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How To Prevent Gallstones
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
Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective. Best wish ... Always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
?: 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
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
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
Gallbladder(removal): The gallbladder is a gallstone factory for those at-risk (diet+heredity). The presence of stones does not warrant treatment unless they are causing symptoms. Once symptoms develop, getting rid of the stones will only temporize matters--you need to remove the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can almost-always be done laparoscopically (out-pt surgery) & people do very well without the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood pressure, diabetes, lipids and triglycerides 2. Lose weight, exercise, quit smoking 3. Low fat, low glycemic diet. ...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
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
How to cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?
Acid Reflux: Greetings. It's good that you are approaching the reflux problem as you are. We often times seek out a quick cure but the acid actually causes a chronic irritation to the sensitive throat mucosal lining. Treatments include beginning a low acid diet, weight loss, avoid late meals, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. An OTC antacid may help too. Finally a visit to your ENT doctor may be needed. ...Read more
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