• Wierd medical condition?

    That's pretty interesting. Some (very very very few) people have limited control of their autonomic nervous system. Perhaps you are one of those. P.S I'm thinking autonomic because of the apparent ability to make goosebumps at will. AKA the pilomotor reflex
    That's pretty interesting. Some (very very very few) people have limited control of their autonomic nervous system. Perhaps you are one of those. P.S I'm thinking autonomic because of the apparent ability to make goosebumps at will. AKA the pilomotor reflex
    4 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Question about prednisone?

    As others have said, prednisone must be tapered off!! If you just stop taking the drug, you could develop acute Addison's disease.
    As others have said, prednisone must be tapered off!! If you just stop taking the drug, you could develop acute Addison's disease.
    4 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • What is worse cigarettes or weed?

    Best answer: "Whereas THC causes modest short-term bronchodilation, regular marijuana smoking produces a number of long-term pulmonary consequences, including chronic cough and sputum, histopathologic evidence of widespread airway inflammation and injury and immunohistochemical evidence of dysregulated growth of respiratory epithelial cells,... show more
    Best answer: "Whereas THC causes modest short-term bronchodilation, regular marijuana smoking produces a number of long-term pulmonary consequences, including chronic cough and sputum, histopathologic evidence of widespread airway inflammation and injury and immunohistochemical evidence of dysregulated growth of respiratory epithelial cells, that may be precursors to lung cancer." "On the other hand, physiologic, clinical or epidemiologic evidence that marijuana smoking may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or respiratory cancer is limited and inconsistent." "In view of the growing interest in medicinal marijuana, further epidemiologic studies are needed to clarify the true risks of regular marijuana smoking on respiratory health."
    5 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • What type of doctor diagnoses and treats diseases?

    A physician. My college professors were doctors and they certainly didn't treat disease.
    A physician. My college professors were doctors and they certainly didn't treat disease.
    6 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Good field of medicine for me? please help?

    Best answer: 1. Get into medical school 2. Get to 3rd year of medical school 3. Decide which clinical rotations you like the best/wost Or you can try and shadow physicians to get a feel for what their job is like. It's one thing to like the science of, say, immunology. It's quite another to like the profession of rheumatology (the study... show more
    Best answer: 1. Get into medical school 2. Get to 3rd year of medical school 3. Decide which clinical rotations you like the best/wost Or you can try and shadow physicians to get a feel for what their job is like. It's one thing to like the science of, say, immunology. It's quite another to like the profession of rheumatology (the study of immunological disorders).
    2 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Can taking Vyvanse only once cause permanent damage?

    Best answer: I've never heard of vyvanse doing anything like that, but who knows, maybe it uncovered an underlying medical condition that you have. Like you say, family history of migraines. Migraines can be severe enough to cause you to vomit, and certainly to cause you fatigue. Did you tell your Doc that these symptoms started after you took... show more
    Best answer: I've never heard of vyvanse doing anything like that, but who knows, maybe it uncovered an underlying medical condition that you have. Like you say, family history of migraines. Migraines can be severe enough to cause you to vomit, and certainly to cause you fatigue. Did you tell your Doc that these symptoms started after you took vyvanse? This could be important information for him/her.
    1 answer · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Am good enough for a degree in medicine?

    Best answer: Yeah I think you could do just fine in med school. But you are going to have to step it up in college. I had similar grades in high school, but it was more due to a lack of effort. Once I got to college, I studied hard and made good grades. You want to be shooting for mostly straight A's and maybe 1-5 B's over your entire college... show more
    Best answer: Yeah I think you could do just fine in med school. But you are going to have to step it up in college. I had similar grades in high school, but it was more due to a lack of effort. Once I got to college, I studied hard and made good grades. You want to be shooting for mostly straight A's and maybe 1-5 B's over your entire college career. Also, you have to do extracurriculars like volunteer work, leadership positions, and scientific research. But I see you have an A in chemistry, which is a tough subject even in high school. Soooo, I think you can do it!
    3 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Keep getting heartburn since taking the birth control pill ?

    This could actually be something serious. Does this heartburn start with exercise? Does it start after a large meal? Does it start with emotional stress? How long does the heartburn feeling last? What makes it better/worse? Does the heartburn pain radiate anywhere? i.e. can you feel the pain in your jaw/shoulder/arm? I don't want to scare you,... show more
    This could actually be something serious. Does this heartburn start with exercise? Does it start after a large meal? Does it start with emotional stress? How long does the heartburn feeling last? What makes it better/worse? Does the heartburn pain radiate anywhere? i.e. can you feel the pain in your jaw/shoulder/arm? I don't want to scare you, but I think you need to see a doctor about this.
    4 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Can anyone read my lumbar MRI report?

    Different specialties in medicine tend to use slightly different anatomical terms, but I'll do my best here. Facet arthropathy = arthritis of the vertebral column diffuse annular bulge = one of your intervertebral disks is bulging out a bit from your vertebral column. Mild central canal narrowing = This has to do with the spinal cord... show more
    Different specialties in medicine tend to use slightly different anatomical terms, but I'll do my best here. Facet arthropathy = arthritis of the vertebral column diffuse annular bulge = one of your intervertebral disks is bulging out a bit from your vertebral column. Mild central canal narrowing = This has to do with the spinal cord itself, but I'm not sure of the significance of it. Neural foraminal narrowing = narrowing of the space that your spinal nerves pass though (possibly due to the facet arthropathy) Dessication and Dehydration of disk = Basically one of your intervertebral disks is loosing its ability to absorb shock. This can happen just due to old age I'm guessing you have some pretty significant back pain?
    2 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • NEED HELP ASAP REGARDING MRI RESULTS!?

