It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
We all know that our pets are curious creatures and can often find their way into things that aren’t intended for them. Houseplants can provide a tempting snack option to some dogs and cats, particularly those that like to chew on things or gra... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Late-night dining on spicy wings and greasy fries can turn even the most tolerant tummy into a tumultuous tyrant. On occasion, everyone experiences heartburn following a large, rich meal. But when the occasional discomfort turns into an ongoing... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
I've recently had minor surgery, so I can't really do exercise that will exert myself too much for about three weeks. All I can do right now is a little bit of walking. I'm 5'4" and 141 lbs, and my goal is to be 127 by the end of March, so I need to... Read more
Hi! I had a Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) last week and one of the Doctor's instructions was not to exercise at all for a month (and after that start really slowly). I am trying to loose weight and I am concerned about not being able to workout. To b... Read more
I had a total abdominal hysterectomy last week. They removed a 1.5 lb cyst (which was benign)
I am recovering and was told I cannot do any exercise for 6 weeks. I am really bummed out b/c not only had I been not able to eat much and had a 1.5 lb... Read more
Any other members on SparkPeople that have had weight loss surgery and regained a few pounds? I had the vertical sleeve surgery and have lost 134 pds but I regained 17 pds. I began to use this site to help me lose the required weight before my surger... Read more
I had a severe heart attack & subsequent open heart surgery with four bypasses (all of the main arteries that provide blood for your heart).After I was released from the hospital & started rehab, one of the things my insurance company insisted on was... Read more
Flossing your teeth is something everyone knows they should do, but many people don't. When you're in a hurry to get out the door in the morning, or ready to go to sleep after a long day, stopping to floss is the last thing you want to do. But you'... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
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