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I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. What is an appropriate diet for me?

I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. What is an appropriate diet for me?

Gastroparesis Rx: Since fatty foods normally slow gastric emptying, we typically recommend a low fat diet with gastroparesis (slow emptying). Sweet, rich foods will also slow stomach emptying. Signs of delayed gastric emptying include early fullness, altered appetite, nausea and sometimes heartburn/vomiting. There are also medications available for the treatment of gastroparesis. ...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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I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

Barrett's screening: you should have another endoscopy once you've had symptoms ~5y - to make sure you're not developing any changes in the lining of your esophagus called Barrett's esophagus. but other than that, make lifestyle changes and take medication as needed to control your reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea for an old person?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea for an old person?

Topical Metrogel: There are both topical and oral treatments available. Topicals would probably be the best first step ...Read more

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What can I do if my gf was just diagnosed with high cholesterol what is the best diet for this?

What can I do if my gf was just diagnosed with high cholesterol what is the best diet for this?

High fiber: A diet of at least 35 grams of fiber. Increase slowly. High fiber removes cholesterol from the blood and into the stool via the liver and the gallbladder. High fiber foods include beans, whole grain products, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit. Processed foods, meat chicken and fish and dairy have no fiber and should be a lesser part of your diet. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines.Is dat life threatening?What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs.Thanks!

I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines.Is dat life threatening?What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs.Thanks!

Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a non-critical condition w/ abdominal discomfort, altered/ alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet (keep a food diary) & emotional stress may be a factor but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, malabsorption. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?

I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?

Unclear on question: Non Erosive Reflux Disease and a loose lower esophageal sphincter? Avoid stomach irritants - spicy food, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, acidic food (tomato/ citrus/ coffee). Eat small meals and do not lay down for at least 2 hrs after meals. Medication like omprazole, ranitidine, sucralfate can help. The only cure is surgery- fundoplication. See link:http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and I was wondering what the typical diet plan is for food and things to drink and snack on?

I have recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and I was wondering what the typical diet plan is for food and things to drink and snack on?

Cystitis diet: Eliminate bladder irritants -- caffeine, carbonated sodas, citrus, chocolate, pickled foods, alcohol, spices, tomatoes, and artificial sweeteners. Empty bladder by the clock. Frequently. Do not smoke. Avoid secondary smoke. Wear looser clothing. Reduce emotional stress. Exercise. Stretch abd and waist and groin. Acupuncture may help. Avoid uti. Drink 3 liter/d. Incline diet to alkaline. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

ADA diet: ADA ( American diabetic association) diet is for diabetes. Insulin id secreted from the pancreas. When you have pancreatitis the insulin secretion might be affected and sugar may run high. That is why you recommened for ADA diet ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with inactive hep c and my doctor told me that I have to live with it and it can not be cured. Is this a for sure thing?

I was diagnosed with inactive hep c and my doctor told me that I have to live with it and it can not be cured. Is this a for sure thing?

Drugs Hepatitis C: The New Standard in Hepatitis C Treatment In 2013 and 2014, the FDA approved three new drugs: 1.Simeprevir (Olysio) 2.Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi),3 Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) Combining telaprevir or boceprevir with interferon and ribavirin pushed success rates as high as 70%. But the drug combination still wasn't ideal. "Adding that third drug increased the side effects Sofosbuvir comes in an easy once-a-day pill. It takes as few as 12 weeks to work ...Read more

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I had a gyno exam and was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis and given treatment for me and my partner. Does this mean it's an STD? Should I be worried?

I had a gyno exam and was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis and given treatment for me and my partner. Does this mean it's an STD? Should I be worried?

Possibly STD: You should ask your doc who treated you. But the fact that you and your partner were both given treatment seems to point towards an STD. The three most common causes of Vaginitis are Bacterial Vaginosis, Canadidsis, and Trichomoniasis. All of them require antibiotics but when treating STD, you usually treat patient and partner. You should be worried this reoccurs. I advise protection (condom) ...Read more

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My father has been diagnosed with prediabetes.He is 47 years old.I need a doctor to explain what precautions my father should take.And what it is exac?

My father has been diagnosed with prediabetes.He is 47 years old.I need a doctor to explain what precautions my father should take.And what it is exac?

Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too. ...Read more

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My BMI is 14.5 and i don't have an eating disorder either. What is wrong with me?

My BMI is 14.5 and i don't have an eating disorder either. What is wrong with me?

Sorry no one has: Responded 2your question yet. I assumed that 1of the physicians would pick up the question but i hope they will respond after i do. On a bmi chart u r severely underweight. Perhaps u have an eating disorder and do not realize it. If not, there could be other medical reasons. Have you traveled in underdeveloped countries? You might have an intestinal bug. Physicians what else could be happening? ...Read more

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I just had a friend who was diagnosed with wagonner's melonosis. What is wagonner's melonosis and is it treatable?

I just had a friend who was diagnosed with wagonner's melonosis.  What is wagonner's melonosis and is it treatable?

Spelling?: There is no such entity with that precise spelling. If you mean wegener's granulomatosis, that is a serious type of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) which requires aggressive treatment. If that is not what it is, please recheck the spelling with your friend and get back to us. ...Read more

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My son was hitted with a bat and doctor has advised "citicoline" salt for 42 days. Can you please tell me what is this salt meant for?

My son was hitted with a bat and doctor has advised "citicoline" salt for 42 days. Can you please tell me what is  this salt meant for?

Brain food (maybe): Citicoline is transformed to phosphatidylcholine, which stabilizes cell membranes, and acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. I believe it is classified as a nutritional supplement in the US, but a drug in many European countries. There is evidence suggesting it promotes recovery of brain function, especially following injury and stroke. ...Read more

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Hi, for acné I was told to have a treatment with A vitamin, is it bad for the liver?

Hi, for acné I was told to have a treatment with A vitamin, is it bad for the liver?

Rarely any probelm: Vitamin A and its related Retinoids are commonly used for treatment of severe acne. These drugs are fairly safe other than their bad effects on the pregnancy so you have to be on Oral contraceptives or practice adequate birth control. Liver is rarely affected significantly. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with stills disease, what is the treatment for this? What does this mean on a young person like me?

I was just diagnosed with stills disease, what is the treatment for this? What does this mean on a young person like me?

Systemic JRA: This is another name for systemic JRA. There are many immunosuppressive treatment options and your rheumatologist will figure out the best option for you. This is a chronic condition so try to take it a day at a time, follow-up with rheumatologist and make sure you have a good support system. ...Read more

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Hi! I've been told that I have a class III malocclusion and I was wondering what the best treatment option for that is! Thank you!

Hi! I've been told that I have a class III malocclusion and I was wondering what the best treatment option for that is! Thank you!

Need more info: You haven't told me your age. I don't know how severe your underbite is. If you want a definitive answer, ask for an inbox consult at: www.healthtap.com/dr-douglasdds And I will try to help ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more