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Doctor insights on: Could Eating Soup From Chicken Feet And Rooster Combs Help Knee Cartilage

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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20 y.o Lately wrist bones make cracking sounds all the time.Eats lot's of things high in calcium. What can she do? will collagen suplements help?

20 y.o Lately wrist bones make cracking sounds all the time.Eats lot's of things high in calcium. What can she do? will collagen suplements help?

Sound doesn't matter: Joints will often make popping or cracking sounds. This doesn't indicate any danger or negative. The things to watch for is pain or swelling. If these happen then you should see a doctor. No studies have found a need for supplementation, especially in healthy young adults. ...Read more

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I don't consume milk or milk products, except for ice cream!.. Is it gonna affect my health in any way? My dailies include rice, chicken or fish.

I don't consume milk or milk products, except for ice cream!.. Is it gonna affect my health in any way?  My dailies include rice, chicken or fish.

Ice cream is great!!: Sorry kingfish but you better enjoy your ice cream. It is full of fat, salt, and sugar. Have a scoop or two of your most favorite flavor. But don't think it is an innocent food item. Two scoops are probably worth 500 calories. That is five miles of walking, running or jogging. I repeat it is full of fat, salt, and sugar. ...Read more

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If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

Likely: Handling and washing raw animal products is likely to get the germs on your hands and surroundings. See this site for food safety. http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/documents/safe%20food%20handling.pdf. ...Read more

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Can i get any nutritional benefit from drinking freshly ground flax seeds in hot water?

Can i get any nutritional benefit from drinking freshly ground flax seeds in hot water?

Sure: You can add ground flax seed to lots of foods & beverages. Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. ...Read more

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Do walking and swimming help fighting the inflammation in the kneecap and help regenerate the cartilage ( i'm 21 years old , no rehumatoid)?

Do walking and swimming help fighting the inflammation in the kneecap and help regenerate the cartilage ( i'm 21 years old , no rehumatoid)?

No: Inflammation can be the result of overuse. While swimming is a good exercise for those with joint inflammation from more gravity heavy exercises like walking, the motion can still continue to aggravate the inflammation. Any inflammation that doesn't resolve with 3 weeks of rest needs orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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I buy cooked, hot veggies from store + blot off as much fat as i can before eating. Do the veggies still have a lot of calories from the cooking fat?

I buy cooked, hot veggies from store + blot off as much fat as i can before eating. Do the veggies still have a lot of calories from the cooking fat?

They do but not much: The way you are eating there is not much fat.It also depends on the vegies and how these are cooked, saute or fried.But do not worry about fat as it is not too much. ...Read more

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My tounge and whole mouth tingle after eating some foods like noodle box, hot chips with chicken salt and soft shell vedgaterian tacos..?

My tounge and whole mouth tingle after eating some foods like noodle box, hot chips with  chicken salt and soft shell vedgaterian tacos..?

Allergy?: You may just be very sensitive to spices or possibly allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the foods that you mentioned. Read the ingredients on the packages and try only one item at a time and see if you can isolate the cause of your symptoms. They may have a common spice or ingredient that you react to or possibly even several. ...Read more

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How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?

How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?

Shoes: Really ? Shoes don't stop spreading or swelling. See your podiatrist for the swelling and the spreading . He/she can instruct you in how to choose a proper shoe. ...Read more

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18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

An ankle brace: Or orthotic while walking is probably a good idea. If pt failed and after the above advice you may want to consider surgical correction, if the issue is a problem. ...Read more

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Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. cause?

Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. cause?

Irritable nerves: This may be an irritability of superficial nerves in the skin or other tissues and if it persists, it may be advisable to ask your physician to order some blood tests to check for calcium,magnesium,electrolyte,vit B12 deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can you get liver/pancreas pain/inflammation from eating fried chicken AND 1/2 bag of potato chips every day?...and not eating fruits/vegetables...?

Can you get liver/pancreas pain/inflammation from eating fried chicken AND 1/2 bag of potato chips every day?...and not eating fruits/vegetables...?

As seen: in the popular movie "Super Size" me - you can inflame your liver, gain tremendous weight by eating a high fat - high calorie diet for extended periods of time. In addition to gaining weight and feeling horribly, a "fatty liver" can occur which can sometimes a precursor to liver failure and liver cirrhosis. Your example - potato chip- fried chicken diet without fruits/vegetables is a bad recipe. ...Read more

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A person with anorexia do they have problems of their whole skin head to toe falling apart ? Feeling very soft , very loose hanging skin etc or no?

A person with anorexia do they have problems of their whole skin head to toe falling apart ? Feeling very soft , very loose hanging skin etc or no?

Yes: A person in anorexia is in a state of malnutrition. Without the necessary nutrients, the skin can show changes such as you describe. Unfortunately, this state of starvation/malnutrition has serious effects on all body organs, and can cause death. ...Read more

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I fear for my 10 month old , she eats lots of things from the ground from bugs 2sucking the bathroom mop. What diseases can she get & hw cn i avoid it?

I fear for my 10 month old , she eats lots of things from the ground from bugs 2sucking the bathroom mop. What diseases can she get & hw cn i avoid it?

Pica: She has a condition known as pica. We don't know what causes it , but one of the ideas is that the child may be anemic. I would have her checked out to see if she is anemic. ...Read more

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Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Have knee, ankle & tendon swelling due to Ankylosing Spondylitis , will soaking it in Epsom salt and cold water help?

Unlikely: The treatment of your ankylosing spondylitis should include anti-inflammatory medication!!! This should also be sufficient to treat your ankle/tendon swelling unless something ELSE is going on (eg GOUT can be worsened by some anti-inflammatory medications) Consult with your Rheumatologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more