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Doctor insights on: Is Sweet Potato Good With People Have Liver Problem

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I have been dieting due to fatty liver from obesity. I have lost 47lbs since march. Is it safe for me to have some mashed potatoes and gravy?

I have been dieting due to fatty liver from obesity. I have lost 47lbs since march.  Is it safe for me to have some mashed potatoes and gravy?

Of course: Some fatty meals are OK. The low saturated fat/total fat that some hepatologists recommend in the setting of fatty liver disease, is an overall goal but "cheat" meals are fine. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight, but i have problem that I can't stop overeating sweets, brad, potato and so on. I think I'm addicted. What can I do?

I want to lose weight, but i have problem that I can't stop overeating sweets, brad, potato and so on. I think I'm addicted. What can I do?

I am too! Try this--: I assume you're dieting. If so, you're not unique--most of us want what we can't have! Exercise (walk the mall, bike riding a paved trail) should distract you and burn calories. Devoting time to a passion may help. Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes. Or, eat anything you want just in small portions. ...Read more

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Is it generally good to eat a whole big sweet potato?

Is it generally good to eat a whole big sweet potato?

Yes. Does have ...: Modest carbs, but with more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than a regular potato! hence, lower glycemic index! i enjoy them with regularity! ...Read more

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Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?

Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more

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Is sweet potato meal good for a pregnant woman?

Is sweet potato meal good for a pregnant woman?

Yes not harmful: Yes it can be cosumed in moderation and does not have any harmful effect. ...Read more

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Is sweet potatoes good for acne?

Is sweet potatoes good for acne?

Whoa: The fact that you asked tells me that you're not treating yourself / being treated scientifically. Forget the home / pop remedies except as adjuncts. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your personal physician for some prescription-strength stuff. Acne is a serious personal and professional problem and you deserve better than a sweet potato. ...Read more

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What are some good medications for weight loss for people with liver problems?

What are some good medications for weight loss for people with liver problems?

Don't use meds: Most medications (rx and otc) are metabolized through the liver. See your doctor and get your liver "problems" treated as effectively as you can. Then embark on a well-designed program of healthy nutrition and exercise to safely lose weight, which will help with your fatty liver. Glucose control, if needed, will also be essential. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure minor liver problem caused by alcoholism?

What is a good way to cure minor liver problem caused by alcoholism?

Abstain from Alcohol: I am not sure what you mean by minor liver problems. One's liver can repair itself, if the damage is not too severe. A blood test can be used to determine the extent of the damage and also how much one's liver is able to return to normal functioning. ...Read more