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Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Can I get a full in-depth hygiene and health checklist for women? (daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life - exercise, diet, and personal hygiene)

Great question: That is a great question, but this is a limited answer forum. Make an appointment with a GYN MD who can take the time to provide you the answer that you are seeking as it involves a significant amount of time. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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How can personal hygiene affect your physical health?

How can personal hygiene affect your physical health?

In many ways: Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/107811-consequences-poor-personal-hygiene/

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Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

Is it true that poor personal hygiene may be beneficial to good health, as in creating a better immune system?

Untested: A current popular theory among some doctors is that we raise our children in too sterile and protected an environment. Because of this they are not exposed when very young to a variety of allergens which keeps the immune system healthy and focused. They then consider this might be the cause of some diseases later in life, especially asthma. ...Read more

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What personal. Hygiene should be done dail?

What personal. Hygiene should be done dail?

Many things: Wash daily with bathing or showering. Shampooing the hair should be done daily too, or at the least 3x/week. Hand washing is important before eating or handling food, and always after using the bathroom, brushing and flossing your teeth after meals is recommended and when you awake and go to sleep. Shaving areas and how often is a personal preference. ...Read more

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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

Changes in hygiene: If this is a change in behavior from usual, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor personal hygiene?

What is the definition or description of: Poor personal hygiene?

Poor hygiene: This is the patient who, for whatever reason does not bathe, brush teeth, or groom him/herself in any way. ...Read more

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I have poor personal hygiene and I am fully aware that I do, yet I find it extremely difficult to change my habits. Thoughts?

I have poor personal hygiene and I am fully aware that I do, yet I find it extremely difficult to change my habits. Thoughts?

Personal hygiene: Some conditions like depression and others are associated with poor personal hygiene. You might consider a psychiatric or psychological evaluation to discuss your concerns. If you are dealing with a mental illness, it will be hard to change your personal habits without also treating your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between depression, appearance and personal hygiene?

Is there a correlation between depression, appearance and personal hygiene?

Sometimes when a: Person is severely impaired with depression, they may fail to take care of personal hygiene ; their appearance may not matter to them. ...Read more

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I recently went to the doctor for a personal hygiene reason, what to do?

I recently went to the doctor for a personal hygiene reason, what to do?

Follow up: Follow his or her recommendations. Unfortunately, you did not include any details about your condition. ...Read more

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Is cleaning out your ears important? Why is it important if it is? And is it apart of personal hygiene? What happens if you don't clean your ears?

Is cleaning out your ears important? Why is it important if it is? And is it apart of personal hygiene? What happens if you don't clean your ears?

Ear cleaning: There is an adage that you only should use your elbows to clean your ears. In normal circumstances ear wax exits the ear spontaneously and is a form of natures ear cleaning. Q tips more often push the wax in (which normally comes out) and exacerbates circumstances of ear wax impaction. Home remedies of peroxide and baby oil may be helpful to those individuals who are prone to dry hard wax ...Read more

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My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

See a dermatologist: Rashes are rarely due to hygiene or diet factors. There are several hundred other aspects to such a rash. You are foolish to consider any course except to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My partner has a slight cut on his foreskin and its not healing. Its also sore to pull back. Personal hygiene is good.

My partner has a slight cut on his foreskin and its not healing. Its also sore to pull back. Personal hygiene is good.

See my remark: Your partner has a tight foreskin "phimosis"
The cut will heal with hygienic mearures + use topical
antibiotic oitment.
If this is a recurrent event, see a urologist...circumcision may be considered ...Read more

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My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool.. ..

My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool.. ..

Stool retention: Stool retention is a common acquired disorder of elimination. It often starts early, after a kid has a hard or painful stool & tries to avoid going. Eventually the colon balloons out & emptying becomes ineffective. They often lose the ability to stop leaking & pass liquid stool that swirls around hard chunks. It often takes a pedi GI or developmental ped a year or more to straighten these kids out ...Read more

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What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Same: Mental hygiene is an older term for mental health, but the terms can be used interchangeably. The mental hygiene movement took off in the early 1900's, and was basically concerned with the improvement of the care of people with mental disorders. ...Read more

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Which is the relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Mental Health: Refers basically to our state of emotional wellness where as mental hygiene is about how we take care of ourself emotionally. ...Read more

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How can I improve my health and hygiene habits?

Too general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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What is the importance of hygiene in maintaining health and fitness?

What is the importance of hygiene in maintaining health and fitness?

Hygiene is one: Of the pillars of health along with healthy eating and exercise. It helps to minimize your risk of developing an infectious or toxic complication. ...Read more

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Does good dental hygiene have an affect on cardiovascular health?

Does good dental hygiene have an affect on cardiovascular health?

Most likely: Numerous studies have been and are being conducted to connect the two, but most researchers feel that there is a connection. Google for articles and research ...Read more

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Help please! Is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system health/hygiene?

Help please! Is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system health/hygiene?

Not necessary: Bad odor that's h2s. High fiber can cause it. First step is tp cut down on fiber. Also be more active physically. ...Read more

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Mom has BV Frontotemporal dementia, gets btw. 3-6 UTIs a yr. Because of poor hygiene practice. How will this affect her kidneys and overall health?

Mom has BV Frontotemporal dementia, gets btw. 3-6 UTIs a yr. Because of poor hygiene practice. How will this affect her kidneys and overall health?

It's not good: This can certainly be difficult and can get worse. Discuss her needs w/ her doctor (s) and slowly prepare for care decisions. Her need for more complete care might become urgent as time passes and planning can help. A problem w/ UTIs is that they plus the antibiotics can both cause problems for the brain and tat can worsen the dementia, etc. It's a vicious cycle and help will help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is mental hygiene?

What is mental hygiene?

Wellness: Mental hygiene is doing exercises and behaviors that help you maintain your sense of well being and serenity, and reduce negative emotions and psychiatric sx. These can be things like a healthy diet, exercise, mindfulness, and having enough sleep. ...Read more

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What is mental hygiene"?

What is mental hygiene"?

Mental Hygiene: Mental hygiene is the study of the development of healthy mental and emotional habits, attitudes, and behavior and the prevention of mental illness. Another is: the branch of psychiatry that deals with the science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health, and of preventing mental disorder through education, early treatment, and public health measures. It's best to start early! ...Read more

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What is a mental hygiene issue?

What is a mental hygiene issue?

A practice: Here's a reference on the history of the term, "mental hygiene":

http://www. Jhsph. Edu/departments/mental-health/about/origins. Html

mental hygiene is the set of practices conducive to the preservation of mental health. Those practices have changed over the years, but taking care of physical health, meditation, socializing, taking time for gratitude, etc. Might all be mental hygiene practices. ...Read more

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What's the importance of mental hygiene?

What's the importance of mental hygiene?

Huge: Mental hygiene covers all those practices helping us to have good physical and mental health. Therefore, things like structuring the day so that is not too overwhelming, journaling, sleeping adequately etc, can be considered both preventive and curative measures ...Read more

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What is the importance of mental hygiene?

What is the importance of mental hygiene?

Mental Hygiene: "mental hygiene" is the historical precursor to modern movements promoting mental health. Dr. Isaac ray (one of the founders of the american psychiatric association) defined mental hygiene as "an art to preserve the mind against incidents and influences which would inhibit or destroy its energy, quality or development." it's aimed at maintaining positive mental health, and preventing disorders. ...Read more