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Diet And Behavior
If ppi's and h2 blockers cause bad headache, will sulcrufate help worsening sore throat and hoarseness from lpr? Diet and behavior changes unhelpful.
Yes: Sucralfate serves more of a "coating" function for the stomach so it may help with your symptoms and worth a try. You may also wish to try some neutralizing agents like Tums or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) containing antacids. Some alternative/natural agents also include manuka honey, parsley extract, ginger root, among others may also help. Make sure you have been evaluated for h pylori. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
What behavioral and health problems are associated with having a lot of refined sugar in your diet?
Multiple: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more
What is the prescription diet drug that is similar to pondamin (sp?) i'm concerned about the behavior it's causing in my friend.
Redux: Pondamin is generical Fenfluramine and Redux is similar to it. Redux is generic dexfenfluramine. Fenfluramine was removed from the market because it caused heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension. These medications are not deemed safe for use. I suggest seeking medical help since they affect serotonin in the brain and can change mood and behavior. ...Read more
Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is only 18 and goes through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.
Maybe: I know of a book called: special diets for special kids by lewis which may have some suggestions. In general though, the person to whom you are referring may benefit much more by seeing a board certified child psychiatrist. It may be hormones like you say, and that can be addressed as well. Here is a dvd about behavior problems: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?Url=search-alias%3daps&fi. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
5 yr old has chronic loose stool & irritable behavior. Week 3 of elimination diet (gluten, dairy, soy, egg) has improved behavior but not stool. Wait?
I have read that the b.R.A.T.T. Diet is no longer recommened. What would you suggest as an alternative for a 3 year old?
Many possibilities: I'm not sure what you've read but not all of it is valid.Kids routinely benefit from bananas, rice (cereal or steamed), apple sauce, pasta (without sauce) and dry toast.A good oral rehydration solution includes half strength gateraid, pedialyte or similar products.Avoid all juices (apple, prune, peach, pear) and use smaller but frequent feeds to sustain energy and hydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more
A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more