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Diet For Intestinal Problems
It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...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
Could pancreatic insufficiency cause difficulty digesting fats? The digestive symptom are severe. Empirically, a very low-fat diet helps.
pancreatic insuffici: Pancreatic insufficiency causes difficulty digesting fats: read this wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/exocrine_pancreatic_insufficiency. ...Read more
Not commonly: Everyone that has had an a abdominal surgery will form some degree of adhesions. Hopefully most will be minimal. Most patients with "adhesions" will have no problems. If there is chronic or recurrent partial bowel obstructions from adhesions then maybe there could be digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency would not be likely unless they are unable to eat a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...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 gallstones be a riskfactor for severe acne?My gf`sdietitian suggests so.Gf must drnk applejuice & eat vegan to cause diarrhea &clean hr intestines
Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.
Functional Medicine: You need to find a functional medicine expert in your area to determine if there are microbial imbalances or leaky gut leading to inflammation. They can do more specific testing such as comprehensive digestive stool analysis to determine what the underlying problem is and help you work to correct it. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? is low FODMAP diet a good solution?
No difference in Rx: A very recent research study found that people who had been infected with the intestinal parasite Giardia had an elevated risk of irritable bowel sundrome. Maybe other intestinal infections like shigellosis can do the same. However, it probably makes no differenence i how IBS should be treated. This is something to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up
Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation
Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more
Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good? Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for p.M. Meal
Depends: Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient. Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet. ...Read more
Not exactly : If you have celiac disease, then a gluten-free diet will help delay the onset of symptoms from it. However, if you do not have celiac to begin with, eating a gluten-free diet will make no difference whatsoever. It will not prevent celiac disease. If you feel you may have celiac, due to how you feel when you eat gluten, you should see a gastroenterologist to sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more
Can stomach problems( h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too ? :|
Helicobacter pylori: This will seldom affect the nature of your stools. This is probably due to another issue. ...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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