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Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Dysentary: Dysentary has blood in stools. Serious situation.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Virus: Not sure what you mean by nursing diagnosis but most common causes of acute gastroenteritis are usually a virus. Some bacteria such as salmonella and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't panic: Take a deep breath: 1) reassure yourself you are ready to take action if and when you develop symptoms of the flu like fever, malaise, diarrhea , ach ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left ... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastr ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
I don't think anyone: really knows for sure regarding dietary guidelines for people with colonic infections. Common sense says "binding foods" which include bananas and gr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Diet: Mediterranean diet with only 2 to 3 grams of salt.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beede
31 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Gastroenteritis means an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. There are many causes. Self-limited viruses are the most common cause. Other ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diet&Avoid stress: Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not eating vitamin-rich foods may make it difficult for your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ok if no potasssium: Gatoraide is ok if you are on a renal diet only if the gatoraide does not have potassium in it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not for HealthTap: Chronic kidney disease is widely variable in severity, as well as cause and how it expresses itself. When diet becomes important to management, it nee ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Ketotic: In epileptic children, induction of ketosis via dietary measures may enhance seizure control. Doesn't work well in adults and it makes the older folk ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Best diet: Low fat- 50g or less daily-baked, broiled, grilled, or steamed lean meats, low fat/non-fat dairy, almond or rice milk, beans, lentils, soy products, t ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Many digestive issues are due to gluten intolerance or intolerance of dairy, some grains or refined starch. The paleo diet is free of processed food, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Think easy: Foods that are easy to digest will be easy on the stomach (less churning, less acid needed). You will find low fat, dairy and vegetable meals to be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Sa ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
It depends: 1. Be certain symptoms are caused by sibo. See health care provider, have hydrogen breath test (test does have limits too) if sibo documented and sy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it can: Depending on what you are eating. Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during dia ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancreatitis: Yes. Low fat and low protein diet, but you must see a pancreas expert to have you monitored.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Avoid dairy products: For a few days avoid dairy products, as severe diarrhea leaves you temporarily lactose intolerant. Try rice soups and bland foods at first (with lemon ... Read More

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