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One Daily Diet Support Medication
None: Almost every diet med is a stimulant which cannot be taken over the long run without side effects. Long lasting weight loss has only been achieved with 3 meals a day minimum, usually high in fruits & vegetables with some protein like chicken or fish, some whole grains, like quinoa, plenty of water, and moderate daily exercise. Figure the # & size of meals by satisfaction and weekly weight loss. ...Read more
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
Thyroid: It binds to soy in GI system and inhibits absorption. Better taken at least 1-2 hours before or over 2 hours after. ...Read more
I'm on spironolactone & my doctors in ia won't prescribe diet pills like my doctor in ne. Which over-the-counter ones could I take w/my medication?
No magic pills - all a money making scam
veg, salad, fruit like all the models
always works. ...Read more
What could be the reason for elevated glucose levels @ about 7.5 mml even though one has not changed lifestyle in terms of diet, medication and exe?
Diabetes treatment: You have diabetes and are taking metformin. A glu of 7.5 (135 mg/dl) is a relatively good level. It is better to follow your a1c. If you have only had diabetes a few years, and are only on metformin, you should aim for an a1c less than 7.5. Focus on exercise and diet. Your glu will vary day to day. Perhaps stress. But take a long term approach. ...Read more
Diabetic # 2. Bl. Sugar 15.5 on gl. Tol. Test. No medication, diet-controlled. Daily - 5 hrs after eating sugar down TO 3.1 (55 mg/dl). Insulinoma??
Hypoglycemia: If it is 5 hours after eating it may that you did not have big enough meal. Eat well and if you have real fasting hypoglycemia may think about insulinoma Fasti g hyperinsulimemia is an indicator of Insulinoma ...Read more
Last 2wks one or both ears get red and hot. Almost only before bed, resolves overnight. No changes in diet, medications. Ideas as to possible cause?
Red hot ears:
This is not something with which I am familiar over a 2 week period.
I would have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. ...Read more
I have hyper aggregation thrombocyte. I take low dose aspirin 100mg, vit e400iu, folic acid daily. Is there any diet or medication to cure it?
Hello~ if you have idiopathic thrombocytosis do not take low dose aspirin, unless advice from hematology. It can makes it worse. The treatment is plasmapheresis (thrombopheresis) when platelets are >1.5million. You need to see and be followed by competent Heme-Oncologist thanks
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145107/ ...Read more
Vitamin d deficiency I am only able to sleep 3-4 hours before needing to wake up to make a number one? In addition I find myself going a lot during the day as well. I am 26 years old on no medications. My diet consists of grilled chicken cesar salad fo
Dr: Dr lin provided excellent input. Your diet is extremely restrictive. There is a rainbow of colors when it comes to vegetables and fruits. Each contain different enzymes. To get a balance, you need to be eating a variety of colors. It is not surprising that your vitamin d levels are low with your limited food intake. Since you do not appear to take in red meat, you may also have a low carnitine level. I very much agree with the recommendation of working with a nutritionist. ...Read more
Weight 225 ht 5'7 age 49. pear looking affect. Any diet plan suggestions? One that tell you what to eat daily. Other than payweight watchers etc t.y
Low calorie: Watch your calories. Avoid processed foods with unnatural ingredients. Find filling, low calorie foods like whole wheat. Also pay attention to what u drink-soda, alcohol, etc can have a lot of calories. Exercise regularly. To lose weight u need to burn more calories than you consume. Read on Mediterranean diet and see if you can follow. In the end, it's lifestyle changes rather than specific diets ...Read more
Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the best over-the-counter drug that's the same as the phen fen diet drug since they took that one off the market?
No OTC meds exist!: I wish there was an alternative to phen/fen. On a brighter side, the phentermine-still able to be rx by a knowledgeable weight loss physician was responsible for 11% of the 14% total avg. Wt loss of the combo. Fenfluramine (pondimin) was responsible for about 3% of the total avg. Weight loss. The attractive aspect of Fenfluramine was that it mitigated the negative side effects of phentermine. ...Read more
I switched to diet coke ab 6 months ago from regular soda. One 20oz bottle daily. Is that bad? Any long term effects?? Don't drink don't smoke.
Good start!: You are doing yourself a favor switching from regular Coke to Diet Coke, because you will take in fewer calories in the long run. However, You are still taking in quite a few artificial ingredients with Diet Coke. Want to be healthier? Try to begin having a day here and a day there where you eliminate the soft drinks altogether. Eventually, you may be able to quit. Good luck. ...Read more
I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?
Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you have control right now! ...Read more
Tried Melanotan 2 (tanning product) injections 4 years back, body fat went up 10% in one month and haven't been able to drop it since despite daily exercise and strict diet. Can hormones be fixed?
It would not be: Possible to "undo" injections, especially one given that long ago. However, your fat gain may have been coincidental or at least only modestly influenced by the injection of melanocyte stimulating hormone. I suggest your best alternative is the tried and true one: reduce daily calorie intake by 250-300 cal/day and expend that many more daily through exercise, especially weight training. Good luck! ...Read more
It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro
For constipation: Take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more
I just got my period for the second time this month, I had my last one about two weeks ago. Why is this? Nothing changed in my daily habits, or my diet
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit ...Read more
Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.
Can one gain weight on 5 mg prednisone daily for several months if they watch their diet and exercise? Can I still lose while on this?
