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Doctor insights on: Liquid Diets

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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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Would anxiety cause someone to throw up any and all food going on two weeks? Liquids stay down, but not food.

Would anxiety cause someone to throw up any and all food going on two weeks? Liquids stay down, but not food.

Vomiting: Vomiting solids for 2 weeks is not normal and will lead to nutritional and weight loss. Be examined to determine the cause. Have your doctor do blood work and monitor your weight. There could be many causes. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had consistent bleeding of dark, thick blood for two months with heavy bleeding after sex, liquid red blood. What could be the cause?

I have had consistent bleeding of dark, thick blood for two months with heavy bleeding after sex, liquid red blood. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abnormal bleeding but after 2 months it is definitely time to be seen and look into it. This could be any thing from an infection, to thyroid disease, diabetes, PCOS, or even cervical or endometrial cancer. Get in to your PCP, gynecologist, of an urgent care clinic ASAP and begin the work-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had a tonsillectomy exactly 11 days ago. I slowly am starting to feel better, still can't eat much besides liquid diet, is that okay?

I just had a tonsillectomy exactly 11 days ago. I slowly am starting to feel better, still can't eat much besides liquid diet, is that okay?

Yes: Throat pain after tonsillectomies can last unto weeks or more. It is not to unusual. If you are having to severe pain see your ENT. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as part of the liquid diet?

Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as  part of the liquid diet?

See below: It is okay now 2 days before. On the day before colonoscopy try to refrain from taking anything after noon and follow the instruction for colon preparation carefully. ...Read more

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I started 2 week liquid diet for gastric sleeve today. others who have had this done had only one week or a few days of liquid. Why is every doc diff?

I started 2 week liquid diet for gastric sleeve today. others who have had this done had only one week or a few days of liquid. Why is every doc diff?

Gastric sleeve: Your doctor is being cautious. Your doctor does not want your surgical area to over-stretch from food or from rapid ingestion. If you overstretch too soon, then the surgical area may separate. The caution is good. ...Read more