Where can I find a dietitian who works with autoimmune disorders like HIV / AIDS?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with autoimmune disorders like HIV / AIDS? You need to find a dietitian who specializes in working with patients with immune disorders like HIV / AIDS, hepatitis, and infectious diseases. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or...

I have a rancid odor from my urine and happen to be on birth control pills.

I am a college student. I have a question which I have tried to research and figure out, but it has been to no avail. I have been experiencing a very rancid odor from my urine and it is almost constant - at least I haven't noticed it with any certain foods or activities....

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...

My husband experienced a bout with bad headaches. Could it be his diet?

My husband experienced a bout with bad headaches last July. After months, they finally went away. He constantly "diets", eats a lot of Snack Well products, drinks 0% fat milk and fruit and 1 or 2 diet colas per day. Has had every test for headaches, outside of allergy tests. After several months of...

What are the effects of weight gain-taking Depo-Provera?

I'm 26 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall (medium body frame) and weigh 190 pounds. I'm overweight by 40 pounds. I've tried all types of diet products, fad diets, and exercises. I would like to regain my youthful weight of 150 pounds and be happy again. Also, what are the effects of weight...

I am on thyroid hormone and cannot lose weight no matter what I do.

I am hypothyroid (on Synthroid) and cannot lose weight no matter what I do. I am not a big eater and chose many low-fat items as part of the diet. I exercise 45 minutes per day (brisk walking). Is it possible that there could be another reason for the inability to lose weight? Have...

What could I change in my daily diet to help keep the ankylosing spondylitis flare-ups from happening?

I am a 36-year-old white male who has been diagnosed with AS (ankylosing spondylitis). I was wondering if there was something that I could change in my daily diet to help keep the flare-ups from happening. I currently take anti-inflammatory meds when pain occurs, but would rather not if I could help it with...

Can you tell me who is authorized to sign in an in-patient’s chart?

I am a Dietary Service Supervisor in California. Can you tell me who is authorized to sign what in an in-house patient's chart? There always seems to be the question here as to which of my charting assignments needs to be co-signed by a registered dietitian. I write physician suggested diet changes; I perform all...

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health?

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health? The Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with mental health patients. Some medications can cause weight gain or weight loss or interactions with specific foods. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and...

Young father was told he has cirrhosis and needs to be on a 2-gram sodium diet.

As an RN (registered nurse) in a school health setting, I serve the family with children birth to 3 years of age. It is a home visitor program. One family is our concern. One young father (35 years of age) has been told he has cirrhosis and needs to be on a 2-gram sodium diet....