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How to prevent peeing when pregnant?

How to prevent peeing when pregnant?

Void frequently: You may find it helpful to empty your bladder frequently. The increased pressure on your bladder from the enlarging uterus will make it more likely that you will leak urine. By keeping your bladder empty the leakage will be lessened. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I do if my BP is higher due to stress.Pls tell me how to lower down immediately?

What can I do if my BP is higher due to stress.Pls tell me how to lower down immediately?

Stress: You can use relaxation techniques like slowing your breathing and resting. If it is up all the time you will want to see your dr. Avoiding salt and alcohol and regular exercise also help. ...Read more

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How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to people with Down syndrome when they get old?

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Could you tell me what happens to people with Down syndrome when they get old?

Premature dementia: Individuals with down syndrome often develop premature dementia by genetic cause, and their iq level drops to 20-30 by the time they reach 40 years old. ...Read more

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I have pcos what is the best thing i can do now to make it easier to conceive and har babies when the time comes?

I have pcos what is the best thing i can do now to make it easier to conceive and har babies when the time comes?

Live healthy: Live healthy, exercise, proper diet, don't smoke, loose weight to a normal bmi. Get FBS & 2hr gtt. Treat impaired fasting or glucose tolerance. Check thyroid function. Continued use of ocp's until time to try to conceive. You my need Clomid (clomiphene) to induce ovulation. Hope this helps! brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

Several things: Have your doctor check on whether you might be iron deficient, or have certain vitamin deficiencies (folic acid), both of which can increase RLS symptoms. Avoid caffeine, esp after noon. It is usually transient in pregnancy. Meds used in treatment are cat. C, which means while they have not been proven safe, they haven't been proven harmful in human beings in usual doses. Hot packs may help. ...Read more

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The brittle bones disease runs in the family. So how can I prevent it happening to me when I get to be in my 20s?

The brittle bones disease runs in the family. So how can I prevent it happening to me when I get to be in my 20s?

Let me help: Oi is caused by a genetic defect. Overall, any person with oi has a 50% chance of passing the disease to his or her children. Through genetic counseling, oi can be prevented from being passed from one generation to another.Problems related to oi can be reduced or prevented by a healthy lifestyle with exercise and good nutrition. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, which may weaken bon. ...Read more

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What can I do to to prevent bloating while on period?

What can I do to to prevent bloating while on period?

Bloating: Bloating prior to or during your period is often due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your physician’s approval) or otc medications that include a diuretic such as midol. ...Read more

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During pregnancy can I hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby?

During pregnancy can I hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby?

No: No; even if you could hold you breath long enough to pass out, you would start breathing again on your own. As for the baby, it has lots of ways to protect itself from running out of oxygen and it would be fine. Nonetheless, i don't recommend that you try! ...Read more

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How can I avoid overeating when hungry after going to the gym?

How can I avoid overeating when hungry after going to  the gym?

Over eating post gym: First eating right after the gym work out is probably not good. Like a gym work out pace yourself. Eat and drink a small snack. Go home cook a meal, or amke sure a cooked meal is waiting for you at home. Consult a dietician about regular meals through the day so you are not so hungry before you start. ...Read more

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If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

Travel: You really should not be traveling at all at 38 weeks pregnancy unless you want to risk going into labor in an unfamiliar environment. Play it safe and stick close to home. ...Read more

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How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

Get pulleys: Consult with a physical therapist about a device she can have in her bed to help her turn or seat, otherwise somebody else have to move her q 2 hours. Wear pillows between legs, also protect heels with heel pads wrapped, wear elastic support stockings to prevent swelling and clots in the legs. Provide all sorts of help to walk: walkers. Explain it is critical to keep moving. Decubitus sores kill. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent soreness when doing the backstroke?

What can I do to prevent soreness when doing the backstroke?

Arnica: Right after your swim, try massaging arnica cream into the areas that tend to get sore. ...Read more

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Toss and turn. I'd really like to know how to sleep when your pregnant?

Toss and turn. I'd really like to know how to sleep when your pregnant?

Pregnancy affect : Sleep , u need to try to rest and to have enough sleep. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from turning red when people talk to me?

How can I prevent myself from turning red when people talk to me?

Possibly stage frigh: sounds like a fear of being in the spotlight leading to a hormonal response. Develop confidence for public speaking by doing more of it. Don't shy away. ...Read more

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Could you please explain how i can use my BBT effectively to conceive, i don't understand. Should i start trying when it rises? Or wait to rise?

Could you please explain how i can use my BBT effectively to conceive, i don't understand. Should i start trying when it rises? Or wait to rise?

Start when it rises: When the basal temperature shoots up ( as much as two degrees f) it means you have ovulated. The next three days you are the most fertile and likely to conceive. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have premature ejaculation, what is the best way to slow it down without medication?

I have premature ejaculation, what is the best way to slow it down without medication?

Paxil (paroxetine) slows things: A sex therapist can help. Also see information on the squeeze technique at the following website; www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/premature-ejaculation/ds00578/... Premature ejaculation — comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment, prevention of this common problem. Also discusses cognitive behavioral therapy and sensitizing creams. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic Chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more