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How To Control Ibs
Multiple options: Call and see yan endocrinologist there are multiple medical treatments for polycycstic ovarian disease (pcos), and it is important to treat, as it alters multiple other systems due to the hormone dysregulation. The primary cause of the disease must be identified, med treatment to manage metabolic dysregulation, diet&exercise& surgery sometimes is an option. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First: BREATHE: When anxious, the first thing to do is BREATHE slowly and fully -- allowing your belly to expand with your in-breath, and go back down when you exhale. You can breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath for 7 counts, and breathe out to the count of 8. Do this 4-6 times for 1 round. You might practice multiple times/day. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for eval & treatment can help also. ...Read more
Insomnia: Agree with sleep hygiene efforts -detailed by many on Health Tap, and non-medication lifestyle changes, but try to find cause if insomnia is persistent. You may need to see your pcp for evaluation. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress Eating tips: Have you recently lost a lot of weight? This can cause the loose skin you mention. If you are binge eating, try to eat many small meals throughout the day, maybe a couple hours apart. Regular exercise, 30 min. minimum at least 5 days/wk can help manage stress. Brisk walking is good, try outside with a friend.. Drink lots of water. Talk with psychologist who treats eating disorders with CBT. ...Read more
Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Moderation: Portion control, moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is important- especially eating out where portion sizes have grown. Fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, lean cuts of meat, fowl and fish, low fat dairy products, nuts. Unhealthy-processed foods, high in animal saturated fats and processed sugars. ...Read more
See your doctor for: Starters. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: Because it's not clear what causes ibs treatment focuses on the relief of symptoms so that you can live as normally as possible. In most cases, you can successfully control mild signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle. But if your problems are moderate or severe, you may need to do more. Your doctor wills advice yo. ...Read more
Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more
Certain meds: Cutaneous masto can be treated with daily oral antihistamines or cromolyn applied to the skin, but sometimes may not need treatment. Systemic masto is usually treated with antihistamines, plus oral cromolyn for GI symptoms and epipen (epinephrine) for anaphylactic episodes. Aggressive forms may only respond to certain chemotherapy agents. See a specialist in masto for more information. ...Read more
Thyroid: It depends on whether it's over functioning ie hyperthyroid or under functioning ie hypothyroid. Hypo is easier to control with replacement synthetic thyroid hormone - synthroid (thyroxine). Hyper function is a little mor involved and may include medication, radio-active iodine or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: As with all alternative therapies, there is alot of invalid information. You do a google search for a local biofeedback therapist, ask them questions about certification, results and references if your doctor does not know of anyone. There are therapist that work out of neurology and urology offices so you may want to call the local specialist to ask them. ...Read more
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