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Why Lentils And Not Other Beans Should Be Avoided When Your Uric Acid Is High
Balanced diet: Weight loss (if overweight) will often lower cholesterol by up to 20% and triglycerides by up to 50%. Avoiding saturated fat (includes any fat from animals including chicken/cheese/pizza) will reduce cholesterol. Cutting back on carbohydrates in sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes will reduce triglycerides. Fruit, veggies, fish, nuts, soy, unsaturated fats are all fine. ...Read more
What not eat: Right question wrong format. The question should be what to avoid.Avoid simple cabohydrates&animal fat consumption. So avoid white breads, white potatoes, white pasata, pastries etc stick with complex cabohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, apples, etc. Avoid high glycemic index foods. Redmeat, especially high in fats are to be avoided as well as fried foods.Eat fish esp those w/omega-3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If there is a high iron content to your water, could you possibly have an iron overdose? Especially if you eat foods like red meat and spinach often?
If your creatinine level becomes 1.7 because of high uric acid and gout and also because of dehydration. What should you do?
See details: I agree that kidney impairment with gout occurs after many years of uncontrolled disease. However, if you have gout you need to be on Allopurinol and just not colchicine. You must lower your serum uric acid under 6 mg/dl to prevent kidney stones, loss of kidney function, joint damage and other issues related to gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long list: There are long lists of foods and drugs to avoid for people with G6PD deficiency. Talk with your child's pediatrician or specialist that they may be seeing for a detailed list. There are also G6PD support groups online. If you have any questions about what can or can't be given to your baby, always consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Was told that CIPRofloxacin should not be taken with iron/calcium products. does this only apply to supplements or whole foods too (e.g. veg/meat)?
No worries: This is a theoretical concern only; the actual effect of iron or calcium on ciprofloxacin absorption is small. You should avoid taking a large dose of antacid (or iron pills) simultaneously with cipro. Otherwise don't worry about it. Certainly the calcium or iron in foods has no signficant effect. ...Read more
Heart healthy: Persons with high cholesterol should follow a diet that is low in fat, and cholesterol. A healthy diet would include fruits, vegetables, low fat meats such as chicken, fish and turkey. You would want to avoid a lot of red meat. You should consider grilling, broiling, or baking your food instead of deep frying. Reading food labels is important as well, some foods will surprise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxidants: Fava beans contain oxidants such as vicine and convicine that can cause oxidative damage in red blood cells. The genetic deficiency in g6pdh increases susceptibility to the oxidative compounds in fava beans. ...Read more
How is it that I am allergic to soy milk but can consume soy beans as well as other foods with soy in them and not get the itchy swelling throat .?
All the asthmatic patients have high level of chitinase?
If the answer is yes,
do they avoid foods that contain chitinase! like kiwi , tomato...Etc!
Pop & simplistic: Chitinase is one of hundreds of enzymes in the human respiratory system, and in some (by no means all) asthmatics, it tends to run high, probably because it runs high where there's inflammation. Some people are allergic to one or more of the chitinases found in nature. Other people aren't. And empirically, most asthmatics handle chitinase-rich foods just fine. One more easy, mostly-wrong answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What food. Should be taken by my father as his sgpt/ast is 64 and sgpt/alt is 85?And any food items that should be avoided also
Is it ok to eat "healthy fats" like those in avocado and nuts when you have a significantly fatty liver or should you avoid fat altogether?
Fatty liver: does. It come from infested fats. Go ahead ...Read more
Problem, as well as having to watch the salt intake_and apparently acid food. Would any type of fish be okay?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of red meat? I've been told that if you're sick you should eat protein, particularly red meat. I find this doubtful. Isn't the best thing fruits and vegetables as it normally is? Can you tell me how meat is benefi
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