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On my S Health phone app pulse ox measures 93 repeatedly. Concerning? I'm 60 and female, moderately active.

On my S Health phone app pulse ox measures 93 repeatedly. Concerning? I'm 60 and female, moderately active.

WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS: AS LONG AS YOU AREN'T SYMPTOMATIC, I WOULDN;T WORRY ABOUT IT. IF YOUR SATURATION DROPS WHEN YOU ARE EXERCISING GO TO THE DOCTOR AND HAVE IT CHECKED OUT ON A MORE CALIBRATED DEVICE. NO TREATMENT IS INDICATED FOR OXYGENATIONS ABOVE 92. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are  recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What are the recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are the recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When symptomatic: Generally when it causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, chest pain, decreased exercise tolerance, passing out or near passing out spells. ...Read more

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Can abortions be very bad for the health of women?

Can abortions be very bad for the health of women?

No: Legal abortion is very safe, illegal ones and 'do it yourself' are a disaster. Nothing is without any risk, but a legal abortion is less risky for complication than, say, natural childbirth. ...Read more

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Why women are so much more interested in mens health?

Why women are so much more interested in mens health?

More interest,period: Women take their personal health more seriously than men. My female patients typically read more about medicines i prescribe or a diagnosis i make, than their male counterparts. Women in relationships with men realize that their significant other may be ignoring problems, and frequently show more interest than the male "wit" the problem. ...Read more

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Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Oral Sex: Nope. Not in general. This common sexual practice has no real health concerns outside of the normal concerns for stds. ...Read more

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What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

Difficult question : Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease. No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads. ...Read more

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