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Digestive Enzym Medication
I have digestive system problem means that I don't have proper washrooms mean constipation. Its on and off even if I take medication i.e zantac (ranitidine).???
If you take metamucil/flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping the meds thru the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
If you take Metamucil or flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping them through the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
Not as you surmise: Metamucil and flaxseed in can reduce constipation in the same way any other natural or supplemental fiber does. Neither speed up intestinal transit time to any significant degree or cause injury in recommended doses. However, fiber can bind to certain medications, decreasing their absorption. As a general rule, you should separate fiber supplements from medication intake by two + hours. ...Read more
Panic attacks for 15 years. No medication just breathing cbt etc. Recently having digestive problems especially diarrhoea after rich foods. Linked?
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?
Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart. ...Read more
Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal
Large range of possibilities: There are a large range of possibilities that could cause that to be occurring. First, some ulcers can make people feel a hunger type of pain. You should make sure your doctor has checked for this. Also, depending on what you are eating, some people have postprandial hypoglycemia, which just means that sugar levels fall after eating, causing the hunger. ...Read more
I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory. I have a history of gallbladder problems. As well as gallstones. I do not want the medication to stir my problems up again. I have heard the side effects can be brutal on the stomache and digestive system. A
It: It should effect your stomach lining if you are going to have a problem. Would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Hives on face neck and chest that started 2 days after finishing a z oak. Nothing else in my life is new but that medication. It's very itchy but I'm not anaphylactic my breathing is fine. My heart races a bit but not insane. I have nausea and digestive u
See doctor: Although the likelihood is low, it is possible that you have become allergic to z pak (azithromycin). Given its long half life, the reaction may linger on for another week. On the other hand, this could be from a viral infection for which you were given z pak (azithromycin). Given your heart and GI symptoms, it is prudent to get checked by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Food processing: Digestion is the process of taking the food that you eat and changing it in your mouth, stomach and intestines so that the nutrients can be absorbed by the body and waste products can be excreted. Any process or illness that interferes with these processes would be considered a digestive disorder. These are most often taken care of by gastroenterologists. ...Read more
Probiotics: While there is no real way to improve digestive power, you can improve overall digestive health. This includes adding probiotics eating yogurt with live cultures) into your diet. Stay hydrated, avoid fatty foods, eat a high fiber diet, and walk after eating as just some general tips to help digestive health. Best of luck! ...Read more
No enough info: You need to tell us the specific GI problem you have and how it has been treated. Then someone can give you an answer. ...Read more
Need details.: Abdominal / digestive issues are often beyond the scope of the internet question. ...Read more
Probably: There are no medical reasons for "digestive cleansing" other than to clear the colon for medical procedures. This, however, is a huge business in the alternative medical industry which is generally harmless unless done to excess. So the real issue here is why do this in the first place? ...Read more
U can die, maybe.: Seriously speaking, failure of GI tract is uncommon unlike that of the kidney, heart, lungs and brain. Most GI conditions are related to infection, inflammation, bleeding and ulcers and u usually recover from these and won't cause GI crash or failure. Best wishes! Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/http://m.Healthline. Com/symptom/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more
Digestive system: There is a rich interconnection between brain and gut, with ongoing & mutual communication. Similar neurotransmitters are in both. Your gut has ~100 million neurons which make up its own enteric nervous system. It doesn't think philosophical thoughts, but responds to digestive and many other stimuli. It also sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve. http://tinyurl. Com/yz536bd. ...Read more
Acid neutralization: I'm assuming you're asking about stomach acid, which must be buffered before proper digestion of food can take place in the small bowel. The pancreas assists with both functions--by production of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) that neutralizes stomach acid in the material that enters the small bowel, as well as production of enzymes that work to digest starches and proteins in that ingested food. ...Read more
Check this out:
Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract
(http://www. Dasilvainstitute. Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology)
summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more
Absorbs Nutrients: That's a very complicated question and there is not an easy answer. The body breaks down the food you eat to its component parts and then absorbs that to create energy. You can find a lot of information at your local library or on the internet. ...Read more
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
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