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Do You Get Skinnier As You Get Taller
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
You listen to the: Part of you that wants to get better & you get help. If you have a plan that you may act on now then please be seen at the nearest emergency room or call 911 for help. If things are not so imminent then recommend that you involve your family physician. Seeing a psychologist for talking therapy should be at the top of your list. You may need psychiatric medications. Get help now. Take care. ...Read more
Sometimes: The trend for porcelain veneers is toward not preparing teeth. If you have the right case, then you may not need to be numbed. But many cases still need to have some numbing to get great results. If you just want somewhat of an improvement then no -prep can be an option. If you want a perfect, amazing smile, then some preparation is probably necessary. For veneers, see the best cosmetic dentist! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
You cannot: Before you are pregnant you should be tested to see if you have immunity to rubella (german measles), varicella (chicken pox, and also causes shingles) and be immunized for these diseases to reduce the risk of contracting them while pregnant, if non-immune. You should also be immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) as well. ...Read more
See a docotr: This is an inherited condition..So there are many issues involved. ...Read more
I wouldn't take : pills.Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
How old are you?: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller. ...Read more
If you have more: You would not have melanoma from the moles that were removed as long as they are fully resected and non cancerous. You could develop more moles over period of time on different areas of your skin and those "old" moles that have been there could also change and could develop into melanoma.. So, regular follow up with dermatologist would be needed for one who has a lot of moles & history of melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio: Regardless if you are thin you still need to exercise aerobically three to four times a week for health reasons. Many thin people make the mistake of thinking they are healthy simply because they are thin, which can be true or false. Exercise improves brain function, increases energy, lifts your mood and produces overal well being regardless of body size. Best wishes. ...Read more
Maybe never: By age twenty, you usually know whether you're one of the 5% of guys who just won't be able to grow a beard. Many women say the prefer it. You don't see Justin Bieber, Paul Newman, Muhammad Ali, or Larry Bird complaining. Get physically fit and you'll look fantastic regardless of where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more
Avoid San Joaquin: Valley and other areas of the southwest & northern mexico where the mold, coccidioidomycosis immitis is found. The high frequency of cases in central california led to the name "valley fever". C. Immitis is dormant in dry weather & becomes active in the rainy season. So you can probably visit fresno in the summer. Anyone is susceptible. Half the folks living in endemic areas have been infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Building up your: Pecs can increase your band width but it will not increase your cup size. ...Read more
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