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Hi, I'm a 22 yr old female - moderately healthy and not overweight. I have recently been suffering from abdominal pain after eating, excessive bloatin?

Hi, I'm a 22 yr old female - moderately healthy and not overweight. I have recently been suffering from abdominal pain after eating, excessive bloatin?

This sounds like a: food intolerance, possibly lactose. I would recommend that you keep a written log of what you are eating and see if the pain/bloating is different with different foods. You can also try eliminating a type of food, such as dairy, and see if that helps. Also, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My eleven year old granddaughter has had significant weight gain (40 to 50 lbs) in the last year. She eats a healthy diet and does not overeat. ?

My eleven year old granddaughter has had significant weight gain (40 to 50 lbs) in the last year.  She eats a healthy diet and does not overeat. ?

What is BMI: More important than just her weight is her bmi, which also takes into account her sex and height based on her age. Quite honestly, a weight of 50# does not seem ecessive to me, but i would have to know her height as well. She is likely starting her pubertal growth spurt, and the weight gain may be totally appropriate. There are several good sites online to check bmi's for kids - check that first! ...Read more

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My 20 yr old daughter has high cholesterol 270. Eats healthy, skinny, extremely active. I know heredity plays a part.What to do?

My 20 yr old daughter has high cholesterol 270.  Eats healthy, skinny, extremely active.  I know heredity plays a part.What to do?

Medication: While i'm a minimalist with respect to medications we have to be realistic. In a person who has few or none of the typical environmental risk factors (obesity, sedentary, poor diet etc) we have to assume a strong genetic propensity for dyslipidemia. In these cases, based on what we know now, this should be treated with medication to help avoid cardiovascular risks over time. ...Read more

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5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?

5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?

Do not worry: you have that special metabolism that burns calories despite eating anything you want. the most important thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, exercise modestly and get plenty of sleep. avoid energy drinks and smoking to ensure optimal health Don't worry as you get older a slower metaboism will probably appear and you will wonder about how you can avoid gaining weight ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding mask malabsorption issues. My seventeen month old child's poop has lots of undigested food in it also hasn't gained weight in months?

Can breastfeeding mask malabsorption issues. My seventeen month old child's poop has lots of undigested food in it also hasn't gained weight in months?

Can't tell for sure: but this is a serious issue which should be evaluated by your pediatrician because malnutrition may permanently impact your child's life. It does sound like that he has a digestive disorder. ...Read more

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My 19 year old daugter has an upset stomach and she vomits once in a while she is 120lbs. 5'8'' she eats fairly healthy. She is a college student, and does not drink , she smokes pot. Other than upset stomach she is very healthy.

My 19 year old daugter has an upset stomach and she vomits once in a while she is 120lbs. 5'8'' she eats fairly healthy. She is a college student, and does not drink , she smokes pot. Other than upset stomach she is very healthy.

Stomach pain: The symptom could be from many things . She may not be telling you something. Of course in young women pregnancy always has to be thought of. Other than that it could be anything from emotional distress to an ulcer. For sure periodic vomiting is not a normal thing . People tend to ignore a lot of problems thinking that they will go away. Good that you're asking about it. ...Read more

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I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

Yes: Regular exercise like jogging and a healthy diet should help you lose a good amount of weight over time. I advise a diet low in simple carbs like sugar and grains and high in vegetables. One of the best diets to support weight loss is dr. Joel fuhrman's- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx good luck! ...Read more

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My sister aged 30 years having two kids last born is 1 year old.she complaints of stomach upset, loose stools,pricking pain since1 week..please help?

My sister aged 30 years having two kids last born is 1 year old.she complaints of stomach upset, loose stools,pricking pain since1 week..please help?

Diarrhoea: Try peptobismol.....1oz per BM up to 6 times a day. Hydrate yourself. Considering the possibility of infection, parasites.....better to get stool examined and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy. Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy.  Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

Eat less animal fat: For slightly high cholesterol, you can change your diet by decreasing your carbs and dairy intake since that seems to be a bigger source of animal fat for women than eating beef/pork and can change your ldl. Also, adding exercise, fiber through more plants, red yeast rice found in canada since they still have the statin like part, and cholestoff found at drug stores. Also use coq10 before statin. ...Read more

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My 52 yo dad has unintentionally lost weight in past few months (works out but hasn't been eating healthy lately). His feet have also been cold.

My 52 yo dad has unintentionally lost weight in past few months (works out but hasn't been eating healthy lately). His feet have also been cold.

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite ??

I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite ??

Probable virus: My best guess is that you have gotten a viral infection. A virus like this will likely only last a few days at most. If not hungry it is OK to not eat for a couple days but stay well-hydrated. Consider chopping some carrots, potatoes, greens & garlic and simmering for at least 20 min. to make a mineral-rich vegetable broth to drink. ...Read more

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54 year old mom has abdomen pain, bloating, diahrea, difficulty eating at times, feels dizzy and nausea. She has high BP and has allergies please help?

54 year old mom has abdomen pain, bloating, diahrea, difficulty eating at times, feels dizzy and nausea. She has high BP and has allergies please help?

Symptoms: Need to go see the doctor and get evaluated. There are many possible explanations for those symptoms and no way to diagnose from out here in the byte world. ...Read more

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Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?

Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?

Please clarify your: Question. Gluten sensitivity may cause symptoms of ibs. If gluten free diet is helpful, there is no harm in staying on the such a diet. ...Read more

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Hello! I am a 44year old women who has always been irregular. I have 22-79 days between periods.Is it dangerous to eat iron supplements when i'm late?

Hello! I am a 44year old women who has always been irregular. I have 22-79 days between periods.Is it dangerous to eat iron supplements when i'm late?

Not likely: If you were late due to pregnancy, you would be put on a prenatal vitamin which is iron supplemented. If you mean high-dose iron (325 mg ferrous sulfate equivalent), then that may be even more constipating and your OB may recommend lower dose during pregnancy. If not iron-deficient, may only need low-dose (multivit+iron) level to help w/menstrual bleeding, if at all. ...Read more

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My 11month old daughter does not want to eat at all she only breastfeeds she has been coughing lately she is not gaining weight in fact she has lost weight am really worried help?

My 11month old daughter does not want to eat at all she only breastfeeds she has been coughing lately she is not gaining weight in fact she has lost weight am really worried help?

Upper Resp Infection: You are a very Caring Mother. I understand your distress. It is likely that your daughter has some infection causing cough and weight loss. Please take her to see her Pediatrician for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more