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What is a good diet to help me lose a lot of weight, im about 70 lbs above my desired weight.?

What is a good diet to help me lose a lot of weight, im about 70 lbs above my desired weight.?

Cut calories: Count your calories in the food you eat. Don't eat junk food, or overly processed foods, or fast food, and be careful what you eat at any restaurant. Also watch what you drink-soda, alcohol, etc. Exercise regularly. To lose weight you must consume less calories than you use in a day. There are several programs/websites that will help you count your calories. Choose a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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I dont know exactly how to lose weight! My high is 1'70 and my weight is 58 kg! What type of exersises do I have to do?

I dont know exactly how to lose weight! My high is 1'70 and my weight is 58 kg! What type of exersises do I have to do?

Mixed: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more

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What cause black poop? And by what can I define whether it's from food, medication or serious bleeding?! he is 70 years old and never had this problem.

What cause black poop? And by what can I define whether it's from food, medication or serious bleeding?! he is 70 years old and never had this problem.

See below: Iron supplements and bismuth medications can't darken the stool. But in the middle-aged and above, any dark stool needs to be checked by a doctor - the risk of missing cancer is too great, even if also on iron or bismuth. ...Read more

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Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

American Geriatrics: America geriatric society, local departments of aging, local unirversities & hospitals with geriatric programmes & websites like medscape etc. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read more

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I need to work tilll 70. What are the things I can do that most affect how old I look as a woman?

I need to work tilll 70. What are the things I can do that most affect how old I look as a woman?

Nutrition is key: Working for the joy of the work is not as stressful as working because you need the pay to survive. A great summary of "what's aging you" is at: http://bit.Ly/a72atv. Environmental toxins also need to be minimized with antioxidants. I would be happy to discuss this with you. You can contact me through my website at: http://bit.Ly/pakfq2. ...Read more

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70 year old male. Taking lavitra for ed. Works great. When "finished" I have bloating sensation for about 6-8 hours. Feel need to belch but cannot. ?

70 year old male. Taking lavitra for ed. Works great. When "finished" I have bloating sensation for about 6-8 hours. Feel need to belch but cannot. ?

Levitra (vardenafil): This drug, a pd-5 inhibitor relaxes smooth muscle, which is why is increases penile blood flow. But none are completely specific for vascular smooth muscle. It can cause relaxation of the stomach and small intestines. Actually, more people have a relaxed esophageal sphincter, which causes "belching, " with or without water brash! this improves with time. If not, switching to Cialis is worth a try. ...Read more

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What measures can a 70 year old man take to increase the amount of semen when he has intercourse. Currently takes 3-4 tablets of arginine1000 .?

What measures can a 70 year old man take to increase the amount of semen when he has intercourse. Currently takes 3-4 tablets of arginine1000 .?

Nothing that makes: Sense. Semen volume naturally diminishes with age. Reducing frequency of intercourse or ejaculation will increase volume of semen ejaculated each time. ...Read more

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Dr. Stopped taking ins., don't have $ to see them. Almost out of Zoloft (sertraline) 100mgs, had brain zaps before when getting off. How can I ween off safely?

Dr. Stopped taking ins., don't have $ to see them. Almost out of Zoloft (sertraline) 100mgs, had brain zaps before when getting off. How can I ween off safely?

Taper slowly: Zoloft (sertraline) is available in generic form and is inexpensive, so if it is helpful to you, it is unclear why you would need to stop this drug for financial reasons. However, you can avoid withdrawal symptoms by tapering off slowly-- 75mg for a few days (until you adjust to the new lower dose), then 50mg, then 25mg. ...Read more

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I normally have BP of 115/70 and today after Mri went up to 153/108 can this be dangerous? When should I be concerned

I normally have BP of 115/70 and today after Mri went up to 153/108 can this be dangerous?  When should I be concerned

Yes: those type of BP numbers are dangerous, i would see your doctor for this. it would be helpful in your case to have BP from home from a reputable cuff and take it at home between now and your doctor visit so the physician has more than one reading to go on. ...Read more

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I am currently 5'8", 220 lbs, however, this is following a 6 mo period where I gained almost 70 lbs partly from overeating. Would I benefit from a weight loss clinic or should I do something else 1st?

I am currently 5'8", 220 lbs, however, this is following a 6 mo period where I gained almost 70 lbs partly from overeating. Would I benefit from a weight loss clinic or should I do something else 1st?

Diet and exercise: There is a simple formula to losing weight. calories out> calories in. You must improve the quality of food that you eat ( fruits / veggies/ lean meats), limit the quantity of food taken in, and exercise ( start with walking and swimming or walking in a pool, and light muscle training 4 x per week). Avoid weight loss surgery if at all possible. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old 1, 80 CM 70 kg and I am very close to become a pro footballer I have pectum excavatum i don't have very good stamina its becasuseofpe?

I am 18 years old 1, 80 CM  70 kg and I am very close to become a pro footballer I have pectum excavatum i don't have very good stamina its becasuseofpe?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can interfere with lung function, and even heart function, if it is severe enough. You are an elite athlete, so it is possible that even if yours is mild you could be experiencing some limitation due to the level at which you need to perform. You should probably consult with a pulmonologist to determine if pectus is affecting your lung function and go from there. ...Read more

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Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Orthodontic spacers placed 4 days ago. Painful to chew, teeth sensitive, and pain wrapping around to front teeth now. Is this norm? What to do 4 pain?

Call orthodontist: Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. There is ususally some pain after spacers have been placed. Ibuprophen will help with the pain.. Soft diet until you feel better. If the pain is more than you think it should be call your orthodontist and talk with them. ...Read more

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I am feeling very sharp electrical type zaps on the right side of my head. What could be causing these painful brain zaps?

I am feeling very sharp electrical type zaps on the right side of my head. What could be causing these painful brain zaps?

Neuro impulses: Please see a neurologist so that he/she can determine the source of this. "electrical zaps" can be the result of nerves firing (maybe a pinched one) and the neurologist can find out if and which ones and then help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more