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Why Do Some Babies Have More Gas Than Others
Digestive issues: Babies are born with all systems in tact but not fully mature. Many enzymes needed for digestion are not mature until 6-9 months. Many babies are also not colonized with beneficial bacteria in the birth process, and good bacteria aid in digestion.All these can lead to poor fermentation and digestion of food and hence more gas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variables: Infants tend to be well protected from illness in the first 8-12 wks by immunity passed in pregnancy from the mother. As that fades, babies /kids/adults get exposed to a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites based on lifestyle, hygiene & chance.Kids that are well rested & fed show their peak resistance to illness.Some are more or less ill based on a combo of genetics & exposures. ...Read more
Nature: Variability is normal in nature (including mouth size). ...Read more
Gut germs: The action of intestinal bacteria who digest material you don't assimilate creates a variety of gasses.The amount and quality reflect what you eat and the types of germs in the gut.Probiotics, which are composed of living cultures of healthy germs can help alter the odor produced during this natural process.Avoiding foods like beans/cauliflower etc can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some more than other: Yes some people will have more sensitive than others. Diet is the major cause. Most foods are acidic Do a web search to see the biggest offenders. Most tooth pastes TP are very abrasive. Use a gel or a baking soda base TP. This minimizes the abrasion affect. Use as minimal amount of TP to get the job done. About 1/2 the size of an pencil eraser tip.See you DDS for more help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genes/diet/lifestyle: A genetic predisposition, dietary factors and lifestyle excesses all contribute to stone formation. Since you can't do anything about your genes, you should focus on diet and lifestyle changes that you can control. Your md will need to know the composition of your stones, as well as the results of a PTH assessment and urorisk evaluation. Adequate hydration for a uop > 2l/24hours is paramount. ...Read more
Yes: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of exercise or poor diet may be contributing to low energy levels. Also, depression and/or anxiety can cause feelings of low energy. Consider seeing a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional. ...Read more
Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast milk supply: The reasons could be improper latch, not nursing or pumping enough to meet supply, certain medications (including estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives), illness, and dehydration. A rarer reason is sheehan's syndrome(post-partum pituitary gland dysfunction. You could discuss with your OB or pediatrician about fenugreek(otc herb). Some try reglan(prescription) as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes vs environment: Some of us have better genetic protection than others. A few cancers are purely bad luck because you inherit specific genes. The majority are related to your environment and lifestyle/diet choices and a balance of "good" cancer suppressor genes and "bad" promoter genes. Some folks make better lifestyle/diet choices than others and some have more suppressor genes. Read more about "epigenetics". ...Read more
YES...: Those with 'irritable bowel syndrome', have more diarrhea, there is treatment for this. Diarrhea can be a symptom of systemic illnesses, malabsorption syndrome, anxiety, food allergy, etc. Food, drink, beverages which cause high osmolar environment in the intestine, draws more fluid into the lumen causing diarrhea. Check with your doctor if it is bothering you. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: Breath odor most commonly comes from bacterial colonies in the mouth and teeth. Some people have untreated cavities, and or gingivitis and even open sores in the mouth. "these will contribute to unpleasant breath. They should be active in oral hygiene, seek the help of a dentist and dental hygienist and may need some antibiotic treatments. ...Read more
Occupational: This is an occupational disorder. Older (decades ago) flourescent light bulbs were made with berylium (be). Nowdays it is used mostly in aerospace manufacturing. People in jet engine plants for high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and satellites. Its lightweight, and strong. People working in these industries are more likely to come into contact with be dust. ...Read more
Nobody knows surely: Many different things influence the reappearance of herpes from its normal sites of residence. Many of us carry it for a lifetime with minimal if any symptoms, some develop lesions when they get other infections, are stressed emotionally, are immune compromised, etc. People are different. ...Read more
Loss of fat Cosmetic: Many factors are related to prominent veins of the hands...But the most common cause is loss of body fat. Most patients who present with prominent hand veins have lost weight or decreased weight. This leads to an aged appearance of the dorsum or back of the hands. The large vein appearance can be improved by laser ablation of the prominent veins, fat transfer and/or man-made filler injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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