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Does Overweight Cause Constipation
Not typically.: GERD does not typically affect the stool either way. However, some antacids, particularly those based on magnesium, such as Maalox and Mylanta, can result in loose stool. If this is the case, using aluminum or calcium-based antacids, such as Alternagel or Tums, (calcium carbonate) can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes it does: Constipation by itself can increase one's weight by the amount of poop (stool) that is staying inside the intestines. Hormonal imbalances, such as low thyroid hormone, can cause both constipation and weight gain. If one tries to treat constipation by eating more fruits or drinking more juice, the large amount of fruit sugar will lead to weight gain. Persistent constipation needs a doctor's exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS And Stool: It very well may be how inflamed the intestines are at the time the food is ingested and how long it takes to circumnavigate the GI system. Swollen intestines are probably not absorbing the calories as well, fluids may not be absorbed fully and the texture of the stool then appears different than other's formed stool can be. ...Read more
Can eating too much sugar cause malabsorption (diarrhea, bulky stools, cramps)?If not, what else could cause it?
Many things: Is it diarrhea with watery stool or is it bulky, loose stool? Is it really malabsorption? Consider Pancreatic conditions, Lactose Intolerance, gluten sensitivity, thyroid, intestinal infections, sudden change to high fiber diet to name a few. Perhaps sugar substitute but not sugar. ...Read more
Not directly ...: Osteopenia is a reduction in the mineral content of bone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is probably caused by gut hypersensitivty. Increased gut transit time has been measured in people with IBS, however it is not clear whether this affects absorption of minerals needed for bone growth. More likely causes are dietary restriction, or the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors which can alter mineral absorption ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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