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Dietary Guidelines For Sodium Intake Per Day
How much K: A recommended daily K intake if otherwise healthy is 4,700 mg K. So this seems like too much. It will depend on your BMI as well. First you need to find out why you need this much. Either you are losing it in your sweat, stool, vomit or saliva or peeing out in urine. Ask your Dr to test the Na and K in your urine as a start. ...Read more
Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?
Yes but...: you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx. 2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?
Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more
Constipation for over a year.Had colonoscopy and was normal. Take colace (docusate sodium) bid and fiber daily, drink a lot of water, eat fruit & vegany recommendations?
Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more
Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein. How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?
Protein: Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.2 (that gives you your weight in kilograms. The average adult needs about 0.8 to 1gram of protein per kilogram of weight. As for sugar.... Wheither simple sugar or complex carbohydrates- for a typical diet, about 15- 20% of the calories from protein, 60-65% of the calories from carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber rich products instead of simple sugars. ...Read more
Not the key: Especially in this era of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, protein restriction is not the key to preventing progression of kidney disease. Especially if it was not severe, I wouldn't pass up a nice steak to treat a lab value. It's a quality of life issue. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600 - 900 milligrams per day.
Weight gain: Why are you taking lasix? In determining your proper intake of daily calories, one has to know what your ideal weight,present weight and level of daily physical activity are. If you are currently at ideal weight and don't expend much energy in your daily activities,then a daily intake of 1200-1500 calories should prevent weight gain. This amount of calories may be too much if you're very inactive. ...Read more
How many milligrams of cholesterol per day is recommended for someone who needs to reduce intake?
In a way: The drinks or shakes are formulated to satisfy your hunger, give you energy, and prevent protein malnutrition. However, the idea behind diet drinks or shakes is to lower the total amount of calories that you ingest per day thus allowing you to lose weight. They are replacing meals but not completely (calories). ...Read more
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