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Digestive Problems After Antibiotics
Generally not: Antimicrobial associated diarrhea does not have long lasting sequelae ...Read more
Upset system: Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food. Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated. ...Read more
Sure: There are numerous ways digestive problems cause dizziness. If you vomit and unable to due or eat for a day or two you will be dizzy. If you have severe diarrhea and unable to replenish the loss you will feel dizzy since your blood pressure will be low due to the effective circulating blood volume will be low. There or dozens or reason you might feel dizzy from GI causes. ...Read more
Absolutely: The digestive system is very sensitive to stress in many people. From top to bottom, symptoms can include nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pains, stomach gurgling, diarrhea or constipation. It's best to manage the stress itself; in the meantime you might try over-the-counter digestive aids like pepto-bismol. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persist. ...Read more
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
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Nerve: The nerves that you are mentioning do not control the digestive system. The intestines and digestive has its own intrinsic nervous system that controls the motility of the bowels. ...Read more
What to do if I discovered narcotics eliminate my undiagnosed digestive problems. What could this mean?
Opiates is the politically correct word now a days!
this is false. Opiates never "eliminate" anything other than pain. That too for a short period till one gets used to the effect!
they do slow down your intestines so it you have an undiagnosed diarrhea, it might help. But, there is always a reason for such symptom and should be investigated properly. Post more info if u can. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages in eating too many peanuts? Do peanuts give you digestive problems?
Too much of anything: Is bad for you, no matter how healthy. ...Read more
Can not drinking enough water cause digestive problems? I am 32 yo male, 175lbs. How much should I be drinking?
Yes.: Not drinking enough water causes colon to maximally reabsorb water from stool in distal colon producing constipation. Minimum water intake is driven by obligatory losses which are 1600 ml/day. Minimum fluid intake is therefore 1600 ml per day divided among fluids - 500 cc/day, water in food - 800 cc/day and water derived from metabolism - 300 cc/day. Beating the minimum is a good idea. ...Read more
I want to fast with my church but after I do this will I have any digestive problems and will I gain more weigh than I was. Before?
Probably Not: Fasting for religious reasons is a fairly normal thing that many people do. As long as you fast in a responsible way, and have no pre-existing conditions (diabetes, pregnancy, etc) you should be just fine. If you think you are having any "issues" then god will understand if you eat something, then begin the fast again. I doubt he would want anyone to die for honoring him through fasting. ...Read more
Excellent effects: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. ...Read more
Yes: Most common associated symptoms related to feeding include regurgitation (ge reflux), emesis, cough, choking, and slow feedings. Infants with laryngomalacia may have a difficult time coordinating suck swallow breath sequence for feeding as a result of their airway obstruction and sometimes have aspiration problems. Treatment of ge reflux and thickening of feedings for aspiration often help. ...Read more
Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >>. ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "DA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more
Is it normal to feel tired all the time if you have digestive problems? What can I do to energize myself?
I have ongoing digestive problems. One dr said I had a narrowing all others disagreed. I feel I'm being misdiagnosed but can't find help. I need help.?
Endoscopy....: By a gastroenterologist. This will define the diagnosis ...Read more
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Not likely: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more
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