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what is irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multifactorial cause: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach check out mdwellnessmd.Com.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How is the cause of abdominal pain determined without xray?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Many tools: Identifying the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery, compiling clues based on a medical history, physical examination, lab results, x-rays, endoscopy, and response to rx. In cases where we cannot use x-rays, ultrasound can be helpful but will not replace a ct scan, when necessary.
A 54-year-old female asked:

Extreme fatigue especially after bowel move and eating. No strength very irritable and feel angry..Unable to think clearly. .Mis speak words or canno

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Extreme fatigue by itself is not normal and needs an evaluation. A primary care doctor can look for causes such as anemia, cancer, infections, hormonal imbalances, etc... Significant anemia (not enough blood) or thyroid hormone problems are two of the many possible causes. One can write down a list of symptoms, with a brief description of each, to take to the doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

My son has suspected liver and/or thyroid problems. He has bmd and aspergers. His bms have varied from pale/clay colored to a very pale green/tan. He complains of being fatigued and dizzy at times?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Pedi liver/thryoid : You should see his docotr as pediatric liver and thryoid patients have delicate issues medically and cannot be addressedonthe web. It needs careful managemnt.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Treatment options: Try an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin and add some eye drops. Zaditor (ketotifen) is very good for allergies. It there is discharge, change in vision or pain then see your doctor.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march . My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss.

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