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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals..Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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What is the best diet regime for chronic pacreatitis patients?

What is the best  diet regime for chronic pacreatitis patients?

Best diet: Low fat- 50g or less daily-baked, broiled, grilled, or steamed lean meats, low fat/non-fat dairy, almond or rice milk, beans, lentils, soy products, tofu, whole grains, fresh, frozen, and canned fruits, applesauce, angel food cake, gelatin, popsicles, puddings, sherbet, sorbet, coffee, fruit and vegetable juices, tea, sport drinks, small amounts of butter/margarine/cooking oils, broth, honey ...Read more

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What Ayurveda medication is good for ulcerative colitis? Will kutajaristha work?

What Ayurveda medication is good for ulcerative colitis? Will kutajaristha work?

You tell us: Ayurvedic treatments may be great need scientific out come data to use them as primary treatment , lacking such data , as your disease is very complex , neglect will lead to disasters , you must take traditional medication under physician supervision , take ayurvedic medication as health supplements .You must follow with your doctor regular basis to avid complications. ...Read more

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Please describe a good high fiber diet plan?

Please describe a good high fiber diet plan?

Beans, Fruits, Vegs: Beans are very high in fiber- about 6 g per serving. Veggies are a great way to increase fiber, about 3 g a serving. Fruits are also a good source as are whole grains. An adult needs about 25-35 g of fiber a day. At least 7 servings of fruits and veggies/day. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Clarify, please: Do you wish to persuade a school to initiate a program? Or, do you wish to start your own? ...Read more

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The best diet that doctors approve for weight and health==dr ornish?

Best diet: The dr. Ornish diet is a very good one. Another, somewhat similar and equally excellent diet, is a mediterranean diet. But a good diet does not need to be that complicated. The simple rule of eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, limiting servings of meat to 4 oz at a time, and eating lots of grain will do just as well. ...Read more

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more

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What is best diet with celiac sprue -help!?

What is best diet with celiac sprue -help!?

Gluten: Exclude foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It occasionally can contaminate oats so use gluten free oats. ...Read more

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Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

It depends: 1. Be certain symptoms are caused by sibo. See health care provider, have hydrogen breath test (test does have limits too) if sibo documented and symptoms related--may warrant: 2. Course of antibiotic Rifaximin or neomycin if the Rifaximin is too expensive. 3. Improve bowel motility 4. Consider diet such as low fodmaps diet for ibs or, possibly, scd. ...Read more

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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Eat less, exercise: Standard wight reduction diet and exercise. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. ...Read more

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What is a good diet program to lose weight?

What is a good diet program to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Limit the volume of food you take in, and eat more protein with less fat and less carbohydrate(sugar) in addition walk 5 miles a day. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for abs & lean muscle?

What is a good diet plan for abs & lean muscle?

Habits and attitudes: Eat only to satisfy hunger, and learn to tell it from appetite ('mmm, that looks good'; 'i'm stressed / need a reward so i'll eat'). Avoid all greasy, sugary and salty stuff. Do as much aerobic exercise as you can. Get with fitness-focused friends who are farther along than yourself. ...Read more

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What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

GB unlikely: for your age. You can get an ultrasound to check the gallbladder and will probably be normal. IBS is certainly common. You may want to discuss your diet with your doc or with a nutritionist. Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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What is the best fiber supplement to take if you have diverticulosis?

What is the best fiber supplement to take if you have diverticulosis?

Good diet you eat: You don't have to waste money on fiber like metamucel , fiber capsules , vegetables , fruits , whole wheat bread etc all has fiber , and is free. ...Read more

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I have been told I gace diverticulosis some dr say low fiber and some high fiber diet.What is best to control pain?

I have been told I gace diverticulosis some dr say low fiber and some high fiber diet.What is best to  control pain?

High fiber diet best: Diverticulosis of the colon is thought to be caused by a relative lack of fiber in the diet- specifically insoluble fiber, the kind that's in bran, or psyllium supplements. There is evidence that a high fiber diet decreases episodes of abdominal pain in those with diverticulosis. Remember that fiber and fluid work together, so also drink more water as you add more fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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What cream is best if you have diverticulosis and a burning sensation around anus area?

What cream is best if you have diverticulosis and a burning sensation around anus area?

Zinc oxide: Any of the zinc oxide ointments that are used for diaper rash are a nice trick. They sooth the skin and coat it to protect it from further irritation from the stool. Other options include a cortisone ointment, but this can thin the skin, ultimately leading to it being more fragile and vulnerable to irritation. ...Read more

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Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

No but: if helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice , fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

What causes diverticulosis?

Not enough fiber!: Diverticulosis is an incredibly common condition of the colon that occurs over many years. The colon moves waste through by "sensing" that it is there so bulky stool makes the colon more efficient. When our waste is not bulky due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake the colon has to work harder creating more pressure inside the colon like a balloon and the pockets (tics) pop out. ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

What causes diverticulosis?

If you mean : Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the mucosa so hard that it pouches out at weak spots where blood vessels penetrate the wall of the colon. Diet that is low in fiber causes low volume stool, which in turn causes the muscles to squeeze harder than it should. Other organs are different. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diverticulosis?

What are the tests for diverticulosis?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon. An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis. ...Read more

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What can be done about diverticulosis?

What can be done about diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis.: Diverticulosis is manageable, not curable. Once the pockets in the colon form, they don't go back again. High fiber diet is the rule. ...Read more

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At what age does diverticulosis become common?

At what age does diverticulosis become common?

Younger: These days we are seeing diverticulosis and diverticulitis at younger ages. Anybody with left lower quadrant pain, fever and over 40 should have diverticular disease in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do address pain with diverticulosis?

What can I do address pain with diverticulosis?

Need Correct DX : Diverticulosis is the common disease where small pockets form on the colon. In and of itself, they cause no symptoms unless one ruptures, which causes diverticulitis; this requires rx with antibiotics+/-bowel rest+/-emergency surgery. Diverticuli may also cause bleeding, sometimes requiring blood transfusions or even emergency surgery. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do diverticulitis and diverticulosis differ?

How do diverticulitis and diverticulosis differ?

Diverticulosis coli: Is outpouching of lining of colon caused by hypertonic muscles in the walls. When it gets infected or inflamed, it is called diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Please explain who is susceptible to diverticulosis?

Advanced age: And low residue diet. Diverticulosis coli is an acquired degenerative disease, in contrast to congenital diverticular disease, such as meckel's diverticulum. ...Read more

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Why is diverticulosis only painful while laying down?

Why is diverticulosis only painful while laying down?

If you have: Known sigmoid diverticulosis coli and are having pain in left lower abdomen, it might mean you are developing acute diverticulitis. This requires antibiotics or sometimes even surgery. Get to a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can sometimes end up bleeding. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

None, really.: The key is just high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. We used to think to avoid nuts and seeds, but studies have shown otherwise. ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
576 doctors shared insights

Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more