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Is Holding Your Breath 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is holding your breath one time per day good or bad for you? Would the lack of oxygen be bad, or the EPO be good?
Neither: Holding your breath once a day will not affect your health either way. Read more
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
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!
irina ganelis, M.D.
Los angeles eye institute
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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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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