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How To Prevent Wrinkles While You Are Still Young
Anti-age how?: There is no magic pill. However, there are ways of slowing all degenerative changes that occur: the skin is the largest organ! skin ages because of loss of elastic tissue (droopy skin), fatty tissue replacing muscle (loss of skin tone), wrinkling from from xs sun exposure and smoking. So: sensible acne rx, hydrate skin, lots of external and internal hydration, limit sun exposure, tone up-&do4life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid overweight: Staying close to ideal body weight is the only way we can prevent degenerative arthritis. Foot arthritis could probably be prevented by avoiding shoes with a tapered front. Special cases include preventing gout by staying thin and avoiding too much red meat, fructose, and alcohol; and preventing lyme arthritis by wearing deet and doing tick checks daily in summer in endemic areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as before: Keep involved in the activities that contributed to your happiness when you were younger. Make a point of getting enough pleasure, engagement, and meaning in your life. Also, make connections with others, and say "yes" to all social activities that you think you might enjoy. Count your blessings or make a list of three things you appreciate at least once a week. ...Read more
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
What do you think about taking glucosamine and chondroitin daily not to cure but to prevent arthrosis and arthritis when you are still rather young?
Interesting: Questioner asks re: efficacy of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate used long-term to prevent arthritis. The study has never been done & any medical doctor opinions about the worthiness or lack thereof of these these nutritional supplement therapies is meaningless. All humans are advised to feed their bodies natural substances critical for health & well being; the basis of Orthomolecular Medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sun care, smoking: The most important prevention measures are good suncare- daily use of a good quality sunscreen that blocks uva & uvb rays, hats & clothing, and doing outdoor activities before 10 am & after 4 pm. There is evidence that daily use of topical antioxidants reduce the damaging effect of any ultraviolet rays that get through a sunscreen- & some always does. Smoking is terrible for everything- incl skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How dangerous is it to have a UTI while you're 3-4 weeks pregnant? How can you avoid them if you get them frequently?
I want to get married but i dont want to get pregnant what are the most effective and harmless ways to prevent pregnancy?
See below: Most effective - no sex. Then sterilization or tubes tied - but this requires surgery. Next most effective and far less harmful - condoms, IUD, Depo shot, other hormonal birth control. However, you should discuss this with your future husband. No method (except abstinence) is 100%. ...Read more
How do you know if your kegals muscles are strong? Are they strong if they can stop urine. I'm trying to get them as strong as i can get!
Count your blessings: Keeping positive when trying to conceive (ttc) is tough when one gets discouraging "news" month after month. It takes a lot to keep on trying, but most couples that adapt well to this situation focus not only on the baby they might have but also on the parts of their lives that work well now. In other words, they are prepared for whatever outcome results while enjoying every step of the journey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After circumcision: U can use an ice pack, especially at night. Your dr. Might consider giving you a prescription for Ativan (lorazepam) 1mg nightly. Also 1/2 - 1 mg 8 hrly (max 3 doses/24hrs) during day if ur home ; resting and not driving. Avoid erotic magazines, books or movies. Good luck. ...Read more
Preventive measures: The usual cause of ear pain from flying is inability to equilibrate pressure across the eardrum. Simple non-medical things to relieve the pressure include pinching your nose and blowing gently and yawning. Also you can spray your nose with Afrin (oxymetazoline) before you get on the plane to make sure that the eustachian tube is open but you have assure that the Afrin (oxymetazoline) gets all the way to the back of your nose. ...Read more
How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?
It all depends: Teeth clenching +/or grinding causes cracks & breakage - night guard will help if teeth don't meet together properly it can lead to cracks - fix the bite imbalance with braces or dentistry photo here shows a deep overbite w/ top & lower teeth tight together. Combine that w/ grinding, it's trouble other habits like chewing pencils or some hard objects can lead to cracks - stop habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to control reflux while pregnant at night so you are not getting sick? How can I jump start labor?
Are nosebleeds common in children. If they happen frequently, should I be worried. What is the way to prevent them.
Nosebleeds: Are frequent in children, especially when exposed to hot and dry air. Saline drops to the nose and vasoline around the outside of the nose can help. Also children are prone to picking their noses which can also start a nosebleed. If the nosebleeds are frequent, have your child examined by their pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do you have to wait to be sexualy active again after novasure and what are good ways to make your man have more stamina and get bigger?
Why do I keep hearing about younger and younger people getting more cancer? Is there a trend? How can I help early detect and or prevent
Cancer: Cancer can occur in anyone with a cell that divides and cannot stop dividing. Damage from chemicals, sun exposure, alcohol and other toxins can contribute. Helpful practices are a healthy diet, and screening tools like colonoscopy, mammography, Pap smears. Most young people will not get cancer. ...Read more
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