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Please help me change my life, I need to lose 30 lbs. Never heavy before?

Please help me change my life, I need to lose 30 lbs. Never heavy before?

Choose Better Health: An important step is to truly decide that you want to lose weight and improve your health. When you say that you "need" to lose weight, perhaps you mean that you "want" to lose weight for yourself and your health. This is an important distinction. If you will do your part and allow yourself to have improved health it will happen (in most cases). It's simple physics! Move around more and enjoy! ...Read more

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Since so many people are heavier are they going to start changing the recommended doses of drugs?

Weight and dose: Effective medication dose and patient weight do not necessarily correlate. There is an effective dose range for medications and in general we start with a low dose and move up based on efficacy and tolerability. Heavy patients sometimes only need low doses and vice versa. Starting at a high dose can cause a person to have side effects and problems that would not have happened at low dose. ...Read more

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Period length has changed from 27-28 days to 23-24 days, over the last 1 year. Heavier and longer too. Do I need to worry?

Recommend evaluation: Normal cycle length can be anywhere from 21-35 days. If duration of flow is more than 7 days or if flow amount saturates greater than 1-2 pads or tampons per hour for several hours, then evaluation is warranted to determine cause. ...Read more

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Hey. I am 21years old. I Complained about my chin I have so little hair in my face and I want have great chin. And all family don't complained.

Hey. I am 21years old. I Complained about my chin I have so little hair in my face and I want have great chin. And all family don't complained.

Facial hair: If you otherwise have normal hair and a normally developed penis then it might be just how you are and you will save money on shaving supplies. If there really is too little hair or not normal otherwise, there are blood tests that can be used to check if there are any problems causing this. Some are genetic (run in families or are inherited or born with) and some due to problem with hormones. ...Read more

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How can someone be heathy at 5'6 230 at 43? My husband glucose cholesterol everything that he was tested was normal. Now he won't change his diet.

How can someone be heathy at 5'6 230 at 43? My husband glucose cholesterol everything that he was tested was normal. Now he won't change his diet.

Health: Normal blood tests are only part of the picture. Being overweight is a risk factor for several problems that may show up in time. Obesity will increase the risk of becoming diabetic. High blood pressure will be more likely as he gets older. The weight may begin to affect the joints and cause aches and pains. The weight is putting stress on the heart or contribute to sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 10days, 7 of them extremely heavy. I'm using super plus tampons and having to change every two hours. When it began it was ve?

I have been bleeding for 10days, 7 of them extremely heavy. I'm using super plus tampons and having to change every two hours. When it began it was ve?

Heavy vaginal bleed: See your gynecologist. Heavy, prolonged bleeding like that can lead to anemia (depleted iron in the blood causing weakness, fatigue). The gynecologist can recommend medications to slow/stop the bleeding after an exam to make sure everything is alright. If you are sexually active, they'll probably do a pregnancy test first to make sure it isn't a spontaneous miscarriage. ...Read more

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Work involves changing environment all the time i.e. heat in store and outside in shop in AC being sick x3 in a row, took antibio. But still high temp?

Work involves changing environment all the time i.e. heat in store and outside in shop in AC being sick x3 in a row, took antibio. But still high temp?

Fever of unknown: I suggest you see a doctor. You probably need to have a septic work up which involves checking your urine, blood and maybe getting a chest X-ray. Usually just taking antibiotics without having a clear source is a bad idea ...Read more

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Am a skinny guy from my very childhood, I tried food which contains heavy protien some workouts got little change. But can't contiune. Get me tips pls?

Am a skinny guy from my very childhood, I tried food which contains heavy protien some workouts got little change. But can't contiune. Get me tips pls?

Hit it hard man!: This would be a great time for you to get really hard-core about gym and fitness. Skinny is good -- look at brad pitt at your age (picture). Protein alone won't build muscle, but you will get muscle mass from resistance training, creatine & if your doctor is okay an electronic muscle stim unit. A lean hard-gainer with definition looks & feels better than any other guy. ...Read more

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How often should I change my pad with a heavy period?

How often should I change my pad with a heavy period?

When it is soaked: But you should have an evaluation of the heavy period by your gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment so you won't have to deal with heavy bleeding and make sure nothing strange is going on, like an endometrial polyp, fibriod, pre- cancer, cancer, etc. You should go for an exam, blood work and ultrasound and you may need a short 4 minute in offcie hysteroscopy and biopsy to make sure u are ok. ...Read more

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I am 42 and my periods are very heavy, am I going through the change?

