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....

For the last 5 months when I work, my feet ache and burn.

For the last 5 months the days I work my feet ache and burn. I'm a cashier so I am on my feet, but I've been at this job for nearly 10 years. I can tolerate the first 3 or 4 hours and then it's awful. Some days on my way home my feet...

I do want to clarify something about Depo-Provera that does not confer benefits to your cholesterol.

I wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading your answers. I am a pharmacist who frequently works with patients with high cholesterol and often have to explain certain things to patients about their diet. I am always looking for new ways to help encourage patients to stay on a healthy balanced...

I am a quadriplegic and am working out in the gym 6 days a week.

Thank you for your most informative page. I have used it to inform myself and others who can use this valuable unbiased information. I am a recovering quadriplegic (central chord syndrome C3,6,7) and am working out in the gym 6 days a week. 3 on, one day off. I do upper body one day, lower...

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...

I’ve been depressed since my husband left me and can’t seem to eat.

I have been really depressed lately since my husband left me. I just can't seem to eat. I have been losing weight. I was wondering what I could eat or especially drink that would have a lot of calories for me to gain weight. I have a hard time eating so drinking things is...

I am taking an estrogen replacement and have a problem with water retention.

I am taking Prem-Pro estrogen replacement and find a huge problem with water retention. I already watch salt, but today my physician said to not drink carbonated beverages. How do they promote water retention? Thank you so much. You are absolutely correct to monitor the salt in your diet since a side effect of estrogen...

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...

Hydrazine is not approved by the FDA, but is used in Russia to fight cancer where it is available without a prescription.

The FDA hasn't approved hydrazine yet. It is used in Russia to fight cancer and is available without a prescription. The full name is Hydrazine Sulfate. If you can't find it, don't worry. I posted my request in other areas so I'm sure I'll get a response either way. That is about what I had...

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...

Find Ask the Dietitian® on Social Media

682FansLike
3,227FollowersFollow