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should i be on a special diet after having a blocked bowel?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
For a while: If they had to cut out some bowel because of the blockage then usually I have my patients on liquids for a few days then soft foods for about a week then you can regular food without restrictions.

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What is the best exercise to reduce tummy fat?

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Lose wt, aerobics: Probably the best way to lose tummy fat would be to lose weight using aerobic exercise such as walking or cycling. Also you can work on strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you don't lose weight you probably not have the washboard abs one strives for.
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How long is the needle that is used for liver biopsy?

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Long enough :-): A hepatologist (specialist in liver disease) can tell you precisely. But most would probably agree that the needle used is "long enough.".
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Roughly about 6-8 inch long
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What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

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Somewhat: Diet with modification of fat intake, coupled with exercise can help slow heart disease progression. To say it can prevent it is probably stretching things. However, there is no question that regular exercise coupled with good diet habits and a physician's guidance imo can clearly improve one's cardiac disease status. I believe considerable research exists to back up that statement.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

In last week been having diarrhea which started semi solid, then light blue/green color to pure liquid yellow/green! my bowels r inflamed 2 and pain!?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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See a doctor: This is not normal and needs a rapid diagnosis, and treatment based on the diagnosis. You have an inflammatory condition of the colon and this could be infectious or inflammatory bowel disease or other. Do not wait. See somebody asap, and hope you are better soon.

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