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Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks?

I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?
A1Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.
A2Lubricate dry skin around your abdomen with a moisturizing cream. Don't worry! Stretch marks usually fade and decrease after the birth.
A3my wife's mother and sister both had stretch marks during pregnancy. so she wanted to avoid it, she moisturized her abdomen frequently. she ate foods high in vitamins C and E, zinc and silica that helps your skin to stretch better. drank water all the time- and she doesn't have any stretch mark on her!

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?
A1not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.
A2During Pregnancy, the hormone softens and relaxes the collagen and elastic tissue and so the pregnant women experiences stretch marks. They are found on the abdomen, breasts, hips, and upper thighs. It is also been found to be linked to excess weight gain. Many even feel it’s genetic. It generally goes by time and if you follow good exercise and good food, it’s quick to go.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?
AHi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

Q. I understtod that massive beer drinking can lead to heart enlargemt is it true? how much beer is ok to drink?

I am a 22 years old collage student. we drink a lot of beer every weekend and someone said it can lead to vitamin deficiency and to an enlarged heart. how can i know if i drink too much beer? is there any thing i can do to decrease my chance for enlarged heart?
A1Its hard to say how much drinking is ok.
drinking can lead to heart enlargement as you can see here:
http://www.health.gov.mt/impaedcard/issue/issue2/0310/fig01.jpg
If you feel that you are drinking to much or if you want to quit drinking go here:
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/en_is_aa_for_you.cfm
good luck
A2Drinking beer can lead to many consequences like hypertension problems with the blood lipids and to Dilated cardiomyopathy - an enlarged heart. its hard to say how much is OK to drink, but drinking 1 can every day can lead to this situation.
If you feel you drink to much, go to your physician and he will refer you to the closest AA group.

Q. how do i deal with gaining weight ...? i mean really massive change in my weight balance ... sometimes it goes

extremely up and sometimes i lose like 5 kilos a week .. what can it be ? i am 25 years old and i don't have health issues beside that ...
A1If this is occurring frequently you should go see a doctor about it. Do you have thyroid problems? Have you been sick a lot?
A2this is most unusual. gaining and loosing like that. it's more likely to experience only one of them. there might be a severe hormonal problem, do you have problem sleeping? (too much? too little?) anyway i would go and check it out with an expert to see what is the reason for all this.
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