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What Is The View About Waking Up At 3am In Chinese Medicine
Why 4am?: If your teen must arise at that hour for some reason, the bedtime revolves around stage of growth/development to get adequate rest. A 14yo(growth spirt) may need 10 hrs while a 16 yo may get by on 8.Any less is trouble. If the kid awakens at 4 & can't get back to desired sleep, you should discuss the issue with your dr.Falling asleep during routein daily activities is a sign of inadequate sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety regarding going under the knife. Heart surgery sched. at the end of this month. What kind of mental therapy is avail. in a hospital?
Surgery anxiety: is certainly understandable. See a mental health professional prior to surgery to prepare. Systematic desensitization or clinical hypnosis can be very helpful. In the hospital you might consider speaking w/someone from the pastoral care department if you have a spiritual or faith-based aspect to your world view. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the doctors opinion about a child crying and felling afraid from entering the school class for 3weeks in psychology?
Anxiety: While it is not "normal" to feel that way, it certainly does happen.It is a real fear that should not be belittled, punished, or the child should not be forced to go to the class with these fears.This child needs help.There is a reason whether it is real or imagined, it is real to the child. School counselors, parents, physicians must be involved at first.Then likely a physician and therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 19 year old female(single, not yet married-also a rape victim/surviver) to wake up at 2am in the morning w/ the urge to masturbate?
Hi what is the test for particle size called on the lancet form? In relation to cholestrol , I need one for a research study I am part of at Wits, tx
I'm a med student from serbia, europe. Is it obligatory to nostrificate all the exams in case of starting a doc career in the usa?
Nostrificate: Asks if your exams can be equated with the U.S. Answer is no. Many states require citizenship so do your research. First step is the ecfmg to prove that you have adequate medical and english language knowledge. Then you have to pass a state board. You should obtain a resident visa. A student visa will only last a finite time.It is not easy, but possible. ...Read more
I go to bed at 3-4am. Wake up at 12-1pm. Does this late schedule have a negative effect on health? What are the side effects of this lifestyle? I'm 26
Delayed sleep phase: Based upon your sleep schedule you appear to have a circadian rhythms disturbance known as delayed sleep phase disorder. This condition does not pose any negative health implications but simply indicates that your circadian rhythm or internal clock is set for a bedtime that is later in time, i.e., 3-4 am, and a wake time that is approximately 8 hours later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person can't sleep at night, is very down, talks constantly about pain everywhere in the body(test show nothing wrong), what is wrong?
Medically OK?: If you are medically sound i would recommend asking your doctor for a referral to a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist who does therapy in addition to medication. You sound depressed in that brief statement but won't venture a guess as to why or how to treat, but it should be evaluated before worsening. All the best! ...Read more
Check Naabt.org: You may not know that the medicine with the name suboxone or subutex has been discontinued. Buprenorphene is what subutex was. Of course one drug contains naloxone and the other does not. This is the drug to replace methadone and was to be used short time only. It itself is an opiate. Having said that Naabt.org will lead you to a prescribing doctor. Try to get off of it.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it like being an Emergency Trauma Physician? (I'm really interested in working in the med field, so what better place to ask than here?)
It is a lot: Of fun but a lot of stress . I worked in ER for 3 years alone with no back up decided the stress and responsibility was not my calling so went into primary care as patients kept coming in saying they did not like their doctor but wanted me even though it was not an ER issue . Still a lot of responsiblility and stress but different. ...Read more
My bp is steady in the morning at 145/95 in the afternoon and eve it is steady at 130/85 is this something to go to the dr about ?
Here are some...: Good question. If feeling comfortable & being disciplined, you may push yourself to get on practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described the listed articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html, and self monitor for a while; if not, seek evaluation & counseling for a long haul. Remember: There is no other better choice; non one can do for you, & nothing is free. ...Read more
Gud day! doc, what is the best medicine for steam/vapor at the throat.My son have it.He is 3yrs old.Thank u.
Oral fluids: Water & cool drinks. Do not use steam or hot vapors. Consult his pediatrician. ...Read more
Wife woke up in the middle of the night saying g something is crawling in her ear and it is hurting..What do we do!..Please help?
Put baby oil in ear: Be calm, put her lie on the flat area- pour slowly a little bit of baby oil, or olive oil, or vegetable oil into the affected ear. Oil will suffocate and kill the bug and it will come out. Follow the instruction below. http://www.wikihow.com/remove-a-bug-from-your-ear good luck!. ...Read more
No: There are many doctors besides emergency medicine specialists that work night shifts and weekends. For example, many family medicine practices are open and have coverage on weekends. There is also usually a specialist on call for certain circumstances. For instance, if a patient comes to the er with a broken bone, an orthopedic specialist will often come in and take care of that person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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