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Patient discussion about VMD
Q. What is best for our children? Hi members, I trust you guys and I place my family problem before you all. Is there any one here to help me to settle a long-standing debate between my wife and me concerning the kind of milk our kids (ages 5, 6, 10 and 13) should be drinking. My wife insists that whole milk is best for young children and says that our pediatrician agrees. I have maintained that our kids should be drinking the kind of milk served at their school which is 1 percent or 2 percent low-fat milk. What is best for our children?
Q. What is the best treatment for Fibromyalgia? I have high blood pressure and thyroid trouble. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia quite recently. My mother has it too. My symptoms are leg pain and daytime sleepiness. I am on meds for high blood pressure and thyroid. What is the best treatment for Fibromyalgia? Any help would be great.
I agree with Petula's comment about Vit D. Many of the experts are now saying that there is an epidemic of vit D deficiency. The body apparently uses 5,000-10,000 units of D a day and since we often are not in the sun long enough for the body to make it, we need supplements. Some studies are demonstrating dramatic improvements in folks with chronic pain syndromes, neurological illnesses, glucose control, blood pressure and other cardiovascular benefits, and improved immune function when they have optimal Vit D levels. You can get a Vit D blood level test to see where you are and discuss with your Dr. Many Dr's
Q. what is the best treatment for acne vulgaris
Generally, the widely used treatment for acne that doesn't respond to local treatment is retinoid, which are different forms of Vitamin A. There are several products, and they should require prescription by a doctor. They have side effects, some of them more problematic, and they require the use of contraceptives, but they are very efficient.
You can read more about it here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/acne.html#cat3 and here: http://www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/treatingmoderatesevereacne.html)