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How To Treat Diverticulosis
Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are taking, and your response to meds. This can be addressed by your GI DR, and you should be followed by one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
First,fiber & fluids: Eat foods high in fiber- fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads, drink lots of water. Decrease caffeine and alcohol intake. Don't strain at stool, or read on the toilet. Most people respond to these simple guidelines. Still have concerns? See your doctor or a colorectal surgeon for exam and treatment. Most people do not need hemorrhoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods, try warm bath soaks. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Several ways: They are often caused by constipation or large stools. Pregnancy can increase the chance in women. Start by eating more fiber to regulate yourself, increase fluid intake. There are otc creams that can help with hemorrhoids, so try them first. If severe or thrombosed, a specialist may be needed to treat them, possibly including surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: IBS is a chronic disease. There are many treatment options depends on your symptoms, medical history and conditions. My advice for you is to work with your doctor or get a consultation from gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more
It is treated : Depending on type of glomeronephritis determines the treatment regimen. If it autoimmune, corticosteriods and other immunsuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are used. To better comment we would need to know the type of glomeronephritis that you have. ...Read more
Simethicone: Consider over-the-counter simethicone to help treat flatulence. Avoid foods commonly associated w/gas eg beans. Look for medications that inhibitor metabolism eg orlistat & Alpha glucosidase inhibitors as left over products can serve as fuel source for other commensal bacteria. ...Read more
Antibiotics/liquids: Diverticulitis is treated initially with intravenous antibiotics and oral clear liquids with a change to oral antibiotics when the pain is resolving and the signs of infection (fever & elevated white blood count) are improving. A colonoscopy is indicated a few weeks after resolution to be sure there is not a cancer. Cases complicated by perforation may require immediate surgical intervention ...Read more
Dysbiosis: Dysbiosis is a vague term that a lot of alternative based physicians give to a condition that is supposedly caused by " a leaky gut". This is suppodes to cause bacteria and other toxins to leak into the blood stream. The way to treat this is by eating probiotics either in the form of live culture yogurt or supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where are ulcers?: Stomach ulcers are treated differently from pressure ulcers. Former can be fixed w/antacids etc & by getting rid of h pylori infection. Shifting weight regularly to remove pressure is best way to allow pressure ulcer to heal. Plus eat enough calories & protein. If ulcers due to infection, need antibiotics. If due to autoimmune condition, need to provide supportive care & possibly immunosuppressant. ...Read more
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