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Duodenal Stent Diet
Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Quick sharp pain lasts a few seconds at a time in mid upper abdomen, day after sphinterectomy and common bile stent; how long can this last?
Abdo pain: Most likely once the healing has occurred ...Read more
CAD post-MI diet: Yes. Take the attitude that regardless of my dietary habits in the past, a heart attack occurred and your diet shd be improved to reduce saturated fat intake and optimize improved fat and sugar content. Choosing lean protein ounces rich in omega-3 fish oils (particularly fish), ith more fruits and vegetables. Olive oil will be helpful to cook with. ...Read more
I had a stroke and later stress test was positive. Doc recommended for angiography. Do stenting a good treatment or I should control by diet etc.
Perhaps both: If you need a stent, your cardiologist will advise this. However, for best results you'll also want to review your diet and make sure it's the healthiest it can be. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, complex carbs. Watch the salt and sugar. Your doctor may also want you on some blood pressure medicine, and will want you to be exercising in whatever way you can. ...Read more
My dad had a bypass in Dec 2015 & in Aug this year had a stent put in. Is there a special diet that he could follow to improve the condition of his heart. He still complains of pain in his chest when he walks an incline & has difficulty bending down?
Kindly inform me with the best diet for duodenal ulcer patient, what is the most recomnded food in the three meals, in between and what can I avoid?
Suggestions 4 ulcer: Once you've ruled out &/or treated h.Pylori and avoided nsaid's, combine acid suppression medication with the following: minimize meal size as well as intake of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fatty/fried foods, fizzy drinks. Advice changes, of course, if ulcers are due to crohn's, cancer, "stress-related" (systemic disease), caustic ingestion, etc. Check with diagnosing doctor who knows you best. ...Read more
I had a duodenal switch. I am under extensive stress right now and my stomach is cramping. I am having green frothy bowel all day. No changes in diet?
Get examined: Please call your GI physician and get examined and treated ...Read more
Pain in left upper abdomen. Hx of constipation for yrs. What is the best laxative to take for daily use? I am already on a high fiber diet.
Traveled and was on GM diet. Now, Two weeks early period accompanied by nausea and cramps in upper abdomen along with a few blood clots. Am I pregnant?
If you did not have unprotected sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. Your symptoms may be due to hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I was on a binge diet of basically lemons and cayenne pepper, abdominal pain while running, still there, around right upper abdomen. Stomach ulcer?
See your Doctor: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, pain related to activity is usually more related to the abdominal wall (muscles) rather than the internal organs. Regardless, I am sure I don't need to tell you that a binge diet of pepper and lemon is baad! ...Read more
Its a conduit:
A stent is a straw-like device that allows blood to pass through a blocked or clogged vessel. If its in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries), then you may need a medication call Plavix (clopidogrel) to cement the stent into the vessel.
It can clog up, so an annual visit to the heart doctor is necessary. ...Read more
Depends: On type and location of stent. Original symptoms usually return if stent fails. Sometimes symptoms are worse than original problem. Contact physician that placed the stent. ...Read more
Different: Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel. ...Read more
HTN after stenting.:
Stenting of what?
We cannot read minds here.
1. If renal artery these almost always fail to make BP better unless renin is high from blocked kidney.
2. If heart then may have just picked up BP because of more measurements.
3. If leg artery then prob not related to leg but maybe now have blocked artery to kidney. See 1 above ...Read more
Here are some. ..:
Placing ureteral stent after transureteral procedures for stones or strictures or tumors, etc. Is a common useful practice to prevent unwanted post-procedural ureteral obstruction; of course, it's judged by surgeon.
At times, for small stone at lower part of ureter, stent may not be required. So, ask urologist for individual details timely. ...Read more
What to expect: The most important thing after stent insertion is to continue taking both Aspirin and clopidogrel (or equivalent) until directed to stop. Next important thing is to begin healthy diet and cholesterol control. Cardiac rehab and exercise is crucial as prescribed by your provider. Watch for development of chest discomfort, shortness of breath or the symptoms you had prior to stent notify md asap. ...Read more
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