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Can vitamins help ibs?

Can vitamins help ibs?

Probiotics: Probiotics help replenish the good bacteria in your gut which is necessary for proper digestion. If you have a change in bowel habits and / or blood in the stool and / or unexplained weight loss a colonoscopy may be in order to diagnose a more serious condition. ...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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Can vitamins help improve autism?

Can vitamins help improve autism?

No: There is a lot of false belief that diet, supplements, and vitamins can help autism, but there is no proof. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with constipation?

Will probiotics help with constipation?

Some strains tend to: There are many strains of probiotics. Research shows some strains can help constipation:http://bit.Ly/1dpcmvs i recommend probiotics to patients with constipation. If one type doesn't help try another. Diet & exercise can help too. Many with constipation have magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism &/or intestinal candidiasis. See http://huff.To/15mbzao, http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 & http://bit.Ly/14aneey. ...Read more

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What vitamins or herbs will help reduce anixiety and depression?

What vitamins or herbs will help reduce anixiety and depression?

Many good options: Many supplements help anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins, inositol & magnesium. Also consider meditation, exercise, counseling, acupuncture & homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet. Consider eft (see eftuniverse.Com). It would be best to see a holistic doctor. See comment:. ...Read more

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How can peppermint oil help ibs?

How can peppermint oil help ibs?

Peppermint oil: Peppermint oil can act as an antispasmodic in ibs, relieving pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Enteric coated capsules make sure the peppermint oil is released in the intestine rather than the stomach, where it could cause heartburn and indigestion. Some studies do show it's effective in relieving pain, bloating, and stool frequency; a few do not. http://tinyurl.com/mkmya8f. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help control allergies?

Can probiotics help control allergies?

Unknown: Probiotics have been found to decrease the frequency and severity of viral uri's (common cold) in prospective, randomized clinical trials, and probiotics have also been found to cause beneficial changes in the immune system. However, probiotics have not been found to reduce hay fever / allergies. On the other hand, that question may not have been studied yet. ...Read more

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Can cranberries help with constipation?

Can cranberries help with constipation?

Constipation: Cranberries would give fiber, which usually helps with constipation as long as there is adequate hydration. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

None.: Unless you are deficient, it is unlikely that vitamins and supplements will help you. Occasionally people are low in vitamin d or vitamin b12, which your doctor can check. There is limited evidence about omega 3 fish oils. However, if you are in fact depressed, see your doctor, because you need real treatment-- cbt (cog behav therapy) or possibly medications. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help in vomiting??

Can probiotics help in vomiting??

Probiotics.: Probiotics are more for the colonic flora, which is within the lower GI tract. So they tend to help more with diarrhea than vomiting, if we're discussing this from a symptom perspective. ...Read more

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Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Anti-inflammatory : Along with my colleagues' ideas, following an anti-inflammatory food plan may help reduce fibromyalgia pain. This means staying away from trans-fatty acids that might be in processed or fried foods, and partially hydrogenated oils, etc. Need lots of organic fruits & veggies, whole grains (unless sensitive to them). Add more omega-3's, turmeric, & ginger; extra virgin olive oil for cooking. ...Read more

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What are some Vitamins and/or Minerals to help heal gastritis?

What are some Vitamins and/or Minerals to help heal gastritis?

What kind do U have?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Lipoflavonoids: Lipoflavonoids or bioflavonoids can be helpful in certain ear diseases. They can't hurt and might help. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help with osteoarthritis?

Can probiotics help with osteoarthritis?

No: There is little evidence that they provide any benefit for that issue. ...Read more

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How can probiotics or prebiotics be helpful for IBS?

How can probiotics or prebiotics be helpful for IBS?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed 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 ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Which b vitamins are good to take to help relieve foot neuropathy?

Which b vitamins are good to take to help relieve foot neuropathy?

Numb feet: Numbness in the feet can be alleviated with certain B vitamins such as B1, B2, B6 and B12. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also recommended as a supplement. ...Read more

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Can vitamins help ibs?

Probiotics: Probiotics help replenish the good bacteria in your gut which is necessary for proper digestion. If you have a change in bowel habits and / or blood in the stool and / or unexplained weight loss a colonoscopy may be in order to diagnose a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Should i be taking vitamin tablets if I've got IBS ?

