Patient discussion about body

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Q. How long does alcohol stay in the body?

Usually we see that people are out of their control for many hours after consuming alcohol. How long does alcohol stay in the body?
AThis is the first time I am coming across this question, thanks for you which made me to research about it. Here I have given what I have read: A number of factors determine how long alcohol will stay in a person’s system including age, sex, weight, body fat, and physical condition. No matter how much alcohol is consumed or what blood alcohol concentration level has been achieved, the liver, which breaks down approximately 95% of all alcohol consumed, requires about one hour metabolizing the alcohol in one standard drink. The remaining 5% passes out via the urine, the breath, and perspiration. One standard drink is defined as a 12 oz. beer, a 4 oz. glass of wine, or a shot (1.5 oz.) of liquor. A person can still be affected by alcohol after it’s “out of the system.” In one study, participants were asked to drink between 10 pm and 2 am and were then tested performing various tasks at 9 am the next morning.

Q. How to Stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body?

Can any one please tell how to stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body
A1Normally treatment of vitiligo may take a long time. So patient should be relax and hopeful to treat this skin condition.
While start any treatment one thing is very important that not be depressed and anxious because this is the factor which can increase in vitiligo.
Take care when go out in afternoon.
Maintain a well balance diet plan which you can easily find by any dermatologist.
There are many treatment options are available for vitiligo as listed at

A2And the most important thing: Vitiligo may be very bothersome, but it may be treated very effectively so consulting a doctor may be essential. Take care!
A3Treating it – the treatment may include local (ointments) and generalized medications, as well as phototherapy (exposing the skin to specific light) and sometimes even surgery.

Avoiding tanning and using sunscreen (in order to decrease the contrast between the diseased and normal skin), as well as make-up may help cosmetically.

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Q. Will dancing help to loose my body weight?

Hi guys, I am planning to reduce my body weight. Will dancing help to loose my body weight?
A1no doubt!
dancing is a great aerobic exercise. it works on so many groups of muscles and on the cardiopulmonary system. and it has another great virtue- it is a sport you enjoy and it's easy to get in a routine of exercises when you go dancing in a group.
A2Hello friend, I got a Latin dance video that is supposed to help you 'tone up' or whatever. Has anyone used this to help? I eat healthy and run after two kids all day, but its just not coming off!!
(I got the video from Wal-Mart, it’s called '10 Min. Solution Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix'). Dancing fast pace ANYTHING CARDIO is the BEST way to lose weight. Cardio is the best exercise because it burns more calories and keeps you active. So if the video is fast paced and like a cardio then yea.

Q. can i catch meningitis from a dead body

hello my friends little girl died of meningitis on 28th december and shortly after she died i went to see her laid out but im worried i might catch it as i have two children myself one is almost 7 and the other is 4 we have had our jabs but im very worried about it
A1a very good question. i would think not. it's not like she has an area of air around her that is contagious. an infection need to pass in a certain way, by body fluids and such. dead bodies do not create bodily fluids and certainly will not infect in a distance.
A2My deepest condolences to you and your friend's family!
If you were in contact with the little girl before she died, call your doctor to see if there was a risk to you. After death, I would think that the chemicals use to embalm would destroy the meningitis. Call your doctor to put your mind at ease. Again, I'm very sorry.

Q. Is there anyone here who has any information about how to treat chronic body odor?

I have had this chronic body odor for over 25 years now in the groin area. I am at the end of my rope. I've seen numerous doctors who do not know very much about this condition. I would appreciate any help anybody can give me!
A1Some people have mal odor because they perspire more, either because of stress, physical activity or because of a condition known as Hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating.Stress is more prevalent today. Eating certain foods can also affect how you smell. If a food is poignant enough, its smell can make it all the way through your body and come out from your pores. Garlic, cumin and curry are believed to have such properties. One of the reasons some men smell more might be because they have higher testosterone levels- testosterone influences apocrine sweat production. Then again, some guys smell badly simply because of poor hygiene. You should try avoiding different foods such as offee, cola, chocolate, and other caffeine aliments contribute to odor because they stimulate apocrine sweat glands. Drinking plenty of fluids keeps eccrine sweat glands active. This dilutes apocrine perspiration, which reduces body odor.
A2It's a bit problematic question to answer, since you say "you tried everything". However, body odor from the groin suggests fungal infection of the skin there - I know it may sound trivial, but have you seen a dermatologist? Was this possible diagnosis evaluated and treated?

Is odor the only problem in this body area? Are there any lesions, changes in color, itching, wounds or anything else there? Do you have excessive sweating there? The prescence of other findings may give a clue to the diagnosis.

Other causes of malodor may be some metabolic diseases, foreign bodies, and intoxications. In addition, have you tried to see the relation between the odor and food?

Usually I don't try to make a diagnosis over the net but rather refers the person to a professional, so that essentialy should be my recommendation in this case too. Anyway, here are some more info about body odor - you may find it interesting:

Q. Any help would be great, I feel as confused as what to go on with my body.

I got married 3 days back and this morning I woke up really hungry, which is unusual for me, so I got a bowl of my favorite granola cereal, and couldn't even eat half of it, and I started to feel like I was going to throw up. How early can you start getting symptoms? This is our first time trying, and it is not normal for me to feel sick to my stomach, and also, I do feel different down, I'm not sure how to describe it, I just don't feel my usual self. Any help would be great, I feel as confused as what to go on with my body. Oh also, I have a bad headache, I never get headaches.
AWhile some women don't experience symptoms for a while, or maybe even not at all, there are some cases where women can start experience morning sickness and such as soon as they conceive. Although I'm sure that it's really rare. It sounds like it's been 3 days since. You may be one of the "lucky" ones to feel symptoms right away. I really hope that could be pregnant. So keep us posted.


ANot really my area, but you can try and ask in the alternative medicine community (

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