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

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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

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If you have liver problems what are the best vitamins to take and is salmon oil supplement good for the liver?

If you have liver problems what are the best vitamins to take and is salmon oil supplement good for the liver?

Be specific: You failed to share with us the most important information. What specifically is causing your liver to be sick? Based upon your information then valid medical information can be shared with you. ...Read more

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Had a benign pancreatic cyst 8 years ago, could this cause problems now? My ALT is 61 all other labs good and liver panel good . Is there a connection

Had a benign pancreatic cyst 8 years ago, could this cause problems now? My ALT is 61 all other labs good and liver panel good . Is there a connection

May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if ALT of 61 is the only abnormality, that is not be worried about. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for at least three months before the next test. ...Read more

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Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...

Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...

Yes: While CT angiogram of the chest won't provide a numeric score for coronary calcium, the radiologist can say whether there is coronary calcification, whether there is more than expected. Lung nodules will definitely be seen on a CT angiogram of the chest. ...Read more

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I'm so sensitive to sugar. I can't even eat potatoes or corn without feeling sick and urinating frequently. What could be my problem?

I'm so sensitive to sugar. I can't even eat potatoes or corn without feeling sick and urinating frequently. What could be my problem?

Sugar sensitivity: You should see a doctor, or go to an er, as soon as possible. If you have frequent urination after ingesting carbohydrates, you need to be evaluated for diabetes. If you have it, treatment will need to be started to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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18 month old stuffed potato and egg up her nose. Could this cause sinus problems? Will it come out naturally?

18 month old stuffed potato and egg up her nose. Could this cause sinus problems? Will it come out naturally?

Maybe/not: Over the years I have had to retrieve beads, pieces of pork,foam, tissue paper, vitamins, rocks, etc. from the nasal passages of kids. The effect on their sinuses if any is short term. Sometimes these kids present as a stinky kid with no obvious issue until you look up their nose. Removal of the foreign body and treatment of the sinus infection clears up the bad BO. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Liver and diet: What you should eat if you have liver disease mostly depends on how severe the disease is. With mild disease, you can eat just about anything. If it is severe, you may need to limit protein, salt, and fluid intake. With cirrhosis, one should also avoid raw shellfish. Talk to your liver specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more

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Do sweet potatoes contain estrogen? If yes, is it bad?

Do sweet potatoes contain estrogen? If yes, is it bad?

Yes and no: The amount is so low that it does not have an effect on the person eating the sweet potatoes. It has been estimated that in order to consume enough sweet potatoes to reach a level of estrogen contained in one days production of estrogen from a normal reproductive age ovary would require over a 2400 pounds of sweet potatoes. ...Read more

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Is it more nutritional to eat a regular baked potato or a baked sweet potato?

Is it more nutritional to eat a regular baked potato or a baked sweet potato?

Food Questions: I do not know what you mean by nutritious. They are both carbohydrate calories (100%). The sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate, meaning this is better for overall diet and correct calories. The regular baked potato is just simple carbs. It is just simply sugar when it is digested. ...Read more