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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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What is the best way to increase your energy before a long muscle endurance workout ?

What is the best way to increase your energy before a long muscle endurance workout ?

Carb loading: Many exercise gurus recommend carbohydrate loading before engaging in a prolonged period of intense exercise. ...Read more

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What's the best way to increase my energy levels during the day without energy drinks?

What's  the best way  to increase  my energy  levels during the day without  energy drinks?

Low energy: Do you get enough sleep at night? Do you snore? Are you depressed? Please find the reason for low energy level before try to fix it. Caffeine helps for energy before you talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

Not really: There are many medications and dietary supplements that are marketed to help with weight loss. The sad truth is that none of them are much more effective than diet and exercise. You can't just exercise, you have to cut down on your intake as well. Unfortunately there are no real shortcuts although there are many people who will try to sell you one. ...Read more

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I have a k pouch and have very low energy. What is the best way to regain my energy? Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

I have a k pouch and have very low energy.  What is the best way to regain my energy?  Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

Exercise: You should exercise more. I know it is difficult with a k pouch, however i would speak with your surgeon about what can and can not be physically tolerated. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get more energy?

What is the best way to get more energy?

Exercise: The best way to improve your energy is to exercise regularly, starting slowly, and working your way up to 30-45 minutes a day, nearly every day. Eating a balanced diet is also important, and if this is difficult, at least take a multi-vitamin every single day. Lastly, when we are down, we don't have energy, so do what you can to improve your mood...Enjoy life, go outside, be with friends. ...Read more

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I have much less energy and a slower metabolism recently, what's the best way to determine whether it's aging vs. Something else?

I have much less energy and a slower metabolism recently, what's the best way to determine whether it's aging vs. Something else?

Aging vs ???: See your fp for a thorough history & physical, including basic lab work like CBC w/ differential, chemistry, lipid profile, thyroid function. History is important since it will guide doc towards what other studies to order. Be sure to take (list of) all meds & supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get energy while work 12 shifts?

What's the best way to get energy while work 12 shifts?

Energy working work: Long shifts require breaks. Planned 2-10 minute breaks every 1.5-2 hours. If permitting, daylight exposure and exercise recommended (walk outside on a break). Avoid missing meals and add small snacks every 4 hours. Medications can be helpful but do have side effects. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to choose chinese herbs for energy and overall health?

What's the best way for me to choose chinese herbs for energy and overall health?

See Chinese Med doc: This should only be determined by a chinese medicine specialist. Herbal prescriptions of this type requires knowledge of your individual health state and history. Certain medical conditions like hypertension, anxiety, hyperthyroid, diabetes or heart disease could be worsened or complicated by "off the shelf" energizing herbs. ...Read more