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Been on bisoprolol beta blocker one month this is only lifestyle change getting leg cramp often could it be b blocker or what do I take supplementary?
Can a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm shrink on its own or will it only grow? Is there a lifestyle change to get it to shrink?
Not really: If you are genetically predisposed to allergic rhinitis, reducing your exposure to common allergens might help, but the catch-22 is that you won't know which allergens you will react to until you start developing signs of allergic rhinitis. Irritant rhinitis can improve by limiting exposure to irritants such as perfumes and chemicals in your environment; avoid infectious rhinitis with good hygiene. ...Read more
Depends on cause: A healthy person is not likely to develop pathologically high potassium from usual diet. High potassium levels are almost always symptomatic of other disease, e.g. Renal failure, uncontrolled diabetes, life style changes may be helpful, however, it is far more important to treat the underlying illness. ...Read more
No: The location of the developing placenta inside the uterus is a random fertilized ovum implantaion event. Placenta previa occurs when implantation occurs low in the uterus by the cervix and "overlaps" the cervical opening (canal) which is more common in women who have had previous children than those who have not. ...Read more
I'm 24. Never had tonsil stones before. Now getting them at least once a month. No diet or lifestyle changes. Why am I getting them now? Prevention?
Help on the way: Tonsil stones can be a nuisance but they can be prevented. Be sure you are on a clean, plant-based diet and minimize dairy. Take probiotics designed for oral microbiome. Gargle after meals with warm, salt water plus lemon juice. Keep yourself well hydrated to keep the back of your throat flushed. Maintain great oral hygiene: brush after meals. This should be effective with consistency. Good luck. ...Read more
Absolutely: Lifestyle changes likely have more effect on preventing coronary artery disease than any "medical intervention". The big ones are not smoking, regular exercise, and what is sometimes described as a "mediterranean diet": abundant fruits and vegetables, olive oil as the principal source of fat, fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, red meat in low amounts, red wine in low amounts. ...Read more
Prostate hurts after ejaculation? Has been hurting for 2 days. Why? Should get checked? Or normal? Lifestyle change?
Should get checked: It is not normal. First, by seeing a doctor you could confirm that where you are experiencing the pain does suggest that the prostate is the likely problem. Ejaculation shouldn't cause prostatitis, but if the pain IS coming from your prostate, then inflammation or infection are probable causes. Your doctor can culture prostate secretions leading to an effective antibiotic treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Hi, I get sick very often with anything that's floating around. What's the best dietary or lifestyle change I can make to boost my immune system?
No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Blood vitamin d3 should be optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 60 to 80 ng though the recommended level is above 30 ng. Consider seeing an allergist for an immune evaluation. ...Read more
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (n.A.F.L.D.)
can be treated. The cause of 'fatty liver' is usually being overweight ('pre-diabetic'/diabetic) so weight loss is key. Exercise (30 min/day) will also help burn calories/carbs. Eat a healthy diet that's rich in fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet and instead select healthy unsaturated fats: in fish, olive oil, nuts. ...Read more
Healthy diet & more:
I agree with the recommendations you've already received, and can recommend a great vegan cookbook with recipes that are fast, easy, nutritious, low-cal, and DELICIOUS!
Appetite For Reduction, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
A friend sent it to me, and If I (not a great cook) can do these recipes, anyone can. You can find it on Amazon and other sites. ...Read more
Amenorrhea: In women and teens who diet heavily and lose weight too rapidly, menstruation or periods can become irregular, spotting, or no periods (amenorrhea). Dramatic wt loss can also lead to a risk of bone density loss known as osteoporosis. Discuss your recommended body wt for your height with your doctor and how many pounds per week is healthy for you to lose without resulting in medical problems. ...Read more
Not completely: The key is exercise, and to a lesser extent weight loss. You'll still have the strong genetic tendency, but you can keep the chemical changes and physical deterioration at bay by getting super-fit. ...Read more
Insure that calories: Burned exceed calories consumed and avoid processed foods when possible. ...Read more
Yes: Occasionally, I advise people with low blood pressure to consume salty foods, because the higher sodium content can bring up the pressure. Should drink 2 liters/day. In rare instances, I use Fludrocortisone to increase bp. In really tough cases, I use midodrine. These are both prescription meds. I have seen people use theophylline for this, and I suppose you could try good old fashioned coffee too. ...Read more
Why does prostate hurt after ejaculation? Dull constant pain and hurts more when tightens. Lifestyle change? Normal? Help? Why?
