A 32-year-old female asked:
what is the best way to lose weight while on cortef (hydrocortisone)? i've gained 60 lbs since starting it. thank you.
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Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Very hard: This is a steroid used to calm/quiet/restore damaged/inflammed areas. Unfortunately, it goes throughout the body and often leads to "enhanced caloric accumulation" (=fat!).Need to try to maintain as much activity in your day as able to tolerate safely--walking, bike (stationary or outside), swim, etc.). Monitor portion size and limit high-calorie foods.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?
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Specializes in Gynecology
YES: Urge incontinence or oab can be aggravated by certain foods. Following a "bladder diet" can improve bladder function. Common irritants are: carbonation, citris or other acidic foods.
The bladder sits in the lower abdomen & is absolutely affected by excess pressure from obesity. Obese women who lose even a modest amount of weight (10-15 pounds) can enjoy marked improvement in bladder function.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What are the best way to prevent lung infection in my child at day care?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Good immunity: Smoking children susceptible to lung diseases. Most of the uri's are airborn, chidren should train to cover mouth and nose while coughing/ snezing, wash hands properly, dispose of contaminated tissues/ towels.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the best wound care for a necrotic diabetic foot ulcer?
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Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
IUD: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia. There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family.
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I've been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I'm going to have my gallbladder removed. Can this condition cause weight gain? If so, why?
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General Surgery 24 years experience
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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