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Bad Habits To Avoid With Cardiomyopathy
Here few: Saturated fats specially trans fats like red meat, cheese, ice cream, butter, packaged snack foods, candy bars, high sodium carbonated sodas, fried chicken with the skin, fast food. ...Read more
Probably ok: Caffeine doesn't seem to have detrimental long term effects (in doses under about 400mg/day), but for some people can cause anxiety, mild dependence, and other unpleasant symptoms; it can be dangerous for people with underlying conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart healthy: CAD and COPD often go together. Actually in pts w/ copd, CAD is a more common cause of death than copd. So heart-healthy diet should be focus--typically avoid high fat, high salt, while eating lots of veggies, nuts, fatty fish, etc. Although some pts w/ COPD have hard time maintaining wt, try to do so with more heart healthy foods, rather than just eating calorie-dense, heart-unhealthy food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are we asked to avoid spicy food,soda and also stuffs that raises your heartbeat, etc. after septoplasty?
Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?
Yes and no: It's important for everybody, including people with chf, to avoid bad fats (animal fats, trans-fats), refined sugar, and simple carbs. A balanced diet includes mono and poly-unsaturated fats, complex carbs and starches and protein, all in moderation. Folks with CHF should avoid salt which promotes fluid retention and htn, and should aim for normal body weight. ...Read more
It's very simple...: It's very simple: people with diabetes who make poor food choices generally gain weight, have poorer glucose control, ignore other aspects of their diabetes and overall health, feel terrible, have lousy lives, require more medication, have earlier and more severe diabetes complications, and die early. Do you need any other inducement to talking better care of yourself? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i improve kidney health for better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem due to accident with epileptic seizures.
Possibly: We don't know your age or your kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, then no. If it is abnormal, it is possible that some patients might benefit from a diet that provides the rdi for protein intake or if you are followed by a nephrologist, a lower protein diet could be used. Use of drugs like Ibuprofen regularly can cause kidney damage. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: It is not all or none. In general with bad copd, carbohydrates make you make more co2 which is harder to get rid of so we say limit simple carbohydrates. Also you may want to avoid sedatives (i.e. Alcohol) particularly prior to sleep as this can worse breathing. You want to avoid heavy meals because it may make your diaphragm work harder to breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any tips on food habit and lifestyle to counter irritable bowel syndrome? What major things to avoid? ?
Due to numerous bowel obstuctions, I was advised to alter my eating habits. Will lack of fiberous foods raise my bad cholesterol?
Probably nothing: The public hoola about dietary fiber being the key to managing cholesterol sells breakfast cereal. Studies are widely divergent, and dietary fiber is anything but the key to health. A high-roughage diet might cost you your life. Watch you coronary risk factors otherwise, and don't focus on lab tests -- I'd urge you to focus on fitness and stop fretting about labwork. ...Read more
If you had a long standing infection, with frequent alcohol use and poor nutrition- could these all contribute to hair loss after certain amt of time?
Can Alli weight loss drug combined with sun exposure, dehydration, caffeine and moderate alcohol consumption cause someone to collapse? Bad experience
Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/?Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more
Changing BP: Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; eat only low salt, low sugar, no saturated fats, high intake of fruit and veggies and whole grains, avoid breads, pizza, muffins; egg white is excellent; lean meat modest portions only; exercise twice daily; nuts are excellent - unsalted. Colored fruit and colored veggies are best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?
Anemai in an 18 yr o: If you anemia is recently then you need to eat lean red meats or dark chicken meat, your doctor should check the reason for anemia and may need to check your stool, if female your menstrual periods, and if long term it may be familial. Also avoid excess milk since this can inhibit iron absorption. ...Read more
What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?
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