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How Can I Get Rid Of My Colitis
Depends: A complete and correct diagnosis of colitis, depending on the cause is best treated with proper medication and diet and close follow up with your doctor. But the first step is making the correct diagnosis. Colitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. There are numerous types and causes and different treatments, so get to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a name given to a chronic set of symptoms including abdominal pain or discomfort associated with and alteration in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation, hard or loose stools). The cause is not clear. Things you can try at home which may be helpful are exercise, stress reduction, fiber, probiotics and adequate fluid intake. Otherwise see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart burn: Heart burn is caused by reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be mediated by positional changes (for example, don't lie down after eating), otc meds like ppi which shut off acid production, and non-spicy foods. However, this only tempers the heart burn, treatment may need to be surgical if meds fail (fundoplication). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more
Treating psoriasis: There's no cure for psoriasis, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on severity and location. There are medicated shampoos and liquid or gel medications for the scalp. To[pical steroids and vitamin d products (dovonex, vectical) and tar are used on most body areas. Ultraviolet light helps many people. Internal meds like methotrexate, soriatane, enbrel, etc. Help severe psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescription meds: Once you have been tested for it, your doctor will prescribe an entire regiman that consists of more than one medication. It will include up to 2 different antibiotics as well as Prilosec type (proton pump inhibitor) medication. Other therapies include bismuth subsalicylate, antibiotics (tetracycline), metronidazole, and h2 receptor antagonist (zantac). This is between you and your doctor. ...Read more
Depends...: Most case of tonsillitis in the adult resolve on their own after a few days of rest and fluids. However, if feeling very sick, with persistent fever, feeling worse, unable to swallow and /or not better after a week most likely you will need antibiotics that will need to be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
It's complicated: See a good speech therapist who has worked with others. Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and working with somebody with experience in helping others with same problem. ...Read more
How to: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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