A 21-year-old member asked:
is there a special diet i should eat or foods i should avoid for hemochromatosis?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Certainly: Red meats are known for iron content in them, so avoid those, avoid foods high in vitamin c, as it increases iron absorption. Foods high in sugar should be avoided, as it increases iron absorption. Avoid raw shellfish.Alcohol in moderation, better off - none. Should eat - nuts, veggies, grains, rice, beans. Coffee and tea are fine if not consumed in excessive amounts.
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
Iron /sugars: Hemochromatosis is a multisystem disorder of inappropriately increased dietary iron absorption and increased iron release from erythrophagocytosis. If left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications that include cirrhosis, hepatocellular cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Avoid iron (avoid eating liver, meats )and glucose (low iron diabetic diet).
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Pathology 44 years experience
Not really: Once you've started your phlebotomy treatments, you have my permission to eat what you like, even iron-rich steak or Product 19. Diet won't save your life without phlebotomy, or spoil it if you do comply.
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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby.
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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Water is probably the best diet drink you can drink during pregnancy. Soft drinks, whether diet or not, are usually not the best drinks in pregnancy. I would suggest healthier drinks, such as juices, milk, electrolyte drinks such as gatorade or powerade rather than purely synthetic drinks. I would stay away from energy drinks.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?
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Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.
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