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How Do I Control Flatulence
Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several ways: Avoid foods that are addictive such as highly fatty foods, and high glycemic foods. These release endorphins and dopamins which make it difficult to control appetite. Try to drink fluids and eat salad like items. If this fails, several medications control appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraines: Usually nsaids and rest. Triptans are a special type of medicine that work to stop a migraine or tension headache, but not prevent one from happening. There are other medications that you take every day to prevent migraines - be sure to talk with your primary care doctor as migraines can be very well controlled with the right regimen. Best of luck. ...Read more
Different options: There are a lot of things to do that can help you control your anxiety. I personally love yoga, it helps you learn how to breath and relax and creates confidence and learn about inner self. Eating right can also help, try not to drink a lot of caffeine. Get good sleep, and maintain a positive attitude. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focus on benefits: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more
BRAT Diet: Natural ways to stop diarrhea, if you do not want to use immodium, are very famous among mothers around the world. Bart stands for : b=bananas a=peeled apples or applesauce] r=rice water or rice t=unbuttered toast. This diet helps the GI tract calm down, provides some nutrition and as a great way to start back to eating when you have been feeling poorly. ...Read more
Avoid some foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more
Keep Feet Dry: Perspiration is the underlying culprit. Techniques to keep feet dry would include: foot powder, absorbent socks (cotton/wool...Avoid synthetics like nylon, polyester). Changing socks and or shoes frequently helps. Aluminum chloride is a good topical aniperspirant found in underarm antiperspirant sprays. Some people will spray their feet before putting on socks. Prescription drysol can be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat! But eat smart.: If you're always hungry, you're probably not eating enough of right foods. It's not just number of calories but also composition of those calories. Carbohydrates tend to get burned up quickest, although you can choose healthier low glycemic carbs w/lots of fiber. Protein sticks around longer & delays hunger. Choose lean meats, fish, chicken, even beans. Don't forget healthy fats like fish & veggie. ...Read more
Work at it: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) determine weight loss-the pill does not prevent loss. ...Read more
Diet and Exercise: It's easy to say than done. Calorie count in the diet is important. Exercise for atleast 30 mins a day for a minimum of 5 days a week. Some diseases and medicines can promote weight gain, so get yourself checked for them ( under secreting thyroid hormone etc ). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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