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I have a nonstop headache. Could this be due to poor diet?

I have a nonstop headache. Could this be due to poor diet?

Possibly: Chronic headaches are caused by factors such as food sensitivity, stress, and hormonal shifts such as with menstruation and menopause. The vast majority of chronic headaches in someone who is otherwise healthy will be due to stress. Some foods are known to trigger migraine but it depends on an individuals sensitivity to these foods. Consult a headache specialist to diagnose your type of headache. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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My son is 14 and continues to deal with fatigue, headaches and digestive system problems after his pediatrician of 14 years had missed a severe blockage in his intestine causing malnutrition, anemia, weakness and fatique, What else could be going on?

My son is 14 and continues to deal with fatigue,  headaches and digestive system problems after his pediatrician of 14 years had missed a severe blockage in his intestine causing malnutrition, anemia, weakness and fatique, What else could be going on?

Fatigue /digestion: May be food intolerance. Would f/u with allergist for skin testing or blood test IgG IgE. Common culprits are milk products and gluten so would try elimination 2 weeks without milk products including yogurts cheese and if no change 2 weeks without bread pasta, ckes cookies. Check B12 I find when low ( ...Read more

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My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

Unlikely genetic: Just one member of the family is not enough to call it familial cancer , 75 % of colon cancers has no family history , so don't worry , you are 21 and if no symptoms , 20 years from now go for regular screening colonoscopy , you will be fine. Yes diet plays a roll but unlikely it is the cause of cancer , develop good dietary habits, eat lots of veggies, fruits, less re meat , will be fine. ...Read more

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I've been losing an unnormal amount of hair for the past few months. I don't stress too much or have a poor diet. What could it be?

I've been losing an unnormal amount of hair for the past few months. I don't stress too much or have a poor diet. What could it be?

Truly above normal?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes (and to decide if the amount of hair loss is more than "normal"). If no causes are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair loss. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How can poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

How can  poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more

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I am 34 not getting morning erection for last couple of years. Does poor diet & late night sleep have any impact? Any diet recommendations to improve?

I am 34 not getting morning erection for last couple of years. Does poor diet & late night sleep have any impact? Any diet recommendations to improve?

Can you perform: if you can perform well then I will not worry. A common cause in a normal healthy individual other than decline in testosterone is insulin resistance resulting from high carb diet. Cut down on carbs and increase meats and above ground veges in diet ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more