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Why Do Low Carb Diets Cause Bad Breath Is There A Way To Fix This Without Loading On Carbs
Yes: Low carb diets are rich in proteins. Odor producing bacteria in your mouth love proteins , so they multiply... Sometimes rinse with diluted peroxide (1:1) may help. If not - find a dentist who can do "full mouth detox" we do it exclusively in our breath center in calabasas, ca. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Low carb diet takes away acid reflux is it because of eliminating sugars ? Does sugars cause acid reflux?
Not really: Reflux results from ring of muscle at lower end of esophagus relaxing & allowing acidic food to reflux up esophagus. Fried/greasy food, spicy food, acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, carbonated drinks, meds like calcium channel blockers/nsaids etc can all exacerbate reflux. Being overweight, lying down right after eating can too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Globulin nml but is decreasing urinalysis nml and grf remains between 80-97 depending on my diet for 10 years. Could low carb diet cause this or what
What is the problem?: Glomerular filtration rate estimated from a spot serum creatinine means very little; bodybuilders are all in early kidney failure. If your globulin is reasonably close to the normal range, and your Albumin is as well, i would not be concerned especially if your physician is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On low carb diet last few bloodwork globulin normal but each time lower 3.0 2.8 now 2.5 what would cause this?
Not significant: The globulin is something we usually don't have to pay any attention to. It's blood proteins other than albumin, which is the primary blood protein. They do include the gamma globulins that are important to fight infection and can be deficient in very rare diseases. But you are describing a small change that doesnt look important. ...Read more
Did a low carb diet 2012, lost weight & the felt great. Eating carbs again & feel tied. Is a low carb diet bad? Was supplementing vitb, not anymore.
Some are: some processed carbs- like white bread have few nutrients and may result in high blood sugars when digested, The same may go for sugar laden cakes, and many refined baked goods. The better carb choices are fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains. They are digested slowly, full of nutrients, and higher in fiber when compared to their processed counterparts. ...Read more
Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?
Exercise: The HCG approach to weight loss is not recommended by multiple reputable medical organizations and fda (http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm) clinical trials show no extra weight loss beyond diet alone. It can cause blood clots and serious depression. I recommend stopping hcg. Increasing exercise is a good way to get over a weight loss plateau. ...Read more
No: But theoretically when you eat lots of protein instead of just carbs you are making your kidneys work a little harder. I do not think there are any studies in humans which say you will have any consequences. In animals it is true that less protein and calories makes them live longer. But this is very controversial. ...Read more
I was just on a low carb diet and was constipated. Since ending the diet, which lasted a month, my gas has smelled really bad. Will it get better?
Could constipation cause pain in hip and side of waist I've started new low carb diet and been constipated and now in pain.
Posssibly: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. A bad hip can cause buttock, groin, and/or thigh pain. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the back can cause back, buttock, and thigh pain depending on which nerve is involved. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician to help identify the cause. ...Read more
My gyn noticed a "bump" in my creatine level and asked how my kidney function was. I was unawear. Could a low carb diet be the cause?
NO: Creatinine levels can fluctuate and tend to increase to a certain degree with high protein diet, creatine supplements etc. If the creatinine increase is more than 30 % then you need evaluation by nephrologist. My advise is to recheck the creatinine level after adequate hydration first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer