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Many do: There is a scale of insight in patients with mental illness some have a lot some have virtually none. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can absolutely appeal a claim. Sometimes it has been denited by a clerk who knows very little about health care. With your doctor's help, you may be able to ask for a review, and submit additonal information that might be to your benefit. Keep fighting. It sometimes pays to do so. ...Read more
Yes: There are questionnaires online, such as the mood disorders questionnaire, that can give you an indication that you might be bipolar. See > dbsalliance.Org/pdfs/mdq.Pdf. < if you complete it and the results are suggestive of bipolar disorder, you should see your doctor.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask last doctor(s): State laws require that the information in medical records be kept for a certain number of years (contact the state medical board to find that information). One can contact each doctor and each clinic or hospital he went to in the past, to see if any records information is available. Meanwhile, one should write his medical history from his own memory, the best that he can do, for the next doctor. ...Read more
Numerous: Pregnancy changes the body in multiple ways. In a young indiviual , these changes generally are well adapted to, but can be taxing to some even at that age. An older pregnant woman may be at risk for a lot of things like, chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, to name a few. Although there may be increased complications, a normal pregnancy is still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not sure: Don't know the situation. Possibly lack of compassion. ...Read more
Think it out first!: There is no one right way. Be sure of your position before you say anything to your family. If you can't seem to be clear get professional help from resources you trust. Sometimes saying nothing for a while is best. They may come to you first. That has a better chance for success. Above all choose wisely who you talk to about your dilemma. Those who are immature or intolerant are not good choices. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What should you do if you are supporting someone who cannot give informed consent to medical procedures?
Power of attorney: Or a advanced directive by the patient ...Read more
Hypermetabolic: Critically ill patients are typically hypermetabolic meaning they're requiring large amounts of energy to repair and maintain normal physiologic systems. This energy requires food to replenish or else muscle will be lost to provide energy stores. Even with feeding, many people have a net loss of weight and muscle mass with critical illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more
Overwieght eating: It is a fallacy that overweight people are always hungry. Did you know that if you ate an extra healthy apple (100 calories) just before going to bed every night that you would be one pound heavier in one month, 12 pounds heavier in one year, 60 pounds heavier in five years! it does not take very much to become overweight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some case the: Person is threatening suicide as a cry for help. That should not be ignored. This means that the person needs help. Most people i see who threaten suicide are usually seriously considering it as an option. In their despair they might think that suicide is their only option. If someone tells you that they are suicidal - don't keep it a secret. Work to get that person help (even if you have to call. ...Read more
BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703÷(ht in inches), see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Optimal just below 20 to ~25 bmi range. However, if very muscular, bmi overestimates body fat. The bigger issue, healthwise, is body fat, which is driven by low-fat diet/foods (carb/sugar is rapidly converted to triglyceride fats, by liver ; stored). See nusi.Org, fatchance.Html. ...Read more
Sure: There are no contraindications to lithotripsy with menopause. Menopause is a state that women will be in for many years. It can increase her risk of heart disease but physicians are looking for more detrimental disease processes such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, vascular disease when assessing surgical risk. ...Read more
Possible: Typhoid infection requires a large number of bacteria taken orally from fecally contaminated materials. If you have low stomach acid either from an underlying disease, or you are taking antacids it reduces the number of bacteria necessary to infect you. Also, prior use of antibiotics may open binding sites on the intestinal surface which makes it easier for salmonella typhi to attach. ...Read more
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