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Eat For Days
Anything, generally: Depending on your doctor's preparation, you can often eat a regular diet until the day before your colonoscopy. A light breakfast the day before, and clear liquids all day before your procedure is generally adequate. Remember though, anything you put in your face before your scope, will have to come out with the prep! ...Read more
Why am i losing weight. Used to be 8st now im 6.5st. I have no appitite. Sometimes don't eat for days. Im 29 and 5'2 inch tall.
Med eval now.: I will convert this to pounds since that is how weight is measured in the United States. 91 pounds at five feet and 2 inches is definately underweight. I don't know what period of time you lost the 21 pounds over. Please see your physician soon for a complete medical evaluation. You can't afford to lose more weight. Take care. ...Read more
Nothing special: If you are a regular blood donor, giving at the maximum rate per year, you likely will be some type of iron supplement, especially if you are female. A multi-vitamin with iron is sufficient. Otherwise, nothing special is required. ...Read more
I have a severe phobia of vomit when s/o is sick I freak out nd then I wont eat foor days. Why am I like this nd how can I fix it?
Emetophobia: Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, has been successfully treated with cognitive-behavioral treatment (including education about the origin, graduated exposure to feared situations, interoceptive exposure, and cognitive restructuring). Work through you doctor to find a psychotherapist skilled in cbt. ...Read more
Possibly yes: When there are long periods of food deprivation, your body goes into a panic / starvation mode where it thinks no more is coming. The result is that the metabolism slows and the body starts to store everything it takes in. To maintain a stable weight or to lose, it's best to stoke the fire, keep the metabolism going, eat small meals throughout the day and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Hello. I am getting rhinoplastry next Monday and I saw on my list of things not to eat 10 days before includes garlic... However I completely forgot?
You are tough!!: Bone marrow transplants are so hard on your body. You are clearly an amazingly strong person. Tust in your body's ability to heal, and talk with your medical team about the many options available for nutrition. I wish you the very best, and i hope you have a speedy recovery. ...Read more
When eating, I bite inside my lower lip & it cuts/swells, then painful to eat several days afterward. Happens often. How to treat so it heals quickly?
Don't bite it: The oral mucosa heal quickly. Try to ear more carefully and slowly to avoid future problems. ...Read more
My wisdom teeth are in pain and i haven't been able to eat in days....Now im puking what should I do?
See below: Keep yourself hydrated and see a dentist. ...Read more
I have a lot of broken teeth with wholes haven't been able to eat for days either side no insurance what would ER do? It hurts so bad can't sleep at n
Dentist evaluation: Given your age it is abnormal to have lot of broken teeth unless you have an oral cavity disease - periodontal disease, gingival issues, dental caries. In this case, the ER may only be able to give you some pain medications. It will be more beneficial to see a dentist immediately to establish cause of the breakage. Feel better. ...Read more
Is it ok to eat daily walnut and almond plus to eat 3 days a week canned tuna or u prefer omega-3 pills instead? I have ra
Too much tuna!:
It's fine to eat walnuts ; almonds but authorities advise limiting albacore tuna to 3 days a month (or light/skipjack tuna 2x/wk) due to mercury. If you've been eating albacore 3x/wk you have mercury toxicity- stop now and get tested ; treated! see http://bit.Ly/191f0tm
switch to low-mercury fish like wild salmon or sardines or take a purified fish oil (up to 4 gms/day). Also see my comment:. ...Read more
Throat hurts alot when I swallow or eat. Three days. Now. Ear hurts sometimes too. What could it be ! ?
Yes: See your doctor for an evaluation or go to an er since you are reporting that you are throwing up and bleeding. ...Read more
You feel bad: Sluggish as you have gone into kerosine also slow metabolism. ...Read more
Trust him: As long as the infant is gaining weight along the normal range of his/her growth chart, don't worry about day to day eating habits. You can trust his/her appetite at this age, and it's typical for the appetite to go up & down with growth spurts. Never force a child to eat. If the infant is underweight, see your pediatrician right away. ...Read more
Why do I keep forgetting to eat i just don't get hungry i had to force food down today cuz i didn't eat in 2 days?
Lost appetite: It sounds like you have lost your appetite. Depending on how long this has been going on -- and whether you're recovering from the flu or some other GI illness -- you need to see your physician about this. Many issues can interfere with appetite. Some have to do with depression and anxiety, and others have to do with more physical illnesses. Best to check things out so you get needed help. ...Read more
I'm curious what occurs if i don't eat for two days but still participate in my sports games both days?
It is not ok not to eat for three days simply to lose weight, you should probably change your eating habit, decrease the amount of carbohydrate you consume, do some exercise; avoid soft drinks, avoid sweatened beverages, eat a good breakfast in the morning
, moderate lunch, and light dinner; you would probably eat three times more after starving yourself for three days. ...Read more
Sure!: You should try to have a balanced diet during pregnancy (and outside of pregnancy for that matter). Avoid large, predatory fish (swordfish, shark) because they tend to accumulate methylmercury inside them and that is a toxic substance to the fetal brain. Eating shrimp a couple of times weekly is absolutely fine during pregnancy. ...Read more
What to do if i found out I have HPV 1 and i haven't been able to eat for 5 days, what are your suggedtions?
Try not to worry: Almost all humans catch genital HPV at one time or another, often several times. However, HPV type 1 is rare in the genital area. Regardless of type, most genital HPV infections aren't serious and clear up on their own. If you have had an abnormal pap smear, follow your doctor's advice. Otherwise this is no reason to be so upset you lose your appetite. Discuss it with your doctor! ...Read more
My 14 month old son has a temp and had diareah and won't eat for 3 days now and isn't getting any better i rang nhs line and they said he's fine?
Who said so?: If this was a physician answering after a series of exploratory questions, it may be valid advice. Most children of this age have rotavirus infection, which if managed symptomatically will resolve usually in 4-5 days. If you cannot keep him hydrated, he won't take his favorite snack foods, is irritable or develops and other symptoms, take him to an er in which they have pediatricians on duty. ...Read more
My 3yr old not eating well. She plays all day, sleeps well but don't eat enough. Some days she eat really well but other days not even two times a day?
Don't worry: At this age they 'd rather play than eat, if she plays and sleeps well, that's a sign of good health, she gets enough calories from whatever she eats during the day. You can still be reassured by following her growth curve either at home or at her pediatrician's in the next health maintenance visit, enjoy your child ...Read more
Is it bad if u don't eat for couple days. How many days can ur body go without eating. What can it affect?
Nothing & many days: Adults can fast for a few to several days very easily without any long term consequences. Should be drinking water, though. Old / rough rule of 3's: 3 minutes w/o air, 3 days w/o water, 3 weeks w/o food. ...Read more
How much weight would. A person lose if they didn't eat for 8 days? What damage would it do to a body? Pt is 18.
Varies a lot: "not eating" means different things to different people, so the effects vary a lot. Drinking adequate fluids, especially fluids containing a little bit of sugar and electrolytes, might not leave any damage. Truly having no access to food or water (such as being buried under a building after an earthquake) can be fatal. ...Read more
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