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Toning Abdomen: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more
Watch what you eat: A flat "tummy" really stems from optimizing your weight. For most people this means watch what you eat, but even more so, watch "how much you eat". Caloric reduction is the mainstay for consistent weight loss. You need to figure out what your daily caloric intake should be to allow for reasonable weight control. This number will be based on your age, gender, height, weight and activity levels ...Read more
Yes: Many medications can be prescribed on Healthtap: make a video Telemedcine visit. The law does not allow controlled medications narcotics sleeping pills and various medications with high risk of side effects ...Read more
WATER OR SOAP?: Could be several issues like your water in your town is hard meaning filled with minerals causing dryness or your soap is too harsh. Use a milder soap like ivory or aveeno (oatmeal) and consider getting a water softening system. Many soaps that are antibacterials may cause dryness and should be limited in their use just washing the hands. ...Read more
Lothium doesn't: Most people are prescribed lithium to try and level out moderate to severe mood swings so they don't experience the depressed and/or hypomanic/manic eisodes. If you consider the symptoms seen in these cycles (e.g., more talkative, more social, mpre energu, etc.), then you could argie thatlithium does. However, the answer is no. It does not flatten one's personality. ...Read more
Compertmentalize: Break things down into smaller more manageable tasks and work on one thing at a time. Remember, "how do you eat an elephant? "....One bite at a time. ...Read more
Keratosis?: This MAY be a build of a skin protein called keratin. It can entrap a hair follicle and make it more pronounced. You need to see your doc for diagnosis and possible treatment. Here's a link http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/keratosis-pilaris Peace and good health. ...Read more
Spot reducing: Spot reduction does not work, unfortunately the first place gained is the last to go. The answer is calories in vs calories out. Eat less exercise more. ...Read more
Usually diet: Most americans over 40 have some degree of diverticulosis.Inflammation, or diverticulitis, is frequently caused by diet, such as popcorn hulls or peanuts, etc. Sometimes, it just occurs as some stool is trapped in a diverticulum. During acute episodes, I recommend a low residue diet. When resolved, I encourage a moderate to high fibre diet. Most seeds are ok, but I limit peanuts and popcorn. Good luck. ...Read more
NEVER a good idea to smoke while you are taking a non-smoking medication!
There may be inter action between Nicotine and Bupropion however a "floaty almost high"feeling is not described and may be your own anxiety about smoking while you are trying to stop the habit!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck Quitting! Dr Z ...Read more
Find/treat the cause:
Western medicine can treat colitis but offers few cures. It is crucial to find and address the underlying causes. Proctitis can be an autoimmune illness triggered by environmental toxins ; chronic infections. Food sensitivities and stress can aggravate it. Find a good holistic doctor: http://bit. Ly/19pettq
also consider homeopathy and chinese medicine. ...Read more
Fixation: Periodically, when perseverating about an illness or condition, one could coincidentally get it, I suppose, however it's not quite so simple as cause and effect? Perhaps a more useful clinical question here would be why be fixated on an illness? What are you getting out of such fixation? A reputable psychotherapist could help you answer these questions. ...Read more
YES, BUT NOT HEALTHY:
When weight is lost the object is to gain muscle and lose fat. This is not a quick process. If you only lose weight and lose it fast, most likely you are losing muscle mass too.
Pills are not recommended. Eating correctly and exercising is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more
Posterior vitreous detachment and vitreosyneresis.
These are the cause of floaters seen very commonly with aging and liquefaction of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you see a large shower of new floaters, flashing lights, or a shadow on side of vision, contact an ophthalmologist immediately, as this can signal a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more
What type of exercises should I do to get a big butt? How fast would I see results? I have a super flat butt
Lunges: Focus on lunges, squats, and dead lifts. The elliptical and stair climber also targets that area. Gradually add more weight. You can lookup exercises on youtube as demonstrated by a certified personal trainer or speak to one at your local health club. Generally it takes 6-12 months to start seeing changes. Try to exercise 4-5 days/week. ...Read more
I have rosea and iam at the stage where it's getting really dry and starting to flake I guess u say. Is this normal?
I was working out my butt with only one type of excercise my butt got flat how can I make it get back big again please?
Focus on glutes: Squats, are a simple exercise. Another is a standing exercise while keeping body upright and buttocks squeezed tight do repetitive leg extensions straight back behind for a count of 15 -20 then angle somewhat to the side and back and do 15-20 reps. Repeat on opposite side. Now down on all 4s and bring your right leg straight out and pulse upward for 15-20 reps. Switch sides. ...Read more
When I'm lying down flat, my BPM is 60-70. When i' m sitting, it' s 75-85. When im standing, it's 90-100. Is this normal?
What to do if I have a very flat butt. It almost doesn't exist. What are some tips/exercises that could give me a nice butt?
I assure you:
It exists. Try sitting down, if you are able to its there.
Society is too hung up on physical appearance. I would concentrate more on your health and not worry so much about the size or lack of size of your butt.
Sorry, I didn't give you the direct answer you were asking for. ...Read more
What is wrong, every time I lay side ways I have sharp pains on the side. I have to lay flat on my bak in order for it to stop.
How would I know if something was wrong with my vision? I sometimes get black and white dots that do not float but are not perminate.
Entopic phenomena: More than likely, the black and white dots that you are observing are the normal white blood cells coursing through your retinal arteries. These can be well seen by lying still and looking at a well-lit background, like the sky or a light colored ceiling. Little dots that flit about and disappear are actually individual white blood cells moving through your retinal blood vessels. This is normal ...Read more