Patient discussion about sick

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Q. Is there any way to control the sickness?

Hi everybody. I am asking this question from my friend user name. I am 26 and in the first trimester. Whole day sickness hurts me a lot. Smell of any kind of food is horrible. It’s becoming more frustrating; even television commercials make me nauseous. Is there any way to control the sickness?
A1In the first half of pregnancy, sickness and nausea are quite common. For some woman it goes after three months and in very rare cases where woman has the chances of doubles or triplets, nausea and vomiting symptom stays on. Yes, there are ways to control the sickness. Some of them are try to have food in short intervals but make sure not to be hungry. Drink more of fruit juices and water especially lemon. Avoid spicy food and smell that could make you worse. If none of the remedies suggested are going to work out for you, it is better to consult your physician. Hope you get benefited with this.
A2maybe acupressure can help you!! here is a video about where to press when having nausea. i tried it while sailing and it was affective-
http://www.expertvillage.com/video/6378_self-acupressure-treatment-nausea.htm

here is a Cochrane review of that subject-
http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab002285.html

Q. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments?

I have heard that garlic is very good for cardiac health and using in curries or cooked with foods will be helpful. I have also heard that it has anti-inflammatory substances and also helps in weight loss. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments?
AIt acts as antioxidant and reduces the amount of free radicals in your body. It’s helpful once taken raw. But the raw garlic can cause bad breadth and blistering of skin and diarrhea. So, there should be a reduced intake of raw garlic. It’s better to have garlic in a cooked up form like in curries or with vegetables. This will also give the desired benefits of garlic and the side effect of over consumption of garlic will also be reduced.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jOrw1eB-uc&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vng-A24JmWJY_iceland_heart_protection_formula?q=heart&feature=player_embedded

Q. How is morning sickness treated?

I have been suffering from morning sickness all throughout my first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Is there a way to treat morning sickness?
A1Morning sickness during first few weeks of pregnancy is very common. Here is some information about morning sickness and how to deal with it - http://www.5min.com/Video/Dealing-with-Morning-Sickness-25153508
A2Morning sickness is a common complaint of pregnant women during early pregnancy. They experience nausea and vomiting, not necessarily in the morning, caused by elevated hormone levels. Treatments for morning sickness typically aim to lessen the symptoms of nausea and include: lemons, particularly the smelling of freshly cut lemons, avoiding an empty stomach, accommodating food cravings and aversions, eating five or six small meals per day, rather than three large ones, eating dry crackers in the morning and drinking liquids 30 to 45 minutes after eating solid food. Some recommend eating cabbage, as well as bananas, rice and toast. A doctor may prescribe anti-nausea medications if the expectant mother suffers from dehydration or malnutrition as a result of her morning sickness, a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum.
A3eat crackers, and if your taking prenatal vitiams take them and cut them in half,and take one afternoon, the other in the evening.that helps with the sickness,and you can even take flintstone vitiams instead,that helps alot.

Q. Is adhd an illness?

what happens if not treated at all? can it just pass by itself?
A1ok, good to know. I hear more and more people talking about adhd lately.
Was it only discovered recently?
A2It is not an illness! it's a disorder- behavoral but more of learning, I don't think it can pass but I can tell you for sure- it can improve...:)
A3it's a disorder, not an illness. it won't get worse if not treated. it's something that you learn to live with and control (not in severe cases..) it. if not treated- the consequences are social most of the time.

Q. How Can You Treat Morning Sickness?

My sister has been suffering from morning sickness all throughout her first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Is there a way to treat morning sickness?
A1I will tell you how I combated my morning sickness.....Crackers. I took them everywhere with me. I especially got sick first thing when I got up in the morning. I would eat like 3 or 4 saltine crackers and drink apple juice. It helped a great deal and eventually went away. I only had morning sickness with my first pregnancy though. Hopefully this helps. Good luck ?
A2Morning sickness during first few weeks of pregnancy is very common. Here is some information about morning sickness and how to deal with it - http://www.5min.com/Video/Dealing-with-Morning-Sickness-25153508
A3Morning sickness is a common complaint of pregnant women during early pregnancy. They experience nausea and vomiting, not necessarily in the morning, caused by elevated hormone levels. Treatments for morning sickness typically aim to lessen the symptoms of nausea and include: lemons, particularly the smelling of freshly cut lemons, avoiding an empty stomach, accommodating food cravings and aversions, eating five or six small meals per day, rather than three large ones, eating dry crackers in the morning and drinking liquids 30 to 45 minutes after eating solid food. Some recommend eating cabbage, as well as bananas, rice and toast. A doctor may prescribe anti-nausea medications if the expectant mother suffers from dehydration or malnutrition as a result of her morning sickness, a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum.

Q. “If the alcoholic is sick why doesn’t he or she just go to the hospital?”

Here is a question which confuses my mind and now I seek your help. “If the alcoholic is sick why doesn’t he or she just go to the hospital?”
A1denial is the word that alcoholics use in ther program,power123 is right-most people who have a alcohol problem is in denial about it--and the ones that think they have a problem-think(I CAN HANDLE IT-I CAN STOP WHEN I WANT TO)which is a misconception about the nature of addiction which includs visions of violence,street crime,dirty needles,fights at home and at the bar or place that they drink,wife beating,manipulating family and friens for money to continue to drink. ALCOHOLICS lie-and sell there bodys (females) for money to get more alcohol--the alcoholic only sees this when he is fully into his addiction--SOME ALCOHOLICS--can be alcoholics,and still keep it together,because there family and friends,help them to continue with there addiction.Other alcohoics lose everything-including thier family,they end up living on the street.---mrfoot56
A2I agree that this is really a confusing question. At first, the alcoholic is not aware that he or she is ill. Even when the alcoholic becomes aware that something is wrong, he or she may not believe that alcohol is the problem. An alcoholic might keep blaming things on other people, or might blame their job, or the house, or whatever. But, really, it's the alcohol that's the biggest problem.

Q. How should i take care of morning sickness? i mean i am getting sick :) of that , the same thing every day

Any Ideas ? someone ?
A:) , when my wife was pregnant she also had morning sickness. this made her a very edgy person... so i looked for solutions that might help her (and me!). here is something i found useful:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003119.htm#Common Causes
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