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No difference with ACE inhibitors but calcium channel blockers reduce hypertension

10mg Ramipril (ACE) has no measurable effect on BP, but 5mg Amlodipine (Ca+) works well. What has me stumped is how this is theoretically possible. Any ideas?
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what are some diseases which require image analysis?

what are some of the diseases which require intense medical image analysis which is often difficult for humans to analyse? for example- searching for a hole or anomaly in some tissue, diagnosing ...
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Urge to clear bowel which later feels not cleared

I feel an urge to clear bowel at morning . But after some time I check and again go to clear bowels and sometime use my finger to put out stools from rectum and then feel bowel is not yet completed . ...
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How is hereditary cancer risk estimated?

Consider the following example: Suppose X is a person whose mother Y died of cancer (breast) after undergoing treatment for 13 years. The doctors had said that Y could have lived 15 years but ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Gabapentin or Oxycodone?

Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Gabapentin or Oxycodone? A friend in her 30's had surgery 2 weeks ago, and so she has been prescribed some medicine to manage her pain. She took ...
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Menstruation cycle [on hold]

the question is about the menstrual cycle in females. The hormone are to arranged in which order??
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Are drugs not approved by the FDA allowed to be prescribed?

There are lots of both prescription and generic drugs that are not approved at all for any reason in the United States. Some of this I have gathered is do to funding and historical reasons they were ...
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Does this Dental X-ray indicate problem with Jaw

Does this X-ray indicate a problem with jaw joints. To be there seems to be some asymmetry, but is this indicative of an issue.
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Does 'Sage Salvia officinalis' help reducing excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperidrosis)?

I read it has anti-hydrotic properties and can be used for preventing and treating excessive sweating, but I cannot find if any research has been conducted that confirms the efficacy.
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Google's CEO claimed “100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining”. Are there some scientific studies supporting this number? [migrated]

I read on https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/26/google-healthcare-data-mining-larry-page (mirror) (published on 2014-06-26): The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates ...
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How does Spironolactone affect fertility with women with PCOS? Does it improve fertility?

If one takes Spironolactone, which lowers androgen levels, for Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), how does it impact fertility in a woman? Fertility issues abound in women who have PCOS, and ...
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Is there a way to measure allergy to tablet/pill ingredients?

It looks like I have some kind of allergy to tablets/pills. It doesn't matter which type I take (I used to take mainly vitamins). If I take some, the result is vary from bearable sickness (for 2 days)...
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Medical conditions that cause extremely youthful appearance into middle age and beyond?

One famous person was the inventor Charles Martin Hall who appeared to be in his 20s while almost 50 -- interestingly, he died at only 51 so his appearance may have not been indicative of overall ...
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What is the main reason for fat in females? [on hold]

This is my first post here. I want to know about fat issues.Does it cause any serious skin problems in female? Can someone help me to figure out the answer for the query. Thank you
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If you have tight muscles will heavy workouts help relax them? [on hold]

Let's say you can somehow work the muscles even with them being stiff. Maybe by having help from someone to help lift a weight but make sure you care the bulk of it. Naturally, this make the muscles ...
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How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an epicondylopathy?

(1) presented some interesting results regarding the effectiveness of diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat subacromial impingement syndromes. How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an ...
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Health insurance in Ontario, Canada [on hold]

I have PR status in Canada, with OHIP coverage. My family is landing in Canada, next january with PR status. Spouse and two babies. Willing to live in Ontario. It takes 90 days for them to receive ...
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How sick are we supposed to be to take sick days? [on hold]

How sick are we supposed to be to take sick days? When we're sick like with the cold or the flu, it's recommended to take days off work to speed up recovery, reduce stress (resting heart rate can ...
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Are there negative health implications from eating only cold food?

Can eating only food that has been re hydrated (cold soaked), and packaged food such as bars and other snacks have a negative effect on ones health that heating would help negate? My gut tells me that ...
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Do blood clots always lead to high blood pressure?

If I have a blood pressure measuring device, and I have a blood cause will this increase or even decrease my blood pressure? I understand this can mean more then blood clotting but if u do have clots ...
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Like “Aconite” is an undetectable “Poison”, which are the fast-acting strong “Sedatives”, which are undetectable? [on hold]

According to the field Medical Sciences, like "Aconite" is an undetectable "Poison", which are the fast-acting strong "Sedatives", which are undetectable?
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Cancer treatment's effect on societal life expectancy [on hold]

How much has the development of cancer treatments contributed to improve improvements in societal life expectancy over the last several decades? Another way to ask my question: if all cancer ...
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I have a sensation kinda like mirror-touch synaesthesia specifcally on the bottom of my foot. Help [closed]

I used to think i had a phobia of stepping on sharp objects, i would wrap my feet if i had to do something like yoga cause having the bottom exposed made me physically uncomforable. more recently ...
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Water with lemon: why empty stomach is so important? [closed]

Everybody knows lemon juice has a plenty of benefits. A popular panacea is to drink warm water and lemon juice on empty stomach [1]. The warm water part is clear: warm to reduce the thermal shock to ...
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Has any recent research been done on using fevers as a cure?

I was just reading about fevers and the work of Julius Wagner-Jauregg, which was instrumental in establishing the usefulness of fevers in fighting off infections (as opposed to just an unpleasant ...
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Is there a medical treatement for cleaning the nasal passages deeply?

