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How could I be anemic if I eat red meat, greek yogurt (plain), eggs, spinach etc.....Could my gastritis/ulcers/heavy periods be to blame?

How could I be anemic if I eat red meat, greek yogurt (plain), eggs, spinach etc.....Could my gastritis/ulcers/heavy periods be to blame?

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool), red blood cell instability (hemoglobinopathies), destruction (hemolysis), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. I would guess you are losing a small amount of blood regularly, rather than diet. Blood tests can help figure out cause. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Can you eat red meat when you have diverticulitis!?

Can you eat red meat when you have diverticulitis!?

Depends: If this is acute (just started) u have to see a doctor and usually nothing to eat or drink until things are better. When eating, u have to b on low residue diet for 4 to 6 wks. Red meats can b hard to digest but ok to take. After 6 weeks, high fiber is the key to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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Creatinine Clearance (Est) L 73.3600 mL/min 75.0 - 115.0: Why is my level low? Is it because I'm a small 64/ female and eat no red meat?

Creatinine Clearance (Est) L 73.3600 mL/min 75.0 - 115.0: Why is my level low? Is it because I'm a small 64/ female and eat no red meat?

Realize: As we get older out kidney function does slowly decline. Think of the kidney as being made up of a million Brita filters. As we age, some of those filter stop working. If you have blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or other vascular issues even more of these filters can stop working. Be aware even your diet (as you mention) and/or muscle mass can affect this value with suggestion of a problem. ...Read more

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If I don't eat red meat, could this cause anemia? I have all the symptoms...

No: If you eat any other kind of meat, fish, chicken and or diary products you should be fine. You may not be able to absorb some nutrients. See youe doctor to ahve your levels checked. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could still eat red meat on a diet if I stay low in calories?

Can you tell me if I could still eat red meat on a diet if I stay low in calories?

Your choice: Many people eat lean red meat in moderation while trying to limit overall calories. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of "lactose intolerance" whenever I eat meat (especially red meat). Is this because of the fat content?

I have a feeling of "lactose intolerance" whenever I eat meat (especially red meat). Is this because of the fat content?

Not lactose intol...: Lactose is found in milk and dairy products and not meat so it is not lactose intolerance, see a gastroenterologist if the problem persists or alter your diet to avoid the problem. ...Read more

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Hi I am 27 yr old female. My LDL is 167 and HDL is 70. I weigh 122 lb and exercise 4 days a week. I do not eat red meat at all. What are my risks?

Hi I am 27 yr old female. My LDL is 167 and HDL is 70. I weigh 122 lb and exercise 4 days a week. I do not eat red meat at all. What are my risks?

Cholesterol: Your LDL is higher then the recommended level of 130 for the general population. This is a risk factor for heart disease. Some may consider your HDL level as a positive risk factor counterbalancing the elevated LDL but I don't subscribe to this position. Your LDL must be lower to reduce your long term risk, especially if you have other risk factors. ...Read more

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Why do I get sick from red meat? I stopped eating red meat about a year and a half ago. Just a personal choice. It started to make me sick to smell, see, or think about it so I just stopped. I eat it sometimes in little bits if its in a salad or a pizza b

Why do I get sick from red meat? I stopped eating red meat about a year and a half ago. Just a personal choice. It started to make me sick to smell, see, or think about it so I just stopped. I eat it sometimes in little bits if its in a salad or a pizza b

This: This is very interesting. I don't have the answers for you, but here are some thoughts. You could be reacting to hormones and antibiotics that are fed to cattle. Maybe you are not able to handle the high fat content of the red meat. You could have a red meat food intollerance.
You could be have a strong pyschological reaction to ingesting red meat. The next thought is more theoretical. Maybe your body is not making as many of the enzymes required to break down red meats, because it didn't need to for so long. It will be interesting to see what ideas other doctors who answer this question have. ...Read more

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Why do my leg hurt every time I eat red meat?

Why do my leg hurt every time I eat red meat?

If: If your joints swell on your leg, you could have gout. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is red meat, fast food really that bad for you? Is it food that kills or how much you eat? What do most doctors eat?

Is red meat, fast food really that bad for you? Is it food that kills or how much you eat? What do most doctors eat?

Food and Exercise: What you eat can be good or bad for you.
You could see a dietitian for advice but I recommend that you also go on-line to see "NuVal".

NuVal has a long list of foods that are either very good, not so good, and quite bad for your health and your weight.

You should also take time at least once a week to exercise. Not easy in the cold and snow but there are many not very expensive training centers ...Read more

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I've read too much red meat is unhealthy, but that it's also the best source of absorbable iron. How much can/should I eat a week for sufficient iron?

I've read too much red meat is unhealthy, but that it's also the best source of absorbable iron. How much can/should I eat a week for sufficient iron?

Iron pill: Rather than relying on red meat, you may take oral iron supplement available over the counter. If constipation tends to be an issue, take the pill with meals and you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have ibd (crohn's-colitis). Can I eat red meat?

