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How To Control Creatinine With Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Have liver chirrosis and diabetes. Is diet for good control of diabetes adequate for chirrosis control? Struggling to know how to eat to manage both.
Complex problem: Diet is important in diabetes from the beginning, but is less of a factor in caring for cirrhosis until the advanced stages, which today often never happen. The key is finding the cause of the cirrhosis and treating it if possible -- improved diabetes management can often slow the progress of liver disease from another source. Trusting you do not have missed hemochromatosis. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wt loss, low salt : BP can improve w conservative measures and dietary (weight loss /low salt/low alcohol) approaches (see dash study/diet). This is important irregardless of meds used. If conservative measures insuff, meds include thiazide diuretics, and other choices (acei/arb/beta blockers/calcium channel blockers) are used particularly if compelling other problems exist. Rule out secondary HTN @ your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low carb, exercise: Assuming your diabetes is mild, start by restricting carbohydrates (a food group) eat much less of that. Also exercise, to improve fitness and reduce central belly fat. The less obese/overweight you are, the better you can handle your diabetes. If your diabetes is long standing, and not well controlled, talk to your doctor. Diet may not be enough. ...Read more
Changing BP: Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; eat only low salt, low sugar, no saturated fats, high intake of fruit and veggies and whole grains, avoid breads, pizza, muffins; egg white is excellent; lean meat modest portions only; exercise twice daily; nuts are excellent - unsalted. Colored fruit and colored veggies are best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for both high and low blood sugars. There is much available on the diabetic diet. Basically avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller amounts, proteins, complex carbs, eat more frequently and not after 8 pm. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. The spikes lead to dangerous lows a couple hours later. ...Read more
Yes.: Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. There is no specific warfarin (coumadin) diet. However, certain foods and beverages can make it so warfarin doesn't effectively prevent blood clots. The key to keeping your inr steady is consistent vitamin k intake. See: http://www.Ihtc.Org/patient/blood-disorders/clotting-disorders/coumadin-interactions-with-food/. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol: Despite the other physician's answer there is little to give you here without specifics. There are five types of cholesterol problems and there are very different approaches. To give you accurate advice we need the break down of the major components. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if cretanine and microclbumin levels come down with meds or by controlling diet.What foods to be avoided in kidney issues. Pls help.
Getting levels down: Both medications and a low salt (S) diet are required to reduce microalbuminuira (M). M can be made worse by hypertension (H) and reducing S in the diet can help reduce it and H. Drugs such as ACE-Inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can reduce both H and microalbuminuria. If you, or someone you, know has M, have the person see a physician to make sure the M does increase. Good luck. ...Read more
Is possible to control pcos(starting stage) simply by weight loss and food habits? Please give me some tips to control pcos without medicines.
Both: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. Moderate exercise is excellent. Walking works. ...Read more
Once someone with diabetes insipidus begins treatment are they able to resume a diet with moderate sodium (after being on a very low sodium diet)?
I'd still restrict. : Di results in inappropriate water loss in the urine. As long as you have free access to water, you shouldn't run into any serious problems, but even with specific treatment, modestly restricting your salt and protein intake can lessen the thirst sensation and subsequently the volume of urine you will make. That means less trips to the bathroom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevated ldl(164) ldl:hdl-3.6, tot chol:234 , thyroid under control with synthyroid. Can I try to control with diet and exercise instead of medication?
Not really: Diet sodas do not help with weight loss, and usually have a heavy load of phosphoric acid. The artificial sweeteners paradoxically increase the need for sweets elsewhere in the diet. You can have 1 or 2 12oz servings without much downside. More than that is excessive. The best hydrating agent is simply water. It is less expensive, healthier, and has no side effects. Water is a better than soda. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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