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Doctor insights on: Intestinal Plaque

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Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Is intestinal metaplasia bad?

Is intestinal metaplasia bad?

It can get better: "barrett's esophagus" is the most common "intestinal metaplasia.". Repeated irritation of the esophagus from stomach acid causing heartburn can make the lining of the esophagus change to look like the intestinal lining. This is a warning sign; if repeated injury continues a cancer could form. A GI doctor can help your body fix things by minimizing the reflux & checking the area with a scope. ...Read more

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Does swallowing dental plaque causes clotting and heart disease?

Does swallowing dental plaque causes clotting and heart disease?

Plaques: Dental plaque and the plaque that occurs in the blood vessels of the heart are not one in the same. Swallowing dental plaque does not cause heart disease in the way that you are implying. While there is some controversy, there seems to be a link between patients who have periodontal (gum) problems and heart disease. It's not entirely understood at this point but appears related to inflammation. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Parasites: Activated charcoal has long been advocated as a home remedy for parasitic infections, but the validity of this has not withstood the challenge of controlled testing. ...Read more

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Can fecal impaction lead to bowel obstruction?

Can fecal impaction lead to bowel obstruction?

Yes: Fecal impaction, when severe, can be a cause of a mechanical bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is plaque buildup in arteries?

What is plaque buildup in arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Plakken: Dutch, meaning "to stick". That's the similarity. But they are totally different. Here are some links: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dental_plaque http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/what-is-atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can heart arteries harden from causes other than plaque build up?

Can heart arteries harden from causes other than plaque build up?

Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more

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What's small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka sibo?

What's small intestinal bacterial overgrowth  aka sibo?

SIBO: SIBO means there is an overgrowth in your small intestines of the types if bacteria that should only be in your colon/large intestine. ...Read more

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Is small intestine bacteria overgrowth a cause of ibs?

Is small intestine bacteria overgrowth a cause of ibs?

In some cases...: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). Xifaxan (rifaximin) is also helpful for c.Difficile in appropriate dose ; settings. ...Read more

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How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read more

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Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Probably: Atheroscleortic plaque can be decreased by diet, medication and exercise. Case studies show that even in patients with coronary artery disease who have had bypass, dietary changes can play a significant role in preventing further worsening of arterial changes and may reverse pre-existing disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11832674 ...Read more

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Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Yes: It can if there is blockage of pancreatic juices. It is called steatorrhea. The stool will float over water. ...Read more

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calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?

calcified  abd aorta and common iliac  arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight.  Intestinal  ischemia?

Yes: From the descriptions on the question I strongly believe you have intestinal ischemia and atherosclerotic vascular disease .Need to to be aggressive ib treatment for reversal of atherosclerosis. Check lipids get on a good regime of cholesterol lowering treatment.See a physician specializing in lipid manangement ...Read more

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Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

No: People don't eat gluten, they ear foods that contain gluten. These are grains, which contain some poorly digestible carbohydrates. Bacteria in the gut ferment these, can cause gas, bloat, pain, diarrhea- similar to symptoms of celiac sprue gluten bowel disease. The latter is immune related, the former is digestive. Important distinction re: diagnosis, and rx. Celiac lifelong exclusion;. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more