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What Should People With Pancreatitis Eat
Avoid fats: Rule of thumb: avoid fats and eat small portions often in the hospital setting, patients are typically kept "npo" (nothing by mouth) and given plenty of IV fluids and pain management to allow the pancreas to rest. Symptoms typically resolve within a few days for uncomplicated, acute pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None: It is not all or none. In general with bad copd, carbohydrates make you make more co2 which is harder to get rid of so we say limit simple carbohydrates. Also you may want to avoid sedatives (i.e. Alcohol) particularly prior to sleep as this can worse breathing. You want to avoid heavy meals because it may make your diaphragm work harder to breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint. Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more
What they can: The real answer depends on how ill you are... If the patient is awake and her bowels are working, and can eat safely without aspirating, a balanced meal (meat, vegetables, carbs) is a sound idea. Many people with sepsis are too ill to eat on their own; there is some data to support using special tube feeds in sepsis, but not enough for that to be the standard of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy natural food: All blood types: should eat healthy, natural foods. Healthy usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar, and not much white rice nor white bread). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. One's ABO/Rh blood type makes no difference in food choices. ...Read more
I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?
Anemai in an 18 yr o: If you anemia is recently then you need to eat lean red meats or dark chicken meat, your doctor should check the reason for anemia and may need to check your stool, if female your menstrual periods, and if long term it may be familial. Also avoid excess milk since this can inhibit iron absorption. ...Read more
Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem, however--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more
Depends on function: There are not any special foods for someone with liver cancer or any type of cancer, but generally protein is very important for someone being treated for cancer. If the cancer has significantly decreased liver function, then sometimes excessive dietary salt and protein can be a problem. This should be discussed with the treating physician. ...Read more
Most anything: There has been alot of misinformation as to how diet relates to diverticulitis. Limiting certain foods such as seeds , popcorn etc used to be common but no scientific evidence exists that these foods caues bouts of diverticulitis. Eat a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids and avoid constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here few: Saturated fats specially trans fats like red meat, cheese, ice cream, butter, packaged snack foods, candy bars, high sodium carbonated sodas, fried chicken with the skin, fast food. ...Read more
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