@barbien Folic acid level below 3.0 ng / mL is considered a deficient state. But, you need not worry, take the medication prescribed by the GP and get your blood tested in three months. The reading usually reaches within a safe level.
@riad Hi Riad, People can be allergic to basically anything, it can start at any time, they can worsen, some foods have common allergens, so you may have to avoid a few things due to one allergy...food allergies are pretty common, you can be allergic to types of proteins, sugars & all kinds of preservatives that may be on or part of the food...seeing an Allergist for food testing is the best thing you can do, then you either avoid those foods(it will make it so much easier KNOWING which foods are an issue)
@bubbly Folic acid level below 3.0 ng / mL is considered a deficient state. But, you need not worry, take the medication prescribed by the GP and get your blood tested in three months. The reading usually reaches within safe level. And please concentrate on your diet.
@ganan Anaemia doesn’t make people gain weight. Have you been to the doctors? If you are gaining weight but are not over eating, it may be due to a health problem such as hypothyroidism or polycystic ovaries and many other conditions.
@bunnilla I am usually Hypo and started staying away from soy products just to be on the safe side. I think the soy will not have a great effect, Other than that, one hour of indoor cycling plus about two hours of hiking seem to help normalise things a bit ...
@mahitri At 3 your ferritin is seriously low, ferritin is to measure the iron, for a female it should be between 15 to 150, may vary slightly by country, the 11 I presume is the hemoglobin level, for a female that is between 12 to 15 generally, if these numbers carry on dropping I would imagine you some serious effects, an iron infusion may have some side effects,
The highest amount of iron from food is things like liver, chicken liver, meat, etc, the iron from vegetables.
@niraj Wishing you the very best of luck with your new diet. I believe with a good diet, and exercise plan to keep your body in good shape, your weight will always stay good. also, you should not be scared, instead, you should keep your happiness and work on gaining weight, and when you have achieved your GOAL then you have to maintain it which is not difficult at all so overall you need not be scared. Also, I recommend you to understand more about foods that are good for health as that will give you a clear understanding. Eat healthily and keep smiling.
@hansi yes I have lost weight, I have never been heavy, but have lost weight, in my 8th year of peri, I too lost appetite, full up quickly, but crave chocolate all the time, anyone else craves chocolate? I eat chocolate and still lose weight?
also, do you have all the symptoms that a period is coming, and not have one? but the symptoms are crippling, headaches last for days and cramps are very bad and backache ... I just had nine days of symptoms, tears, full-on anxiety, no period, and thankfully now symptoms are easing off.
@parvin Sorry to hear you are feeling so awful again. Do you get outside for some sunshine? That can really help with Vit D. Try to get out around midday with no sunscreen for 20 mins or so. Also check out the foods you need to be eating to supplement these vitamins. Did the Dr give you any reason for it being so low again?
@giridhar It's difficult to guess what might help without knowing anything about your present diet. My best guess is that you might be lacking in omega 3 fatty acids. You can get omega 3 from fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel or flounder. Or you can also get it from foods like ground flaxseeds walnuts etc.
There are fish oil supplements but I think the best source comes from eating natural whole foods. One or two servings of fish per week should be helpful, assuming you don't currently have enough omega-3 in your diet.
There needs to be a healthy balance between omega 3 and omega 6. Omega 6 comes from grain-fed animal protein. So the more omega 6 you get, the more omega 3 you would need to keep a healthy balance. You can also achieve balance by cutting back on grain-fed animal protein, assuming you that you do have some omega-3 in your diet.
@lagher Hello, Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. Inflammation can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the back passage, but most commonly occurs in the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). Here is food that she can include and avoid in her diet.
Foods to include- rice, potatoes, cornmeal, oatmeal, steamed or well-cooked vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, bananas, cantaloupe, eggs, tofu, and other soy products
Foods to avoid- insoluble fiber, found in fruit and vegetable skins, seeds, dark leafy vegetables, and whole-wheat products, pass through the digestive tract intact. apples with skins, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, artichokes, cherries, butter, and beverages like coffee, black tea, and full-fat dairy products
Diet can play a crucial role in overall Crohn’s management, but it’s a multi-factorial, complex disease. It often requires many supporting treatment methods, not just diet alone. Thanks!
