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Does Nyquil Slow Down Your Metabolism
When I lay down my coughing gets way worse. I've had NO sleep because of it, I take benzonatate, can I mix with nyquil?
I'm really sick and my throat is closing from being inflamed is it ok to take an aspirin to help the inflammation go down and NyQuil to help my cough?
Try: Warm salt water gargles or some ice chips. I prefer Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. If it is difficult to swallow and your throat appears blocked you should see a doctor to confirm you do not have a peritonsillar abscess. Please see a doctor/urgent care /emergency room physician to rule these entities out. ...Read more
I think I have gastroenteritis. Headache, achy, can't keep food down. I have Advil (ibuprofen) and Nyquil on hand. I read advil (ibuprofen) was a bad idea. What about Nyquil?
No: All the ingredients in nyquil are not what you need for a viral gastroenteritis. Drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest. Let it run its course and your body will fight the infection. Take broths in sips if you have trouble keeping full meals down. tylenol (acetaminophen) may help for ache and headache, ...Read more
Excited to Exercise: Your metabolism is most definitely increased with exercise and remains elevated for hours afterwards. This is why there is such a benefit from regular activity. It keeps your metabolism tuned so you burn energy efficiently. When we don't exercise regularly our metabolism will slow down, further sapping our energy levels. As a result weight gain is inevitable as is muscle loss and weakness. ...Read more
HighlyControversial: Epidemiological studies suggest that those drinking diet soda are more likely to become obese. Whether this is true has yet to be proven. The topic of artificial sweeteners on metabolism and satiety is highly controversial. Some studies say artificial sweetners make rodents more Insulin resistant, others suggest that people gain a better sense of satiety w/them. It'll take years to sort out. ...Read more
Not likely! But...: Clonazepam (klonopin) is classified pharmacologically as a "minor tranquilizer", so think of it as something that turns down the volume on the alarm system of the brain. If by becoming calmer, less tense or anxious, you fidget less or are less active, then you will be burning less calories. To that extent, you could say that there is a secondary effect on metabolism, but you could still exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I undergone hysterectomy last year, is it true that it will slow down your metabolism whuch leads to weight gain?
Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?
It depends: Alcohol has about 8 kcal of energy compared to sugar with about 4kcal of energy. So it could be that a drink with lower alcohol could be considered safer because it had less alcohol and hence prevented unnecessary weight gain or other complications. Alcohol is a sedative so it can be argued it helps slow down metabolism. This is marketing! Lite beer has likely killed a lot of people. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I have lots of stress at my work and I heard about meditation but I also heard that meditation slow down your metabolism. Is it safe?
Safe and beneficial: Meditation is both safe and beneficial to health. Advanced meditators (monks who have been doing this all their lives) are able to use specialized methods that affect metabolism. Http://news. Harvard. Edu/gazette/2002/04.18/09-tummo. Html you can also learn to lower your heart rate and your blood pressure via practices like herbert benson's "relaxation response." these increase your resilience. ...Read more
You can't control it: You have no way of controlling your metabolism. Only food intake and exercise are under your control. So eat more or less depending on your daily needs and exercise more if you need to and you will do fine. ...Read more
OTC Metabolism Slow: There is currently no over the counter medication, or prescription medication, for that matter that will slow down metabolism ...Read more