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What Does Between Meals Mean
Ttc do I take my prenatals once a day or three times a day??? Daily means with every meal right???
Once a day: To help women stick with their prenatal vitamins, a prenatal vitamin tablet should provide all the vitamins needed in a quantity that taking one tablet only per day provides sufficient supply of vitamins. Typically, this is the case. If not, it will say in the instructions on the bottle. Prenatal vitamins can be taken any time of the day - again, when a woman can fit it easily into her schedule. ...Read more
Think insulin: Some of us eat large meals and many times there are too many carbohydrates we take in at once. When we eat food we secrete a hormone called Insulin that will help lower blood sugar after a meal. Sometimes people can develop dumping syndrome when food is passed too rapidly into your small intestine. Try to determine if there is a specific food that could be causing your symptoms (food sensitivity). ...Read more
It says to take Bentyl (dicyclomine) 30-60 minutes before meals. Does that mean it will not work if you take it anytime during the day & not just before meals?
Gastrointestinal pro: Could be a liver, gallbladder problem, if there is pain, then may be an ulcer or pancreas problem. ...Read more
Is it possible and normal to feel nauseous after sex? I mean I did eat a big meal before it occurred
Entirely possible: But not entirely normal either.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have a meal full of calories then I have diarrhoea does that mean I haven't consumed those calories?
Gastro-colic reflux: The "diarrhea" you passed after consuming your meal is not likely to be the food you just ate. At issue is the "gastro-colic reflux" which stimulates colon emptying after stomach distension. Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). ...Read more
Normally for prescription stated 3 times a day after meal. Does that means 4 hourly or 8 hourly for the interval?
Ask Prescriber: Generally, 3 times a day means an 8 hour interval. However, if the medication is known to irritate the stomach, you may be told to take it 3 times a day with a meal meaning that you take it when you eat. Without knowing the medication, it is hard to advise you. You need to call the provider that prescribed the medication to get clarification. ...Read more
Instruction from Nexium (esomeprazole) package says take it at least one hour before meal. Is that mean I can take it 3 hours or 6 hours before meal or at bed time
Yes: Proton Pump Inhibitors such as esomeprazole (Nexium) are absorbed best and provide the best benefit when taken first thing in the morning 1 hour before any food. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Go see family doc for official confirmation. Diabetes defined as fasting glucose >125, random sugar >200, or a1c >6.5. This last test is used to evaluate sugar control over last 3 months. Lower is generally better unless you have frequent hypoglycemic (low sugar) episodes. Regular exercise & better nutrition (think low glycemic index) can help lose weight (if excessive) to lower sugars & controldm. ...Read more
If I have diarreah after eating 2 meals does that mean I didn't get the nutrients or calories from those foods?
Burping: ... Can be a symptom of Gerd. If it is happening frequently, I would consider trying antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) initially. If you're having to take them frequently, then I would see your doctor to consider a trial of medication. In the meantime, avoid anything that you notice brings on your symptoms. Alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomatoes, onions, and orange juice are frequent culprits. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: These are normal numbers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Everytime I eat a meal my stomach feels completely empty about 20 minutes later and I end up eating again. What could this mean?
Hungry: Means that yu may have rapid gastric emptying, or just get hungry quicker ...Read more
Interesting, but...: ...We're going to need a little more help from you. We can have your answer if you tell us: the location of your pain, its intensity, duration, timing (with meals but also with urination, stooling, position?) ; accompanying issues like fever, tenderness, vomiting, bleeding, etc, ; circumstances (exposures, pregnant, stressed). Also what tests have been run so far? Any recent stresses? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucose in urine what does it mean? This is the first time I have ever had this! I also had a big meal before test
Kidney limits: Glucose tends to start spilling into the urine any time the blood sugar content exceeds its ability to reclaim it as it filters the blood. This usually equates to a blood sugar of 170 mg/dl or above, that is common to those with type 1 or 2 diabetes.It can also occur at times when the blood sugar is up for other reasons. Time to see your doc. ...Read more
After a full thanksgiving meal including the pumpkin pie my blood sugar was 145. Does this mean I am now diabetic?
Information: Not necessarily. If it returns to normal in a couple hours then probably not. ...Read more
Tea with meals does it prevent the body from absorbing iron and nutrients that we get from these meals? Such as breakfast. I mean regular black tea
Not so much: This has been studied and old claims about the iron-binders in tea being a major problem with your absorbing iron have been largely discredited. ...Read more
What does it mean when glucose levels fluctuate from 65 to as high as 146 in 18 hrs, accompanied by fatigue and up to 6 meals per day, and dehydration?
Varying glucose: See a doctor to find out if you have diabetes by having your hemoglobin a1c checked. You should do this as quickly as possible. You also need to have a complete chemistry panel and a CBC to see if you are not anemic or have low levels of potassium in your blood. Good luck. ...Read more