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Peppermint And Ibs
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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