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How can I reduce my IBS symptoms?

How can I reduce my IBS symptoms?

Several things: Eat at regular times, do not skip meals, eat similar amounts and types of food at each sitting, maintain a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 ounce of non caffeinated/non alcoholic fluids daily. Taking a good pro-biotic such as florastor can also help. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...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 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 reduce period symptoms?

How can you reduce period symptoms?

Some tips: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...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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Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?

Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?

Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more

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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Avoid fats, or OR: Fatty foods often trigger the gallbladder to contract and makes the symptoms worse. 95% of patients who are actively having gallbladder pain will continue to have problems until the gallbladder is removed. So, you might consider or. ...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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Can you tell me how to reduce my PMS symptoms?

Can you tell me how to reduce my PMS symptoms?

PMS: Pms tx: nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Can you suggest me how to reduce the symptoms of my illnes?

Incomplete info: You did not provide any indication of your illness. It would be better to discuss it with your doctor who knows about health and related issues. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to relieve symptoms of prostatitis?

I'm curious as to what can I do to relieve symptoms of prostatitis?

Hydration: Drink plenty of water, enough to keep your urine clear. Minimize caffeine, carbonation, coffee. Try soaking in the hot tub. Try some ibuprofen. Cases of acute prostatitis require antibiotics, however the majority of low grade-chronic prostatitis cases do not really need antibiotics and the above- mentioned measures seem to help the most. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

Medication: The common teaching is that medications are first-line treatment for adhd. The most important thing is getting the diagnosis correct, then if it is adhd, stimulants are typically first-line. ...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 I alleviate the symptoms of diverticular disease?

How can I alleviate the symptoms of diverticular disease?

Eat healthy & smart: Drink plenty of water & liquids. Eat higher fiber foods , fruits & vegetables. Avoid white rice, noodles, white bread, cakes & junk food. Avoid fast food places. Take fiber supplements like metamucil. Avoid constipation. ...Read more

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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

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How can I reduce symptoms of ibs? What can I do to reduce the pain of ibs? Is there anything i can do to get rid of it?

How can I reduce symptoms of ibs? What can I do to reduce the pain of ibs? Is there anything i can do to get rid of it?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...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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