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How to acces Step tracker?

How to acces Step tracker?

Depends on device: Many devices contain a step counter or are themselves pedometers. If missing the information manual, one can go online and search for the particular device's step counter. Online instructions are usually easy to follow. For normal, healthy people, 10000 steps a day is a good goal. If not able to get 10000 steps a day, one may still see benefits from about 6000 steps a day. ...Read more

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Where can I find the best exercise tracker?

Where can I find the best exercise tracker?

Strava: I like strava. There are apps for smart phones. It uses gps to track runs and biking . Nike + is another. ...Read more

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Could I have adddison's disease if online disease tracker says so? I am 18

Could I have adddison's disease if online disease tracker says so? I am 18

Not likely: It's not very likely, as addison's disease is rare (about 40-60 cases per 1 million people) and usually presents between ages 30-50. President kennedy was one such person. It would be best to see your primary care physician about your concerns -- that way you can have a conversation and a thorough evaluation, rather than guessing (which can be scary for anybody). Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?

I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?

Maybe.: There hasn't been very clear research into the effects of vibration. But any kind of repetitive movement, applying acceleration/deceleration forces on the body (not to mention lots of sitting!) might be less-than-ideally healthy. If you can, try to pad your seat, eat a healthy diet, take frequent brakes, and exercise. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for traveler's diarrhea?

What do you recommend for traveler's diarrhea?

Graduated therapy: I'm a believer in *treating* travelers diarrhea (td), which is common & often bacterial. Mild symptoms can be controlled with otc Imodium (loperamide) (anti-diarrheal) & hydration. More acute symptoms can be treated with the addition of a short course (one day!) of an antibiotic, usually ciprofloxacin. Some regions (se asia) have Cipro resistance -> azithro or rifaximin. Consult your travel medicine provider! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have traveler's diarrhea?

What does it mean if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Diarrhea on a trip: Traveler's diarrhea can be cause by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal discomfort. Most cases of traveler's diarrhea can effectively be self-treated with Imodium (loperamide) and fluids. Antibiotics may be prescribed. High fever and bloody stools may indicate a more serious infection and the need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about traveler's diarrhea?

How much should I worry about traveler's diarrhea?

Depends location: Travelers diarrhea (td), a bacterial diarrheal infection is common in some locations and not in others. Td is common in countries where refrigeration and/or cooking fuel are in short supply. Check the cdc website and with your travel medicine specialist to determine risk at your destination. Learn to prevent it by washing your hands, eating cooked food served hot, and bottled or filtered water. ...Read more

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What's the most common cause of traveler's diarrhea?

What's the most common cause of traveler's diarrhea?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to beat traveler's diarrhea?

Are there any natural ways to beat traveler's diarrhea?

Yes: Simple avoidance measures help: wash your hands, drink bottled water, avoid ice and eat cooked food served hot. Mild traveler's diarrhea (td) can be 'treated' by staying hydrated. Use special rehydration beverages if dehydration is a concern. Most td will go away on it's own. If you have fever, blood, or dehydration contact a doctor. ...Read more

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Will exercise help me recover from traveler's diarrhea?

Will exercise help me recover from traveler's diarrhea?

No: You need to rest while your body tries to fight infections. You may need antibiotics. Keep good hydration and see a doctor if diarrhea persist more than 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Could it be something bad if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Yes: Traveler's diarrhea is usually just that and resolves on its own or with Imodium and an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may have something more serious if you have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, high fever or your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting traveler's diarrhea?

Are some people more prone to getting traveler's diarrhea?

Yes: People who have gastro-esophageal reflux (gerd) and take certain medications which block acid production, such as Prilosec or nexium, (esomeprazole) are more likely to contract traveler's diarrhea (td). Also people who have underlying problems with immunity are more susceptible. If you are traveling to an area where td is common, drink bottled water, avoid ice, wash your hands, and eat cooked food served hot. ...Read more

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Are the period tracker apps on our phone accurate at telling us when we get out periods?

Variable: Just like each human being, even electronic trackers are variable. They may be able to calculate out probable dates for you, but there is no guarantee that they will match your personal physiologic variability. Since menstrual cycles can be very irregular, you may or may not be able to rely on this, . ...Read more

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My sister says she has traveler's diarrhea. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has traveler's diarrhea. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Minimally so: "travelers diarrhea" is common in areas of poor infrastructure, where your fook or drink may become contaminated by someone elses feces due to contaminated water or poor sanitation. If your sister's family members are traveling with her, then "yes", they are also at some risk. However, if good personal hygiene is used (good handwashing, etc), the contagious risk is very low. ...Read more

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My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

My sleep tracker tells me I am restless average 10+ times per night and wake up 2+ times is this normal?

It's all depends : It all depends if you are having symptoms such as daytime fatigue, not refreshed sleep, lack of energy that may pinpoint to some sleep disorders ...Read more