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Tapeworm Diet History
Can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high TSH (thyroid fine), low iron?
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
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?
Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Md advied gluten free diet d/t unmanaged GI issues, possible wheat intolerance, & ctd. Would this include everything with gluten including condiments?
How much do genes play part in lipid panel?My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus
Genetics of lipids: Genetics are a powerful determinant of cholesterol metabolism. Some people eat super healthy and still have very high cholesterol requiring medicine to control. Others eat poorly and still have low cholesterol. By the way, treatment of lupus w/ steroid drugs can also contribute to development of heart disease. For personalized advice on this, talk to your doctor or a consultant here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long ? Ty
Not necessary: Your problem is gluten and with avoidance the damages will heal along with the malabsorption issue . Elemental diet is not palatable and thus you may end up eating less food than you should. Your major problem is gaining back the weight and thus eat whatever you desire as long as it does not contain gluten. ...Read more
My TSH is low, my T3 (liothyronine) and T4 normal. Family history (paternal side). Otherwise healthy weight, vegetarian good diet, exercise regularly. Suggestions?
Hyperthyroidism: If TSH is low, this indicates higher than normal thyroid function. Normal T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are good, but at this point, i would proceed with radioactive iodine uptake to rule out graves' disease. If this is normal, repeat tsh, if still decreased, then you have subclinical hyperthyroidism. Reconvene with your doc at that point and decide on the next step. He may request specialty consult as well. ...Read more
Investigating CFS & enteritis: With bloating, GI gas, mucus, some diarrhoea, odd weight change & failsafe diet, which non-blood tests would be useful?
Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?
Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more
Thyroid disease: Yes, it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can gallstones be a riskfactor for severe acne?My gf`sdietitian suggests so.Gf must drnk applejuice & eat vegan to cause diarrhea &clean hr intestines
No: Veganism is a moral choice, not one for health promotion. Despite all the huckstering, it cures nothing. I'm sorry someone deceived you. The most recent big studies show no benefit of vegetarianism for longevity or any category of illness when you control for the fact that these people tend to have other healthy lifestyle features. Graves' will kill you if you neglect it. Be smart and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?
Could gluten intolerance be huge factor is autoimmune diseases? I developed ctd despite eating healthy & regular exercise.Should i eliminate gluten?
No, only for celiac: Gluten has not been shown to be a factor in autoimmune disease other than with celiac disease which can be completely controlled on an entirely gluten-free diet.Gluten is not an essential nutrient so eliminating it would not be harmful but it is difficult since it is in a great number of processed foods.For ctd, be sure to take prescribed meds and follow-up regularly with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Fresh eggs ok. : Eggs are not a dairy product, and if fresh and eaten soon after being well cooked should not be a problem to digest and will not have mold spores. Egg beaters which are pasteurized are ok too. Eggs have no residue ( which means they are low in fiber). That is a good thing if you have diarrhea. Good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(1250 caloric deficit) losing 15 pounds in 6 weeks. Food choices being: chicken, fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, whey protein, and water. ?
Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?
Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more