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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Small things matter!: Stop smoking or don't start. Find work you love. Get exercise frequently, including strength training. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Limit alcoho ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience in Pediatrics
I'd get a "Coach" : This is a tough one to answer in a few words, but i sense from this you have a great soul and are hungry to make some changes in your life--definitely ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sabotage: Others may sabotage your attempts to make healthy lifestyle changes by trying to temp you back into old patterns. For instance, if people offer liquou ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I say : Perhaps there is a miscommunication. If I understand correctly, you're asking about diet and exercises to correct a refractive error. I predict you wi ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes and no: It depends mainly on what type of diabetes.Type 1 dm needs insulin.Type 2 can sometimes be treated way at first, and can improve/"reverse".An A1c leve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes, but...: Yes, drastic diets can result in weight loss but they are usually not the kinds of diets that can be sustained long term so people frequently gain the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Cause?: Gerd can have many causes such as a hiatal hernia, an ulcer, food allergies, medication or supplement side effect, etc. It's important to know the cau ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Cervical dyslasia is caused by the hpv viruses. It can go away without treatment but the chance of that depends on the severity of the dysplasia and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
42 years experience in Bariatrics
It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Any and all: Since you "are what you eat" and you are made of cells that have metabolic activity andy major diet changes will affect cellular metabolism. For examp ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
There is none: You must burn off 3500 calories that you don't ingest to lose one pound. That's the equivalent of waking 35 miles. Weight loss if very difficult, and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in Bariatrics
Lifestyle change: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you are obese or: Overweight it could change your life in positive ways by improving self esteem and health.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. stay upright for a hr or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: fatigue and weakness
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Of course there are lots of mood meds and they don't all work the same, but in general the answer is no. A word of caution, it is wise with most moo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not much: You need to recognize that all acne is manageable with today's scientific rx. If you can't keep it under control with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/d ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lack of exercise: The "diseases of modern times" are largely those of old age -- which more of us are reaching. The key health problem that has become worse and made us ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Increasing HDL: Hdl is your happy cholesterol that protects you from heart disease. It is very hard to increase but Niacin or Niaspan (niacin) can help, exercise, los ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Question unclear: Not sure what you're asking, but if someone gets weight down to a healthier level, there are many hormonal and other benefits. Insulin levels do down, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonate ... Read More

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