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Is Crying Good For You
Endorphins: If you are smiling i hope you are happy.When you are ;your brain releases chemicals (good ones) that improve almost all aspects of health.Factoid: fewer muscles to smile than frown;keep smiling. ...Read more
Crying can be : Emotionally cathartic. Studies show that v tension ; negative affect occur during crying. Crying may suppress contentious behavior. Crying may also serve to ^ empathy in others ; to solidify interpersonal bonds. This is addressed in: http://www.Academia.Edu/457235/when_is_crying_cathartic_an_international_study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Aspirin is very good for heart attack prevention. It is also an antiinflammatory. The problem is that the incidence of stomach problems including severe bleeding is high with aspirin. Since other antiinflammatories tend to be more gentle on the stomach we usually prescribe those instead. Aspirin thins blood more so than other anti-inflammatories as well. Discuss options with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression, Crying: Crying is one of the symptom of depression, along with feeling very sad, hurt, disappointed, rejected, feeling helpless and hopeless. Inner sadness at times gets manifested in crying.. At age 19, stressors of relationships, separation and termination of relationship can lead to crying. Accept yourself who you are. Respect yourself who you are at this time. Then release all sadness by a Good Cry! ...Read more
Balanced...: Good balanced meal with adequate protein. Protein will help keep you satisfied, and prevent quick return of hunger. Some carb is good to help fuel brain, and fat is necessary, but not excessive. I like a small omelet made from egg whites + one egg for a little yolk (fat), with whole grain toast, maybe a little fruit. About 400-500 cal. Quick stuff (donuts, pastries etc) will have you craving more. ...Read more
Is the new year a particularly good time to think about your health for coming year? If so, why is it a good time to get prepared?
Maybe: Anytime is a good time to assess your health and think about what you might do to be healthier and make healthie choices. Many associate the new year with a 'fresh start' so that may make a good time but there is also an argument that people tend to break new year reslutions soon. Make a conscous choice to choose to be healthy , exercise, loose weight, change your diet, but make it a life change! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No good idea: There are many causes of nausea and most are non-specific. It is not clear what you mean by a "good idea for nausea". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Support: To help cope with a mental illness it is best to educate yourself about the disorder. It also helps to find additional support such as a support group. Nami is a good organization and resource that can help with both and may have meetings in your town. Here is the link for your state : http://www.Namiflorida.Org/. ...Read more
Build it in: Children do change everything and "me" time does diminish. Build it in like homework or appointments. When the baby sleeps (and you are not exhausted) then do something for yourself. Find babysitters you can trust and begin to have a little time for yourself. As the children grow, maintain that time. My mother had a hair appointment every week! another mom went to the movies once a week alone. ...Read more
Yes but: Unless you have a vitamin deficiency I am uncertain they will change things musch.Since you may be styaing out of the sun you may be gettign a vitamin d insufficiency and this needs to be corrected. Ask your physician if you are low in vitamin d. I general vitamin can also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to give your child a good old fashioned beating as a last resort to get them to do what you want?
Absolutely not!: The only thing a child learns from being beaten by a parent is not to trust that parent for support or love. That and maybe it's okay to intimidate and hurt others when they're less powerful than you. Many of us have learned these lessons as kids -- but do you really want to pass that on? Please consider some parenting classes or groups where you can learn healthier options. Be well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleep problems: I agree with dr. Den. If you have terminal insomnia due to depression than it may be a good choice. Some antidpressants are used off label for sleep like Elavil (amitriptyline) or trazodone. Also make sure that you are using good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my doctor just keeps prescribing me pills for ally ailments without much question is it a good idea to find a new doctor?
Second opinion: If you are concerned about your doctor and don't have trust in him/her, then i would suggest getting a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
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