I am a quadriplegic and wish to lose weight.

I am a quadriplegic living in a health care center in Arizona. I am concerned with my weight and wish to lose weight. I am 32 years old and weigh 220 pounds and six feet tall, but the dietitian here is concerned with my protein level. She has me on a protein powder 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....

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’ve been having problems with gout lately. Can you give me some help with this diet?

I've been having problems with gout lately. Can you give me some help with my diet? With gout, the uric acid level in the body goes up and it is the cause of the painful feet you probably experience. Foods high in purines break down in the body to uric acid. However, food sources of...

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....

Have you any suggestions as to diet or alternative treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Have you any suggestions as to diet or alternative treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? I have just received an "equivocal" diagnosis of lupus and hope to head it off at the pass! Lupus is an autoimmune disease. It is treated with aspirin for mild cases or steroids like prednisone for severe cases. If you start...

I am a kidney transplant patient and need help with a diet for me.

I need help with a diet that is right for me. I am a kidney transplant patient. I also am insulin dependent because of the rejection medicine I am on. I have to take coumadin 7.5 a day, so that means I have to watch my intake of vitamin K food intake. Could you...

A friend reported getting a headache so severe he had to stop until it passed in a few minutes.

A friend of mine recently reported getting a headache so severe during intercourse that he had to stop what he was doing until it passed in a few minutes. It was so bad that he is afraid it may be serious. Any ideas on what it might be? I would highly recommend your friend see...

Is there any benefit to cycling lipids rather than giving continuous infusion to children?

Is there any benefit to cycling lipids rather than giving a continuous infusion to children? I haven't done IV hyperalimentation in years and cannot make a recommendation to you based on current nutrition therapy. Previously, lipids were cycled with the amino acids and glucose in a 24 hour period. Would highly recommend you talk to...

I read that Dilantin interferes with the absorption of many vitamins.

I have read that Dilantin interferes with the absorption of many vitamins that I need. If I take my vitamins early in the morning after I eat and then about an hour later take my Dilantin and Phenobarb, will the vitamins be absorbed? If not, what can I do? Will eating certain foods such...

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