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This is unusual: I am going to take a stab at what you mean. Horace fletcher, a traveling speaker in the early 1900s advocated chewing your food 20 to 30 times before you swallow it, in order to thoroughly pulverize it and mix enzymes for pre-digestion to create a healthy quality of food for the digestive tract. Most americans under chew by 70%. 5 to 10 swipes and swallow with poor digestion following. Count! ...Read more
Change Is Possible: If one's habits lead to unwanted behaviors, the best way to handle this is to replace the "bad" habit with a "good" habit. Closely watch your behavior and reward yourself when you successfully demonstrate the desired behavior. If you make a mistake and see the negative behavior, ignore it and move on. Do not reward the negative behavior by making a big deal over it. Good luck - change is possible. ...Read more
Discipline: The question is really why you think its a "bad habit?" because it replaces a real relationship? Then, a therapist may be a big help here. Ejaculation is a perfectly normal biological process and may be hard to stop. Learning how to transfer that natural sex drive to another partner can be very satisfying and rewarding in life. ...Read more
Teeth clenching: This is usually involuntary and often done during sleep when it can do a lot of damage to the teeth and jaw. The solution is a professionally fabricated night guard appliance which prevents clenching and grinding. If you find yourself doing it during the day, you need to become aware of things that are causing you to be stress and clench and try and avoid those situations. ...Read more
Build up willpower: Gum chewing can be a hard habit to quit, because a person is so used to having something in her mouth that she might start eating things. Maybe stopping abruptly and then rewarding oneself with something not related to gum or candy, every 3 days or so, can work. Perhaps one can keep a large bottle of water handy, and take a sip every time she feels the need for something in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi am 27 years old.I ve no bad habits like smoking and drinking.But I have a bad habit i.E i masturbate alot.Will it cause any problem.How can stop it?
Big question: And it all depends on what exactly the habits are and whether they are in any way dangerous to you or baby. The fact that you are worried about them means that you probably should speak to someone, just to get another person's opinion about whether they are indeed bad and what you might be able to do about them. This could be a parent, an older friend, or a counselor or therapist of some kind. ...Read more
Possibilities: Peripheral neuropathy which caused abnormal peripheral sensation could be a cause. If it is cramping, there could be a potassium deficiency. Is there any back conditions present. This can cause pain in feet/legs in bed. There are other possibilities. See a physician to further evaluate. ...Read more
I grind my teeth sooo bad that I've woken myself up hearing it grind! I went n bought a mouth guard its so bad. Whats making me grind my teeth so bad?
Could be Stress: Also known as bruxism, clenching or grinding ones teeth is something that most people do from time to time. When it becomes a frequent problem as you describe the danger is that you will harm your teeth, fracturing them or grinding them down, it can also cause jaw problems, TMJ and in some cases hearing loss.The issue may be stress. Talk to your dentist and doc and find the best solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: A hookah, also known as a waterpipe, narghile, arghila, qaly?n, or shisha (which refers specifically to egyptian hookahs) is a single- or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha in which the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. How bad it is depends upon what you are smoking. ...Read more
Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth
There : There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth. These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have horrible taste in mouth, but not bad breath? I constantly have bad taste , brush teeth ,tounge,floss constantly.
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the sugar habit to minimize further decay (note--i didn't say "eliminate" decay). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your physician if these options don't help. ...Read more
Bacteria: Just remember that there are around 400 million bacteria in the mouth and picking your gums may cause trauma allowing them to invade the opened tissue, not counting what can be inside the finger nails. I hope that habit ended just right now. To your health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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