I am 42 and my periods are very heavy, am I going through the change?

Unlikely: Perimenopause is usually associated with less frequent and lighter menses along with hot flashes. Heavy bleeding may represent anatomic abnormalties or your uterus or ovulation problems. Your gynecologist can evaluate you. ...Read more

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My husband is 41yrs he has heavy chin and snores a lot. Is it really matter of concerns?

My husband is 41yrs he has heavy chin and snores a lot. Is it really matter of concerns?

Check it out: If he stops breathing at night as well as his heavy snoring may warrens an evaluation for sleep apnea. This can be dangerous, especially as wee get older. The first treatment is weight loss, so if overweight, may want to start there. ...Read more

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What's wrong when u usually have a period heavy last 7 days then changes to 4days very light flow??

What's wrong when u usually have a period heavy last 7 days then changes to 4days very light flow??

May be normal: Several possibilities exist and questions about any new or changes in existing medications, weight loss, stress or recent illness. I am always accepting new patients and able to schedule appointments within 24-48 hours. Do not hesitate to contact my office at 314-993-6401. I accept most insurance ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter is bleeding very heavy is that normal and she's changing her pad every hour?

My 13 year old daughter is bleeding very heavy is that normal and she's changing her pad every hour?

No, not normal: Try some Ibuprofen in the meantime to slow down her bleeding and make sure she stays hydrated. It's not normal for her to have that amount of bleeding and she should be evaluated by her doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 42 years old and my periods are very painful and heavy, what going on, is it the change?

Hello, I am 42 years old and my periods are very painful and heavy, what going on, is it the change?

Unlikely: Perimenopause is usually associated with less frequent and lighter menses along with hot flashes. Heavier bleeding and pain may represent an anatomic problem with the uterus such as fibroids or polyps and less likely more serious concerns. Your gynecologist can evaluate you. ...Read more

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I'm 43. Have begun having heavy, watery discharge at time of ovulation. Lasts about a week. Is my body changing?

I'm 43. Have begun having heavy, watery discharge at time of ovulation. Lasts about a week. Is my body changing?

Perhaps: Changes in the character or timing of your cycles are common in early menopause. If you have no other symptoms such as pain, itching, foul smelling discharge, pain with sex, then continue to observe. If any of the above symptoms present, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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I'm 31 and my last 3 periods have been really heavy I'm losing clots got to change every half hour. What could be wrong.?

I'm 31 and my last 3 periods have been really heavy I'm losing clots got to change every half hour. What could be wrong.?

Many options: Can be normal. Are your periods still on time and just heavy or has the schedule changed too? Short course of birth control pills can often make it right. Could be polyps or fibroids, but less likely at your young age.

Check with your obgyn and good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have your period 2x this month and it is very heavy could my body be going through a change? I'm only 33 years old

Is it normal to have your period 2x this month and it is very heavy could my body be going through a change? I'm only 33 years old

Not unusual: Although it could indicate hormonal changes and pregnancy should always be ruled out, a change in your period frequency or duration is often because of stress - whether it be physical or emotional. This can also indicate a problem with your thyroid gland, or fibroids in the uterus. If you are not pregnant and your period does not regulate over the next 2 months, I recommend you see your Gyne. ...Read more

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My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?

My son 3m use to aptamil formula and he got overfeeding and crying for more should I change formula to something heavy then aptamil?

No, first: Check if you're diluting it right, and whether you are giving the right amount for his weight/expected weight. If he is crying for more, it means that he is hungry and needs more, remember, infants in the first year of life experience a growth spurt with increasing needs fir calories. If he still cries despite adjusting the dose, see his pediatrician, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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I usually have a very heavy menstrual, but for the last two days I've only had spotting on tissue. The only change is I was prescribed flaygle?

I usually have a very heavy menstrual, but for the last two days I've only had spotting on tissue. The only change is I was prescribed flaygle?

Menstrual change: Well, the menstrual cycle can change any time you make a change in your life/diet/etc. Because the hormonal balance is very delicate. It certainly could change after starting a new medication. If you are sexually active, it is always worth taking a pregnancy test, just to make sure. If negative, then just see what happens in the next couple cycles after finishing the antibiotic. ...Read more

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