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Diet For Child With Sencitive Stomach
Experiment: Many autistic people are particularly sensitive to texture and consistency of food. Some find liquids like yogurt uncomfortable and much prefer something like cold cereal without milk and healthy snack bars they can chew better. Some are the other way around. Also, keep a log of behavior vs. Diet. If something causes upset change it. Choose foods you can stick with. Allow the child plenty of time. ...Read more
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
Yes: This soft food would irritate stomach much. ...Read more
Having issues with constipation, what's a good non- stimulant stool softener for a patient with gastritis and acid reflux.
Bland diets don't!: Bland diets were the staple of gastritis and ulcer treatment for years. They did not work. Paradoxically, spicy foods, stimulate the stomach with time to produce cytoprotective prostaglandings which inhibit gastritis and ulcer. People with a spicy and hot diet have fewer ulcers than people who live on bland diets (mexico vs us). The transition takes time but occurs. See your doctor for meds! ...Read more
Baby just turned 1yr, has Acid reflux since 6wks old and doesn't chew his food. I'm having a hard time with food options. Any suggestions for a menu?
See Pediatrician: Your 1 yr old has "acid reflux" since 6 wks old & "doesn't chew his food". Infants with significant reflux can become a challenge to feed. An uncomfortable experience with feeding can lead to food refusal and nutritional problems. It is important to see your baby's Pediatrician to address nutritional adequacy and to pursue therapy which will work to improve baby's swallowing skills & food intake. ...Read more
My husband feels nauseous all day every day and has no appetite.....Eating used to be a favorite thing. He is 74 years old, not overweight, eats a vegetarian diet including lots of fruit and eggs. He exercises and uses marijuana to help with the nausea. H
Needs medical eval.: Nausea and decreased appetite can be symptoms of many underlying disorders, both physical and emotional. Your husband needs a complete evaluation with medical history, physical examination and probably screening laboratory tests. If nothing physical is found, exploration of mental health issues should be done as well, since depression/anxiety can do this. Pot may be part of problem as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.
Constant ketosis: In light of the fact that your infant "is a good eater and eats a variety of solids", breast feeding her while on the ketogenic diet probably will not harm the baby. However, it may have detrimental effects on your health and energy levels. Our body needs carbs to perform normal day functions. Importance of a well balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son two years old has ileostomy and acid reflux. I just start to feed him a little so what the best food for him that can help with acid reflux.
Acid reflux: With your young son, his acid reflux may not be diet related. It may be mechanical. I am glad you are concerned, the acid is painful for him. Small frequent meals with soft foods, (rice and oatmeal, puddings and soups) can help. Okay to see doc for medications to acid reduce. Okay to ask for surgery consult about the mechanical issue. ...Read more
Doctor prescribed Protonix for child, child can't swallow pill,ok to dissolve?, Doc on vacation. Child has inflammation of stomach and intestine
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?
Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more
Can i give my 8 months baby medication for appetite she don't like any type of food my peditration gave me a diet for her but shes refusing the food ?
No....: 8 month old doesn't need any appetite stimulant. As long as she doesn't have any issue/disease, e.G metabolic, gi, respiratory, cardiac, etc, not to worry. Check her growth chart: height, weight, head circumference, if these falls within the range, she is ok. She can have cereals, mixed pureed table/jar food, milk. 6 months and above kids get protein. ...Read more
What surgery has best results for acid reflux.having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks .cant break old ladies heart?
GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is fancy term for acid reflux. Failing lifestyle modification such as avoiding foods that aggravate symptoms, and not lying down soon after eating, there are at least 3 classes of medications to try before considering surgery: calcium carbonate, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors, in that order. All are available over the counter. Chat w/Family Doc re EGD ...Read more
What medication can one give to a 4.3 year old with stomach ache, and the stool analysis is good, with only little undigested food.
What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy
Was overweight as a child (29/m now). 215lbs. Is diet + exercise the solution to drop weight and tighten skin (abdominal). Belly is just always there?
I had a baby a year ago, and still can't loose the stomach.What would be the fastest way to loose it cause i've tried so many diets without any results?
Core exercise: Is the best way , try one of those home workouts on tv, you can get them cheap on ebay from all the people who have quit using them, hard to do, but works! ...Read more
35w4d US shows baby's abdomen larger than head- est wt 6lb9oz. With strict diet will baby even out by 39 weeks for vag delivery? Well controlled GD.
More detail : You will need to go over the specific details of the sonogram with your doctor. Ask if the enlarged abdomen is cause for concern or if it just a slight variation of normal. Poorly controlled Gestational diabetes leads to overall fetal growth especially in the shoulders not the abdomen ...Read more
Usually heartburn: The backwash of stomach liquids up the swallowing tube is the most common issue related to pain in this area. There are others. The process is aggravated by some foods, caffeine, acidic drinks and laying down after eating. Your pcp could conform this issue with a history & exam & look for other possibilities. ...Read more
I'm planning to lose weight. Should I exercise & diet? Or exercise and no diet? Which is better? I am not that fat. I want a lean abdomen. Thank you!
Both: Both are important for weight loss. Be sure to include weight training in your exercise regimen, since increased muscle mass will increase your baseline metabolism which will help with weight loss. For your diet, avoid carbs and processed foods and fast foods and sodas, and eat lean meats and fruits and vegetables. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been eating a clean and lean diet for about two months now. For the past week, I've been having on and off pain in my abdomen. I did buy a watermelon last week could that be it?
Diet: There is not one diet that fits everyone as we need to individualize our diet. I would start by trying to avoid processed foods, keeping a record of which foods to not agree with your and avoiding these. Try to drink only water and you may also want to see your doc to make sure you do not suffer from helicobacter pylori or other bacteria in your digestive system. Good luck! ...Read more
No specific food: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat thru eaiting healthy is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles, especially if you've had a baby. Rarely a tummy tuck is needed. ...Read more
Nothing painful ?!?!: Typical ultrasounds are brief & involve a kid on a gurney/bed. The abdomen is uncovered and a glob of clear gel is placed on the abdomen. The technician takes out a probe that looks like an over sized crayon hooked to a long thick wire & machine.The probe is placed on the goo & sends out painless sound waves that bounce off stuff in the belly allowing the machine to locate normal things & problems. ...Read more
Umm, hard to say.: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Insect bite. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash then address that specifically. This should be an easy question to pose to your pediatrician, so set up an office visit. Without actually viewing the spots in person, any answer would be but a guess. Your child deserves better than a guess. ...Read more
Birth anatomy: Your question needs slightly more info. There is a term called malrotation and deals with abnormal rotation of the blood vessels an the small intestine and colon. Another possibility is if there is a defect of the diaphragm that allow the stomach to come through and twist. Ultimately it is usually an abnormal rotation of the intestines and blood supply. Can't be prevented or foreseen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Larger: Distended means the stomach feels larger than it normally would be, usually indicating a lot of air/gas in the stomach, but sometimes it can be retained stomach contents leading it to be bigger than it should be, it means either that she is overfilling her stomach and/or that her stomach is not emptying out as normally as it should be. Those would cause it to be too big. Discuss which with GI doc. ...Read more
Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more
Early kicks not felt: Most first timers will notice fetal movement between 18-21 wks while those with more experience feel it at 16 wks. ...Read more
You would have to : Burn a lot more calories then you eat - because ultimately weight loss would be required. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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