Question: I am expecting my first child and in my first trimester. I am suffering from really bad morning sickness. Since many healthy foods make me nauseous, I’m worried that I’m not getting the nutrition that I need for my baby to grow. Heather Reese: Many expectant mothers suffer from nausea during the first trimester. The good news is that the nausea usually subsides as the pregnancy progresses. If your nausea and vomiting are completely preventing you from eating and drinking or resulting in a weight loss you should speak with your physician immediately. Right now, you should focus on getting calories in. If you are only able to eat less nutritious things like fried foods or ice cream than go ahead and eat them. Eat any foods that you can tolerate right now so that you can meet both yours and your baby’s calorie needs. Once the nausea and vomiting subside you can focus on nutrition. To help alleviate your symptoms try to prevent your stomach from getting empty &nd...
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<p><strong>What Is Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>Acute diarrhea—the passage of frequent, loose, or watery stools—is not a disease itself but rather a symptom of an underlying disorder.</p>
<p>As food passes through the digestive system, its water content is normally absorbed through the wall of the large intestine. Diarrhea—and, at times, dehydration—results when fluid is not absorbed but remains in and is expelled with the fecal matter.</p>
<p>Although diarrhea usually subsides without treatment within two or three days, resulting dehydration can be serious and often requires prompt treatment.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Diarrhea? </strong></p>
<p>In more than 90 percent of cases, acute diarrhea is caused by infectious agents (e.g., viruses, bacteria, parasites) that are ingested in food and water. ...
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