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Do I need to starve before endoscopy?

Do I need to starve before endoscopy?

Not really: Upper GI scope, nothing overnight. Colonoscopy- rectal rocketing requires cleansing enemas or golytely, (polyethylene glycol) as well as clear liquids the day prior. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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What to do if i'm starving to death?

What to do if i'm starving to death?

Starving to death?: If very hungry or "starving to death, " you probably need to eat some nutritious (not junk) food. ...Read more

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Why do I feel starving every 3 hours?

Why do I feel starving every 3 hours?

Weight: Most likely you are significantly overweight and becoming Insulin resistant. You feel "starving" when your blood sugar returns to normal after eating. No one has ever been harmed by hunger. If you eat every time you're hungry, you will gain further weight. Boredom, anxiety, stress, etc also increase hunger after meals. Diet, exercise, keep busy, get a hobby. All will help you ignore hunger. ...Read more

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Can starving cause flashing dots in one's vision?

Can starving cause flashing dots in one's vision?

Possibly: First--starving yourself, especially to lose weight is a poor method to keep weight off. These spots can be vitreous floaters which can be a sign of a retina problem--please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose a week by starving yourself?

How much weight can you lose a week by starving yourself?

3500CALS/1 LB: Depends on your present weight and bmr..Say for example if you need 2000 cals to maintain your weight(your bmr+clories burnt by daily activity)if you starve you will be minus 2000x7=14000 cals divide by 3500 equals 4 so you will loose 4 lbs of real body weight you can calculate similarly for other daily calories requirements for others. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm always starving at night, what do I do?

What to do if I'm always starving at night, what do I do?

Night starvation: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a diet specialist! You will be pleased by what you learn. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My sister won't stop starving herself. What can I do to help?

My sister won't stop starving herself. What can I do to help?

Get her: To see a psychiatrist or attempt to institute legal proceedings if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with starving yourself?

Can you please list the risks associated with starving yourself?

Malnutrition with: Failure to take in sufficient calories, protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, water, etc. All lead to your body attacking your internal organs to obtain these nutrients. Since there's no benefit in starving and lots of risk, why even think about it. It's not a good way to lose weight either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight will i lose by starving for 2 weeks?

Not that much: It takes burning off 3500 calories a day to lose a pound. If you're average height at approx. 5 feet 5 inchses, you will burn off about 1700 calories a day with no food intake and moderate exercise. Plus, your body will enter a conservation mode quickly, that will limit the number of calories you burn off. A caloric restriction and three meals/day with exercise is much more effective. ...Read more