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Doctor insights on: Caloric Restriction And Longevity

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Does increased calorie restriction relate to longevity?

Inconclusive: Simply restricting calories is dangerous unless you get all the essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein you need. Moderating consumption of food is considered healthy but it depends on which foods you eat. At the end of the day, eating the right foods, avoiding the wrong ones is more important than just eating less. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Vague: Your question is rather vague, however, there is no fountain of youth. There are no legitimate studies that show an anti-aging effect of any supplement, including growth hormone (despite all the claims by alternative medicine doctors). People grow older and eventually die. Following a healthy lifestyle (keeping your weight down, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables) is the best way to max it ...Read more

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With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder that affects your ability to regulate copper absorption & storage. Instead of being excreted into your intestines and out of your body, copper gets stored in your eyes, liver, kidneys, and brain. You need to avoid eating too much copper in your diet -- including in multivitamins. Great site with dietary suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/mrsxk6y. ...Read more

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What are my restrictions with barrrtts esophologis?

What are my restrictions with barrrtts esophologis?

Like GERD: They aren't really restrictions as much as precautions. You should try to avoid things that increase reflux such as acidic foods, caffeine, nicotine, alchohol, avoiding nsaids, etc. In addition, you should be on a proton pump inhibitor and be followed with endoscopies per your GI doctor. Your GI doctor should be able to give you more info and/or a list of things to do and not do. ...Read more

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I feel like I have no control of my life, and as though I cannot do anything independent due to meaningless age restrictions not based on me.

I feel like I have no control of my life, and as though I cannot do anything independent due to meaningless age restrictions not based on me.

Common concern but..: I understand your frustration. When I was your age I felt mature enough to make adult decisions. Some 16 yo's are relatively mature. However, research shows that our brains continue to develop and mature into our early 20's 16 yo's are much more likely to be impulsive and make unwise decisions. See http://tinyurl.com/3okj2b6 Be patient. In a couple years you will have more control. See comment: ...Read more

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I don't have B cell in my body.when born i got 3 injection then grow up.but soon disappear what should i be careful of?any restriction in daily lives?

I don't have B cell in my body.when born i got 3 injection then grow up.but soon disappear what should i be careful of?any restriction in daily lives?

Confused: Do you have B cells in your system now? I presume so since this would be incompatible with life. I also need to know how this B cell deficiency was diagnosed since the whole thing does not make much sense to me. ...Read more

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Is there an age restriction for organ donations?

Is there an age restriction for organ donations?

Donor age: Actually, no. Anyone can be an organ donor, except in living donation where one must be at least 18yrs old and may not be considered a good candidate past the mid 70's for kidneys or 60's for livers. ...Read more

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Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

No: An angiogram is a minimally invasive examination of the blood vessesl used to make a diagnosis or treat a problem diagnosed by prior noninvasive studies. It can be performed on any age as long as there are indication and the risks of the procedure outweigh any the risks. ...Read more

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