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How does Lyme disease cause gastrointestinal issues like nausea?

How does Lyme disease cause gastrointestinal issues like nausea?

Toxins: Bacteria that causes disease carries toxins or alternatively, body may react with inflammation that in-turn would cause nausea through brain centers ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below:
http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Maybe: The use of the word disease would indicate a permanent condition which may or may not be well-controlled.
Most conditions that exhibit the above symptoms are temporary. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Is there any COPD treatment without gastrointestinal side effects?

Is there any COPD treatment without gastrointestinal side effects?

Side effects...: Very little of inhaled medications are absorbed systemically so bronchodilator and steroid inhalers would have few, if any, GI side effects. Systemic meds, like systemic steroids (ex. Prednisone), would have possible GI side-effects. It also depends on the GI side effects you are referring to. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of lines disease?

How do I get rid of lines disease?

Lyme Disease: Oral antibiotics are the standard treatment for early-stage lyme disease. These usually include Doxycycline for adults and children older than 8, or Amoxicillin or Cefuroxime for adults, younger children, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. These drugs often clear the infection and prevent complications. A 14- to 21-day course of antibiotics is usually recommended. ...Read more

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Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Very Unlikely: While use of garlic preparations has been promoted to aid in management of cholesterol clinical trials have not shown a significant, consistent benefit of consuming garlic. Regarding gastrointestinal (GI) use, no clear body of evidence suggests garlic has a beneficial effect. If large amounts of garlic are consumed adverse GI effects (gas, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea) are common. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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Can ER doctors detect if you have a Gastrointestinal disease or infections?

Can ER doctors detect if you have a Gastrointestinal disease or infections?

GI: I am an ED doc so have experience in this question. Yes, it is possible to diagnose certain infections such infectious diarrhea. However, we are limited in certain cases such as Ulcerative Colitis or IBS. these are usually diagnosed by GI as a colonoscopy is often necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below:
http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more

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How does Lyme disease cause gastrointestinal issues like nausea?

Toxins: Bacteria that causes disease carries toxins or alternatively, body may react with inflammation that in-turn would cause nausea through brain centers ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal disorders?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal disorders?

GI Disorders: The gastrointestinal tract extends from the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Some would include liver, bilary tract, pancreas, and gallbladder. Any disease or dysfunction of any part of this tract or its associated organs qualifies as a "gastrointestinal disorder.". ...Read more

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Any advice on how to care for someone with gastrointestinal disorders?

Any advice on how to care for someone with gastrointestinal disorders?

Absolutely...: Depending on the severity and stability of their GI condtion(s), please maintain communication with her gastroenterologist (if seeing one) or primary care provider for the best advice. Happy to answer more specifically if you can share additional information about the individual in question. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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What are some medical conditions that may cause or exacerbate gastrointestinal disorders (gis)?

Many: Almost any medical condition can contribute to GI symptoms. Very commonly psychologic status plays a major role in one's GI health status. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Abdominal symptoms - whether constipation, pain, diarrhea - aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

GI Symptoms with UTI: Any antibiotics taken for infections, does disturb/ alter gastro intestinal flora. Strong antibiotics does cause gastric upset. By their action on intestinal flora, they cause diarrhea, as well. Diarrhea, if associated with fever & nausea/ vomittings, that is a sign of claustridium defficile infection. A very serious situation, needs attention immediately. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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