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Overall health: There is no special diet a kidney donor has to follow. I recommend common sense and overall health maintainence. Don't put yourself at risk for kidney problems. Therefore maintain a healthy weight to avoid adult onset diabetes and problems with hypertension. Don't smoke. Watch cholesterol. Exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?
Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more
Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry Skin?: Generalized itching without skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most seen in the winter and in older people, it is characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. Unsure about nausea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now. Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?
Insects vs allergies: Hard to say what you have without a proper history and physical. This could be anything from insect bites to a contact dermatitis. See a doctor in person or get a video/phone consult so someone could take a look at it,. Anything from scabies to poison ivy. The differential is large. ...Read more
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