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For what length of time do birth control pills stay in your system?

For what length of time do birth control pills stay in your system?

1-2 days: Any pill of a birth control pill stays in your body for 1-2 days at the most. So once your finish a pack of bcp the hormones are gone within several days. That is why a woman needs to start the next pack on time to get pregnancy protection. ...Read more

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What's the best android (methyltestosterone) app to track of your period and also keep track of ovulation schedule?

What's the best android (methyltestosterone) app to track of your period and also keep track of ovulation schedule?

None = Mother Nature: There are several with more in development. Check out several and compare with your own estimates especially if ttc. It is important to personally check out something important like menstrual cycle and ovulation apps beyond their good ratings. ...Read more

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How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

Exercise improves: these systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems. Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more

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Are there ways to keep the immune system functioning and up during chemotherapy?

Are there ways to keep the immune system functioning and up during chemotherapy?

It's Tough: The essentials are a good diet rich in proteins, and some luck. Some chemo therapies really cause profound decreases in the white blood cells and this can be battled with medicines such as Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) or neupogen. There will be peaks and valleys in your white cell counts. When low, stay away from crowds and sick people and uncooked foods. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

Staying Healthy: Keeping your immune system healthy and active is very important to protect your body against diseases, infections and other ailments. Some ways to keep it healthy are by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin daily and exercising regularly. Seems simple enough, but if your body is run down or not getting proper nutrition, it can make it easier to get sick. ...Read more

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Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Working it out: Exercise works both the focused muscle groups you're exercising (legs while running, arms while lifting) and exercises your muscles of respiration as you breath faster and more forcefully. In addition to working out these muscles, you take larger volumes when you breath during exercise which allows for improved aeration and blood circulating through your lungs. All of which is beneficial. ...Read more

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What are some small healthy meals to eat throughout the day to boost your metabolism?

What are some small healthy meals to eat throughout the day to boost your metabolism?

Protein plus: 1 ounce of peanut butter, and a fruit like an apple or banana will give you protein, fiber and 200 calorie healthy unsaturated fat snack. If you want less calories, have 10z of peanut butter on celery or carrots. You can alternate the peanut butter with a 1/2 to an ounce of walnuts or almonds and increase your omega three healthy fats. ...Read more

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How to keep track of my diabetes?

How to keep track of my diabetes?

Follow: Blood sugars with home fingerstick testing kits; and at mds office with hga1c test. ...Read more

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How many meals and snacks a day should I eat to gain weight in order to work out on exercising the body in different areas of the body.?

How many meals and snacks a day should I eat to gain weight in order to work out on exercising the body in different areas of the body.?

Enough: I'm not trying to be a smart alec, but ultimately if you are exercising and gaining healthy weight like you want to, you are eating enough. I would start with three healthy meals a day and healthy snacks , focusing on lean protein sources if you are trying to build muscle, (lean meats, nuts and low-fat dairy are good protein sources). ...Read more

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Please share some tips of how to boost the immune system while taking antibiotics (besides probiotics)....Thanks!

Please share some tips of how to boost the immune system while taking antibiotics (besides probiotics)....Thanks!

Sleep, diet, supps: Stress & sugar impair immune function so minimize stress & avoid sugar! get adequate sleep. Certain vits & minerals support immune function, esp. A, c, d & zinc, so a good multivit with additional vit d is wise. Certain herbs also boost immune function- a favorite is andrographis;consider a combo product like wellness formula by source naturals.Include saccharomyces boulardii in your probiotics. ...Read more

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Hooked on herbal water pills. Trying to lose water weight and an addiction to salt. How to get off water pills and normalize kidney function. Help!

Hooked on herbal water pills.  Trying to lose water weight and an addiction to salt.  How to get off water pills and normalize kidney function. Help!

Just stop.: You are actually harming yourself i you take water pills instead of staying on a healthy diet low in salt. Talk to your doctor and let him know about your problem.It is dangerous to tamper with OTC drugs without notifying your doctor especially if you are taking other medications. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?

Pregnancy: It's not bad in that it would cause harm. On the other hand if you are forgetting pills then it wont do its job and prevent an unplanned pregnancy and is likely to trigger irregular menstrual bleeding. Perhaps the pill is not the best choice for you. Consider an iud or another method that requires less remembering. ...Read more

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To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems of digestion? Please give at least 3 examples ...

To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems  of digestion?
Please give at least 3 examples ...

Protiens, Fat, Carbs: Your small intestine begins at your duodenum and this is where your body actually digests your foods. Enzymes from your liver and pancreas break food down into its basic particles. Meats/proteins to amino acids, sugars to carbohydrates and fats to fatty acids. The rest of your small bowel has miles of small bowel to digest. ...Read more

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What are signs that your birth control pills aren't right for you/aren't working? I've been taking Seasonique and lose my appetite from time to time.

What are signs that your birth control pills aren't right for you/aren't working? I've been taking Seasonique and lose my appetite from time to time.

Varies: Some women cannot tolerate the pill, but those women usually have persistent symptoms while taking the pill. What you describe is probably not related to the pill. Some variation in how you feel (headaches, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, changes in appetite, etc) may be due to your diet or to other environmental influences. You would have to stop your pill to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Can your body get use to birth control pills, making them stop working ?

Can your body get use to birth control pills, making them stop working ?

BCPs: It is rare for BCPs too cause intolerance and fail to work. IT is accurate most of the time to 98-99% for pregnancy prevention and regular periods. Using a condom if sexually active increases pregnancy prevention as well. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks help keep your lymphatic system flowing healthily?

What foods or drinks help keep your lymphatic system flowing healthily?

Hydration: The lymphatic system drains into the venous system. So keep a healthy hydration status , exercise and avoid prolonged immobilization. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to include in our daily diets to keep the immune system healthy, esp. During cold/flu season?

What are some good foods to include in our daily diets to keep the immune system healthy, esp. During cold/flu season?

Protein + hydration: I'm not much a believer in foods 'enhancing' immune function beyond the concept of good nutrition as a whole. But go for some extra protein. And keeping yourself well hydrated will help mucus production to clear the bad bugs from your respiratory passageways. Chicken soup anyone? ...Read more