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Yes: A healthy weight for a woman your height would be around 125 lbs. If you are trying to gain weight and can't, go see your doc. At the least you need your thyroid checked. If you are having palpitations too along with your high blood pressure, it is possible that a pheochromocytoma could be causing those symptoms. This can be ruled out with special urine or blood tests. ...Read more
Talk to your doc: Make sure you are on drugs that are not causing weight gain. A lot of diabetes drug can cause this. See a specialist if needed but i agree with dr. Koch, lifestyle changes is very important. See a dietician and an exercise specialist if you think you need help in this aspect of care. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am getting an ICD in a couple weeks. I was diagnosed with Brugada. I am afraid to sleep, am I being irrational?
Brugada: See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779019/ Discuss with your doctor if taking Quinidine/Isoproteranol while waiting for your ICD has any role. Avoid strenuous exercise. Do not worry. Also see : There are medications to avoid during this period see http://www.brugadadrugs.org/avoid/ Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having infertility issues so i decided to see my doctor. I was diagnosed with pcos. I am scared i will never become pregnant. Any advice?
12 weeks: There are really two types of people when it comes to this. The first is your close family or friends. The people who would love and support you if you had a miscarriage. Tell those folks whenever you want. But in general, wait until after 12 weeks when the risk of miscarriage is lower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi myself ayesha .. I am 22 years old ... I am having irregular periods since 5 years .. Last year i consult with doc so she said me that I have pcod?
Hello doctor , I ve been skinny always . I am 19 and I just weigh 49kgs . I am a vegetarian . I eat more still I am not able to gain weight .
Increase calories: Calculate your total calorie intake. You will need to increase this above your current level to gain weight. You should also look at your protein sources and amount. With a vegetarian diet you will need multiple different protein sources to meet your needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes: You should not be urinating 5 times a night, call your doctor as soon as possible to learn what medical condition is causing your symptoms. In the interem don't drink caffeine or alcohol in the evening and reduce liquids in general in the evening. You really need to find out the source of your distress. Best. ...Read more
Rubella: Get to your OB so they can check your blood antibodies and see if you need to be concerned. It is a simple blood test. In the mean time, take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have a fever, rest and get plenty of fluids. Most people in the usa have been vaccinated to this virus and have immunity or partial immunity. Let me know what happens and my prayers go out to you. I hope i was helpful! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Due datesaid sept 17 2013 had intercouse with one i believe 22dec...&another 27th dec. Who am i pregnant by? My LMP i believ 9, 10, 11of dec
Obgyn my LMP was march 20 i had sex march 28 (precum) & did it again april 4 (came in me) who am i pregnant from or how many weeks would i be 4rm both?
April 4: April 4 is the most likely date. March 38 is only day 9 of your cycle. April 4 is day 15. Assuming you have a 28 to 32 day cycle, that would be most likely , but not guaranteed. You would be about 6 weeks pregnant using march 20 as the first day of your last period. ...Read more
Had stomach problems before the doctor descovered I have IBS but i feel so bad now. Who am i supposed to see about this?
Care coordination : Is key here. Your primary doctor, a gastroenterologist and a psychiatrist could all be useful but coordinating care with all providers is vital. ...Read more
Who am i pregnant by? I keep very good track of my periods, and my cycles are every 25 days. My LMP was jan 23. I had unprotected sex jan 28 & 29 with guy a. And also on feb 2 with guy b. I am pregnant now. My due date is oct 25. I am trying to figure out
The : The most helpful study for figuring out dates of a pregnancy now is usually an ultrasound. An ultrasound will show very accurate dating of the fetus based on the size and development of the baby. That may help answer your question. In addition, after birth, there are now paternity tests that can be sent in to verify the paternity of the pregnancy. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Are you asking if you are allergic to smoke? If you have sensitivity (not really allergy) to smoke, your only option (if the owner won't stop smoking in the home) is to not work there. Even if they are not smoking at the time you are working, second hand smoke is likely around, and third-hand smoke (on the walls, fabrics, floors etc.) has effects.Ask them to not smoke while you are there, at least. ...Read more
I've been smoking since 13 years old 8th grade I'm now 27& around all my freinds who smoke Am I gunna wrinkle like crazy?
Wrinkles: You will age prematurely. Your skin will most likely age 10-15 years ahead of your friends of the same age. I would suggest that you are at a much higher risk for significant cardiovascular and pulmonary disease as well as several forms of cancer that will shorten your life or dramatically diminish your quality and enjoyment of life if you continue to smoke. ...Read more
Been depressed for 8 year. Now sometimes I look in a mirror and dont recognize myself and sometimes for get who I am. I also gained weight recently. ?
Two ideas : Natasha, you must have a good medical and psychological evaluation . You can get better with the right care . Get the book titled " The Upward Spiral " by Alex Kork , PhD . Also consider the Life Enhancement Program by Dr. Tim Hall. ...Read more
Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos? 20 years ago i got a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. I do still like it, but i feel like it no longer expresses who i am. I am also concerned about my tattoo affecting my profession
This : This depends quite a bit on the type of tattoo (the colors, etc). Different tattoo pigments are targeted by different lasers. I would make sure that you go to a reputable, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice prior to proceeding in order to achieve maximal results. I hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise your: physician. Depending of evaluation findings a psychiatric & /or neurological evaluation may be indicated. ...Read more
Self view: I am sorry to hear this. I recomnend you get in touch with a good psychologist. You should not have to feel like this! Furthermore, there is a way to feel better. Be positive and persistent! ...Read more
Hello I want to forget who I am a person to restart my life as a new human with no past only a future and to forget everyone I have ever meet In life.
Forgetting the past: Everyday is a new day and you start anew. I would suggest you contact a therapist /psychiatrist which you can do on Health Tap prime and have a discussion , which you can do on video about your past experiences because unbeknowst to us unless we clarify our experiences they impact on our actions. ...Read more
What can I do to help a colleague, who I am not close to, to help her deal with stress? Because of my history I recognise enough signs to be concerned
Offer to share w/her: your experience. If she says yes tell her what you have been through and what you did to help. Stressed persons may not like to admit that they need help so proceed gently. Perhaps a book has helped you. You can mention that also. Thanks for caring. It's risky but good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
You may be: Most bronchitis is caused by virus, though smoke inhalation or inhalation of other toxic fume may cause bronchitis. Common viruses that cause bronchitis would be parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, rsv, rhinovirus, influenza a ; b virus, and other viruses as well. They are contagious, and virus can be transmitted by droplets that are in the air with an infected person. ...Read more
Caregiving: Being in a caregiver role is very difficult. Even though you love your husband, he may need more care then you can provide by yourself. Only you know how this is for you right now. But it could help to review your situation w/a geriatric care manager. They're trained to assess what's needed & how best to provide it -- http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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