Should i be taking vitamin tablets if I've got IBS ?

Sure, but...: Bioavailability may vary depending on the source of your vitamin supplement. Potency and purity however play significant roles in the efficacy of the supplement, regardless of source. Find the cheapest vitamin that approaches 100% rdu (recommended daily allowance) and save money over "natural source" ones. There are of course significant benefits from eating healthy foods in general. ...Read more

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I have IBS and rapid emptying after meals. What are best vitamins to ensure i don't becime deficient in anything?

I have IBS and rapid emptying after meals. What are best vitamins to ensure i don't becime deficient in anything?

Re-evaluate: If you are on medication for high blood pressure there is something not right about your life style. Inflammatory bacteria in your GI tract could be causing high blood pressure and diarrhea. Avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, and eat 6 small equal meals with a safe grain like quinoa, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed and then cooked, and other low histamine foods. See if blood pressure and ibs improves. ...Read more

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Is this a good product for someone with IBS MASON vitamins Soluble Fiber Chewable Tablets, 60 Count with probiotics ?

Is this a good product for someone with IBS MASON vitamins Soluble Fiber Chewable Tablets, 60 Count with probiotics
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Maybe/Maybe not: If you have issues with constipation with your IBS and that's more prominent than issues with diarrhea then the fiber could be a good idea to try. The probiotics, however, have not been formally recommended for patients with IBS yet in the many studies that have been conducted. They have not pinned down what strains are best and therefore don't want to recommend them at this time. ...Read more

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Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d can cause IBS with diarrhea or IBS diarrhea causes low level of vitamin B12 and vitamin d?

Low B12: If you have low levels of b12- that needs to be investigated and treated. There is a cause for a low B12 level. Untreated it can lead to irreversible neurologic damage. While the cause can be dietary, there are more serious causes such as pernicious anemia- an autoimmune disease. So i suggest an investigation into why low b12. ...Read more

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Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

None are common: Bloggers and posts indicate the unusual experience of someone who is not satisfied. Stick with the larger, medically reviewed websites if you are going to seek wisdom from the internet. ...Read more

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I have low iron and vitamin d . I need to gain some weight fast. I also have IBS and night sweats every night....so should I drink ensure or boost everyday to put some ponds on ( like maybe 15 to 20 pounds within a month)?

I have low iron and vitamin d . I need to gain some weight fast. I also have IBS and night sweats every night....so should I  drink ensure or boost everyday to put some ponds on  ( like maybe 15 to 20 pounds within a month)?

Calories: Ensure and boost are good sources of extra calories, but ou must also eat plenty of good quality food on a balanced diet. Sounds like you're already seeing a doctor about your problem and they have sent lab tests. Green leafy vegetables have lots of iron. Ask your doctor for advice, or consult with dietician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?

Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?

Yes they do: Ibs does not effect the absorption of the supplements as there is no problem with absorption and they can be given supplements to correct deficiencies if diagnosed or anticipated.Vit B12 can be given orally or pareterally if needed. ...Read more

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I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

Not the key: After decades of work, I know on physician personally who takes antioxidants with the idea that they will improve health or longevity; there may be some here. Inflammatory bowel disease requires extra cancer surveillance and your physician needs to explain this to you. Food choices aren't the key to managing your illness; a holistically-minded evidence-based physician might be a good ally. ...Read more

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35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

Diet: Best diet includes whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains, and healthy proteins --- Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. Minimize beans and lentils to have less flatulence. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?

Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficiency??

Not likely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The colon appears normal when examined on colonscopy. Because the lining is normal, absorption of nutrients is not impaired by IBS. Lack of vitamin D and B-12 can be due to lack of absorption due to other illnesses, or simply lack of sufficient ingestion via diet-B-12, and lack of sun-vitD. ...Read more

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What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?

Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Fatty food intoler/IBS Dr says bloods r normal so should live with it & stop stressing. diet v restricted, I feel ill alot, is there nothing else??

Fatty food intoler/IBS Dr says bloods r normal so should live with it & stop stressing. diet v restricted, I feel ill alot, is there nothing else??

Food sensitivity: panel from Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas, USA can be a good way to measure what foods trigger symptoms and to what degree. See their website. Doc gives good advice about managing stress. Peace and good health. ...Read more