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How can you relieve IBS pain?

How can you relieve IBS pain?

Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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How can I ease menopausal symptoms?

How can I ease menopausal symptoms?

Exercise : One of the best methods of treating menopausal symptoms is regular cardiovascular exercise, 60 min a day. Good sleep hygiene is another. As it is a healthy diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. None of the over-the-counter supplements have been proven to be effective. There are some medications which can be effective but you need to see your doctor to discuss this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can tell apart IBS and IBD symptoms ?

How can tell apart IBS and IBD symptoms ?

They're similar: You really tell them apart, you need testing such as CT scan and colonoscopy. That being said, some forms of IBS include constipation which is not typically a component of IBD such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's. But ultimately, you really need testing. ...Read more

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How to ease cramps?

How to ease cramps?

Add Magnesium: Most of us are deficient in magnesium and calcium. Get a chelated form of magnesium that is less likely to affect bowel function like magnesium glycinate which is the best absorbed. Start with two caps 2 x daily and increase as needed. Add some calcium citrate to that - 500-1000mg 2 times daily. Dietary - avoid smoking, caffeine , and alcohol which can wrosen them. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

What can I do to relieve gallbladder symptoms?

Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to keep your gallbladder happy avoid foods high in saturated fats and fried foods. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What can you do to ease saratonin withdrawal symtomes?

What can you do to ease saratonin withdrawal symtomes?

Slower withdrawal: May need to taper very slowly with oral form of medication-you can reduce dose by fractions of mg-if it comes in concentrated form, or if you are coming off of a shorter acting ssri, adding Prozac (fluoxetine) for a few days at the end of treatment can help. If all else fails, a compounding pharmacist can make up the ssri in tiny doses which allows you to withdraw over several months. Not that uncommon. ...Read more

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Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read more

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How can you ease rls?

How can you ease rls?

RLS: Rls, or restless legs syndrome is a rather common condition -- start with a visit to the doctor for exam and labwork (ferritin, etc.) there are a host of medications that may help, and rumor has it, that placing a bar of soap between the sheets in your bed can also help your symptoms (odd, but true!). ...Read more

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How can I ease constipation?

How can I ease constipation?

Diet and fluids: High fiber diet, and at least 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise(20 ounces extra for every 30 min of strenuous activity) and more if you travel by planes frequently (20 ounces per hour of flying time). ...Read more

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How can I relieve my colitis symptoms ?

How can I relieve my colitis symptoms ?

It all depends...: Depends on what is causing the colitis. If it is an infection then antibiotics, but if we are dealing with an inflammatory colitis the medications you can use can be a wide variety targeting the inflammation and they need to be prescribed by a medical provider, not something you can take over the counter. Usually if this is the case close monitoring is needed. Follow up with GI provider on this. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

Fluids and rest.: Symptoms should be treated with lots of fluids and rest. Caugh can be treated with tea and honey. Muscle aches and headaches can be helped using the herb fever few. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

Flu: Hydrate well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for fever/ pain. Rest. Symptomatic relief of other symptoms. ...Read more

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How to help relieve my thyroid symptoms?

How to help relieve my thyroid symptoms?

Too low or too high?: Either too high or to low, you need to see doc to assess for appropriate treatment. Blood work is certainly need and depending what is found on exam like a thyroid nodule etc...Additional test such as ultrasound maybe needed. There are effective treatments for both conditions, but doc must know which you have first. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you relieve an IBS attack?

How can you relieve an IBS attack?

Depends on symptoms: Ibs is a heterogeneous disease which can include symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, cramping, bloating and nausea. Relieving factors depend on the exact symptoms. In general psyllium based fiber supplements and probiotics may be helpful in preventing symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you relieve amitryptiline withdrawal symptoms?

Slow taper: The dose of amitryptiline should be tapered slowly reducing the dose over a 4-6 week period until it is discontinued. ...Read more

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How can I relieve symptoms of depression?

How can I relieve symptoms of depression?

Depends: Depends on cause. Exercise is helpful, having more friends, eating and sleeping right. Make sure thyroid is not the issue. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from irritable bowel syndrome?

What can I do to get relief from irritable bowel syndrome?

Varies: You can control mild signs & symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and making changes in your diet and lifestyle. Ex: fiber supplements; anti-diarrheal medications; eliminating high-gas foods; anticholinergic medications; antidepressant medications; antibiotics; & perhaps, counseling. Exercise, food avoidance, smaller meals can be considered. See your doctor! ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

What can I do to alleviate nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Many things: A formal support program helps reduce anxiety and alleviates withdrawal just by taking your mind off it, and focusing on other things. Exercise and other healthful activities can do the same. If moderate to severe, nicotine replacement (patches, gum, lozenges etc.) help, as do the prescription medications bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). Acupuncture&hypnosis help some people. ...Read more