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What should you do if someone you know closely has been on anabolic steroids?

What should you do if someone you know closely has been on anabolic steroids?

That's a toughie: Get informed about the side-effects. Try to inform your friend of the consequences. Remain supportive and use tough love as necessary. Maybe a consultation with an addiction specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Anabolic Steroids (Definition)

A anabolic steroid is a drug similar to the male hormone testosterone, and has similar effects such as increased muscle mass, more strength, and longer training endurance. Side effects include acne, increased body hair, deeper voice, ...Read more


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What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

Treatment...: COPD treatment includes smoking cessation since, if you continue to smoke, the disease will progress faster. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are typically prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If your oxygen level is low enough, supplemental oxygen is prescribed and this will also decrease disease progression. See a lung doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

Take them to : The emergency room. More people die from overdose of pain pills than from car accidents. If you care about your friend/relative take them to the er or addiction specialist asap. ...Read more

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How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

Multiple signs: Basically they breath fast, have palpitations very aggitated, terrified, muscle spasm specially on hands and feet with shakiness all over. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think your child has been exposed to tuberculosis, and what are the immediate symptoms?

What should you do if you think your child has been exposed to tuberculosis, and what are the immediate symptoms?

See your doctor: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease, but symptoms may be slow to develop. I'd inform my doctor of the exposure, and he/she can determine the plan of action. Retesting is an important part of monitoring TB exposure. ...Read more

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What should you do if the girl you have just started dating tells you she has herpes?

What should you do if the girl you have just started dating tells you she has herpes?

Respect: her honesty and bravery for being forthright first and foremost. This is a testament to her character! Then, decide for yourself if this is a condition that you are willing to accept in a relationship, with the understanding that herpes is very common, and transmission is preventable. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to use steroids but don't know if its bad or good .Pls tell me guys if you have ever used them?

What do you suggest if i would like to use steroids but don't know if its bad or good .Pls tell me guys if you have ever used them?

Natural is better: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more

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What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

Go to the ER!: If someone is having an asthma attack that doesn't respond to their rescue medication, they need to go to the er immediately for treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I've touched someone who may have been exposed to ringworm?

What should I do if I've touched someone who may have been exposed to ringworm?

Stop worrying: Ringworm is easily treated. It's usually not even transmitted by touch -- nobody knows how it gets started. Truth be told, I think you're over-concerned about infection -- it's good you want to guard your health, but ringworm is utterly trivial, serious infections of any sort are almost never transmitted by mere touch. Life's hard enough without troubling yourself over this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should you do if you are with someone that has hypothermia? Is it contagious?

What should you do if you are with someone that has hypothermia? Is it contagious?

Not a disease: Hypothermia results from being exposed to cold environments or chill factor situations without adequate protection to prevent loss of body heat. It is imperative to remove the person from that environment (if possible) &/or to take measures to raise the core temperature (heated blankets, heated IV solutions, warm fluids). If u r in the same environment, u r at risk, too. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child has leukemia or not?

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How do you know if your child has leukemia or not?

To see pediatrician: You should bring your child to see your pediatrician and dicuss further with her/him in detail about possibilities. She/he will examine your child and order the necessary initial blood work. If there is anything suspicious then she/he will be able to refer you to see a pediatric hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation/testings i.e. A bone marrow biopsy etc. ...Read more

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Is there any signs when you know you have overdoesed on your inhalers?

Is there any signs when you know you have overdoesed on your inhalers?

Yes: And this is very dangerous! if you are using rescue inhalers more than a few times a day you must contact your dr for next step meds:inhaled steroids and others.This has very profound effects on your survival. ...Read more

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What happens if you have ama do you need to go on immunosuppressive drugs?

What happens if you have ama do you need to go on immunosuppressive drugs?

Did you mean ANA?: If your ANA is positive you may not need any drugs unless you have symptoms consistent with lupus or an additional autoimmune disease. I suggest that you see a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). has anyone ever tried it and if so what were the benefits?

What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). has anyone ever tried it and if so what were the benefits?

40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) is PPI: Used for GERD and other GI conditions involving excessive stomach acid. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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What do schools do if you have anorexia? Like if youve been diagnosed with it, and your parents phone in to tell them?

What do schools do if you have anorexia? Like if youve been diagnosed with it, and your parents phone in to tell them?

Nothing: The school is involved only if the student is suspected of being abused, cannot learn, is disruptive, chronically ill or requires educational accommodations. An eating disorder is the parents responsibility to take care of. Chronic school absenteeism from a serious eating disorder may lead to accommodations for a different learning environment (as while hospitalized). ...Read more

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What should you do if I think someone you know has bulimia?

What should you do if I think someone you know has bulimia?

See below: This is similar to suspecting that someone has a medical problem - they do have a right to their privacy just as you have a right to yours. The specifics of your personal relationship with this other person will determine how your actions will be received. Also, one needs to factor in that for an adolescent the parents are responsible, while an adult makes their own decisions. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think i've been drugged and raped?

What should you do if you think i've been drugged and raped?

Seek assistance: If one believes they have been drugged and raped, the first thing to do is get medical attention - maybe going immediately to an er for a rape kit to be performed. This may help answer the quesiton and important evidence may be gathered. Gathering anything the drug may have been in may also help with the forensics. In terms of trauma, asap speak to a rape crisis counselor or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (Definition)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have two effects: anabolic, or growth-promoting, ...Read more


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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more