Work on it: Corticosteroids like the Prednisone do have a tendency to cause weight gain. You are on the right track if you can watch your calories and exercise. The medication may increase your appetite, so it will take discipline. Eat healthy. The provider prescribing the medicine may be able to advise you on diet and exercise to reduce the possibility of weight gain. ...Read more
How can one increase zinc in daily diet bcoz meat, pumpkin seeds, etc dese cannot be consumed daily & one needs 10-15 mg zinc & wholegrain have phytates?
There are supplement: That are not well controlled either for whether they actually have the zinc in them and whether any of it gets into you, but there are supplements that have zinc in them. Probably. I see you've run the numbers on the nutrition, so I won't say nuts/seeds. Furthermore I suspect it depends where they are grown. ...Read more
What do I need to add or eliminate from my diet to pass a drug test? I received a negative dilute on the initial test. I am of slight build and a vegetarian. I exercise regularly and I drink at least 12 - 8oz glasses of water daily. I also drink 1 to tw
How about the drugs?: There is nothing you can add or subtract from diet to pass a drug test, except eliminating the drugs. You don't need all that water, and it will cause a dilute urine which will automatically flunk the drug test. This idea that we need lots of water is bogus; thirst is the best guide. We get all the water we need from our food (60% water), if your urine is dilute you are drinking too much. ...Read more
Are plant sterols gummies safe to take daily to help lower my cholesterol along with healthy diet? "I do not want to take drugs and need help!
Terms. Plant sterols are drugs of unproven usefulness, but you do not want to take other drugs of proven effectiveness! Given that you have diabetes, it is imperative that you control your blood lipids, if that requires taking statins, what is your objection?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My question is that which juices are good and best after one hour of exercise which also helps to burn fat and loose weight including the daily diet?
Hydrate: After exercise it is important to stay hydrated. Water is best. Next you need protein. You could get this from drinking a shake or smoothie which includes protein, either from Greek yogurt, nuts or nut butters, soy milk, etc. Losing weight requires you to be aware of calories in and calories burned. Healthy fats to include in your diet would be from olive oil, nuts, avocado, fish. Best of luck. ...Read more
How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.
Thank you for informing about Depression and Klonopin (clonazepam).
Let the Wise woman within you reflect Reason to use:
•Cymbalta 120 mg daily when side effect can be worsening of depression.
•Klonopin (clonazepam) when side effect can be depression.
•Both medications due to increase in dizziness, confusion
See Psychiatrist to discuss side effects, interactions of both medications, decreasing the dose; Therapy ...Read more
Can you get too much vitamin A or C by just diet alone? I eat one or 2 oranges and a few cups of carrots and sweet potatoes daily in my diet
NO: Nothing harmful with these foods in these amounts. Overdose of vitamins happens only from supplements, not foods. Large amounts of carotenes in certain foods can make your skin orange colored, but that is all. Preformed vitamin A in supplements, which does not occur in food, can be toxic in large doses. Overdose of supplemental vitamin A causes birth defects, dry skin, headaches, and other things. ...Read more
Gave up diet soda a year ago. I drink 2-3 liters of water daily plus 2 Vitamin Water Zero daily with lunch one & dinner for flavor. Safe choice?
I think this sounds: Pretty good. Vitamin Water Zero passes a lot of nutritional tests: it is calorie free, has no artificial sweeteners (sweetened with Trulia and fructose) and no artificial dyes. You are getting 200% of the vitamin C recommended daily value (100% in each 8 oz), but close to 100% of a handful of B vitamins and a boost for a few more. Total fluid intake: about 84 to 118 oz daily. Generous but ok:) ...Read more
Hello Sir I doing cardio for one month and im following low carb diet yet no weight loss is seen. Daily im doing cardio for about 45 min. Plz help me.
Weight issue: IF you have changed you lifestyle to that degree and there is still no weight loss you need to see your doctor. He/she can check to see if you have a hormone imbalance or something else. The doc may also advise you on your present food plan and exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I had RNY 2 years ago. Because of my diet, constipation is an ongoing issue. Is it safe to take one or two stool softeners daily?
Constipation: I am not familiar with RNY. Constipation is best treated with good fluid intake, sufficient fiber in your diet and there is no harm in taking stool softeners twice a day. The goal is to avoid a laxative habit, however. If really necessary taking one senokot a day may help as it combines a stool softener with a gentle bowel stimulant (senna). If you have the urge and can't move, use glycerin supposi ...Read more
Take spironolactone, phentermine, one a day mutli vit-minerals (with 13% mg) and vit D3 daily. Can I add magnesium supplement to my diet for my migrain?
You can not overdose on magnesium if your kidneys are normal as the excess will be removed in urine or stool as magnesium causes diarrhea.
Since you take Phentermine which can increase heart rate and cause arrythmias the concomitant use of magnesium has potential to cause harm as high level of magnesium can affect heart rate.
Stop your Phentermine and then you can take magnesium supplements. ...Read more
I took 1 (one) 50mg tramadol hcl. Will it show up on a drug screen for a job? I don't take them daily.
Depends: Tramadol is not chemically an opiate, and most urine drug screens will not detect it. However, this depends on how extensive the panel your employer is using. If you are taking someone else's prescription, or are getting this medication without a prescription, you have more of a problem than passing a drug test. You need to think about whether you have a drug problem. ...Read more