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Is it necessary to make drastic dietary changes for ibs?

Is it necessary to make drastic dietary changes for ibs?

Depends: If you have constipation as major symptom you may be better off with lot of fibre containing foods. If you have diarrhea as the symptoms, you may have modify your food to reduce the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent with quantities of food and meal times and drink 80-100 ounces per day, more if you work out. ...Read more

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Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

Please suggest natural reliefvfor esophagus motility disorder?e.g.exercise, diet, lifestyle change?

None: Stop steroid nasal spray, Make your carbonated drink flat before you consume, don't go to bed immidiately with full stomach. stay upright for a hr or so. keep the head end of bed raised 15-30 deg. Limit irretant, hot, spicy food. ...Read more

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Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Yes there are many: There are several like benefiber drink mix, viacost organic hempprotein high fiber drink, andfitsmart protein fiber shakes you can get these on line from amazon or others by googling for it. ...Read more

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Have severe flatulence weekly causing abdominal pain and cramps.Have to take tabs for flatulence for relief.No change in diet nor change in stool.

Have severe flatulence weekly causing abdominal pain and cramps.Have to take tabs for flatulence for relief.No change in diet nor change in stool.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. You may have lactose or gluten intolerance or an irritable bowel syndrome. Take your simethicone product a half hour after meals which may prevent gas buildup. Drinking hot water helps break down gastrointestinal gas in case you have problems passing it. Don't force yourself to belch as you only swallow more air. Diet advice ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause a lot of changes and bowel habits are some of the most common things affected. It can cause both constipation and diarrhea and stomach pains. Stress and anxiety also often alter what you eat which will further impact your bowel movements. ...Read more

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Consistent diarrhea for 3 weeks. No changes in lifestyle or diet.No extra stressorsno solid stools. Diarrhea is dark brown in color.Imodium (loperamide) not helpin?

See a doctor-: The chronicity of the diarrhea will require some testing of the stool and further diagnostics such as colonoscopy that will be done by a specialist. It may or may not be due to an infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control.Do the stool softeners help in IBS.Any lifestyle change needed!

What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control.Do the stool softeners help in IBS.Any lifestyle change needed!

Constipation or the: runs or a mix of both are IBS symptoms. Your doc can check you for food sensitivities, although a nutritionist or natural doc may offer more sensitive testing in that area. Stress contributes. Yes, look at exercise, stress, food plan. All play a part. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects. ...Read more

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What dietary changes are recommended for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

What dietary changes are recommended for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more

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What would cause excessive and ongoing (for months) belching, heartburn, and widely/quickly varying bowel changes?

What would cause excessive and ongoing (for months) belching, heartburn, and widely/quickly varying bowel changes?

GI issues: All these symptoms point to some GI issue you are having. Gerd, esophogitis, peptic ulceration, pyrosis, etc can all be possibilities. You need to see a GI dr. For an evaluation of your issues and get the definitive diagnosis, so the best treatment for you can occur, good luck! ...Read more

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17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the most important healthy lifestyle change to be healthier and happier, amidst dealing with certain health issues? (my case:PCOS, IBS, IBD)

What is the most important healthy lifestyle change to be healthier and happier, amidst dealing with certain health issues? (my case:PCOS, IBS, IBD)

Modified diet: Gluten free,dairy free diet. Visit drhoffman.com Avoid ferment able carbohydrates." Breaking the vicious cycle by Elaine Gotschall is a good reference. ...Read more

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Investigating CFS & enteritis: With bloating, GI gas, mucus, some diarrhoea, odd weight change & failsafe diet, which non-blood tests would be useful?

Investigating CFS & enteritis: With bloating, GI gas, mucus, some diarrhoea, odd weight change & failsafe diet, which non-blood tests would be useful?

Would consider...: Colonoscopy to the terminal ileum with biopsies and Abdominal/pelvic CT scan at the start of your evaluation, especially if stool contains blood (occult or visible). Also, have infectious causes (stool testing) and celiac disease been ruled out yet? ...Read more

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What dietary changes should I make for hyperthyroidism?

What dietary changes should I make for hyperthyroidism?

Balanced diet: If the hyperthyroidism isn't yet controlled, you may need to increase calories, otherwise a healthful diet is the best bet for most medical conditions unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic bowel pain cramps and recurrent D. Comes in phases, max a month symptom free. No food triggers done elimination diet to rule out. Ibs or ibd?

Chronic bowel pain cramps and recurrent D. Comes in phases, max a month symptom free. No food triggers done elimination diet to rule out. Ibs or ibd?

IBS/IBS: 20 yo female has abdominal cramps & diarrhea. These symptoms can be seen in both IBS & IBD. The standard answer is that IBS is a functional disorder absent tissue pathology changes & IBD has inflammatory characteristics seen upon endoscopy & biopsy. The causes of both IBS & IBD are unknown. In my opinion they are all on a continuous spectrum, & autonomic nervous system dysfunction is etiologic. ...Read more

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Are changed bowel habits symptoms of gastroparesis?

Are changed bowel habits symptoms of gastroparesis?

Probably not: Gastroparesis - delayed empyting of your stomach is not always the first diagnosis. History and exam and certain labs can aid your physician in the diagnosis. You should seek advice with gp or gastroenterologist to determine exact cause. ...Read more

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Which diseases can be responsible for severe chronic constipation that doesn't respond to fiber or diet changes?

Which diseases can be responsible for severe chronic constipation that doesn't respond to fiber or diet changes?

There are several : Disease processes which significantly affect the GI motility. Colonic inertia, hypothyroidism, parkinsons, poorly controlled diabetes, cystic fibrosis, hirschprung, polypharmacy, sceloderma, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and several more. If your symptoms are not improved by dietary or lifestyle modifications then you need a full GI workup. ...Read more