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Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

Probiotic align or culturelle? Difference, pros, cons? For ibs. Thanks a lot.

What sxs to fix?: Your choice of probiotics may depend on what symptoms you have, ; whether you are on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus and acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", and sacchromyces boulardes retards the growth of clostridum difficile and has the added advantage of being relatively antibiotic resistant. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Is PPI good in ulcerative colitis ?

Is PPI
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No role. . : PPIs work on the proton pumps in the stomach, so I don't think they'd have a role in UC. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome ? If other probiotic doesn't work.

Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome ? If other probiotic doesn't work.

It can be: You may need to find the right probiotic and dosing regimen for you. Other treatment options depend on your dominant symptoms and can include: ssris, donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) tablets, hyosciamine, and other medications. ...Read more

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50 year old female with IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

50 year old female with  IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

Too complex for this: You clearly have multiple complicated issues. The.Se can not be dealt with in this forum. You need personal medical attention to address these issues. ...Read more

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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Is golden linseed good for IBS diarrhea?

Is golden linseed good for IBS diarrhea?

No evidence to suppo: There is no evidence to support that it is good for diarrhea it is recommended by some for constipation in ibs. ...Read more

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Compare and contrast IBS and diverticulitis?

Compare and contrast IBS and diverticulitis?

Irritate /inflammed: Diverticulitis is inflammation of a diverticulum which is an out-pouching of the intestine that could lead to an infection, whereas ibs is irritable bowel syndrome not necessarily inflammation. ...Read more

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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Probably safe: There is a dearth of high quality medical studies on psyllium in functional dyspepsia. That being said, psyllium is generally well tolerated by most people. The real question is whether psyllium is an effective treatment. In this area, more study needs to be done. ...Read more

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Redundant colon,candidate for elective colon resection. Linzess, miralax no help. Milk of mag or Sennokot 2-3x week helps.Use instead of surgery?

Redundant colon,candidate for elective colon resection. Linzess, miralax no help. Milk of mag or Sennokot  2-3x week helps.Use instead of surgery?

Chronic constipation: Most often, surgery is only considered as a last resort. For some people, having a bowel movement 2 to 3 times per week is normal. If you are able to achieve this using milk of magnesia, then I would not consider surgery at this time. It is always possible to have complications of surgery, and in your situation, it doesn't sound absolutely necessary. Fiber and hydration are key. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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Patient controlled years with UC without flares on Asacol (mesalamine).Now, Insurance won't pay unless patient fails trial of generic balsalazide.Refer back to GI?

Patient controlled years with UC without flares on Asacol (mesalamine).Now, Insurance won't pay unless patient fails trial of generic balsalazide.Refer back to GI?

What a shame!: You may have success getting Asacol (mesalamine) HD or a suitable similar 5-ASA approved on appeal for health plan coverage as a policy exception since the patient has done so well with it for so long. Or, prescribe the balsalazide (Colazal) alternatively. As an aside, is the patient with ulcerative colitis in question due for dysplasia surveillance now, in which case he/she deserves a GI referral anyway? ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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