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Vegetarian How Can I Control Gas
I have been getting really bloated and pass the most foul smelling gas. how wil i get rid of this. i'm a vegetarian.
High fiber produces: The foods on a vegan diet tend to cause more gas because of the high fiber. The way to get rid of the gas is to back off on the foods and drinks listed in this hyperlink: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 ...Read more
I'm a vegetarian. I don't eat a high-fat diet. I can't understand why I have gas so often and why I frequently have stools that float or are ragged.
What could cause my husband to have a triglyceride level of 370 at age 31? How can he control it (he's a vegetarian)?
Elevated Triglycerid: Can be related to poor dietary habits especially diets high in processed high glycemic index carbohydrates and sugar with low activity level or related to genetics. Healthy diet, exercise and triglyceride lowering medication may be indicated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi respected all
I'm have been total vegetarian all my life.
I get irritated when somebody besides me is chewing loudly. I lose my control. Help?
What do you suggest if my husband has triglyceride level of 370 at age 31 what is a reason and how to control it being vegetarian?
Other issues?: If he has diabetes, he needs better sugar control. If he drinks alcohol, he should stop. Recheck the level fasting. If it's remaining elevated on a vegetarian diet, with the other factors in check, it's likely genetic. There are meds that will lower it, but a comprehensive risk assessment is necessary to see if he should commit to lifetime drug treatment at his tender age. ...Read more
Is it really important to take medicine?I was thinking of controlling it by diet control and excercise?And possibilities of risk I am 33 year old male, I am pure vegetarian, recently i found out my cholesterol is 258 with HDL 40 and LDL 178, my triglyceri
You : You should discuss this with your doctor but a 2 month period off Atorvastatin poses no significant risk. By the way, these statins are very safe and have been proven to reduce heart attacks and deaths. High cholesterol and diabetes (you appear to have both) increase the risk of heart disease and stroke over many years. 2 months will not make a big difference. There is no question that exercise and weight loss are the best treatments for most of what afflicts you. Even on a vegetarian diet a person can be overweight, have fatty liver, high cholesterol and diabetes. Keep you doc informed. And good luck on your efforts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid some foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more
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