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Does Eating Spicy Foods Cause Kidney Stones
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Depends on type : It depends the type of fats. Saturated fats have long been blamed as a cause of heart disease but the best current evidence is the fat most implicated is synthetic trans fats. However, when polyunsaturated vegetable oils are fried they also become toxic ; cause heart disease. See http://bit.Ly/1bgp8bx ; http://bit.Ly/17ooud3 ; http://bit.Ly/19jykvj ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, but bacon can: Spicy food is not known to cause stomach cancer. Processed meats such as bacon, sausages, ham, bologna ; hot dogs increase risk of stomach cancer, as does salty foods. Fruits ; veggies, esp citrus, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic ; onions prevent stomach cancer. See http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/stomach-cancer-prevention-diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Have you seen a doctor or had an ultrasound to check for gallstones? Just having gallstones does not always mean they are the source of a person's concerns. Yes, eating fatty or fried foods can cause upper abdominal pain ; nausea in some people with gallstones. Needs a doctor's evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: These are one of a great many popular foods that contain a lot of oxalate which is a component of many kidney stones. I've looked at the evidence and i think that warning people about oxalate in the diet is mostly protecting onesself from liability. Drinking plenty of water would probably go a lot farther to preventing kidney stones than radically restricting your diet / making a fetish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones. See: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/six-ways-to-keep-kidney-stones-at-bay-from-the-harvard-health-letter.Aspx. ...Read more
No: It is a common misconception that "fatty foods" and chocolate causes acne. In most cases, food plays a very small role in acne. Studies have shown that soda, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. So why the link? Stress may aggravate acne, and it may simply be that we eat certain comfort foods (like chocolate) when we are stressed hence the link. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ones: Stomach ulcer symptoms are made worse by lack of food in the stomach & made worse with alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Often eating some food improves ulcer symptoms. Opposite in gallbladder conditon, as eating fried, fatty & greasy foods causes gallbladder symptoms to get worse. ...Read more
I have gall stones and sludge. What causes gall stones, iwas told sweets and spicy foods is that true?
Not quite...: Most stones in america are cholesterol-based, & develop due to genetic, systemic, and local factors that promote crystals precipitating in bile (sludge) that gradually increase in size (gallstones). Sweets and spicy foods have really nothing to do with this process. On occasion, stones can be formed by blood break-down (black pigment) or infection (brown pigment). Many stones are not symptomatic. ...Read more
Not really: Acne is usually a condition caused by excess oil and gland secretion of skin along with pore buildup and plugging-often triggered by stress and increase in hormones in body. It is a myth that greasy food and chocolate cause acne but they are not that healthy anyway and should be minimized in your diet. ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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