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can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis.

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Is it normal not to have food cravings while pregnant?

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Yes: While most women will have one thing or another that they really crave or can't eat at all, many women go through totally normal pregnancies with not a single craving. Don't worry!
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Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

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Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

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Penicillin: Some medications are absorbed better in the absence of food and such is the case for penicillins.
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Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

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Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open sore on someone else say for instance sharing a bite on a utensil? Yes , i believe it could be transferred.
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Will eating fiber rich food help treat constipation?

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Yes.: Fiber and drinking enough water to allow fiber to work well.

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