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Can The Atkins Diet Cause Gastritis
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Can a ketogenic diet cause heartburn, and if so what can I take to help balance pH levels to minimise heartburn on this specific type of diet?
Fats and heartburn: Ketogenic diets are high in fat, which relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), allowing food to come up & irritate the esophagus. Food does not have to be acidic to cause heartburn; backwash of bile can be irritating. Antacid containing alginic acid (Gaviscon or generic) taken after meals & at bedtime can help - forms a foamy raft on top of stomach contents. Omeprazole can help, if needed. ...Read more
Eating to much Black licorice cause hypokalemia, can compensate this eating food rich in potassium? Can Cause also bleeding due to lowering platelets
Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stuff (not just licorice-flavored candy); if this is a major component of your diet, do keep track of your electrolytes and blood pressure with your physician during your annual health check-ups. If they are okay, enjoy what you love. ...Read more
Not really: Your stomach already has hydrochloric acid in it at a pH of about 1.5. The most acidic foods that humans eat have a pH of 5.5 (lemon juice and vinegar). Stronger than that is unpalatable and would burn your tongue and esophagus! The stomach acid also serves an important protective function. It kills most of the bacteria on raw food that we eat. Yes ago AIDS pts died in hospital from inf from sala ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme ( from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat , poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids - 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy. ...Read more
I don't think so.: Anxiety happens when your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). Change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If you're worried about your diet, talk to a dietician about why you're worried. A vegan diet is very healthy. ...Read more
Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?
Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more
See below: fruits, vegetables. beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and whole grains are sources of dietary fiber. Milk dairy, cheese, meat, fish and poultry have no dietary fiber. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to add more dietary fiber to your diet. Beans are also high in fiber and consider a serving of beans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What?: I don't know of any health risks. ...Read more
Lactulose: Lactulose is a milk sugar, the atkins diet, or similar low or no carbohydrate diets recommend against dairy products as they contain fat and sugar. The point of the early portion of the diet is to use a less efficient metabolic pathway that burns fat or protein only. Eating sugars and fats may push you out of the ketotic metabolism into normal metabolism... So you would be thwarting the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gas: When belching is related to food, it is usually from drinking carbonated beverages, eating gassy foods, eating too quickly, drinking through a straw, chewing gum, or sucking on candies (resulting in swallowing air). If you don't eat much food but still do one of the above, you can still experience severe belching. ...Read more
Multiple etiologies!: Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist. It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet(25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber" ...Read more
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