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Does anyone have any tips for overcoming jet lag after a 5 hour time difference?

Does anyone have any tips for overcoming jet lag after a 5 hour time difference?

Stay awake: The best strategy is to attempt to convert over to the "new time" by attempting to go to bed at a regular time, based upon the new time zone. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Forster
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Jet Lag (Definition)

A condition in which there is an alteration in a person's circadian rhythm (internal time clock) and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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My living will is 5 pages. How do I travel with it during the day, as a guy? No briefcase. Md's office open only 6 hours a day & no weekends. (?).

My living will is 5 pages. How do I travel with it during the day, as a guy? No briefcase. Md's office open only 6 hours a day & no weekends. (?).

Copy: Although it is best to check your state requirements, copies of a living will are normally also accepted in lieu of the original. You could also request that you md keep a copy in your medical file. ...Read more

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I m not able to sleep a sound sleep. I only sleep 4 to 5 hour with. One or two interval.Is there any medicine which cure my problem without addiction.

I m not able to sleep a sound sleep. I only sleep 4 to 5 hour with. One or two interval.Is there any medicine which cure my problem without addiction.

Yes: Trazodone could be quite helpful. Best wishes. Practice good sleep hygiene, try melatonin, chamomille tea, l- threanine, kava kava or valerian. See one of dr heidi fowler's posts on good sleep hygiene on healthtap. Also, if these do not work, see you doctor about a sleep study. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for someone to see results among there body during a workout or exercising ?

How long does it take for someone to see results among there body during a workout or exercising ?

Depends: It depends on many factors, such as age, gender, current health status and size. Someone who has a history of morbid obesity will see results quicker than someone considered fit. There's no one definition for every person. Can you give more medical history for an estimation? Thanks, hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much sleep is essential for my age with moderate physical activity?Does a nap for an hour after about 1/2hour after lunch add to weight issues?

How much sleep is essential for my age with moderate physical activity?Does a nap for an hour after about 1/2hour after lunch add to weight issues?

At your age: A nap after lunch is unusual. The prescribed sleep time is between 6 and 8 hours. Weight is a function of diet, not sleep but the ? Necessity for a nap suggests that your metabolism is not commensurate with age! ...Read more

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Can jet lag cause a anxiety relapse, how long would it take for anxiety to dissipate after crossing 8 time zones?

Can jet lag cause a anxiety relapse, how long would it take for anxiety to dissipate after crossing 8 time zones?

Yes, it can: Jet leg can definitely cause a flareup of anxiety disorder. Chances are it will last longer if you traveled west than if you traveled east. People traveling that distance west typically report the flareup lasting 3 to 4 weeks whereas those people traveling east typically report flareup lasting only about a week. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for a jetlag (time difference of 9 hours in total)?

How long does it normally take for a jetlag (time difference of 9 hours in total)?

Depends: Jetlag results from the disruption of our body's internal clock. It takes most people a few days to recover, but it depends on how many zones have been crossed and the direction of travel. Eastward travel is more difficult because one's day is shortened whereas westward travel is easier for most because we gain hours. I'll post a link below for additional info and tips on how to manage. Best ...Read more

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I'm a dancer who dances up to 5 hours a day 4-5 days a week. What can I do to maintain a healthy lifestyle in spite of me over-exercising?

I'm a dancer who dances up to 5 hours a day 4-5 days a week. What can I do to maintain a healthy lifestyle in spite of me over-exercising?

Eat healthily: Your exercise is excellent, but dancers get horrible osteoporosis and other complications such as injuries if they also are obsessive about weight gain. Consult a nutritionist about how to avoid this common problem. Learn about things like Alexander technique for preserving your body. And certainly don't smoke! Keep dancing! ...Read more

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How long will ittake for the kareotyping results on a 5 month old baby.its been 10_days now.longer time means any prob with results?

How long will ittake for the kareotyping results on a 5 month old baby.its been 10_days now.longer time means any prob with results?

Karyotyping takes up: to a month for results to return, depending on the lab. The results reveal chromosomal abnormalities. A Chromosomal Microarray reveals deletions or additions in smaller sequences of the genes that are arranged into the chromosomes. For a child with developmental delays, a DNA probe for Fragile X is also done. To detect Down Syndrome or other chromosomal anomaly, a karyotype is sufficient. ...Read more

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Can you have an active/exciting social life during med school or is that too time consuming, i'm afraid i'm going to have no time for anything?

Can you have an active/exciting social life during med school or is that too time consuming, i'm afraid i'm going to have no time for anything?

Make time : A social and active lifestyle is of out most importance during medical school. At least 30-60 minutes a day/5 days a week. The mind cannot grown to its potential if it's host, the body, is not well taken care of. From my personal experience, individuals who maintained a balanced social & active lifestyle during medical school excelled not only during but also after medical school. ...Read more

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Am student in a faculty of medicine , so I should study hard everyday , I have sleep for long hrs , is there any taplets can help me for awaking long ?

Am student in a faculty of medicine , so I should study hard everyday , I have sleep for long hrs , is there any taplets can help me for awaking long ?

Managing Health: Yes, of course there are. But, there are also study habits to learn, sleep hygiene to acquire, and motivation to continue on to gain. One should never take any medications that affect the brain or the psyche without a physician's recommendation and monitoring, even in saudi arabia. Most students have to practice being good at school. Set your alarm, get out of bed, get some exercise and study. ...Read more

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Wondering if anyone has ever used the dance factory for ps2 for a daily exercise routine? How much time per day?

Wondering if anyone has ever used the dance factory for ps2 for a daily exercise routine? How much time per day?

Research shows......: A research study was done on ddr and other dance "games" including dance factory. Unfortunately, even 30 min, non-stop, every day did not show a health benefit after 6 straight week. Exercises like treadmill, bike and elliptical all showed significant benefits in fitness. Sad, but true. ...Read more

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I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

Reality Check: Why are you a very busy guy? It is usually by choice. Insight into why you are very busy, making choices that are necessary vs optional & lifestyle choices are important. The body needs what the body needs and the brain needs rest. 4 hours is not enough for most people. 7-8 hours is optimum. See what happens to low batteries, they run out, die & leak gooey stuff on everything around. Stop it! ...Read more

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20 y/o male in long-distance/long-term relationship with a problem with orgasms. Takes me very long to orgasm, if at all before we stop. Any advice?

20 y/o male in long-distance/long-term relationship with a problem with orgasms. Takes me very long to orgasm, if at all before we stop. Any advice?

Consider?psychologic: Long distance relationships are frequently difficult on both sides. You already realize U have an anxiety disorder which could also be related to your problme, as can pressures of college. Suggest U consider counselling. Your primary family Dr. or College Dr. might be able to direct U for appropriate counseling. Good Luck. ...Read more

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