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Why Can You See What Your Body Words Are
Many, many things: The statement "you are what you eat" has never seemed more true. Unhealthy diets contribute to many illnesses and risk factors including obesity, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease. Generally, a healthy diet for most adults includes lots of fruits and vegetables, low salt, whole grains, healthy vegetable oils, lean meats or other protein sources, and balanced portion sizes. ...Read more
Treat the Cause!: Generalized itching has many causes. If you want longterm relief see a physician and be evaluated. Skin issues like dry skin, but also internal diseases like of the liver or kidney may cause this. Finding the cause determines the treatment. Treatments include medications, like antihistamines (diphenhydramine, wet- dressings, cool baths/showers, light therapy, and otc or rx anti-itch products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't smoke...: One of the very best things to do for your lungs is to not smoke tobacco products. Another "lung healthy" practice is to engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as walking. If someone works in an environment with potentially poor air quality (such as in saw mills or mining), it is good to wear appropriate respiratory protection as well. ...Read more
Are there any body signs/feelings or symptoms to tell you before you go to the dr that u might be infertile? What are they?
Infertility: The only clue that there is a fertility problem is the absence of pregnancy in a couple that has been actively trying to conceive for 12 months. Also another big clue would be irregular periods in a woman, like the absence of periods for more than 45 days at a time, or periods that come sooner than 21 days. There is no sign that men have fertility issues until a sperm analysis is done. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you crave a certain food, does that mean your body is trying to tell you that you're in need of it's nutrients?
Sometimes: It appears yes. Like in the case of pica, where people will have the urge to consume non-food(like clay) items in the setting of iron deficiency. It is thought that the body's preparation for increased nutritional needs, like salt, might drive pregnant women's cravings for things like pickles. ...Read more
Depression?: Boredom can either be a symptom of depression or sometimes attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, but often leads to difficulties with depression. It certainly is not a good frame of mind to be in. It is interesting that it is a combined perception of internal and external reality. It can be the result of excessive understimulation or excessive overstimulation eg porn causing underarousal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excessive sugar=bad: Binge eating will cause a surge in blood sugar in diabetics. Poorly controlled diabetics (high blood surgar too long) causes many problems: risks for heart disease/attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failures, dementia, increase cancers, infections, neuropathy, limbs amputations, gastroparesis (stomache can't move food well, and many many more. Be good/be healthy. Consult doc. Regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Define "weak".: Not sure what u mean by "weak". However, generally heart problems r characterized by symptoms such as tiredness / fatigue (doing usual activities), shortness of breath, trouble breathing when laying flat, swelling in ankles / legs, chest pain / pressure / discomfort, palpitations (feeling heart beat in ur chest), irregular heart rhythm (if u know how to take a pulse), feeling faint/vision greyout. ...Read more
Don't know: How do you know your hormones are "imbalanced"? Also which of the thousands of hormones in your body are you referring to? It's not just one giant entity known as "hormones". If you have concerns, check w/your doctor for advice and guidance. ...Read more
What is anemic.? What does it mean if you are anemic.? Once you are anemic are you that way for the rest of your life? What can I do to help my anemia
Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some possibilities: Reasons for missed or late periods can include: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, travel, hormone irregularities, travel, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or medical problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends: Either a pH.D., such as a trained psychologist, with a specialization in disorders of childhood. However, psychologists cannot prescribe medication. A medical doctor, such as a child psychiatrist, has psychotherapeutic skills, but also has medical training. Hence, can prescribe medication, if needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dehydration: The severity of symptoms are different in children, adult and old people. Can be mild, moderate and severe. Thirst, dry mouth or buccal mucosa, dry skin, poor skinturgor, sunkeneye, sluggish, tired, poorappetite, constipation, decrease urine out put to nil, dark urine, confusion and unable to think straight. Blood test blood urea nitrogen is high. Diarrhea & vanco for c. Diff?Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safer: Sleeping patients don't move at the wrong time. Even when we put you asleep we numb the area so your body does not feel any pain. It allows the surgeon to completely focus on the work at hand. If being asleep concerns you you may want to consider conscious sedation which is a lighter form of sedation and can easily be controlled. ...Read more
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