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Gastrointestinal (Overview)

Gastrointestinal is also known as Gastrointestinal tract. Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines.


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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

"Gastrointestinal": Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Gastrointestinal (Overview)

Gastrointestinal is also known as Gastrointestinal tract. Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines.


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I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

Food intolerance: Causes of food intolerance: 1) stomach problems (peptic disease; gastropathy due to nsaid's, sluggish stomach); 2) bacterial overgrowth of small bowel; 3) intestinal malabsorption (due to enzyme deficiency, celiac disease, tropical sprue, more); 4) pancreatic maldigestion (pancreatitis, ductal obstruction; pancreatic insufficiency); 5) biliary problems (gallstones, dyskinesia); 6) ibs 7) colitis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

See details: If you have no GI symptoms, you are unlikely to have a GI disorder. If you do have chronic symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How often do gastrointestinal defects occur?

Very common: Due to a lousy attitude to nutritional common sense. Standard american diet spells sad! ...Read more

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Is it common to get gastrointestinal pains from quitting diet?

Is it common to get gastrointestinal pains from quitting diet?

It's possible...: ....But unlikely, unless you quit a healthy diet and started eating an unhealthy one. Unless you are specifically sensitive to something you are eating, or you are eating something to excess, it's unlikely that good, fresh, healthy food is going to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the three most common gastrointestinal problems?

Bloating, reflux, +: The most common symptoms are associated with irritable bowel syndrome and are bloating and gas, with reflux it's heartburn, and with low fiber diets, its constipation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my gastrointestinal symptoms?

What are they: Would need much more description of what symptoms you are experiencing. Pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling, bloating, cramping, bleeding, weight loss, food intolerance, etc.? ...Read more

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Can mushrooms cause severe gastrointestinal reactions?

Possibly: The type of mushrooms purchased at the grocery are safe but some people could have sensitivities to them. If you pick you own, then i would be very careful. In fact, i suggest you do not pick your own mushrooms. But yes, i would say that one can become ill if mushrooms do not agree with them. By ill i mean diarrhea, cramping, colicky pain. If this is the case, stop eating them. ...Read more

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