Doctor insights on:
Change Of Life
We all do: The worst thing you can do is turn inward. You have a duty to learn some new skills (occupational, avocational, interpersonal, even basic time management and organization). Learning to be helpful rather than critical was the most important and helpful skill that improved my life. Choose friends who are happier and better people than you, and learn to do what they do. Good luck. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Introspection: You have made the first step by realizing there are problems with your life. The best next step is to seek advice: trusted friend, counselor, minister or perhaps a psychologist. Then you can learn to make the right choices and get on a better track. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy 12 years ago when 35, now 47, when would I expect to be thinking of any symptoms or a change in life. Thank you?
Hysterectomy: I assume your ovaries were left during the procedure. Generally women go through menopause at the same time as their mother or older sisters. Additionally, some woman never have many symptoms. If you begin to have classic symptoms of hot flushes, vaginal dryness then see your doctor. ...Read more
My b.P reads 90/150. Should I start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?
Change your ways now: If your blood pressure is 150/90 and you have a family history of high blood pressure, you would be smart to control any risk factors which contribute to high blood pressure. For example: get exercise, reduce weight if you are overweight or obese, and minimize your intake of salt. If you are a smoker, that habit's just got to go! All of these measures will help tremendously in the long run. ...Read more
How do I discipline myself to lose weight? I take my weight seriously, but it's hard to start to change my life? How can it be easier for me?
Oh, wow. ..: This is such a common and universal question! The ease and convenience of snack and fast food works against us. The key is incremental, small changes. Focusing on healthy things you like to eat, add those items (apples for snacks?) gradually into your routine; don't focus on taking things you like away...just slowly substitute healthier things. And start moving more. Walking, take the stairs, etc. ...Read more
I have a few doctors I want to thank for their help and support in the past year. What ways do you guys appreciate most? They have changed my life.
Say thanks: Most doctors appreciate a thank you note or a posting of your appreciation on a website or social media ...Read more
Progressive onj has changed my life. Is there any experimental drugs or procedures a person can volunteer for to help stop this nitemare for others?
Not definitive: Unfortunately, the onj (or bronj) is a very painful and dragging condition. There are different theories for explaining what is happening in the jaw bone from surface infection, to metabolic changes, to flipping surface electrical charges in the bone). But nonetheless, no actual, effective, or specific, direct treatment is founmd yet. There are preventive measures available though. .. ...Read more
Serenity starts in: It is not situations that creates happiness. It is our inner serenity. The great thing about human beings are our ability to create what we want and the choices we make - that creates happiness. Visualize what you want and make time for these. ...Read more
How bout a book?: A good book, if you will buy and read it is: "getting the love you need" by harville hendrix. It is an excellent book, I think you may like it. Also, have you tried a support group? If not, I suggest you contact your local nami for a referral. Nami is the national alliance for the mentally ill. Finally, you could have an evaluation to help decide if a medication might be of benefit. Good luck. ...Read more
Periods change: Most women have 4-8 years of menstrual cycle changes before menopause. There can be lighter or heavier bleeding, shorter or longer cycles, skipped periods, or no changes until periods stop. A woman is considered postmenopausal after she has not had a period for 12 months. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. ...Read more
Can one's DNA change during life? Does that mean that different cells in my body might currently have mutations from one another?
BENEFITS OF EXERCISE:
I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic
(1) prevents obesity and controls weight
(2) improves mood
(3) boosts energy
(4) combats health conditions and diseases
(5) improves your sex life
(6) helps you sleep better
(7) is a fun way to spend your time.
I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more
For the better: Assuming this is fat. If you are this much overweight, please consider bariatric surgery. Your tendency to diabetes / metabolic syndrome will be much decreased, improving longevity and overall wellness; you will have more opportunities to find romance and people will respect you more in a world where looks unfairly count a great deal. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 31 had a particial hysterictamy 8 yrs ago. Is it possible for me to have early signs of the change of life (menopause)?
I'm obese. I want to lose weight! But I cannot easily change my life style. What to do? I really want to be fit. Please help..
Obesity: Its not simple but simply put eat less and exercise more ...Read more
I take medications that reduce my desire for sex, though I can orgasm, but I really need the meds; changed my life. Tips for, uh, encouraging desire?
My eyes is very small it looks so small when any one saw me from at least distance. Plz sir tell some usefull suggestion. That really change my life?
This may sound ridiculous but need to be sure. There is no life change from external hemarroids? No change in life expectancy?
Lifestyle change: The first step that you are willing, this is positive. The second step put on papers what your goals are. Second step put time frame to realize your goals, last step you have to start working on them, and it is better and very helpful if you find a supporter that will help you go through this new change that usually is hard. Good luck. ...Read more
Choose Better Health: An important step is to truly decide that you want to lose weight and improve your health. When you say that you "need" to lose weight, perhaps you mean that you "want" to lose weight for yourself and your health. This is an important distinction. If you will do your part and allow yourself to have improved health it will happen (in most cases). It's simple physics! Move around more and enjoy! ...Read more
Depends: If you are referring to menopause, the average age in the U.S. Is 51. Menopuse represents no further egg production from the ovaries and no further menses. Earlier than 40 is premature menopause or premature ovarian failure (pof). Actually, a woman can experience at any age after puberty due to a variety of reasons. Pof requires an evaluation. ...Read more
Why would I start getting my period twice a month? I'm 50, could it have something to do with change in life? I was always mark on with my period?
You may be correct: At your age, there is a good chance that your theory is correct. But, especially if you're not happy about twice the menstrual annoyance, you might want your doctor or obgyn to check it out and be more certain that there is nothing unusual. The diabetes could be combining with the hormonal changes and is worth checking out too. It's probably fine - but worth looking into. Hoping you're fine! ...Read more