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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Maybe not IBS: Enteritis (viral, bacterial), inflammation, gut dysmotility, malabsorption/maldigestion, etc. may results in all the symptoms you described without evoking IBS. Time for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication i'm taking fiber and probiotics i got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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I have been taking probiotics & fiber smart for my constapation it gets better and comes back i think it's IBS is there a certain diet I should be eat?

I have been taking probiotics & fiber smart for my constapation it gets better and comes back i think it's IBS is there a certain diet I should be eat?

Foods to avoid : You should be avoiding dairy, bananas, rice and drinking plenty of fluids. Try and see if it helps with a problem. ...Read more

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Ibs constipation, what to do?

Ibs constipation, what to do?

IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy ...Read more

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What can I do about IBS with constipation?

Diet: Ibs is caused by messages from the brain to the bowel. So the opposite of that is constipation and it means that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unstable. The major cause in the U.S. Is diet, especially sugar in all its forms, including sweeteners. Look up my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. You don't put the wrong fuel into your car so the body has the same needs. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

What are the tests for IBS if you have constipation?

Negative colonoscopy: Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by alternating unbalanced signals from the brain. One overstimulates peristalsis (bowel contractions)leading to diarrhea. The other one stops it, leading to constipation. My view is that this can be a forerunner of ulcerative colitis. It is the autonomic nervous system that is at fault and the commonest cause is poor diet. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?

Yes, possibly: Yes it can. However in young females there could be many other reasons for pain in the abdomen. You can try some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) OTC 1-2 scoops daily as needed for constipation and if pain keeps recurring, you will need to see a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more