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Diet For Intestinal Problems
Depends: You are young to get diverticulitis. Have you had a diagnosis with colonoscopy or other test? Diverticulitis is an infection that needs treatment with antibiotics & can be a serious infection. Diverticulosis is having small pouches on the colon and is treated with high fiber diet, fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more
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
Ever since supplementing extra glutamine in my diet my bowel problems have stopped. How does extra or optimal levels of glutamine benefit the colon?
Feed cells lining it: Glutamine is a crucial nutrient for the cells that line our GI tract. It is proven to be very beneficial for many GI problems. While safe & affordable, unfortunately most doctors know nothing at all about this wonderful treatment. This is because it is natural & affordable, rather than being a drug that can be patented. See http://www.naturalnews.com/033532_l-glutamine_gut_health.html ...Read more
- many digestive problems, many years
- last 3 y., too slow/ineffective bowel movements => spends 2-3hrs on toilet/day
Why? (Diet is OK.)
IBS: If this has been going on for so long you are likely to have a problem with your bowel motility most frequently ascribed to irritable bowel syndrome. There are many effective treatments, but you need to see a doc to establish the diagnosis and prescribe a steady and progressive program of treatment. ...Read more
Ever since I have been on a diet, I have had problems with bowel movements. Is it safe to take laxatives once a week? Also, my husband has kidney failure. He is doing peritoneal dialysis at home. How long can he live on dialysis before he has to have a
Two questions: Laxatives should be last resort. Be sure you have at least 25 grams of fiber per day in your diet. Include prunes, apples, oatmeal, bran. Peritoneal dialysis is effective. Some folks have lived 10-15 years with dialysis before requiring a transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea,i am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.
I've had Celiac disease for almost 12 years. I was told I can get intestinal cancer for not following the diet. Is that true?
Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?
Can i take in protein powder? As i can only have low fibre diet due to i had done a total colectomy(large intestine).
Yes: A pure protein powder has no fiber at all. There are many types of protein powder. If from soy make sure it is non-gmo soy. If whey try to find one from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature such as whey cool by designs for health. Protein powder from hemp seeds is another good choice though make sure it is a pure protein powder without fiber. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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