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What can I do to stop choking on food? Eat smaller or bigger bites?

What can I do to stop choking on food? Eat smaller or bigger bites?

Smaller: Eat small bites and slowly. It needs to be coated with saliva for better digestion and lubrication down your esophagus. ...Read more

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Can eating takis chips cause cancer? because i like them and eat them a lot if they do i need to stop!

Can eating takis chips cause cancer? because i like them and eat them a lot if they do i need to stop!

Enjoy your chips: There's a made-up internet scare e-mail about a pediatrician saying they cause stomach bleeding and cancer. It makes no sense and I've heard nothing from real-medicine to support it. I've wondered whether these originate with crackpots, pranksters, or competing manufacturers. I am not sure that they are an appropriate snack for a toddler, but if you like those things, you shouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Halo I exercise n I loose just s small potion n I gain it back, n I can't stay away from food, what can I take to help with the food intake ?

Halo I exercise n I loose just s small potion n I gain it back, n I can't stay away from food, what can I take to help with the food intake ?

More fiber!: Don't stay away from food! Instead eat healthy, including more fiber. Fiber is filling. Check out DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian/vegan diets as proven ways to eat healthy w/o additional expense. But make sure that whatever you eat is nutritious. Sure a box of sugar coated cereal is vegetarian but it's not healthy. Avoid sugary drinks. Beer, too: just empty calories. Exercise enuf 4 500kcal/d def ...Read more

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When i eat large quantities of food i just get really upset with myself and tend want to eat more. What do I do about it?

When i eat large quantities of food i just get really upset with myself and tend want to eat more. What do I do about it?

Self control: It's great that you recognize this. But you have to make an effort to avoid eating when you are upset. Give yourself some time to cool down .. find an activity that isn't eating to distract yourself and while allow you to dissipate some of that negative energy. ...Read more

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Cut on the roof of my mouth, can barely eat, I'm a body builder I need to eat what do I do to heal it faster ?

Cut on the roof of my mouth, can barely eat, I'm a body builder I need to eat what do I do to heal it faster ?

Try H2O2: Try rinsing out your mouth with diluted Hydrogen peroxide twice a day. DO NOT SWALLOW THE H2O2! Use a capful of H2O2 in 1/2 cup of warm tap water. Rinse and spit. ...Read more

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I think im addicted to eating.. Is their something i can do to help stop from eating bad food all the time?

I think im addicted to eating.. Is their something i can do to help stop from eating bad food all the time?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

Why the Fear?: Unless you have some dental/oral problem, you should not have any problem chewing or swallowing. Nature has set up very effective defenses inside our throat that food is guided towards the right passage as long as we are alert and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would not hesitate and become so cautious as you are...It is not helpful to you. So relax, take big bites and quit worryi. ...Read more

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My stomach becomes big anytime i drink or eat food and i eat it in small quantity .. I think it mint be belly fat i need help to get rid of it ?

My stomach becomes big anytime i drink or eat food and i eat it in small quantity .. I think it mint be belly fat i need help to get rid of it ?

Exam: I suggest a complete physicial exam and abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder disease. You will also require comprehensive blood testing. ...Read more

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How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?

How do I introduce baby to solid food without my fear of choking? I plan on all homemade food. Terrified of giving anything too chewy or hard. Advice?

Choking: You don't say how old baby is. But if he is ready, start wit soft food blended to smooth consitancy. Small spoonfuls. Have him sitting up straight in high chair and watch him closely as he swallows and spits out. Don't force him. Once you relax and he gets used to it, you can try thicker food...And so on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anyone help I am not eating proper meals will cook them when I go to eat I don't want or don't like the taste ?

Can anyone help I am not eating proper meals will cook them when I go to eat I don't want or don't like the taste ?

I'm sure someone...: ...can help but not someone on Health Tap's free Q & A application. The problem could be coming from an abnormality in the brain, somewhere along you digestive tract or even from a psychiatric condition like anxiety. You also need to find out if you're suffering from any consequences of malnutrition as a result of your aversion to food. ...Read more

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I have a problem eating anything because of the fear that bugs may be in my food. I can't eat regularly anymore & it's beginning to take over me. Help?

Girls and Food: Hello utah. Please, if you cannot tell your mom about this, please get in to see your pediatrician. Girls in particular can get into significant trouble with their health over food and mental health. You very well may need some therapy individually or with other girls. This is not an uncommon problem and there will be people there that can help you. ...Read more

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When I eat ketchup, mustard or mayo I get these cold sore like things on my lips any easy way to get ride of them ?

When I eat ketchup, mustard or mayo I get these cold sore like things on my lips any easy way to get ride of them ?

Yes: stop eating what your body doesn't like. Also there is a cream over the counter for cold sores. It might be not cold sores . It could be an allergic reaction to what you are eating. Hope that's help. ...Read more

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Every time i eat big portions of food or i eat something spicy my jawbone locks, doesn't hurt but its harder for me to eat. Why does this happen ?

Every time i eat big portions of food or i eat something spicy my jawbone locks,  doesn't hurt but its harder for me to eat. Why does this happen ?

TMJ: In some folks the joint between the jaw and the skull, the TMJ, can be unstable , and my pop out of joint with wide openings of the mouth. I'm not sure why you experience this with spicy food. I suggest you discuss this with your primary physician and/or your dentist. It's not uncommon that there is little or no pain. (TMJ = temporomandibular joint...that's why we use TMJ) Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I stop binge eating ? I mean over consumption of any food i can get my hands on and throwing it back up .. I cannot stop .. Any hints to help ?

How do I stop binge eating ? I mean over consumption of any food i can get my hands on and throwing it back up .. I cannot stop .. Any hints to help ?

OA/ med evaluation: Over eater's anonymous is a free support group that can be very helpful at addressing emotional aspects of eating. Once binging and purging become a pattern, that could be an eating disorder and warrants professional evaluation. A medical evaluation to check for bodily damage and a psychological assessment as well. Take care. ...Read more

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I try to eat smaller portions and not just raid the pantry but I feel like I can't help it because my brain is craving taste. What to do?

I try to eat smaller portions and not just raid the pantry but I feel like I can't help it because my brain is craving taste. What to do?

Hard w/o more info: Dr. Saghafi referred your ? to me - I hope I can add to his good thoughts. You don't say if you're bulimic or overweight or have some illness or take meds, so... But if it really is only some taste you crave, flavored waters exist. And, water is a great idea anyway. Cravings can mean a real deficit, so you might want some lab work to discover that. A talk therapist may help find an emotional need. ...Read more

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Iv lost 15 pounds but at night i tend to get really hungry. I try to snack on apples or grapes no help! what can I do to not eat to much a night?

Iv lost 15 pounds but at night i tend to get really hungry. I try to snack on apples or grapes no help! what can I do to not eat to much a night?

Try to control it: Try to avoid snacks, as they make it more difficult (or even impossible) to lose weight. Try exercise before bedtime. If you must snack, use low calorie foods such as veggies, not fruit which can have lots of calories. Check w/your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What should I eat or do to make boobs and butt bigger?

What should I eat or do to make boobs and butt bigger?

Eating particular : Foods will not cause weight gain in specific areas of the body. If you do not desire overall weight gain, then work with a trainer to build up your gluteals (butt) ; pectoralis muscles. This will not increase cup size however. ...Read more