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Doctor insights on: Inauguration Day Preschool Activities

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If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

Yes.: You can do activity that day, as long as it can be done without health risk. It might be smart to see your doctor to get an idea of how fit you are, and what actifvity you can tolerate. But even on days of no free time, simple activity can be done, like light bending exercises for 5 minutes before bedtime, or during lunch, etc. ...Read more

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How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

Very: Get them started right with healthy foods in childhood, and build healthy patterns for life. How they see their parents and other influential family members eat, is another important factor. ...Read more

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Is anxiety in preschoolers possible? What are the signs to look for? And how to help?

Is anxiety in preschoolers possible? What are the signs to look for? And how to help?

If you took Trilep-: Tal when pregnant, enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry, 1-888-233-2334, though there is no known association with Autism, which causes perseverative & other anxious-looking behaviors. Dr. W. listed both typical anxieties & anxiety disorders in pre-schoolers. OCD by age 4, specific phobias & separation anxiety need treatment if they cause harmful dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is walking two hours a day (outside of normal activity) good for you or considered too much?

Is walking two hours a day (outside of normal activity) good for you or considered too much?

Slowly increase pace: Depends on your age, weight and baseline health and fitness condition. If you're a beginner, walking is a fantastic one. Be sure your knees are healthy, choose a pair of comfortable-not new-walking shoes (drugstore gel inserts make a big difference), take a 12oz bottle of water, wear sunscreen, hat, walk in the shade in a safe path, and start tor 20 min at a brisk pace moving your arms too. ...Read more

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How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

Depends...: Personal/ work/ environmental (family, inner circle)stress has to be addressed separately. Try to resolve issues which you can. Regular exercise, Yoga, relaxation will help. Spirituality....keeps you within the defined norms. ...Read more

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I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. I'm not anxious or anything. What could cause this?

I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. I'm not anxious or anything. What could cause this?

Caffeine? Meds?: Caffeine and some meds, including supplements, as well as rec. Drugs can cause brief feelings that could feel like a rush. A rush is a nonspecific feeling, what do you mean by it? A tingling? alertness? Feel hot or cold or shaky? Details are important to help. If the symptoms are brief and not frequent and you fine the rest of the time, see if you can notice when and why it occurs and see doc. ...Read more

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How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

That can be done: Losing 1 pound each week is considered easily done, in the big picture of weight loss desires. One has to burn calories by any means possible (keep moving, keep moving, keep moving). One cannot eat more calories than needed, but instead must eat less calories than needed... which will make the body start using up that 100 pounds of stored fuel. It is a simple concept, but takes will-power. ...Read more

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I am unable to sleep at night & all the activities of current day keep coming back. L also start thing of next activities which disturbs me?

I am unable to sleep at night & all the activities of current day keep coming back. L also start thing of next activities which disturbs me?

Sleep hygiene + med?: Be sure you've not been escalating your caffeine intake or taking other meds in doses that might impair sleep (such as stimulant med for add). Engage in quiet activity for the last hour or so before bedtime, and be sure you're getting exercise earlier in the day. If the problem persists, see you healthcare provider to see if you may have a condition involving "racing thoughts" that may need med. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of ear infections in preschoolers?

What is the incidence of ear infections in preschoolers?

30?: There are some children who will never have an ear infection. Some will have a whole bunch. The exact incidence is not important. By age 2, you'll know what the story is. Being around smokers, being in daycare, having allergies, will all predispose to ear infections. The more exposure to irritants and viruses, the more likely. Good nutrition, treating allergies, avoiding smoke exposure, helps. ...Read more

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How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

Varies!: Male vs female. Body size. Child vs adult. And very important: the amount of muscle mass you already have. Someone lean and strong equaling in weight someone obese will burn more calories at rest. For most people it is 1700-2200kcal/day. This does not factor in normal sporting activities! ...Read more

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What is the difference between PDD and add as seen in preschoolers?

What is the difference between PDD and add as seen in preschoolers?

PDD is no longer a: Diagnosis in the dsm-v, having been replaced by autistic spectrum disorder. Adhd usually presents as hyperactive/impulsive type in preschoolers, since attention span at that age can typically be as short as 3-4 minutes. Each is a categorical diagnosis based on a defined pattern of (usually disruptive) behavior. 40-70% of children with ASD have adhd ; require multimodal treatment to address both. ...Read more

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How can I stop masturbating alot// cuz it stops me from day activities?

How can I stop masturbating alot// cuz it stops me from day activities?

Get seen: Usually in young men this is coupled with a porn addiction. While all men and many women enjoy erotic images, getting obsessed with this stuff so that it takes you away from the other good things in life is something that needs to change. A low dose of medication and a few sessions of good, clarifying talk from the right person will probably make your life far better. Ask your physicain. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to spend 2 min a day on dental activities?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to spend 2 min a day on dental activities?

2 Min = Not Enough: To properly address your mouth, spend 2-minutes brushing at one time; however, this should be done 2-3x/day for proper cavity prevention. Also, no flossing was done in that 2-min, and flossing is critical to stopping cavities between the teeth, as well as gum disease that causes the outright tooth loss. Bottom line, 2-min a day will still be less than necessary and cavities will result. ...Read more

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I'm having some back pain from day to day activities can a back massage help relive the pain?  

I'm having some back pain from day to day activities can a back massage help relive the pain?  

Yes: Acute back strains may take 4-6 weeks to resolve on their own. If it continues beyond that and or any added symptoms, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is it like to have addisons disease? What are the symptoms? Will it affect a person's day to day activities?

What is it like to have addisons disease? What are the symptoms? Will it affect a person's day to day activities?

Depends: The symptoms depend on the length of the disease and on how low are the hormone levels. Usually, untreated, this condition is severe and can cause low blood pressure, lethargy, unconsciousness, low sodium, high potassium and low blood sugar - adrenal crisis. Earlier symptoms are inability to cope with sickness, weight loss, salt craving, sometimes darkening of skin. ...Read more

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22mo boy fed 1000cal/day via gtube. No activity change. Has dropped from 11.5kg to 10.9kg in 15 days. Is this ok?

22mo boy fed 1000cal/day via gtube. No activity change. Has dropped from 11.5kg to 10.9kg in 15 days. Is this ok?

Weight loss, 22 mos: Any weight loss in this situation should be addressed, although. 6 kg could easily improve the next week. I would recommend contacting his Doctor, ...Read more

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I know apple does care about people health. Is the 30 min a day of exercise activity app accurate with Apple Watch?

I know apple does care about people health. Is the 30 min a day of exercise activity app accurate with Apple Watch?

150 min/week.: For 30 minutes every day of recommended physical activity is in line with the popular recommendation of 150 minutes per week of dedicated exercise. Of course, the more exercise you can do the better for your health overall (without overdoing it of course), but 30 minutes per day, five days per week is a reasonable exercise expectation. ...Read more