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A 31-year-old member asked:

what to do about inflamed intestines?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Dietary modification: Inflammatory bowel disease is a broad diagnosis that when associated with a specific set of symptoms and pathology findings is called crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Dietary modification is part of the treatment for any intestinal disorders. Eating a gluten free diet is a good place to start. When the disease is associated with immune imbalance, medicatons are required.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a feeling that my bowel is not completely empty. Is this normal?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: The sense of incomplete evacuation is abnormal. This should be discussed with your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to heal leaky gut syndrome?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Long time: There is no standard answer but in general months - years. This is a complicated process stemming from multiple possible sources. The gut is a slow organ to be damaged and to heal.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Does red wine affect bowel function?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Red wine and bowels: No under ordinary circumstances of moderate intake of wine. Large amounts of wine will often irritate the intestinal system and affect bowel function.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If medications are absorbed through the bowels, why aren't bacteria absorbed also?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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Meds are smaller: Molecules of medication are far smaller than bacteria. Note, however, that bacteria can cross the bowel into the blood when there is damage or inflammation as can happen with bowel ischemia for example.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Drugs are chemicals dissolved in the fluid in the bowel; bacteria are physical entities. I agree with the answer given by Dr. Elton
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Variable: Crohn's can affect the entire GI tract. The most common area is the distal end of the intestine called the ileum or the first part of the colon or large intestine.

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