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Does peppermint tea help with constipation?

Does peppermint tea help with constipation?

Tes: No , it will sometimes help with upper digestion. There are tea laxatives with senna or cascara that may help. ...Read more

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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Does lemomade help with constipation?

Does lemomade help with constipation?

No: Lemonade is usually out of a bottle and is not really lemonade. In any case, look tro your diet, the nature of which is the commonest cause of constipation. ...Read more

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Does gingerale help with digestion?

Does gingerale help with digestion?

Unknown : Although ginger remains a popular remedy for an upset stomach, there is not substantial clinical evidence to suggest that it helps with digestion. ...Read more

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Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Yes: Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt ( you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods. Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles,…… Best, Siranush Cholakian ...Read more

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Does indigestion medication help with digestion?

Does indigestion medication help with digestion?

Not particularly: Most of the indigestion medications help to decrease stomach acid, and have to positive impact on the small intestines ability to process food. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help with stomach cramps/diarrhea/?

Does marijuana help with stomach cramps/diarrhea/?

Probably cramps but: Marijuana is a good muscle relaxant & thus might help abdominal cramps.It's less likely to help diarrhea unless it's stress-related, as it eases anxiety. However, any benefits it might have are purely symptomatic.It is far wiser to seek & treat the cause, which could be due to parasites/microbial imbalances/food sensitivities etc. I advise seeing a holistic doc:http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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I have IBS with constipation, can I take bisacodyl with bentyl (dicyclomine)? Bentyl (dicyclomine) alone doesn't help me with constipation

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I have IBS with constipation, can I take bisacodyl with bentyl (dicyclomine)? Bentyl (dicyclomine) alone doesn't help me with constipation

Irritable bowel synd: Lifestyle & dietary modification is recommended for irritable bowel syndrome w/constipation predominance (IBS-C). Laxatives of your choice can be added if necessary. Lubiprostone & Linaclotide are approved for use in IBS-C. I just finished attending Nevada AFP Summer CME where they mentioned avoiding high FODMAP foods (http://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/) in those w/IBS. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with constipation?

Will probiotics help with constipation?

Some strains tend to: There are many strains of probiotics. Research shows some strains can help constipation:http://bit.Ly/1dpcmvs i recommend probiotics to patients with constipation. If one type doesn't help try another. Diet & exercise can help too. Many with constipation have magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism &/or intestinal candidiasis. See http://huff.To/15mbzao, http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 & http://bit.Ly/14aneey. ...Read more

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How can peppermint oil help ibs?

How can peppermint oil help ibs?

Peppermint oil: Peppermint oil can act as an antispasmodic in ibs, relieving pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Enteric coated capsules make sure the peppermint oil is released in the intestine rather than the stomach, where it could cause heartburn and indigestion. Some studies do show it's effective in relieving pain, bloating, and stool frequency; a few do not. http://tinyurl.com/mkmya8f. ...Read more

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Do peppermint oil capsules really help with constipation and bloating? Can I take peppermint oil capsules with Beano?

Do peppermint oil capsules really help with constipation and bloating? Can I take peppermint oil capsules with Beano?

Peppermint oil: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Probiotic Yogurt: is like a drop in the ocean for gerd and other conditions. Use a probiotic from the health food store. Dr. Ohira's is a good brand. In general, look for a VARIETY of strains in the product rather than highest numbers in terms of strength. DGL is another good product but no space left. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Myth: I can see no reason this juice would have any effect on asthma.It would provide some helpful hydration, but would not treat the problem. ...Read more

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Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Symptoms not disease: Complex issue. Couldn't hurt, may help symptoms. No good evidence they affect underlying disease process. Lots of research into role of the microbiome (gut bacterial flora) on crohn's and ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Does eating ginger help with nausea?

Does eating ginger help with nausea?

Can do. : It is a natural remedy. Candied ginger is something i've used on occasion. If you're needing it often, the question to be answered is why? ...Read more

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How does lemon juice help with an upset stomach?

How does lemon juice help with an upset stomach?

Absolutely NOT: avoid all citrus: lemon. lime, orange, pineapple, most fruits- all contain citric acid: not exactly heklpful ...Read more

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Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Some, not all: Peppermint can decrease muscle spasm in bowel, so may help with cramping; carminative (helps passing gas). Can increase reflux from stomach into esophagus, so would worsen that problem. Does not take the place of meds, diet, etc. For other conditions, like celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Can u help with colic tried gas drops with no help?

Can u help with colic tried gas drops with no help?

Unexplained crying: By definition it is not due to illness or defect.Frequency peaks @ 6wks. Often attributed to tummy pain there is no proof, though many get gassy if they cry that much.It often disappears as baby begins to roll over & entertain themself. There is no evidence that any treatment alters the pattern.People do what they can, then put on the ear phones & take a break. Thankfully it will pass. ...Read more

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