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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?

Genetics: Christmas disease, or factor ix deficiency is a type of hemophilia, type b. You were born with the genes for it. It is usually not life threatening, but may need treatment prior to surgery. Very rarely, hemophilia is acquired later in life due to an autoimmune problem. No one knows how this happens. ...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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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. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more