Avoid spicy of fried foods.
Sleep on 3-4 pillows at night. You
want to raise yourself from the waist up.
DO NOT lie down immediately after
a meal; wait about 3-4 hours.
Avoid late meals.
Try eating smaller meals throughout
the day, so as not to overfill your stomach.
If you still
have heartburn, you can take Mylanta 2 TBS. one hour before
and 2 hours after meals. If heartburn persists, you can
take Pepcid AC, as directed.
Drink at least 8 (8 oz.) cups of water
Obtain fiber by eating whole grain
cereals/breads, fresh fruits/vegetables.
You can take Metamucil/Citracal, but
you will need to increase your water intake.
You can try prunes/prune juice or 5 dried apricots/day.
In any case,
you can take Colace 100mg. capsules. Start with one at night,
if that does not work, you can take Colace up to 3 times/day.
Drink, at least, 8 (8oz.) cups of
water each day.
Get your fiber. (See above).
Do not strain when you are having
a bowel movement.
You can take warm baths.
You can use Preparation H.
have been found to work best, place after a bowel movement.
If these do not work, or the hemorrhoids persist for more
than one week, please call the office for a prescription.
You can also try Vinegar on a gauze pad with an ice pack.
One extra serving of Calcium/day.
Magnesium: You need at least 320-340mg.
Calf stretches, done immediately,
can help relieve the cramps.
You can take
a combination of Calcium/Magnesium; these tablets can be
found in most Health Food Stores or Drug Stores. Make sure
the Magnesium is half the Calcium. For example: Calcium
Tylenol, as directed, with a cup of
Remember: no more than 2 cups of caffeine
You can take Extra Strength Tylenol
as directed. Do not exceed 8 tablets/day.
If you have
a fever of 100.4 or greater, please call the office. You
can take Regular Strength Tylenol for fevers, as directed.
Not all herbs are recommended during pregnancy or lactation,
please call the office before trying any herbal remedies.
While pregnant, ALWAYS use the lap and
shoulder belt when traveling in a car. Keep the lap belt
under the baby (your belly) as snug as possible.
As we are
a high risk practice, each patient needs to be treated on
an individual basis, especially when it comes to medication.
Please call the office if you feel you need to take
any medications other than what the physician has specifically
instructed you to.