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Can anesthesia be administered to a patient with diabetes?

My husband is diabetic with an HBA1C of 9. He has to undergo a surgery to remove the pus accumulation around his ankle. The surgery should ideally be done under anesthesia, but...

How long does a dental filling last?

I had a dental filling done about 5 years ago for my cavities. I recently underwent a dental checkup because of my sensitivity issue and the doctor said that the tooth where I...

Can using mouthwash frequently negatively impact the health of my teeth?

I had a recent dentist appointment and he advised me to not use mouthwash more than once a week. Currently, I am using mouthwash about twice a day. Could frequent use of mouthwash...

What is the connection between being overweight and the inability to conceive?

I am 32 years old and I am trying to conceive. The doctor thinks I am not able to conceive because I am overweight. Is there a connection between being overweight and not being...

What is the best way to deal with my menstraul cramps?

About 3 days before my period starts, and till the very end of it, I suffer from extreme cramps. The pain becomes so intense that I am unable to do any kind of work, sometimes...

How can I check the functioning of my kidneys?

I am 40 years old and I have been on diabetes medication for the last 6 years. I am told that diabetes can have an impact on kidneys in the long run. How can I check the functioning...

My ankle hurts even after I walk a mile. What could be the reason for this?

Every time I go walking or running, I end up hurting my ankle. This occurs even when I walk a short distance. What could be the reason for this pain?

I discovered anti-depressant pills in my daughter's cupboard yesterday. How should I confront her on this?

My daughter is 19 years old and yesterday while cleaning her cupboard I discovered some anti-depressant pills. I have no idea why she is taking these medications. Should I confront...

Does my son need to go through some kind of counselling during my divorce proceedings?

I am undergoing a divorce case and my son who was very attached to my husband and is affected from the turmoil at home. I know this is going to further upset him since he's going...

My father has a disc problem. Should we go for physiotherapy or surgery?

My father has been suffering from severe back pain and hip pain. We visited an orthopedic who suggested an MRI scan to be done. The scan revealed a problem with L5-S1. My father...

A glass piece has gone inside my foot and the area has become red. Will a podiatrist be able to help me?

I recently had a fall and though there were no major injuries I think a glass piece has gone inside my foot. First I thought it was only due to the accident impact and didn’t...

Why does my foot feel heavy?

Since last night I am finding a strange heaviness in my foot. It is not hurting but every time I try to walk I feel like I am dragging my feet. Could this be due to some kind...

How can I manage my child’s dental health yet allow him to eat sweets?

My child is 4 years old and like any other child loves chocolates and sweets. I have been seeing advertisements that link sweets and chocolate consumption to cavities. What can...

I had my wisdom tooth removed yesterday. When can I start eating solid food again?

I recently got my wisdom tooth removed. Although there is no pain, there is slight numbness around the treated area. When can I start eating solid foods again?

Are there any side effects of wearing acupuncture slippers for a long time?

I normally have a lot of walking to do during the day. Recently I purchased a pair of acupuncture slippers to get some comfort while walking. I just want to confirm if there...

My 4 year old toddler recently contracted HFMD. What could be the reason?

My 4 year old toddler has recently contracted the HFMD infection. She goes to preschool. I went and checked in the school but as per the school authorities no other child has...

My son is 8 years old and has been detected with a hole in the heart. Is surgery the only option?

My son is 8 years old and through a mild infection, the doctors detected that he has a hole in the heart. The doctors have been reassuring us that a surgery which has a high success...

After my bypass surgery, I am having heavy bleeding during my periods. Could there be a connection?

I am 34 years old and I underwent a bypass surgery about 4 months back. Ever since my surgery, my periods flow has become very heavy. Is there a connection between the two?...

Is a squint surgery safe for a 12 year old?

My daughter is 12 years old and has been squinting since she was born. I recently read about a squint correction surgery. I would like to know if this surgery is safe on a 12...

Is dipping feet in hot water with Epsom salt supposed to help my heel spurs?

I am suffering from severe heel spurs that leave me in a lot of pain, particularly in the mornings and by the end of the day. Should I try dipping my feet in hot water with Epsom...

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