@afna Hello, In certain instances, drinking milk at a specific time may help you reap the most benefits. The calcium in milk supports bone growth, while magnesium and potassium are vital for blood pressure regulation. There’s no recommended time to drink milk to reap its general health benefits. It depends on what your purpose is for wanting to drink milk. And it depends on how old you are and what health issues you might have. And it depends on how much milk you plan on drinking. It is suggested Well, for one thing, digestion during sleep is a very slow process. And it has been said that digesting food during sleep can interfere with the restorative process that sleep is supposed to achieve. However, if you’re looking to lose weight or build muscle, studies suggest that drinking milk right after workouts is best. No research suggests that you should drink milk at a particular time to reap its benefits. However, some studies indicate that drinking it after a workout may help those who specifically want to lose weight or build muscle. Thanks!
@yuliana There is no benefit to bone health from consuming higher-than-recommended levels of calcium, so it’s best to stay at the recommended level. It is best to get your calcium in the food you eat, but many women take calcium supplements to boost their calcium consumption. too much calcium can increase kidney stones, and excessive calcium intake may, possibly, cause heart problems. According to NIH Recommended amount of calcium for Adults, 19–50 years is 1,000 mg. Take supplements for a month and then get your blood work done after a month you can include food that is rich in calcium like milk, yogurt, and cheese, and vegetables like kale, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage. Thanks!
@nibodh Red meat is associated with an increased risk of colon and rectum cancer, and evidence also suggests it is associated with some other cancers, such as prostate and pancreatic cancer. Red meat has been preserved by smoking, curing, salting, and/or the addition of chemical preservatives. Red meat has Cancer-causing chemicals that develop when meat is burnt or charred. Use lower temperatures to avoid burning and charring. However, more research is needed to understand how red meat and processed meats influence cancer risk. The increased risk may be explained by the iron and fat content in red meat, and/or the salt and nitrates/nitrites in processed meats.
@gelsi Essential amino acids can be found in many different foods. The best sources of amino acids are found in beef, poultry, and eggs. Animal proteins are the most easily absorbed and used by the body. Foods like Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Legumes, Fruits, and Vegetables, Thanks!
@ezraa Hello, dehydration happens when your body loses or uses more fluids than it takes in. To prevent the adverse effects of the summer heat on health and prevent dehydration this summer, here are a few healthy tips and tricks you can follow.
Stay hydrated and increase your water intake
Eat plenty of water-rich fruits and vegetables,
Stay hydrated after exercise
Include curd, and buttermilk in your diet
If you experience any symptoms of dehydration then do contact your doctor.
@olive Hello, my recommendation would be you shouldn’t take the LCHF diet during pregnancy. As it can have an impact on the growth of your baby. It can affect the weight and how she/he develops. It may also prevent you both from getting the nutrients you need to stay healthy. You may be missing out on important vitamins and minerals you and your baby need, such as folic acid, and calcium. Thanks!
@viena Hello, my suggestion would be to take the advice of the dermatologist or the doctor. treatment of existing scars is the vitamins from the B family, Vitamins A, the minerals zinc and selenium, and to a lesser extent, vitamins C and D.Vitamin A can modulate the renewal of damaged skin capillaries, melanocytes, and fibroblasts by binding to retinoic acid receptors. Vitamin B helps with wound healing by increasing protein synthesis and enabling more repair cells to the site. Zinc serves as a cofactor for numerous reactions vital to healing wounds and reducing scar tissue. Zinc helps in the synthesis of new collagen. Vitamin C improves wound strength and aids the production of collagen. It is also vital for developing new blood vessels that help to transport nutrients to the wound. Please contact your doctor before taking any supplements as they can have a few side effects. Thanks!