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Doctor insights on: Liquid Diet For Stomach Problems

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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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Vomiting up white foam?Have been having stomach pain .Have been on the liquid diet .Been having this for over a week now.

Vomiting up white foam?Have been having stomach pain .Have been on the liquid diet .Been having this for over a week now.

See a doctor: You should see your doctor or go to an urgent care/Emergency room to get evaluated. Over a week is far too long to just wait and see what happens. Range of conditions from gastroenteritis, to ulcers, to gallbladder or pancreas issues could be considered. ...Read more

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Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep of a liquid diet if I happen to have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep of a liquid diet if I happen to have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Sure : A liquid diet is pretty benign. Though I you were prescribed mess you should continue to take Those. ...Read more

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I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Don't waste UR money: I've heard of chlorophyll (chlorella, kyo-green, green magma) being used by the japanese to "help speed the cleansing of the bloodstream and to protect against the effects of uv radiation." i don't endorse its use for either the above claims, or your expectation that chlorophyll will "help colitis and stomach problems." don't waste your money and health. Ask your doctor for real medicine please. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach problems ever since i started a low carb almost no carb diet. And was wondering if this was normal?

I have been having stomach problems ever since i started a low carb almost no carb diet. And was wondering if this was normal?

Not sure: But if you are on a diet that is making you sick, then it's not the right diet for you. It doesn't matter if it is "right" for someone else. If you want to lose weight, you need to eliminate simple sugars, but modest amounts of complex carbohydrates are good for you. Avoid sugary drinks, fried foods, desserts, alcohol, and eat brightly colored organic fruits and vegetables. Use meat as a seasoning. ...Read more

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For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good? Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for p.M. Meal

For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good?  Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for  p.M. Meal

Depends: Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient. Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet. ...Read more

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Female patient is on a liquid diet for three weeks and her problem is she drinks but, still feels hungry. What can she do that will help her feel full?

Female patient is on a liquid diet for three weeks and her problem is she drinks but, still feels hungry. What can she do that will help her feel full?

Why on a liquid diet: Certainly, some liquids will enhance fullness more than others. Protein is an important driver of "fullness." make sure that you are getting adequate protein calories to prevent malnutrition. Liquids diets should only be undertaken under the advice and care of a physician. ...Read more

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Could diet coke be causing my stomach problems? I feel sick after eating almost anything. I drink diet coke constantly. Could i have an ulcer?

Could diet coke be causing my stomach problems?  I feel sick after eating almost anything.  I drink diet coke constantly.  Could i have an ulcer?

Aspartame: If u have internet read about aspartame in diet soda sold in cans !!u r killing urself slowly. http://foodbabe.com/2013/01/25/coca-colas-low-calorie-beverages-will-kill-you-before-they-solve-obesity/ ...Read more

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S/P fundloplication. Was on liquid diet; on a soft diet now, but all I eat gets stuck. I frequently have to vomit it up. Surgeon is out of town. Help.

S/P fundloplication. Was on liquid diet; on a soft diet now, but all I eat gets stuck. I frequently have to vomit it up. Surgeon is out of town. Help.

Surgeon on call!: Even though your surgeon is out of town, he usually shares call with other surgeons. Please call his/her office and listen to instructions for contacting the surgeon on call. In the meantime, stay on liquids. If vomiting liquids, fever, or abdominal or chest pain, shortness of breath, new leg swelling, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

Yes: Con- chewing begins digestion in the mouth and helps your stomach secrete acid by site, smell and taste. Digestion begins and sets the stage early. By drinking a liquid drink- you are minimizing these functions that help digestion.
Pro- to a liquid diet, may help to break down hard to digest foods, by already liquefying them. ...Read more

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Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more

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Can u eat candy while on a liquid diet.?

Can u eat candy while on a liquid diet.?

Is candy a liquid?: Well, first of all, candy isn't a liquid. Second, you shouldn't be on a liquid diet anyway - just not healthy or safe. So, no and no. ...Read more

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How long would be too long for an all liquid diet?

How long would be too long for an all liquid diet?

Liquid diets: There is no long-term purpose for being on a liquid diet; it can be dangerous if you are not liquifying the correct nutrients. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on this liquid diet of 400 calories a day?

What to do if i'm on this liquid diet of 400 calories a day?

