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Gurt Stomach Problems And Treatment
Any other ways to regulate my digestive system other than eating yogurt? I have gas problems and stomach aches often.
Watch diet: Eat less processed foods, dairy, soy, corn, sugars in your diet. And all that cause bloating and gas problems. Ideally, you should have a food allergy panel, and stay away from foods you’re allergic to. It can be expensive, but you only have to do it once per a few years. The elimination diet will help you identify the foods that are causing you problems. ...Read more
Is stool examination and H Pylori test really necessary for gastrointestinal problems and pain from abdomen to intestine? I also don't burp after I eat food and my stomach gets filled after eating small amount .Doctor pls help me
Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?
IBS and Reflux: Both of these conditions can be exacerbated with stress. I have a lot of patients tell me that there're IBS and their acid reflux can go away while they're on vacation, this is not always the case, But it proves a point that they can be stress-related. I would tend to think the pending your low back is related to the IBS but I cannot be sure. Yogurt can be helpful to control the symptoms of GERD ...Read more
Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more
I have GI distress (diarrhea) and nausea for 2+ months. Esophageal Candida found during endoscopy. Bland diet and anti-Candida diet opposites. Help!
Can gastritis with acid erosion cause gastroperisis? I have both and my symptoms are nausea that prevents me from eating solid foods.
Intestinal bacteria and duodenal ulcer with excessive belching (eat, drink, lying down) and flatulence. Currently taking probiotics to no avail.?
Milk is neither good nor bad for the issues you mentioned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: 75 to 80% of patients wih d.fragilis have resolution of their symptoms by taking a course of metronidazole even though half of those will still have evidence of the organism in their gut. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, dizziness, metallic taste, and others. It is one drug that will truely make you sick if you drink ANY alcohol while taking. ...Read more
Acidity: Antacids like tums, (calcium carbonate)mylanta or gelusil relieve gastric symptoms from acidity. However if you have continual symptoms after meals or drinking tea, you should be evaluated and treated by your physician or a gastroenterologist. Gastritis,gall stones,ulcer,or pancreatic problems are some possible causes. ...Read more
It's possible: It is possible that some upper GI symptoms can produce a back ache, but normally they cause an abdominal or chest discomfort. Does your lower back bother you more by twisting or bending over? It is more common for the muscles to be the cause of symptoms in that part of the body. ...Read more
Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? thx
GERD, ? H. Pylori: Reflux is often associated with H. Pylori but not always. You might have gastritis. You probably have at least some dysbiosis and possibly SIBO. You might have a deficiency of hydrochloric acid. Ideally see an integrative/functional medicine doc to evaluate. For some approaches that may help see http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm and http://tinyurl.com/hskctuj and https://draxe.com/sibo-symptoms/ ...Read more
Diagnosed with IBS. Can excessive stomach acid cause diarrhea?alot of heartburn and nausea this past weekend and now uncontrolled diarrhea.
IBS: IBS in traditional medicine is a diagnosis of exclusion. Newer research shows the bacteria in your gut determine the gut health. The healthier bacteria thrive when your diet is high in natural fibers from vegetables and fruits. You can chose symptom relief in the short term or change how you eat and get more lasting results. See www.institute of functional medicine .org for more info ...Read more
No, usually opposite: Gastroparesis normally slows the stomach & causes it to be quiet, especially around feeding time. Perhaps you are experiencing "rebound" when the gastroparesis resolves. It is possible, depending on the cause. Was the gastroparesis ever tested (gastric emptying scan)? Was the cause identified? (Medication? Diabetes?). Without good knowledge, it is hard to guide you. Use HealthTap Prime or ur docto ...Read more
Not responding to ppi's. Burn in stomach and red raw throat. Had all tests by GI and he can't find problem. Eating crackers & toast helps burn.?
Acid reflux: Treatment of acid reflux mandates lifestyle changes - medication alone is not the answer. Avoidance of food triggers is essentail in addition to small frequent feedings, bed head elevation to 4-6 inches and avoiding food 2-3 hours before bedtime. Cold drinks relax the gastroesophageal sphincter - warm liquids may be more comforting. Been there, still there and still enjoying life! ...Read more
I have acid reflux-acid washing up throat, indigestion-bad breath from stomach and constipation, laxatives or prunes don't work, solutions ?
Upper right chest pain x2 months that gets worse after a meal. History of GI issues, taking antiacids for 2months. How can I tell between cardiac/ pulmonary and esophageal GI pain?
Likely GERD given : Your age...Talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is eating an egg really the only way to do a stomach emptying test? Eggs give me stomach cramps and diarrhea, sometimes vommiting. Other options?
GES testing options: Traditionally, a gastric emptying scan (ges) is performed with a labelled test meal (egg beaters) that permits assessment of both liquid (initial) and solid (late) stomach emptying rates (recorded each hour for four hours as percent emptying of the test meal). Most nuclear medicine doctors however have different menu options for you if scrambled eggs are not palatable for, or tolerable by, you. ...Read more
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