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Hi sir my billirubin level is now 1.8mg/dl. Sometimes it comes to 1.2mg/dl since 8 months what can I do for this and also tell me foods to eat & avoid?

Hi sir my billirubin level is now 1.8mg/dl. Sometimes it comes to 1.2mg/dl since 8 months what can I do for this and also tell me foods to eat & avoid?

Bilirubin issues: There is a benign condition of elevated bilirubin called Gilbert's syndrome.
Please check what is called 'indirect and direct levels of bilirubin'.
If the total for example is 1.8 and the majority if 'indirect' bilirubin and it has bgeen the case since birth or so, it is highly likely this is all there is and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. (each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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What foods to eat and avoid if a person has pneumonia?

What foods to eat and avoid if a person has pneumonia?

Eat what you like: You can eat whatever you like. It is important to maintain good nutrition while fighting off an infection. Note, some antibiotics need to be taken on an empty stomach and some foods or other medicines can impair absorption of some antibiotics so check this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What's best food to eat to avoid gout?

What's best food to eat to avoid gout?

Low purines: Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid. Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Foods not to eat/avoid if diagnosed with psoriatic athritis.

Foods not to eat/avoid if diagnosed with psoriatic athritis.

Eat healthy: While no specific diet can completely resolve psoriatic arthritis, eat healthy.

Patients with psoriatic arthritis have higher risk for cardiovascular disease and being on a healthy diet could help reduce the risk. Talk more about this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods to eat to avoid body odor and smelling like poo.?

Can you suggest foods to eat to avoid body odor and smelling like poo.?

Not likely foods: Very unlikely what you eat having anything to do with body odors. ...Read more

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How can I reduce belly fat? What exercises and foods to eat or avoid?

How can I reduce belly fat? What exercises and foods to eat or avoid?

If only that easy...: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce is surgery. Lose 1 pound of fat per 3500 calories you drop or work off, but you can't pick where--sorry. Recommend a moderate diet, regular exercise (get a personal trainer who can help you strive toward your goal) & calorie counting to stay fit. ...Read more

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What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

Remember: For weight loss the strongest predictor is your caloric intake. So you need to be mindful of how much you are eating. I would encourage you to minimize processed, artificial foods and consume colorful veggies. In the end, there's no perfect "diet" as some people's bodies respond well to Mediterranean while others the Atkins while others the Paleo. There's no perfect way to tell. ...Read more

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Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key. ...Read more

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I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

I have PCOS. High testosterone. Insulin-resistant. What foods to eat and avoid. Is there a diet plan for PCOS? What exercises could I do for this?

Dietician: Metformin has been effective in managing the insulin resistance seen in PCOS. As for diet, avoiding sweets and reducing starches like bread, pasta, potatoes, rice helps. A registered dietitian, in one visit, can give you an appropriate diet. Discuss exercises with your physician. Regular aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, cycling, jogging are beneficial. ...Read more

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Which foods should I eat and avoid when I have a cold?

Which foods should I eat and avoid when I have a cold?

What to eat: Eating homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus ; has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small amount of lemon to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey ; sip. Try thyme tea. Although some recommend hot toddies for colds – use of alcohol is discouraged by others. ...Read more

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What food should I eat or avoid eating in order to lose weight?

What food should I eat or avoid eating in order to lose weight?

Carbs: Minimize carbohydrates including breads, pasta, cheese, sodas of any king including diet, sweets an desserts. Control portion size and no snacking. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods to eat and/or avoid around the time of labor?

Are there certain foods to eat and/or avoid around the time of labor?

Light and low: Keep it light and low in fat and fiber. You don't want to have a lot in your stomach, and those foods will stick around in your stomach longer.
Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I avoid/eat when trying to get my cholesterol down?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid/eat when trying to get my cholesterol down?

Examples: Avoid: saturated fats (full fat milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, red meat); trans fats (margarine, crisco)

do eat: lots of fruits and veggies, fish, high fiber foods (whole wheat everything, cereal with high fiber content). There is no magic food which is going to make your cholesterol plummet.

Optional: one alcoholic drink per day can help decrease cholesterol. More is bad for you. ...Read more

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My bilirubin level is slightly higher than normal. Does it affects my mood? What food should I eat or avoid eating to make it normal level? Thank you

My bilirubin level is slightly higher than normal. Does it affects my mood? What food should I eat or avoid eating to make it normal level? Thank you

Bilirubin: No. If this is been going on for a while and all the other liver function is normal, you should be okay. If you start noticing jaundice or yellow discs ration of eyes, or feeling fatigued or fever you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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