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Are there any nutritional needs I should be aware of in pregnancy?

Are there any nutritional needs I should be aware of in pregnancy?

Folic acid: Folic acid is should be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent neurological problems in the developing newborn. A general multivitamin with Folic Acid is recommended. Vitamin d and calcium should be in the multivitamin as well as iron. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What environmental hazards should I be aware of in pregnancy?

What environmental hazards should I be aware of in pregnancy?

Heat, topicals: Probably the most commonly overlooked environmental hazards for pregnant women are heat and topical chemicals. First, heat is radiated from the mom to baby and the baby growing inside doesn't have much of a chance to cool off (babies are typically 2 degrees hotter than mom's temp). Second, our skin absorbs almost anything we rub or spray on it. Pay attention to chemicals you put on your body! ...Read more

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Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Yoga poses: I'd avoid poses that aggregate the knee too much. If the pose hurts, don't do it. It's hard to give too detailed information, i'm not sure exactly what you had done. ...Read more

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Lipomas Is their any natural remedy to reduce Is there any health concern that I should be concerned about ?

Lipomas Is their any natural remedy to reduce Is there any health concern that I should be concerned about ?

No natural remedy: Lipomas are benign. They can grow, cause pain, become unsightly...but a true lipoma is not dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

A positive test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What medical conditions should I be aware of during a drought?

What medical conditions should I be aware of during a drought?

The usual.: Base your clinical assessment on symptoms. You may see more dehydration and malnutrition during this phase, but diagnosis and treatment will remain much the same. ...Read more

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Are there health conditions affecting newborns that I should be aware of?

Are there health conditions affecting newborns that I should be aware of?

Yes: Babies are discharged a lot earlier than they used to be in times past, and now visits typically occur within a few days after discharge from the hospital to catch newborn problems. It's your baby's doctor's duty to check the major areas of concern such as the heart, lungs, etc. You are not expected to know these medical conditions; just be observant and communicate anything that seems abnormal. ...Read more

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What other medical risks increase after menopause? I know my risk of osteoporosis has increased now that i've gone through menopause. Are there any other health problems i need to be concerned about as well? .

What other medical risks increase after menopause? I know my risk of osteoporosis has increased now that i've gone through menopause. Are there any other health problems i need to be concerned about as well?

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That : That is an excellent question. Cardiovascular risks also increase, for stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Of course eating well and keeping weight under control are helpful, but some physicians also advise that their patients take a baby Aspirin a day, which can help prevent stroke and heart problems. Patients with an Aspirin sensitivity, ulcers, or bleeding problems of course can't take aspirin, but most patients can take a baby Aspirin a day with no problem. Be sure your mammogram and colonoscopies are up to date as well. ...Read more

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Are there any materials other than lead I should be mindful of when looking for safe toys?

Are there any materials other than lead I should be mindful of when looking for safe toys?

Yes: Aside from lead, there occasionally are other toxic substances that can be on toys and be harmful if enough substance is swallowed by a child (cadmium is a toxic substance that has been found in some toys). For kids still putting toys in their mouths, it may be safest to buy toys that don't have metal parts or painted surfaces. Be sure toys have no parts that can come off and choke children. ...Read more

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I'm a patient with fibroids according to my obgyn, and surgery is required, are there any tips and knowledge I should be aware of before?

I'm a patient with fibroids according to my obgyn, and surgery is required, are there any tips and knowledge I should be aware of before?

It depends: It depends on how the fibroids will be removed as to what tips and knowledge are imparted. Your surgeon can give you all the details of the surgical approach such as Laparoscopic/Robotic or abdominal. Also will the fibroids only be removed (myomectomy) or the entire uterus. All of the above factors play a critical part in what your surgical experience will be so talk to your surgeon and find out. ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Orlistat: Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks. Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Detox liver frequent: If you are worried about liver cancer - watch for signs of jaundice yellowing of skin. Clean liver frequently at least once a month. Daily supplement with milk thistle, co-quinol, vit b6, n acetyl cysteine all these provide increased energy to liver. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs that I should be taking with having addison's disease?

Is there any herbs that I should be taking with having addison's  disease?

Many useful herbs: Many herbs are beneficial for improving the function of the adrenal glands. Some of the best ones are ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng, eleuthero & cordyceps. Taking these are not a substitute for the pharmaceutical you might need but might help you to eventually recover. It might be best to work with a holistic md or naturopath to help determine which might be best for you. Please see my comment:. ...Read more