Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?

Among the rarest allergies is a reaction to citrus fruits. Symptoms, which include tingling, redness, and swelling, tend to affect areas that have come into contact with fruit or juice, and some people have airborne allergies. We describe the range of treatments. Learn to prevent and manage citrus allergies here.

What causes undigested food to appear in stool?

Certain foods, including high-fiber foods and sweetcorn, are more difficult to digest than others. It is normal for a person to notice undigested bits of these foods in their stool. If undigested food in the stool occurs with other symptoms, including diarrhea, they may have a medical condition, such as Crohn’s or IBS.

Do nightshade vegetables make arthritis worse?

Some believe that nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants, may cause inflammation or make arthritis worse. There is no current evidence for this, though some people may be allergic to nightshades. Here, we explore the effects of nightshades and provide tips for an anti-inflammatory diet.

High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease

People with chronic kidney disease need to avoid eating potassium-rich foods. Damaged kidneys cannot process potassium properly, which can then build up in the blood and cause weakness, fatigue, and tingling. In this article, learn which high-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease and what to replace them with.

What to know about magnesium deficiency

Hypomagnesemia refers to low levels of magnesium in the blood, defined as less than 1.8 mg/dl. Hypomagnesemia is linked to calcium and potassium imbalances. A person may have no symptoms, or may notice twitching, weakness, or numbness in the muscles. Here, we discuss causes, diagnosis, and treatments of hypomagnesemia.

How do you stop hunger pains?

Many people experience hunger pangs (also called hunger pains) even when they do not need food. The gnawing sensation and contractions in the stomach are the body’s way of signaling that it needs more nutrients. They have a range of causes and will typically subside with eating. Learn more about hunger pangs here.

How true are these health myths?

Over time, a number of health myths have cropped up. Some of these are true, and some of them certainly aren't. Here, we debunk the most popular ones.

Is ghee more healthful than butter?

Ghee is a form of clarified butter created by skimming the milk solids out of melted butter. It has a lower lactose content than butter, so may be a good butter substitute for people with a lactose intolerance. The nutrition and fat contents of ghee and butter are similar and both can be used in a healthful diet.

What to eat if you have a C. diff infection

C. diff infections can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, and loss of appetite. Staying hydrated, letting the stomach rest, and eating foods that do not aggravate the colon are all essential steps to recovery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and how both mild and severe C. diff infections are treated.

Can you have a garlic allergy?

A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing.

These foods may delay your menopause

A new study led by British-based researchers finds a link between certain foods that women eat and the age at which they experience menopause.

What to eat if you have polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a painful inflammatory condition that affects older adults. While medications are often prescribed to reduce the symptoms, making dietary changes can also help manage the condition. In this article, learn about which foods to eat and avoid, as well as what nutrients can help.

Can a vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?

People get vitamin D from a variety of foods and from spending time outdoors in sunlight. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many body functions, including hair growth. In this article, learn how a vitamin D deficiency is related to hair loss, as well as how it can be treated and prevented.

Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams

A new study suggests that taking a vitamin B-6 supplement before going to bed each night could help us to remember the details of our dreams.

These five habits will lengthen your lifespan

Adopting five low-risk lifestyle factors in adulthood could raise life expectancy at age 50 by 14 years for women and 12 years for men, large study finds.

Can an iron deficiency cause hair loss?

Iron deficiency anemia occurs when a person does not have enough iron in their body or the body cannot use its supply properly. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may include hair loss. In this article, learn about the link between an iron deficiency and hair loss, as well as the treatment options for both.

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