A 36-year-old member asked:
i have difficulty walking and i lack upper body strength. i don't have control over my meals. what do you recommend for getting healthy?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Get control: Eating a healthy diet is critical and a bad diet can not be overcome with any degree of exercise. So if you can't get control of your diet, as you say, understand that you need to. An exercise bike or water aerobics are two alternatives for exercise in patients who have difficulty walking.
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Do walkers and jumpers help my baby learn to walk?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: They absolutely do not. In fact, walkers are dangerous and associated with more accidental injuries. The best thing you can do to help your child learn to walk is to give him plenty of floor time, initially tummy time, then scooting/crawling time. This should be in a child-proofed area where you can let him roam free with sturdy furniture to pull up against.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Just not good choice: These products are a waste of your money, especially in pregnancy. Follow your ada diet and especially food choices with a low glycemic index like nonfat/nosugar yogurt and fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes. And stay away from bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and cereal.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ).
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 25, 2020
A 33-year-old member asked:
Is detrol (tolterodine) used for bladder control?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Related to urge problems.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
Can anybody tell me how well the rhythm method works as a birth control?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not very reliable: Using the rhythm method effectively depends upon absolutely regular and predictable cycles (not common) and considerable self-discipline. Since your sexual desire or libido increases when you are most fertile and this is exactly the time you have to avoid with the rhythm method, it tends not to work out well.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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