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S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more

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Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because I'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad

Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because I'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad

Unlikely: If you hold your breath too long, you'll pass out. Once unconscious, your body automatically starts breathing again. (that's why we pediatricians are never excited by breath holding spells in toddlers.) if you're not passing out while having a bowel movement, it's unlikely that your baby is suffering any ill effects. Talk to your OB about the constipation-no need to suffer. ...Read more

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Is holding my breath under water for a long period of time bad for my health?

Is holding my breath under water for a long period of time bad for my health?

Yes: You may have seen this in the movies. It offers no health benefits. It's very dangerous unless you have somebody to pull your face out if you lose consciousness. We pathologists call it "shallow water blackout." in fact, the hero of the movie that popularized it, jay moriarty, probably died in real life from an overlong free dive. I love the water and urge you to be safe at all times. ...Read more

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Will it be advisable for her to take 20mg lasik. I know a family member, she is holding so much fluid in her body and is so badly swollen that she has a real seepage problem in her hands and feet, she is short of breath which indicates she has fluid in he

Will it be advisable for her to take 20mg lasik. I know a family member, she is holding so much fluid in her body and is so badly swollen that she has a real seepage problem in her hands and feet, she is short of breath which indicates she has fluid in he

Hello, You: Hello,

you might have entered your question by mistake into ophthalmology forum instead of cardiology or internal medicine forum. Lasik in eye doctor terms is a laser vision correction procedure. Lasix, or furosemide, is a diuretic that removes excess of water from a body.

Your relative would need to see a doctor to get a prescription and you might be right about Lasix but she may need more than one med to help her condition. Finding out the reason why your relative is resisting getting medical help may help you persuade her to see a doc.

Hope it helps!
best wishes,
irina ganelis, M.D.

Los angeles eye institute
http://losangeleseyeinstitute. Com. ...Read more

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Is our breath normally good or bad?

Is our breath normally good or bad?

Yes, sometime: Bad breath is also known as halitosis.
Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease), and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree. ...Read more

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What can I do about bad morning breath?

What can I do about bad morning breath?

Oral Hygiene: Brush, scrape tongue, use good oral rinse, stop smoking, alleviate mouth breathing, use a humidifier, drink lots of water, and at last, see dentist or oral surgeon if not resolved and make sure your gums and teeth are in good repair. You may need a sleep study if you snore or gasp. Do you have a sinus infection? Is your mouth excessively dry? Tough problem. ...Read more

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Why has my breath been smelling so bad? What can I do?

Why has my breath been smelling so bad? What can I do?

Simple solutuion: The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more

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What is bad breath?

What is bad breath?

Halitosis: An unpleasant odor of the breath. It can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of these conditions need to be diagnosed by a local dentist and physician who can actually see you and determine the cause of your bad breath after taking a full medical hx. Once the cause is determined, then treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What cause bad breath?

What cause bad breath?

Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more

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Bad breath howvto cure?

Bad breath howvto cure?

Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance. ...Read more

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How to remove bad breath?

Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more

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How can I cure bad breath?

See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist rule out decay and periodontal disease. Have enhanced hygiene-- brushing at a forty five degree angle between the tooth and the gingiva, flossing correctly, using a tongue scraper and possibly a prescribed rinse. If the etiology is not determined to be dental, a MD consult may be needed. ...Read more

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What's good for bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Good oral hygeine is the key. Brush, floss, mouthwash, dentitst. ...Read more

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How do I treat bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, and you are not eating anything like onions or garlic, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. ...Read more

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What are causes of bad breath?

What are causes of bad breath?

Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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What causes really bad breath?

What causes really bad breath?

A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read more

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What usually causes bad breath?

What usually causes bad breath?

Bad Breath: There is a whole host of causes of bad breath, both medical and dental. Visit this site for more information:

http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bad breath?

What causes chronic bad breath?

Gum disease for one: Tonsillar stones are one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Periodontal disease is another. Also a decayed tooth, or gastric reflux as well. Don't over use mouth rinses to hide oral odors, rather see a dentist or ENT to rule out some of these issues. ...Read more

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How to cure bad breath problem.?

Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral health, and you are on no medications which can cause salivary gland decrease, you may wabt to see your doctor. Good oral hygiene is imperative, teeth, gums, flossing, and tongue should all be cleansed frequently. ...Read more

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What can l do for my bad breath?

What can l do for my bad breath?

causes of breath: Bad breath may be caused by infection, periodontal disease or post nasal drip. First a professional should diagnose your problem and then an appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath?

Many causes: Bad breath can be caused by various conditions. Food which begins breakdown in the mouth eventually is broken down enters the bloodstream carried to your lungs and finally given off in your breath. Poor oral hygiene leading to gum disease adds to halitosis. Smoking and tobacco chewing can cause it as well. Finally medical conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease can cause halitosis. ...Read more

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Why does garlic cause bad breath?

Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read more

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Does cloysis work for bad breath?

Yes, Usually: Closys is very good for bad breath, if the bad breath is coming from your mouth or throat. However, if the bad breath is coming from an oral disease or infection, mouthwash will not help. Likewise, if the bad breath is coming from farther down your throat or a stomach/intestinal issue, a mouthwash won't help very much. So, try it and see. If it doesn't help, you should see a dentist for help. ...Read more

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What should I do about bad breath?

What should I do about bad breath?

Good oral hygiene: First step is to make sure you are brushing and flossing on a regular basis. Next, if you have not seen a dentist for a while, make an appoiintment for him check for any gum problems. Gums problems, gum disease cancause bad breath. This is the first step. There can be other causes of bad breath, but I would start here first. ...Read more

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What can I do about my bad breath?

What can I do about my bad breath?

Med causes: Dr sandler provided an excellent response. Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc.. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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How come I always have bad breath?

From the lungs: If you have a reasonablly clean mouth, it may be coming from within, like the stomach or lungs. See a dentist first, then a physician if you want to be sure, . ...Read more