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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 more
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 more
Hi, my father was detected with induced ischemia. Kindly let me know the precaution needed and the diet recommended in this case. Regards, richa?
Unclear: Not enough info here. Discuss with his doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
Can verapamil 80mg for migraine be taken life long (three time a day) or it has some side effects. Any diet restriction for migraine or any precaution?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Consult: Need to discuss with your surgeon who is the most knowledgable about your surgical procedure. ...Read more
Clarify?: What type of risk? What type of precaution? What type of illness? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Disks in back: Most have more that 2. Were you born this way? ...Read more