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Food Diet For Post Polio Survivors
Avoid dairy products: For a few days avoid dairy products, as severe diarrhea leaves you temporarily lactose intolerant. Try rice soups and bland foods at first (with lemon and salt to avoid dehydration). Then gradually reintroduce dairy products to your diet starting with greek yogurt - to restore your bowel flora and avoid chronic intestinal problems. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
A vaccine induced food "intolerance", whereby food now causes irrational savage rage...& the vaccine caused full-body dysesthesia & memory loss. Why?
Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more
Can measles vaccines (MMR&MMR)be effective for life?Can people be immuned from meas. for life after being vacc.?What test to check for meas. immunity?
Has anyone tried global health trax threelac probiotic or a gluten-free, casein-free diet for autism?
Consumer beware: The present understanding of the autism spectrum involves the concept of a miswired brain due to a variety of genetic/chromosomal errors.Special diets, exercises, potions and the like have been offered for millennia to treat chronic conditions.One need to approach any with caution.When simple and paired with standard therapy there is no loss in trying.If hard & costly with no measurability=beware ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.
No it should not.: Follow up with ur dr for any lingering symptom. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning. ...Read more
Moderation: A generally healthy diet is most important. Unless a specific genetic disease is present, most recipients should try to follow an overall moderate diet that is not typically american and not too rich in carbohydrates and fats. But with a new, healthy liver, there are no specific restrictions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?
Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy natural diet: "dieting" is not needed, as long as a breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 140 pounds before pregnancy and is now 170 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 140 pound woman. Her 30 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?
Why don't doctors talk to their patients about diet more instead of prescription drugs? I've had fantastic results with a vegan diet.
A70 year female with anxiety from the last 55 years. Various treatment, were given, no benefits. Pl advice for her betterment. Thanks?
Goals: Have her write down the goals she would like to accomplish with respect to the treatment of her anxiety. Team up with a primary care provider and go over the list. The primary care provider should be able to point her in the direction of a therapist who can help her accomplish these goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This bland diet for lpr is if for life for just until it fixes? I rather die of throat cancer then live 30-40 more years eating that nasty bland diet
Quality of life: Nobody can force you to comply. There are a variety of options in any case, including general physical conditioning and meds, as well as a less radical limited diet. Good choices are seldom the key to recovery from illness, and "pop"!advice I have seen online on bland diet looks hokey to me. Get with an evidence-based gastroenterologist or two. ...Read more
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
It depends: There are two forms of polio- a paralytic form and non-paralytic form. If you get the kind that causes muscle weakness and your legs are involved then it could affect your height by making your legs not function normally. The non-paralytic form does not cause changes in height ...Read more
Relate?: Polio is a disease caused by a specific virus. During the acute illness the patient may be very ill with severe problems with body chemistry. They can be left with neurological problems, but no chemistry problems. The disease is not related to chemistry. It has now been almost completely eliminated due to the powerful vaccines. ...Read more
In Polio Survivors: Post polio syndrome comprise of group of symptoms that affects people with past history of Polio the survived from acute attack many years ago. Most will experience gradual muscle weakness in muscles that were affected by Polio. Symptoms are progressive muscle weakness,fatigue,joint degeneration and deformities like scoliosis.Symptoms vary from person to person.It is rarely life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Former polio victims: This is a condition in which muscles, weakened by previous exposure to polio, later in life have the muscles affected gradually weaken reproducing some of the origin dysfunction. It should gradually disappear as the polio is eliminated by public health measures. This make take a little while since it has gotten caught up in pakistani politics causing stoppage of immunization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CostVariesByRegion &: Like anything else the cost of vaccine and administration varies from region to region But it is covered by almost all Insurane and is available free of charge from most health deparments and for a modest administration fee from your Pediatrician's office If paying cash it may cost anywhere from 60 to 100 dollars ...Read more
Probably not: If you suffered polio as a child, and now it is almost nonexistent in the USA, it may have resulted in some weakness and atrophy but will not affect lifespan. An acute case could cause death due to breathing issues, but with modern respirators, most can survive. ...Read more
Polio + aging: Post-polio syndrome results in spinal motor neurons (those that supply voluntary muscles) which were affected often decades earlier by polio virus to degenerate & stop functioning normally. Theory is that the neuron is weakened & now succumbing to continuing muscle use which overtaxes the neuron metabolism. Reduced activity is the only remedy but won't reverse damage already done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polio vs botulism: Polio is a viral infection that causes destruction of the nerve cells in the spinal cord, whereas botulism is a bacterial infection that blocks release of the chemicals that help the muscles contract. Both cause various degrees of paralysis of muscles and may lead to respiratory failure. ...Read more
Motor weakness: Polio is predominantly a disease of the motor nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord. It presents with extremities that are weak or paralyzed. When the brain stem is involved a person may be unable to breath for themselves and need mechanical ventilation. In many cases presentation may be with headache or altered mental status, indicating the infection also effects the brain. ...Read more
Depends: Poliovirus is transmitted by fecal-hand-oral contamination or by pharyngeal spread. Entry is via the oral route. If the pool is not well chlorinated the virus can persist in the water and possibly infect someone who has not been immunized. Immunization is very effective in preventing spread. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more
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