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I need to change my life for the better?

I need to change my life for the better?

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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Could I change my life expectancy?

Could I change my life expectancy?

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

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How do I change my life and turn it around for god?

How do I change my life and turn it around for god?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to change a life? I am empty nester and single

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

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Could losing weight changes your life?

Could losing weight changes your life?

If you are obese or: Overweight it could change your life in positive ways by improving self esteem and health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: change of life?

What is the definition or description of: change of life?

Menoapuse?: Do you mean menoapuse? Change of life is frequently used as a desriptor of menopause. Menopause is defined as the cessation of normal menses and starts one year after the last bleed. ...Read more

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As an abandoned parent I need to know how I can change my life?

As an abandoned parent I need to know how I can change my life?

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

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Change of life menopause; how do you know if you are going through it?

Change of life menopause; how do you know if you are going through it?

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

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Can one's DNA change during life? Does that mean that different cells in my body might currently have mutations from one another?

Can one's DNA change during life? Does that mean that different cells in my body might currently have mutations from one another?

DNA does not change: No. Cells can change; they can get damaged; they can be affected by their environment. But, the underlying DNA does not change or mutate. ...Read more

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How can exercise change my life for the better?

How can exercise change my life for the better?

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

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How will losing ninety pounds change your life?

How will losing ninety pounds change your life?

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

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I want to change my life before baby comes. What do I do first?

I want to change my life before baby comes. What do I do first?

Make that choice: You need to decide what is most important in making you life and health better for the sake of your child.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is women going the change of life grumpy and how can husband deal with this?

Why is women going the change of life grumpy and how can husband deal with this?

Seek 2 answers: First find a good marital therapist to help you and your wife communicate better, and find out how you can help her. Second find a good ob-gyn to see if this is a change of llife issue. ...Read more

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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 31 had a particial hysterictamy 8 yrs ago. Is it possible for me to have early signs of the change of life (menopause)?

Hysterectomy: 31 F Had "partial" hysterectomy" 8 years ago.
Can I b having menopause Sx. Unless they took ovaries as well the answer is no. I would get copy of surgery and path report from them surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Needs exam: Many variables with this, need to exam the eyes to tell you specifics. If wearing glasses and the perscription is highly nearsighted then you eyes will look small. ...Read more

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This may sound ridiculous but need to be sure. There is no life change from external hemarroids? No change in life expectancy?

This may sound ridiculous but need to be sure. There is no life change from external hemarroids? No change in life expectancy?

Nope: They are just a nuisance and literally a pain in the rear. They can become clotted at times which can cause pain. Eat plenty of fiber and keep the stools soft. ...Read more

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What the steps can help me to change my life still or bad habits?

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

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Please help me change my life, I need to lose 30 lbs. Never heavy before?

Please help me change my life, I need to lose 30 lbs. Never heavy before?

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

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Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Some more than other: People with extreme myopia (nearsightedness) may have progressive elongation of the eyeballs. Tight eyelids in youth may cause astigmatism (vertical), which becomes horizontal as the eyelids become loose with age. ...Read more

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How early can you go through the change of life or "mid life crisis"?

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

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Will changes in life cause depression and anxiety even if they're good?

Will changes in life cause depression and anxiety even if they're good?

Not necessarily: Major or frequent changes can be stressful - even if positive. In some cases this could feed anxiety. Don't anticipate this would cause depression but if a person is already depressed it could become overwhelming. ...Read more

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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?

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