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Timex Watch Band Adjustment
I watch what i eat, but I am 107 pounds overweight. I heard about the lap band. Can you tell me more about it?
I am not a fan : The lap band requires a very dedicated diet adherence along with a stricter exercise program compared to some of the other procedures. The gastric sleeve is an excellent, middle of the road option, but no matter what procedure you select, diet and exercise are mandatory to lose weight. Get counseling before you go ahead with any surgical option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to through out an expensive watch band or wash it when chiggers have attached to the fabric (have about 20 bite marks)?
Treat the band: There are many ways to treat the band with petsicides (not the watch mechanism-just the band) that will erradicate and kill chiggers. Simply microwaving the watch band for a few minutes (again-not the watch mechanism) will kill all living chiggers as well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch? I like indoor exercise. Thanks!
There are : Apps for this on most smart phones. I track my walking on my galaxy s4. Give that a try first. ...Read more
After buying a heavy watch with a snug band, noticed instant wrist, hand and elbow area tingling. Can this sudden onset be from nerve compression ?
Carpal tunnel: Yes. Compression across the wrist can affect the median nerve (carpal tunnel) and/or the ulnar nerve (guyon's canal). Often the numbness and tingling is worse at night. Change watch bands to a looser fit. The numbness and tingling should decrease or resolve in the next few weeks. ...Read more
Adjustment disorder: happens when you are adjusting to a new situation. Death, divorce, change of job, move to a new area, new siblings, another family member becoming ill, being a new caretaker, having many people rely on you for support. Go see a psychiatrist for meds and psychologist for counseling to gain some skills and support. Usually gets better within a short time 4-6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjustment Disorder: involves development of emotional (depression, anxiety) and/or behavioral (conduct) issues w/in 3 months of identifiable stressor (anything positive or negative causing stress) in excess of what would be expected, causes significant impairment in social occupational or educational function, and lasts less than 6 months. It may resolve or lead to longer issues. Evaluation/therapy may be necessary. ...Read more
Reshaping: Occlusal adjustment is when the chewing surfaces of teeth are reshaped by grinding specific trouble spots to allow your teeth to fit together better and more comfortably. It may involve just one single tooth, or many teeth. Ask your dentist to show you what her or she plans to do and why it is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too much change: Adjustment disorder by clinical definition is too much change in too short a period of time. The military is very good at turning civilians into service members but not the reverse. Upon leaving the service, veterans may experience too much change in too short a period of time as they learn to adjust to mainstream civilian society, which can be drastic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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