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How To Prevent Diverticulitis
Fiber: There are many dietary recommendations that have been widely disseminated (things to avoid, etc), but recent studies have found no basis for those recommendations. The one thing that has been shown to prevent a second episode of diverticulitis (once someone has has a first episode) is to take a tablespoon of fiber supplementation (phyllium) daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you eat: Adequate fiber in your diet, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains, don't waste your money on metamucil or other fiber substitutes and don't forget to drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Fluid is necessary for fiber to work properly. Even so this will not prevent 100% of the cases of diverticulitis but it will reduces your chances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You can't : Unless you are taking antipyretics all day long you would not be able to accomplish such a task . Did you mean ask best way to reduce fever? Fever is a body response when it is being affected by a viral or bacterial illness. Your goal should be to reduce fever but not preventing it from happening . Fever may be the only initial symptom you get when getting sick . ...Read more
First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more
Lifestyle measures.: Smaller more frequent meals. Elevate head of bed from the floor. Don't eat within four hours of going to bed. Limit citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products, smoking and peppermint. Lose weight if you're overweight. OTC meds like Prevacid, Prilosec and AcipHex (rabeprazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat well: I assume you mean diabetes by "sugar." prevention invloves educating yourself to what is right and wrong to eat. Decrease carbs and concentrated sweets. Increase healthy fruits (non sugary fruits) and vegetables. Lean meats are ok. Exercise, and maintain a healthy weight, and all those things together will help prevent diabetes. ...Read more
?: That doesn't make sense. You don't prevent an appendix - it's an anatomical part of the body. If you mean appendicitis - the inflammation - there's no prevention - it just happens but to prevent the possible resulting infection, drink plenty of fluids and see your doctor at the first sign of illness or stomach pain, esp lower abdomen in the center or right side. ...Read more
You can't: There is no way to prevent kidney cancer. There are some risk factors for kidney cancer, but even if one does not have any risk factors, it can still develop, even if you live a healthy lifestyle. There is a sporadic form of kidney cancer that can occur even without any risk factors or family history of cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration: Drinking lots of water is the most important thing. Depending on the type of stones and a metabolic work-up changes in diet or medications may be needed. Diet changes may include reducing salt intake. Calcium reduction is not indicated; increased dietary calcium may actually reduce risk. Finally, drink lots of water. I can't say that enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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