Could be dangerous: A 400 calorie liquid diet is an unhealthy way to lose weight and could lead to electrolyte or nutrient imbalances which can cause heart, muscle, or kidney problems. It is important to diet and exercise in a healthy, sustainable way. A 1200 calorie, balanced diet leads to about 2 lbs/week weight loss, which is healthy. The key is long term success, not a crash diet. ...Read more

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Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Unethical: It is unethical for a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to treat your medical problem (obesity). If requested by, and monitored by, your Physician your Orthodontist may assist in care prescribed by the Physician or internist. A safer, less invasive, proven successful path would be for your Physician to refer you to a nutritionist. Ultimately safe weight loss is your responsibility. ...Read more

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Is there Liquid diet plan for laxative abuse recovery?

Is there Liquid diet plan for laxative abuse recovery?

No: Here is a good dietary plan for recovery. It is essentially a regular diet! Your body needs water and high fiber foods for regular bowels.

http://www.edcatalogue.com/stop-abusing-laxatives/ ...Read more

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What would be appropriate liquid diet supplement drink to loose weight?

What would be appropriate liquid diet supplement drink to loose weight?

Protein shake: Replacing one meal a day with a protein ("meal replacement") shake can be acceptable to help with weight loss. However, you still need to consume healthy foods with iron, folate, (folic acid) vitamin a, d, b1-6, etc. The best would be a whey based protein shake that is low in sugar (less than 5 grams per serving), low in carbs, and high in protein (20+ grams of protein per shake). ...Read more

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In regards to VSG surgery, why do some surgeons require a pre-op liquid diet and others do not?

In regards to VSG surgery, why do some surgeons require a pre-op liquid diet and others do not?

Adopting a new diet: Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. Post-op diet consists of liquids for 2-4 wks to allow the pouch to heal while enabling you to take in nutrients to avoid malnutrition. This also significantly decreases any discomfort or pain which is associated with eating solids this soon after the surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on a liquid diet of meal replacement shakes (morning (hungry). Is this healthy way to diet?

What to do if i'm on a liquid diet of meal replacement shakes (morning (hungry). Is this healthy way to diet?

Depends: if it is your usual food liquified, obviously you'll get the same results as regularly eating. if it is just water and you skip ONE meal a day.. not very bad generally and MIGHT lose a little weight. Depends on if the liquid is full nutrition. Generally changing diet temporarily lowers intake
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet covers this and other topics humorously ...Read more

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I had 24 teeth pulled and am on a liquid diet. What could I use to help me gain weight till I can eat normal foods again?

I had 24 teeth pulled and am on a liquid diet. What could I use to help me gain weight till I can eat normal foods again?

Creativity: The obvious ones are the supplement drinks like boost which many elderly drink because of lack of appetite or inability to chew.You could mix up eggnog (non alcoholic) if that appeals to get egg protein.Applesauce, yogurt (no seeds),cheese mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, milkshakes with egg or whey protein powder added, smoothies with greens, bananas, peaches, yogurt, chocolate milk, etc. Avacado ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis and in great pain. clear liquid diet for three days. No relief. Doc says lipase is normal. Why do I hurt?

I have pancreatitis and in great pain. clear liquid diet for three days. No relief. Doc says lipase is normal. Why do I hurt?

Nerve damage: After pancreatitis, you can end up with a permanent pain syndrome due to damage to the nerve plexus ("solar plexus") near the pancreas, long after the pancreatitis itself heals. It's often brutal and I hope that it can be addressed. There's a new procedure to destroy the pain fibers here using an instrument passed through the stomach. Very high triglycerides can cause pancreatitis -- is this you? ...Read more

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I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

Normal or Healthy?: Very different issues. Normal = common; many common behaviors = quite unhealthy: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Humans are water based creatures (generally >50 to <62% water), yet too much/little is unhealthy & can become fatal. Water retention from pancreatitis not likely unless lots of damaged pancreas tissue. Pancreatitis typically from ↑ triglycerides & LFHC foods http://goo.gl/H7mItd; LCHF is healthy. ...Read more

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How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but i can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to i tell my doctor?

How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but i can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to i tell my doctor?

Your doctor: Should know what medications you're taking, and be able to advise you appropriately. Talk with your doctor openly about your plans. If you present to radiology with solids still in your colon, they won't be able to do your study. You and your doctor need to devise an appropriate plan. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more