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Doctor insights on: Health Promotion And Pregnancy

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read more

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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Most definitely: Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy. The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies. ...Read more

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Does early puberty change your mind about the health benefits of soya products?

Does early puberty change your mind about the health benefits of soya products?

No: Most of the bad press that we read about soy is due to the genetically modified version of soy. Most soy in the us is genetically modified. If we look at countries where soy is consumed in abundanced, we don't see the negative health issues as we see in the us. Soy is a phytoestrogen, that's true, but the receptors that are infuenced by soy are actually non-stimulating. ...Read more

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Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Exercise/diet: Any form of exercise that is consistently part of your daily lifestyle along with a healthy balance diet should appeal to your sexual health. ...Read more

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How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?

How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?

Evaluate & Monitor: The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease. Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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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

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Are naps good for your mental health?

Are naps good for your mental health?

Naps: Some cultures hold afternoon naps in high regard for long term productivity and tension reduction. ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Salutogenic wellness: There is a ton of research on this topic. Suggest you try the following Google Scholar search for "salutogenic wellness promotion scale". http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=salutogenic+wellness+promotion+scale&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=V6TKU-fqNIWHyASttIKAAg&ved=0CCoQgQMwAA ...Read more

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What are the negative and positive health benefits of taking biotin supplements?

What are the negative and positive health benefits of taking biotin supplements?

Waste of money: If you don't have a biotin deficiency, which is very uncommon, taking a biotin supplement will do nothing for you. Biotin is needed for healthy hair and nails but it will not improve them if there is no deficiency. As it is water soluble, the body will not even store it so it offers no long-term benefit. ...Read more

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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

Maintain oral hygien: Ideally, you should have a thorough exam before your pregnancy and have all your treatment done. You should continue your normal dental exams during pregnancy. Xrays are safe if not during the first trimester. If you have a toothache it should be addressed during the pregnancy. If you have minor issues, they can probably wait. Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd.Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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Is vetiver oil beneficial for our body and mind?

Is vetiver oil beneficial for our body and mind?

Yes: Vertiver , called the "tranquility oil" brings about relaxation for physical and emotional stress. It is also the most wonderful moisturizer especially beneficial for dry aging skin. ...Read more

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Is there any good data showing that workplace health programs (like paying employees to get yearly pe) does anything measurable for health outcomes?

Is there any good data showing that workplace health programs (like paying employees to get yearly pe) does anything measurable for health outcomes?

Health programs: Such programs have helped to control hypertension, obesity and dieting as well as cholesterol control other programs have cut down on work place accidents and auto accidents. ...Read more