For some reason, Tramadol is an overlooked, misunderstood drug. Even some doctors are confused about some facts that seem to be little known. Most know that tramadol is used to treat pain and comes in both short acting and time released formulas. Various brand name drugs contain tramadol including: Ultracet, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and Rybix. Because these all contain tramadol, they are all worth considering even for the toughest to treat pain. But first, let's clear up some confusion about tramadol.
Is tramadol an opioid? So many people have been lead to believe that tramadol is not an opioid medication. In fact, tramadol is considered an opioid medication because it like morphine and hydrocodone bind to and activate the mu opioid receptor . This mechanism provides the pain relieving, the analgesic effect. And like all the other opioids, the regular use of tramadol can lead to physical dependency . Thus, when this exogenous source of opioids is withdrawn suddenly, a per...
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BREASTFEEDING DAILY FOOD GUIDE
In general, breastfeeding women should eat a well-balanced, varied diet. Taking vitamin and mineral supplements is not a substitute for healthy eating.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, calcium-rich dairy products, and protein-rich foods (meats, fish, and legumes). Make sure you are getting enough calories.
Milk, yogurt, and cheese -- eat at least 4 servings
Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts -- eat at least 3 servings
Vegetables -- eat at least 3 to 5 servings
Fruits -- eat 2 to 4 servings (choose two foods high in vitamin C and folic acid, and one food high in vitamin A)
Bread, cereal, rice, and pasta -- eat about 6 to 11 servings
Fats, oils, and sweets -- go easy!
You should be eating 5 servings of food that have plenty of calcium every day, including milk, yogurt, cheese, salmon, br...
Definition Deciding to breastfeed is a decision only you can make. It deserves careful thought. Experts agree that breastfeeding your baby for any length of time, no matter how short it is, will provide rewards for both you and your baby. Breast milk is the natural food source for infants younger than 1 year. Breastfeeding goes smoothly for most people. For others, it may take time and practice. However, with help from nurses, breastfeeding experts, your doctor, or support groups, you can enjoy the benefits and rewards of breastfeeding. See also: Age-appropriate diet for children Breast milk - pumping and storage Formula feeding How to breastfeed Overcoming breastfeeding problems Self-care for mothers who breastfeed Alternative Names Nursing; Lactation Function
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