    Best answer: 1. Not sure 2. the tibialis posterior is a deep leg muscle located on the back side (posterior) of you leg. Doc is saying that it is surrounded by fluid...but a physiological amount. Physiological can be interpreted to mean that it is within normal ranges 3. pes planovalgus = flat feet, i.e no arch on the sole of your foot. show more
    Best answer: 1. Not sure 2. the tibialis posterior is a deep leg muscle located on the back side (posterior) of you leg. Doc is saying that it is surrounded by fluid...but a physiological amount. Physiological can be interpreted to mean that it is within normal ranges 3. pes planovalgus = flat feet, i.e no arch on the sole of your foot.
    2 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • When using conventional PCR, is there another way you can detect your products without using the agarose gel?

    Best answer: Polyacrylamide gel might work too.
    Best answer: Polyacrylamide gel might work too.
    1 answer · Infectious Diseases · 6 years ago
  • Why do i keep running out of air?

    Best answer: Definitely see a physician if it persists. There are a wide range of conditions that present with shortness of breath.
    Best answer: Definitely see a physician if it persists. There are a wide range of conditions that present with shortness of breath.
    2 answers · Respiratory Diseases · 6 years ago
  • Why won't my cough go away?

    You need to see a physician. You could have a chronic infection or some other disease process. Regular colds/flu should go away after about 10 days. -DTA
    You need to see a physician. You could have a chronic infection or some other disease process. Regular colds/flu should go away after about 10 days. -DTA
    4 answers · Respiratory Diseases · 6 years ago
  • How much cocaine do you have to do in order to over dose?

    One dose could cause vasospasms in your coronary arteries and give you a heart attack. Admittedly, this is relatively unlikely to happen. But it does happen
    One dose could cause vasospasms in your coronary arteries and give you a heart attack. Admittedly, this is relatively unlikely to happen. But it does happen
    4 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • What is this medicine?

    Best answer: Do you mean acyclovir? Pronounced "A-psych-lo-veer"? If you do, acyclovir is an antiviral drug used mostly in the treatment of various Herpesvirus infections such as: herpes simplex virus (your traditional "herpes" infection), varciella-zoster virus (chicken pox / shingles), epstein-barr virus (mononucleosis, or often... show more
    Best answer: Do you mean acyclovir? Pronounced "A-psych-lo-veer"? If you do, acyclovir is an antiviral drug used mostly in the treatment of various Herpesvirus infections such as: herpes simplex virus (your traditional "herpes" infection), varciella-zoster virus (chicken pox / shingles), epstein-barr virus (mononucleosis, or often just called "Mono"), and others. Otherwise I don't immediately recognize that drug
    2 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Every morning i have 1 multi-vitamin tablet, 1 zinc tablet and 1 cod liver oil tablet?

    If the cod liver oil pill is for omega-3 fatty acids, you probably need to be taking it more than once a day to see any kind of long term effect. You have to take at least 2g a day, every day. It gives you a mild drop in LDL (bad cholesterol)
    If the cod liver oil pill is for omega-3 fatty acids, you probably need to be taking it more than once a day to see any kind of long term effect. You have to take at least 2g a day, every day. It gives you a mild drop in LDL (bad cholesterol)
    3 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • Is adderall 75 mg a big dose for me?

    that is a RIDICULOUSLY high dose of adderall for a 120 pound female. Used to be prescribed adderall, and I couldn't tolerate more than 25mg...and I weigh about 160lbs.
    that is a RIDICULOUSLY high dose of adderall for a 120 pound female. Used to be prescribed adderall, and I couldn't tolerate more than 25mg...and I weigh about 160lbs.
    2 answers · Medicine · 6 years ago
  • What is a home treatment for cellulitis ?

    Best answer: Cellulitis can be a serious condition. You should consult a physician and will likely need antibiotics. If cellulitis is left ignored, it can turn into necrotizing faciitis, which is an extremely life threatening disease.
    Best answer: Cellulitis can be a serious condition. You should consult a physician and will likely need antibiotics. If cellulitis is left ignored, it can turn into necrotizing faciitis, which is an extremely life threatening disease.
    1 answer · Infectious Diseases · 6 years ago
  • Having some issues after using my inhaler?

    Best answer: It could be an allergic reaction to the inhaler medication. Consult a physician as soon as possible. Possibly try some aspirin and see if that helps. -Doctor Team Alpha, over and out
    Best answer: It could be an allergic reaction to the inhaler medication. Consult a physician as soon as possible. Possibly try some aspirin and see if that helps. -Doctor Team Alpha, over and out
    1 answer · Respiratory Diseases · 6 years ago
  • I got bit by a tick? Lyme disease?

    Bulls eye mark is the classic presentation of Lyme disease. You should see a physician ASAP. Delaying treatment can lead to more serious problems, but if you catch it early you will be fine. Did the tick bite you when you were in the Northeast? Lyme disease is endemic in that area
    Bulls eye mark is the classic presentation of Lyme disease. You should see a physician ASAP. Delaying treatment can lead to more serious problems, but if you catch it early you will be fine. Did the tick bite you when you were in the Northeast? Lyme disease is endemic in that area
    3 answers · Infectious Diseases · 6 years ago