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What's the best android (methyltestosterone) app to track of your period and also keep track of ovulation schedule?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?
Do U want it to work: The pill works basically by preventing egg release. No egg=no chance at conception. To do that the pill should be taken as prescribed to maintain the hormone levels that prevent egg release. Skip pills=hormone level falls=you might get pregnant. If you pair taking the pill with something you do every day you may not forget. If you can't, use something else or plan to be a mom soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an android (methyltestosterone) app that helps you keep track of calories you've consumed for the day by taking a photo of the meals?
24-48 hours: Not long. Be carefulGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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