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What Kind Of Problems Can Arise From Swallowing Gum On A Daily Basis
Probably none: Most of the time swallowing gum will not cause any harm. Gum generally passes through the intestinal tract undigested. It is possible if you swallowed gum daily and had poor gastric emptying you could form a large mass of gum (bezoar) in your stomach but this is very unlikely. There is no reason to swallow it though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can 4 years of eating candy made of real peppermint oil everyday all the time cause stomach issues or any type of issues with the body?
Can dry mouth from sjogren's syndrome cause dental problems? If yes, what kind of problems, and what preventative measures can be taken?
See below: You will be more prone to cavities and brittle teeth. Seeing your dentist more frequently reduces your risk and you do need to let your dentist know that you have sjogren's. Avoiding prolonged exposure to sugar such as sucking on hard candy that is not sugar-free helps reduce your risk. Sometime using products such biotene/oasis can help. Medications such as Evoxac (cevimeline) and salagen may help moisture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens in the brain to cause dry tongue but not dry mouth? Is it from a combination of medications or their withdrawal out of my system?
A dry tongue: can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration, medications and various other medical conditions and diseases. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your dentist for examination, diagnosis or referral to oarl medicine specialist. ...Read more
Get blood;urine test: Kidney cysts can sometimes cause reduced kidney function. However, the vast majority of the time, kidney cysts are not dangerous, will not cause cancer and will not reduce kidney function. You should see your doctor and get blood and urine tests to make sure your kidney is functioning normally. A kidney ultrasound might be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NyQuil : Best to stay away from combos.Get a more detailed answer ›
MANY: Your genetic pattern. Your shampoo or your habit of picking on it. Possibly hormonal in nature if you are a male. ...Read more
If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?
Mold exposure: Mold is thriving in humid environment. If you develop sensitivities to those particular mold spores, the lining of your airway can get inflamed by exposing to the mold spores in the air you breath in. Depending how severe the inflammation is, you can get symptoms similar to rhino sinusitis, asthmatic flares if you have asthma, general malaise including muscle weakness. ...Read more
What kind of effects on the rest of your body does hemophilia a have, aside from the blood problem?
Deep bleeding.: The complications of this are due to the fact that the blood cannot clot as efficiently, and so there are a lot of instances of deep bleeding in muscle, joints, brain, leading to muscle pain and numbing, joint disfigurement and disruption, and brain damage and death. This last issue is how many hemophiliacs die. Infections from transfusions, and reactions to factor treatment are two others. ...Read more
Was on Omeprazole for the majority of 8 years. What kind of long term damage may I have caused to my body?
No harm done: There are conflicting observational studies regards long term use of PPI's like Omeprazole. PPI's reduce the adsorption of Vit B12 and can cause B12 deficiency,but only in the elderly. PPI's decrease adsorption of Calcium Carbonate and some studies show it may promote osteoporosis. ...Read more
Do you think numbness/sorenss on the scalp after several cigerettes in a short amount of time may be caused by ischemia? Is this a dangerous sign?
Scalp paresthesia: Smoking several cigarettes in a short period of time could intensify the effects that occur normally. Rapid breathing in and out - ala hyperventilation - could in itself cause paresthesia or numbness of hands, feet, or head. Nicotine does cause vascular constriction so could be responsible as well. Why only the scalp - not certain. ...Read more
Yes: Compression neuropathy of the pelvic and lumbar nerves may occur during pregnancy and delivery. These causes are usually transient. Nerve injury by spinal anesthetic is not rare. The peroneal nerve near the lateral knee is often compressed by leg positioning on an obstetrical table. Nutritional deficiency-associated neuropathy during pregancy can be prevented by prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
I am a writer with a hypothetical question: can excessive amounts of spice cause damage to the throat? I've heard of it happening with sugar+soda etc.
Answer eludes me: Spicy food as well as soda cause gerd to get worse, stimulates acid in the stomach and if it results in reflux laryngitis, the answer is yes. I like to sing, and i perform, and i love spicy food, including wasabe, etc., and I have been fine. In this case, i may not be the best to answer it, but my answer, if there is no problem, enjoy life. Lol. ...Read more
How can I get the kind of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?
Relax your human: Eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, get proper sleep, have healthy outlets, take breaks. Drink plenty of water. If feeling excessive fatigue see your doctor. Spend time with friends and family. What can make drugs addictive is the perception that they can make you superhuman, but if your were to become addicted you would be anything but. ...Read more
Small philtrum....: There is no discrete "problem" that arises from a small philtrum except as it affects the overall shape of your lip and how the upper lip everts. If you are having an issue you think is related, you may wish to consult with a facial plastics or reconstructive surgeon. ...Read more
What are the side effects of masturbation?I have a bad habit of masturbating 2-3 times a day.How can I reduce it.
Mind control: As a human being, the highest rank in animal kindom- you simply don't react immediately and automatically upon impulse , urge and temptation. To control the urge, you have to train your mind. Our mind is like a wild horse- wondering here & there -and reacting immediately on something- in your case-anything is sexual to you. You have to learn to tame the wild horse-i.e. Your mind.We aren't animals. ...Read more
When sleeping i'm producing a lot of saliva and it goes out of my mouth and therefore touching the pillow etc. How can I get rid of this problem? Thx
To Be or Not to Be: ...Urseif: if the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur affirmed gender can create conflicts & problems. But not coming out & not living ur life as ur affirmed gender can also create terrible conflict & inner turmoil. A 2010 survey of trans-identified people in us found 41% have attempted suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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