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Could diet changes like salads be the cause of more flatulence?

Could diet changes like salads be the cause of more flatulence?

Yes: The high fiber content of salads promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which can cause flatulance. Most of the time, that problem resolves with time. Changing your diet slowly may help solve the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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What are some foods such as beans and potatoes cause gas, but is there a food that gets rid of gas?

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

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On a diet of low carbohydrate and fruits but having frequent stool greenish in color . What could be wrong?

On a diet of low carbohydrate and fruits but having frequent stool  greenish in color . What could be wrong?

Green Stool: Most likely nothing is wrong. This is most likely due to the types of foods you are now eating or not eating. ...Read more

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Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

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

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Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?

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 more

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What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

A lot of fiber: With inadequate fluids or excess caffeine or alcohol will cause the problems you describe. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz of other fluids and back down a bit on your fiber. ...Read more

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What foods most likely can give you abnormal amounts of soft stool and gas?

What foods most likely can give you abnormal amounts of soft stool and gas?

GI gas: Prunes, ripe peaches, ripe apricots --- dairy if lactose intolerant- -- beans create gas from husk break down and bacterial actions in colon. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: It is not known that meat causes your body making more mucus. However if you have indigestion, consuming a large amount of meat might worsen your reflux symptoms or worsening indigestion causing more mucus production from acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can just eating a bad diet or lots of junk food be a cause of back pain?

Can just eating a bad diet or lots of junk food be a cause of back pain?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

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 more

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When I eat food including milk, eggs, mayo, this cause me diarea and lot of gas and sometimes vomiting.Wat could be the problem?

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

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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?

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?

UNLIKELY: Bacterial overgrowth is not common and not most likely cause possibilities spasm(irritable bowel), milk or gluten intolerance overgrowth lo on list none of above would cause yellow tongue ? Cause would see gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

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

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Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS ?

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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more