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Diet Restrictions With Lisinopril
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
Not a long term plan: You're right--the stomach empties liquids faster than solids, so there is less to "reflux" on a liquid diet. Seriously, how long do you think you can stay on a liquid diet, nor is it wise from a nutritional perspective in an otherwise normally-functioning gut. If gerd has been confirmed (dysmotility, heart, chest, lung, other diseases considered & ruled out) why not try an acid-blocker in low dose? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably No. : Gatorade has added electrolytes which need to be accounted for in renal diets. The potassium and sodium is there a fluid restriction? Depends on how severe the renal disease. If the patient is on dialysis, all of those need to be monitored very closely. Even if not on dialysis, renal dz severe enough to require a "renal diet" probably needs to discuss gatorade w potassium and sodium levels w md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your doctor: The ace diet pills contain caffeine, and other drugs which give you a kick, like caffeine. Think of it like one of those "5 hr energy" drinks. Synthroid (thyroxine) boosts your metabolism, and at high doses it does the same, but hopefully your synthroid (thyroxine) dose is properly adjusted so that your thyroid is in balance. Do these ace pills put you at risk? Maybe. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?
Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more
Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.
Safe enough but...: I'd urge you to get with an evidence-based holist in your community to help you choose supplements in a scientific way. Especially, I'd urge you to get back into heavy-duty physical fitness for the health problems you face -- medicines are often necessary, but you deserve higher-level health. Your physician needs to guide you in managing your acne as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have hypertension that is managed with valsartan, amlodipine, and hydrochlorothiazide. Any substantial risk in taking Nuvigil? No other meds.
No interactions: They do not have any known interaction. ...Read more
Wouldn't : Recommend any...No good short cuts with sustained long term results. ...Read more
Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?
160/80: There seems to be much going on and not fully helping you. For now please check your blood pressure every other morning and every other alternate night. I suspect that the blood pressure data will be different from day to day, in which case you must contact your doctor for treatment advice. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP 134/94; should I be on meds or work on lowering it with supplements, diet and cardio exercise first?
Probably: Current guideline favors a lower threshold (120 systolic) and thus you may well benefit from further lowering. If you are overweight, weight reduction and regular exercise should be the first step. Cutting down on salt intake may help some people. Else you need to consult your doctor re. what would be the best option for you. Regardless, do something about it. ...Read more
Don't do it.: 20kg (44 pounds) of weight is way too much to lose in one month. Healthy weight loss is generally achieved at a rate of one to two pounds weekly, which would equal up to eight pounds monthly (less than 4kg monthly). Be patient and be successful and healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?
Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Timed correction: Assuming the low sodium was low enough to get admitted, too rapid a rate of correction can cause neurologic complications, which can be severe and permanent (but are fortunately very rare)--so it is done in a controlled fashion with IV fluids, even though the thought of an extra large french fry to fix it seems logical. ...Read more
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