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Can I Eat Quinoa If I Have Diverticulosis
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
Low purine foods: Gout is the result of too much acid (ua) in the blood stream. Ua is there as a breakdown product from a certain protein (purine) in foods. Some foods are higher in purines- eating them raises ua.Reducing intake of those foods, reduces the levels of ua in the blood. Search " low purine diet" or "list of high purine foods". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If you ask enough doctors, some will tell you diet has no bearing on gout attacks and management, others will warn of eating too much protein that can cause increased uric acid, which can lead to gout. Foods such as red/organ meats (Beef, pork), red beans, beer can lead to increased uric acid. There are medical reasons for developing gout, so see your doctor to get the best advice for you. ...Read more
If it doesn't hurt: Gastritis just means inflammation of the stomach but doesn't inform us as to the cause of the inflammation. Infections, allergies, chronic bowel diseases, and toxic exposures to foods and medicines can all cause gastritis. The bottom line is that if your doctor has not restricted your eating, try popcorn and see how you feel. ...Read more
Bread is OK: Patients with gout need to limit foods high in purines. These are found in meat, poultry, fish, shell fish, claims, oysters. Also, organ meat such as liver, sweet breads, kidney, etc... Are very high in purines by weight. Veggies are, mostly, safe to eat. Bread is fine. Also, anything that dehydrates you will also increase your uric acid levels by volume, so limit alcohol and coffee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read below: Gout is caused by uric acid builup from uric acid in the breakdown of foods. Stay away from red meat, shell fish, sweets, fried foods, alcohol, and drink plenty of water to hydrate your kidneys. You may eat fish, pasta, most vegetables, turkey, chicken, etc, to name a few. If your uric acid is too high, see your podiatrist for mediciation treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had surgery for diverticulitis and cannot have nuts. Can i eat pistachios because I have heard it's a seed, not a nut?
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed. ...Read more
Healthy food: If your gout is caused by food and not high blood pressure medicine, try to avoid the following types of food. Foods that are high in purines cause uric acid problems and gout. These generally are: red meat, shell food, sea food, liver, sweetbreads, red wine, beer. Doesn't leave much left to eat but you'll feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on Type: Stones can be uric acid, calcium phosphate, calcium oxalate and cysteine. Depending on type you should modify your diet. All stone formers should be on a low sodium diet because it decreases calcium and uric acid excretion by the kidney. A low protein diet, especially low in purines (red meats), helps decrease uric acid. Finally and most important; drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid a day. ...Read more
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