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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?
Yes: Of course check with your physician first. But in general 30 minutes of walking a day in most cases woud be beneficial. If you have not been walking, you might need to start slow, gradually building up to your goal of 30 minutes. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Do you believe it's possible to control Bipolar Disorder (w/ minor psychotic features) by living a healthy lifestyle alone?
If your healthy: Lifestyle includes use of a good mood stabilizer ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?
Hastens for beds: The gold standard, at least for "green" bedding, is hastens. The company reports it meets standards set by Öko-tex and others for home and environmental health. Mattresses are made with cotton and even horsehair! ...Read more
Counting on your valuable support in seeking healthy living until the end of life. No questions to ask.
What a wonderful: Attitude. Our "self talk" is very important. Cognitive psychology and an area of research called psychoneuroimmunology are topics you might enjoy reading about. Continued peace and good health. ...Read more
I know fruits and vegetables are vital to healthy living. But what are your true servings per day and how much.
Jump on in: The water's fine! Huge enthusiastic yes! swimming stretches and works out your body all over. It's low impact so it's friendly for backs and knees too. So if you're feeling amphibious, it's a great way to get moving. But most of all, choose exercise that will be fun for you. If you're not inclined to swim, that's okay. You can find something else to do. ...Read more
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While no magic fixes exist, what literature, nutrition, or resources would you recommend for best healthy living practices with Autoimmunity?
DASH diet. Even if BP is normal.
Doing the DASH or Is my BP DASH diet sensitive.
Excellent. I prefer the ebook as I can keep it on my computer to look up stuff whenever I want.
Let me know how you like it.
To test if your BP is “DASH” sensitive do Chap 9 EXACTLy for 2 weeks. If BP does not get better and you adhered faithfully to Chap 9 then BP may not be better with DASH. ...Read more
How much variation is there in aortic root diameters over time? Do they ever reduce in size with healthier living? Or do they only grow with time?
Is having too little sugar in my diet a bad thing? I'm trying to focus on healthy living. I'd be surprised if I got 500 mg of sugar a day in my diet.
I don't like smell of coconut oil. But it contains healthier ingredients so how I can use it for healthy living?
There are alternativ: If you don't like it, you are unlikely to stick with it. There are many alternatives that are just as healthy. Some are grape seed oil, peanut oil, and the old standbys, canola oil and extra virgin olive oil. See WEb MD healthy Cooking Oils Buyer's Guide for more information ...Read more
If you have a poor functioning gallbladder, but no stones or gall sludge, is it possible in time for it to heal (become functional)with healthy living?
Biliary dyskinesia: This is the term often given for patients with recurrent right upper quadrant pain with no stones/sludge and low ejection (emptying) fraction of the gallbladder on HIDA scanning. Unfortunately besides cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), there is no reliable alternative treatment. Even with cholecystectomy many patient still have symptoms! I do wish you luck. ...Read more