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Does blood pressure rise during exercise?

I'm in good shape for a man my age (55), but recently I was screened and told I had high blood pressure. I had been running before the appointment, though. Couldn't this be the...

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

How would I know if I had a UTI? Lately it has been painful when I pee. Can it be caused by STDs? How are UTIs treated?

What's causing my hives?

I've been getting hives along my arms, and they have been so itchy. I'm not really sure why. Do you think these hives could be from a food allergy or something similar?

What causes rectal pain?

For several weeks, I had shooting pains in my rectum. They started one morning and they come and go every day. I had hemorrhoids, but they're gone now. What should I do? Is...

Why would some foods cause stomach aches?

It seems like some foods, especially tomato sauce, gives me stomach aches. The pain from these stomach aches can get really intense, but they usually go away after 5-10 minutes....

Why is there sugar in my urine?

In my urinalysis, the doctor found sugar in my urine, which rose a red flag for her and she's sending me to get a blood test done. Why is sugar in urine a bad thing, and what...

Does B12 help you lose weight?

I'm a 25 year old guy, and my weight has been out of control for as long as I can remember. I heard from a friend that the B12 shot can help you lose weight by keeping your energy...

Why is my hair getting greasy?

I'm a female, aged 32. I never had any skin or hair problems before, but suddenly my hair has gotten so oily and it looks horrible. What can I do about this?

Can swimming pools cause rashes in children?

My 5 year old son visited a public swimming pool yesterday, and today he has a red rash on his face and neck. Is this likely a reaction to the chlorinated water, or something...

What is an over-thecounter pill similar to Tramadol?

Tramadol 50mg is by prescription only, and lately I've been having terrible bouts of chronic pain. Is there anything I can take instead of Tramadol? Like something natural?...

How do you treat head lice?

The school nurse found head lice in my son's hair, and sent him home. I have this special shampoo that's supposed to help, but do I need to do anything else to help him treat...

What is the Dukan diet?

My doctor recently told me I need to lose weight for health reasons. I heard about the Dukan diet, but I'm just wondering, is it safe to go on it?

Sore throat in the morning?

Every morning, I have a sore throat that eventually goes away. I'm not really experiencing any symptoms, however, apart from this and a sore throat. Is this a normal thing to...

Hot flashes after menopause. Normal?

My mother is 70-years-old, and went through menopause when she was 55 years old. However, even though she's in seventies, she's still experiencing hot flashes. Is this normal?...

How should I manage my weight with metabolic syndrome?

I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when I was a teenager, and it's been a few years since then, and I still have issues with managing my weight properly. I've mainly tried...

Daughter is constantly having mood swings. Is this from her period?

I'm a single dad, with a daughter who is 13-years-old. She really recently got her period, and that's a whole other story on its own, but she's been having such an attitude lately...

What should I do if my child refuses to use the toilet?

We're still training my son to use the toilet. He's fine peeing, that's not our issue. It's the pooping that's the issue, and he holds it in and makes himself constipated. We...

Is obesity a direct cause of diabetes?

My family has long history of obesity, and I think that's why most of them suffer from type 2 diabetes. I'm not considered obese yet, nor do I have diabetes. But if I don't take...

Are chest pains always an emergency?

My mom was having chest pains the other day, and I wanted to take her to the hospital but she told me that she was okay and refused to go. It turned out that she was dealing with...

What should I do if I have a pink eye?

So I was washing my face yesterday and I rubbed my eye with a towel. Today it's red in the corner of my eye for some reason. And I'm really concerned about it. Is it pink eye?...

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