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flatulence in the elderly

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Vikane: Vikane exposure isn't much better for elderly cardiopulmonary patients than it is for termites. Exposure to the agent by such patients should be avoid ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
While in Use: Of course it's dangerous while it's actively being deployed. It's a mild respiratory irritant and the gas itself is, in high concentration, fatal. M ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Common: At least to some degree. Urinary incontinence is more common there is some promising research into slings for this type of incontinence just like wi ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Aphthous ulcers: Usually these are aphthous ulcers which are harmless, yet annoying. I recommend saline gargles and they do sell over the counter ointments that can he ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Extremely common: Cardiovascular disease, which means diseases of the heart and blood vessels, is the most frequent cause of death among elderly people. This includes ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Excessive screaming: I would wonder if the pain isn't really mild. If the person has dementia sometimes they will seem to overreact to stimuli that wouldn't bother oth ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Definitely not: Incontinence is increasingly common as we age, however many younger folks have urinary incontinence. The peak age for treatment worldwide is age 58. M ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Gas: Air or gas in the G.I. tract gets into the G.I. tract through the mouth. Air is swallowed in the food and liquids we drink. Certain foods such as bea ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Low estrogen: First, osteoporosis has many causal factors: diet, exercise, life style and even stress. However, the single biggest cause of bone loss in women is th ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectiou ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many: There are changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. Could have loss of interest in family and things previously enjoyed; may become more isolated and ir ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Many: Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar. Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eli Ehrenpreis
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Associated problems: "Excess stool in the coloin" implies a motility disorder of the colon. A motility problem can involve multiple organs in the GI tract. Stool does not ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
0.2% of the CA pop.: The following website has the number of people living with aids in california: http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/aids/documents/sssemiannualrptjun2011.P ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I tried researching: this and was unable to find this specific information.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery dise: Coronary artery disease is the most frequent cause of sudden death over the age of 60. Unfortunately some of these have no symptoms prior to their car ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an evaluation: The causes range from IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, to IBD inflammatory bowel disease, or less likely an infectious colitis. You need a careful evalu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Genetics: Genetic trasmisionin in the family.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
17 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: In this age group, bright bleeding with boowel movements is almost always ourtlet type from an anal cause such as hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Brisk d ... Read More
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