Diets for Specific Medical Problems

This page is about the many different diets which are available to help control or improve certain medical problems.

This page is not about weight loss pills or supplements. The following information is designed for people diagnosed with specific conditions who could use advice about the diets which might assist them to feel better. All these diets are designed to be used inĀ  conjunction with a doctor’s treatment.

This page describes special diets common to five medical conditions. Specifically, the information on this page describes why a specialized diet is necessary. Each section has a link to more information about the particular diet plan.

Table of Contents

Acid Reflux Diet

The acid reflux diet is designed to minimize the amount of acid production AND to minimize the affects on the lower esophageal sphincter.

This type of specialized diet is for those diagnosed by a medical doctor with acid reflux disease. It is not meant for people with heart burn or irritable bowel syndrome. If you suffer from persistent heart burn, please see your doctor.

Acid reflux disease requires a specialized diet and a proper medical weight loss plan. The disease is defined by damage to your lower esophagus from persistent leakage of stomach acid through the lower esophageal sphincter.

The problem is not the acid but the muscle that forms the sphincter (or valve) which controls the passage of food and liquid into the stomach. A weak valve allows stomach acid to leak back through the valve and cause damage to the unprotected lining of the esophagus.

An acid reflux diet attempts to lower acid production and minimize the effects on the valve.

If you have acid reflux disease, following this type of diet is very important. Damage to the lower part of the esophagus can effect your swallowing and predispose you to esophageal cancer.

If you’d like to lose weight on the diet, then there are some basic rules you’ll need to follow. This is where medical weight loss plans can help.

Use this link…

Medical Weight Loss & Acid Reflux Diet to learn more about this specialized diet.

Diabetic Diet

The diabetic diet is well known and basically involves limiting your carbohydrate intake in order to control glucose levels. This specialized diet is for those people diagnosed with diabetes and is not meant for anyone else.

It’s extremely important that you follow the diet plan prescribed to you. The diabetic diet can be individualized, making it difficult to write about one plan for all diabetics to follow.

The real challenge comes when you’d like to lose weight. A strict medical weight loss plan needs to be followed.

Use these links to learn more about the diabetic’s medical weight loss plan…

Diverticulitis Diet

People diagnosed with diverticuli, small pockets formed within the bowel the wall, are at risk for diverticulitis. This is an inflammatory condition caused by the blockage of the pockets by certain foods.

Repeated bouts of diverticulitis can lead to bowel obstruction and infections. This is why it’s extremely important for you to follow a diverticulitis diet. Additionally, it’s a little tricky when trying to lose weight.

Use this link to learn about your specialized diet and the medical weight loss plan to follow…

Diverticulitis Diet.

Gout Diet

Gout is a crystalline disease that involves certain types of solid crystals becoming trapped in certain joints. The crystals often get trapped in the big toe, knees, and elbow joints.

This can be a very painful condition. The gout diet can help to minimize the crystal formation in the joints. A person diagnosed with gout needs to very careful when trying to lose weight. The medical weight loss plan for gout must be followed in order not to cause more of a problem.

If you have persistent pain and swelling in the joints described above, please your doctor for a proper workup and diagnosis before starting the gout diet.

Use this link to learn more…

Fibromyalgia is a similar condition to gout. To learn more about a diet for fibromyalgia, follow the link.

Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Just about every women wants to lose weight after their pregnancy. This is completely understandable, but there is a right way and wrong way to go about it.

You must take into account whether or not you’re breast feeding and what your total weight gain from your baseline before trying to lose weight. Following a simple medical weight loss plan can help you lose weight healthily in a safe manner at a sustainable speed.

Use this link to learn more…

The Dash Diet for High Blood Pressure

The Dash Diet plan is designed for those with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This specialized diet controls your blood pressure by limiting foods and salts known to raise blood pressure.

Read about it at the Dash Diet Plan.

For more information on how diets control high blood pressure, or for examples of Diets to Control High Blood Pressure, follow these links.

The Emergency Diet

The Emergency Diet is designed to produce fast weight loss AND minimize the weight gain potential inherent in fast dieting plans.

Check it out here.

The Candida Yeast Diet

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