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