Articles by Jan Modric

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Foods That Cause and Foods That Lower High Blood Pressure

Recommended Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure If you have high blood pressure, your diet should contain (1): Less than 1.5 g of salt (NaCl) and sodium (Na) per day About 4.7 g of potassium (K) per day Low amount of cholesterol and saturated fats (your doctor should tell exact amount) No more than 2 drinks of alcohol per >> Read More ...

Constipation Diet – Foods That Relieve Constipation

How May Foods Help in Constipation and When? You may get rid of constipation by adding more dietary fiber and water into your diet. Dietary fiber makes your stool bulky, thus stimulating the bowel, and soft, and therefore easy to expel. This may work, when the main cause of constipation is a low-fiber diet, but might >> Read More ...

Foods That Cause Constipation and Effects of Calcium

Foods That Cause Constipation The following foods tend to cause constipation: Dry foods, like crackers and morning cereals, if eaten with insufficient fluid Low-fiber foods, like cheese, meat, eggs, chocolate, cakes, ice cream and other sweets, white bread or pasta, white rice, mashed and fried potatoes, chips, fast food, >> Read More ...

Causes of Different Types of Constipation

Types of Constipation 1. Atonic Constipation Atonic (Gk. atonos = unaccented, without tension) constipation results from reduced muscle tone (tension) of the colon, abdominal wall or pelvic floor. Causes include: Habits, like sedentary life style, irregular meals, low-fiber diet, postponing bowel movement, overuse of >> Read More ...

What Is Constipation?

Definition of Constipation Constipation (Lat. constipare = to press together) means passing stool less frequently than 3 times a week. However, this is not the entire definition because even a person who is having regular bowel movements may still be constipated if they experience straining and discomfort when passing >> Read More ...

Itchy Rash Behind the Knees and Around the Elbows

Causes of a Rash on the Back of the Knees and Elbows Certain types of rashes tend to appear around the knees and elbows: 1. Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an itchy, red, scaling oozing or crusting rash appearing in persons prone to asthma and hay fever. It runs in families. In infants, it >> Read More ...
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