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how much sodium are you suppose to have a day?

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Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Sodium intake: The U.S. Food and drug administration recommends that individuals consume no more than 2, 300 milligrams of sodium per day, and that certain groups limit intake to 1, 500 milligrams per day.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
1500 mg: 1500mg is the most common recommended amount for a healthy adult your age. The maximum recommended amount is 2300mg. A healthy adult can do fine on a much lower amount. Your doctor may also recommend a different amount based on age weight, history of diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, etc.

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Is it normal that my baby only feeds twice a day?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: When babies start solid foods they usually will tolerate about 2 feeds a day. The breastmilk or formula is and should be the bulk of their nutrition. I generally recommend changing to a three meal a day routine when they are closer to 9 months.
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Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along you are. Most women feel movment first at 18-20 weeks. From there until about 30 weeks fetal movements may not be regular and you may not feel them every day. After 30 weeks, you should feel your baby move every day. If you are ever worried it is easier and safer to get checked then to stay at home wondering.
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Should I be worried if I feel my baby move less than 10 times a day?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
No: Not necessarily. A lot of times, you are so busy throughout the day that you did not recognize all the baby movement. If this is the case, drink a glass of ice cold water (may stimulate baby a bit more), and lie down in a dark, quiet room. You can now focus on baby movements and should count multiple movements in a 30 minute period. Try to replicate this as best as possible throughout the day.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why is my brain so foggy these days?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Brain fog: Brain fog is a real symptom that can have many causes. Sometimes it is due to illness or hormone fluctuations commonly seen in women in the years before and during menopause. Mood disorders such as depression can cause this symptom. Keep a journal concerning your activities , what you eat and the brain fog days and see if there is a pattern.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet. Can she actually become addicted?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: These problems are termed "process addictions" and it is poosible to become addicted to any activity. Are necessary activities and social interactions suffering? Is she aware? Is she unable to stop? Than she is addicted.

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