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Can Soy Milk Cause Stomach Problems
Individual issue: A soy product is potentially helpful unless you have an individual sensitivity or allergy to soy. Those who are milk allergic have similar issues with soy about 30% of the time. Soy milk products usually use a non-lactose sugar source, so it is tolerated well by those who are lactose intolerant. ...Read more
Hi I been having stomach problems (gas) I drink magnesia milk 2 days ago and eating veggies but I feel blow it. Should I go to the doctor?
How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?
Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info]. ...Read more
No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more
Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more
Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more
Can soy cause spotting? I recently started having a little soy milk every day. But now I've been spotting more. Is it messing with my hormones?
Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! The stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read more
Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.
Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.
Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.
I'm 26 years old female I have under weight proplem can I have a 2 cups of soy milk everyday to gain weight without dangeres?
Yes: Drinking soy milk is ok, but this alone will not be enough to make you gain weight. ...Read more
Can soy milk cause breast cancer or cancers....I heard it from different people that it can just want to know some facts?
Myth: No proven studies to confirm the claims. Take it easy. ...Read more
Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt
Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more
Soy milk and male br: No it does not cause breast enlagement. ...Read more
I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou
There: There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Post-nasal drip from viruses, allergies, and bacterial sinusitis can go down the back of the throat and cause frequent throat clearing, cough, bad breath, and nausea when it goes into the stomach. Sometimes acid-reducers can help but the best approach is to target the drip with saline rinses, steroid sprays, and antihistamines. With continued symptoms, evaluation by an allergist or ENT can help. ...Read more
Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol it extracts the chemicals enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. ...Read more
Sinus and stomach: Hello. You pose an interesting question. If there is excessive PND and this is being swallowed a gastritis could occur causing nausea and pain. The lymph nodes in the neck and abdomen are sometimes activated with an infection such as a sinusitis. This is called mesenteric adenitis. Finally gerd can trigger nasal and sinus inflammation thus linking the sinuses and stomach. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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