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How Can I Prevent Waking Up Multiple Times During The Night
Get Evaluated: Get evaluated to rule out a medical cause for waking up multiple times during the night. There are many reasons for sleep disturbance, some causes can include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and hormone changes. Adequate sleep is important for overall health, and disease prevention see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Address why waking: This is a very complicated quesiton to answer. You need to figure out what the wakings are about. Can be as simple as stress or anxiety about an issue or can be your body telling you it is in trouble (as in the case of osa). If it is affecting your daytime function, seek professional help to make sure it is not a sleep disorder that needs treatment. As your primary care if you are not sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headaches 6-7 days/week. I've tried OTC everything. Emergency visits 4 times. What meds are best for prevention and during? Not tramadol. Does nothing
Med evaluation neede: The cause of the headaches needs to be determined. Could be a neck problem, eye strain, nasal congestion and allergies etc. Then treat the cause and not the symptom. ...Read more
I get stomach and intestinal pain during times of acute stress, ie;before exams, is there a way to prevent that reaction, or put a stop to pain?
Brain controls body,: this is how we are all built. Thus the best solution is to confront the issues driving the stress. All exams become relatively easy if you have intensely studied & really know the subject matter & information. On other hand, if you do not care about the results, then low stress this way also. Meds treat symptoms, do not control the person; the few powerful enough to are dangerous & can kill. ...Read more
Why does my 3.5 year old keep getting colds, cough specially during winters. In 4 months she has been on antibiotics 3 times. How to prevent this.
Recurring URI: Young children often get ill by being exposed to other children, who carry different viruses. Also, during the winter, when heat is on, there is a problem with humidification of inspired air ()which is lacking that may lead to illness. Most disturbing is the fact that most of these illnesses are viral in nature, which do not require nor respond to antibiotics. Ask pediatrician for a specialist. ...Read more
My wife has migrenes 2 times a month that usually occur during pms, monthly period or during ovulation.Can she prevent them? She is on propanolol.
My son is almost 8 and still has accidents at times not all the time just occasionally night and day is it normal what can I do to prevent it he's 8?
One possible cause: Accidents in this age may be a result of constipation and stool holding habits. What usually happens is that the liquid stool will leak around the constipated stool and cause an accident. Find out if he has been having issues with constipation and if so you can add a stool softener to his regimen. This should help. ...Read more
Sleep study: Hyponogogic sleep is characterized by 'sleep paralysis'. Many people experience this phenomenon. It has to do with the 'stages' of sleep. A sleep study can help provide info and there may be ways to help patients get to a different stage of sleep where this does not occur. See a physician about this and he/she can prescribe a sleep study. ...Read more
Poor sleep hygiene: Avoid things that disrupt sleep patterns, such as alchohol, nicotine, caffeine, excess exercise or eating too close bedtime. Promote better sleep cycles sleep by darkening the room, and retiring at the same time each evening. You might also consider earplugs if your environment is noisy. It is also possible that you have sleep apnea that can disrupt your sleep. Discuss this with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Hygiene: Waking up (poor sleep maintenance) can be due to a number of things. If you are overweight consider obstructive sleep apnea (osa). Do you snore? Ask your partner if you snore or ever stop breathing momentarily; do you have depression or stresses? See your doctor for these. Next, you need to look up sleep hygiene on the net. Lots of suggestions here. Can try melatonin over the counter as a trial. ...Read more
Dry eye: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome in the front of the eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. In winter, less humidity and indoor heating dries out tears-lubricate them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tonsillectomy: Recurrent tonsillitis is neither "normal" nor "abnormal"... It's just you. There's really not much you can do to prevent it other than general hygeine to prevent upper respiratory infections (cold) - wash your hands, minimize touching your face. If you want maximal prevention... Then have your tonsils removed. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If it's vision - get Rx correction lenses. If allergy/sinus - avoid allergens, find effective antihistamines. If work envirornmental factors, improve lighting/posture/take breaks. If stress, relaxation/meditation or psychotherapy. See? It depends. Track them and decide how to solve them. Maybe an exam too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At times when relaxing, breathing is very hard and I get sharp pains which prevent me from breathing, what could it be?
Painful breathing: Could be a lot of things, like an infection, inflammation in the chest cavity (like pleuritis), musculoskeletal problems (pulled muscle or need for a chiropractor), pulmonary problems (like asthma, copd, or emphysema), cardiac problems, or even poor posture...And the list goes on! best advice is to go see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drank in bottle marked as PC for about 1 year for many times a day? Will it be harmful?If so,What should I do? How to prevent diseases caused by it?
It'sNowPCtoStopPCuse: PC contains small amounts of BPA, that"disrupts hormones." In 2007 the FDA stated that "BPA has been used in consumer products for over 50 years. In that time, there has been no evidence that BPA is harmful to humans,either as the result of dietary intake or industrial worker exposures."That says to me to stop using those bottles ,if you get what I mean. But please don't worry, you're in no danger ...Read more
Tick repellent: The best answer is prevention. Avoid walking in tall grass with shorts or sandals. Wear light clothing so you can see them if they do attach to clothing. Use tick repellent if prvention is not helping. ...Read more
I have had "walking pneumonia" 7 times or so. Why do I keep getting it and what can I do to prevent it?
Not normal: You definitely need to talk to a primary care physician. It is not normal to have pneumonia 7 times at your age. There are many things that could be involed including infection, autoimmune disease, immune deficiency, structural lung problem, exposure to toxic/allergic substance, medication, fungus, etc. This is not a straigtforward case. Should be evaluated with labs and imaging promptly. ...Read more
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