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Supplements For Diverticulitis
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Bulk fibre: If hemorrhoids are an issue, i recommend good hydration, a balanced diet, and the use of bulk laxatives. Any brand of bulk laxative is fine, and don't take more than directed. I usually recommend 2-3 tablets with a glass of water. I also suggest you be very efficient when using the bathroom - get in, finish, and get up. Do not linger. No vitamins will help. Good luck. ...Read more
Can i take mesalzamine(5 asa) for my ulcerative colitis treatment with creatine supplement for the gym together?
2 problems: Acute diverticulitis is commonly treated with antibiotic such as Flagyl and clindamycin, effective against anaerobic (lack of oxygen areas) bacteria. See prior answer for more details. Intestinal spasm can be a part of diverticulitis, but is really a problem unto itself. There is only one cause of pain in the lower GI tract: abd wall muscle spasm. This is underlying ibs, colon masses/obstruction. ...Read more
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Yes: This is a difficult illness that requires collaboration between your gastroenterologist and a skilled classical homeopath. But yes, i've seen homeopathy avail healing in ulcerative colitis/proctitis when standard treatments were not working. It's not "this remedy for proctitis", but need to understand you at a deep enough level that the individual way you suffer, becomes clear. Then can prescribe. ...Read more
How is rifaximin best Taken for IBS/SIBO? With meals?probiotics?any diet likely to affect outcome? Any supplements help eg high quality multivitamins?
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS =diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for BLOOD/ H pylori/parasite/. you also need a baseline EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GF diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water. REJUVENATION-SCIENCE.COM For vitamins . PROBIOTICS :UDOS&DR. OCHIRO ...Read more
Basically no: All the talk about this being a 'superfood' is at best 'overstated'. Health doesn't come from magic food choices. It comes from staying physically fit, avoid tobacco, illegal drugs, foolish lifestyles, and excessive alcohol, and eating sensibly. All the mumbo-jumbo about this-or-that being magic just serves as a distraction. ...Read more
Diverticulis - would consuming probiotic supplements help prevent the occurence of diverculitis? (assuming the patient has diverculosis)
No: Given that dr. Ray lala's "healing centre" touts his approach of spinal alignment and minerals can treat problems from cancer to neurological problems, from arthritis to bowel irregularity, from skin conditions to herpes, it would seem implausible that any single treatment could accomplish this as a cause and effect. There are many claims by alternative medicine but few have been proven. ...Read more
Is Cayenne pepper supplement good or bad for ulcerative colitis? Is there any natural supplement that helps with colitis?
UC: There is no specific diet or dietary restriction in UC. If it bothers you then don't use it is a good rule of thumb. Some might think that cayenne pepper would be bad, but there is no evidence to support that. There is no natural supplement but medications generally work quite well. ...Read more
What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??
AvoidSurgery, likely: end up with more problems: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms. ...Read more
Is Isphagula/psyllium a safe supplement to take daily for the management of chronic constipation?
Yes but can be gassy: People who eat lots of fiber tend to have lots of gas, as the undigested fiber is a picnic for billions of bowel microbes and bacteria. There are reportedly more billions of bacteria inside our bowels than the number of cells we have making up our own bodies. The bacteria will likely keep eating and keep making gas, as long as the fiber "food" keeps coming down the pipe. ...Read more
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