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What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

Small frequent meals: A diet that is high in protein, high on fiber and low in carbohydrates can help. Having 100-200 calories every 2-3 hours will keep blood sugars and metabolism even. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

See a Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight with a very high metabolism?

What is a good way to gain weight with a very high metabolism?

Gain weight: Check with your doctor to determine the cause of your hyper metabolism. Hyperthyroidism is a treatable cause. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight fast for a high metabolism?

How to gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim for at least 5 servings of >>. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

What is a good diet to reduce  high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight when I have a very high metabolism?

Gaining weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim for at least 5 servings of veggies. ...Read more

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How high is to high a blood pressure to be prescribed a combined contraceptive pill, is anything under 140/90 0k, and what about body mass index ?

How high is to high a blood pressure to be prescribed a combined contraceptive pill, is anything under 140/90 0k, and what about body mass index ?

Up to Rx MD: That decision will be left to the MD who is prescribing the oral contraceptive pill. Sometimes patients with obesity and borderline blood pressure elevations are given alternative contraceptive choices especially if she has pre existing conditions( heart condition, diabetes, etc.) that complicate the increased blood pressure and oral contraceptive risks. Many secure non pill choices remain. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight fast and effectively?

What is a good way to gain weight fast and effectively?

Gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Metformin/Smoking: In addition please note that though metformin is first line of treatment, it is not a substitute for insulin.It simply helps by activating muscles to "take up" more glucose or " asking liver to produce less glucose.The fact that metformin is not working( which is not uncommon) indicates that time for second agent . Also ; obesity= Insulin resistance. Diabetic smoker=increase diabetic complications. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a diet i can lose weight with that is high in iron?

Help please? What is a diet i can lose weight with that is high in iron?

Vegetables: Beets and red cabbage are high in iron. Many other vegetables are rich in iron as well - lists are easily found on the internet. Eat mostly vegetables, with small quantities of meat, and healthy fats such as olive oil or coconut oil. Avoid sugar. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

No: fasting is not a safe way to lose weight. Eating less and being more active is the preferred way to take the weight off. ...Read more

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What types of food is good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol? I also want to get back to having a flat stomach, but losing the fat is hard.

What types of food is good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol? I also want to get back to having a flat stomach, but losing the fat is hard.

Special diet: Foods for lowering BP include fruit, nuts, tomato, beans, lentils, avoiding salt, avoiding caffeine, avoiding sugary foods and drinks. Foods for lowering cholesterol are the same - plus eliminate saturated fats and high cholesterol foods. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight and muscle using homeopathy?

What is a good way to gain weight and muscle using homeopathy?

Not directly: I've definitely seen people change life habits when in homeopathic treatment. They may start working out when they've been neglecting themselves, and begin consuming healthy diet when they've been eating mostly junk food. It would be unfair to say homeopathy will directly make you gain weight & muscle though. Work with a skilled homeopath for your overall health, & see what happens with you! ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to gain weight with a high metabolism?

Gain weight: Check with your doctor to determine if you have a treatable cause of hyper metabolism, for instance hyper thyroidism. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

Not quite right"?": Really it is not about losing weight per se. Ideal situations increase leaness by: 1. Losing fat. 2. Gaining muscle. Exercise can do both. If you are firm and lean, you will look better and be healthier. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more