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Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

I'll say no...: Air travel remains one of the safest ways to get around. At the spry age of 60 you should be fine! remember to be mindful of hydration, get up and walk briefly around every hour or two while awake, and don't start your trip already exhausted, as many do. Travel well! ...Read more

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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain

Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain

Not really: Hi, time difference does not affect your periods. But traveling and a lot of stress can affect your hormones. And that can lead to late or early periods ...Read more

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Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Ask a Pilot: Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. ...Read more

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Ear is a bit clogged. Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction. How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?

Ear is a bit clogged.  Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction.  How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?

Clogged ear: It doesn't matter, De wax or de clogg your ears before the flight as change in altitude can cause further pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it healthy for feet and legs to swell after flight?

Can you tell me is it healthy for feet and legs to swell after flight?

Swelling post flight: This is not healthy. Serious complications can occur such a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression stockings are recommended for flights greater than 2~3 hours to prevent feet and leg swelling. It is also recommended to walk around the plane at least every 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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My left ear still feels like clogged after flight. I had flu when I was on the flight.

My left ear still feels like clogged after flight. I had flu when I was on the flight.

Ear Tube Antics: The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. When swallowing or yawning, the tube helps equalize air pressure by opening and closing. When flying at altitude in a pressurized cabin, the normal function of the tube can be altered, especially if inflamed by an illness. Water consumption can help open/close the tube, but avoid blowing the nose too hard; time will fix it! ...Read more

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After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?

Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?

No: You may just need time for the pressure in your ears to equalize. If it bothers you, considering seeing an ENT who can lance your ear drum top relieve it. ...Read more

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What eases bloated ness fast? Thank you

What eases bloated ness fast?  Thank you

Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or swimming can help gass pas through your system. Some people find a warm pad (such as the ones with rice or similar substances) that are placed in the microwave, are helpful when placed on abdomen during symptoms. Best treatment is avoiding triggers. ...Read more

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I feel bloated and sick I've had protected sex?

I feel bloated and sick I've had protected sex?

Need more info: If you are concerned about pregnancy, read the message below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be feeling bloated for weeks?

What could cause me to be feeling bloated for weeks?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Had a colonosapie 5 weeks ago and still have pain and bloated?

Had a colonosapie 5 weeks ago and still have pain and bloated?

Shouldn't be: Shouldn't be pain and bloating from colonoscopy itself. Talk to your MD who did test. ...Read more

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I am feeling bloated. What to do?

I am feeling bloated. What to do?

Bloating.: Bloating as described could be related to gastrointestinal pathology - gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, small intestines. There are many possibilities that can be addressed. Gallstones? Gluten sensitivity? ...Read more

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Why do i feel bloated after sex?

Why do i feel bloated after sex?

Bloating: One of the chemicals associated with sex called prostaglandin is also associated with bowel activity. If you had something like IBS you could have some post coital bloating. Some women with endometriosis sometimes complain of bloating and gas like cramping. Infection would be a possible but less likely issue. Try some gas x or simethicone before having sex (maybe 30-60min before) ...Read more

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Bloated 5 days after taking plan b?

Bloated 5 days after taking plan b?

Plan B: Bloating is not reported side effect of plan b. Plan b can stay in your system 5-6 days. Need to see doctor if bloating becomes bothersome. ...Read more

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I am constantly hungry and bloated?

I am constantly hungry and bloated?

Constant hunger: There are several possibilities. You should call your doctor to ask for an examination and blood tests etc., to determine the diagnosis and give treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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Can stress cause me to feel bloated?

Can stress cause me to feel bloated?

Possibly: "stress" comes in countless shapes and sizes, and can produce all kinds of symptoms. It can also make us eat things that our digestive systems don't like -- such as processed foods, artificial sweeteners, high-gluten items, etc. These things can also result in "bloating." you might talk with your doctor about your symptoms, and about possible food sensitivities as well as "stress.". ...Read more

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Can low iron cause me to be bloated?

Unlikely: Low iron is not associated with bloating, though the two may coexist independently. If you are iron deficient you could take over the counter iron supplements. Take the pills withe meals and if constipation happens take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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Will dairy milk make me feel bloated?

Will dairy milk make me feel bloated?

Possibly: It depends on the make-up of your gut bacteria and the presence of enzymes to break down certain sugars. ...Read more