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When it comes to STD tests, a lot of teens want them all. “Test me for everything ,” they say -- but that’s not really practical. The reason is simple: There are more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases out there, and it wouldn’t make sense to do 20 different tests when you go the doctor. Instead, you get certain STD tests based on whether or not you: are just getting a routine check-up and don’t have any symptoms have symptoms have genital bumps or sores practice certain sexual behaviors find out your partner has an STD just want an HIV test Here are some examples of each reason you might get tested for STDs: Reason 1: It’s a Routine Check-Up, You Have No Symptoms Example: You’re a guy getting a routine check-up. Your urine can be checked for leukocytes (white blood cells) which could mean an infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia. To be sure, you get a urethral swab to make the diagnosis. Or -- if the test is available to your ...
Did you know that approximately one-fourth of adults in the United States experience back pain at least once during a three-month time period. Unfortunately, I am now officially one of them and have several other friends who are members of this group.
So what does back pain have to do with diet and exercise? A lot, as it turns out. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has identified both as risk factors for back pain. For instance, people who don’t exercise regularly often have weak core muscles that don’t do a good job of supporting the spine. Additionally, people who adopt a “weekend warrior” approach (exercise a lot on the weekends while being inactive the rest of the week) are actually more likely to have painful backs. And obesity puts additional stress on the back. NIAMS also identified other risk factors for back pain, which include:
Age. The first lower back pain commonly occurs between the ages ...
Low residue diets are often prescribed in Inflammatory Bowel Disease to allow the intestines time to rest. Decreasing foods that cause high amounts of residue in the intestines will decrease the stool volume and transit time. Less stool and slower moving stool means less work for the inflamed GI tract.
For adults a low residue plan includes less than 10-15 grams of fiber. For children low residue diets generally have less than 7-10 grams of fiber. Whole grains are replaced with white breads and beans and legumes are removed from the diet. Fruits and vegetables should be cooked or canned to limit their residue. White rice, white pasta, eggs, tender non-fibrous cuts of meat, poultry, fish, smooth peanut butter, canned or well cooked vegetables and canned fruit or fruit without seeds or skins are all allowed.
There are also foods that can increase residue, intestinal transit time and can possibly trigger painful flares. ...
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