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How long does it typically take for dietary changes to make a difference in my gastroparesis symptoms?

How long does it typically take for dietary changes to make a difference in my gastroparesis symptoms?

Immediately: If you are eating small, low-fiber meals, you should notice less pain with eating at that time, because stretching of the stomach causes the pain of gastroparesis. So you should notice pain (or lack of it) while you are at the end of your meal. ...Read more

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Can dietary changes help control my hormones?

Can dietary changes help control my  hormones?

Yes: Your nutrition intake has direct impacts on your hormonal balance. ...Read more

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What are some dietary changes for hypertension?

What are some dietary changes for hypertension?

Foods or HTN: I recommend DASH eating plan. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 Get book and do Chapter 9 exactly for 2 weeks and BP should be down by at least 11/8. Measure BP every day as it will start down very quickly. Let yu team know you are doing it. ...Read more

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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

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How important is eliminating sugar when trying to reduce LDL through dietary changes?

How important is eliminating sugar when trying to reduce LDL  through dietary changes?

Sugar and chol.: It's really not about eliminating sugar per se, although a prudent diet mandates that we keep simple sugar intake to a minimum. It's more about increasing your fiber intake, which helps control blood sugar excursions and also works to lower the cholesterol. We need 50 (women) to 70 (men) grams of fiber daily. ...Read more

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Are gastroparesis and endometriosis related? Why are these 2 often diagnosed together? What lifestyle/dietary changes can be made to cope with them?

Are gastroparesis and endometriosis related? Why are these 2 often diagnosed together? What lifestyle/dietary changes can be made to cope with them?

Usually unrelated: Gastroparesis and endometriosis are usually unrelated (and not frequently diagnosed together...) unless endometriotic nodules and lesions would have spread to and implanted into the stomach wall and gastric lining to interfere with the functions of the stomach. It is not likely that "dietary changes can be made to cope with both of them". ...Read more

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Are there dietary changes I should make after menopause? I haven't had many symptoms of menopause, but am wondering if there are any changes I should make in my diet to make sure i stay healthy through this process? .

Are there dietary changes I should make after menopause? I haven't had many symptoms of menopause, but am wondering if there are any changes I should make in my diet to make sure i stay healthy through this process?

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That : That is a very good question. Most women, after menopause, need more fiber in their diet, such as more fruit and vegetables, because their bowel motility slows. More calcium is needed as is vitamin d in order to prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium in your diet can prevent muscle cramping and also helps with slow bowel motility. Many women have problems with weight gain, so sticking with fruits/veggies/low fat diet can be helpful of course for that. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to make drastic dietary changes for ibs?

Is it necessary to make drastic dietary changes for ibs?

Depends: If you have constipation as major symptom you may be better off with lot of fibre containing foods. If you have diarrhea as the symptoms, you may have modify your food to reduce the diarrhea. ...Read more

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What dietary changes should I make for hyperthyroidism?

What dietary changes should I make for hyperthyroidism?

Balanced diet: If the hyperthyroidism isn't yet controlled, you may need to increase calories, otherwise a healthful diet is the best bet for most medical conditions unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What i can do dietary changes to treat hypothyroidism?

What i can do dietary changes to treat hypothyroidism?

Treating hypothyroid: If u mean hormone replacement I am not aware of any , if u mean weight wise since hypothyroidism can cause weight gain , u need primarily to take u medication , to cut down calorie intake and to exercise. ...Read more

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What's the best dietary changes if I have myasthenia gravis?

Healthy and balanced: In general, there is no specific diet for patients diagnosed with myasthenia, but maintaining a well-rounded and healthy diet is important in maintaining overall health. One particular concern for myasthenics is swallowing, and care should be taken to make sure that they are getting adequate nutrition without running the risk of choking or aspiration. ...Read more

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What dietary changes are there for a patient of macular amyloid?

What dietary changes are there for a patient of macular amyloid?

Avoid toxic food : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What are the dietary changes that a patient with this cancer should incur?

What are the dietary changes that a patient with this cancer should incur?

Unnamed cancer: Cancer cells differ only slightly from our own. "cancer diets" are mostly minor scams. Once a cancer is established, there's little empirical (i.e., reproducible studies) and no theoretical reason to think that one particular kind of food will work better for you than another. A diet with adequate protein and nutrients, that you actually like, coupled with sufficient exercise, is still best. ...Read more

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What would be the most appropriate dietary change for a patient who had a gallbladder removal?

What would be the most appropriate dietary change for a patient who had a gallbladder removal?

Diet after surgery: Once you are recovered from your surgery, 2 to 4 weeks, your diet can return to normal. However, if you take this surgery as an opportunity to improve your diet then try lowering fat, lowering portion size, and increase frequency of food/snacks. Free app "my fitness pal" may help. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm told that at 25 my body is in pre-menopause.. What should I expect down the road to happen? Any dietary changes I should make ?

I'm told that at 25 my body is in pre-menopause.. What should I expect down the road to happen? Any dietary changes I should make ?

I would have to: Question the diagnosis. Your symptoms may be fully attributable to anxiety and mood problems. 25 is way too young for even early menopause. A birth control pill would be a good test. This would regulate hormones and remove hormonal contributions of the hot flashes. I would bet that adequate control of anxiety, mood and sleep would get you improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sgot (ast) and sgpt (alt) levels be lowered with dietary changes?

Can sgot (ast) and sgpt (alt) levels be lowered with dietary changes?

Depends on the : Reason for elevation of enzymes. If you drink alcohol, stop for about three months and retest. If you are diabetic, control blood glucose better, if you are overweight, lose weight; if you are on any medication, discuss the side effects of medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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What dietary changes are recommended for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

What dietary changes are recommended for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more

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Will dietary changes and exercise allow someone to lose the weight gained from Gabapentin?

Will dietary changes and exercise allow someone to lose the weight gained from Gabapentin?

Absolutely : Gabapentin is not notorious for weight gain. Unlike Depakote which is more notable for this side effect. The only way to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake and increase your physical activity. Talk to your doctor about an exercise program and a diet program that are safe for you based upon your medical history. Best wishes for success in your healthy weight loss. ...Read more

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I have puborectalis dyssynergia. Can it be treated with dietary changes only without biofeedback or botox?

I have puborectalis dyssynergia. Can it be treated with dietary changes only without biofeedback or botox?

Dyssynergia: I think that biofeedback can help a lot with neuropathic type pain. Nevertheless, medical interventions, including botox, CBD, and others may still benefit you. ...Read more