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How long does it typically take for dietary changes to make a difference in my gastroparesis symptoms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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