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The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Physicians and Professionals of North America

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The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Physicians and Professionals of North America

Health

Intermittent Fasting

One of the recent trends in medicine is intermittent fasting/Prolong fasting. Prolonged/intermittent fasting good not only for weight control,  but also for patients with diabetes and high blood pressure. This is not simply a fad but appears to be evidence-based. It is advisable to either omit dinner or breakfast so that fasting would be about …

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Diet in Crohn’s Disease

There is no magic or universally accepted diet in Crohn’s disease.  There is no need to restrict any types of food in patients with Crohn’s disease.  Patients should maintain adequate fluid intake, as well as adequate intake of protein and other nutrients.  Obviously patients should avoid high fiber if they are experiencing symptoms of bowel …

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Aspirin Use

Aspirin was derived from the bark of a willow tree with analgesic and anti-fever benefits that were initially used 35 centuries ago. In 1897 Felix Hoffman synthesized aspirin and used it on his father who had rheumatism. Nobel Prize winner John Vane first described aspirin’s mechanism of action. He proved aspirin inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase …

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