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What causes insomnia and what can I do to stop it?

What causes insomnia and what can I do to stop it?

Sleep hygiene: Dr suchecki provided a number of possible reasons for insomnia. Here is important information on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What causes nightmares and what can I do to stop them from occuring?

What causes nightmares and what can I do to stop them from occuring?

Many factors: Nightmares are both common & normal. We seem to notice & recall unpleasant dreams much more than pleasant ones. They may arise from fear, stress, pain, discomfort, etc, but they don't necessarily represent real life psych dysfunction. Good, deep, regular sleep is your best protection-& that's a huge topic in itself. How you end your day, & how you live your day, are big factors too. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

What causes eye twitches and what can I do to stop them?

Stress, caffeine...: Stress, caffeine, irritation. It usually goes away after a few days with each episode. ...Read more

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What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

Vairety of causes: Muscle twitching commonly occurs when the muscle fasciculates. This can occur from excessive use, recovery, denervation, seizure activity and a variety of other causes. Some of these are benign while others may require extensive evaulation. ...Read more

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What causes eyebrows to fall off and what can I do to stop it?

What causes eyebrows to fall off and what can I do to stop it?

Eye brow loss: Inflammation of follicles, trauma from rubbing or scratching, iatrogenic from plucking/ shaving/ laser hair removal, hypothyroidism, prior chemotherapy, allopecia areata, trichotillomania (pulling out hairs, psychiatric related), others. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constipation?

What can I do to stop constipation?

Exercise role: In addition to more fiber in the diet or as a supplement and increased fluid intake, there is a need for increased exercise. Perhaps you have heard people refer to their 'morning constitutional walk'? They are referring to the fact that if they walk for 20 minutes in the morning after breakfast, that is common to have the bowels move appropriately. Good health! ...Read more

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What could be the cause and what things do I do to stop any more graying and to get my hair black again?

What could be the cause and what things do I do to stop any more graying and to get my hair black again?

Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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What to do if I have sleeping problems. How can I stop this from happening?

What to do if I have sleeping problems. How can I stop this from happening?

Try these: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool;. ...Read more

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What causes cankers and what can I do to prevent them?

What causes cankers and what can I do to prevent them?

Many causes/triggers: There is no single cause of canker sores but they are often triggered by particular foods like citrus, tomatoes & gluten. Some are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly found in toothpastes. My favorite treatment is topical licorice extract, but homeopathy may also be helpful. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2013/02/11/canker-sores-causes_n_2647071.Html for a more thorough discussion. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

What causes your hair to fall out after surgery and what can I do to make it stop.?

Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop feeling so restless?

What can I do to stop feeling so restless?

Restlessness?: It depends on what is causing you to be restless. I can think of lots of possibilities. It could be physical, mental or even a combination. It could be from a thyroid problem, anxiety, low blood sugar-to name just a few. It matters how long it has been present. I would suggest starting with an evaluation from your local medical doctor and to go from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i held in my anger for to long and it caused depression what do I to get rid of it?

What to do if i held in my anger for to long and it caused depression what do I to get rid of it?

Therapy: Therapy is a good way to explore the issues that have caused the anger. It can also help you learn better coping mechanisms instead of keeping it all bottled up and causing depression. Exercise can be helpful coping mechanism for dealing with anger. ...Read more

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What is causing me arch pain and what should I do to stop it?

Possible plantar : Fascitiis. Arch supports are usualy a first step if that is the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my terrible dry mouth I have from my meds? It is very bad and it always returns despite what I try to do. Can you help me pleas

What can I do to treat my terrible dry mouth I have from my meds? It is very bad and it always returns despite what I try to do. Can you help me pleas

Low tech solution: I know this sounds "unusual", but I have some patients who hold a small polished pebble in their mouth throughout the day to stimulate a salivary flow without either dissolving or supplying the sugar that bacteria love so much in a dry mouth. Something that you would feel comfortable speaking around maybe the size of a Lifesaver candy. There are special lozenges with Xylitol in them that help too ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this headache?

What can I do to treat this headache?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more

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What can I do for dizziness and is it related to nausea?

What can I do for dizziness and is it related to nausea?

Need to see your MD.: With these symptoms you should consult your doctor, to find out what is causing these symptoms it may be related to your inner ear, and you may need some prescription medicine fot that after evaluation and finding the cause. ...Read more

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What can be the reason why i can't get pregnant? And what can I do to get the help?

What can be the reason why i can't get pregnant? And what can I do to get the help?

Many reasons.: We define infertility as regular unprotected sex without conception for 12 months. There are numerous causes. The best place to start is with an evaluation by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Please Help! I can't stop spitting and I'm not pregnant. What can be causing this and what can I take to make it go away?

Please Help! I can't stop spitting and I'm not pregnant. What can be causing this and what can I take to make it go away?

Spit or Swallow??: Instead of spitting, try swallowing. Unless there's something weird with your saliva? Or you have a nervous habit of spitting? Or you're on a medication that makes the saliva and other things flow? Or it's painful to swallow? Or you just can't swallow effectively? Or fluid keeps coming up from your stomach? Whatever it is, you haven't given enough info. And if it's that serious, see your doctor!!! ...Read more