Patient discussion about S 3

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Q. hi everyone, I am in my 3 trimester…..

hi everyone, I am in my 3 trimester….. it is going good ……and I am wondering about my regular period after giving birth...would it come at a normal cycle, or would It still be a little messed up on its schedule??...thanks!
A1Women who don't breastfeed find that their cycles resume very quickly as early as four to ten weeks after childbirth.
if you do breastfeed- depends on the time you breastfeed.
A2With my first child, I didn't have a period until, after we cut back on breastfeeding which was around 9 months. With my second, I got it back right away, 4 weeks after my postpartum bleeding had stopped and I was breastfeeding then too. So this makes me understand that you just never know! And I was healthy in both pregnancies.

Q. I heard that omega 3 is good for autoimmune diseases- is that true?

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I take all sort of anti inflammatory drugs. And I heard I can take omega 3 and I’ll be able to cut down the medication.
A1According to studies Omega 3 fatty acids have anti inflammatory effects and a lot of other helpful qualities. Here is a some articles I found about it. Any way you should consult your doctor maybe for you specific- it won’t help. But here it is:
http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/6/495

A2Well, I have the same thing and I take omega 3 and it certainly helpful. But this is only after i checked up with my Dr. he actually recommended. He explained that it changes the amount of inflammatory fatty acids in your body. That it’s supposed to be a part of your diet anyway but people eat less of it than they should, so it’s ok. But consult your physician about it- you can never know.

Q. My Sister has Diarrhea for 3 days is it Salmonella?

My Sister and I went out to a Chinese restaurant last week to celebrate my Birthday. A couple of days later my Sister became ill and has stomach aches and diarrhea. Is it Salmonella?
A1If the illness was caused by eating in the restaurant, then it could be Salmonella or food poisoning.
Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal. Contaminated foods are often of animal origin, such as beef, poultry, milk, or eggs, but all foods, including vegetables may become contaminated. Many raw foods of animal origin are frequently contaminated, but fortunately, thorough cooking kills Salmonella. Food may also become contaminated by the unwashed hands of an infected food handler, who forgot to wash his or her hands with soap after using the bathroom.
A2Many different kinds of illnesses can cause diarrhea, fever, or abdominal cramps. Determining that Salmonella is the cause of the illness depends on laboratory tests that identify Salmonella in the stools of an infected person. These tests are sometimes not performed unless the laboratory is instructed specifically to look for the organism. Therefore, she should go to her Doctor so he can send her for further tests to determin if this is in fact Salmonella.

Q. Does Omega 3 help to get rid of headache?

Aomega 3 fatty acids are a building material of "resolvins" which are anti inflammatory substances. so if the headaches are caused by inflammations- it can reduce then. but it won't "get rid" of them. you have to eliminate the cause for the inflammation.

Q. Is Omega 3 fatty acids helps brain development of babies?

There are all sorts of food supplements that add omega 3 to their baby formula. Is it helpful? Can it harm?
A1

I found a nice video with a pediatrician that explain that exactly!!

http://www.5min.com/Video/Omega-Oil-in-Formula---Good-or-Bad-6067
A2Well, there are a lot of research about Omega 3 and brain development – but as I heard it helps while pregnancy, judge for your self:
http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL76393320080327

Q. I have a lower back pain for more than 3 months what should I do?

I am a 55 years old man, and i work as a truck-driver. In the last 3 months i have a back ache that is disturbing my life. Its really annoying me. When I wake up I am usually fine, but after 10 minutes of driving the pain starts and it doesn't stop till I go back to bed. What can I do? my GP told me to take Tylenol, but it's just not helping.
A1A constant low back pain can be a result of a lot of things. A friend of mine (63 years old) had a back pain and she didn't pay enough attention to it assuming its just nothing. In the end it was due to metastatic lung cancer.
here you can see the major "Red Flags" that encourage you take an extra appointment with your GP
http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/lowbackpain.html
A2As a fellow truck driver I can say that your question is very familiar to me. I too suffered from back ache for several year.
My orthopedic surgeon told me that this is a very common problem for truck drivers. all the bumping with the truck hurts our spine. I had a disc herniation that was fixed by surgery.
you need an orthopedic surgeon not a GP.

Q. I've been suffering from migraines for the past 3 years. Will acupuncture cure it?

I've tried all sorts of meds with no success. Before I start the acupuncture treatment I wanted to hear from other people's personal experience. Did anyone find this treatment helpful?
A1Acupuncture can be very helpful in managing your migraine headaches. While the treatment is excellent at relieving the pain, in cases of migraines I recommend you receive regular treatments to decrease the frequency and severity of the headaches.

You can read more here:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupuncture-for-Headaches

If you feel that a migraine is coming on, consider trying some of the acupressure suggestions in this article to help alleviate the pain and symptoms:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupressure-for-Headaches

you can PM me if you need help finding the points on your own body.

A2Accupuncture might help in resolving migraine headaches, however you should combine this treatment with consuming less caffeine, less alcohol, and foods that don't contain tyramin. Also use medications if you are suffering from a severe migraine because there is no point for you to suffer during an attack, even if you are trying accupuncture as a more traditional method of therapy.
A3"In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, a team of investigators in Italy examined the effectiveness of acupuncture versus a variety of pharmacological therapies in treating migraines. Their results, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine,2 revealed that patients given acupuncture experienced fewer migraine episodes, missed fewer days from work, and suffered no side effects compared to patients on conventional drug therapy. They also found acupuncture to be more cost-efficient, estimating a savings of hundreds of millions of dollars in private and social health expenditures if it were used to treat headaches alone instead of drugs. "
http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/archives2001/apr/04migraines.html
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