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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Change In Bowel Habits

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control.Do the stool softeners help in IBS.Any lifestyle change needed!

What are the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome & what precautions needed to control.Do the stool softeners help in IBS.Any lifestyle change needed!

Constipation or the: runs or a mix of both are IBS symptoms. Your doc can check you for food sensitivities, although a nutritionist or natural doc may offer more sensitive testing in that area. Stress contributes. Yes, look at exercise, stress, food plan. All play a part. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a change in my diet help with incontinence? I have sporadic urine incontinence problems. Can a change in my diet help with this? .

Can a change in my diet help with incontinence? I have sporadic urine incontinence problems. Can a change in my diet help with this?

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Incontinence: While urge incontinence is often made worse by certain dietary irritants, most famously caffeine, stress urinary incontinence is not much influenced by chemistry. It really depends on which type of incontinence you are suffering from. You should be evaluated by a urologist and be worked up. ...Read more

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Have severe flatulence weekly causing abdominal pain and cramps.Have to take tabs for flatulence for relief.No change in diet nor change in stool.

Have severe flatulence weekly causing abdominal pain and cramps.Have to take tabs for flatulence for relief.No change in diet nor change in stool.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. You may have lactose or gluten intolerance or an irritable bowel syndrome. Take your simethicone product a half hour after meals which may prevent gas buildup. Drinking hot water helps break down gastrointestinal gas in case you have problems passing it. Don't force yourself to belch as you only swallow more air. Diet advice ...Read more

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Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

NO: If your baby is having more than 5 stools a day, not making wet diapers or difficulty with feeding or vomiting, please take him/her to the doctor. Young infants are especially vulnerable for dehydration. Please do not use any home remedies or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent with quantities of food and meal times and drink 80-100 ounces per day, more if you work out. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for black stool?

Are there any good home remedies for black stool?

Depends: Why is your stool black. If it is tarry black, see your doctor asap as it is a sign of bleeding in the intestine. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for irritable bowel syndrome?

Tough problem but i: Personnally swear by probiotics, whether from yogurt or tablets/ capsules. ...Read more

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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Consistent diarrhea for 3 weeks. No changes in lifestyle or diet.No extra stressorsno solid stools. Diarrhea is dark brown in color.Imodium (loperamide) not helpin?

See a doctor-: The chronicity of the diarrhea will require some testing of the stool and further diagnostics such as colonoscopy that will be done by a specialist. It may or may not be due to an infection. ...Read more

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Can an H Pylori infection (after successful treatment) cause change in bowel habits and pencil thin stools to continue? or cause IBS?

Can an H Pylori infection (after successful treatment) cause change in bowel habits and pencil thin stools to continue? or cause IBS?

Short answer, No: No, pencil thin stools are not caused by H pylori bacteria. You need a colonoscopy or appt. Pencil thin stools could be a sign of colon cancer or colitis (an inflammation or infection of your colon). Call and see your PCP and have them schedule you for a colonoscopy or GI consult. In the meantime, try probiotics. Your intestinal flora (good bacteria) may be imbalanced from those antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy or diet I can follow to reduce the pain symptoms associated with Endometriosis other than using painkillers regularly?

Is there any home remedy or diet I can follow to reduce the pain symptoms associated with Endometriosis other than using painkillers regularly?

Many: Diet can really help. There are many effective natural therapies. For more info see <a href="http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/endometriosis.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/endometriosis.htm</a> & <a href="https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/endometriosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://umm.ed ...Read more

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Remedy for excess air in gut after colonscopy? Not up for passing gas with people in next stall

Remedy for excess air in gut after colonscopy? Not up for passing gas with people in next stall

Just do it.: Not to be indelicate, but that is what the washroom is for. Either wait for them to leave, or you will have to pass it with them there. ...Read more

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What dietary changes should one make to their diet if they are suffering from fecal incontinence?

What dietary changes should one make to their diet if they are suffering from fecal incontinence?

Formed for control: Adding sufficient fiber to ensure a formed stool, will help you control movements by creating a more predictable movement and help to maintain hygiene. 30 grams of fiber daily would be a goal to shoot for, presuming there is no history of impaction. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more