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What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

Nothing: Any food that does not contain protein will not contribute to uric acid. Foods high in protein, iron, glucose, and processed sugar are also known to raise uric acid. Nn foods are known to decrease it. Certain drugs like Allopurinol are used to treat gout. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What foods/spices can I eat to decrease inflammation?

Diet and exercise: In general it's thought that regular moderate exercise as well as a diet rich in veggies and fruit, with fish, nuts and other healthy fat sources, and that avoids processed foods, can decrease inflammation. And don't forget about adequate sleep and stress management too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What food and medicine can help reduce pain from gastritis?

What food and medicine can help reduce pain from gastritis?

Gastritis : Foods you should avoid include spicy foods, tomato sauce, greasy or fried food, red meats. Medications to reduce symptoms include zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, Prilosec or prevacid. There is also a chance that gastritis is caused by a bacteria called h. Pylori and would require antibiotics. See your physician for further testing if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food help reduce cellulite and prevent it?

Please suggest what food help reduce cellulite and prevent it?

No food: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. I have been by pleased with its results. To find a provider in your area go to www.Cynosure.Com. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Please suggest what foods help prevent or lessen constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Which herbs help reduce pain, inflammation?

Which herbs help reduce pain, inflammation?

2 many 2 name, top 3: My top 3 are: curcumin (from turmeric) bromelain (from pineapple) devil's claw reduce systemic inflammation and joint pain. ...Read more

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

Indigestion: Some are Lemon Balm, Fennel, Ginger, Turmeric, Peppermint, Artichoke leaf, Cayenne. ...Read more

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What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...Read more

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What type of diet helps reduce hypertension? What foods are best to eat to help decrease my hypertension? What food should I avoid? .

What type of diet helps reduce hypertension? What foods are best to eat to help decrease my hypertension? What food should I avoid?

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Low sodium: Look up the dash diet on line. Helps but still need meds, exercise , and wt loss....Htn has many aspects and no one therapy should be relied apon ...Read more

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How could herbs help cancer if they reduce inflammation?

How could herbs help cancer if they reduce inflammation?

May help: If local inmflammation is reduced there is a concept that an inflammasome or inflammatory process initiates the process to malignant transformation. In addition certain plant products have had an effect on cancere. Taxol (paclitaxel) comes from the ewe tree. Mistletoe has a beneficial effect on breast cancer and in sold as a drug in europe. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eliminate from my diet to reduce thrush?

Please suggest what foods can I eliminate from my diet to reduce thrush?

See bellow: Thrush is fungus (candida) related, not food-related. You need to take a medicine to get rid of it ( local or systemic). But firstly you need an evaluation at your pcp office to find out if you don't have any underlying condition which may facilitate the thrush to come back. ...Read more

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What foods can help lower your cholesterol?

What foods can help lower your cholesterol?

Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) levels. Oatmeal, oat bran, beans, barley, and prunes and apples are great. Wild salmon, sardines and anchovies are all rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids hich lower ldl. Olive oil and soy products help too. ...Read more

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What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

What are good things to eat to reduce acidity?

Acidity: It is more important to avoid things that increase acidity such as spices, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, fried foods as well as medications like aspirin, Advil or Aleve. ...Read more

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Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

No: Red skin is from rosacea usually. Using gentle products, topical Metrogel or using a skin rejuvenation laser can help. Decreasing your alcohol, caffeine intake and eating plant based can improve inflammation which helps the skin. ...Read more

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What sorts of food should I eat to help reduce cholesterol?

High fiber diet: A high fiber diet lowers cholesterol. A fiber diet means plenty of fruits and vegetables. Whole grains and legumes. You need about 35 grams of fiber a day. Beans have 6 g a serving. Veggies are about 3-4 g a serving. Fruits are 2-3 g a serving. You would need at least 5-7 fruits and veggies a day. Beans and whole grain rice would add fiber to your diet. Dairy, meat, chicken, fish have no fiber. ...Read more

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Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

Can certain foods really cause or reduce inflammation in the body? If so, how and could it relieve for example joint pain?

No: There are no clinical studies that confirm any food can actually reduce inflammation. Richard panish studied diet and RA extensively and found that no diet helps. ...Read more

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What foods are good for inflammation?

What foods are good for inflammation?

No relation: Food does not affect systemic inflammation. Except in case of allergy or intolerance, what you eat does not affect inflammation. ...Read more

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What forms of inflammation does ginger reduce?

What forms of inflammation does ginger reduce?

Chronic inflammation: Ginger reduces inflammation through a variety of mechanisms & is effective for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & muscle soreness. Its effects are similar to nsaid's like Aspirin & Ibuprofen but it doesn't cause side effects like GI bleeding. However, whereas one might have rapid relief from nsaid's, it often takes a few days to see ginger's benefits. Please see my comment for useful links. ...Read more

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What foods/spices can I eat to decrease inflammation?

Diet and exercise: In general it's thought that regular moderate exercise as well as a diet rich in veggies and fruit, with fish, nuts and other healthy fat sources, and that avoids processed foods, can decrease inflammation. And don't forget about adequate sleep and stress management too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Which types of foods are known to cause inflammation in the body?

Mostly fats: Saturated fats predispose to an inflammatory state, in part, by promoting obesity. Some the lectin may induce mild inflammation in the intestine, such as that caused by kidney beans, but this type of inflammation is not harmful, just caused flatulance and loose bowel movement. Some proteins in meats, such as carnitine, may be altered by bacteria in the gut to pro-inflammatory substances. ...Read more

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Can someone explain "inflammation" in the general sense? Specifically foods now have an inflammation index. What is that?

Inflammation: I've tried. Turns out, i cannot explain this in 400 characters! so i will give you a link. http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/inflammation. ...Read more

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Foods that fight inflammation?

No definite answer: Fruits and vegetables with anti-oxidant activities are considered anti-inflammatory and the darker the color the better (as in berries ). Omega 3 fatty acid present in seafoods especially in fatty fish also has anti-inflammatory activities. Curcumin (in curry) may have anti-cancer activity. These are just some of the few i can think of. ...Read more

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Which herbs help reduce pain, inflammation?

2 many 2 name, top 3: My top 3 are: curcumin (from turmeric) bromelain (from pineapple) devil's claw reduce systemic inflammation and joint pain. ...Read more

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Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Yes: Long term diet changes to decrease inflammation include: limiting saturated fat and trans fats; increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil); limiting intake of carbohydrates that worsen Insulin resistance (highly refined carbs, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, high glycemic index/load carbs); eating natural antioxidants (dark leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, carrots, grapes). ...Read more

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Is there a specific diet that would reduce the pain/inflammation from osteoarthiritis?

Is there a specific diet that would reduce the pain/inflammation from osteoarthiritis?

Yes: Most with osteoarthritis will benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet. See http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-inflammatory-diet for details. Additionally, many with osteoarthritis experience relief by avoiding nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers etc.). Research is needed but this helps about 1/3 who try it: http://www.tahomaclinicblog.com/degenerative-arthritis-osteoarthritis ...Read more

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I have a lot of aches and pains associated with exercise. Is there something i can take to reduce inflammation?

I have a lot of aches and pains associated with exercise.  Is there something i can take to reduce inflammation?

Yes: But i recommend that you go over these issues in detail with a sports medicine practitioner, determining if the type of exercise you are doing is appropriate, if changes are needed, if further medical evaluation would help, and what medications are best. ...Read more

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Lower lumber disc bulges from leaning over & lifting 10 years ago. Never completely healed. Is surgery an option? Any meds to reduce inflammation?

Lower lumber disc bulges from leaning over & lifting 10 years ago. Never completely healed. Is surgery an option? Any meds to reduce inflammation?

Disc "bulges": are NORMAL...Disc "protrusions" (herniations) are NOT Which is it... and i any case a physical therapy program for your SPINE is the way of approaching continued low back pain! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Might it be bad to reduce the inflammation of gums?

Don't think so: I've never heard that reducing inflammation anywhere is ever a bad thing. ...Read more

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What are reasons why steroids are given to reduce inflammation?

What are reasons why steroids are given to reduce inflammation?

Pain relief: Steroids have strong anti-inflammatory properties. They are usually injected in the area on insertion of the tendons to the bone, in case of tendonitis or some times in a worn out joint to reduce pain and swelling in advanced arthritis, also given in the muscle tissue at so called trigger spots in the fibromyelgia patients. They can be injected in the epidural space for chronic back pain patients. ...Read more

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How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

Anitiinflammatories: Starts with los dose steroid with adding methotrexate, nsaids, gold, plaquenil, biologics, arava, (leflunomide) Imuran ...Most likely acombination of 3 or more of these simultaneously. ...Read more

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How could herbs help cancer if they reduce inflammation?

May help: If local inmflammation is reduced there is a concept that an inflammasome or inflammatory process initiates the process to malignant transformation. In addition certain plant products have had an effect on cancere. Taxol (paclitaxel) comes from the ewe tree. Mistletoe has a beneficial effect on breast cancer and in sold as a drug in europe. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce gum inflammation and be specific please?

What is the best way to reduce gum inflammation and be specific please?

See your dentist: It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist every 3 month, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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How is inflammation and obesity related? How can one reduce inflammation?

How is inflammation and obesity related? How can one reduce inflammation?

Obesity causes infl.: Good question. Recent research shows that fat cells secrete a variety of chemicals that create a chronic state of inflammation, leading to increased risk of diabetes & cardiovascular disease. See http://www.Ncsf.Org/enew/articles/articles-obesityandinflammation.Aspx & http://www.Proteinpower.Com/drmike/inflammation/inflammation-and-diet/ & comment. Losing weight & a good diet reduces inflammation. ...Read more