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What Is The Best Way To Prevent Striae Marks
Reduce Stress: Physical and emotional stress along with some diseases can contribute to stretch marks (striae). The rapid increase or decreased tension on the skin (ie. During preganancy ) are physical stressors, whereas emotional stress that is associated with increaed cortisol levels will also effect the development of striae. ...Read more
Mostly Genetic: Stretch marks are due to stress on the skin, however, every one's skin responds differently. Your genetic skin makeup will determine if you will get stretch marks. If you are pregnant you can try some skin massage and moisturizers but this will have a very small effect on if you get stretch marks or not. The only way to absolutely treat stretch marks is to remove them with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abstinence, but ...: We are humans- what is interesting is that this virus has taken advantage of what makes us quite human- as sexual beings! otherwise, minimize exposure to body fluids (i.e. Use condoms), and get tested every 3 months if you are sexually active with more than one partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk w/ your doctor: Whether or not you take preventive medications, lifestyle changes can help reduce number & severity of migraines. Avoid triggers (foods, scents). Establish regular sleep & meals. Control stress. Exercise regularly but warm up slowly as sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity may be a factor & regular exercise can help reduce weight. Reduce the effects of estrogen. ...Read more
Many options: Staying on dry land is effective but not much fun. A scopolamine patch (transderm-scop), applied several hours before you start your trip, is effective. Wash your hands after applying. You may not be able to read while wearing it. For short trips, over-the-counter Meclizine works well. Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. If you feel sick, get fresh air and look at the horizon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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