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17mo old girl, 19 lbs, wakes up middle of night asking for food each hour. I feed her and she eats a little and then sleeps. Ok or a bad habit?
Bad habit: She should fulfill all her nutritional requirements during the day. Waking up and asking for food is probably just a bad habit that needs to be removed for your and her sake. Talk to your doctor about how to improve her sleep hygiene. Tough love might be the only way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I love healthy food but spouse loves junk food. How do we meet in the middle? I try to encourage him (sometimes nagging). How do I find a good medium?
Nagging: Nagging is the worst thing to do when one wants to inspire a spouse. You have to think of him as an addict. It is not your right or place to change him. It is also not wise to let his bad choices cause you to eat poorly. Be honest about what you feel about his risks but leave it there. ...Read more
Health and wellness: why is junk food still so readily available to highschool, middle school, and even primary school kids in the us?
Cheap: It's cheap, has a long shelf-life, and provides money for the school and school district. Plus the junk food manufacturers have the financial, political, and logistical capabilities to "encourage" school districts to carry their stuff in schools. It's a shame though. School is an ideal place to teach proper lifelong health habits. ...Read more
I have pain in the middle of my chest after i eat certain foods. I have heard sometimes it can be your gallbladder- what would this feel like?
Was eating last night the food when the wrong stuck in the middle of stomach painful and in the back will it go away can I do anything to help?
Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down esophagus & in your case thru stomach), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Stuck food may need to be removed--call your doctor now how next to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ate potatoes just before bed and woke up in agony at 3 in morning with pain just below diaphragm right in the middle the pain is agony is it from food?
See your doctor: Your doctor may want to do an xray study to answer that question. There are lots of reasons that could be affecting your food pipe, some of them may show on xray, some may require direct visualization. Start off with your primary doctor and i wish you good luck. ...Read more
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