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What is the best advice you can give to someone who is worried?

What is the best advice you can give to someone who is worried?

EMDR therapy: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or emdr, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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My father has enlargement of the heart. I am really worried. Can it be treated? What is the best advice you can give for him?

My father has enlargement of the heart. I am really worried. Can it be treated? What is the best advice you can give for him?

Cardiomegaly: the first step is to get a diagnosis of why the heart is enlarged. See a cardiologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give to person who have hepatitis b ?

What is the best advice you can give to person who have hepatitis b ?

HCC risk: You should follow closely with a gastroenterologist as you may be at risk for hcc (cancer of the liver) and might need regular screening. ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of labor inducing medications, that's the best odds you can have. Leave your mind open, though. In the process of birth there are often circumstances that occur that warrant the help of a c-section or meds to protect the life & well being of baby & mom. ...Read more

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Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Yes: It is possible to get pregnant with bicornuate uterus. Just be sexually active in your fertile phase. Take your prenatal vitamins. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the best advice to give my brother who has been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy?

What is the best advice to give my brother who has been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy?

To take his medicine: Since you are 62, your brother cannot be a lot younger, which suggests that his epilepsy is probably due to a concussion (even if it occurred a long time ago), a small stroke, or another brain lesion. Mri scan may be able to establish the underlying cause and possibly lead to removal of this cause. However, whatever the cause, it is not likely that the epilepsy will stop on its own any time soon. ...Read more

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So im frustrated because I can give the best advice.to people when they need it. Like I saved my friends life tonight yet my brain shuts off when I get upset? And I say stuff I regret.

So im frustrated because I can give the best advice.to people when they need it. Like I saved my friends life tonight yet my brain shuts off when I get upset? And I say stuff I regret.

Calm discussion best: Sounds like you are human like the rest of us. That's wonderful that you listen and have the wisdom to give good advice when needed. It is true that rational thinking can be difficult while upset. It is difficult though, to engage the logical portion of your brain with Sudoku, math, or other scholarly problem-solving pursuits and remain in emotional upheaval. The converse is also true. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

FODMAP diet: For diverticular disease, the conventional wisdom is to consume a high fiber diet, but there is very little good scientific evidence behind this recommendation. Likewise, people used to be instructed to avoid seeds and nuts. This has since been debunked. For IBS, the best evidence is for a low FODMAP diet. ...Read more

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What is the best advice for weight loss?

What is the best advice for weight loss?

Eat less, exercise: The only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you consume. Any diet is designed to make you take in fewer calories. In the us, most people are more successful restricting carbohydrates in the diet in order to lose weight, so i advise a low carb/low starch diet. Exercise is a must if you want to increase your metabolism and sustain any significant weight loss. ...Read more

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What is the best advice to getting pregnant?

What is the best advice to getting pregnant?

Track ovulation: You should know when you are ovulating and make sure to have sexual intercourse then. Track your temperature each morning before getting out of bed when there is a sudden rise it means that you are ovulating. Double check using an ovulation kit. Have your partner wear boxers and avoid hot tubs several days prior to optimize sperm count. Be sure to start prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the best advice I can get for battling depression?

What is the best advice I can get for battling depression?

Difficult : Its difficult to give brief advice on a complex topic but here goes. Talk and get support. Exercise. Get professional help. Try to find meaning and purpose in your life. Nurture gratitude. Structure and stay? Busy with your time. Focus on relationships. Nurture spirituality. ...Read more

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What advice can you give to someone who is constantly worried about getting cancer ? Strong family history .

What advice can you give to someone who is constantly worried about getting cancer ?  Strong family history .

Adopt healthy habits: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region,what is the best advice for this?

Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region,what is the best advice for this?

Varies: It varies a little based upon whether there is any malalignment of the knee and whether arthritis is set in. If it is well aligned, non arthritic, then a meniscal transplant may be an option. Visco supplementation can be an option as well as off loading with a brace. All based on your specific factors. ...Read more