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Herbal Treatment For Trying To Lose Pregnancy Weight
Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?
Easy: Stop all forms of sugar, sweets, soft drinks, especially "diet"drinks. Eat natural "god made" food and drink only pure water. Obesity in america is in pandemic form because of our appaliing diet. Unfortunately, the food that we need for health is expensive, but it satisfies without "feeling full". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?
More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). ...Read more
Yes!: For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! for patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more
Growing fetus: Some weight gain in the context of pregnancy is expected and healthy. The growing baby along with bodily changes (increase in blood and fluids, placenta, etc) can account for healthy weight gain. However, pregnancy is not a free ticket to eating bad foods and eating should focus on providing you and the growing baby with proper nutrients not junk. You doctor should advise you on healthy gain. ...Read more
20-25: At 5' 1 " and 100 pound you are at a very healthy weight. You could easily gain 20-25 pounds, and do very well. ...Read more
Besides the obvious (pregnancy, weight gain, and birth control pills) what else can you do to help your breasts grow?
THIS IS: A genetically pre determined trait, so not much you can do other than implants/lift. ...Read more
PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy? I also have Implanon
Hormones: PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more testosterone in an effort to help this situation. This causes male like hair distribution, abd girth weight gain and can cause problems with infertility. Spironolactone helps reduce testosterone. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ...Read more
No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more
Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more
None proven: Unfortunately, there are no peer-reviewed trials supporting use of any herbs or supplements to increase libido or sex drive in either women or men. Pharmaceutical companies are looking at various forms of testosterone for women but are currently stymied by side effects (which can be mitigated by adjusting doses). Compounding pharmacies can formulate something just for you (under md/do supervision). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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