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Diarrhea? Acid?: If you have a "nervous stomach" you may go by with medicines like Bentyl ( if not >65 y/o) or xanax ( alprazolam). If you have acid reflux take Prilosec otc 20 to 40 mg before trip, take tums or zantac 150 to 300 mg. If you have frank diarrhea c loose or fluid stools take Imodium or kaopectate otc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Causes inflammation: There is an old saying that all health problems begin in the gut; while simplistic, it is often true. Intestinal imbalances result in increased intestinal permeability, sometimes called "leaky gut syndrome" which can trigger systemic inflammation, cause food allergies & nutrient deficiencies & toxic overload. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/do-you-have-leaky-gut-syn_b_688951.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am unhappy with the barnett continent intestinal reservoir or it doesn't work properly, what are my options?
No easy answer: Intestinal pain can have many possible causes, and "fixing" this pain means identifying the cause. If you haven't done so already, see your doctor to identify the cause. Once a diagnosis is established, a treatment plan can then be explored. ...Read more
Chronic inflammation: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it belongs to a group known as inflammatory bowel diseases. It most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Persistent diarrhea, pain, bleeding, weight loss, some of the symptoms. ...Read more
See GI: Depending on what the disorder is you are having will depend on how best to get rid of it. See a GI dr. To get a handle on why you are having chronic issues and then the appropriate treatment can be started. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are you asking?: We can help if we know: what symptoms you are experiencing, where they localize, for how long ; with what intensity, aggrevating factors, past evaluation ; results, what has been ruled out, what medications or treatments you've tried, etc. You've given us no information to work with, but we are happy to hear more ; attempt to help you. How do you even know your discomfort is of intestinal origin? ...Read more
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