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Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

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 more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have like 4000 calories in one meal. Any tips to not binge with all of my favorite binge food right in my face, should I be concerned?

I have like 4000 calories in one meal. Any tips to not binge with all of my favorite binge food right in my face, should I be concerned?

You already: Mentioned one of the keys. You have to remove the temptation! Otherwise, it really takes great will power to avoid binges. Another thing that can help is to figure out any of your triggers that set off binges. This awareness can help you create a "diversion" plan that will take you away from food. You should be concerned though, as binge eating can do a doozy to your weight! ...Read more

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I am a 48 yo female. I have wet the bed twice over the past 2 months. I don't feel any of the symptoms of a UTI and i drink water all day. Any ideas?

I am a 48 yo female. I have wet the bed twice over the past 2 months. I don't feel any of the symptoms of a UTI and i drink water all day. Any ideas?

More info needed: How late in the evening do you drink fluid? You may want to limit your intake for several hours before bed. Also, do you have frequency or urgency during the day? Do you have loss of urine at other times? You may need to see your doc for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 25 year old male with BMI of 17. I have always been slim, irrespective of the quantity of food I eat, or my diet in general (healthy or not). My weight has not changed for as long as I can remember. I do exercise (run) 3-4 times a week. I ha

Hello. I am a 25 year old male with BMI of 17. I have always been slim, irrespective of the quantity of food I eat, or my diet in general (healthy or not). My weight has not changed for as long as I can remember. I do exercise (run) 3-4 times a week. I ha

Question?: I don't see your question, but if your weight has been stable, and you feel well, there is no need to try to make your weight increase, just for the sake of seeing a higher number on a scale. You appear to be blessed with a great metabolism. ...Read more

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If im carry a lot of extra weight in my stomach should I be worried about my kidneys and liver? I am trying to eat better also.

If im carry a lot of extra weight in my stomach should I be worried about my kidneys and liver? I am trying to eat better also.

Obesity: You are obese and have high blood pressure (BP). If you have not done so, see a physician to get some blood work to see if your kidney and liver function are fine. At 27, they should be. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension (H). Being a female, who is still menstruating, you are protected from hypertension. You need to lose weight to prevent both H and diabetes in the future. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

I have taken more insulin to my body in my 5 years with health problems, so now I got result of high dose insulin in my body. What I have to do?

Insulin: Insulin levels vary widely over course of mere hours. insulin does not accumulate in the body. Tumors of the pancreas can produce excess insulin but are very rare. In general measuring insulin levels is fraught with difficulty and should be done and interpreted by an endocrinologist or someone with advanced training in diabetes. Treatment of high levels would be to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I had to get a liver test today, and in view of my recent drinkingframe. am I at risk for any kind of liver problems?

What to do if I had to get a liver test today, and in view of my recent drinkingframe. am I at risk for any kind of liver problems?

Go ahead: Even if you have been drinking, you can learn how your liver is doing from the blood tests. If your drinking is presenting a problem, it is something that you want to learn sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need help! I have a blood test on the 5th of Nov.I'm not a heavy smoker, 3 cigs a day. I have been taking a lot of cranberry pills and drinking water will that help somewhat? I really have to have this weight loss surgery on the 9th

I need help! I have a blood test on the 5th of Nov.I'm not a heavy smoker, 3 cigs a day. I have been taking a lot of cranberry pills and drinking water will that help somewhat? I really have to have this weight loss surgery on the 9th

Even 3 cigarettes: daily can be harmful. If the cranberry juice is sweetened it will be full of sugar and cause more harm than it is worth. Please get the blood test and follow doctor's orders, especially after the surgery or you won't be successful. If you cooperate you are much more likely to have a good outcome. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Not fat, but still have kind of a belly and love handles.. What happens if i don't change my eating habits i got now and just exercise ? Canikeepmybut

Not fat, but still have kind of a belly and love handles.. What happens if i don't change my eating habits i got now and just exercise ? Canikeepmybut

It could help: Basically its a matter of expending mroe calories than one takes in. All things being equal, if weight has been stable, you et the same and you start exercise, some weight loss, reduces fat, and increased muscle and tone should start. ...Read more

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What type of diet should I follow if I have fatty liver decease? Im already vegan. what sugar and fat can I still keep in my diet, and what amount?

