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Correct - not Ebola: This description is not consistent with Ebola. But - do recommend medical evaluation to rule out other types of infection. ...Read more
Numerous.: Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, so the entire body suffers once in menopause (when estrogen and Progesterone production cease completely). Symptoms range from depression, insomnia, hot flashes, irregular vaginal bleeding to dryness, painful intercourse, low libido, dry skin, urine leakage, to increased risk of osteoporosis, dementia, and heart disease. ...Read more
Balance: I personally like to balance carbs with protein. If I have a carb-heavy breakfast like toast, I am hungry 2 hours later. I make sure I have protein, like a hard boiled egg or Greek yogurt, to help get through the morning. I may also have apple slices with almond or peanut butter as a mid-morning snack. Smoothies are also a great option to get a little bit of veggies, like kale or spinach ...Read more
Time to get checked: Depending on your other symptoms, there are several possibilities. It is very common for women to get urine infections, especially if you've only had the pain for a few days. Try cranberry juice and emptying your bladder frequently over the next 2 days. If your symptoms do not improve, you should go to your doctor to get tested as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Not always: The best marker for ovulation monthly is to have a menstrual cycle monthly. If cycles are light, irregular and spaced out farther than 35 days, it is a sign you may not be ovulating regularly. There are many reasons for not ovulating and it may take a visit to your provider to get an explanation. If you do not ovulate regularly for many months or years there is an higher risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more
Periods twice/month: You need to go to a gyn for an evaluation. Blood needs to be drawn to check your hormone levels. You will also need an internal examination by the gyn and perhaps an ultrasound of your uterus and ovaries. See a gyn for a diagnosis of the cause of your problem and a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more
Poor sleep - due to interruptions.
Inadequate sleep - often true at age 19.
Medications (stimulants) or alcohol - again age 19.
Possible that you have a primary sleep disorder or obstructive sleep apnea.
Depression / anxiety.
If your tiredness wears off during the day you do not likely have a more global cause. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you are a smoker, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from some other etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If you smoke, smoking cessation is absolutely necessary and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
It depends: This question is very complex and depends on a lot of factors. If you are healthy and not anemic, and eat a well balanced diet, you will likely get the iron you need from your diet and not require any supplemental iron. For an excellent reference that breaks down iron requirements see the nih's web page on iron information and daily intake requirements at http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/iron/#h. ...Read more