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What Is Shunning
Social rejection: Shunning is an act of socially rejecting someone, and is generally done by a group. It can be formal, as with a church towards a member felt to be acting against its dogma. It can occur with other communities also. There is avoidance of contact, and turning away from the person -- even to the point of not looking at him or her. Depending on circumstances, this can be very upsetting. ...Read more
You can't: No one can replace your family. But you can surround yourself with positive people. Maybe going to a church or a community center or a support group in your community would help. Or you might want to consider talking to a counselor about how you are feeling. Being shunned hurts. You shouldn't be alone with those feelings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do not: Sometimes when a profession trains its members that they provide the only safe type of medicine, the practitioners will be less open to other solutions. Many physicians do embrace the usefulness of effective alternative therapies, but many times they may not know enough about the practices to discuss and often physicians don't like looking less than stellar in terms of their knowledge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To many variables.: Specifics cannot be given. However, whatever the cause, make sure your lifestyle is something they cannot criticize, ie. Drugs, gambling, drinking. Do not choose to argue. Deflect negative statements. Keep in contact by visits, phone, email, facemail, etc. And do not go on the attack. That does not mean be passive, but do not be the aggressor. If fights start, simply say i don't want to argue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really effective: ..If there were, your oncologist would be applying them appropriately. Now, you can help yourself during your cancer treatments by eating a healthy diet, getting your rest, living a healthy lifestyle, and having a positive attitude. Don't let your cancer define you. Surround yourself with helpful and positive people. Don't fall victim to those who prey on the desperate. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
55, eat dairy, shun sun. Borderline vitd, internist says take 50kiu daily. Walgreeens says no side effects, but I doubt that. What are risks/benefits?
TOO much D is RISKY: 50, 000 units of vitamin d per day is too much! most experts recommend 1000--5000u per day (goal d level~50) hypervitaminosis d causes symptoms: constipation, decreased appetite (anorexia), vomiting, dehydration, fatigue, irritability and muscle weakness .An excess of vitamin d causes abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. This can severely damage the kidneys and bones over time. ...Read more
Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.
See family doctor: You could afford Prozac (fluoxetine) for your ocd. You will need a dose of 60-80 mg per day and this can cost as low as 12-20 dollars a month in our local pharmacies. Your therapy at home is much likely to go better if you are medicated. Best wishes. Check also in your county for psychiatric services for indigent people. ...Read more
Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?
Scabies vs allergic: if no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash , like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits , groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does .wash all affected clothes house.animals, try bendaryl , hydrocortisone oint.otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. if scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more
DXA: Dxa = dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. There are various units which can be used to measure bone density (for example heel units). The most common and probably most accurate is the test performed on a table. You are in the supine position on a table and a technologist will position you to acquire a low dose x-ray of various locations. Usually spine, hip, and radius regions are performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Because you can't! But seriously, it's because you don't have the cells in your skin that can darken with repeated exposure to sunlight. And that's an important (but not perfect) defense against aging skin and skin cancer So if you can't tan,stay out of the sun,keep covered and use sun block or a combination of these. If you don't like vitamin D supplements then 15-20 minutes of sun a day's enough ...Read more
SUN-SENSITIVE: Sun-sensitity is common and may be due to medications or medical conditions. The solution is to cover sun sensitive areas and use SPF >50 sun screens. If itch progresses to rash then further investigation may be needed. Anti-histamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) may help. ...Read more
Sunburn?: Get out of sun! Once indoors, put a cold, damp towel on your skin. Take frequent cool showers or baths. Use a moisturizer than contains aloe vera or soy to help soothe the sunburned skin. Chamomile lotion may help. A low dose OTC cortisone cream could also be tried. You can take ibuprofen if the pain warrants it. Drink extra water. Leave blisters alone. Stay out of the sun until completely healed ...Read more
Not any old tea.: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more
Good sleep: 1. Early to rise. Early to bed. Try good sleep hygiene:. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. >>>. ...Read more
Fetal health: CTG is cardiotocography , a device monitoring fetal heart rate and contractions during pregnancy. Also called electronic fetal monitor (EFM). Amniotic fluid index (AFI) is a measure of amount of amniotic fluid in cm. determined by ultrasonography and is measure of fetal health. AFI normal values 8-18. ...Read more
Nt scan and sex: NT is the ultrasound appearance of neck tissue in the first 3 months of a pregnancy. In a study of 56,000 pts, for an unknown reason, the neck in females is about 10% thinner. http://s3.amazonaws.com/publicationslist.org/data/kevinspencer1/ref-184/pnd2009_29_578_581.pdf The measurement is to exclude Down's, not for sexing. Most reliable is to wait until you can see a penis later in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Health department?: You would need to call around and ask if they would see you without your ID. Identification is used for many reasons in medical offices and you would just need to call and ask if you could be seen without an ID. The local health department might see you without an ID but some offices might not be comfortable with this. ...Read more