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What are some foods that are bad for your skin?

What are some foods that are bad for your skin?

Alcohol : Too much alcohol can ruin the liver, pancreas, and brain and turn the skin yellow. High carotene can turn skin orange. Smoking causes dull skin and makes nails and teeth discolored and causes wrinkles. Diets high in cholesterol can cause unsightly skin lesions, high amountsof fat can cause obesity which predisposes you to skin tags, psoriasis, ; discoloration between skin that rubs (thighs). ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Is there certain foods that r good for your liver?

Is there certain foods that r good for your liver?

Many..: Garlic, grapefruit, beets, leafy greens, green tea, avocados, lemons, tumeric, walnuts, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts are all great for your liver. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk.Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more

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What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?

What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus?  Are there any foods that should be avoided?

EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read more

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Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect when expecting" & they tell me that it's also pretty good. Acog also has a website that makes "info" sheets available & as always, i'm sure you're OB provider is an excellent resource for any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly is in those foods and drinks that make them so good for the immune system?

What exactly is in those foods and drinks that make them so good for the immune system?

Good diet: A diet that provides adequate vitamins and minerals is all that is needed to keep your immune system health. ...Read more

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What are foods and drinks that are good for the heart?

What are foods and drinks that are good for the heart?

There are many sites: There are many sites with heart healthy diet tips. Here's one: http://blog.Partnersforyourhealth.Com/blog/bid/96537/foods-that-are-part-of-a-heart-healthy-diet. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Are bananas unhealthy to eat? Are there any fruit that are bad for you?

Are bananas unhealthy to eat? Are there any fruit that are bad for you?

Banana = healthy: No. They are healthy. Avoid nectarine pit and apple pits. Don't eat rhubbarb leaves. Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol. A remedy for a mosquito bite – rub the bite with the inner part of banana skin to v swelling/ irritation. ...Read more

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What are the foods that are not good for acidic people ?

What are the foods that are  not good for acidic people ?

Any food is OK: The amount of acid that you might ingest at any one meal is meaningless. Your body produces much more than you produce, except in very rare cases (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. You may suffer from Gerd, wherein stomach content, including HCL, rises into the mouth. Take a liquid antacid. ...Read more

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Energy drinks are bad for your health, in what way are they bad for your health ?

Energy drinks are bad for your health, in what way are they bad for your health ?

Stimulants: They tend to be loaded with stimulants like caffeine and other products that make your heart go faster ...Read more

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What are some foods would be good to gain weight and what are some foods that are high in protein?

What are some foods would be good to gain weight and what are some foods that are high in protein?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods and other factors are good and bad for lowering cholesterol?

Please suggest what foods and other factors are good and bad for lowering cholesterol?

High Cholesterol: Most of cholesterol is genetically determined. Chose your parents wisely :-) saturated fats tend to increase cholesterol levels. High protein diet, lowering carbs, aerobic exercise and controlling weight may help reduce cholesterol to some extent. Depending upon circumstances and level of elevation, cholesterol medicine it to be considered. Let your doctor advise you! ...Read more

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What are some foods that make your face fat?

What are some foods that make your face fat?

There are no foods: That will cause you to selectively gain weight on your face. ...Read more

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What are some good specific foods to eat when u have inflammation in your stomach?

What are some good specific foods to eat when u have inflammation in your stomach?

B.R.A.T: The brat diet is recommended if you have any type of stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Plus drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for your liver?

Which foods are good for your liver?

Liver: there are no foods which are specifically good for your liver. Having said that, if you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol, certain medications, and raw seafood and shellfish. Otherwise, a diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in fatty fried food is probably your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

No difference: Sorry to burst any bubbles about diet, infections, and the immune system. But the foods you eat or avoid will make no difference in your cold symptoms or how quickly it clears up. Just maintain a normal diet, with increased fluids if you have fever. Whatever tastes good and goes down easy will be just fine. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high im fiber? Be specific please

Vegetables!: Eat more vegetables, and avoid most grain, especially bread/wheat flour. ...Read more

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Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Placental white: This compound derives from horse placenta and contains a variety of herbs; it seems safe in context of hypertension and thyroid disease, although not studied to be completely sure. ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in the diet if you eat animal protein. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroid was accidentaly placed by the butcher. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more

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Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read more

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Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes: thyroid dysfunction can affect you menstrual cycle. If you havent been checked, it is an easy blood test. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... ...Read more

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I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism. I am very tired.. How is this treated?

I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism.  I am very tired.. How is this treated?

Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

Scan and biopsy: If the patient is sweaty and losing weight hyperthyroidism may be present. If putting on weight and swelling present pretibially, myxedema may be developing. Thyroxin levels in the system will indicate hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for Hypo and Hyper Thyroidism ?

What is the normal range for Hypo and Hyper Thyroidism ?

For Simplification..: Thyroid Hormone and Function studies can get complicated depending on the background of the Discussants. The Labs also. For simplification: Hyper- Thyroidism is when the Thyroxine Level is High and the TSH is Low. - And Hypo- Thyroidism is when TSH is Higher than Normal ranges . Using Globalrph: Thyroxine (Free T4) Normal Range = 0.8-2.8ng/dL -TSH Normal Range = 0.5-4.7uU/ml ...Read more