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Jim Brooker Gastro
Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
Is a probiotic dairy: Probiotics put good organisms into your gut. Yakult is a branded dairy drink that contains lactobacillus ; is available over-the-counter. It needs to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. Alternative probiotics don't require refrigeration ; offer different organisms. ...Read more
Bunches of questions an concerns about my gastro issues. If u are not in the gastro field please do not reply. Thanks!
Not a GI Doctor.: But did want to let you know that this is way too general for any Healthtap doctors to answer. Please break down entries into specific and clear questions (one topic each). ...Read more
What to do if I have been prescribed gastro resistant pills and have been told to take this capsules for life, why is this?
Don't know: We don't know your diagnosis. We know that you have a specific release form of a medication but we don't know what the medication is. We would need to have some pertinent info before we attempted to answer this. ...Read more
Dear gastro, tell me the name of another medicine like function of Rifoximin. I need multinational for inside of country.?
Rifoximin: Trade names of this product include Xifaxan, (rifaximin) Xifaxanta, and Normix. There may be others available in the UAE but your pharmacist would be the best resource. ...Read more
I was exposed to someone who had gastro over 3 days ago and I am not sick. I haven't seen them since is there a chance I can still get it or not?
Still a small chance: These infections usually incubate over a two to three day period, so you're almost out of the woods. If you don't have any symptoms by tomorrow, then you're probably OK. ...Read more
How long does it take to prepare for a gastro emptying scan? And how long does the gastro emptying scan/test last? In a total, how long does it take?
Gastric empting stud:
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/gastric_emptying_study/article. Htm
Met with two gastros and get the feeling all they care about is performing procedures. How can I find a good gastro willing to help and work with me?
Maybe you need...: ...The procedures they recommended (since both docs gave you the same advice). If still seeking a third opinion, ask who among your contact is satisfied with their gastroenterologist. Or, ask your primary care provider for a referral to someone you may like (after all, your pcp knows your personality ; who you may best mesh with). But what will you do if the third opinion recommends a procedure? ...Read more
Camera down mouth: Along camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine this is performed while you are either completely asleep using anesthesia or in a twilight/ conscious state. As the camera is slowly withdrawn images of your small intestine stomach and esophagus are taken and closely examined. The doctor can take biopsies /remove tissue such as a polyp ...Read more
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more
Gastroparesis....: ....Is also known as delayed emptying of the stomach. It's a condition, from multiple causes, where the stomach doesn't empty properly into the intestines. I suspect you meant to ask something else. ...Read more
Small and frequent: You should eat small amounts of easily-digestible foods every few hours. Avoid eating too much at once, and avoid drinking too much liquid with meals. If you are needing to gain weight or improve your nutrition, try supplement drinks like boost or ensure, or glucerna if you're diabetic. ...Read more
? question: Not sure what you are asking here. Please re-ask with specifics and more information. ...Read more
Gastro resistant med: Hello. Do you mean meds which are not metabolized or processed through the stomach? If this is what you are talking about, then absolutely there are med optionss which are very beneficial for pain relief especially if the pain is considered dull, aching, and throbbing in origin. One such med has been on the market since Jan 2014. Many of my patients have had success with this med ...Read more
Change your eating habits
1 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
2 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
3avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat
4loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more
See a GI doctor: Cannot diagnose or treat over the internet. You need to be seen and managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My son has gastro entritis who is 1year and 8 months old this is lasting for a week. Whne will it cure?
See doctor: If it has been going on a week he needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more