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Could Diet Changes Like Salads Be The Cause Of More Flatulence
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
What can cause a pseudo narrowing of colon? And what would be the treatment? Fiber supplements cause more mucus in stool and irritate me more.
Hard to say: Hi JonT, Sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly. I think this is a topic better discussed in depth with your primary physician. "Pseudo narrowing" is a little bit of an ambiguous term and requires some clarification from your doctor as to what exactly they mean when they say pseudo-narrowing. Further testing may be needed to determine if you have an actual stricture. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What are some foods such as beans and potatoes cause gas, but is there a food that gets rid of gas?
Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more
On a diet of low carbohydrate and fruits but having frequent stool greenish in color . What could be wrong?
Lot of possibilities: Diet changes would be the most common cause, other possibilities would be lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, problems with your pancreas, or an intestinal infection. Give it some time and notice any pattern with your diet or any exposures to others with diarrhea, if it doesn't get better in a week or so, or if you have fever, pain, or dizziness, see a doctor. ...Read more
Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?
Fiber: In general, the best natural way to "move bowels" is to eat foods with high fiber content. Fiber is material that can't be broken down by our gastrointestinal system and move things along. Oil and oily foods are absorbed by the gut, unless there is some sort of enzyme deficiency, so they aren't effective for what you're suggesting. Very oily foul smelling stools are termed steatorrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can consuming a lot of meat cause an excess of mucus? Is meat known to be a mucus causing food? Recently switched from being vegetarian.
Technically.....: There are some reasons that poor nutrition could lead to back pain but it is way down the list of many other things that cause it. For example, very poor calcium nutrition and vitamin d deficiencies have been associated with greater incidence of back pain. Being overweight (poor nutrition with too many calories) contributes to back pain. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Notice lots of undigested food (especially greens) in my stools (also greasy and loose). I have a leaky gut. What could be the possible issue?
Pancreas dysfunction: Without much more information it is important to check your pancreatic enzyme levels. This requires detailed stool testing. Gallbladder also needs to be checked. See your primary care ...Read more
What types of symptoms can happen from eating mouldy food like bread? What would be the worst/most serious symptoms that would require seeing a Dr?
Mold: Mold is a fungus, it estimated that about over 300,000 species exist, and bacterial contaminated rotten food should not be eaten Symptoms vary according the bacterial type and load. Range varies from dysconfort, diarrhea, dehydration, bronchospasm, sepsis. anaphylaxis, and death. Mild/moderate may be managed at home, more severe in the ER, to replace fluids, and treat schock ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aphthous ulcers?: Aphthous ulcers (whitish, shallow ulders with red rims) are quite common during early/late adulthood. They can be quite painful. The exact cause is not known, but it is believed that an autoimmune process and/or viral infections are causing such. Treatment is usually controlling the symptoms, as they will resolve. Also, possible herpes stomatitis, thus consult doc if u r concerned. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can c.diff cause bloating in stomach with lot of burping? Is there other condition that can cause this?
When I eat food including milk, eggs, mayo, this cause me diarea and lot of gas and sometimes vomiting.Wat could be the problem?
Maybe oils and fats: If a person is having trouble with whole milk, regular mayo, whole eggs, etc... She may have trouble digesting the oils and fats in them. So, she should be evaluated by her primary care doctor or a G.I. Doctor to check for gall bladder problems and pancreas problems, because those organs need to be working well in order for a person to digest oils and fats. ...Read more
Only: If your genetically predisposed eg: have family history. ...Read more
I have digestive issues such as excessive belching and bloated. Dr thinks is bacteria overgrowth. Will this cause my tongue to be yellow in the back?
How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?
Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more
Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS ?
High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more
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