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Does Eating High Fat Foods Cause Gout Or Just Make It Worse
Worsens it: Gout is a metabolic disease of purine metabolism. It is worsened by high fat and protein load as well as alcohol. A primary dr should be able to give recommendations on dietary restriction, hydration and possibly medication to help limit the acute flares of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why does dietary fat cause more serious concern than dietary sugar? Cant both make you sick or die?
Cholesterol : One or two cups a day probably doesn't cause much change. ...Read more
Why does eating sugary foods make cause me stomach bloating and mild nausea? It only happens when I eat chocolate or other foods with lots of sugar.
Candida: Great question about sugary foods and bloating. One possibility is that you have an overgrowth of yeast in your intestines, called candida. Candida makes us crave sugary foods but also we get very bloated when we eat them. Have you ever used a probiotic? This helps control the overgrowth of yeast in our system and helps a lot with bloating and nausea. ...Read more
You're: Probably overweight and very Insulin resistant or have diabetes in poor control. I don't know what "sky high" means since doctors deal with numbers. Are you checking your sugar, or just experiencing symptoms. Discuss it with your doctor. Most likely you need diet, exercise and weight loss, plus possibly medication. ...Read more
Eating: Eating too much of anything might make you fat. Feel free to eat but also exercise regularly. If you have a bathroom scale weigh yourself (naked) once a week. Also go online to Body Mass Index (BMI) and see if you are of normal weight, overweight, or underweight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc is telling me i'm high in protein, fiber, fat and cholesterol, but is it bad to overdo it on fiber or protein?
Moderation: The only downside to excess fiber is flatulence, bloating and diarrhea. If you're not having those issues, it's not a problem. There is data that diets that are very high in protein over long periods can harm kidney function - i'd stay within the recommended guidelines. Liquid protein diets are dangerous and can cause arrhythmias. ...Read more
Taking much of carbohydrates, sugary food and drinks, can it call diabetes? Or is it just a myth?
No myth: Consuming large amounts of sugars & carbs (including drinks) causes your pancreas to secrete more & more Insulin to keep up with the excess sugar load. Eventually, your cells can become resistant to insulin, creating more glucose in your bloodstream. Your cells need the fuel, but it can't get inside them. Higher blood sugar leads to diabetes. Read dr. Mark hyman's "the blood sugar solution.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate
Manage your acne: Forget about trying to connect diet and acne. Your photo suggests you're a fitness buff; eat sensibly to promote this side of your health. I see that you are on retin-A and that you have not gotten full clearing. Don't hesitate to get with your physician who can add something prescription-strength -- perhaps a month on a tetracycline, or if neede something even stronger. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fast food kills: Hi. Not to be overly simplistic, but there IS a safe and healthy amount to drink (don't drink too much, however!). There is NO healthy amount of junk food to eat! ...Read more
Does eating too much choco may cause me of eating disorder? I ate 150g/day of choco does this affect my appetite that why i can't eat much proper meal
It does not cause: An eating disorder per se. It would take a full psychiatric evaluation by an eating disorder specialist to determine if you actually have an eating disorder. Certainly however consuming too many calories of chocolate can be very filling and make it difficult for you to eat a normal meal. Please set up an appointment with a psychiatrist if you have any further concerns about this or if you find that you are gaining excessive weight or losing excessive weight or if you start vomiting after you eat. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have borderline C peptid. Can i eat mangoes or it will harm me as it has too high level of carbonates?
Ok to eat: but in moderation/small quantities.Get a more detailed answer ›
We're asked to eat fish for lowering cholesterol, but seems even salmon,tuna,tilapia etc are itself high in cholesterol,saturated fat. Isn't it true?
Good fats & bad fats: There are good fats and bad fats just as there are good carbs and bad carbs. Your nervous system needs good fats such as those found in oily fish like salmon and tuna to work properly. These fish are high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids which help to decrease inflammation as well as lower cholesterol levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you get indigestion and cant eat spicy foods, does that include non-spicy spices, as in cinnamon or turmeric?
Generally, no: Spices and herbs that are not "hot" should generally be fine. That being said, everyone is different, and if you find that certain foods give you gastric upset or reflux, avoiding those foods is a good idea regardless of what is typical. Increasing fiber content of your food is helpful for reflux, fatty and highly processed foods can cause flares as can more than 1 caffeinated beverage daily. ...Read more
What crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?
Sodium urate crystal: People with gout have an elevated uric acid and this can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and in the joints and cause the gout attacks. In the susceptible individual alcohol, red meat can worsen this. Fortunately there are medications that can control and bring down the uric acid level and help prevent further attacks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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