Nutrition

Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms, Dose, Foods To Eat

There is still some debate whether vitamin E supplementation is necessary or not. The conflicting reports sometimes make it seem like vitamin E is not as necessary for health and wellbeing as other vitamins. However, this is untrue. Vitamin E plays an important role in the body and deficiencies will lead to a host of >> Read More ...

Increased Thirst (Polydipsia) Causes of Excessive Thirstiness

Thirst is the body’s way of signaling that it needs fluids. Sometimes it is heightened when the fluid content in the body is too low and there is no fluid intake. The intensity of the the thirst is somewhat proportional to the low level of fluid in content in the body. In other words, the less fluid there is in the >> Read More ...

Loss of Appetite In The Elderly Reasons and Causes

A gradual reduction in appetite with advancing age is not usually a cause for concern. Most seniors will eat less because of lower energy requirements with advancing age. In fact this is considered as a relatively normal part of health aging. However, there comes a point where this reduction in appetite should be >> Read More ...

Fish and Shellfish Poisoning – Types, Causes and Symptoms

What is fish poisoning? Fish poisoning is any illness caused by toxins consumed in seafood, either fish or shellfish. Some of these toxins may be found in just about any food, be it meat, fruit or vegetables. But seafood may also contain specific toxins that cause illnesses when consumed by humans. This is known as marine >> Read More ...

Low Sodium, Potassium & Phosphorus Kidney Disease Diet

What is a kidney disease diet? A kidney disease diet is more correctly known asĀ  renal diet. It includes changes in eating habits that aims to reduce the strain on the kidneys and minimize the imbalances that arise with kidney disease. There are three main points that need to be taken into consideration: Moderate fluid >> Read More ...
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