal Problems
Several: Diabetes can usually be treated successfully by a primary care physician. In certain situations, referral to an endocrinologist may be necessary for complicated or difficult to treat diabetes. You should also see an eye specialist every one to two years to evaluate the health of your eyes. A nutritionist can also be a valuable addition to your treatment team. ...Read more
Not smart to do that: The only one i would say is a vaginal yeast infection, - many over the counter meds are around to treat that, but if the symptoms do not go away you need to see your gyn because you may have something different that will need to be treated or more than 1 infection at the same time, and sometimes you can have a yeast infection and an std at the same time or the symptoms could be similar. ...Read more
Mental health: Depends on diagnosis & the issues at hand, and following thorough evaluation by a mental health professional. ...Read more
Many: There are many causes of mh problems, including genetics, environmental stress, addictive substances, substance sensitivities, psychological trauma, thought processes, neurologic factors, and more. Discerning the cause in specific instances requires medical and psychological evaluations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please explain why heart disease is both a personal health problem and community health problem?
Heart disease: Because it is a life problem for the individual and a huge drain on community resources. ...Read more
Hormones and health : Obesity actually disrupts circulating estrogen and testosterone leading to hormonal imbalances that affect mental health. The poor health that comes with obesity (diabetes, heart disease, joint disease) has a negative effect on mental health. Finally, obesity can worsen self-image and affect mental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mainly the same: Single women don't usually have any different issues with getting health insurance. Depending on the company and the way they calculate their risk, sometimes single women can be a better insurance risk because they can be healthier.The biggest challenges for anyone in getting insurance is if you have a preexisting condition, or risk factors since insurance is "for profit" and their shareholders. ...Read more
How do you diagnose and treat emotional eating? How do you diagnose and treat emotional eating? What types of specialists should I see and what are some healthy habits i can adopt to combat the problem?
First : First step would be to visit a psychologist or psychiatrist to get a mental health evaluation for emotional eating. There are different diagnoses in the mental health field that will include abnormal eating habits and treatments can be different in each case. You must control "stress" as part of tackling emotional eating; practice relaxation techniques or even yoga. Other suggestions involve stocking up on healthy foods and don't stock up on the unhealthy foods, find other distractions from eating such as exercise/take a walk/listen to music or watch something, and talk with trusted others (because seeking support will calm down emotions). ...Read more
A : A boil also known as a skin abscess is caused by a bacterial infection that starts in a hair follicle or sweat gland. Initially the skin turns red, and a painful bump develops. After about a week the lump starts to turn white as pus collects under the skin. If the boil is pretty small, like the size of a green pea, you can use warm compresses, and apply topical neosporin. If this does not work or it gets bigger then you need antibiotics. These can be prescribed by your doctor. If antibiotics don't work then something called an I&D (incision and drainage) may be done. Good luck. ...Read more
EFAs, fiber, stretch: Efas, fiber, and gentle stretching help with joint pain. Herbal helpers include burdock root (anti-inflammatory) willow bark ([pain reliever) arnica, ashwaganda, cat's claw, ginger, tumeric (anti inflammatory), boswelia, nettles ( anti-arthritic and anti- inflammatory.). ...Read more
Depends: This is a complicated question because the answer depends on the problem. You can treat a cold at home but you can't treat a heart attack at home. It depends on the severity of the symptoms and the underlying cause of the problem. Better to err on the side of caution and consult a physician when something that appears serious comes along like an irregular shaped black, bleeding, and itchy mole. ...Read more
Many: Rosemary oil has been used in many ways. It has been used for abdominal cramps, flatus, halatosis & indigestion as well as for bronchial spasm, sore throat & upper respiratory infections. It is believed to reduce hair loss and premature graying. It is often used in aromatherapy. It can be used to massage areas of musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
Can vaginal dryness occur after treatment for a yeast infection? If so, what are ways to treat the dryness?
See Below: Vaginal dryness occurs when the ovaries produce a decreased amount of estrogen. This can occur at certain times in a woman's life, and may be permanent or temporary. Certain medications can cause this and some women experience this after treatment of a yeast infection. Use vaginal moisturizer and if not better, need to be seen by GYN. ...Read more
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