Foods that cause excessive gas

The different types of sugars found in foods — including fruits and vegetables — are often difficult for the body to handle.

foods that cause gasHere are specific foods fitting this description:

  • Milk and dairy products.
  • Starchy foods like potatoes and pasta.
  • Wheat and oat bran.
  • Foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners, such as soda, gum, and hard candy.
  • Bananas, peaches, apricots, pears, and raw apples.
  • Raisins and melons.
  • Prunes and prune juice.
  • Colas, carbonated beverages and fruit drinks sweetened with fructose.
  • Beans and lentils.
  • Onions, green peppers, shallots, and scallions.
  • Cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and peas.
  • Corn, celery, artichokes, asparagus, and carrots

Not all of these foods may give you excessive gas, and you may find completely different foods that will give you gas. Keep in mind that excessive gas can also be caused by certain medications, health conditions, and swallowing too much air when you chew gum or eat too quickly.

TREATMENT:

Digestive enzymes like Prevenzyme help digestion and therefore gas prevention.

A pill called Gas-X taken twice a day can control excessive

flatulence.

A diet diary with records of associated gas may help to determine which foods produce more gas for you.

How to raise your good cholesterol or HDL

The higher the HDL (60 or greater), the less a person faces heart attacks.

Many drugs have been used to inflate HDL but all have fallen short.

The  drug most used for this purpose has been Niacin. Unfortunately, this B vitamin was shown in new research that it did not offer

added protection for heart disease when added to a statin. The conclusion was that the statin alone offered all the beneficial effect

in cardiovascular disease. Statins do very modestly increase HDL.

Lifestyle changes are more important in boosting the good cholesterol.

1. Exercise: can raise HDL by 4 mg /dL.

2. Quitting smoking: can raise HDL by 2-4 mg/dL.

3. Losing weight: can raise HDL by 1mg/dL per 3-6 lbs.

4. Eating fish and/or olive oil and vegetables may increase HDL by 3-5 mg/dL.

5. Avoiding carbohydrates can boost an HDL by 8mg/dL

Therefore instead of taking medications with all the side effects, use lifestyle changes and especially  cut down on your carbs!

Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

DR MEREY’S MEDICAL AND BARIATRIC CLINIC

 

                                     IS PROUD TO OFFER

 

 

HEART ATTACK AND STROKE PREVENTION

 

                            Tests are easy and affordable

 

 

3 new blood works are designed to ascertain your risk for a heart attack and /or stroke.

  1. The NMR test studies in detail the different composition of your blood fats and also reveals particle sizes of these components that affect cardiovascular disease.

 

  1. The Inflammatory test is essential in determining the inflammatory markers which warn us in advance about the risk of plaque formation in the arteries.

This test differentiates between the soft plaques that are the dangerous ones and

the stable ones that do no harm. Urine test for inflammation is also included.

This test is composed of 5 different components.

 

 

  1. The Advanced Cardiovascular test determines all the different genes that affect cardiovascular disease so one can start therapy right away. Different genetic make ups require different treatments.

This test is made up of 7 different components.

 

  1. There is also a genetic test to determine whether aspirin is helpful for the person taking it or whether it is worthless.

 

 

A new10 minute ultrasound test can reveal how swollen your carotid arteries are and whether they contain plaques or not. This test also differentiates between stable plaques that do not rupture and soft ones that may burst and cause either a heart attack or a stroke.

IMMEDIATE TREATMENT CAN THUS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

This procedure will be available in our office on February 25th. Please reserve your appointment ASAP

 

Most of the tests are covered by major insurances.

 

Pricing for each test is available upon request