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How Can I Reduce Stomach Digestive Problems
My 89 year old grandma is having increased digestive problems and we don't know what to do. What are the lightest foods that won't upset her stomach?
Ate half of a high protein think thin bar unaware that it can cause digestive problems. Should I be ok? What should I do to help my stomach?
You should be OK: Half a bar is unlikely to cause any long term issue with your digestive tract. Fluids and healthy food is best. Reports of digestive problems with certain types of high protein bars state that certain patients can have digestive problems, it is not the case that all do. ...Read more
I underwent varicocelectomy almost 2 years ago and I still experience pain and pressure in my left lower abdomen with digestive problems after sex.?
Ever since having my gallbladder out, I've been having stomach/digestive problems and mild pain on the right side. Could there be a post-surgery probl?
Possibly: Similar pain after gallbladder surgery may be related to the gallbladder. It really depends how long after surgery it is occurring. If it's within a week, it is probably just post-surgical pain. If it is longer, than stones may be present in the main duct and cause symptoms. You need to speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
I m having pain in my upper stomach just below my chest when I m breathing in. I m getting tired very soon having digestive problems?
What does it mean when I'm getting some pain in lower left abdomen? (maybe where left ovary is.) Not period cramps. Not digestive problems.
Mittelschmerz: This sudden onset of intense RLQ or LLQ pain occurs about halfway through the menstrual cycle, typically on days 12 to 16. The pain is generally attributed to local irritation caused by the release of blood, follicular fluid, and prostaglandins, as well as increased fallopian tube peristalsis during ovulation. ...Read more
Masturbating once a day leading to mild stomach pains and digestive problems that are alleviated by eating or drinking water. Why does this happen?
Not related.: The symptoms you're having with your stomach are not related to masturbation. I would try some antacids to see if they help your stomach problem. If they do not, then I would see your doctor if they persist. Good luck, and don't worry about the masturbation. It will not cause this kind of symptoms. ...Read more
Is there any virus infection connected to digestive problems? I had fever for two days and my stomach was not feeling well. Now I cannot digest well.
Many: Yes, there are many viruses that cause the "stomach flu", or gastroenteritis. I adults, that may cause fever, vomiting or diarrhea, and sometimes just nausea and stomach cramps. Nothing much to do, except drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated and it should resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Why do people with GERD lose weight? Is this do to an upset stomach/digestive problems related to acid reflux?
Male30yrs. When I have digestive problems, I urinate very less. Urine analysis normal. Sr cr used to be 0.9, now 1.1. Will have reduced appetite this time?
Refocus: Your creatinine levels are fine. The increase may be due to your putting on some muscle or having taken some medication or being dried out. Of course you urinate less when you're stomach's upset -- you drink less water. You also describe B12 deficiency -- this is a VERY serious problem that needs to be addressed. Pernicious anemia? Ill-advised vegetarianism? Work on the big issues here. ...Read more
Upset system: Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food. Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated. ...Read more
Oats are carbs: Let your reaction to oats and buttermilk guide your choices. It's best to rotate food so you get a variety of nutrients. Lower carbs and higher w/fruits and vegetables can be healthier. How about fruit/yogurt one day for breakfast and oats the next? Peace and good health. ...Read more
Generally not: Antimicrobial associated diarrhea does not have long lasting sequelae ...Read more
Which digestive enzyme brand is better for acid reflux issue and digestive problems: swiss natural or jamieson?
Neither: Gerd or acid reflux disease results in irritation of the lower aspect of the esophagus resulting in changes in the lining (barrett's), some having scarring and difficulty swallowing, lung problems, and abdominal pain. Digestion should not be affected, and there should be no reason to take any enzymes unless you have other problems such as with your pancreas. ...Read more
Excellent effects: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. ...Read more
Yes: Most common associated symptoms related to feeding include regurgitation (ge reflux), emesis, cough, choking, and slow feedings. Infants with laryngomalacia may have a difficult time coordinating suck swallow breath sequence for feeding as a result of their airway obstruction and sometimes have aspiration problems. Treatment of ge reflux and thickening of feedings for aspiration often help. ...Read more
Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >>. ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "DA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more
Sure: There are numerous ways digestive problems cause dizziness. If you vomit and unable to due or eat for a day or two you will be dizzy. If you have severe diarrhea and unable to replenish the loss you will feel dizzy since your blood pressure will be low due to the effective circulating blood volume will be low. There or dozens or reason you might feel dizzy from GI causes. ...Read more
Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more
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