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Does the biopolar system before treated affect you in ways like headaches and stomach disorders?

Does the biopolar system before treated affect you in ways like headaches and stomach disorders?

Not necessarily: Bipolar mood disorder seen in some celiac patients and visa versa so get screened with blood tests. Headaches very common in general population so not necessarily related. Medications used to treat bipolar commonly have GI and neurological side effects but you said "before treatment" so assume you mean symptoms present before medications prescribed for bipolar. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What are some chronic stomach disorders?

What are some chronic stomach disorders?

Multiple things: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Do mushrooms cause any stomach disorders?

Do mushrooms cause any stomach disorders?

Depends on shroom: Some are poisonous if you pick wild - need to be expert in identification. If you are colonized with candida in your gut as many of us are with our poor diets, undiagnosed food allergens, and environmental toxins stored in our bodies the shrooms can cause worsening of gut symptoms. ...Read more

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I have breathing problem and stomach disorders?

I have breathing problem and stomach disorders?

Please: Clarify with specific & clear question & re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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Do you know of stomach disorders developing in a fetus?

Do you know of stomach disorders developing in a fetus?

Some.: Duodenal atresia, pyloric stenosis and esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula can all be present in fetal life and are potentially diagnosable [and treatable postnatally]. ...Read more

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Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Perinatology: In order to get detailed information about your baby's growth and development on ultrasound, you need to see a perinatologist. There are many disorders possible but they're rare -- gastroschisis, echogenic bowel, situs inversus, omphalocele, etc. A second trimester ultrasound should look for all of these. ...Read more

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What to do about post-travel stomach disorders?

Find a doc to help: Go to a4m.Com website and find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate your gut with a specialty stool test like diagnostechs stool profile or genova cdsa. Once test kit is collected would start high dose probiotics to start to rebuild normal gut flora and support gut immune function until specific results are back. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between stomach disorders and weight?

Is there any connection between stomach disorders and weight?

Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everything in your body. If yo don't digest well (lack of acid or digestive enzymes), or you don't absorb well, or have a metabolic disorder underlying utilization of nutrients or detoxification, then your body starts to suffer. This can cause weight issues. ...Read more

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My grandmas suffering from chronic pain, she has mult things wrong and won't take no opiate meds do to stomach disorders, is there any that won't effect?

My grandmas suffering from chronic pain, she has mult things wrong and won't take no opiate meds do to stomach disorders, is there any that won't effect?

Other than opiates: Opiates are not the best way to treat chronic pain. There are a number of other agents that might help, including gabapentin, nortriptyline among those. She should see a pain specialist or a neurologist. Depending on what is causing the pain, there may be more focused, localized treatments as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid from my stomach disorders and bowel problems?

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection with palpitations & hiatus hernia & ibs? Or is there any stomach disorders that can causes palpitations in general?

Is there a connection with palpitations & hiatus hernia & ibs? Or is there any stomach disorders that can causes palpitations in general?

HH emphasizes: When hh is up in chest, it can make irregular heartbeat more noticeable / feel-able, but I am not aware that it is otherwise linked or causes them. ...Read more

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Can blood tests show if I should be having symptoms of a stomach disorder?

Can blood tests show if I should be having symptoms of a stomach disorder?

Limited: Blood tests will detect antibodies to helicobacter suggesting a bacterial infection that causes gastitis and peptic ulers, changes in some hormones associated with stomach disorders, some tumors but usualy not in early stages, and autoantibdies that may affect the stomach. A history and physical examination, and endoscopy may be needed for a full workup. ...Read more

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Could a headache have anything to do with poor indegestion and stomach disorder?

Could a headache have anything to do with poor indegestion and stomach disorder?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Stomach disorder problem. Get it when start up eating baked goods in us after a trip or diet?

Stomach disorder problem. Get it when start up eating baked goods in us after a trip or diet?

Wheat problem: You may have a sensitivity to wheat, specifically gluten. You should see your doctor and get tested for celiac disease. This can be checked by a simple blood test. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Should I be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Examination: Have your son checked by your pediatrician. What you see as a problem may be normal. Or he may have one of many gastric problems such as lactose intolerance. Only your pediatrician can determine if a problem exists and if treatment is necessary. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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20months daughter has stomach disorder. May be dirrhea. Pass stool 6--7 times n last three hours. Also has 100temp. What immediately I should do?

20months daughter has stomach disorder. May be dirrhea. Pass stool 6--7 times n last three hours. Also has 100temp. What immediately I should do?

Infectious diarrhea: Sounds like infectious in origin. Viral (rota) is most common in this age group but with new vaccines against rota virus- is becoming less common. Other causes like bacteria (shigella, salmonella, amoeba) etc need to be investigated. See your pediatrician. Keep her well hydrated with pedialyte. ...Read more

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I am underweight BMI = 18. I often suffer stomach disorder specially in the morning. Eating anything gives me gas and uneasy feeling in gut.

