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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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