Health Questions & Answers

How can I enjoy life if I don't feel good?

A prescription for FUN:

  • Smile
    • With or without reason
    • Wake up with a smile even when you don't feel like smiling
    • keep a smile on your face at all times
  • Laugh
    • With or without reason
    • Wake up laughing even when you don't feel like doing it
    • You exercise your lungs and abdominal muscles when you laugh
    • You release happy hormones when you laugh
  • Find friends 
    • Choose friends who add to your joy and energy
    • Cut off from friends who zap your emotions and energy
    • Talk to your chosen friends and develop a lasting relationship
    • Spend time with your chosen friends and enjoy 
    • Get involve in your friends' interests and activities
  • Be more active
    • Move different parts of your body every hour even if it's just for a few minutes
    • Start from the top going down
    • Develop a routine of consciously moving certain muscles every hour
    • Learn 4-7-8 breathing exercise and do every 2-4 hours
      • Breath in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds and release slowly in no less than 8 seconds.
      • The key is taking double the time to exhale as compared to inhaling or taking in a breath.
      • This will provide oxygen to the smallest parts of your body and prevent pain and inflammation in the process.
      • Lack of oxygen to a certain part of your body causes pain and inflammation.
      • A heart attack is due to a lack of oxygen to the heart.
      • The pain of a heart attack is due to a lack of oxygen.
    • Get up to change channels instead of using the 
    • You release happy hormones when you exercise
  • Track your record for the day
    • Keep a notebook
    • Check off everything that you did from your daily list
    • Date and time your notes
    • Write the total number of minutes you used to move your body
    • Write the kinds of foods you ate with an approximate amount
    • Write the names of friends you talked to or connected with and the amount of time spent.
    • Make notations of how you felt, sad, happy, frustrated and a summary of the actual event.
    • Reflect on your notes on the 7th day and see where you need to adjust to achieve your goals.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

•A burning feeling when you urinate

•A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do

•Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen 

•Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine

•Feeling tired or shaky

•Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)

What is a DVT? And what are the symptoms?

DVT is the acronym for deep vein thrombosis. It means a blood clot in your vein. The symptoms may include leg pain or swelling, but may occur without any symptoms.  DVT is a serious condition and you will need to be treated immediately to avoid life-threatening situation. The clot can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).

Deep vein thrombosis can develop if you have certain medical conditions that affect how your blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis can also happen if you don't move for a long time, such as after surgery, following an accident, or when you are confined to a hospital or nursing home bed.

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition because blood clots in your veins can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).

What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament affecting a joint or bone, while a strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. Strain is lesser in severity than a sprain. Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevation of affected part (RICE) is the first therapy to consider. It is highly recommended for the first 24 to 48 hours after the injury. Pain has been successfully controlled by homeopathic remedies. 

What kind of doctor should I see for this rare disease?

There are 7 Doctors I recommend you see everyday:

  • Dr. Fresh Air
  • Dr. Exercise
  • Dr. Water
  • Dr. Rest
  • Dr. Diet
  • Dr. Sunshine
  • Dr. God

What natural remedies can be used for a UTI?

•Do empty your bladder as soon as you feel the need to go; don't rush, and be sure you've emptied your bladder completely.

•Always wipe from front to back and drop the tissue once it reached the back.

•Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a good preventive protocol.

•Take showers instead of baths.

•Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays, scented douches, and scented bath products.

•Cleanse your genital area before sex.

•Develop the habit of emptying your bladder and washing your genitalia after sex.

•It is wise to use natural ways of birth control and stop using a diaphragm, condoms, or spermicidal jelly.

Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes.

Avoid tight jeans and nylon underwear.

What to do when a doctor says that you have a rare disease or an advanced disease and there's very little that can be done.

First, acknowledge that whatever you were doing before is not getting you the health that you desire. 

Second, realize that you have to drastically change whatever you've beein doing.

Third, be open-minded with the following suggestions and follow through with all the steps given:  

  • Embrace family and friends' support
  • Release suppressed feelings
  • Dwell on positive thoughts and emotions
  • Deepen spiritual connections
  • List reasons for healthy living
  • Take charge of your health
  • Fill up on foods that satisfy hunger
  • Drink water
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Move your body
  • Breathe fresh air
  • Enjoy life

When is a hot compress vs a cold compress applied?

A cold compress should be used for 24 to 48 hours after an injury. Ice will decrease the blood flow to the injury. It decreases inflammation and swelling. It is good for sprains, strains, bumps, and bruises that may occur in sports or lifting. Apply cold packs or ice bags to injured areas for no more than 20 minutes at a time, removing the cold for 10 minutes and reapplying it again. 

Hot compress is applied to relieve stiff joints or chronic muscle and joint pain. Heat opens up blood vessels, which increases blood flow and supplies oxygen and nutrients to reduce pain in joints and relax sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The warmth also decreases muscle spasms and can increase range of motion. Applying superficial heat to the body can improve the flexibility of tendons and ligaments, reduce muscle spasms, and alleviate pain. Heat can be supplied either as a dry or moist warm compress. The heat should be warm, not too hot, and should be the temperature maintained consistently.


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