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Alkaline Diet For Constipation
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing factor to constipation. Boost is also low in fiber, further leading to constipation. The casein in milk is also converted to alpha caseo morphine- a by product similar in constipating properties to morphine. ...Read more
YES,: IT WILL NOT HURT, IT WILL NOT HURT ANYBODY ACTUALLY. ...Read more
Constipation for over a year.Had colonoscopy and was normal. Take colace (docusate sodium) bid and fiber daily, drink a lot of water, eat fruit & vegany recommendations?
Gastritis, loss of appetite, Bowel movements NOT normal/diarrhea, hemorrhoids from antacid meds. I eat clean high quality foods. What is going on???
What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.
Diet for GI problems: The recommended diet would be different for each of those G.I. problems. The best diet for you would depend on which of these are actually causing you the most symptoms. I would see a gastroenterologist to help sort out your predominant problem and base your diet on that. Until then, a high fiber diet low in citrus fruits and tomatoes would be a good place to start. Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple etiologies!: Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist. It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet(25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber" ...Read more
I have GI distress (diarrhea) and nausea for 2+ months. Esophageal Candida found during endoscopy. Bland diet and anti-Candida diet opposites. Help!
Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?
Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more
Vegetables: vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?
Having issues with constipation, what's a good non- stimulant stool softener for a patient with gastritis and acid reflux.
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more