the worried well

the worried well

A person in a low-risk population who is concerned that a past picadillo might trigger a dread disease

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Q. Is there anything to worry? Vomiting is common among all pregnant women. my wife is in the second trimester and she never vomited. Sometimes she had vomiting sensation and that too in the beginning. This is her first baby. This makes her to feel otherwise. Is there anything to worry?

A. first, congratulations for your wife's first pregnancy!
vomiting is often a normal thing happened in pregnancy. it usually occurs during the first trimester in the pregnancy. a hormone called HCG is believed to be responsible of vomiting/nausea sensation during 1st trimester of pregnancy, and it usually fades away by itself when a pregnant woman enters the second trimester.

not every pregnant mom should experience the nausea/vomiting feeling. but a pregnant mom of twin fetus usually will experience more nausea/vomiting because of her increased HCG level. In normal condition, the ‘nausea and vomit’ feeling will be gradually decreasing by the age of 14-16 weeks of pregnancy. If it still happens after the 1st trimester, or if the vomit is becoming worse, then a complete work up should be done.

So, again, there's nothing to worry about your wife's pregnancy.. Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. I am very much worried for my son who is an alcoholic………….. I am very much worried for my son who is an alcoholic…………..he is highly depressed now as he has lost major portion of his money in gambling and since last year he is not able to get any right job due to alcohol consumption and because of his high alcohol intake he has lost a job which he finally found …..From that day he is taking alcohol in higher dosage and this has added to my stress …please help…

A. Sorry to hear that,your son is at a crossroads right now,if he keeps going in the direction that he is going,he WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. THE BAD thing about this is HE HAS TO WANT TO STOP,ask any alcoholic and they will tell you the same thing.(you)are a co-dependant,you can not STOP your son at this point. THE best thing for you to do is to take care of your self,this may sound harsh,but thats the way it is. YOU CAN TALK to him about the disease(BOTH)-you can ask him to get help(THERE IS ALOT OF IT OUT THERE IF HE WANTS IT.Your sun WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP A JOB UNLESS,HE STOPS DRINKING,----I know what i an talking about because I LIVED WITH AN ALCOHOLIC FOR 22yrs,-AT 22 I got married and moved out,ME AND MY FATHER NEVER REALLY GOT ALONG,BECAUSE THE ALCOHOL MADE HIM VERY MEAN,AS A CHILD WHEN HE CAME HOME I WOUND GO IN MY ROOM AND STAY THERE UNTIL HE LEFT,ALWAYS FIGHTING WITH MY MOTHER--GOT DRUNK AT WORK-CAME HOME STARTED TO FIGHT WITH MY MOTHER,PUSHED HER IN THE BATHTUB ONE DAY,IT WAS CO

Q. Is it an ulcer? I am worried! Hi friend, I'm 35 year old male and recently I started to suffer from some strange symptoms I have never experienced. The first symptom was sharp pain in my upper abdomen that starts two of three hours after eating. In the beginning I thought it could be connected with some food intolerance but then I started to get this pain early in the morning, before any eating what so ever and all this was accompanied with nausea, frequent burping and weight loss. I have read some stuff about stomach ulcer and I could say that I poses almost every major symptom. Is there any way for me to be sure that I have developed disease of ulcer?

A. There is nothing you could do to check do you have ulcer or not by your self. Anyone who thinks he may have an ulcer needs to see a doctor because over time, untreated ulcers grow larger and deeper and can lead to other problems. So go now to the doctor.

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