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Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. blood is very thin and watery. should I eat more fattening food?

Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. blood is very thin and watery. should I eat more fattening food?

Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache when I eat food like pastas, white bread, pork and beans, lima beans, potato chips, cookies. I also get a little confusion?

Why do I get a headache when I eat food like pastas, white bread, pork and beans, lima beans, potato chips, cookies. I also get a little confusion?

Blood sugar level?: The foods you mentioned seem to have one thing in common: they are all rich in simple carbohydrates. If you haven't already, you might consider seeing your physician for some lab work, including (1) complete urinalysis, (2) complete blood count, (3) fasting serum glucose, (4) hemoglobin A1c, & (5) fasting serum insulin & c-peptide. This should at least get you started on the right track. ...Read more

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What makes me sick when I eat fish, but I can eat crab, lobster, shrimp and oysters.. I can touch and be around fish?

What makes me sick when I eat fish, but I can eat crab, lobster, shrimp and oysters.. I can touch and be around fish?

May be fish allergy: You may have an allergy to finned fish. Finned fish have different proteins then crustaceans and mollusks. In addition, you may have noticed that you tolerate some finned fish but not others. Symptoms of fish allergy may include nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, hives or other swelling, and difficulty breathing within a short period, usually less than an hour, after eating the food. ...Read more

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I ate some really salty food today (overly seasoned) and I still taste salt in the back of my mouth. It dried out my skin as well.

I ate some really salty food today (overly seasoned) and I still taste salt in the back of my mouth. It dried out my skin as well.

Skin/Brain..suffer: 21 y/o male says I ate some really salty food ...and I still taste salt in the back of my mouth. It dried out my skin as well. While salt is important for Fluid Balance/Nerve Conduction/Muscle Contraction etc all necessary for life & good health; Excessive salt intake can also dry up the body, as in this case due to not enough water/ fluid to dilute it.Skin/brain/heart/kidneys/bones can suffer too ...Read more

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30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?

30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?

Fine: I don't see anything in the ingredients that would be harmful. Kikoman's sweet and sour dipping sauce's first ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, better to use the sauce made for sauteing. Throw in your favorite vegetables and make it healthier. ...Read more

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My 2 yo is very picky.Eats a lot of chicken nuggets and hot dogs and grilled cheese. Is this ok? He will also eat yogurt and baby food veggie occasion

My 2 yo is very picky.Eats a lot of chicken nuggets and hot dogs and grilled cheese. Is this ok? He will also eat yogurt and baby food veggie occasion

Sad process: The toddler is used to a world where they are the boss and many fail to begin teaching them to be children.In the 1st yr you carried/diapered/fed them at any point they cried for it.That is what they expect even when they start being independent. Stop feeding the kid separately.Have him eat at the table and offer what you make.Maybe do one requested item for a while. Let him fuss, he won't starve ...Read more

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My wife and I ate raw garlic in olive oil oil on fries last night and got sick vomiting and diarreha middle of night she's breastfeeding too botulism?

My wife and I ate raw garlic in olive oil oil on fries last night and got sick vomiting and diarreha middle of night she's breastfeeding too botulism?

Not botulism: This is not botulism, likely some form of food poisoning. and perhaps not due to the fries and raw garlic. Unless the garlic was rotten. Botulism requires food being in an environment where there is oxygen. If this goes on for the next day, then I would recommend you visit your doctor. or if you want you could have us order some simple labs. ...Read more

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After i eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?

After i eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?

Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more

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Can I make my own organic chicken or organic pork sausages to get around commercial processed meats? if so how bad is that? I eat very little meat.

May not matter: The less meat you eat, probably the less important whether processed or not, organic or not, and so on. With "very little" meat eaten, it sounds like too much hassle to consider processing your own meats and not likely to affect your health in any way. Especially at your age (and mine)! ...Read more

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My wife cooks vegatables with lean beef with olive oil I eat then when I go to work I have peanut butter and Jelly sand with whole grain breadhealthy?

My wife cooks vegatables with lean beef with olive oil I eat then when I go to work I have peanut butter and Jelly sand with whole grain breadhealthy?

It depends: I consider most beef, from cows in feedlots feed GMO corn and given hormones and antibiotics, to be VERY unhealthy but grass-fed beef without hormones/antibiotics is quite healthy, so buy that type! Better to cook with coconut oil. Choose organic peanut butter and organic whole grain bread; this is OK unless you are sensitive to gluten. I advise some salads and fruits in your diet as well. ...Read more

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Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Food-borne illnesses: E coli and other food borne illnesses are more peeve leant on public food buffets. Food workers who do not wash, foods that my not be as cold or hot as they should be... Just to name a few... ...Read more

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Is eating eggs and canned tuna everyday bad for the health?

Is eating eggs and canned tuna everyday bad for the health?

Balanced food plan: Eggs ; tuna are protein-rich and nutritious but if that is all you eat it is not good for physical or emotional health. Make sure you get some protein, good fats, and carbs. Check out the brand of canned tuna also so that you are sure it is from a company that makes sure their products are mercury free. Stay close to your doc so he/she can support you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Yes: There is something wrong with this diet in general especially at night. This many carbs at night is likely addimg weight daily. Cut your carbs. ...Read more

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I am wanting to know if eating pizza and spaghetti with canned pasta sauce is healthier than curried hamburger with rice and yellow peppers,onions etc?

I am wanting to know if eating pizza and spaghetti with canned pasta sauce is healthier than curried hamburger with rice and yellow peppers,onions etc?

Neither, really.: If those are the two exemplary choices you're giving yourself for health, then I wish you the best of luck. You'd be wise to educate yourself on proper healthy eating by searching HealthTap feeds. ...Read more

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First day on diet I've only eating two pieces of baked chicken baked salmon turkey sandwich banana and cherrioes but I feel so full why ?

First day on diet I've only eating two pieces of baked chicken baked salmon turkey sandwich banana and cherrioes but I feel so full why ?

Don't worry: This is nothing to worry about. Fullness and satiety depend on many different factors, not just the total amount of food you eat. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to chicken fish turkey and egg (as in scrambled or hard boiled egg). So can I still eat dark meats and be healthy?

I'm allergic to chicken fish turkey and egg (as in scrambled or hard boiled egg). So can I still eat dark meats and be healthy?

Yes: None of these foods is essential since there are many other alternatives. However since fish and fowls are so immunologically different, just make sure that the diagnosed is based solely on a skin test or blood test. For some reasons, many so -called holistic doctors often order igg instead of ige to foods to diagnose allergy. When in fact, igg may well be the antibody which counters allergy. ...Read more

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I live in hostel. My diet is like pizza burgers and fast foods.

I live in hostel. My diet is like pizza burgers and fast foods.

Unhealthy Diet: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, these foods are not healthy, you need greens and fruits in your diet, please try to limit your carb and fat intake and add salads and fruits. Take care :) ...Read more

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I ate some Japanese eel for lunch and feel like it's bone got lodged in my throat,I'v tried swallowing rice and even drinking vinegar,nothing works! ?

I ate some Japanese eel for lunch and feel like it's bone got lodged in my throat,I'v tried swallowing rice and even drinking vinegar,nothing works! ?

Most likely: scratch from small bone that you swallowed. If symptoms persist beyond a few days or if they worsen to difficulty swallowing or speaking, then it would be time to see a doctor. ...Read more