Health Answers

Ask Your Question

When submitting a question to the Health Answers Blog, your question will be sent to a Student Health & Wellness staff member who will take the time to research your question fully. They will then answer it and post the answer on the blog after it is finished. If you would like to leave your email address, we can also email you the response. We cannot guarantee your question will be answered immediately.

If you have a question that is complex or may require us to get further information from you, please include your contact information. We will respond to your question to you directly. Student Health & Wellness staff will always maintain your confidentiality when posting your question.

If you have a question you need answered immediately, please contact our Nurseline at 319-335-9704. If you are having an emergency, please contact the UIHC emergency treatment center at 319-356-2233!

Caloric Needs When Inactive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Question

How do my daily caloric needs change when I don't move all day?

Read the Answer

Unwanted Weight Gain

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Question

I am a regular exerciser and eat a well-rounded vegetarian diet but I have been experiencing unintended weight gain and have ceased to have a period even while on birth control. I started birth control because I didn’t have a period by myself and ceased menstruating for over a year before starting birth control. I’m wondering what the cause of my weight gain might be- if it could be due to hormone imbalances or something else?

Read the Answer

Implanon Removal

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Question

I was just wondering if Student Health & Wellness takes out Implanon?  Mine doesn’t need to be taken out until next year but I am not sure where to go to get it out.

Read the Answer

Periods with Nexplanon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Question

I had the Nexplanon implanted on January 2nd of this year. Since then I’ve had my period 4 times!!  It’s getting annoying. Is that normal?

Read the Answer

Thumbs Down to Warts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Question

I have a wart on my thumb that I have had frozen off before, but it came back. Is there any way you guys could freeze it again, or have any other way of getting rid of it?

Read the Answer