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How To Deal With Gastritis From Potassium Supplements
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Can I take Xenical to lose weight. I take One Alpha (Rocalcitriol ) and Tums (calcium carbonate) to help with Hypocalcemia. Is this going to cause problems.
Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more
Can diet cranberry juice from oceanspray be good as juice to heal h.Pylori and mild gastritis.Also what fruits and food to help heal the infection?
Probably not: The mild gastritis is likely caused by the h. Pylori infection. H pylori is a bacteria that attacks stomach lining. Effective treatment is a 10-14 days of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor ( like omeprazole) to decrease acid. Lack of treatment may lead to chronic stomach pain and/or stomach ulcers. There is no good evidence that cranberry juice or specific foods are good treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more
Dr oz talked about chicoric acid to help with depression and get rid of stress fat. Where can I find it and in what supplements?
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
Supplements?: Taking the supplements gets you the same amount of magnesium every day. Day after day. Eating foods "high" in magnesium is going to be provide a variable amount of magnesium depending on your appetite, how the foods are prepared, what else you are eating and drinking. So, if you want reliable consistent magnesium intake, count on the supplements. If you just want "more" then the foods are ok. ...Read more
Want to know about good diet for a patient with thalassemia . Like foods from which i can gain weight , from which i can get vita-d and calcium?
Interesting question: To my awareness there is no specific thalassemia diet. Regarding weight gain and vitamin d and calcium, i recommend a well rounded diet of meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, and dairy products. Most physicians are checking vitamin d levels and prescribing vitamin d and calcium according to test results. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Hx of gout is it best to take allopurinol or some OTC remedies from Chinese stores (do those even work?) to keep uric acid levels low?
A behavioral: approach to panic disorder is a good idea. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a technique to retrain the fight-flight part of your nervous system that triggers too easily. There are supplements that can help but lab testing would be best first. See www.neurorelief.com for neurotransmitter testing which can lead to recommendations. Peace and good health. How is your diet and exercise level? ...Read more
What foods or supplements can I take to help me with anxiety, depression, and poor concentration?
Psychiatry & beyond: Medical and psychiatric evaluation is essential for your complaints, along with treatment recommendations which might include medications and/or psychotherapy. Beyond this, however, you can also make helpful changes in your lifestyle. Eliminating caffeine may help anxiety; eliminating processed foods in favor of healthy whole ones will help overall. Also practices like meditation, yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can longterm use of Nexium (esomeprazole) cause inadequate absorption of vitamin and nutrients? Suffering from "brain fog" & wondering if related & how to diagnose.
Yes it can: Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the stomach's output of acid, leading to hypochlorhydria, which causes indigestion and inhibits absorption of vitamins and minerals.. This inhibits the absorption of vitamin b12, calcium, iron and beta-carotene by the intestines, as they are not processed by stomach acid. Your doctor can check these levels for you. www.livestrong.com/article/361627-nexium-absorption-of... ...Read more
Hi drs, can you please tell me any supplement or anything, rather then medicines to improve liver functions.And to deal with hepatitis?
Milk thistle: There are a few herbal medicines that have been shown to help liver function recover. Milk thistle is one. I would suggest consulting an herbalist or doctor familiar with guiding patients with this problem. ...Read more
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What health remedies ate there for someone with chronic pancreaitits? Will it heal if alcohol has stopped and what foods do u recommend eating to help
Often from scarring: Chronic pancreatitis is commonly caused by pancreatitis due to alcohol (as opposed to gallstones). Causes changes in pancr ducts, as well as the output of pancr juice. Can cause pain, diabetes (pancreas makes Insulin and digestive juice), and maldigestion of fats (typically). Must stop alcohol to stop progression, may revert a bit. Taking panc enz. By mouth may help, puts panc at rest. C rd, md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrythmias and supplementation. I know that Mg & K can help alleviate certain arrhythmias. What about Taurine and L-Arginine? I read an article by a Dr in Texas that was able to squash PVCs and PACs by supplementing with them. Also, can Omega-3's help
Is there a link relating mineral and vitamin deficiencies to anxiety depression and panic attacks? If so, what kind of minerals or vitamins can I take to help this problem?
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