Prostatitis: Sounds like prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate. This can be caused by infection, though patients who sit for long, continuous periods of time may also develop symptoms. Best to see a urologist, who can do a urinalysis to ensure no infection is present. A digital exam of the prostate with prostate massage can also be done to look for infection. NSAIDS/sitz baths can be helpful ...Read more
Definitely: A change in diet and lifestyle has effects on your menstruation. As you lose weight, your period becomes lighter and may disappear if your BMI drops to anorexic levels. Lifestyle that involves traveling, or sleep disturbances or smoking, drugs and alcoholism can also change your menstrual pattern. Stress also can stop your menses. ...Read more
How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. If its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?
Yes and no: The are medications to reduce it depending on your evaluation. We often treat it when you have gout attacks which are due to high uric acid levels which percipitate in the joitns. High uric acid does also caus e kidney stones. There is some data to correlate with cardiovascular meidcal risks to elevate uric aicd but we often do not treat the elevated uric acid alone. These are issues to d ...Read more
I have predibetes. Without lifestyle change, generally how fast to advance to diabetes? Both my big toenails suddenly split. Is this related?
Pre-diabetes to: Frank diabetes transition rate varies from person to person, some of that variability is due to lifestyle. No matter what the rate, please consider getting some support and guidance from a nutritionist or doc to make changes now. It can be better than you think and you may prevent lots of problems in the future. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adopt to avoid her asthma getting worse? Now it acts up only in winter months when she gets a cold.
Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder? E.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?
None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. Stay upright for a hr or so. Keep the head end of bed raised 15-30 deg. Limit irretant, hot, spicy food. ...Read more
Hi, What are symptoms to look out for IBS. Is there any way to control it. Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better. What is the treatment for it!
IBS: In general, IBS is defined as a change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation, or both, which lasts for longer than six months. There should be no signs of bleeding in the stool. If you have these symptoms, A good starting point is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. If it helps, then no further medical follow-up is necessary. If it doesn't, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I am currently enrolled in Weight Watchers to lose weight and have been on the program since May 2016. I have lost close to 65 lbs. What would be my ideal weight goal for my height? I started at 313 lbs before I started my lifestyle change. BMI
Need data: To figure out a healthy target for your weight we need to know how tall you are. If you have posted it anywhere o this site in the past we cannot see it. Your posts are never linked. ...Read more
No: The HCG diet has been studied, and it is not effective for weight loss. Hcg is a hormone produced by your body when you are pregnant. Severe side effects includea ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (massive enlargement of ovaries, breast tenderness, fluid in your lungs, etc.) the only thing that will get thinner on an HCG diet is your wallet! Eat fewer calories and exercise and you will lose weight! ...Read more
I have a skin rash that keeps reappearing. I thought my doc had cured it last time but it reappeared again. I need to know it to make lifestyle change?
See a dermatologist: There are thousands of different kinds of "skin rash". Your question makes no sense. First define what you have. ...Read more
My total cholesterol came to 224.My dr had prescribed me Welchol (colesevelam) for 4 months. Any lifestyle change, diet and exercise that will rduce cholesterol. Thx.
Bad information: Hi. Total cholesterol is a virtually worthless test. What matters in atherosclerosis risk assessment are triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and non-HDL. Treatment decisions should never be based on total cholesterol. LDL is pretty much genetically determined. If it's high, medication is warranted (primarily a statin, but colesevelam is also good). Triglyceride is very diet and exercise responsive. Good luck ...Read more