What type of diet should I follow if I have fatty liver decease? Im already vegan. what sugar and fat can I still keep in my diet, and what amount?

Fatty liver: is usually not a disease entity unto itself, it is the liver's response to a number of other etiologies, such as alcohol intake, certain medications, and obesity. Sometimes there is no known etiology("idiopathic"). So, determining whether an underlying etiology is present, and managing that, is the first step. Talk to your doc about what might be causing the fatty liver. ...Read more

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I donated blood yesterday, should I change my diet in any way?

I donated blood yesterday, should I change my diet in any way?

Not essential, but..: A few days before, iron-rich foods (red meat if so inclined), dark greens, good nutritious food so body has what it will need to start to replace lost unit. Continue after for 1-2 days while replenishing loss. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had diarrhea and my last bowel movement there was bright red blood in the toilet I am not having any stomach problems and am eating normally , also im not losing weight or anything last night what the first time I have seen this in my stool an

Yesterday i had diarrhea and my last bowel movement there was bright red blood in the toilet I am not having any stomach problems and am eating normally , also im not losing weight or anything last night what the first time I have seen this in my stool an

Hello. : Hello. First, i would like to let you know that even a few drops of blood can mix with water and give the appearance of a lot of bleeding. There are many possible causes for blood in stool - polyps, internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, and sometimes the rectum or anus can get raw from liquid diarrhea. If this continues you should be evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I get sick only the evening after consuming small amounts of alcohol. I am in my twenties with what i believe is a digestive problem. For years, i was able to consume high amounts of alcohol without having much of an affect on me (my family has an extreme

I get sick only the evening after consuming small amounts of alcohol. I am in my twenties with what i believe is a digestive problem. For years, i was able to consume high amounts of alcohol without having much of an affect on me (my family has an extreme

Since : Since you reported that you drank heavy amounts of alcohol for years, it isn't known how much damage you may have done to your body. Being able to drink large amounts of alcohol without having mucn of an effect is called tolerance. From your description, would imagine that you spent a fair amount of time drinking. It sounds that despite the fact that you now have a health problem related to alcohol, that you are still drinking. Most people wouldn't continue to ingest a substance that caused them to vomit or to feel nauseated. Additionally, there is a family history of people who were heavy drinkers. Recommend that you go in for a comprehensive evaluation by your doctor and that you are scrupulously honest about your alcohol use. ...Read more

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Hello, i eat multiple type of vegtebales in my break fast and my lunch and I am doing a diet is that will have bad results on my diet? Thank you

Hello, i eat multiple type of vegtebales in my break fast and my lunch and I am doing a diet is that will have bad results on my diet? Thank you

NO- should help: Eating lots of vegetables is one of the best way to lose weight. My favorite long-term diet for both losing weight (gradually over time) and maintaining optimal health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet which is based on eating lots of vegetables- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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Hello doctor i am 26 years and a nursing mother i have a habit of eating raw rice i just wanted to know if this habit will affect my haemoglobin level?

Hello doctor i am 26 years and a nursing mother i have a habit of eating raw rice i just wanted to know if this habit will affect my haemoglobin level?

No, it will not: Rice does not have any effect on Iron absorption or metabolism. The best way to find out your Hb is to get a CBC done and check the results of your Hemoglobin. it should be over 12-13 grams. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just started eating healthy :d please judge my smoothie recipe and am i overeating in the morning?

What to do if I have just started eating healthy :d please judge my smoothie recipe and am i overeating in the morning?

Congratulations on: Taking steps for better health. It is wise to start the day with a good breakfast, have a moderate lunch, and a modest dinner, with healthy food choices. The following shows recommended calories per day: http://www.Cnpp.Usda.Gov/publications/usdafoodpatterns/estimatedcalorieneedsperdaytable.Pdf. Design your eating for balance over the day based on activity and mood. Best regards for healthy life. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

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