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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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Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Yes: Caffeine increases the speed of transit through the bowel. It increases bowel movements. But caffeine alone will not adequately treat constipation. ...Read more

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Should my 3 year old still be having bowel movements 3 days after taking a stimulant laxative?

Should my 3 year old still be having bowel movements 3 days after taking a stimulant laxative?

Possibly: The problem with someone so you using bowel stimulants is that you never know what you're going to get. Toddler guys are not just little adult guts. Meds made for adults can have very different effects on kids, including prolonged effects. If child is having constipation issues, you really need to be using stool softener agents like Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) NOT a bowel stimulant. ...Read more

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Is there any stimulants that can b perscribed for bowels, hav tried lactolose, fiber, ect w/no help, const began after 3rd major surg, lft quad pain, low ab?

Is there any stimulants that can b perscribed for bowels, hav tried lactolose, fiber, ect w/no help, const began after 3rd major surg, lft quad pain, low ab?

Constipation: How far out from your surgical procedure are you? Bowel function can slow or even temporarily stop after abdominal surgery -- especially if opiate pain medications are being used. I suggest contacting your surgeon asap and telling him/her of your plight. Lactulose should help, but you need some existing bowel function for it to do so. I haven't seen ECT used for constipation -- was that a typo? ...Read more

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4 months post c-section I feel like something is loose in my lower abdomen like gas, pulse, caffeine tick etc.

4 months post c-section I feel like something is loose in my lower abdomen like gas, pulse, caffeine tick etc.

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes that include seroma, muscle spasms, etc. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to treat ischemic bowel disease?

Are there any natural ways to treat ischemic bowel disease?

I'll try to explain: Ischemic disease is from the build up of sludge or blockages in the arteries of the body over a lifetime. This happens in all of the arteries, the heart, the intestines, the legs etc. Too much blockage leads to too little blood flow and produces symptoms of pain etc. First step in therapy is hydration, but, there is a mechanical blockage that is not able to be reversed by anything we now know. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm afraid of losing my natural flora and also of bowel perforation. How likely are these risks?

What to do if I'm afraid of losing my natural flora and also of bowel perforation. How likely are these risks?

Unlikely: These are unlikely scenarios if your bowel is otherwise healthy, you do not have inflammatory bowel disease, take antibiotics chronically, or are being treated with chemotherapy. Eating sensibly allows the body to keep its natural bowel flora in balance. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old female with no known health problems. I have lost the desire for sex. Creams and stimulants work, but what is a natural solution?

I am a 25 year old female with no known health problems. I have lost the desire for sex. Creams and stimulants work, but what is a natural solution?

Loss of libido: Sorry to hear that. Loss of sex drive isn't normal in a 25 year old. Although u may not have any known health problems your female hormones may still be out of sync. Now ofcourse depending on your christian beliefs & if u r single perhaps it's good to abstain from sex but if u want to be sexually active I would destress as much as possible start a physical fitness regimen & eat a balanced meals. ...Read more

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Which natural herbs can I take to kill / or flush out worms in my bowel?

None: What makes you think you have worms? If you really do believe this then you need stool specimens to be examined to confirm it and identify the specific parasite. ...Read more

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Is there any natural solution for constipation? Bowel is not emptying properly?

Is there any natural solution for constipation? Bowel is not emptying properly?

Fortunately,: Most cases of constipation can be managed "naturally." The key components of treatment include increasing fiber in the diet (whole grain/bran cereal, whole grains--brown rice, wheat, quinoa, beans/lentils and/or a fiber (psyllium) supplement and LOTS of water (at least 8-10 glasses daily). Also, daily exercise and consideration of osmotic laxatives: MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) or Milk of Magnesia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Caffeine depleted my serotonin levels and melatonin levels causing me to have anxiety. What natutal supplements can I take?

Caffeine depleted my serotonin levels and melatonin levels causing me to have anxiety. What natutal supplements can I take?

Assessment 1st: What you take depends on what the problem is, & what result you want. Before trying more supplements, it would make sense to see your doctor for assessment of the "derealization" and insomnia you mentioned in your additional patient information. These may be connected to more complicated conditions, and need specialized treatment for best results. Hoping for the best possible outcome for you! ...Read more

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What can be done to naturally break my addiction to caffeine?

What can be done to naturally break my addiction to caffeine?

Gradually: The best approach is to very gradually reduce the amount of caffeine each day. This can be done by either drinking less caffeinated coffee, diluting the caffeinated coffee or gradually switching to decaffeinated coffee. There should be a recent medical evaluation to be sure that you are not needing caffeine because of fatigue. If there is depression a mental health evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Are there any natural bowel preps I can use before my colonoscopy?

Are there any natural bowel preps I can use before my colonoscopy?

