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Should I consider taking probiotics regularly?

I heard that probiotics are really good for your digestive health and I would really like to start taking them. How often should I take probiotics? And, what is the best probiotic...

Swollen lymph nodes making it difficult to breath. Will the hospital help me?

I have a big lump on the left side of my neck, the size of a grape fruit. I don't have medicare. It's very uncomfortable. If I go to the emergency room will they help me? I'm...

Difficult swallowing

I am a heavy smoker, have had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and have had difficulty swallowing at times. I also suffer from GERD. Should I see a specialist? My doctor doesn't seem...

Are cardiovascular diseases hereditary?

My family has a history of cardiovascular diseases, and I'm worried that I might have one as well. Am I at risk for a cardiovascular disease if I have a family history with them?...

What are the risk factors of celiac disease in children?

I was diagnosed with celiac disease quite recently, and I just learned that there is a genetic component with the disease. And, I'm worried that my daughter might develop it too....

Is it possible for stress to delay my period?

I've been crazy stressed lately because of the holidays, and I just realized that this month my period was not only late, but also short (like 3-4 days when it usually lasts the...

Should I visit a cardiologist if I have kidney issues?

Is it necessary for a patient with chronic kidney disease to get a check-up from a cardiologist? Are they both related?

Can my family doctor treat anxiety?

My younger brother has been experiencing anxiety attacks in these past couple of weeks. We aren't sure if we should go to our family doctor for his issue, or if we should take...

Can a family practitioner recommend antidepressant medications?

One of my family friends is being treated for depression by her family doctor, who is prescribing her certain antidepressants. Is that okay or would it be better to reach out...

What are the qualifications and training required to become a specialist in family medicine?

I want to become a qualified family practitioner. Currently I have completed my Bachelor’s degree. What are the degree's requirements and how many years would it take to complete...

Why do I have fluid accumulation around my knees?

I have been walking everyday. And I have observed slight swelling around my knees and the doctor says it is due to fluid accumulation. Why do I have this accumulation in my knees?...

Is there any vaccination for swine flu?

There have been a few cases of swine flu in my area. Is there any vaccination that I can give my son to prevent him from getting it?

What can I do for body pain related to a fever?

I am experiencing a lot of body pain with my fever. Is there anything I can do to treat this?

What is the connection between gout and eating non-veg?

I have been diagnosed with gout and my doctor has advised me to stop eating meat. What is the connection?

When is the best time to get a flu shot?

I want to get a flu vaccine to avoid it at all costs. When is the best time to get the flu shot?

I keep getting blockages in my nostrils. Would I need surgery?

I frequently have nasal blockages. They usually settle on their own, but my doctors says that I may need surgery if they keep happening. Would I really need surgery?

What is the best natural medicine for stopping loose motions?

I have been experiencing loose motions, and I'm not sure why and how they're happening so frequently. What is the best medication to take for this?

Is gooseberry juice good for digestion problems?

My friend advised me to start having gooseberry juice everyday to take care of my digestive problems. Is it a safe option?

My son has a small throat polyp. Will he have to under general anesthesia for the surgery?

My 13 year old son was diagnosed with a small, benign polyp in his throat. He will need surgery to have it removed. Does this type of surgery require him to go under general...

My son has a very high white blood cell count. What's next?

A recent blood test showed that my 12 year old son has a very high white blood cell count. What could this mean and what will happen next in order to determine what is happening...

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