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Disease Caused By Fast Food
Fast Food (Definition)
Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more
Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more
Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. ...Read more
Pots: Here's some information on the subject: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036029_cookware_non-stick_chemicals.Html. ...Read more
High salt diet: HTN, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries, maybe asthma, gastric cancer, osteoporosis, headache, blindness from HTN early death, spending a larger part of your life disabled from the complications of CVD. To mention a few. How to avoid. I recommend the DASH Diet. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 May your pressure be low! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that we know of: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no known definite cause or cure, but is completely harmless. Food intolerance or allergies may cause other tongue conditions such as swelling or itching, but this is different from geographic tongue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?
See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more
Salt and fat: Fast food is often high in salt and fat, which can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, respectively, as well as obesity, all of which can cause heart disease. Foods high in sugar can cause obesity and diabetes, which can cause heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In last 15 wks, From 218 lbs, I became 204 lbs.The only thing I'v changed is stoppd eating outside & hvng homely food. Low fat, Med Protein,Sufficient Carb & High Fibre. No Fast food/Fried/Spicy food,alcohol. Is this WT loss good or due to Disease?
Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.
Moderation?: Well they moderation in all things, but there is a limit to that. They also say, know thyself. So i recommend you get a baseline of your risk for heart disease by getting a physical and fasting labs including your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You can then decide how much you need to stay healthy. You can also ask for less oil next time you get it as this would also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'v Lost 14-15 lbs in last 14 weeks. I've only stopped eating fast food/greasy/fried food & red meat. Eating homely food -low fat/oil, moderate Curb & veg protein & good fibre. Is this WT loss good or due to serious disease? No Major fatigue.HB 14.
Weight loss: First I commend you on your weight-loss. In addition what you are doing is the necessary steps for weight loss, reducing fat suit reducing hi greasy foods cleaning your diet. Losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week is actually an adequate goal and I think you're on target keep it up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely, ...: Certain things we consume may incite irritation at voiding to few people but unpredictable. However detailed history to analyze the sequence of events may suggest food-symptom connection. For an average healthy young man of 16, his genito-urinary symptoms are likely related with STD )if having intercourse) or overuse of these area by obsessive masturbation, although one still has to rule out UTI. ...Read more
It Depends: No one answer fits everyone here. It depends on the health of your cardiovascular system before during and after eating fast foods laden with saturated fats, excessive calories and sugars wh ich can contribute to pre- diabetes or diabetes and thus significanty increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Always ask to see the nutritional information at any fast food resturant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think so: Others here will disagree. Everything causes everything if you perform an inept retrospective study. This kind of food has many objectionable features and greatly speeds the process of getting fat, which is linked to a few cancers (famously endometrial). Studies of diet and cancer are so contradictory and perplexing that i've decided that there's little there. Eat sensibly and exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Diet is great contributor to gastroesophageal reflux which is a major cause of chest pain (heartburn).There is a sphincter(muscle) at end of esophagus that controls reflux from stomach into esophagus. High fat meals and fried foods tend to decrease muscle tone and delay stomach emptying thereby increasing the risk of reflux.Large meals increase the likelihood of increased gastric (stomach) pressur. ...Read more
Chest pain??: You should get that chest pain checked asap. Of course fast food is not the best option for any reason. We should know the cause of that chest pain in order to draw conclusions like that; go to an er or to a dr s office asap; and we will discuss it once you have a clear diagnosis of this pain. ...Read more
Hi. My friend fainted yesterday at work (works at fast food) and came today with brown spots on her face. What is the cause?
Brown spots: Unless the spots are bruises from the fall not related ...Read more
Possibly: There are many things in the air that can irritate or cause allergy in the lungs. There could be cleaning products at the workplace or there may be food items that you react to. If your breathing is consistently better when you are away from work then it's more likely to be an exposure at work. Try asking your company's safety officer to look into what may be the cause. ...Read more
Probably Not, & Yes: Fast food is notorious for being low in fiber & generally high in calories from concentrated sweets & fat. Fats delay stomach emptying & promote reflux. Dietary fats also promote release of cck & substance y which alters gut sensitivity, contracts the gallbladder, & prompts the "ileal brake" which in predisposed patients causes bloating & fullness. Choose instead salads, fruits, & whole grains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: Good question. Certainly fast food is bad for us & increases risk of heart attacks, cancer etc. However, it is often said "the dose makes the poison." i believe that if you eat healthy most of the time occasional fast food will not be so harmful, but it depends on how healthy you eat the rest of the time and also on your genetics. See my comment for more on the hazards of fast foods. ...Read more
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