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Dr. Emanuel O. Quay, M.D.

Internist

Dr. Emanuel Quay is an internist practicing in Hartsville, SC. Dr. Quay specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Quay provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
29 years Experience
Dr. Emmanuel O. Quaye, M.D.
  • Hartsville, SC
  • Emory University School Of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What can I do to prevent amputation?

Numbness and tingling indicates neuropathy. Because it is one-sided, it is more likely to be a nerve compression than diabetic neuropathy, although diabetic neuropathy is not excluded READ MORE
Numbness and tingling indicates neuropathy. Because it is one-sided, it is more likely to be a nerve compression than diabetic neuropathy, although diabetic neuropathy is not excluded as the cause. If you have diabetic neuropathy, the way to prevent an amputation is to make sure blood sugars are controlled. At the minimum, discuss this with your doctor. She or he can help you figure it out.

What is the emergency treatment for hyperglycemia?

What you do when your daughter's blood sugar is high depends on how high it is, and how long it remains high. High blood sugars make one urinate a lot, and can lead to dehydration. READ MORE
What you do when your daughter's blood sugar is high depends on how high it is, and how long it remains high. High blood sugars make one urinate a lot, and can lead to dehydration. The high blood sugars can make one urinate even when they are already dehydrated, so it can be quite dangerous. It's best to call the doctor's office and get their advise based on the reading. If your daughter is also vomiting (which happens quite often), she must go immediately to the ER.

Sore throat in the morning?

Sore throat in the morning that goes away probably indicates that you have reflux at night. You will typically have reflux at night if you go to bed with a full stomach. Try eating READ MORE
Sore throat in the morning that goes away probably indicates that you have reflux at night. You will typically have reflux at night if you go to bed with a full stomach. Try eating your last meal of the day at least three hours before bedtime. That should cut down the reflux. It's a good thing that you don't have heart burn, too.

Can I reverse my liver damage?

It is possible to reverse liver damage from alcohol use. However, your question is not specific enough as to whether or not, and to what extent you have liver damage from drinking. READ MORE
It is possible to reverse liver damage from alcohol use. However, your question is not specific enough as to whether or not, and to what extent you have liver damage from drinking. Short answer: yes, it is possible to reverse liver damage from alcohol.

Can type 2 diabetes be completely reversed?

Yes, Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Can yours be reversed? Possibly yes, but it depends on too many factors that I do not know. I say yes because I know. My practice is dedicated READ MORE
Yes, Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Can yours be reversed? Possibly yes, but it depends on too many factors that I do not know. I say yes because I know. My practice is dedicated to reversing diabetes for my patients.

My son's school isn't taking his nut allergy seriously. How can I make them understand?

Because your son's life could be at stake, you need to help his teacher to recognize the seriousness of the situation. Find information online on what foods contain nuts, which READ MORE
Because your son's life could be at stake, you need to help his teacher to recognize the seriousness of the situation. Find information online on what foods contain nuts, which your son should avoid, and give it to the teacher. Then, if she gives any of such foods to your son, have your lawyer call the school.

Should I consider taking probiotics regularly?

Probiotics are generally good for your digestive health. There are many many good probiotics. It usually depends on some factors what would be good for you. Some integrative and READ MORE
Probiotics are generally good for your digestive health. There are many many good probiotics. It usually depends on some factors what would be good for you. Some integrative and functional medicine doctors "specialize" in probiotics. You could also ask the sales rep at the local health food store.

What are some foods that have vitamin D?

The best sources of Vitamin D are sun light and supplementation.

Is a dairy allergy different from lactose intolerance?

Yes. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. Dairy allergy is usually antibodies to casein, which is milk protein. They are different. This type of allergy is more correctly classified READ MORE
Yes. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. Dairy allergy is usually antibodies to casein, which is milk protein. They are different. This type of allergy is more correctly classified as food sensitivity. It is a type of allergy (delayed hypersensitivity reaction), but not a true allergy. A true allergy occurs rapidly and is an immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Delayed hypersensitivity reactions take days to occur after exposure (like poison ivy/oak). This is quite complex, and you may want to discuss it with your doctor.

Difficulty swallowing

GERD can cause a sore throat, but YES!!! You should see a specialist.

What are the risk factors of celiac disease in children?

Celiac is a genetic disease, so the fact that you have it means your child is at risk. The family (not including hubby) should be tested. It's better to know than to guess. Treatment READ MORE
Celiac is a genetic disease, so the fact that you have it means your child is at risk. The family (not including hubby) should be tested. It's better to know than to guess. Treatment is avoidance of gluten containing foods.