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Why Do I Feel Worn Out
I just started working out, why do I feel tired and very worn out afterwards? This is mainly if I work out longer than twenty minutes at a time. Get better
Multiple causes: There are many reasons for fatigue with exercise. If one has just started working out, the intensity of work out may simply be too high and needs to be reduced. Slowly increasing the intensity from a lower level. Medical conditions that can also lead to excess fatigue. A medical evaluation prior to further participation would be warranted especially if decreasing doesn't improve or if older. ...Read more
What is it doing: Bite plates are used for a variety of dental purposes. If it is used to enable teeth to erupt you wear it until the teeth contact with the plate in place. If it is worn to control grinding it may be used from now on. Check with you doctor to see how long your treatment is anticipated as different appliances get different results in different people. ...Read more
Possibilities: .. are threefold. 1) not an allergic reaction to the ear ring; 2) you have since developed a sensitivity since the last time or 3) the plating on the jewelry has eroded and contact with an underlying metal is now taking place. Testing for metal and other contact allergens is available and can guide management strategies. An Allergist can help! ...Read more
Yes: Many fitness trackers now come in bracelet form. Here is a great article: http://www. Wareable. Com/fitness-trackers/the-best-fitness-tracker ...Read more
Sanitary: It would be more sanitary to wear clean underwear each day. However for some people who are impoverished - this may not be possible. ...Read more
Yes, due to gravity: Ted hose and any other variety of compression stocking is fairly uncomfortable and tough on the skin. It is good to give your skin a break at night. Gravity pulls fluids to your legs when you stand during the day, so that is the right time to wear the stockings. But the fluids redistribute at night when you raise your legs - again because of gravity! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, by not wearing your retainers your teeth will move over time. Retainers are a life long function to maintain that where your teeth ended up after ortho will stay where they need to be. As you get older your teeth want to move even if you didn't have orthodontics. Since you have had ortho then your teeth will want to move even more. ...Read more
Possibly: See your physician to ensure that there is not a medical cause. ...Read more
Needs eval: See the doctor who prescribed the lens for evaluation. It sounds like it is not fit properly. ...Read more
AFO: They stabilize the ankle & foot. Amount of time worn depends on type of injury. Consult your orthopedic doc. ...Read more
Would a woman's body be worn out quicker after she has a baby or two, compared to remaining childless?
I have worn make-up for many years. (concealers and liquid) should I be concerned about the toxins in my body?
No: You don't need to worry. The only potential harm would be bacterial contamination of your makeup. Replace your makeup every 3-6 months even if the bottle is not empty, and wash out any application sponges or brushes periodically, especially if you are noticing blemishes on your skin. ...Read more
I haven't worn my retainer for a few years and still have my built in retainer what should I do? Can I wear it again?
I have never worn glasses and my vision is pretty good (but not perfect) - am I making my vision worse by not getting glasses?
Not at all: Glasses do not strengthen or weaken your vision; they simply provide your eyes with better focus. You may see and feel better with a pair of glasses (especially when driving), but as long as you are comfortable and your vision is within your state's legal limits for driving, you do not have to wear glasses. ...Read more
I've worn the same orthotics for 2 yrs but they don't seem to be helping anymore, how can I relieve pain until I get a new pair?
You cant: These orthotics are likely to have taken you as far as they can. The orthotic provides progressive stability and when you have reached the amount of correction the orthotic provided you will either be done or looking for more correction. You are looking for more correction so. Don't hesitate, and fine someone locally that understands and can help. ...Read more
I have been feeling worn down the past few days and congested (improving though). I took my temperature a few times and it said 96-97 degrees.
Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey, hot steam showers, Cold Eze Losenges, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 tab (325 mg each) every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. OK to use Robitussin DM - 2 tsp every 4-6 hrs as needed.
OK to use 12 hour nasal spray (Afrin, Dristan, generic) 2/nostril for 48-72 hours and Nasal saline spray or gel every 3-4 hours as needed. Claritin 10mg/day for 7-10 days for post
nasal drip. ...Read more
Got a painfull neck and back because of work, lifting and pushing, had my neck xrayed and said it was worn, is there anything I can do to relieve?
I usually wear only contacts, and I haven't worn a pair of glasses in a year. So I got glasses and its totally different then contacts is this normal?
I have a ctd, work fulltime & some saturdays am worn out & just want 2 be alone & do my own thing. Is that abnormal or should I push myself 2 be social?
Be social: I can understand your pain, but should try to be social. If you need help speak to your doctor for help. ...Read more
Protect what's left: The first thing to do is to protect the cartilage you have. Be careful with the use of anti inflammatory medications (nsaids). Even though they reduce pain long-term use actually softens and damages joints. Then use nutritional supplements like glucosamine and msm. Next try to get help from a physical therapist to learn ways to improve how you use the damaged joint. ...Read more
Yes: Patients wear the most amazing things to visit their doctor. Lingerie is certainly within that category. ...Read more
Loss bigger risk: It is not so much the chlorination/salt at issue, it is the fact that the moisture in your eye helps hold the lens on/in place. If you have water on both sides, you decrease that effect and can lose the lens. If wearing goggles, should be ok. Otherwise is mostly your risk-of-loss tolerance. If bromine disinfectant (usually only hot tubs), can discolor lenses. ...Read more
Soft contact lens: If your tear formation is sufficient, and your cornea is healthy and your eye lids are healthy to allow safe wear of a contact lens then a soft contact lens is the way to go. ...Read more
Fentanyl patch: USe of fentanyl patches results in plasma levels being adequate in about 6-8 hours with the first patch. So if you just went straight to a 100mcgm patch first use it will take 6-8 hours. One should never use a 100mgcm patch as the first selection when using Fentanyl patches - always start low and increase dose as needed and indicated. ...Read more
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