I have ibd (crohn's-colitis). Can I eat red meat?

Yes: Depending on the extent and severity of your disease you may have looser stools with high fat intake but red meat will not worsen your disease. ...Read more

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Lap chole 5/27/14, original pain gone, but the last couple of days I have had pain right side of my back. I eat a no dairy, no red meat?

Lap chole 5/27/14, original pain gone, but the last couple of days I have had pain right side of my back. I eat a no dairy, no red meat?

See your surgeon: You need to follow up with your surgeon. It may not be significant in your case, but back pain after gall bladder surgery can indicate complications such as bile leak, infection, etc... By this time, any discomfort from the gas used during surgery should be gone. It's possible it's just muscle strain, but any new symptoms in a post-op period should be reported to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I usually don't eat much red meat, but last night I had at least half of a new york steak around 8:00 pm. And all night I felt so dizzy?

I usually don't eat much red meat, but last night I had at least half of a new york steak around 8:00 pm. And all night I felt so dizzy?

? if related: Did you have alcohol with the steak? That would be more of a reason for the dizziness. Any intestinal symptoms? Still persisting? Any other neurological problems (speech, numbness, vision). See doc if still persisting. ...Read more

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I am B12 deficient and I take injections. I think I might be allergic to red meat as every time I eat it I get diahrrea. What could this mean?

I am B12 deficient and I take injections. I think I might be allergic to red meat as every time I eat it I get diahrrea. What could this mean?

Lots of things: Your physician might do well to test you for maldigestion / malabsorption / steatorrhea, especially if are also intolerant to other fatty foods. This might explain both your B12 deficiency and your diarrhea after eating red meat. I'm glad you're a good observer of your body, and wish you success with this inquiry. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch choices for my lifestyle if I like to eat red meat?

What are some healthy lunch choices for my lifestyle if I like to eat red meat?

Limit size and fat: Most studies indicate that red meat consumption is not good for the health, and possibly adding even just one serving a day can increase the long term risk of death. However, most nutritionists recommend focusing on sensible portion sizes and lean red meat cuts, for those who choose to eat it. Substitute fish, chicken and turkey, nuts and beans as alternative protein sources. ...Read more

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How many pounds can I lose in a month if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

How many pounds can I lose in a month if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

Not about red meat: Is not about the red meat. Is about decreasing the portion size and getting rid of unhealthy fatty food. You should also decrease the amount of refined carbohydrates (candies, sodas, etc). ...Read more

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How long will it take to lose 30 pounds if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

How long will it take to lose 30 pounds if I don't eat red meat and walk 2 miles everyday?

GOOD GOAL >15 weeks: Many studies show that a reasonable rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. So @ that rate 30# loss should take approx. 15+ weeks. You may have to look closely at calorie intake and 'not just stop red meat'. Perhaps a 1300-1500 kcal/day 'meal plan' will net you the weight loss you desire. It is a great idea to 'walk 2 miles a day'. Good job! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a small amount of red meat every day as part of a meal? It's prepared as healthily as possible, and is lean where possible.

Is it okay to eat a small amount of red meat every day as part of a meal? It's prepared as healthily as possible, and is lean where possible.

It depends...: Research shows that vegetarians live longer ; have lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc. But this may be due to other factors. Most who eat meat eat factory-farmed meat. Meat from grass-fed animals is far healthier so it is likely that grass-fed meat in moderation is a healthy choice- see http://authoritynutrition. Com/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-beef/
; http://bit. Ly/gagviu. ...Read more

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She suffers from a sevear ellergie she basically can't eat anything except for red meat not even ground red meat, bread and few vegies is there a cure?

She suffers from a sevear ellergie she basically can't eat anything except for red meat not even ground red meat, bread and few vegies is there a cure?

Never heard of this: And it is impossible that the same meat when ground would not cause the same reaction if it is an allergic reaction. She may need to consult a dietician who is knowledgeable about food "allergies". It might be something entirely different. ...Read more

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I think I have anemia because I don't eat red meat. Do all non-meat-eaters need blood check for anemia?

I think I have anemia because I don't eat red meat. Do all non-meat-eaters need blood check for anemia?

Anemia and meat: No. Most people get sufficient iron from other sources. Young women can become anemic from heavy menstruation, but young men generally do not become anemic whether they eat red meat or do not. ...Read more

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What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood?

What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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How much red meat can I eat every week?

How much red meat can I eat every week?

Ask a dietitian: A dietitian would b the best person 2 speak with. Red meat comes in many flavors meaning very lean 2 fatty. U should b able 2 eat more lean than fatty, also it depends on how u prepare it. Good lean grass fed red meat (lamb, beef) is hard 2 get ; can b pricey. ...Read more

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How much white meat and red meat is it recommended to eat per week?

How much white meat and red meat is it recommended to eat per week?

Meat: The more lean meat that better. High protein is best for your health and wellness ...Read more

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What are iron rich foods for someone who doesn't eat red meat?

What are iron rich foods for someone who doesn't eat red meat?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more