Carbohydrate

What is Carbohydrate?

Carbohydrate is an organic substance . It is the main source of energy to the body. Contains simple and complex sugar. 1 gm of carbohydrate gives approximately 4cal of energy. Glucose, fructose , maltose are some examples of carbohydrates.

Questions and answers on "Carbohydrate"

i was detected typhoid 15 days back thru widal test ratio was 1: 80 after one week again i was asked to test again it was 1:160,now my fever is controlled,having little cough and stomach pain,i am not taking any oily , or any carbohydrate food,till when i should not take normal diet.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear have to maintain good hygienic practice life long.

repeat widal after 2weeks, if symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care.

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I tested my saliva and found out its 6.0 ph most of the time and it is the lowest around 5.5 ph in the morning when I wake up , when eating it raises to 7.0 ph. I experimented with different diets during several months (such as 80% fruit, vegetables; 20% protein, carbohydrate containing food) however, ph of saliva remains the same level about 6.0. Also I noticed it has smell like vinegar. I had several cavities in teeth recently and I think this is the reason because my oral hygiene is good. What is wrong with me?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Nothing to worry about pH of your saliva.
This might be due to having cavities in your teeth.
Go for the treatment of cavities.
Keep oral hygiene proper with proper tooth brushing, gargling.
Avoid more carbohydrates, chocolates and aerated drinks.
Ok and take care.

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my body feels like there is lactic acid build up..and its all the time

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Brief Answer:
Lactic acid raised in carb. metabolism disorder

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX
What are symptoms that make you feel that there is lactic acid built up in body?
Lactic acid is the product of glycolysis (carbohydrate metabolism).
Any abnormality in...

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How to reduce the hip and thighs only, other parts of body is slim. i have done lot of exercise, walk but still it is same. kindly suggest me to take fast from hip and thighs

doctor1 MD

Hi,
The fat around the thighs can be lost by doing exercises that involve the thighs and the glutei muscles. Sit ups are very helpful and you can gradually increase the number of sets. Also follow a regimen of low carbohydrate diet. Do plenty of walking, Jogging. All these stimulate the muscles...

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Dear Doctor, i took some tablets in my teens. I am 34 now. I was wondering, is the carbohydrate from corn starch in the tablets still present in any area of my body in corn starch form/converted form/or glucose form ??

Thanks and Best Regards

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Corn starch is a complex carbohydrate which gets broken down by the action of amylases in the small intestine and converted into Glucose. It is never absorbed as starch but as glucose.
The glucose is metabolised by...

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Have been treated by cryoablation for pc 5 yrs ago. Have low testosterone, ab fat, low muscle tone. Am 72 and want to get toned up. Told I cannot take test. supplements, patches, etc. What can I do to tone up and lose ab fat?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
increase your protein intake

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Muscle is made up primarily of protein.

This is the reason that body builders and individuals trying to increase muscle mass, tend to use more protein.

If you have no history of kidney disease,then...

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What does a change in triglycerides from 135 to 219 mean? The blood tests are 1 year apart.

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That means your carbohydrate and fat consumption has increased and burning(physical activity) has decreased.

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I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. My sugar levels only drop after I eat. If I fast, my sugar levels remain totally normal. I just ate and my sugar level is 267. I know with a level this high, the drop and low are going to be quick and extreme. Usually my sugar levels end up in the 30s to 40s and usually fall from the high to the low in about 45 minutes. Anything I can do to prevent the drop?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Post prandial hypoglycemia

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Welcome to health care magic.com.
With a post meal sugar of 267, you seems to have diabetes. What is your latest HbA1c and fasting blood glucose levels?
What is your height, weight and BMI ?
Any family history of diabetes?

Fall...

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How many grams of carbohydrate per day should I (48 yrs old, walks 5-6 days per week-high intensity) should I be consuming to keep my glycogen levels as high as possible?
XXXXXXX is my son, thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
225-325 grams.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Considering that you lead a moderately active lifestyle you need 2000-2200 calories daily. Approximately 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. If you're following a regular...

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My husband has diabetes, he has to take a shot a day. He was told by his doctor that he is to have NO carbohydrates. This doesn't seem right, he may have misunderstood. His blood sugar is over 300 most of the time. Is there a limit to carbohydrates? We are trying to plan his meals. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Carbohydrate counting is essential...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the medical history of your husband and understood your worries.

The reason why diabetics are advised not to consume carbohydrates is because they might cause spikes in blood sugar levels.

As a diabetic,...

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Recent questions on  Carbohydrate

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Good evening. I have been on a low carb, high protein diet over the past 3 weeks and am enjoying this change of lifestyle. i only eat clean foods, plenty of fruit and veges, lean chicken and fish. Typical of everything the professionals tell you. I have been losing weight also which of course is a bonus. I started taking metamusil over the past 3 days in my morning juice plus drink 1 ltr of fresh water plus a couple of coffees daily. My problem now is, i have not used my bowels for the past 3 days and my flatulance has increased and really smells offensive. What do you suggest? Please help.

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The last 3 days I ve passed stools that appear to have white clumps of a stringy like substance intertwined in it. I have changed my diet and eat more protein than usual. I also started working out. The diet change was about a month ago as well as the working out. Any idea what it could be? Is it just something associated with the high protein diet and a reduction in carb intake?

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My son is 24 with Cerebral Palsy he has never had any problems with keeping weight on or eating. About 6-7 months ago he had a hernia surgery he has now went from weighing 175 lbs to 113 lbs. He is Lactose intolerant and no matter what he tries to eat--small quantities etc. he vomits always even with phenogrin medication . He just seen a nutritionist and they are wanting to put him on a clear liquid diet for 8 days to clean his stomach. I am trying to find some higher calorie, easily digestible, lactose free food that he can try to eat. Any suggestions of what we can try and maybe ask if his doctor is missing something?? I am afraid that he will starve to death.

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For the past week or so, I have had the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness upon standing, abdominal pain, gas, and odd gurgling noises in my stomach. These symptoms appear to be worse after I eat. Do I have lactose intolerance?

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