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Diet Restrictions Gallstones
Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes, you could lose weight by taking in less calories and feeling fuller. Calorie restriction or portion control is another way to lose weight. However, the smaller size of what youre eating may not be as satisfying as having more fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder that affects your ability to regulate copper absorption & storage. Instead of being excreted into your intestines and out of your body, copper gets stored in your eyes, liver, kidneys, and brain. You need to avoid eating too much copper in your diet -- including in multivitamins. Great site with dietary suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/mrsxk6y. ...Read more
Reduce red meat: Reduce your red meat intake with white meat as much as possible. Moderate or eliminate alcohol consumption. Avoid excessive red bean consumption as well. Bing cherries have been known as a folk remedy for gout for years. Consider adding them (or pure cherry juice) to your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...
Chronic pancreatitis, 5 yr. Healthy food (salad, beans) painful. Juicing okay? Focus on wght loss & good A1c (5.7). No alch, no gallst, ERCP cause
Juicing ok, but...: Juicing was a mainstay of nutrition for me when I was recovering from pancreatitis. Anytime my pancreas flares is, I return to it. Unfortunately, there's not a lot that can be done with pancreatitis other than resting the organ. Be sure to get protein also through small amount of lowfat foods such as beans or tofu or a whey protein drink or shake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..
No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more
Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis
Not on the internet: No. This answer MUST come from the professional who has your health history, lab values and is responsible for your care. Getting permission from strangers on the internet for this very serious situation is not appropriate. It is not up to us who have no access to your health information. ...Read more
DANGEROUS, however:: A no carb diet would consist only of meat ; eggs; i don't know anyone who recommends this. It would result in many nutritional deficiencies, completely lacking vitamin c, fiber, flavonoids ; other phytonutrients essential for good health. There is lots of research showing benefits of a vegetarian diet but none on the benefits of no carb diet. However, many recommend a low carb diet. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?
IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more
Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed & no health issues. No previous pancreatitis
Wait: After a pancreatitis it is best to give your pancreas and liver a break. It's liky best to wait until you liver function enzymes and pancreas enzymes are normal which may take 1-2 weeks. If the ERCP caused the pancreatitis then when the numbers are normal it should be ok to resume etoh in moderation. ...Read more
Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb
I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?
Not ready 4 surgery?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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