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What Causes The Diuretic Effect Of A Low Carb Diet
You are making water: When you go on a low carb diet you mobilize the carbohydrates stored in your body (primarily in the liver), breaking these long chain carbohydrates down into usable glucose molecules releases water. Thiis is part of the reason for the quick weight loss (that is not fat) in the early part of a diet. ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
My gyn noticed a "bump" in my creatine level and asked how my kidney function was. I was unawear. Could a low carb diet be the cause?
NO: Creatinine levels can fluctuate and tend to increase to a certain degree with high protein diet, creatine supplements etc. If the creatinine increase is more than 30 % then you need evaluation by nephrologist. My advise is to recheck the creatinine level after adequate hydration first. ...Read more
On low carb diet last few bloodwork globulin normal but each time lower 3.0 2.8 now 2.5 what would cause this?
Not significant: The globulin is something we usually don't have to pay any attention to. It's blood proteins other than albumin, which is the primary blood protein. They do include the gamma globulins that are important to fight infection and can be deficient in very rare diseases. But you are describing a small change that doesn't look important. ...Read more
Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars? Does sugars cause acid reflux?
Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read more
Globulin nml but is decreasing urinalysis nml and grf remains between 80-97 depending on my diet for 10 years. Could low carb diet cause this or what
What is the problem?: Glomerular filtration rate estimated from a spot serum creatinine means very little; bodybuilders are all in early kidney failure. If your globulin is reasonably close to the normal range, and your Albumin is as well, I would not be concerned especially if your physician is not. ...Read more
Could constipation cause pain in hip and side of waist I've started new low carb diet and been constipated and now in pain.
Posssibly: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. A bad hip can cause buttock, groin, and/or thigh pain. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the back can cause back, buttock, and thigh pain depending on which nerve is involved. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician to help identify the cause. ...Read more
Is it safe to take metformin while on a very low-carb diet? Could it cause low blood sugar? I'm on victoza (liraglutide) too. So far, no low bloodsugar symptoms at all!
Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?
The HCG approach to weight loss is not recommended by multiple reputable medical organizations and fda (http://www. Fda. Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm)
clinical trials show no extra weight loss beyond diet alone. It can cause blood clots and serious depression. I recommend stopping hcg. Increasing exercise is a good way to get over a weight loss plateau. ...Read more
I've been constipated cause of low carb diet took dulcolax today and still haven't gone and have pain In hip groin back is it cancer worried?
Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist.
It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet (25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber" ...Read more
Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! Good luck. ...Read more
Go slow: I am not a big fan of fad diets as studies have shown that maintaining such a diet becomes harder to achieve chronically. For any weight loss plans, I recommend approaching is slow. A short diet plan may reduce weight initially, maintaing it will requires complete lifestyle changes. I would strongly encourage a good balance diet with increases in exercise to achieve wt loss goals. ...Read more
Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Get in the habit to look at the label and see how much carbohydrates is in (high fructose corn is in ketchup, salad dressings, bread, coated french fries...). ...Read more
Sure: You won't die! It's totally okay. It isn't low carb but why do you want to be on a low carb diet anyway? (to lose weight? Weetabix is 117 calories for 2 biscuits, 3.9 g of protein, 0 g of cholesterol, saturated fat, or transfat and is considered an "a" food. There are 23 g of carbs - I think that's fine! ...Read more
That you eat less: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it;ll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more
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Absolutely, & Hi Fat: Foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo. Gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (↓ed $ to produce & ↑ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. Lipoproteins=key artery disease. Http://goo. Gl/k8x9LF ...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