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Could You Get Asthma By Eating Too Much
Chocolate 101: In short, yes. Chocolate contains sugar, caffeine, theobroma compounds and can affect serotonin. If you are diabetic, the rush of sugar can cause compensatory changes in insulin prompting a rapid fall in sugar and dizziness. Caffeine-sensitive individuals can experience hypertension/hypotension with chocolate and there is evidence that some individuals may experience effects of excess serotonin ...Read more
Can be: Binge eating is a disorder when someone eats great amounts of food well past when they are full. This as well as overeating in general is probably caused by not being able to identify your feelings and eating to sedate, calm yourself. If you can identify your feelings you can find other ways to gratify your self than eating. ...Read more
Junk food: Well, the obvious answer is not to eat junk food but you already know that. If the sugar load is causing your stomach ache, there isn't anything that will help that. If you have gastritis or an ulcer and the junk food has aggravated it, taking an antacid may help. In all seriousness though, try to cut back on the junk food. It will only hurt your body. ...Read more
If you fast a LOT: Fasting for 1 day a week is a common practice and often leads to long life. This custom has avid fans. To actually develop malnutrition from fasting, you would have to fast for long periods of time, and not make up for it when you are not fasting. In other words, it's math. Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients, and if it fails to get them over time, malnutrition will be the result. ...Read more
No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive family history and is 70-90% related to being overweight. Yes, you can gain weight from eating too much sugar, but it's really total calories, as a gram of sugar has only 4 calories and it's 3,500 calories to gain a pound. ...Read more
Not really: Type 2 diabetes is caused by Insulin resistance, usually as a result of obesity. The development of diabetes is going to be indepent of the exact foods you eat. Fruits can be high in natural sugar, but sugar itself does not cause diabetes. Obesity resulting from too many calories and weight gain can lead to diabetes. Other factors can also play an important role including family hisotry. ...Read more
NO: No chinese food itself is not carcinogenic. If some some chemical carcnogens are added then yes..Lacking strict restriction like our fda , carcinogen benzoapyrene was accedentally contaminated in camellia oil used in chinese cooking and dehp in tae. In any food nitrates(to nitrousamine), hydrogenated oils, sodium glucomate, acrylamids liberated by deep frying of starch are all carciinogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Even if you are violently ill from a food, there is no evidence that it leads to a miscarriage. However if you continue to eat the food which causes you problem in absorbing essential nutrients and vitamins (as in gluten intolerance) , then you would have less success in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Can eating too much spicy food be bad for you if you have constant heartburn or consistently take antacids?
Spicy food: Spicy food may be a trigger for your heartburn symptoms but the underlying cause may be a problem with hypersecretion of acid or relaxed esophageal sphincter, stomach emptying problems or even hiatal hernia. Heartburn should be fully evaluated by your physician and treated. A camera can look in your throat and imaging and pressure measurements to definitively diagnose & treat see GI doc. Good luck ...Read more
No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that's a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor! ...Read more
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