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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?

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?

Diet for varices: Rule of thumb is to avoid foods with sharp edges (like potato chips). Also should be on a stomach acid blocking pill and limit spicy foods. Otherwise should be able to eat what he likes. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest if my father was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. can you help me with a diet chart and precautions?

What do you suggest if my father was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. can you help me with a diet chart and precautions?

Liver health: Esophageal varices are usually related to liver cirrhosis.
There are several dietary concern with liver cirrhosis specifically limiting sodium. additionally it is important to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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My dad was recently diagnosed with esophageal varices 2. How do I plan a diet chart and what other precautions can I take?

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

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What is gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?

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 more

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My brother is suffering from acidity upin eating anything what are the reasons/ awhat test to perform what precautions taken and diet chart needed?

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

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What are the precautions that must be taken by the pt of cholecystectomy esp regarding DIET?

What are the precautions that must be taken by the pt of cholecystectomy esp regarding DIET?

No restrictions: There should be no restrictions regarding diet after gallbladder removal. As always however, if something bothers you, alter your diet accordingly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I m 44yrs old. My dad is diabetic what precaution should I take. Pl advice for diet and workout

I m 44yrs old. My dad is diabetic what precaution should I take. Pl advice for diet and workout

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

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What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

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

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I'm a vegetarian, recently diagnosed with hyperuricemia. What kind of diet precautions do I need to take?

I'm a vegetarian, recently diagnosed with hyperuricemia. What kind of diet precautions do I need to take?

See below: There is little you can do to modify your diet as you are a vegetarian. You may wish to discuss the option of medication with your doctor.
See this site for info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/arthritis/tc/diet-and-gout-topic-overview ...Read more

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What are precautions and diet during typhiod fever?

What are precautions and diet during typhiod fever?

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

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Is there any cure for ulcerativecolitis? If no permanent cure, how to avoid its relapse? Any diet precautions to be taken for this?

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 more

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Hello sir, I am 29 years old, recently I had done test and found that uric acid levle is 8.6. Alhough I didn't have any health problem till now. What precaution/diet should I follow to keep my uric acid level to normal. Through sonography I came to know I h

Hello sir, I am 29 years old, recently I had done test and found that uric acid levle is 8.6. Alhough I didn't have any health problem till now. What precaution/diet should I follow to keep my uric acid level to normal. Through sonography I came to know I h

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 more

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Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Yes: With osteoarthritis of the knee it is important to maintain proper body weight since every bit of extra weight magnifies the forces the knee feels. Physical precautions include limiting pounding and twisting activities. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?

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 more

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Once your diagnosed with having high blood pressure, will it ever go away if one should take the proper precautions, diet and excercise?

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

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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

Discuss with your dr: 6.0 or less is the usual goal for gout patients if they are on therapy. Your mother may want to discuss this, but a variety of conditions have been associated with uric levels besides gout. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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My sgot is 38 and sgpt is 75.5... Doctor told it is because of fatty liver... What precaution and what kind of diet I should have?

My sgot is 38 and sgpt is 75.5... Doctor told it is because of fatty liver... What precaution and what kind of diet I should have?

Beyond diet: I will assume that alcohol, medication, hepatitis b / c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and antitrypsin deficiency have been ruled out. Like most other diseases, diet is not the key to managing this. While you will do well to avoid very greasy, salty and sugary stuff, the key to your recovery may well be a return to a focus on aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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What is, isolation precautions?

What is, isolation precautions?

It means caution: To people that are going in a hospital room (especially doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc), because the patient might have something that the health care provider can catch, or more likely, that can be transmitted to another patient. ...Read more

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What is the precaution of jondis?

What is the precaution of jondis?

Jaundice: Jaundice is a symptom of newborn babies and those others who have a liver condition. Jaundice means that the liver is not able to clear certain waste from the blood stream.

A baby is treated with uv light until they are able to clear this wast on their own.
Others will need significant testing and evaluation to determine the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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What precautions for food-borne illness?

What precautions for food-borne illness?

Food borne illnesses: Food either at home or in a restaurant should be hygienically prepared and consumed. Food handlers should not touch food with bare hands, use gloves. All vegetables and meat should be thoroughly washed. Especially in restaurants, if employees use rest rooms, they should be instructed to wash their hands thoroughly. If any of the employees have gastroenteritis, they should not work. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take if I am ‘at risk’?

What precautions should I take if I am ‘at risk’?

It depends: What are you "at risk" for? Learn all you can about that condition. If you're at risk because of a family history, ask family members how they found out they had the condition, and ask them to ask their doctors about screening tests for the condition. ...Read more

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After thrumbolysis what should I have precautions?

After thrumbolysis what should I have precautions?

Depends on where.: Thrombolysis for a deep vein clot requires at least 3 months anticoagulation. If an artery was clotted, anti-platelet drugs should be given (aspirin, plavix, pletal, (cilostazol) effient, or various combinations). If a dialysis access was lysed, no additional medications are mandatory. Not smoking is the most effective thing a patient can do to prevent further clots from forming. ...Read more

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Just got a stapedotomy what precautions must I take?

Just got a stapedotomy what precautions must I take?

Consult: Need to discuss with your surgeon who is the most knowledgable about your surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I take precautions will I get sick?

Clarify?: What type of risk? What type of precaution? What type of illness? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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