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Diet Chart Precaution
I'm worried because my dad was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. Can you help me with a diet chart and precautions , what do you suggest?
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
What do you suggest if my father was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. can you help me with a diet chart and precautions ?
My dad was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. How do I plan a diet chart and what other precautions can I take?
Varices: Best not to consume alcohol, particularly if cirrhosis is the cause. If so, protein and salt intake may also be an issue. This is something that should be discussed with his gastroenterologist/hepatologist with additional benefit from dietary consultation. Any infections, signs of bleeding or confusion require prompt medical attention. ...Read more
What is gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?
No worries: Gilbert's syndrome is a benign liver condition causing a mild elevation in your bilirubin level on lab testing. Sometimes when you become ill the bilirubin can get high enough to get you a little jaudiced (yellow skin/eyes) this will resolve after the illness passes and is no indication of liver damage. There are no dietary precautions to take with this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My brother is suffering from acidity upin eating anything what are the reasons/ awhat test to perform what precautions taken and diet chart needed?
Avoid: Acid foods and acid-producing activity such as caffeine intake and tobacco. Take antacids or acid suppressants such as h2 blockers (e.g. Tagamet or zantac) or ppi's (e.g. Protonix (pantoprazole) or prevacid). Get tested for h. Pylori. If symptoms persist, get endoscopy to make sure it is not ulcer or cancer. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: It's great you're being proactive about your health, especially with your family history of diabetes. If you have access to a nutritionist through your insurance, i highly recommend to have a consultation. As for exercise, 30 minutes of cardio/aerobic (running, brisk walk, swimming, elliptical) at least 5 days a week is a good goal to shoot for. www.diabetes.org also has great info. ...Read more
What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!
How low: Depends on how low. Normal BP is 90 - 130 over 60 - 80. Some people chronically have BP a little lower, if it's always been that way and you feel fine, don't need to do anything about it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm a vegetarian, recently diagnosed with hyperuricemia. What kind of diet precautions do I need to take?
Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is caused by a type of Salmonella, so you could have alot of stomach symptoms (nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea). So in this case, I would 'take it easy' on your GI tract. A favorite of doctors is 'chicken soup' or something that has fluid, salt, and nutrition in it...and that's easy to digest. Homemade is best if you can get it. ...Read more
Is there any cure for ulcerativecolitis? If no permanent cure, how to avoid its relapse? Any diet precautions to be taken for this?
Treatment, cure: Hi. I'm not a gastroenterologist, but I'll add my two cents. Treatments for UC are very good now. Sometimes partial or total colectomy is required, but with immunomodulating therapy, I don't think removal of the colon (or partial removal) is done much anymore. My advice would be avoid prednisone because of side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
my father was detected with induced ischemia. Kindly let me know the precaution needed and the diet recommended in this case.
Unclear: Not enough info here. Discuss with his doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more
I am 29 years old,recently i had done test and found that uric acid levle is 8.6. Alhough i didnt have any health problem till now. What precaution/diet should i follow to keep my uric acid level to normal.
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Uric acid: People with high uric acid need to minimize intake of meat and meat product (one of the end product of meat products intake is uric acid) and they should make sure they always well hydrated to avoid precipitation of uric acid in the kidneys and also avoid medications that increase uric acid levels. Patients need medical evaluation. There are medications that may be used to lower uric acid levels ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What precautions or diets should be considered with renal hypoplasia to maintain normal renal function throughout a lifetime?
I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?
Stop gluten; then...: Celiac patients have a higher chance of getting type 1 diabetes, thyroid diseases, and other autoimmune disorders. People with celiac disease have a higher chance of gastrointestinal conditions such as colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, reduced gut motility, or delayed stomach emptying. A nutritionist / dietician can review one's diet to make sure it's well-balanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once your diagnosed with having high blood pressure, will it ever go away if one should take the proper precautions, diet and excercise?
Perhaps...: You may have to turn your whole life around, depending on your circumstances! no alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, sudafed, stimulants, add meds, anxiety, stress, abusive bosses, violent husbands, lazy teenagers... You get the idea. There are a hundred things that contribute to high blood pressure - do the best you can to control or eliminate as many as you can. There is light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more
My mother's medical report shows uric acid 6.0mg/dl..Can you tell me if she needs to take any precautions? What should her diet include? Thank you
Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.
Floride rinse: Bulimia is destructive to your teeth due to the high concentration of gastrointestinal acids that pass through the oral cavity. This lowers the ph of the area and causes destruction of enamel until the ph can be increased to a more neutral level. Using a Fluoride rinse like act! will help by increasing the ph at a more rapid rate than your saliva does naturally. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers