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Are there any rapid safe diets I can go on while in nursing school?

Are there any rapid safe diets I can go on while in nursing school?

Many safe diets: There are many safe long term diets that emphasize low carbs, low fats, higher proteins and vegetables. Rapid safe diets might include medifast or a doctor-monitored low calorie diet. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Im an athlete, but im also in college, i enjoy drinking and eating. Can these thruthfully affect my preformance? Is there a way to combine all three?

Im an athlete, but im also in college, i enjoy drinking and eating. Can these thruthfully affect my preformance? Is there a way to combine all three?

In moderation: Diet is extremely important to over all conditioning and as one gets older becomes even more important. At a college age you can get away with moderate consumption but need to increase your work outs accordingly. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I can take while pregnant and visiting a spa?

What are some safety precautions I can take while pregnant and visiting a spa?

Avoid high heat: Pregnant women should avoid high (over 100 degrees) heat, thus no saunas, or jacuzi's are recommended. Additionally, preclean any equipment you use with an alcohol wipe or hydrogen peroxide before touching them. Do not soak any fingers or toes in chemicals, and certainly don't if the bowls have not been thoroughly cleaned before you use them. ...Read more

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I am 250lbs and 20 and wanna get healthy weight but im in a wheelchair so is there any special foods or exercises yall can recommend or anything?

I am 250lbs and 20 and wanna get healthy weight but im in a wheelchair so is there any special foods or exercises yall can recommend or anything?

GoHFLC+Fiber&DailyWt: Everyone has wt? if eat less than body uses. Carbs (all sugars) are most rapidly converted to & stored as body fat, protein less so in those who can exercise, fats (avoid processed ones) are the least stored as fat. Thus go HFLC+above ground veggies (no corn). Also must wt daily, after up & nude with scale resolution to 0.1 lb & record so that you can see results of each previous days choices. ...Read more

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I take topomax 2x daily to control frequent H/As behind my r. eye but is there any other medicine just as effective, I am going into nursing school?

I take topomax 2x daily to control frequent H/As behind my r. eye but is there any other medicine just as effective, I am going into nursing school?

Why need a change: Unless Topamax (topiramate) is causing intolerable side effects or is ineffective there is no reason to consider change. There are several other medications for headaches. If must change then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Any natural supplements or habits to wean off of Xanax (alprazolam)? Are there any quick exercises that would help me during withdrawals? I work in a fast paced environment. I cannot let weaning off slow me down. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Any natural supplements or habits to wean off of Xanax (alprazolam)? Are there any quick exercises that would help me during withdrawals? I work in a fast paced environment. I cannot let weaning off slow me down. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: I understand your concern about withdrawal from Xanax (alprazolam). I commend you for wanting to overcome Dependence. If you are decreasing the dose by 20%every week, it is likely that you will wean off Xanax (alprazolam) with less discomfort. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. Drink Green tea and plenty of water. Walk in a State or National Park. See a Psychiatrist for Anxiety ...Read more

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What should one take care of while working out when on a religious fast? Are there any regimens or practices that might be beneficial for getting fit?

What should one take care of while working out when on a religious fast? Are there any regimens or practices that might be beneficial for getting fit?

Stay hydrated: Three things I have found helpful include staying well hydrated, not "overdoing it" with the intensity of the workouts, and taking a gentle laxative/stool softener such as pericolace can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Are there any health/safety issues with really long grass - a pal told me you can get some disease and tics?

Are there any health/safety issues with really long grass - a pal told me you can get some disease and tics?

True: With long grasses there will be bugs.. Nature doesn't adapt to us we adapt to her. So wear long pants, boots, long sleeves in long grasses and check for ticks after hiking, playing, etc. Ticks carry disease...So common sense and being prepared...Understanding the environment will help. ...Read more

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Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus is very unhelpful.

Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus  is very unhelpful.

Hmmm...: Short answer is yes: there are low-estrogen oral contraceptives. Not sure you'd want to do that, though. First, the ovarian cysts can only be controlled if ovulation is stopped, and this requires taking estrogen to inhibit pituitary FSH release. Without estrogen the cysts might rage out of control. This estrogen must (I believe) be balanced with progesterone and testosterone, EVEN in PCOS patients ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent my asthma from acting up so frequently while still on my regular medication?

Are there any good ways to prevent my asthma from acting up so frequently while still on my regular medication?

