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What do you do when your.Constipated?

What do you do when your.Constipated?

What to do: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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What can you do when your constipated?

What can you do when your constipated?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What do you do when you are constipated?

What do you do when you are constipated?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do you know if your really constipated?

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How do you know if your really constipated?

Constipation: Normal frequency of bowel movement ranges from several times a day to once a week or so, as long as your stools are neither liquid (diarrhea) nor so hard that you have to strain tremendously (constipation). Sure you need to push some, but veins on your forehead shouldn't pop out while pooping! Eat plenty of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise regularly to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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What should you do and not do when you pull your hamstring?

What should you do and not do when you pull your hamstring?

Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury may take 4-6 weeks to heal the initial treatment is ice, rest and nsaids. You need to gradually return to sports as jogging will be much easier than sprinting.. In general, don't do anything that causes pain in the affected area. Many of these recur. ...Read more

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Please advise me. What do you do when you're hungry all the time?

Please advise me. What do you do when you're hungry all the time?

Eat!: Eat when you're hungry but not in response to emotion. Make sure to eat healthy. Sugary foods will increase chance of being hungry as soon as sugar high wears off. Check out DASH & Mediterranean diet as proven to lower risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, etc. Eat plenty of fiber to fill you up. Lean protein will take longer to digest & keep you fuller. ...Read more

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What do you do when you have cramps--what medicine?

What do you do when you have cramps--what medicine?

Menstrual cramps?: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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How do you know if your constipated?

How do you know if your constipated?

Definition: irregular and infrequent bowel movements is commonly called constipation. Those who do not have daily movements get concerned More fluids daily - 8 glasses of water and stool softeners are treatment ...Read more

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What do you do when you are constipated to treat it?

What do you do when you are constipated to treat it?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm too so stressed I do not know what I will do?

What do you advise if I'm too so stressed I do not know what I will do?

Don't let it...: ...make you sick. Chronic stress, a mainstay of modern life, doesn't merely exacerbate disease, it can cause it. Here are a few: 1) the common cold; 2) weight gain; 3) slower healing; 4) sleep dysfunction; 5) heart disease; 6) depression; 7) ulcers & other GI problems (like Irritable Bowel, indigestion/dyspepsia, flares of Crohn's/ulcerative colitis); 8) back, neck, & shoulder pain. Ref. AARP11/14 ...Read more

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What should you do when you have diarrhea?

What should you do when you have diarrhea?

Clear liquid diet: clear liquid diet for 24 hr then gradually soft diet and increase to regular diet as tolerate. ...Read more

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How do you know when your ovulating. Do you get like crampy pains?

How do you know when your ovulating. Do you get like crampy pains?

Confirm ovulaton: Not ever woman notices changes that can occur with ovulation such as crampy pains prior to, clear mucus the day before or tender breasts the week after. I suggest using a otc urine test to detect the lh surge as an aid to determine if you're ovulating. ...Read more

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Why do people always try to tell you what you should do and should not do in pregnancy?

Why do people always try to tell you what you should do and should not do in pregnancy?

Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether based on experience or not, they hope to help you with the difficult transition. Remember, every pregnancy and baby is different, so listen to what everyone says, but know that it isn't necessarily true for your own experience! ...Read more

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What should you do when your allergies are really bad?

What should you do when your allergies are really bad?

See an allergist: See a board certified allergist, they can test you to find your triggers and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to control your allergies. ...Read more

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What to do when you hurt your groin?

What to do when you hurt your groin?

Hurt groin: Evaluation by your doctor is needed to determine the cause before treatment can be instituted ...Read more

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What do you do when you're really sick but you have to go to school?

See doctor: If you are really sick you should always see the doctor. If indeed your doctor agrees the doctor can give you a note to be excused from school for a period of time. ...Read more

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What do you feel when you are pregnant and you don't want to be?

What do you feel when you are pregnant and you don't want to be?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do you know when your pregnant?

How do you know when your pregnant?

Signs of Pregnancy: Lack of menstrual period, breasts tenderness( 1-2 weeks) implantation vaginal spotting ( 6-12 days), increase urinary frequency, fatigue, tiredness, nausea or morning sickness (2-8 weeks), backache, headache, darkening of the areoles ( nipples), food cravings or aversions to food, eventually bluish discoloration of vulva and vagina, increased size of uterus with increased weight. ...Read more

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