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Dr. Bradford Keeler
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Gastrointestinal Disorders (Overview)

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.".


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What are some medical conditions that may cause or exacerbate gastrointestinal disorders (gis)?

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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Dr. Bradford Keeler
26 doctors shared insights

Gastrointestinal Disorders (Overview)

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.".


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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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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?

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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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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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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

Definition: anything pertaining to ...Read more