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Hemoccult Sensa Medication
I have just had a partial laparoscopic colectomy and my surgery is 8 weeks old. My Hemocult Sensa Test showed 2 specimens positive and 1 negative?
MAYBE NOT: Sensa is 'the sprinkle diet' and is a scent-based weight-loss product that delivers aromas that are supposed to reduce your appetite. Sensa's 6 mo. Study showed average of 15% weight loss. But no data past 6 mos.! Sustained weight loss still comes down to diet and exercise. It makes more sense, to skip the scents and focus on what's proven to work. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sensa/an02050. ...Read more
I've noticed on tv an ad for a product called sensa for wt lose. Is this safe & does it wk. Also, is it safe 2 mix with other non wt lose rx?
Give this a try: Advantages are works as appetite suppresant, not sure whether the product is natural. Problems does not address lifestyle change and emotional aspect of eating. Diet contributes to 35% of weight loss program, excercise 15% detox — cleaning the body is 50%. Sensa is also expensive $210 for 6 month. It takes liver 6 months to cleanse and detox. Chance for essential muscle loss — due to diet imbalanc. ...Read more
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Suppress appetite: Sensa is a new type of weight loss product. Unlike the typical diet pills, sensa is sprinkled directly on your food, and works to prevent you from over-eating. How it does this be by activating the satiety center of the brain faster than it would without sensa, thereby telling your brain that you are satisfied, and can stop eating now. People gain back weight. Can be added to your weight loss prog. ...Read more
Will sensa raise my blood pressure? I take clonodine0.2-1tab -3x a day--------------and norvasc5mg --1xaday
I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.
Long term effects: You may have heard great things about sensation, but we don't know what long term effect it might have on your nursing and above all what effect it might have on the baby. ...Read more
I'm trying sensa to try to get a handle on my diet IV tried exercise and every thing it just doesn't work is sensa a bad direction I'm a female 17 has depression and asonia and has lost control of my diet I crave food every hour and eat all night I have ga
More info is needed: R you on any medications? Some meds will cause increase appetite. If you're seeing a MD tell him/her what you're experiencing. If your not on meds then find someone that specializes in overeating. Sensa may not be right for you. Also, start a dairy and write down, what you crave, time of the day and what you end up eating, plus amount. This can help a therapist and you about your lack of control, etc. ...Read more
The weight loss product sensa, how successful are the results? Is this a waste of money or does sensa really work? I'm desperate to lose weight! Help
Health Lifestyle wil: Over the counter weight loss products are not effective. The ingredients in them are also not regulated by the fda, so you do not know what you are actually getting and can be harmful to your health. The best way to lose weight is through creating a healthy lifestyle in which you exercise & eat 3-6 nutritious meals/snacks daily containing lean protein, grains, colorful fruits & veggies & some fats. ...Read more
I used sensa for 1 month 4 months ago. It caused a bad rash on my hands. I quit using it. The rash is still there. I took prednizone n it didn't help.
HAnd rash: I hate to sound like a broken record here, but you really need to show this to a dermatologist. There are many things it could cause your description. ...Read more
I'm breastfeeding and wondering if it's ok is I take sensa I can't loose I've starting counting calories but its hard for me to stay on a diet. With sensa, you just sprinkle it on your food.
There : There are no clear safety data on sensa in pregnancy because it is a supplement not strictly regulated by the fda. There is also no evidence from rigorous clinical trials that this product does anything besides lightening your wallet. In short, it is, I think, bogus and of no value for weight loss. See these web page below for some websites and info that may be of help in guiding your weight loss. ...Read more
Probably Not: Breast feeding alone can help promote healthy weight loss by the mother, so why take a supplement? If there is a concern, and I believe your concern is legitimate, they why not wait until you are done breast feeding? I went to the sensa website and could not find a complete list of ingredients in the product so it is hard to evaluate safety during breast feeding. ...Read more
Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?
Safe,no magic bullet: Sort of sensory fooling "tastant", flakes in different "flavors"/smells. No good studies, no good data. Not cheap. Until more and better data support its use and effects, I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to use sensa while I'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Hello, I've been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?
Likely muscle spasms:
It's common for the abdominal muscles to develop spasms. This isn't anything dangerous but it can happen either from being too sedentary or even from excess exercise.
I recommend doing some ab crunches and some core exercises. This should help it subside.
If it doesn't change after a week contact one of us to discuss in more detail and to figure out the next step. ...Read more
I have to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add but i really wanna try sensa. Would it be okay to try it while im taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Check with your doc: Evidence that sensa will give you the results you want, and it might interact adversely with a stimulant. If you're not getting appetite suppression with adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I doubt you'll get a lot more with sensa. However, if you want to proceed, talk it over with your prescribing doctor, who can advise you on monitoring for side effects or even stop or decrease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while you give it a try. ...Read more
I have had blood in stool for couple months now im getting burning sensation and twitching throughout body. I went to ER but they said see GI dr. I was waiting on ins to kick in, but now having these symptoms. Should I go back to er? I have burning sensa
See GI: You really need to see the GI doctor; it's likely a lot cheaper than going to the er;. ...Read more
I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: all sides) (worsened by: bending forward, sneeze or cough) (occurred: > 3 hours) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sensa
See your doctor: Saw you mentioned nausea and fever in another post. Given the fever, severe headache, worsening with forward bending, and long duration for 3 days I would recommend you get a physical exam and labs from a physician. Any sensitivity to light? These are indicators that you should get further evaluation to rule out more serious causes (such as meningitis) versus getting a Rx to break the headache ...Read more
2 yo has black flecks in stool sometimes. He's acting & eating normal. Hemoccult test 2 months ago negative. I still worry about dry blood. Should i?
No....: The black flecks can be food related or blood related. You can have three separate stools guaiac tested as well. Take a look at diet and see what might me being digested and possibly then appearing as black flecks...Also, could this 2 year old have eaten something like crayons that might be doing this? ...Read more
Does it really matter if I took a stool sample from the toilet water for the Hemoccult test? Son has autism and refuses to have anything to catch it.
It would be better: To get it directly, especially if there is a trace of blood from skin or urine that's in the water. Did you try putting foil or plastic wrap between the seat and the rest of the toilet? Another way to do it is to take some stool from the toilet tissue you wipe him with (if you are wiping him). ...Read more
Colonoscopy 4 and 9yr ago neg. Parent had colon ca. No hemoccult done til recent food poisoning; 1 is +. Is virtual or visual colonoscopy best? Feelok
Optical vs virtual: While both optical colonoscopy & CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) examine the lower GI tract, & both require inflation of the colon with air, the optical exam offers several potential advantages in your case where your risk of finding a lesion is high (due to family history & finding occult blood): it is performed sedated; it permits biopsies of inflamed tissue & permits removal of lesions. ...Read more