Yes!!: Senna, an ingredient in many laxatives is a vegetable product. There are several non-absorbed sugars that give a clean prep without any "chemical" we often use sorbital- an ingredient in "sugar-free" candy. Diet is important for prep, also. ...Read more

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Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help

Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help

Please ask yourself: Did a real physician ever recommend this dangerous and unnecessary experience? Does any ethical medical provider you trust recommend this procedure? Your bowel function is good, by your own report. No need to mess with your health. ...Read more

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What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

Testosterone is but: One hormone in a chain of hormones. All of them need to be measured in a lab to know what one (s) may be imbalanced. Then your doc can prescribe the proper hormone and dose. Please don't try to do this yourself. Natural approaches to this are available through a nutritional consultant or nutritionally oriented physician. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does 100% natural green tea contain caffeine?

Does 100% natural green tea contain caffeine?

Green tea: Does contain caffeine, but less than in coffee. You can also get decaff green tea. If you are looking for the benefits of green tea rather than simply a nice drink, consider EGCG capsules from the health food store. They contain the beneficial ingredient in green tea. Peace and good health. White tea is even more beneficial. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural stimulants (preferably as strong/stronger than caffeine)?

Can you please describe common natural stimulants (preferably as strong/stronger than caffeine)?

Good review on web: The good review of this along with the appropriate cautionary comments can be found on the web at: the health wize reports:http://healthwyze. Org/index. Php/component/content/article/332-the-best-natural-stimulants-for-increased-energy-and-weight-loss. Html. ...Read more

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How to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

How to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

Fiber: High fiber diet that includes soluble and insoluble fiber along with adequate amount of fluid are a start. If these measures do not work, consider discussing with your physician regarding adding laxatives and or probiotics. ...Read more

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Can I take artichoke pills; no caffeine/100% natural, with my birth control microgestin fe 1/20?

Can I take artichoke pills; no caffeine/100% natural, with my birth control microgestin fe 1/20?

No: Why would you possibly want to? It has no value. Never take any unnecessary med or supplement while you are pregnant. Eat an artichoke instead. ...Read more

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Other than coffee and over-the-counter caffeine pills, would there be vitamins or natural remedies for not feeling fatigued after a workout?

Other than coffee and over-the-counter caffeine pills, would there be vitamins or natural remedies for not feeling fatigued after a workout?

Depends: There is some evidence that d ribose or L-carnitine may help. Being well hydrated also helps, and eating complex carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Recently gave birth naturally, week later have been experiencing sudden sharp pains in my lower right abdomen & pressure before & during bowel movemen?

Call your OB MD: It is difficult to answer this question without an examination. You need to call the OB MD who delivered you for an appointment and exam. ...Read more

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I currently have constipation. What are some natural remedies I can do to fix this? Also what can I do to always maintain a healthy bowel movement?

I currently have constipation. What are some natural remedies I can do to fix this? Also what can I do to always maintain a healthy bowel movement?

Water: Fluids is key! And of course a high fiber diet. If you eat high fiber, and have limited amount of water, you may still be constipated. Apples, pears, brocolli, beans, brans, cabbage, cauliflower, kale... Good amount of fruits and veges and plenty of water. Not tea, diet beverages, sodas, milk but pure water. ...Read more

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What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives. Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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My dad died of bowel injury sepsis septic shock. Doc hid all and said dad had heart attack natural causes, pathologist in on it... public inquiry and

My dad died of bowel injury sepsis septic shock. Doc hid all and said dad had heart attack natural causes, pathologist in on it... public inquiry and

This is a serious: Allegation. I recommend that you report your concerns to your local medical society and/or the medical licensing board. They can initiate an independent investigation of your father's medical records and of his doctor's conduct and abilities. While sadly this won't bring your father back, it may prevent harm to someone else in the future.

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If the body has a natural tendency to heal itself, why must physicians surgically remove parts of the colon or intestine?

Healing: The body does have the ability to heal itself, but needs support and stronger interventions at times. If there are tumors in the colon, vascular damage, or extreme inflammation that kills part of the colon, those parts must be removed so that the rest can function well (and so can you!). Most doctors are as conservative as possible in such surgeries, and do not recommend them without cause. ...Read more

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Is Natural Calm a stimulant or stool softener? Will body become dependent?

Is Natural Calm a stimulant or stool softener? Will body become dependent?

Natural Calm,: It appears, is a magnesium supplement--magnesium citrate. A different form of magnesium--magmesium sulfate--is definitely a laxative. Magnesium citrate is promoted as a "stress easer" improving fatigue, low energy, insomnia, muscle tension, spasms, cramps and maybe constipation. As with all supplements, ideal is to get minerals from food. Don't take too much: recommended daily intake is 320-420 mg ...Read more

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I have large intestine with too much poop. What are the homemade or natural ways to cure it?

I have large intestine with too much poop. What are the homemade or natural ways to cure it?

Really constipated?: Colonics & purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are safe for the short-term only. Fiber supplements, stool softeners, & lavage agents like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are safe. Rx drugs are available, but 1st need to know cause of constipation. Undergone medical evaluation to rule out colon motility, rectal dysfunction, blockage? ...Read more

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