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how can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Fluid and fiber: When u avoid carbs u do not get the type of carb known as "fiber" that is so important 4 soft bowel movements. Fiber holds the water in ur colon and keeps the stool soft. U can increase the fiber in ur diet without increasing carbs by supplementing with psyllium husk or other bulk laxative and then drinking lots of fluid . Take high fiber nuts, broccoli etc for your allowd carbs each day.

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Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
No: The only thing that works for weight loss in the long term is eating less and being more physically active. Making temporary changes and then going back to usual eating habits will result in gaining back the weight you lost. Check out this site to learn about fad diets: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
General care: Lymphedema of the arm is seen following breast procedures (axillary dissection, radiation), and avoiding putting pressure on the arm doesn't prevent the swelling. Avoid scratches, injury of the arm that can result in infection and further damage of the lymphatics. Seek help of a lymphedema trained physical therapist for specific advice.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can the antibiotic i'm taking for a UTI prevent conception?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No: Commonly used antibiotics for UTI don't stop you from getting pregnant. In fact, some women on birth control pills get pregnant when they take antibiotics as antibiotics can affect birth control pill effectiveness.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control.
A 35-year-old male asked:

What can a person do to treat or prevent constant heat rash breakout from(i assume) working all day in the unavoidable heat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be hard to do...: People try to live and work in conditions that their bodies are able to adapt to, but sometimes that is not possible. A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can help prevent and treat recurrent heat rash (miliaria treatment). Keeping the skin surface intact, healthy, and normal is important. That means not rubbing the skin with rough clothes, or getting industrial chemicals on them.

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