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How Can I Stay Full For A Long Period Of Time To Prevent Overeating
Protein: Protein and fat are better at making you feel full for several hours after eating than carbohydrates. But if you're used to snacking between meals, you might find that planning ahead with small snacks, such as a few nuts, is better for helping you avoid eating high-calorie easily available foods between meals. ...Read more
My girlfriend is taking a long time to "warm up" to me physically after getting out of a long relationship, how can I help?
Long Time?: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more
How long does it take for a concussion to heal? Can you have on and off headaches in that length of time?
Up to 6 weeks: In general, the symptoms of concussion may take up to 6-8 weeks to go away. Intermittent headaches may occur as may other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, difficulty concentrating. The overall trend however is one of continued improvement. If the headaches or symptoms persist you should have an evaluation by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been suffering from anxiety symptoms for a long time. Will it take equally long to get rid of them?
Anxiety Symptoms: No. Studies show that for anxiety and depression, psychotherapy and medication work better than either alone. So, if your doctor prescribes an anti-anxiety agent, it will begin working immediately. Anti-depressants take approx 5 to 8 weeks to begin working and the dosage might have to be adjusted thereafter. Remember: just because medication helps you still should talk to a psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: Drink a lot of water and take fiber capsules to keep you full. Look into l-glutamine and l-tyrosine supplements (these are amino acids). Also, you don't have to stay hungry to start ketosis. U just have to eat very low carbs. So when hungry, eat meat, eggs, cheese, non-starchy veggies. No grains or sugar or potatoes or corn or fruit. ...Read more
How do I get my menstrual cycle back after an eating disorder and how long will it take for it to return?
First things first: If you are able to maintain a functional pattern of eating, without restricting or purging, all of your bodily functions will eventually return to normal. How long that takes depends on how long you continue practicing the eating disorder. ...Read more
How long does Valium stay in your system if you have been taking it for a year? and how is the best way to get off of it?
Wean, Taper: How often you have been taking it, and the daily dose will have an effect. In general, taper off over a 6-8 week period to minimize any withdrawal effects. Work with your doctor to devise the best schedule, and to see if any other medication might be helpful for anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you smoke every day for years how long will it take to get out of my system and how can I get it out faster?
Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My mom is having a full hysterectomy (davinci) & lives alone. I'm going to need to take time off of work. Generally how long will i need to plan for?
Several days...: At least. Depending on her age and condition, a week may be required. Her surgeon will have suggestions based on her overall condition and the anticipated time required for him/her to complete the procedure. At some point more limited help will probably suffice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long is the recovery time after breast reconstruction? I am worried about how much sick leave i will have to take if i opt for breast reconstruction. What is the usual amount of time someone needs to take off before they may return to work?
Reconstruction Recov: The recovery from breast reconstruction depend on whether the reconstruction is done the same day as the mastectomy, the type of reconstruction performed, and the stage of the reconstruction. Patients undergoing nipple reconstruction can generally return to work the next day. Expander or implant reconstruction will require 2-4 weeks off. Abdominal flap reconstruction will require 6 weeks downtime. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Uh Oh: Are you asking the panelists to help you become better at being bulimic? If so, that would be unethical for us to encourage unsafe practices. Please talk with your health care provider about your concerns regarding gaining calories from food. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?
2 days: Most patients are able to get in and out of bed by themselves within 2 days after knee replacement. Obesity and other health factors may affect this. The key is the return of quadriceps function and the ability to raise the leg up off the bed. Exercises to regain that strength will help. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?
You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol,there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal ...Read more
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