Is there a way for cleaning the nasal passages deeply? I am asking about a safe medical treatement that can clean the sinuses deeply until the ears and up to the passages connecting the sinuses with ...
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Is ShockWave Therapy Useful For ED or not?

I read the following in an article from a Facebook page for a clinic in the Lebanon region, and I am trying to know if this choice is good or not?: Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy, or ESWT, is a ...
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What are the most common reasons for tooth pain? [closed]

I was wondering what are the top, most common reasons that cause people to experience tooth pain?
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Is rabies virus infectious outside host?

Can rabies virus remain infectious on environment i.e on soil, grasses, leaves and water? I am just paranoid I may come into contact with rabid animal's saliva without knowing it. So wanted to know ...
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No Agression/Anger after depression?

This question does not relate to personal situations and medical advice that I am seeking for. I know very little about psychology and have suspicions that I'll want to confirm that if it is a ...
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How do the symptoms of viral tonsillitis differ from bacterial tonsillitis

How would a doctor distinguish between viral and bacterial tonsillitis? From what I can tell they have the same symptoms tender throat swollen tonsils painful swallowing fever So how exactly do ...
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How much does it cost to put an implant in? [closed]

I was thinking of getting an implant but wanted to know how much do they cost on average?
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What are the early patterns of myocardial infarction on an ECG? [closed]

I am currently doing some research on myocardial infarctions and I have some questions: What are the early patterns of myocardial infarction on an ECG? For example, anterior MI and Inferior MI as I ...
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Why do I always dumbfounded? [closed]

I don't know the right word for asking this question, I'm planning to have a medical assistant sooner or later, but before that I want to have some ideas of what is happening to me. I always ...
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Is there a name for a phobia of certain textures?

I have a friend with the following undiagnosed condition. If she sees certain textures e.g.: honeycomb, skin with boils, (in a recent film) skin with dozens of teeth stuck into it, she just doesn't ...
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My wisdom tooth hurts, what should I do? [closed]

My wisdom tooth recently started to hurt. The pain comes and goes, so I’m assuming it can’t be all that bad. Can you please let me know what might be causing the pain? I want to hold off going to the ...
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Air flossers vs. water flossers: which cleans teeth better?

I read on https://lifehealthhq.com/airfloss-vs-waterpik/ (mirror): In a study published in 2012 in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, clinicians found that that the WaterPik water flosser reduced ...
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Vitamin D at 6 ng/ml [closed]

I recently tested my Vitamin D levels and my results were 6 ng/ml. I don't get a lot of sun and have an olive skin tone, but I didn't expect the results to be that low. How extreme is that result?
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Should antioxidants such as turmeric, resveratrol, glutathione, etc. be taken at bedtime, and if so, what explains it?

I read on https://thelivingproofinstitute.com/time-day-supplements (mirror): It is best to take antioxidants such as turmeric, resveratrol, glutathione, etc… at bedtime. The reason in the ...
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How often should one have comprehensive heart testing? [closed]

If 18 months ago, one had a full set of heart testing ( like doppler echo, CT scan, and anything else they had at the Houston Medical Center) and no problems were found, how important is it to repeat ...
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Why after 140 years, is the primary surgical treatment for gallstones to still just chop out the gallbladder?

The practice of completely cutting out the gallbladder to "cure" gallstones goes back to 1878 when it was first successfully performed, and which is nearly prehistoric times in medical history and ...
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How do I remove it permanently? [closed]

Every morning, no matter how much I brushed my tongue at night, a thick white coat is still on my tongue. How do I remove it permanently?
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Why did my blood clot fall out of tooth site 2 days after wisdom tooth extraction? [closed]

Its been 3 days today that my bottom first molar was pulled.. theres no pain nothing I'm just wondering is it normal for the top clot to come off I can see deeper in the hole its closed.. I haven't ...
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Eczema and steroids: why do endogenous cortisol and exogenous cortisone/prednisone differ?

Topical steroids are a mainstay treatment for eczema, and severe episodes are sometimes treated with oral steroids. Meanwhile stress is a known trigger for exacerbating eczema. During physiological ...
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Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis - report

Can someone explain the medical terms in this report of ultrasound investigation? Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis Clinical complaint of right hypochondriac region ...
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How are drugs distinguished between approval for pediatric use and not?

I had always assumed pediatric drugs are well safer. After reading which drugs as an example antipsychotics, I am beginning to think my assumption is flawed. How are drugs distinguished between ...
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Postpartum haemorrhages due to partial placenta detachment or tear

If only part of the placenta is delivered after the baby is born and the rest is still attached to the womb, the mother can lose a large amount of blood via postpartum haemorrhage. There is no ...
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Does Nicotine Trigger a Relaxation Response?

If I read this article correctly it indicates nicotine triggers a relaxation response in rabbits. Do we know whether a similar response is triggered in humans? Is this relaxation response the same ...
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Can the premature beat be cured? [closed]

Sorry to bother you doctors🙏🙏. I want to know,whether this kind of heart disease could be cured?And does this affect the life expectancy?Thank you very much.
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patient in traumatic cardiac arrest - trauma centre diversion

QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM I am from Hong Kong and for injured patients who are treated by paramedics and need transport to hospital for treatment they have a trauma diversion guide. This is for patients ...

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