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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Wrinkles While You Are Still Young

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Will using antiagaing while you are still young help prevent wrinkles?

Will using antiagaing while you are still young help prevent wrinkles?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Preventing Wrinkles (Definition)

There are many things you can do to delay or prevent the formation of wrinkles. Good sun protection and not smoking are at the ...Read more


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What are some ways to prevent arthritis when I get older?

What are some ways to prevent arthritis when I get older?

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 more

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How can you maintain happiness when you are getting older?

How can you maintain happiness when you are getting older?

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

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What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

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

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Are there any good ways to prevent osteoporosis while I am a teenager?

Are there any good ways to prevent osteoporosis while I am a teenager?

Good nutrition: Laying down bone when you are young means that you need to have good nutrition an calcium intake when you are young. It is like banking it for the future. Good sources include green leafy vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can you prevent getting wrinkles too early?

How can you prevent getting wrinkles too early?

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 more

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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?

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?

Treat : If a bladder infection remains untreated it can cause problems. If you are treated with antibiotics that should cause no problems at all. Generally doctors test your urine at each pregnancy visit to look for this sort of thing. ...Read more

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I want to get married but i dont want to get pregnant what are the most effective and harmless ways to prevent pregnancy?

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

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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!

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!

Yes: If you can start and stop urine flow, that's what is considered "strong" kegal muscle control. There are exercises you can do to continue strengthening them. Most of these exercises involve doing a # under a certain amount of time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some ways to stay encouraged when trying to get pregnant?

What are some ways to stay encouraged when trying to get pregnant?

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 more

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How to avoid erection while you are circumcised?

How to avoid erection while you are circumcised?

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

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What are some preventative measures that I can take to prevent ear trouble while flying?

What are some preventative measures that I can take to prevent ear trouble while flying?

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

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How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?

How can you find out if you are likely to get gout, so you can do some preventive measures years ahead of time?

Uric acid level: Elevated uric acid levels can lead to acute gouty flares. If uric acid levels are normalized flares may decrease in frequency. ...Read more

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How do you prevent teeth from cracking as you get old?

How do you prevent teeth from cracking as you get old?

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 more

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Is there a way to control reflux while pregnant at night so you are not getting sick? How can I jump start labor?

Is there a way to control reflux while pregnant at night so you are not getting sick? How can I jump start labor?

Elevate head/back...: Drink plenty of water, do not eat anything for at least two hours before bed, try sleeping in elevated position... approx 20 - 30 degrees such as in a recliner. Eat a more bland diet avoiding heavy spice and salt. ...Read more

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Are nosebleeds common in children. If they happen frequently, should I be worried. What is the way to prevent them.

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 more

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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

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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What can I do now at age 18 to have great skin in the long run and what to do to prevent premature wrinkles. ?

What can I do now at age 18 to have great skin in the long run and what to do to prevent premature wrinkles. ?

Protect your skin: Protect your skin from the sun and don't smoke. But since avoiding sun exposure can cause a lower vitamin d level, get your levels checks every so often or take supplemental vitamin d. ...Read more