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Dr. Frazier Frantz
31 doctors shared insights

Stomach Disorders (Overview)

Stomach disorder is a condition in which a person has problems related to the stomach. Stomach disorders include acid reflux disease (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease (ulcers), viral stomach flu, internal bleeding in the stomach, cancer, slow stomach emptying, etc...


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What are some chronic stomach disorders?

What are some chronic stomach disorders?

Multiple things: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Frazier Frantz
31 doctors shared insights

Stomach Disorders (Overview)

Stomach disorder is a condition in which a person has problems related to the stomach. Stomach disorders include acid reflux disease (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease (ulcers), viral stomach flu, internal bleeding in the stomach, cancer, slow stomach emptying, etc...


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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Can blood tests show if I should be having symptoms of a stomach disorder ?

Can blood tests show if I should be having symptoms of a stomach disorder ?

Limited: Blood tests will detect antibodies to helicobacter suggesting a bacterial infection that causes gastitis and peptic ulers, changes in some hormones associated with stomach disorders, some tumors but usualy not in early stages, and autoantibdies that may affect the stomach. A history and physical examination, and endoscopy may be needed for a full workup. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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Do mushrooms cause any stomach disorders?

Do mushrooms cause any stomach disorders?

Depends on shroom: Some are poisonous if you pick wild - need to be expert in identification. If you are colonized with candida in your gut as many of us are with our poor diets, undiagnosed food allergens, and environmental toxins stored in our bodies the shrooms can cause worsening of gut symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the biopolar system before treated affect you in ways like headaches and stomach disorders?

Does the biopolar system before treated affect you in ways like headaches and stomach disorders?

Not necessarily : Bipolar mood disorder seen in some celiac patients and visa versa so get screened with blood tests. Headaches very common in general population so not necessarily related. Medications used to treat bipolar commonly have GI and neurological side effects but you said "before treatment" so assume you mean symptoms present before medications prescribed for bipolar. ...Read more

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How can I get rid from my stomach disorders and bowel problems?

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Please see your doctor. ...Read more