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Inflammable Bowel Disease
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Just been diagnosed with functional bowel disease. What is it? What's the treamtment, prospects, how does it work?
More Fiber Less Stre: I recommend 1-2 tablespoons of Psyllium Husks (Metamucil, Konsyl) in a glass of water. Drink it fast (otherwise, it will turn to sludge in the glass)--and follow with another glass of water. You should have an easy bowel movement every day. If you're not doing that, you probably need more fiber--and maybe more magnesium (500-1,000 mg/day). Stress may exacerbate the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmunity.: Genetic predisposition and interaction with pathogens from the environment conspire to cause ibd, which in essence is an autoimmune disorder. Maternal-fetal cell trafficking across the placenta fuels the theory that most if not all autimmune disorders have their origin in fetal (or maternal) stem cells persisting in various organs and stimulating inflammatory response. Stress does not help! ...Read more
What effect does snorting cocaine have on a healthy bowel and what is the effect on bowel with Crohn's Disease?
Pardon my irony: The effects of the stress from dealing with police/courts/prison conditions is BIG and has very bad effects on several body functions, but maybe especially hard on your bowels. Certainly a Crohn's patient, but even a healthy bowel might not deal well w/ the dietary deprivations you could encounter. BTW, at the point of use, it may feel good. But it is risky in many ways beyond that. I'd say avoid! ...Read more
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease generally refers to crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Both may give you diarrhea up to 10-20 movements per day, uc usually with blood mixed in, abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of energy and numeropus other associated co morbid conditions. If in doubt see either a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medications: Variety of medications that will try to down regulate the inappropriate immune response found in ibd. Mesalamine (ie 5asa) products are a mainstay for uc and crohn's colitis. Other medications include immunosuppresant agents such as 6mp, immuran as well as biologic agents such as remicdae or humira. Steroids such as Prednisone are used in severe flares, but a not a long term option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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