Please give me information about protein that increases the uric acid level in blood.

Please give me some information about the amount and type of dietary protein that can significantly increase the uric acid level in blood of apparently normal individuals. Thank you very much. Please reply soon. High uric acid levels in the blood cause uric acid crystals to build up in joints. This leads to gouty arthritis. Gout...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have gout?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have gout? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in addition to services provided in a clinic or hospital....

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic who would like advice on diet.

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic through post-polio syndrome. She'd like some advice on a diet---i.e. what should she eat so as not to gain weight as she loses mobility. Any ideas? A healthy diet that limits fat to 30% of calories, three meals per day and a variety of foods using the...

Can you tell me how to calculate calories and hydration for tube feedings?

Can you tell me how to calculate calories and hydration for tube feedings? Can you tell me the steps to what goes into a patient assessment if they were in the hospital? Thank you. You would need to take a look at their current weight, usual weight, stress factors (fever, infection, burns, etc) and lab...

I’m worried about food I eat causing health problems. Who can I talk to?

I'm worried about the food I eat causing health problems as I get older. Who can I talk to find out what my risk is? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association can analyze your food history and make recommendations specific to you and your family history. Dietitians...

I have high blood pressure. If I get put on Cortisone, is this going to cause more problems?

Thanks for your speedy reply. My question too is why is my thyroid now hyperactive? I am to get a second opinion, but asked my doctor to repeat the tests before getting a second opinion. Unfortunately (I forgot to mention this) I already have high blood pressure. If I get put on Cortisone this is...

What foods to avoid feeding a person with gout?

I need to know what foods to avoid feeding a person with gout. It isn't protein that is limited, but foods high in purines many of which are also good sources of protein. Organ meats like liver, kidney, sweetbreads, brains, meat gravies and extracts, sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, scallops and most wild game are not...

Does aspartame cause headaches?

Does aspartame cause headaches? I think I get migraines from aspartame. I was on vacation in Jamaica over Spring break and I didn't have any migraine headaches. The only thing different that I noticed was the pop had saccharin in it instead. I do drink several cans of diet pop a day. Try eliminating all...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with kidney disease or high potassium blood levels?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with kidney disease or high potassium blood levels? The Renal Dietitians dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with patients with kidney disease and elevated blood potassium levels. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip...

I am a quadriplegic. What is a normal body weight for a 6 foot 1 inch male with a medium frame?

I am 24-year-old C 5-6 (cervical 5th and 6th vertebrae) quadriplegic and have a couple of questions. First, what is a normal body weight for a 6 foot 1 inch tall male with a medium frame? Right after my injury, four and a half years ago, I was warned not to gain a bunch of...

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