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Things You Can Or Cant Do While Breastfeeding
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
With my anxiety when I freak out or start to or even just thinking negatively as well I tend to get tired immediately is there any thing I can do?
Cognitive-Behavioral: Therapy. If that's not controlling your symptoms after an adequate trial, see a psychiatrist to discuss medications. ...Read more
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
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
Cold turkey: It's safe to stop all at once. ...Read more
You can't: Remember the term "beer belly". It is for real. ...Read more
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