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What Happens When A Laxative Is Taken Followed By A Protein Shake
If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.
Stool variation: It's not necessarily a bad thing. Stool consistency can be very dependent on what you eat (fiber, vegetables, etc) and what you drink. As long as there's not blood in the stool, there's no fevers, belly pain, and you're getting colon cancer screening tests at the appropriate intervals, i wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more
Urinalysis indicates few calcium oxalate. What does it mean for a 13-yr. old? Is this caused by eating eggplant or by not drinking enough water?
Here are some...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in urinalysis is common, but usually carries no clinical significance in non-stone formers. So, I would not worry about it for now, but focus on his general healthcare with quality lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. More on lifestyle? Peruse the articles in http://formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html, http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html ...Read more
I have a dietary supplement called gelatin. It is 1300mgs per serving. Is to be taken 2capsules after each meal and 2 at bed time. What are the uses?
No and yes: It is nearly impossible to have a "protein only" diet. Meat will have some fat, soy will have some carbs. Eliminating entire food groups altogether is dangerous. There are essential fatty acids your body needs to function. You need carbs for energy. A high protein, low carb diet is safe. An "all" anything diet is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Was told that the "8 glasses of water a day" rule is a myth. It's different for each person. How much should a 5ft3, 20yr old Female drink?
Doesn't matter: If you consume enough material with liquid content that you urinate at least every 6 hours you are fine. That could include applesauce (95% water),fruits and vegies (60%) or actual water. You have kidneys that help decide what to save and what to toss away and that is why you can use the simple rule.If you want to drink more, you get rid of more in the process. ...Read more
When is the optimal time to have a protein shake after a workout? I've read 15-45 minutes following a workout. Is 0-15 minutes not optimal?
After cooled down: After intensive/extrenuous exercise, your body/muscles need to get oxygen/nutrients back (they are used during working out) and plenty of blood flow is essential to reduce Lactic Acid build up/cramps etc..During exercise, blood is pulled away from intestines/stomache and supply your muscles. So, let your body recover/normalize the flow, then you can eat--i would say 20-30min is adequate. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it ok to have a protein shake 1 hour before weight training and an albumin egg shake after or is this too much ? Will I have intestinal problems?
Is it normal that a vasovagal syncope is followed by vomitinng several times, in a manner similar to food poisoning?
No: While nausea and pallor are certainly associated with vasovagal syncope, persistent vomiting along with a syncopal episode may indicate a more concerning etiology such as neurologic, metabolic, infectious. exposure, etc. I would recommend evaluation as soon as possible to rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it recommended for a patient w/ ascite to take protien suppliment such as whey protien mix and pure protien shake? Ascite is a condition where by a person starts collecting fluid in his/her abdominal cavity due to liver failure. My friend is currently
Ascites : Ascites is a fluid build up within the abdominal cavity that can be caused from a variety of reasons, but most commonly from liver disease. In this case, scarring within the liver, called cirrhosis caused elevated blood pressures within the intestine and other abdominal organs, also known as portal hypertension. This causes fluid to leak into the peritoneum and when the amount of fluid formation exceeds the capacity of the abdominal lining to absorb the fluid, then accumulation of fluid occurs. In some liver conditions, such as portal vein thrombosis (sometimes related to liver cancer), ascites accumulation may be severe. The fluid consists of protein, including albumin. Patients that have the fluid removed, called paracentesis, to relieve the pressure from the ascites, also lose the protein and exacerbate protein loss. Together with the liver disease (liver makes essentially all of the proteins that circulate in the blood), patients will lose a large amount of muscle mass, called muscle wasting. Patients with liver disease may also experience mental confusion, called hepatic encephalopathy, which calls for dietary protein restriction, which also exacerbates muscle wasting. The recommendations for protein intake in liver failure patients has changed. The american association for the study of liver diseases currently recommends that protein intake should be at least 1 g/kg/day and increased to 1.75 - 2 g/kg/day as tolerated. A late night meal with the highest amount of protein will minimize the risk of encephalopathy interfering with daily routine. At this point, your friend should be under the careful management of a liver specialist, called a hepatologist and possibly evaluated for liver transplantation. ...Read more
Binge-purging: You described binge-purging behavior. When this becomes a pattern and is done by someone regularly because of over concern with weight and self-image, with a few other specifics the problem is an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa, purging type. The problem is unhealthy and needs to be treated. There is a real risk of unintentional death from rupture of their food tube with forceable purging. ...Read more
I have a blood value for creatinine kinase of 298 u/l. Is that unhealthy or is it normal when doing workouts a few times a week?
Watch blood sugar: Are you having a shake as a meal replacement or in addition to your meals? I generally do not recommend the commercial shakes that come in cans. Often they have things in them that noone needs. You can get protein powder and make your own shake. It is good if it is meal replacement. ...Read more
I was told that the body only absorbs a % of wut u'r taking (drugs/supplements), even when split into sessions. so, is it a solid #(dosage) or a % ?
Bioavailability.: The dose that is prescribed already takes into account the "bioavailability" of the medication ( which varies depending upon the route of administration) and a host of other processes which may reduce the amount of medication that the body eventually receives. Additionaly people do not have the same body volume and do not always metabolize the drug in the same way. Dosing is an art. ...Read more
Is it still binge eating disorder if the "binges" are happening multiple days a week? Or every meal is a copious amount of food & feeling too full
Usually yes: One should be eating only the amount needed each day that matches the number of calories she uses up each day (or eat less than that amount, if wanting to lose weight). Eating large amounts of food at one meal is binge eating if one already gets plenty of food or calories that day. Eating large amounts at one time, because that's the only meal she gets that day, would be considered normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a healthy person uses same drinking glass and toilet which is used by a diabetic person, does diabetes transfer in this way or not?
Diabetes: is not contagious in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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