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How to prevent apendicitis?

How to prevent apendicitis?

Unknown : I know of no way to prevent appendicitis. Otherwise, I would not have had mine removed at age 40! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

None: Crohn's disease's is inherited most of th time. There are environmental, inflammatory and immune sources. Need to chose your parents. ...Read more

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How to prevent gastric ulcer?

How to prevent  gastric ulcer?

Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else. Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do. Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more

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How to prevent recurrence of anal fistula?

How to prevent recurrence of anal fistula?

Depends: On the cause of the fistula in the first place. Maintain a consistent bowel pattern and avoiding constipation or diarrhea is the best you can do. If the fistula is relate to crohn's disease, keeping your disease in remission by taking your maintenance meds without fail, is the best you can do. ...Read more

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How to prevent appendix ?

How to prevent appendix
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?: That doesn't make sense. You don't prevent an appendix - it's an anatomical part of the body. If you mean appendicitis - the inflammation - there's no prevention - it just happens but to prevent the possible resulting infection, drink plenty of fluids and see your doctor at the first sign of illness or stomach pain, esp lower abdomen in the center or right side. ...Read more

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How can I prevent return of zenker's diverticulum?

How can I prevent return of zenker's diverticulum?

Proper surgery: The most important component to prevent recurrence after surgery is a complete myotomy at time of surgery. A well trained esophageal surgeon, in appropriate candidates, can often perform surgery trans-orally. ...Read more

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How to prevent pancreatic conggestion?

How to prevent pancreatic conggestion?

Regular food habbits: Eating regular meals, no more than 3 meals and may be a small snack around 3=4pm. Would help.Eliminating alcohol is important. ...Read more

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How to prevent cystitis?

How to prevent cystitis?

Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read more

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How to cure intestinal obstruction?

How to cure intestinal obstruction?

NG tube or surgery: If intestinal obstruction is due to adhesions post surgery, an attempt to reverse the partial twist using a nasogastric tube is a first attempt to be used. If the amount of ng drainage increases and gas does not pass per rectum, surgery is needed. Here, removal of adhesion and untwisting of bowel can help. Occassionally a side to side bypass has to be used. ...Read more

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How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

How to prevent and cure bladder infections?

First why is it?: The most important question for bladder infections is why did it happen. Most recurrence is relapse. Could be anatomic issue, colonization with bad bugs, related to intercourse (esp w/diaphragm-spermicide), change in urinary tract mucosa with menopause. Prevention is linked to the cause and once that is known, prevention is strategic working against the causes. ...Read more

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How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

If you eat: Adequate fiber in your diet, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains, don't waste your money on metamucil or other fiber substitutes and don't forget to drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Fluid is necessary for fiber to work properly. Even so this will not prevent 100% of the cases of diverticulitis but it will reduces your chances. ...Read more

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How to prevent gastric paon?

How to prevent gastric paon?

Gastric pain is: Kind of broad. Upper abdomen, at night more, probably reflux. Try generic ranitidine first at 150 mg, then omeprazole. If lower abdomen, constipation, or alternating constipation, diahrea is called irritable bowel syndrome (ibs for short). There is the issue of getting a history, it may not be GI system, say a uti, ovarian cyst, gallbladder, but go w/ reflux first, always consider seeing doc. ...Read more

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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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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 to cure menicus tear without surgery and how long to take to cure?

How to cure menicus tear without surgery and how long to take to cure?

Need surgery: The only way to correct a meniscal tear is an arthroscopic surgery. Other treatment such as shots and therapy only calm down the inflammation an arthroscopic procedure is the current way to treat the tear and allow you to get back to sports in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

Maybe diet: I do not know if you have gallstones or not. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods (fried chicken, cheese pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, etc.) may help. But if there are gallstones causing pain, then sometimes medication such as actigall (ursodiol) may dissolve gallstones over time. Sometimes though any foods can cause stomach discomfort and nausea, then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the ...Read more