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How Do You Help Someone With Amenorrhea Get Back On A Regular Schedule
Depends on cause: There are many causes of amenorrhea, and thus treatment depends on cause. If due to pcos, then weight loss, exercise, lifestyle change and medications can help. If due to athlete's triad (underweight), then increasing body fat percentage may help. If due to other hormonal (thyroid, prolactin, androgen, etc), or anatomic causes (pituitary, ovaries, uterus, etc), then need to address specific issue. ...Read more
Set a pattern: I find it helpful to push baby into "circuit training". As baby wakens/feed first; then change diaper & bathe as needed; play with baby until tired:then back to crib for 2 hrs before starting over. At night mn+ baby gets you up for feed(hope 4-5 hr sleep) but days push a feed after 2hrs rest. Your goal is to never let baby deep sleep during the day (3+hr) and to harness all sleep energy for feeds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not.: I exercise almost daily-without issues. However, i only exercise heavily 3 times per week. So it is not how frequent you exercise or how long, but how intense. Intense exercise requires some relative rest in between, to you allow tissue and muscle to heal from any micro-trauma! ...Read more
Start now: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool;. ...Read more
When you have a kid u r going to start seeing for a chronic, complex medical condition, how do you prepare for the 1st visit? How can a parent help?
I'm confused.: Your question is not clear. Are you the doctor preparing to see a patient or are you the parent of the patient going to the doctor? ...Read more
See below: Essentially massages are not required for normal life. A regular person does not "need" them to do well. However, they are pleasant. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if I do this exercise routine five times a week, how long will it take to get a toned body?
I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?
Not this site: The public healthtap site is for general medical information.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this site.HT Prime members can discuss things with a doc that accepts their case, but you need to explore local options.Many cities have a local planned parenthood site or similar program that provides these services. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good day i have been trying to get a baby hope God can use you to of assistance to me. what are those things you can advice me on dos & dont?
TRYING TO CONCEIVE: Aside from good health & nutrition, TIMING of intercourse is the best way to conceive. This is the 'fertility window'—the 5 days before ovulation to the day OF ovulation. Sperm live for 5 days and eggs for only one. The 'ideal' time for intercourse is 2-3 days before ovulation (25-30% chance of conception). If you do not know your 'window’ intercourse every 2-3 days also increases your chances ...Read more
I have a job interview after a period, would you advise me to take Temesta before the interview, and does it lose the focus, please help me.
Do you want me to exercise everyday or every other day? I have an appointment with my regular doctor on November 11th
5-6 days a week: I believe in regular exercise but everyone needs time to recover after a workout. If you are just starting to workout I would suggest working out every other day with a rest day in between If you have been exercising regularly I would suggest a hard / easy alternating day program with a day off each week ...Read more
The PPR: Many medical boards define this. You become a doctors patient when they accept you into a patient status, you go for a visit & you engage in a discussion of your needs. You are free to end the relationship at any point.The doctor is free to end the relationship if they follow a set pattern of notification. It is an industry standard to charge you as a new patient if you have not been in for 3 yrs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if your a teenager and you go to get a physical for the first time what do they doctors do?
Teen physicals: A teen physical is just like any other pediatrics physical. I ask questions... About home, school, activities, friends. I also ask questions about depression, drug/alcohol use, whether or not the kid is sexually active. More personal questions are asked alone, with the parent out of the room. For the physical part of the exam, i check a teen head to toe. ...Read more
Have lupus,exercise, &stay fit. People expect me to cram my schedule with plans on weekend & I need rest as needed. How can I explain when I look fine?
Just say no.: Just tell them you already have plans with no explanation needed. Your plan may just be resting and be left alone. You don't owe anyone an explanation. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene.: To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. ...Read more
What does a obgyn do if a patient has hormonal imbalance and they want to get pregnant and do not want to take birth control?
Ovulation testing: If someone has irregular periods then they may or may not be ovulating. Ovulation testing can be done. Since you are age 19 your doctor may encourage you to consider delaying infertility treatments and instead focus on education and career building at this point in your life. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists. ...Read more
How do you get a dr not to think your drug seeking because you didn't have insurance for a long time I'm in pain now and I can't get a doctor to help?
Find pain doctor...: Most doctors don't like to treat chronic pain. The rules for prescribing are a bit tricky and the doctor can get in trouble for not doing it right. If you are experiencing pain, the best thing to do is to see a doctor who is comfortable managing chronic pain. They will prescribe for you if you follow their rules. Don't expect just any doc to be willing to do this. Best wishes! ...Read more
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