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What should I do, about my stomach dr.I went seen him for pain in the upper patty my stomach.He touched my stomach and said nothing webb your just fat?

What should I do, about my stomach dr.I went seen him for pain in the upper patty my stomach.He touched my stomach and said nothing webb your just fat?

Nutrition & exercise: If you're actually fat (check your body mass index (bmi) as a start: www.http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/), whether overweight or obese, nutrition & exercise are key to getting healthy. But that may or may not have anything to do w/pain in upper part of your stomach. Heartburn? Ulcer? Pancreatitis? Gallstones? Go back & ask for more thorough evaluation. Perhaps underactive thyroid is why you've gained. ...Read more

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How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

Fitness: Check out the info on this site: http://exercise.About.Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers.Htm. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Alkaser?: I assume you mean alka seltzer yes you can give your child an alka seltzer. ...Read more

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What happens when a 12yo has a baby?

What happens when a 12yo has a baby?

Multiple issues: The 12yo has > chance of complications in pregnancy including high blood pressure/ kidney injury/seizures/premature delivery and others. She is less likely to finish school, gain useful employment, avoid social & emotional problems of adulthood. Her infant is more likely to end up in the ICU nursery, have a birth defect, have learning pbms as a child and have lower educational attainment in adult. ...Read more

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Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

I would not: recommend it. It is not necessary for a 12 year old and not a well regulated product. Stick with healthy eating and exercise. ...Read more

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How big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

How  big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

Is this being: asked by the same 12 year old boy who asked a couple of hours ago (but now with age removed) ? Please forgive me if this is being asked by an adult who can't spell. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

How to get my 12 year old child to loose some weight?

Several basics: Find an activity that keeps them outside & active and share it with them if it takes it. Remove the tv or computer from their room if there is one. Limit tv+non school computer time to 2hrs/day & have tv off during mealtime. Don't allow eating during tv viewing or computer work. Serve nutritious meals & don't let them skip any. Assure kid has ample time for sleep, preferably 8-9hr/d. ...Read more

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How do I convince my 12 year old son to take a shower?

How do I convince my 12 year old son to take a shower?

Barter: This may be simple or not. Realize you often provide things for the 12 yo that are optional but he considers his birthright. You don't need to take him places, he can walk or not go. Allowance is always optional and may be considered payment for doing what you ask ,including showering.You don't need to sign for him to attend field trips,etc.If this doesn't help, seek counseling. ...Read more

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If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

No: If the child is lifting the weights properly and not over-doing it, then lifting weights can in fact be healthy as a form of exercise. It is very important that he/she knows how to lift with proper form, and how to not lift too heavy a weight given their abilities. Definitely, make sure the child is supervised by an appropriately trained instructor for his/her age. ...Read more

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