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
Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... 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
A question for the resident RD Becky or those that have any insight.
I had open hernia surgery last week to fix three hernias of varying sizes.
I have read (online) that caloric need increase after surgery. My question is by how much?
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I had umbilical hernia surgery last Thursday. I had it done at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada. www.shouldice.com/the_shouldice_repair.htm I went there because they fix hernias without using mesh which I didn't want used in my body.
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I am scheduled for knee surgery April 15th and until then, I can't do any exercise or walking. My pain comes and goes even if I am asleep and I can only take pain medication which make me sick most of the time. My motivation is going down hill and I... Read more
I had a hysterectomy in November. I was basically sedentary for a month and 'careful' for weeks after that. Didn't help that all the holidays fell during that time. Now I'm back on track…but none of my old methods seem to work. No matter... 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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