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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Not sure: There are several causes of "lactation problems" from the lack of prolactin hormone stimulating the milk ducts to inadequate sucking by the child. High anxiety mother's are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get cushing’s syndrome?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get cushing’s syndrome?

Not lifestyle issue: Primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad). It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Let me explain: Hemophilia b is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor ix. Without enough factor ix, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding.Thank you. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get diabetic ulcers?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get diabetic ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers: Despite doing the best you possibly can, you have developed diabetic ulcers. I'm sorry about that. Studies have shown that the symptoms of the underlying vascular and neurological pathologies quite often precede the onset of diabetes. This indicates that diabetes is a disease that progresses at a rate that is independent of our attempt to control diet, weight, and physical condition. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get clostridium (c diff) infection?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get clostridium (c diff) infection?

Unrelated factors: C diff: bacteria that normally lives in many peoples colons. Can be dormant (spores). When "peaceful co-existence" is unbalanced, c diff can overgrow, make toxin, cause watery diarrhea that can become severe; could get worse, even life threatening. Factors include antibiotic (ab) use (even 2mos previously), recent nursing home/ hosp adm, ibd, preg, contact with. Wash hands, no ab unless needed.Rx. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Exposure: Some evidence points to exposure to certain inhaled industrial chemicals, dusts, or metals. Hpv (human papilloma virus) infection is also associated with maxillary sinus cancer. There's good info here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/paranasalsinus/patient. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get blood clots?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get blood clots?

Many factors: There are many causes of blood clots. Anything that slows blood flow in a vein increases risk for blood clots. Common examples are; post surgical (esp. Orthopedic), pregnancy, and delivery by c-section, long plane flights, inactivity, birth control pills, and patients with cancer. There are also certain factors in the blood that can increase your risk. Get tested for thrombophilic risk. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Basilar migraine: What you did is good - but this is never preventative - they just merely reduce the likelihood of developing them. Also if you have them then doing what you did may help. Sometimes no matter how good you are - you still get the symptoms - the body is complicated. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get arthritis?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get arthritis?

Bad luck, bad genes: There is much in life that is out of our control. Genetics and luck do play some role. All we can do is to to improve our chances for achieving what we want out of life. A good diet and exercises still helps in a myriad of other things from mental health to other parts of physiologic health. Flexibility and low impact exercise is helpful with arthritis so keep it up! ...Read more

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Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?

Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?

Skin to skin: Choose an ob, pedi, hospital that are supportive. At delivery, go skin to skin with baby and nurse within the first hour. Have your baby room in and feed your baby whenever he wants it, not by watching the clock. Don't use formula or pacifiers unless medically necessary. On the 2nd day of life most babies eat around the clock. This is normal so your nipples are stimulated, not a sign of hunger. ...Read more

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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

Can be permanent: But i would suggest that you wait a minimum of 4-6 months following cessation of lactation prior to drawing any final conclusions'. Large differences during engorgement may be less noticeable when the swelling resolves and involution is complete. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

Lactation problems: Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as yeast infection on nipple. ...Read more

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What what kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

What what kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

Lactation specialist: Lactation specialists are usually nurses that have experience in helping mother with their nursing issues. You can get referral from the nursery nurses, or look them up in the internet for one near you. There is a volunteer organization called "la leche league" that also helps nursing mothers all over the world. ...Read more

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Should i avoid smoking the night before a wisdom tooth surgery?

Should i avoid smoking the night before a wisdom tooth surgery?

Yes: Actually you should avoid smoking forever. Smoking will lower your immune response and make it harder for the extraction site to heal i'm not going to mention what this is doing to the rest of your body. ...Read more

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About to have routine eye exam. Should i avoid smoking pot the morning before the exam? Will it hide glaucoma? Dr Zimon please do not answer this Q!

About to have routine eye exam. Should i avoid smoking pot the morning before the exam? Will it hide glaucoma? Dr Zimon please do not answer this Q!

Unlikely effect: Only about 30% of those who smoke pot will have a lowering of eye pressure. At your age, glaucoma is very uncommon. There are other clues to glaucoma aside from eye pressure and if your pressure were to be too high in between the puffs of pot, then these would add information. To be safe, you should avoid the pot but if you must smoke, then it probably will not affect the results. ...Read more

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How long will i need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know i really need this done, but i’m not sure i can survive it without smoking.

How long will i need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know i really need this done, but i’m not sure i can survive it without smoking.

Seek help: Dr. Malerman is right, but you can get help. Try a patch since the action of "smoking" an e-cigarette will cause problems too. Also try this breathing exercise frequently. A big, deep nasal inhale. Hold it, then exhale through lips like you are smoking. Combined, the patch will provide nicotine ;a the breathing will deal with the habit and actually be good for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can avoid smoking?

How can avoid smoking?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to one's doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful smoking cessation methods, medications, and programs, all of which may help a tobacco user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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What are ways to avoid smoking?

What are ways to avoid smoking?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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What are the best pills to avoid smoking?

What are the best pills to avoid smoking?

Smoking is: Largeley an addiction to nicotine, so nicotine gradual reduction in the form of patches or gum helps. Chantix is a pill that help quit in about half of those that use it. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is another psychoactive drug that works in some. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...Read more