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Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

Amy mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

Q. What are some things I can do NOW to prevent arthritis later in life?

Me and my dad are just alike and neither one of us has ever had any medical problems. My dad does have really bad arthritis though now that he's in his 50's. Almost to the point where it's crippling. I just turned 25. What are some things I could start doing to prevent getting this condition as well?
A1Exercise (but don't abuse) your joints. A sedentary lifestyle makes for weak muscles and increases the odds of developing arthritis (and other health problems). Regular exercise is essential. It creates stronger and more flexible joints. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous. Just regular (yoga can really help). Feed your joints right. Overweight and obese individuals are at greater risk for osteoarthritis, particularly in the weight-bearing joints. Losing weight cuts the risk. Improving the diet is always a tough challenge in our time-strapped society. However, the more you can maximize your intake of whole foods and minimize the refined, packaged foods, the better off you and your joints will be.
A2Reduce repetitive strain on muscles and joints. Be alert for any chronic aches and strains caused by work, hobby, or recreation-related activities. Don't ignore the signs and wait for them to worsen. If you suspect that your job causes symptoms, for instance, you may need to rotate your task or modify your office chair or workstation, or even find an alternative activity. Repetitive strain can create microtrauma to joints and adjacent soft tissue, and lead to osteoarthritis in later years. Squatting, heavy physical labor, occupational knee bending, and a history of regular sports participation that can cause abnormal wear and tear of the knee joints are risk factors for knee arthritis.

Q. is asthma consider to be genetic? if so , can you spot it during the pregnancy later tests?

AAsthma has a very strong genetic component to its developement, however it is inherited in a multifactorial way and there is not a specific gene that is responsible for the disease. Therefore, it is impossible to detect asthma during pregnancy. The diagnosis is made only later in life some even say after the age of 4.

Q. When someone is over asthma, is it likely that it will come back at a later stage?

Asome of the cases it does comeback. it usually disappear in adolescence and come back in your 50's. you see, the body immune system has a long memory...

Q. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later.

My elder daughter was diagnosed with autism and I look out for information on raising a child with autism. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. I need help.
A1Hi there. Mellou here. I have a 19 yr old son that has autism. Yes I believe that children can be taught to live a independant life. My son attends a Independant Living Center to learn how to be self sufficiate and so far he is learning alot. It is just taking awhile for him to get at it and do it.
Hope this helps you hon. Good luck
A2I had autism when I was 5yrs old, but with a lot of medication and help, I can now communicate. I am top in my class and now working in a company. Really, my parents’ hard work helped a lot to achieve the success. Now I am in my 20 and my life is going well. Good luck for your daughter, she will get well soon.

Q. what is a right diet an nutrition for woman during pregnancy? how does it effect the baby later on?

ANutrition during pregnancy is very important, as demonstrated by the reduction of spina bifida (a type of malformation) by the addition of folic acid to the nutrition. Generally the recommendations include addition of folic acid and avoidance of some fish (in order to avoid exposing the fetus to mercury)

Recommendations about nutrition during pregnancy along with other explanations may be found here ( However, consulting a doctor (e.g. a gynecologist) may be wise in order to recognize and address special needs.

Q. Can you detect autism later in life? i mean , can Autism develop in different times over your life?

Ain very rare cases there is a chance to develop Autism after a head injury. there were case reports about it but not enough to investigate. but if not that- Autism is something you born with.
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