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Why Do Doctors Tell You To Discontinue Glucosamine Before Surgery
What happens when you take asprin before surgery? Why do they say not to do this? Will asprin affect an oral surgery?
Bleeding management: Aspirin is a long known blood thinner in addition to being a pain reliever. Before surgery, including oral and dental surgery, it is very important to let your doctors know if you are on an Aspirin regime and for what purpose. If you take Aspirin regularly for general well being, then discontinuing in preparation for surgery will decrease the risk of complications due to bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i need help finding a pain medication to use after surgeries, doctors never know what to use?
ENT/Plastic Surgeon: If you just want to breathe and have no cosmetic concerns, then go to an ent. If you want the outside of the nose changed, then see a facial plastic surgeon. There are websites for both groups to help you find a physician. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many days before getting the lapband surgery should someone stop smoking weed?
Weed?: Weed is illegal and should never be smoked. ...Read more
Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you you are a candidate based on your symptoms and hip xray. People respond differently to pain and physical limitations from hip arthritis. I tell my patients that either the pain or the disability will be severe enough, to them, to ask for the surgery. Not everyone wants surgery, and lives with the symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if i want to have leg vein surgery can you tell me about he procedure i want a honest opinion?
See vascular surgeon: Difficult to give you a complete answer without examination of your legs. Vascular surgeon would be the best person to see and treat you. Have an ultrasound first to examine for vein reflux. Most common therapy is vein ablation through an IV in the vein in the doctors office, followed by possible sclerotherapy or phlebectomies. Results usually great and disccomfort minimal. See vein specialist. ...Read more
Hip replacement : Hip replacement is reserved for patients that have severe arthritis of the hip that non surgical treatments are no longer helpful. These patients with "end stage" arthritis have daily pain that limits their activities of daily living. Some patients require a hip replacement after fracturing their hip in a fall or accident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question..: ..But your premise is shaky. Physicians use evidence based medicine, as a rule. Many "alternative" methods are not peer reviewed, and many prey on the vulnerable. If it were proven that eating peach pits would help cure breast cancer, i'd have my patients eat a bowl for breakfast every day. Stay the course with a board certified oncologist. It's your best approach. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: it is started at a once a day dose, and I recommend it early in the morning. One of the most common side effects are very vivid and sometimes scary dreams/nightmares and these happen more if its taken late in the day. When you start taking it twice daily, which is the maintenance dose, I recommend 6am and 6 pm, not right before bed. Good luck with quitting!! ...Read more
I need to lose alotof weight but i don't know where to begin. What would you recommend? What works best?
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
I have to go to doctors Tuesday I want to talk to them about getting induced , when do you think they will induce me ? Or will it be the same day ?
Depends: If there is a medical indication to induce you or not. CCYou will need to discuss with your OB who knows your whole history.Follow your doctors advice. ...Read more
What to do if i want to know someone elses experience on taking rituxan (rituximab) for rheumatoid arthritis?
Doctors can you tell me why do you need to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before you go into the sun?
Absorption: Its best to apply the produce between 20-60 min before going out to allow for penetration into the skin. The skin does absorb medication as well as products ...Read more
Time.: Most doctors out there are in small group or individual practices, and most are incredibly busy. They don't have the time or the know-how to get a website going. But you're right, it's very helpful to have one! ...Read more
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