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How do I control flatulence?

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 more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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How do I control overeating?

How do I control overeating?

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 more

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How do I prevent wind/flatulence?

How do I prevent wind/flatulence?

Change diet: What you eat is the most important in how much gas is produced in your intestine. It varies from person to person so you have to be somewhat of a detective to figure it out. Pay attention to what foods increase the gas, and then avoid them. ...Read more

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How do I control my appetite?

How do I control my appetite?

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 more

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How do I control my appetite?

How do I control my appetite?

Chocolate : Many ways to do it. One is to try piece of dark chocolate instead of meal. ...Read more

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How do I control flushing/blushing?

How do I control flushing/blushing?

Avoid alcohol: Avoid alcohol and other food triggers. Use topical medications such as fiancea and use oracea. If necessary an antihistamine could also helpful. Also avoid temperature triggers such as heat. ...Read more

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How do I control migriane?

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

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How do I control anxiety?

How do I control anxiety?

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 more

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How do I control jealousy?

How do I control jealousy?

Self esteem: Jealousy is often fueled by low self esteem, insecurity or past relationships that negatively influenced your ability to trust others. On the surface, build up your own perspective of yourself (self esteem) and see if that helps. ...Read more

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How do I stop junk food cravings forever? How can I control my mind?

How do I stop junk food cravings forever?  How can I control my mind?

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

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How do I stop the diaharia?

How do I stop the diaharia?

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

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How can I control bad gas?

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

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How do I control foot odor?

How do I control foot odor?

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 more

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How can I suppress my hunger to control how much I eat?

How can I  suppress my hunger to control how much I eat?

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

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What to do if i gonna have to start birth control how do I still lose weight?

Work at it: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) determine weight loss-the pill does not prevent loss. ...Read more

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How do I control my weight?

How do I control my weight?

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 more

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What can I do to reduce period bloating?

What can I do to reduce period bloating?

Menstrual bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I cure irregularity and excessive gas?

How do I cure irregularity and excessive gas?

Gas: I would ask what type of foods are you eating? How much fiber are you taking everyday in your diet? Also, make sure you are digesting your food well. Chew your food at least 20 - 30 times before swallowing. Take your time when you are eating. Slow down and enjoy your food! ...Read more

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How do I deal with gas pains? I'm 16 weeks pregnant.And how do I get rid of gas?

Simethicone: Simethicone (gas x) is an effective over the counter gas medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps avoid constipation and push bowel contents through. Increasing water and fiber intake helps too. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more