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Doctor insights on: Things You Can Or Cant Do While Breastfeeding

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What can you do to not sleep and feel awake without drugs or coffee?

What can you do to not sleep and feel awake without drugs or coffee?

Coffee: Homeostatic sleep drives are regulated by complex factors and Adenosine being one of them, when we are awake, Adenosine builds up and makes us sleepy, coffee blocks Adenosine and makes us awake some people naturally wake up refreshed others may have sleep apnea, may need coffee, tea etc. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Could you recommend foods i can take, or methods i can use to keep from feeling tired?

Could you recommend foods i can take, or methods i can use to keep from feeling tired?

ANSWER: Sounds mundane but - a good well rounded diet, enough sleep, enough exercise and some fun. If that doesn't work, a good diagnostic workup is in order. Then you'ff find out what to do to make things right. ...Read more

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When stopping warfarin do you have to do anything or can you just stop and starting eating more vit k?

When stopping warfarin do you have to do anything or can you just stop and starting eating more vit k?

Can just stop: Normally, patients are instructed to just stop. The effects of Coumadin (warfarin) then "wash out" of the system over about 4 days or so restoring normal blood clotting in most patients. If quick reversal is necessary for a surgery or significant bleeding vitamin k (oral or iv) can be used. Special precautions are used in individuals at high risk for clotting who should not be blood thinners. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to put someone to sleep without hurting them or using drugs/medication?

Are there things i can do to put someone to sleep without hurting them or using drugs/medication?

Behavior change: Go to bed , leave bed same time night/am.Daily exercise at same time, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Limit caffeine to 1 cup coffee equivalent daily none after 10am. Eat regular diet, regular meal time, limit etoh to 2 glasses wine equivalent, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Leave bed if not sleeping after 30". Do nonproductive , relaxing things in dim light then return when think can sleep. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to pamper myself while pregnant?

What are some things I can do to pamper myself while pregnant?

Whatever you like: Take long walks, listen to music, eat ice-cream, get a massage, get a pedicure, get a manicure, watch a favorite movie on dvd, go out with your girlfriends, go out with your boyfirend/husband, essentially whatever you want as long as it is not harmful to the baby inside you. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can there be anything i can do while on antidepressants to make them work faster?

Can there be anything i can do while on antidepressants to make them work faster?

No: The changes antidepressants make take 2-3 weeks for an initial effect, and 4-6 weeks for a full effect. You can supplement them with exercise, 30 minutes a day 4-5 times a week can be very effective as treatment of depressive and anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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I will be traveling by bus and I do not want to be snoring loudly. Are there any particular positions or things i can do?

I will be traveling by bus and I do not want to be snoring loudly. Are there any particular positions or things i can do?

Oral appliance: See your dentist about a snoring appliance. It protrudes the lower jaw and opens the airway behind the tongue. This reduces the velocity of the air going to and from the lungs and that can eliminate snoring. They have some over the counter devices in the drug store that can be made at home. ...Read more

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What can I do to make myself go regularly if I have trouble stooling without medication?

What can I do to make myself go regularly if I have trouble stooling without medication?

More fluids: More often than not, most people drink inadequate fluids and/or consume excessive amounts of caffeinated drinks. Caffeine is a diuretic that actually dehydrates you and therefore is not a good fluid to keep your stools soft and passing regularly. I recommend 80 to 100 ounces of non caffeinated/non alcoholic fluid every day, more if you excecise or travel by plane frequently. ...Read more

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Can there be anything you can do while sleeping to lose extra weight?

Can there be anything you can do while sleeping to lose extra weight?

Not really: This is the time that the body needs rest to do it's reparative work. Working the body at this time would be counter productive. ...Read more

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I feel my bladder full even after going to the restroom. Is there anything I can do so I can get some sleep anything I can do or take.?

I feel my bladder full even after going to the restroom. Is there anything I can do so I can get some sleep anything I can do or take.?

Needs checkup: Could this be related to constipation or prolapse of the uterus or vaginal cyst? There micht also be bladder causes related to some uterine prolapse, or a bladder o urethral diverticulum. I suggest you consult with a urogynecologist, or a physician who specializes in female urology. Such a physician should be able to help you. ...Read more

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If you feel panicky when you get in the car what are some suggestions I can do to avoid that or help me with it?

If you feel panicky when you get in the car what are some suggestions I can do to avoid that or help me with it?

Seek counseling : Is this new or have you had this your whole life . This may be the product of anxiety since it is specific to that situation . Breathing exercises may help ...easier said than done. I would suggest seeing a clinical psychologist that can teach you techniques on how to cope with this. ...Read more

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I heard you are able to do sit-ups everyday is this true? I also heard you should do them every other day to let your muscles rest i'm confused

I heard you are able to do sit-ups everyday is this true? I also heard you should do them every other day to let your muscles rest i'm confused

Muscles need time: To repair after strenuous exercise. Even bodybuilders do not exercise the same muscle groups every day; they alternate chest with legs, etc. So every other day is fine. Get adequate protein to help muscles repair & grow. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do or eat or drink that will help me poop?

Is there anything i can do or eat or drink that will help me poop?

Yes: More fluids , high fiber diet and drink such as metamucil, more fruits as well as a balanced diet should help you with your bm. It is best that you see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.After eval, your doctor can better recommend what is best for you including med if need. ...Read more

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How do I stop craving junk food, i can't seem to stop i'm not over weight, just want to be healthier, or is there anything i can take to help?

How do I stop craving junk food, i can't seem to stop i'm not over weight, just want to be healthier, or is there anything i can take to help?

Behavioral change: Your craving for junk food is a habit that you developed after years of repetitive behavior. Every habit has a trigger, action and reward. There are usually a chain of behaviors that lead up to the urge or craving to eat junk foods. You can break the chain at any link and when you do you can change the outcome. Being mindful of your desire to be healthy will allow you to make better decisions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any suggestions on foods or exercise i can eat or do to become healthier?

Can you tell me any suggestions on foods or exercise i can eat or do to become healthier?

Healthy Foods: First of all, avoid all processed foods, avoid all GMO foods, and eat 10 more servings of non-starchy vegetables and fruits each day. Include at least one serving of cruceriferous vegetables and at least two servings of dark leafy greens like kale, collards, or spinach. Get regular exercise, including cardio, resistance, flexibility, and balance. ...Read more

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What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

Avoid Some Foods: There is a concern in pregnant & lactating women as it relates to certain foods that may harm the developing baby when ingested. Therefore, avoid fish at risk of having high levels of mercury such as swordfish, shark, mackeral and tilefish (can affect the nervous system of the deloping fetus). Limited to a maximum of 12 oz per week (per fda). Also avoid nonpasturized cheeses (brie & blue cheese). ...Read more