Patient discussion about draw

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Q. What about Vitamins? are they any benefits i can draw out of it that would be helpful for an allergy cases?

ANothing that I know about. Vitamins are essential to the normal functions of our body, but supplements of vitamins, aside from states of deficiency, generally haven't been shown to provide any benefit. Anyway, it's only general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to be checked by a professional (e.g. a doctor)

You may read more here:
cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/medweb/medline/vitaminandmineralsupplements.html

Q. I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today.

Iam using my Hubby user name here.I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. I doubt whether I am in a risky state because I read in medical journal that women with certain amount of risk go for second trimester screening and not healthy pregnant women. Is it so? Please clarify?
A1There's something called an integrated sequential screening. You have the NT scan and blood draw in your first trimester, and then go back for an additional blood draw in your second trimester. They then calculate a unified result and present the results in the second trimester. Several other sources mentioned that often a high risk based on the NT scan and the first blood draw will prompt a diagnostic test. Yes, women with low or acceptable risk go on for the second trimester screening.
A2the risk of giving birth to a child with Down's syndrome get's higher with age and if you already had such a birth. there are a lot of other risk factors buit those two are the major ones.

Q. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.

I had many dreams before marriage to be a good husband. Now since I am married, I am not able to convince her that my social drinking is almost nil. But my wife gets very paranoid about whether I will become addicted to alcohol. I have never gone beyond the limit. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.
A1hello,,if your drinking bothers your wife,why not stop?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MRFOOT56
A2Hi friend, ask the following questions to yourself, if the answers are yes, then it’s probably alcoholism: Do you find yourself drinking often? Do you drink for the love of alcohol or for purpose of getting high? Does drinking keep you from doing things you want to do or need to do? Does being drunk interfere with your relationship, life and your job? Try not to drink alone, set limits for your self and know when it is enough. It is permissible to get tipsy once in a blue moon. That's fine. I say always stop at the point where you feel good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2A3EPpIKWQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vf2A3EPpIKWQ_alcohol_abuse_connection?q=alcohol%20drinking&feature=player_embedded
A3Hi friend, ask the following questions to yourself, if the answers are yes, then it’s probably alcoholism: Do you find yourself drinking often? Do you drink for the love of alcohol or for purpose of getting high? Does drinking keep you from doing things you want to do or need to do? Does being drunk interfere with your relationship, life and your job? Try not to drink alone, set limits for your self and know when it is enough. It is permissible to get tipsy once in a blue moon. That's fine. I say always stop at the point where you feel good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2A3EPpIKWQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vf2A3EPpIKWQ_alcohol_abuse_connection?q=alcohol%20drinking&feature=player_embedded
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