Many ways: Often asthmatics have allergies which can trigger an attack. By reducing your exposure to them you can reduce the number and severity of the attack. Animal dander, dust mites, pollution, pollen and many other things we breathe in daily can be triggers. If you are having frequent attacks you should be on a "controller" inhaler as well as your rescue type. ...Read more

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Are there any teaching hospitals that I can contact anywhere in the United States that will hospitalize me and get to the bottom of why Im losing potassium?

Are there any teaching hospitals that I can contact anywhere in the United States that will hospitalize me and get to the bottom of why Im losing potassium?

NIH: Contact The National Institute of Health ,NIH, in Bethesda Maryland. Your tax dollar has paid for their help. They are the best research facility in the world and have hundreds of different research projects going on all the time. ...Read more

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Please advise some medicine that contain gas formation.. as i am not able to take my full diet... i feel always vomitt while taking food.. this cause serious weekness.. advise some domestic remedies also that can be easily available at our home...

Please advise some medicine that contain  gas formation.. as i am not able to take my full diet... i feel always vomitt while taking food.. this cause serious weekness.. advise some domestic remedies also that can be easily available at our home...

See a doctor: You have a stomach problem and you can not eat as it makes you nauseous when you eat.First thing you need to find out what is causing your symptoms. You did not say if you have any pain and other symptoms.It may be acidity problem, peptic Ulcer Disease,or Gall Bladder disease. You live in India and also have to consider Amebaisis or other parasitic infection. Consult a doctor,diagnosed&treated ...Read more

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Are there any good exercises I can do while i'm waiting to have surgery on my acl?

Are there any good exercises I can do while i'm waiting to have surgery on my acl?

Yes: You can work on upper extremity exercises and also work your unaffected lower extremity with a stationary cycle. For your affected leg, a program of hamstring strengthening will complement the goals of restoring stability to your knee since the hamstrings work synergistically with your ACL to prevent anterior instability. ...Read more

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How do clitoral adhesions occur and how are they treated. Can they be released at home. Is there any dangers in doing so?

How do clitoral adhesions occur and how are they treated. Can they be released at home. Is there any dangers in doing so?

See Pediatrician: A number of babies are born with clitoral adhesion. It is easily treated with a cream prescribed by your pediatrician. If that does not solve the problem, a minor surgical procedure can be done ...Read more

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I know that diet and exercise are great, but are supplements safe to aid in weight losslike the ingredients in hydroxycut?I need a little boost :/

I know that diet and exercise are great, but are supplements safe to aid in weight losslike the ingredients in hydroxycut?I need a little boost :/

No: Forget supplements - they're just ways to part you from your hard earned money. There's no legitimate research that supports any supplements. It's what your mother told you, "you get what you work hard for". ...Read more

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Is there risk to using finesteride for hair loss if my wife and I are planning on having children? I know women are not supposed to handle the drug.

Is there risk to using finesteride for hair loss if my wife and I are planning on having children? I know women are not supposed to handle the drug.

Finasteride: Finasteride is an anti-androgen, anti-testosterone medication. It can cause atrophy of the testicles and reduced testosterone, thus reduced sperm counts. It is not a good idea if you're trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

Lice prevention: Lice infestation can be minimized by wearing the hair tied in a bun or covering the head with a scarf or bandana. Never share combs, hats, brushes or hairclips with others. I have seen shampoos and conditioners with tea tree oil in them, which claim to discourage lice from taking up residence on you. ...Read more

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Is surgery safe and effective for reducing/eliminating bags under my eyes. If so, how do I find/select a doctor in austintx? I have used many OTC products and some resulted in some shrinkage, but others made them more puffy. I am not sure how to categor

Is surgery safe and effective for reducing/eliminating bags under my eyes.  If so, how do I find/select a doctor in austintx? I have used many OTC products and some resulted in some shrinkage, but others made them more puffy.  I am not sure how to categor

Surgery : Surgery to address lower eyelid bags can help quite a bit with the problem you describe. Depending on your age and anatomy there are few ways to treat the problem: 1. Remove some excess lower eyelid fat 2. Reposition some of the fat lower down onto the cheek/tear trough area 3. Improve cheek and lower lid soft tissue volume loss. This can be down using fat grafting or soft tissue fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm i would recommend consulting with a few board certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, or oculoplastic surgeons in your area who have experience in eyelid surgery and volume enhancement. Unfortunately, insurance doesn't cover treatment for lower eyeild bags. ...Read more

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