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How can I prevent diverticulitis?

How can I prevent diverticulitis?

Fiber: There are many dietary recommendations that have been widely disseminated (things to avoid, etc), but recent studies have found no basis for those recommendations. The one thing that has been shown to prevent a second episode of diverticulitis (once someone has has a first episode) is to take a tablespoon of fiber supplementation (phyllium) daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more


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How can I prevent constipation?

How can I prevent constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bloating?

How can I prevent bloating?

Depends on the cause: Bloating usually means excess gas or stool in the intestines. Sometimes it means slow emptying of the stomach. Avoiding, or getting rid of, constipation is important. This can be done with lifestyle changes, dietary improvements, otc laxatives, and prescription meds. Lactose intolerance and eating excessive fiber both cause more gas. The doctor can make sure there's not a tumor blocking things. ...Read more

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How can I prevent abdominal adhesions?

How can I prevent abdominal adhesions?

You can't: Prevent them. They form from episodes of intra-abdominal inflammation, endometriosis, or prior surgery. Laparoscopic surgery seems to reduce the risk of adhesion formation after surgery. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gas?

How can I prevent gas?

Gas: Go easy on the high fiber foods such as cereals, legumes etc. Taking anti- gas tablets like Beano might also help ...Read more

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How can I prevent lumbago?

How can I prevent lumbago?

Many Ways: There are many things you can try, but it depends on your underlying anatomy. Here are a few: good posture, core exercises, stretching, and proper body mechanics. ...Read more

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How can I prevent GI cancer?

How can I prevent GI cancer?

Healthy lifestyle.: Maintain a healthy lifestyle: - balanced diet - achieve and maintain an ideal body weight - don't use tobacco - consume alcohol in moderation - know your family history watch for symptoms: - blood in your stool - change in stool habits - unusual abdominal pains keep up on screening tests: - colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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How can I prevent utis? I get utis very often. What can I do to prevent them? .

How can I prevent utis? I get utis very often. What can I do to prevent them?

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Recurrent UTIs: Having more then two urinary tract infections a year is a pain. Usually an evaluation for this involves cystoscopy to look for a physical reason. If there isn't a physical reason there are few medication management possibilities. 1) pre-prescribed as needed antibiotic use for symptoms/activities 2) alternative monthly between two antibiotics. 3) other options too. Talk to your doctor about them. ...Read more

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How do I prevent appendicitis?

How do I prevent appendicitis?

Unknown.: As we don't really understand what causes appendicitis, we have no way to prevent it. Like many acute illnesses, the sooner we diagnose it, the better people do. ...Read more

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How can I prevent u.T.I or help cure one?

How can I prevent u.T.I or help cure one?

Keep dry and clean: Most uti's are caused by e. Coli bacteria that lives in the digestive tract. Keeping area between the anus an the vigina clean and dry is the best prevention. Wear loose underpants not thongs or tight panties that can " wick" bacteria from back to front. Always wipe after bowel movements from front to back. Azo will treat some mild uti's, see you physician for bad ones. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

Avoid sick people: Bronchiolitis is a wheezing/runny nose/congestion illness caused by a virus called rsv. It is contracted from another person who has RSV (usually young children but could be anyone). Most children especially babies get it from daycare or preschool... So avoiding those places is important. ...Read more

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How can I prevent epistaxis?

How can I prevent epistaxis?

Epistaxis: Depends on what is causing it. Most of the time is bening and spontaneous. For example dry air (winter) , allergies, sneezing. Vaseline in nostril will prevent dryness. If in doubt, see doctor for evaluation, medication review, labs or referral if needed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent scarring?

How can I prevent scarring?

You can't: Everyone heals by scarring. A good scar is very difficult to see. Keeping stress off of the scar, using pressure with a silicone pad on the scar can be used. Steroids can be used with or without pressure. Your doctor would be the best one to ask for your situation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having pimples?

How can I prevent having pimples?

No good way: Without medications. I like Accutane because the good effects lasts years. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mastitis?

How can I prevent mastitis?

Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

Pink eye: This is in adults almost always viral. No topical antibiotic ointment or drop will prevent it. It is caught, like the common cold, by exposure to material from someone who currently has the condition. Observing cleanliness on your part will help but you cannot avoid touching objects that may have the virus on it when placed there by another. ...Read more

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How can I treat peritonitis?

How can I treat peritonitis?

You can't: This needs immediate er attention and always will result in a hospital admission, likely abdominal surgery and high dose antibiotic treatment. You can't do this on your own and you must act quickly before you pass out. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pregnancy?

Broad topic: You pose an open question that cannot be answered in the 400 characters we have allotted. You have not provides your age/background/ previous methods considered/etc. You are welcome to ask again,but the more background you provide the more likely we can provide you with workable information. ...Read more