Doctor insights on:
Foods To Lower A1c Levels
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bananas are high in potassium and may be good for cramping (if they are related to low potassium) they may have a very minimal and indirect effect in BP and they are not part of the management/ treatment of hbp and neither is garlic, another myth. If you do have hbp you need to be under medical supervision to have the best chance of avoiding the complications of hypertension. ...Read more
Not the key: Despite all the "pop" advice you read online, food choice is far less help for this (and for most else) than simply getting yourself out for your favorite form of exercise and working a sweat for an hour a day or more. This would be a wonderful gift for yourself and those who love you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?
Needs evaluation: High B12 & folate (folic acid) is not dangerous per se (these vits. Have no known toxicity)& may not be serious, but high B12 may paradoxically be a sign of B12 deficiency & may also be caused by acute or chronic liver disease or leukemia, so deserves further evaluation-see http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-serum-levels-6037.Html high folate (folic acid) may be a sign of B12 deficiency or blind loop syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
↓Carbs & Body Fat: Triglycerides: just type of fat molecule, look up on google images. ?ed food carbs (=all sugars); esp. Simple ones, eg. Fructose (added to many foods), beyond what our vehicle rapidly burns, is converted (quickly) by liver (1st & later passes) into triglycerides, transported out (so liver cells do not get overloaded & die) & stored in fat cells, especially, visceral fat. Ldl particles > important! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It might: Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that include the entire grain kernel — they haven't had their bran and germ removed by refining. Whole-grain foods are a rich source of healthy nutrients, including fiber, potassium, magnesium, folate, (folic acid) iron and selenium. Eating more whole-grain foods offers many health benefits that can work together to help reduce your risk of high blood pressure by: Aiding in weight control, since whole-grain foods can make you feel full longer, Increasing your intake of potassium, which is linked to lower blood pressure, Decreasing your risk of insulin resistance, Reducing damage to your blood vessels. If you already have high blood pressure, eating more whole-grain foods might help lower your blood pressure and possibly reduce your need for blood pressure medication. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mediterranean diet both suggest including whole grains as part of a healthy diet. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as part of an overall healthy diet, adults should eat at least 85 grams of whole-grain foods a day — that's about 3 ounces, or the equivalent of three slices of whole-wheat bread. ...Read more
How to lower your gloucose level from 265 to 110 high blood sugar levels after i eat and at bed times.
Diet, exercise, meds: Blood sugars are typically much higher after eating in people with diabetes. A glucose of 265 at any time of the day is consistent with diabetes. Sweets, carbohydrates, fruits, juice all cause sugars to rise after eating. Exercising after eating helps to lower sugars. There are particular diabetes meds that are more effective for sugars after eating like glitinides, glp-1. Dpp-iv, rapid insulin. ...Read more
Avoid carbs: The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes is called non-alcoholic fatty liver. It helps to avoid carbs. Avoid sugars (especially fruit juice, baked goods, sodas) and starches (like flour, rice, potatoes) and see if you can walk 20-30 minutes a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High fiber: a high fiber diet, with fresh fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes will lower blood sugar because the fiber causes a slower release of sugar into the blood. Processed foods without any fiber will raise blood sugar. Whole grain foods also contain fiber and might lower blood sugar when eaten in moderation. ...Read more
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist. Please see this website for info on low potassium diet. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more
Cholesterol & trigs: You should eat lots of plant-based foods, such as fruits, nonstarchy vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains rich in soluble fiber and monounsaturated fat while limiting foods with high glycemic carbs, cholesterol, saturated and trans fat. Fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as salmon can help lower triglycerides. Moderate alcohol may help raise HDL but can also elevate triglycerides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic measure.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Foods to lower your a1c score
- Healthy foods to eat when trying to lose weight lower your a1c levels
- How can i lower my hemoglobin a1c levels?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Glucose a1c levels
- What is normal a1c level?
- A1c levels during pregnancy
- Hemoglobin a1c 57 level
- Talk to a endocrinologist online for free