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Dr. Mark Mattar
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Digestive Diseases (Overview)

Digestive diseases are disorders of the gut, its structure and function, and assessory organs such as the pancreas and gallbladder. These diseases can lead to increased or decreased motility, malabsorption, and poor nutrition.


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When a man has digestive diseases, what does it mean?

When a man has digestive diseases, what does it mean?

Gut problems: Broadly speaking, digestive disease involves any problem of the gut (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, appendix) & organs connected to it (pancreas, gallbladder/biliary tree, liver, salivary glands). Symptoms include: indigestion, abdominal bloating, fullness, diarrhea/constipation, GI bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting due to ischemia, infection, inflammation, blockages. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Mattar
30 doctors shared insights

Digestive Diseases (Overview)

Digestive diseases are disorders of the gut, its structure and function, and assessory organs such as the pancreas and gallbladder. These diseases can lead to increased or decreased motility, malabsorption, and poor nutrition.


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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

In ur nabe?: Don't know what you mean. Done with local anesthesia? Some are, e.g. Liver biopsy, some are done with conscious sedation, e.g. Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy , some are done by xray or ct (wide awake); some are stool tests (presumably you're awake); capsule endoscopy for small bowel is wide awake. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?What are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?

Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?What are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?

Chronic Sinusitis: Hello, yes chronic sinusitis can be linked with gerd, stomach pain and bloating from swallowing infected post nasal drainage or possibly from a food allergy link. A ct scan is the gold standard to correctly diagnose sinus disease however a careful history and examination is most important. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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How do people treat digestive diseases?

How do people treat digestive diseases?

Depends on disorder: Generally a thorough history including diet and meds, as well as symptoms, family and past history; physical exam; appropriate labs, radiology, stool tests, and/or endoscopic tests. May just need to change diet, lifestyle, meds, etc.. It all depends on the problem, age of patient, etc. ...Read more

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I have dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites after 5 rounds of antibiotics . Anyone heard of protocol from centre for digestive diseases in australia?

I have dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites after 5 rounds of antibiotics . Anyone heard of  protocol from centre for digestive  diseases in australia?

Might be worth a try: I don't know if anyone here has heard of it. I treat a lot of parasites & hadn't heard of it, but am impressed with their website. They say they'll share their protocol with doctors so it seems reasonable to ask your doc to request this. I am familiar with this australian website: http://www.Badbugs.Org/dientamoeba_fragilis/treatment.Htm herbs including papaya seeds can also help treat parasites. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
once
Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What cures ulcerative colitis (or digestive diseases) in the shortest amount of time?

Not known: Exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known. It happens randomly and not associated with any particular etiologic agent. ...Read more

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How do people treat digestive diseases?

Depends on disorder: Generally a thorough history including diet and meds, as well as symptoms, family and past history; physical exam; appropriate labs, radiology, stool tests, and/or endoscopic tests. May just need to change diet, lifestyle, meds, etc.. It all depends on the problem, age of patient, etc. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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What are the causes of digestive diseases?

What are the causes of digestive diseases?

Multiple: Evrybody has at one time experienced a GI illness--heartburn is very common, as is diarrhea, constipation, gastroenteritis, etc. Most of these are not serious, self-limiting, and usually get better by themselves. Likewise, serious GI illnesses are also quite common, as your gut is about 25 feet long from mouth to anus, and exposed to a variety of environmental insults every day! ...Read more

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Is it really hard diagnosing digestive diseases?

Is it really hard diagnosing digestive diseases?

Depends: Some are common and those are easier to figure out. Some are unusual and harder to sort out. It always helps when people are honest with us and tell us about their diet and the meds and supplements they are taking. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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When a man has digestive diseases, what does it mean?

Gut problems: Broadly speaking, digestive disease involves any problem of the gut (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, appendix) & organs connected to it (pancreas, gallbladder/biliary tree, liver, salivary glands). Symptoms include: indigestion, abdominal bloating, fullness, diarrhea/constipation, GI bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting due to ischemia, infection, inflammation, blockages. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What are digestive diseases? Same as GI disorders?

What are digestive diseases? Same as GI disorders?

Yes: Usually people use that term to refer to gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

In ur nabe?: Don't know what you mean. Done with local anesthesia? Some are, e.g. Liver biopsy, some are done with conscious sedation, e.g. Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy , some are done by xray or ct (wide awake); some are stool tests (presumably you're awake); capsule endoscopy for small bowel is wide awake. ...Read more