I am underweight BMI = 18. I often suffer stomach disorder specially in the morning. Eating anything gives me gas and uneasy feeling in gut.

See doctor: Ulcers or gallstones or celiac disease or sprue. Possibilities are many. See a gastroenterologist. Not healthy for a young man to be undernourished. Seek help. ...Read more

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Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

To some extent.: Truncal obesity is one of the major risk factors. There is a genetic predisposition, but just like with any case of obesity - it is a simple calory count math. If one uses more calories, then he or she consumes, the weight will reduce. ...Read more

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Never achieved a flat stomach no matter how much I work out. Is it achievable or does it depend on genetics?

Never achieved a flat stomach no matter how much I work out. Is it achievable or does it depend on genetics?

Achievable.: You should be able to obtain a flat stomach with the correct abdominal strengthening exercises, provided that there is not an excessive amount of fat over the abdominal muscles. See a certified personal trainer, who can provide you with the proper exercises. ...Read more

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Is stomach bacteria genetic?

Is stomach bacteria genetic?

Bacteria in & on us.: Yes and no. To be alive and to digest some of the food we eat we need to have bugs living in our gastro-intestinal tracts. The type of bugs we have may come from growing up in an environment with our family. But it is mostly environmental that these bugs living in symbiosis with us are present. I would be curious as to why you asked this question. ...Read more

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I've been told fat distribution all depends on genetics. But why does beer specifically seem to target fat growth in the stomach?

Carbs: Beer is a carbohydrate rich beverage that also tends to spike blood sugar levels. This tends to lead to excess fat deposition. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more

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Is it true that you have to have certain genetics to get an eight pack, as in defining the bottom two abdominal muscles?

Is it true that you have to have certain genetics to get an eight pack, as in defining the bottom two abdominal muscles?

Some: People have better genetic make up to be "ripped" in the gym. But everyone has the ability to obtain the 8 pack. Just may take more work for some people. But don't give up. Keep working ...Read more

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Is there a genetic component to stomach cancer?

Is there a genetic component to stomach cancer?

Possibly: There are some Asian countries that have higher incidence of gastric cancer, and there is thought to be an association of stomach cancer with smoked foods, excess alcohol, and cigarette smoking. Lifestyle and possibly Asian heritage may be associated, but gastric cancer in the us is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight in my legs but I only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body : (what do I do?

Certain things: Certain things you can not change, like the genetic predisposition you just described. Exercise and a diet to mantain a healthy weight (decreasing your perception of disproportion) should help improving your image of yourself. Certain things you can change. ...Read more

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Can anyone get flat abs if they eat right and exercise regularly? Or can genetics (fat storage in stomach) prevent some ppl achieving visible 6 pack?

Can anyone get flat abs if they eat right and exercise regularly? Or can genetics (fat storage in stomach) prevent some ppl achieving visible 6 pack?

Most: Most can get the desired effect they search for with extremely hard work and eating well and toning exercises, but if inherently obese and/or with much fatty tissue/bulk around the abs already, it would be more difficult to achieve the magazine/Hollywood look you are probably craving. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have extra skin on lower abdomen I guess it's genetics I don't know I'm 18 and been having it. I'm not over weight or anything is their a way I can get rid of this extra skin with out surgery?

I have extra skin on lower abdomen I guess it's genetics I don't know I'm 18 and been having it. I'm not over weight or anything is their a way I can get rid of this extra skin with out surgery?

Genetic testing: You may need to see a genetic specialist or dermatologist as there are rare skin conditions, e.G "pxe", that cause loose skin. Were you ever heavier & then lost weight: that can cause loose skin, hrs www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing

How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing

Just get it: You have asked more than once and this shows determination. That is commendable. It may be pricey but you want to know. Just that desire, well educated, is reason enough. A clinical geneticist may be a helpful guide. ...Read more

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My dad, his brother and his sister all died of stomach cancer before age of 42, other various cancers are on that side too. Can I get genetic testin?

My dad, his brother and his sister all died of stomach cancer before age of 42, other various cancers are on that side too. Can I get genetic testin?

Yes: It is advised that patients with diffuse gastric cancer or a family history of gastric cancer should be referred for genetic testing. Talk to your father's oncologist for referral to generic counselor. Otherwise discuss with your PMD about genetic testing. ...Read more

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My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy (EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more

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Stomach Disorders (Definition)

Stomach disorder is a condition in which a person has problems related to the stomach. Stomach disorders include acid reflux disease (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease (ulcers), viral stomach flu, internal bleeding in the stomach, cancer, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more