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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially. The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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Is Phillips colon probiotics good to replenish your immune and digestive system ?

Is Phillips colon probiotics good to replenish your immune and digestive system ?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Would recommend a poly-strain probiotic that is slow -release with millions of cultures. It will cost more but will do a much better job that cheap ones. ...Read more

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Does colo-vados help for digestive system? Or can hurt digestive sistem?

Does colo-vados help for digestive system? Or can hurt digestive sistem?

Unsure: I am not familiar with colo-vados. Also what is wrong that you think you might need this remedy? I you do have a GI problem it would be wise to consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

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How does IBS digestive process work?

How does IBS digestive process work?

IBS: The main symptoms of ibs are abdominal pain, fullness, gas, and bloating that have been present for at least 3 days a month for the last 3 months. The pain and other symptoms will often: be reduced or go away after a bowel movement occur when there is a change in how often you have bowel movements people with ibs may switch between constipation and diarrhea, or mostly have one or the other. ...Read more

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Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health ?

Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health
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Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

Here are some...: In the early stage of colon cancer, the patients would not feel any change in digestive system unless having chronic inflammation. In its later stage, seeing blood in stool and blocking bowel passage may occur and be expected. After its related surgery if needed, patients may have some change in GI function from colon resection or colostomy. More? Ask Doc timely... ...Read more

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How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

Obstruction: The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water to convert the liquid digestive by-products into a solid form. This physiologic function is essentially unaffected by a cancer. However, as the cancer grows, it may obstruct the intestine, leading to pain, bloating, and (rarely) rupture. Furthermore, these tumors often bleed, leading to anemia, which can make one feel tired and weak. ...Read more

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Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

It can.: A lot of people have found that daily yogurt helps normalize their digestive system. Activia brand has some added probiotics, which can also be found over the counter in the drugstore. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease( embarssment at gas)?

Crohn's disease( embarssment at gas)?

So difficult: I'm so sorry you are dealing with the embarrassment and pain of having too much gas. The best is to do what you can to get the disease under control with both western and complementary treatment modalities. The combination can help make the difference. ...Read more

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Aloevera good in hemorrhoids?

Aloevera good in hemorrhoids?

Better choices: are hemorrhoid preparations,keeping bowel movements soft and not straining with a bowel movement and soaking in warm water and trying tucks (witch hazel) wipes. ...Read more

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How is your mental health related to your digestive health?

How is your mental health related to your digestive health?

Mind-Gut: There is a clear mind-gut connection. Many people experience abdominal symptoms at times of stress and anxiety. This may be in part due to a change in eating habits and routine, but involves emotional impact as well. Fundamentally, a disturbance in your mental and psychologic wellbeing can frequently cause a disturbance in your physical well being. ...Read more

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Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Yes!: Drinking alcohol moderately (up to 2 drinks/day for men) will probably not cause problems. Becoming intoxicated complicates existing mental health issues by disrupting sleep cycles, destabilizing mood, and many other effects. It also induces mental health issues of its own -- especially if you become habituated to drinking, even in binge form. You can also make really bad decisions when drunk. ...Read more

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How does a peptic ulcer disease affect your digestive system?

How does a peptic ulcer disease affect your digestive system?

Varies: Ulcers can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, anemia or weight loss. Ironically, most ulcers are probably asymptomatic. ...Read more

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1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read more

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Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation

Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation

Fiber: One who has constipation on high meat diet would do well to eat an apple a day + 1/2 portion of Oatmeal with fruit and nuts at breakfast. If problem persists, see Gastroenterologist. Fiber-roughage is what is needed. ...Read more

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Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more

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What are some good medicine with fiber for digestive system?

What are some good medicine with fiber for digestive system?

Fibers: I often recomend fruits, vegetables, fiber tablets, metamucil. They often work ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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