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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Can you tell me the typical health promotion initiatives that help reduce the risk of depression?

Can you tell me the typical health promotion initiatives that help reduce the risk of depression?

This looks like a : Class assignment. Here is a site you may check: http://www.Cdc.Gov/workplacehealthpromotion/implementation/topics/depression.Html. ...Read more

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How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?

How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?

Prevention: Have you heard the statement, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? The social worker has the ability to help inform you of healthier health practices that can, if followed, improve your ability to prevent disease. And help you to have a better quality of life. Social workers are a great benifit to many people if only people will listen and apply their reccomendations. ...Read more

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I recently took a total of 2 drug urinalysis for a job promotion and both came back as diluted could my medication of levothyroxine and pravasatin affect the results?

I recently took a total of 2 drug urinalysis for a job promotion and both came back as diluted could my  medication of levothyroxine and pravasatin affect the results?

Urine test: Your urine will be very dilute if you drink large quantities of water/liquid before your test. A diuretic taken just before your test would have similar effects. Neither thyroxine or pravastatin have this effect. ...Read more

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I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for paperwork to be finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct

I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for  paperwork to be  finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct

Massage & stretching: There are various reasons why our backs go into spasm or have a strain and as a Rehab/Sports Med MD I see this commonly and try to determine the cause. That would be your 1st step. Next Physical therapy, core training or pilates, yoga and/or massage can usually be used safely to improve muscle strength and balance. Keep me posted ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

Not sure..: It's just never a good idea to smoke while pregnant. Ever. And because there is no positive effect, why take a chance? Think if you were the fetus. Would you want your mom to smoke while you were trying to grow and survive? And if something were to go wrong with your pregnancy or the baby, why take the chance of living your life wondering if something you did caused it. Just don't do it! ...Read more

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I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?

Seek fertility MD: With a j pouch you are no longer on chemo type drugs. You should wait up to 6 months after stopping certain chemo meds like methotrexate before trying to conceive. Pelvic surgery involved in a j-pouch lowers the odds of having a pregnancy by 5times. There is only a small risk of increase in congenital problems but low birth weight and preterm births can happen more often. Talk to fertility MD. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be eating more of or doing before planning for pregnancy? I am up to date on my health check ups.

Is there anything I should be eating more of or doing before planning for pregnancy?  I am up to date on my health check ups.

Healthy lifestyle: You need to eat a balanced diet with a great variety of fresh vegetables (green leafy, celery, zucchini, green beens, cabbage family, root vegetables, less nightshades; grapefruit and other tropical fruit in the morning for enzymes, goat and sheep dairy, sockeye salmon, containing astaxanthin, sardines, chicken, turkey, some beef, plenty of sping water. Adequate sleep and mild to moderate exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamines to help and increase chances of pregnancy. I am in good health and also my hasbund.We have been trying since 1 year.

What are the best vitamines to help and increase chances of pregnancy. I am in good health and also my hasbund.We have been trying since 1 year.

Improved pregnancy: Vitamins only pay a small role. Multiple factors involve including your physical and mental health condition, exercise, sleep, frequency and timing of your sex. One year of trying is not excessive. A positive and relax attitude may help. Lastly, talk to your family doctor and get a physical exam and sperm count on your spouse to rule out other abnormalities. ...Read more

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I had my 1st abortion on 08/2011 and 2nd on 06/2012. I am considering to abort again. I am concerned about my future pregnancies and overall health.?

I had my 1st abortion on 08/2011 and 2nd on 06/2012. I am considering to abort again. I am concerned about my future pregnancies and overall health.?

Slight problem: If you have more than 3 abortions then there is a small increase in fertility issues and pregnancy issues. However if it isn't the right time for a pregnancy for you then abortion is a reasonable choice. But what you need is a better form of birth control so you don't need to go through all this again. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my 1st abortion on 07/2011 & 2nd on 06/2012. I am considering to abort again. I am worried about its effects on my future pregnancies & health.?

Abortion should not: Be used as birth control, you need to get on reliable birth control ! the more times u have a termination, the more chance you can have a complication, or it can cause problems with your cervix, if u are going to have a 3rd it should be your last as, u need birth control, most women who have 3 do not have a problem but your cervix will need to be monitored more closely when u do decide to keep. ...Read more

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How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy ?

How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy ?

See Obs: Follow your Obs recommendations and directions. Prenatal care will help and is extremely important. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

"Under-nutrition": In pregnancy it's very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Otherwise your baby may not develop normally. Also your own health could suffer because the baby will pull nutrients s/he needs from your body. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more