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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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I need help with small bowel obstruction?

I need help with small bowel obstruction?

Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. If not resolving within 24 hours, surgical exploration is indicated to avoided ischemic or dead bowel. Do not delay if you think you are obstructed. This is not to be treated t home! ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Other way around: A hernia can definitely lead to an intestinal blockage. That can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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What will help with chronic constipation?

What will help with chronic constipation?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. Sometimes adding a prokinetic like regla, rx from doctor can help with your other 2 medical diagnoses. Check with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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What will help with hemroids?

What will help with hemroids?

See below: Warm soaks in a bathtub, tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, take fiber supplements and drink plenty of liquids to avoid constipation, avoid sitting too long and straining at the toilet. See a doctor for examination if problems persist. ...Read more

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Does someone with rectocele need to see gyn and GI or just gi?

Does someone with rectocele need to see gyn and GI or just gi?

Rectocele : Often causes difficulty completing bowel movements, sometimes uncomfortable sex. Consult a gyn or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

A family physician: Burning sensation in abdomen w/ tenderness can be many things. Onset, location, duration, character, aggravating factors, relieving factors, temporal factors all need to be discussed to further narrow down possible issues - at this point, could be reflux, stress, gastritis, aortic dissection or even stomach cancer.... Need more info - if pain is severe and persistent, see your physician. ...Read more

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Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Symptoms not disease: Complex issue. Couldn't hurt, may help symptoms. No good evidence they affect underlying disease process. Lots of research into role of the microbiome (gut bacterial flora) on crohn's and ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read more

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I need help with coeliac disease issues?

I don't really see a: Question here. Are you working with a gastroenterologist? If you have a specific question you can clarify ; re-ask. Take care. ...Read more

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What can help with constipation?

What can help with constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Help I have diverticulitus and need a high fiber daily diet. What would you recommend?

Help I have diverticulitus and need a high fiber daily diet. What would you recommend?

Fiber tablets: I recommend fiber tablets to get started. Add 2 to 6 tablets with a big glass of water in the morning. The fiber tablets are inexpensive, no prescription needed, available at most pharmacy and grocery store. As you recover, you can add to the fiber tablets with vegetables and other high fiber foods. Be well. ...Read more

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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more

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Do pre- and probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?

Do pre- and probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?

Probiotics and IBD: One of the different theories about the mechanism of disease in ibd is the interaction of the gut flora and the lining of the bowel. There are instances on which the bowel flora could make the inflammation worse and probiotics may be able to modifiy the flora and decrease the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

No: Antibiotics do not help with gallbladder disease except in the case of gallbladder infection, in which case they are only useful as an adjunct to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more