Nicholas DiDomenico, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursValley Internal Medicine
15211 Vanowen St Ste 315
Van Nuys, CA 91405
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- Blue Shield of California
- BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Health Net
- LA Care Health Plan
- Seaside Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Encino Hospital Medical Center
- Tarzana Regional Medical Center
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital
How can my eating habits help control gastroparesis symptoms?
Robynne Chutkan, MD, Gastroenterology, answeredChanging your eating habits can help control gastroparesis. Your doctor or dietician may prescribe six small meals daily instead of three large ones and recommend that you avoid late-night eating. With less food entering the stomach each time you eat, the symptoms are often improved. Avoiding fatty foods and high-fiber foods that are more difficult to digest will also improve symptoms.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
What does flossing my teeth have to do with heart health?
Believe it or not, flossing may help prevent or manage heart disease. Researchers are not yet sure why, but patients with gum disease seem to have nearly twice the risk of also having heart disease. Flossing is key to preventing gum disease, or gingivitis.
One theory about the link between heart disease and gum disease is that bacteria from the mouth travels in the bloodstream to the arteries, where it damages the artery lining and contributes to arterial plaque build-up. Plaque is a fatty substance that builds up in arteries and blocks blood flow, causing a heart attack or stroke. Another theory is that bacteria in the mouth contributes to inflammation throughout the body, including the arteries, and thereby causes damage to the arteries and encourages plaque build-up.
Further research may prove one of these theories, or it may find some other explanation. Flossing is necessary for oral health regardless, so know that when you floss, it is possible that you are being kind to your heart and arteries as well. Be sure to work with your physician to monitor your cardiovascular health and see your dentist regularly. Your dentist can also help you learn effective flossing technique.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Should I talk to my doctor about diabetic kidney disease?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. However, not everyone with diabetes develops kidney disease. There are many things you can do to alleviate or prevent this complication of diabetes, such as controlling your blood sugar. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about being tested for diabetic kidney disease on a regular basis.
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