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Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

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 more

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Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?

Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?

Nothing specific.: Keeping the graves' disease under good control would be most important. For the diet, i would suggest the same healthy choices as for anyone, including fruits and vegetables, and keeping portion sizes reasonable. ...Read more

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Hi. Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

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Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

Address issues : If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more

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Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read more

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Where can I find bread recipes for people with celiacs disease?

Where can I find bread recipes for people with celiacs disease?

Gluten free: There are many websites that are geared for people with celiac disease. I have used celiac.Com for my patients before. Check out: http://www.Celiac.Com/categories/gluten%252dfree-recipes/gluten%252dfree-bread-recipes/ i hope you find something you like. ...Read more

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Are there special recipes and dietary guidelines for people who have had a partial colectomy?

Are there special recipes and dietary guidelines for people who have had a partial colectomy?

Usually not: Depending on the portion of colon removed you may need more fluids to compensate for that lost in the stool. Most limitations in your diet will be learned by trial and error, learning which foods to avoid. ...Read more

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Are onions good for asthma patients to eat?

Are onions good for asthma patients to eat?

No: Never heard of onion used as a treatment of anything. Even vampires are not afraid of it. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism linked to gluten? Would a gluten free diet help if one is diagnosed with hypothyroidism ?

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Is hypothyroidism linked to gluten? Would a gluten free diet help if one is diagnosed with hypothyroidism ?

Not related: two different conditions, please follow up with your doctor or your endocrinologist for correct management of your thyroid problem, good luck ...Read more

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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more

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What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read more

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What are some suggestions for food allowed on water and salt restricted diets for CHF patients?

What are some suggestions for food allowed on water and salt restricted diets for CHF patients?

Proper diet: The american heart association's website (www.Heart.Org) has recommendations for proper diet for patients with heart failure. Your doctor should be able to provide a nutritionist with whom you can discuss healthy diets. ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more

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How long take Free T4 for low hypothyroid disorder to respond to thyroid medication. I take Armour 3/4 grain 3 months w/ no improvement.Muscle pain!

How long take  Free T4 for low hypothyroid disorder to respond to thyroid medication. I take Armour 3/4 grain  3 months w/ no improvement.Muscle pain!

Free T4: Before you do anything else please see your doctor and explain that you do not think you are taking enough thyroid medication! Your doctor will get lab results very quickly and will make changes if needed. That said, it is possible that your symptoms are not related to your thyroid issues. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

What supplements are beneficial for hyper thyroid and sinuses patients?

Absolutely none: No supplements are beneficial for hyperthyroidism, and some (as well as many medications) may contain ingredients that can interact with an elevated level of thyroid hormone and have dangerous consequences. Do not begin any supplements, otc or rx medication without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Why would there be no low protein section in food store for CKD patients?

Why would there be no low protein section in food store for CKD patients?

Traditionally : In the old days when we didn't have dialysis available, low protein diets were often used to treat patients with advanced kidney disease. Now, however, the recommended daily protein intake for such patients is about 0.8 gram per kilo body weight. In other words, you do need protein in slightly lower amounts, but extremely low intake will do more harm than good by causing a malnutrition. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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