Living healthier - Doctor answers
My pressure is constantly on the 130's sometimes goes up to 150 upper number not on medication lower is 70's is that bad am 40yrs lady living healthy?
I am working on losing weight/living healthy, and have started eating lots of fruit (6-8 servings). I have been losing weight. Does this sound healthy?
Weight control: Great plan for the first 2 weeks, then consider mediterranean diet. ...Read more
Can I walk for 30 minutes wen I am pregnant. I want to start living healthy but im scared that change of dieting and strolling might be stressful 4 d baby?
Unhealthy vs healthy: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19 Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27 What gives?
1. Improving your diet.
2. An exercise program.
3. Stress reduction.
4. Avoidance of toxins such as nicotine, drugs, and excessive alcohol.
5. Associated with people with similar/positive outlooks.
6. Ample rest/sleep/recreation time.
Seek professional help in any of the above areas as needed.
Best wishes. ...Read more
An Integral Role: Great question! This is a topic often overlooked by healthcare providers. A healthy diet, meaningful exercise, adequate sleep, and "play" are the important components in living a healthy life. Where sleep affords one the opportunity to rest and regenerate their physical being, "play" gives one a chance to energize their psychological being. Play can include leisure activities, family, & career. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: For sure. High cholesterol is only one of many risk factors and, the cholesterol that we measure in clinical practice isn't even the whole story (ie, what appears to be high may be non-injurious when it is sub-typed - which is usually only done in specialized research studies). If your family has good longetivity and you're controlling other risk factors, don't sweat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you believe it's possible to control Bipolar Disorder (w/ minor psychotic features) by living a healthy lifestyle alone?
I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?
Pkd: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had c.diff colitis 4 years ago with no relapse, are my chances good of living a healthy life aside from the IBS after the infection? Like can someone get c.diff only once in their life? I have had so many worries about it. I am currently tailoring
C Diff recurrence: C Diff can reoccur, but usually related to antibiotic use. Easily treated with medication. So please try not to worry if no symptoms of diarrhea. ...Read more
Many media sources: Not only do magazines have articles but also newspapers, radio, tv, websites and apps offer health information now. And, of course, health care providers share information in many ways. The key is in finding information from credible sources that are independent of corporations. Therefore, I favor. Gov or us government sources like healthfinder. Gov and cdc. Gov for digital health information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy living: has exposure to problematic artificial chemicals really been increasing over the last few decades?
No one knows: It is clear that modern society has introduced many new substances exposed to humans over centuries. That being said, there is no way to make an overarching statement about all artificial chemicals, their release, and their heath impact. Each item (voc, allergen, toxin, etc) based on its substance, route of human exposure, dose over time can have an impact. The health impact of each must be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude. If done in a group setting it may also provide social support. Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The food pyramid: Has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer