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What foods to stay away from if rheumatoid arthritis?

What foods to stay away from if rheumatoid arthritis?

None: In general, there are no ffods that universally affect rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore there is no need to avoid anything or take excess amounts of anything. Some people may truly have an allergic reaction to certain fods but that is a relatively rare situation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What type foods to stay away from with being prediabetic?

What type foods to stay away from with being prediabetic?

Reduce sweets/carbs: In general we eat too much. So, reducing intake will help, but more so with sweets/carbohydrates. Aggressive diet and exercise treatment/management plan such as wt loss (gastric bypass=very effective) to ideal wt can revert diabetes for years. Thus healthy life styles/maintaining ideal body is very important. Consult doc/nutritionist if you need additional help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods should I stay away from with constrictive pericarditis?

What foods should I stay away from with constrictive pericarditis?

Salt: No real food restriction, but less salt may be helpful, it does not precipitate chf. ...Read more

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What food should I stay away from with esophageal dysmotilty and what are good foods to eat.?

What food should I stay away from with esophageal dysmotilty
and what are good foods to eat.?

Avoid dysphagia: Esophageal dysmotilities come in many flavors--some involve poorly coordinated movement of food down the esophagus, others spasms, & still others may involve an esophagus with very little muscle activity. Regardless of the actual dysmotility diagnosed, in all cases large dry pieces of poorly chewed food may become lodged before transiting to the stomach. Take small bites, chew well, lots of water. ...Read more

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Which foods should I stay away from with a heart condition?

Which foods should I stay away from with a heart condition?

DASH or Ornish: Dean ornish is the only "diet" that has been shown to reverse heart disease with diet/lifestyle alone. Most recommend that healthy fats be added to the ornish diet, however: nuts, nut oil, olive oil, avocado, etc. Another excellent option is the "dash" diet. Do a google search for the dash diet and you'll find it - the full pdf is over 50 pages. There's a short version but not as helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to keep arthritis from flaring up?

Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to keep arthritis from flaring up?

Only those that you-: Only those foods that you are allergic to. No one has shown that without food allergies, any specific food exacerbates arthritis! ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat yeast infection and what to stay away from as far as foods?

What's the best way to treat yeast infection and what to stay away from as far as foods?

Are you sure ?: Many women think that all vaginal irritation is a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, and std, or some other issue. Chronic yeast infections always make me worry about diabetes. Go back to see your physician or healthcare provider to be sure this is really a yeast infection. If you have recently been treated with antibiotics, then a yeast infection is more likely. Eat yogurt. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stay away from alcohol if addiction runs in your family?

What are some ways to stay away from alcohol if addiction runs in your family?

Start by educating: yourself about alcohol addiction. Read EVERYTHING you can get your hands on. Hang out with people who are not alcohol dependent. Practice mental health behaviors--assertiveness, empathy, emotional intelligence. Go to an Al-Anon meeting for education and take a class at adult school. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me some foods that I should stay away from on diet?

Can anyone tell me some foods that I should stay away from on diet?

Yes: The only reason that we survived as a species was because the food was here. I have told people for years to stick to god made food and leave the man made food alone. Go to the farmers' market and get all those goodies that mother nature invented. ...Read more

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Can I go to the university etc. if I have shingles? Should I stay away from the aged to prevent the infection from spreading to them?

Can I go to the university etc. if I have shingles? Should I stay away from the aged to prevent the infection from spreading to them?

Children not old one: A person with shingles can transmit the virus that causes chicken pox. So it is more important to stay away from children who have not had chicken pox. You can not transmit shingles. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay away from yeast? Or better yet, what can I eat and not eat? To avoid future yeast infections.

What is the best way to stay away from yeast? Or better yet, what can I eat and not eat? To avoid future yeast infections.

Yeast infx: Vaginal yeast infections can thrive and begin with a sugary environment, which is why they are more common in diabetic patients with high "sugar" levels. Antibiotic treatment can decrease the normal bacterial concentrations which naturally help counterbalance the vaginal environment, thus causing an overgrowth of yeast. So as far as diet, avoid a very high sugar or carbohydrate meal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After c. Diff gone. Any foods to stay away from? Anything i can take to keep risk of coming back. Hope meds work. Praying.

After c. Diff gone. Any foods to stay away from?  Anything i can take to keep risk of coming back. Hope meds work. Praying.

Yogurt: C. Diff is not usually the results of food. It results from antibiotics wiping out the normal intestinal bacteria so c diff can flourish. Yogurt with active cultures can help. Do not use the pasteurized kind. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and it can be caused by many things: virus, alcohol, chemicals, medicines, autoimmune to name a few. When you are infected with a virus it can go away or it can remain latent and quiescent and possibly reactivate later or it can remain active either slowly smoldering or more strongly active. There are 3 main types of viral hepatitis a, b and c. There is tr. ...Read more

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If I have kidney stones what are some of the food I should stay away from?.......And food could help pass out the stone?

If I have kidney stones what are some of the food I should stay away from?.......And food could help pass out the stone?

Kidney stones: Stay away from high oxalate foods: some are beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Also limit salt and limit animal protein. Taking in high amounts of lemonade or lemon extract from ReaLemon 4 tablespoons per day will help tremendously. ...Read more

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What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

Vaginitis: If you are trying to avoid yeast infections you must avoid sweets and starches and alcohol (anything that has a lot of sugar/carbs in it) to avoid bacterial vaginitis, it is recommend to start probiotics and work on stress reduction. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Iron rich foods that i need to stay away from due to having polycythemia?

Iron rich foods that i need to stay away from due to having polycythemia?

Iron rich foods: Plant sources of iron-rich food include dark green, leafy vegetables, dried fruit, iron-enriched cereals, beans, lentils , chickpeas, soybeans, and artichokes. Lima beans are especially good, as are spinach and broccoli. Blackstrap molasses is another iron-rich food option. Here are some top iron-rich plant foods: prune juice, walnuts, red meat, egg yolks, and liver, seafood, shellfish, gibblets. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more