The relationship between estrogen levels and heart health makes it particularly important for clinicians to be aware of those patients who might be at risk for cardiovascular disease despite not having other traditional risk factors, according to a presentation Oct. 12 at the North American Menopause Society annual meeting in Atlanta.
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Early Estrogen Loss Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women
RE: Physical Activity Linked to Lower Mortality in Parkinson's Disease
@abhishikta Those who reported vigorous activity three or more times per week or moderate or light activity five or more times per week were considered physically active. Otherwise, they were considered physically inactive. To quantify the total amount of physical activity, researchers calculated the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) minutes per week by summing the frequency, intensity, and duration of activity. They categorized the total amount into quartiles.
Adults May Also Be Experiencing Depression Because of Social Media Use, Study Suggests
The negative emotions stemming from teens' involvement with social media have been grabbing the headlines. But adults may also be experiencing depression because of their use of social media, suggests a new study. Use of social media has been linked to increased anxiety and depression, as well as reduced well-being in adolescents and young adults, but similar associations in older adults have not been well studied, and longitudinal data are lacking, Ron H. Perlis, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues wrote in their paper, which was published in JAMA Network Open. To examine the association between social media use and depressive symptoms in older adults, the researchers reviewed data from 13 waves of an internet survey conducted each month between May 2020 and May 2021. The survey respondents included individuals aged 18 years and older, with a mean age of 56 years. In the study the researchers analyzed responses from 5,395 individuals aged 18 years and older, with a mean age of 56 years. The study participants had minimal or no depressive symptoms at baseline, according to scores on the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9).
A Role for Sitting in Brain Health?
Sitting may not always be bad for the brain and, in fact, may benefit cognition, new research suggests. Although physical activity in seniors is beneficial for overall health, the new study suggests that being sedentary may benefit certain cognitive capacities, as long people are also sufficiently physically active. Investigators found that daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with better fluid abilities, including perceptual speed and reasoning, while more sedentary time was associated with better performance on tests of vocabulary knowledge as well as reasoning.
Why Dermatologists Should Support Artificial Intelligence?
Dermatologists should embrace AI and drive how it is utilized – be the captain of the plane (technology) and the passenger (patient). In 2019, a group of German researchers found that AI can improve accuracy and efficiency of specialists in classifying skin cancer based on dermoscopic images. Current research involves using supervised learning on known outcomes to determine inputs to predict them. In dermatology, think of identifying melanoma from clinical or dermoscopic images or predicting metastasis risk from digitized pathology slides.
Red Eye Is Common, but Can Be Indication of Serious Disease!
The proper management of red eye, a common affliction seen in emergency departments and doctor's offices, involves the separation of common, trivial symptoms from less common, but often serious symptoms. Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is detectable in about one-third of COVID-19 patients, according to a 2020 Chinese study. Eye symptoms usually appear in the first 3 days after a person is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be the first symptoms a patient experiences, and can be mild. For asymptomatic patients and those with mild infection, the risk for transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through tears is minimal but increases significantly for patients who require intensive care. In addition, red eye has become more common during the pandemic because people's screen habits have changed and because masks can cause dry eyes by directing breath upward. Young people are more commonly affected by this, which we did not see very often previously.
Why medicines should not be taken with tea?
It has been said that it is not appropriate to take medicine with tea because for example caffeine in tea kills the effect of sleeping pills. It has also been forbidden to take medicine containing iron for the treatment of anemia and it has been advised not to drink tea for 30-60 minutes after taking ferrous pills.
RE: I have been prescribed tamsulosin for benign prostetic hypertrophy, also I am on cardiovascular treatment. Is there any chance of drug interaction?
@ananda Tamsulosin is a Alpha 1 a receptor blocker which relaxes the internal urethral sphincter. For prostatic outflow symptoms in men. Currently it is considered as a first line drug and improve symptoms in around 70% of patients. It is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypotension and falls. The common side effects are orthostatic hypotension hypersensitivity dizziness and retrograde ejaculation. You should consult your health care provider before any alteration of dose or about information on interaction with other drugs you are being prescribed.
RE: Can I have nonveg during this time of pandemic?
Coronavirus is a respiratory infection which spreads through droplets transmitted in the air. There is no specific connection as to how the novel coronavirus or any virus can stay on chicken, meat or seafood and make it unfit for consumption. The same goes for eggs. Just because the virus originated from a poultry market in Wuhan, China, it doesn't mean you have to give up on non-vegetarian, dairy, or poultry produce. For one, the family of coronaviruses need a host (human) to latch and develop on to and simply cannot grow in food. Hence, it is always suggested that any meat or poultry should undergo a thorough cooking process (minimum of 30 mins) to kill most germs and illness-causing viruses. The same methodology was found to effective in killing the SARS virus, which is similar to the COVID-19
I am deficient of vitamin D, what should I do?
Hello, I am deficient of vitamin D, what should I do? I have no other medical problem. I have done my blood test and came to know that there is vitamin D deficiency. Do I need to see a doctor? Please recommend.
Role of personalized medicine??
Hello, nowadays there is emergence of personalized medicine. What is the role of personalized medicine? How does it help in the field of healthcare? Please elaborate this.
How to get rid of excessive burping?
Hello, my mother is 43 years old. She burps a lot. How to get rid of excessive burping? Sometimes it becomes very embarrassing for our family members. Please give me some suggestions.
RE: Self care to manage vertigo?
@bidhan Depending on what's causing your vertigo, there may be things you can do yourself to help relieve your symptoms. Your GP or the specialist treating you may advise you to:
do simple exercises to correct your symptoms
sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows
get up slowly when getting out of bed and sit on the edge of the bed for a minute or so before standing
avoid bending down to pick up items
avoid extending your neck – for example, while reaching up to a high shelf
move your head carefully and slowly during daily activities
do exercises that trigger your vertigo, so your brain gets used to it and reduces the symptoms (do these only after making sure you won't fall, and have support if needed)
How to get rid of body odor?
Hello, I have a boy friend who is 21 years old. He smells very bad. His smelly armpits are unbearable. How to get rid of body odor? Please provide some inputs.
Intra uterine contraceptive devices- are they safe?
Hello, I am a 25 year old newly wedded women. I was looking at options of contraception and my doctor has suggested me intrauterine device. I am really afraid of using that device. What are the other options that I can use? What are the risks involved with intrauterine device and is it painful? I have come to know from my friend then there are cases of frequent bleeding after using the IUDs.
How to get rid of dandruff?
Hello, my friend is 18 years old. She is having some issues with hair. She has lot of dandruff, dryness in her scalp. It is becoming very embarrassing for her. We are going to college now. So in front of others, it is a sheer prestige issue. Please suggest some methods on how to get rid of dandruff. Preferably I am looking for home remedies that will be helpful in reducing this condition.
RE: Eltroxine consumption side effects?
@abhishikta There are side effects, although they are less common. Those include chest pain or discomfort, decreased urine output, difficult or labored breathing, difficulty with swallowing, dilated neck veins extreme fatigue, fainting, fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse, fever, heat intolerance, hives or welts, skin itching, rash, or redness, irregular breathing irritability, menstrual changes, nausea, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck, sweating
swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat, or tongue, tightness in the chest, tremor.