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Will colostomy significantly change my lifestyle forever?

Will colostomy significantly change my lifestyle forever?

Takes time to adjust: It is a major shift in life and takes tremendous courage and tolerance. It is a shift in thinking. Dr.Remen has one she speaks about her life her website http://www.Rachelremen.Com/ktw.Html i was inspired by dr. Remen you might be able to connect with her regarding coping. ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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How will nearsightedness affect my lifestyle?

How will nearsightedness affect my lifestyle?

Only little changes: A person who becomes moderately or very nearsighted will have to remember to have glasses or contact lenses with him wherever he goes. If he forgets them, he can't see well enough to drive. He needs them for sports, to see a ball clearly. He needs them for swimming, to see in the water. At night, he needs them even more. Overall, glasses or contact lenses are only a minor inconvenience. ...Read more

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How should I adjust to the life style change after heart surgery?

How should I adjust to the life style change after heart surgery?

Cardiac Rehab: Follow up carefully with your cardiologist, attend cardiac rehab until you 'graduate' and consider seeing if your insurance provider has a program like 'silver sneakers' at an area gym so you can continue to improve your conditioning and thereby support the medical therapy you will be receiving. ...Read more

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How will losing ninety pounds change your life?

How will losing ninety pounds change your life?

For the better: Assuming this is fat. If you are this much overweight, please consider bariatric surgery. Your tendency to diabetes / metabolic syndrome will be much decreased, improving longevity and overall wellness; you will have more opportunities to find romance and people will respect you more in a world where looks unfairly count a great deal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Some more than other: People with extreme myopia (nearsightedness) may have progressive elongation of the eyeballs. Tight eyelids in youth may cause astigmatism (vertical), which becomes horizontal as the eyelids become loose with age. ...Read more

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If I change my diet will that cure hypertriglyceridemia?

If I change my diet will that cure hypertriglyceridemia?

Possibly: Modifying your diet can significantly improve your triglyceride although there is a familial triglycereidemia which is genetic based and not easily modifiable by diet. But the majority of people with hyper triglycereidemia can be helped by dietary modification. It is more important to reduce carbohydrates than fat to improve on triglyceride as it is Insulin secretion that leads to its formation. ...Read more

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How can exercise change my life for the better?

How can exercise change my life for the better?

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE: I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic (1) prevents obesity and controls weight (2) improves mood (3) boosts energy (4) combats health conditions and diseases (5) improves your sex life (6) helps you sleep better (7) is a fun way to spend your time. I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more

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Why throid meds change and increase.. Will it ever stableize?

Why throid meds change and increase..  Will it ever stableize?

Thyroid: I assume you have hypothyroidism. Most cases autoimmune destruction. You must be faithful to medical regimen. Requires four to six weeks between testing. I prefer six weeks. As no one knows or can plot the rate of decline testing and changing dose only way to be certain. Most times when I have difficulty its do to non compliance of patient. Not being disrespectful just honest. ...Read more

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Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

It should not: If you want it to affect your life style then it will, ; if not then you should take control and start therapy. There are drugs right now that can take full control of it. ...Read more

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Will eating habits change affect my period?

Will eating habits change affect my period?

If you lost or: Gained weight rapidly, or were morbidly obese or extremely underweight - these can impact your period. ...Read more

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Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Uncertain about leng: Uncertain about length of what? 3" of height is a lot and would not be due to compression. There may have been a measuring issue. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change ?

I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change ?

About the time: ' don't want it ' is not in your hands , your male hormones has its own path as you reach young adulthood . ...Read more

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Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help?Or that means diet for life?

Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help?Or that means diet for life?

Maybe: I'm not sure what you mean by "flushing the bile", but if you are convinced your pain is due to the gall bladder, then taking it out should make you feel better. There are risks to surgery, however, so the decision takes a lot if thought. ...Read more

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How can I completely change my unhealthy diet?

How can I completely change my unhealthy diet?

See a dietitian : Typically, self-directed diets fail due to having to few calories, skipping meals, or stacking to many calories at one meal, especially for the evening meal. The quantity, quality and how you eat all play an important role. Working with a qualified dietitian can help in addressing each of these factors and working with your particular issues and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Not really: "maternity blues" which is post delivery depression happens at times, but treatable, at any rate if you are suffering, please seek professional help and counseling, good luck ...Read more

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Can my eyesight gradually change so that I no longer will need my glasses?

Can my eyesight gradually change so that I no longer will need my glasses?

Eyes: Yes. In some people, the prescription gets better with time. This is not common, but it may happen. ...Read more

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Jelqing and vaso-9 have not succeeded in increasing my penis size. How long do results tend to take?

Jelqing and vaso-9 have not succeeded in increasing my penis size. How long do results tend to take?

Not in this lifetime: None of these things work. All claims for any medication, herb, food additive to increase penis size are fraudulent. Please report manufacturers to fda, they are crooks. Wish all these manufacturers had to have documented scientific proof of efficacy before they are permitted to advertise & sell. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and lost over 180lb.I have excess skin. Is their any way the skin can go back to normal shape without surgery. Can bodybuilding help.

I'm 20 years old and lost over 180lb.I have excess skin. Is their any way the skin can go back to normal shape without surgery. Can bodybuilding help.

Not really: The aggressive body builder could put on 5-10 lb of muscle a year (without steroids) but this would not be enough bulk to occupy the mass lost through so much weight loss.Time for you to look into a way you can finance the work. ...Read more

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