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How To Avoid Pms
Prevention: Try to stay hydrated and eat foods low in sodium to prevent bloating associated with pms. You could also eat foods that are rich in vitamin b6 (bananas and nuts) which helps to modulate hormones related to pms. Finally, exercise and stay active. Endorphins are released during physical activity which can also help relieve your symptoms when you do experience pms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic exercise is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. Don't just read it - DO IT! ...Read more
Smile...: Depression has many causes. While genetics and environment play a role, one's outlook on life is dependent on thier support systems, coping mechanisms and self image. I would recommend keeping company with positive people, exercise regularly, and take time for yourself every day. Look at the cup as always half full and smile. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others seek help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few suggestions...: Indigestion is commonly a symptom of acid reflux which is the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Its triggered by many factors. Avoidance may be achieved by: eating slower or eating less; eliminating caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, mints, tomato sauces, citrus, carbonated drinks; lose weight if needed; avoid bending over or laying down after eating. Good luck! ...Read more
Don't have sex: If you don't have sex, then you can't get (her) pregnant naturally. If you want to have sex w/o pregnancy, wear a condom to minimize risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Or ask her to wear a diaphragm or sponge, either one w/spermacide. Copper iud & fallopian tube coils are two other non-hormonal methods. Whether you consider these methods "natural" is up to you. Timing is not very effective. ...Read more
Behavioral: This condition runs in families but can also be related to medical issues and medications. Know the medications that aggravate which include antihistamines, caffeine/stimulants, antidepressants and Dopamine antagonists. Low iron, 12 and thyroid are common medical problems that can cause. ...Read more
Skype: You can try visiting home often, but if it is not cost effective or you simply can not, try skypeing or even crazier, you could try writing letters and using a thing called mail. There is nothing wrong with being home sick, as dorothy always said, .."there is no place like home!". ...Read more
See below...: Assuming u know ur triggering situations, avoid those that can be avoided & practice changing ur perspective regarding what cannot be changed. Mindfulness mediation, relaxation, tapping/eft are all self help tools for that. Talk therapy can be very helpful too in exploring ways to cope with uncomfortable situations. Wishing u well! a shared & healthily expressed feeling is less likely to ache! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low carbohydrate: The easiest way to prevent diabetes is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective in normalizing blood sugars. For more, visit: https://kaushikmd.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other motivation: Assuming it is causing a disruption to your social / work / other activites--you have to force yourself at first to go and do something else--be active, do homework / housework / work-work, etc. If only occasional, there is no significant downside, you just must work the moderation aspect of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triggers: Each person has their own triggers for migraines. Specific foods, activities at the gym, recreational activities in the hot sun, posture at the computer, not wearing sun glasses, and not using abortive medicine, a triptan, when feeling one come on. Learn your triggers, start with an online food list causing migraines. Topamax and Nortriptyline are daily meds that can reduce frequency. ...Read more
Get older: Forgive my frankness. Nobody understands why one person gets acne and the other doesn't. Looking for a cause is almost never helpful. It's not diet (the link with milk is weak, others even weaker), touching your face, or enjoying your body. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need to add prescription-strength Rx with your physician, don't hesitate. ...Read more
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