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Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What was your hemoglobin? Ask you doctor if you could have Gilbert disease, which is harmless. ...Read more

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Thin pcos (normal bmi), low carb diet metformin (1500 mg daily for over 5 months) exercise (running and weights 3 times a week), provera: no period?

Thin pcos (normal bmi), low carb diet metformin (1500 mg daily for over 5 months) exercise (running and weights 3 times a week), provera: no period?

Amenorrhea: Unfortunately this requires an evaluation by a physician. This could be cause by many things: pcos, another hormonal disorder such as hyperprolactinemia or thyroid disease, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use, excessive exercise, or even pregnancy. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood sugar drop down to 54 mg/dl every 3 hours. Enough eaten (at least 700 cal. every meal). Daily. Symptomatic. NO MEDICATION. Insulinoma likely?

Blood sugar drop down to 54 mg/dl every 3 hours. Enough eaten (at least 700 cal. every meal). Daily. Symptomatic. NO MEDICATION.  Insulinoma likely?

Insulinoma: It is very rare. How are you checking your glucose and has the device been recently calibrated? Not certain what you mean by every 3 hrs? 3 hrs after eating or after fasting. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Unknown, prob. fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www.Thesuperfoods.Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy i think you should not worry! ...Read more

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Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Yes: Explore the resources on this page from the mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol/cl00002 also, check out: http://caloriecount.About.Com/ open a free new account and read some of the many resources that are available to you. ...Read more

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34 day cycle, 0.7 mnl/l progesterone on day 23.. Day 28 going for testing can I still ovulate. Can preseed help. How to lose weight? Diet meal plan

34 day cycle, 0.7 mnl/l progesterone on day 23.. Day 28 going for testing can I still ovulate. Can preseed help. How to lose weight?  Diet meal plan

Ovulation problems: Your Progesterone should rise a week after ovulation and a week before the period starts. It is possible you may have ovulated late though it is not possible to determine from the information you have provided. Preseed is a great lubricant to use since it is not toxic to sperm but it will not help you ovulate. ...Read more

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Taking ben/ hct 12.5 mg am & love to eat potassium rich diet daily 6000 mg ( 6 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.6. ?

Taking ben/ hct 12.5 mg  am & love to eat potassium rich diet daily 6000 mg ( 6 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.6. 
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Borderline low: You may need some Potassium Chloride tablets to supplememt. You are loosing potassium because of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide), (hydrochlorothiazide) a diuretic most likely. Another option if your BP is controlled then hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can be stopped and benzapril continued. If potassium is still low then there may be another problem. ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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Are eggs good to eat in breakfast on daily basis?

Are eggs good to eat in breakfast on daily basis?

Consider ...: Poaching and boiling eggs is better, using no added fat in preparation. Can use egg whites some days if want to reduce calories and fat. ...Read more

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Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more

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Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

No protein?: Starvation diets and diets that only include sugar calories are the most dangerous and unhealthy choices one can make. This diet is ABSOLUTELY not wise. It will not in any way lead to health! ...Read more

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I am eating 12 eggs per day , cholesterol level?

I am eating 12 eggs per day , cholesterol level?

12 EGGS TOO MUCH: 12 eggs a day is too much.Eggs are very nutritious and you can have 1to2 daily but 12 eggs a day is too much cholesterol you should get your cholesterol checked in your blood and if it is normal you can keep eating what you are, if high you will have to cut down it also depends on how much exercise you do and your weight etc. Check your blood cholesterol, that is ldl, hdl;triglycerides. ...Read more

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Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein. How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?

Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein.  How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?

Protein: Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.2 (that gives you your weight in kilograms. The average adult needs about 0.8 to 1gram of protein per kilogram of weight. As for sugar.... Wheither simple sugar or complex carbohydrates- for a typical diet, about 15- 20% of the calories from protein, 60-65% of the calories from carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber rich products instead of simple sugars. ...Read more

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Workout 6days/wk which incl 25 mins of high intensity exercise & now eat sensible portions & lost 1stone. Developed nocturia & missed period. Why?

Workout 6days/wk which incl 25 mins of high intensity exercise & now eat sensible portions & lost 1stone. Developed nocturia & missed period. Why?

Underweight?: Rapid weight loss can contribute to menstrual irregularities. If nocturia is associated with excessive thirst you may have difficulty concentrating urine. Nocturia can also occur with sleep disorders. I recommend you see your physician for a complete physical and further testing based on the physician's findings . ...Read more