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What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

Prevention is key: Once you have been identified as a person in whom adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) develop: 1) first remove the polyps; 2) schedule surveillance to rule out new polyp development; 3) prevention by behavior & diet. Current recommendations for the latter include: use of daily low-dose aspirin, weight management, reduction of dietary animal fats, optimized fiber intake, calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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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What are the best tips to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the best tips to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

With doctor advice: Cause is unknown, but symptoms can be benefitted by certain prescription medications, which are relatively benign & well tested for several decades by physicians. Imo cause is dysfunction of parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system caused by hypermobility of sacroiliac joint (sij) of pelvic girdle. If I am correct pelvic stabilization via sij belt (boa.Com) might help; but no data yet. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

You can start with : Fruits- citrus, strawberries, bananas, green vegetables, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflowers, rice , barley, oats, beans, seeds, nuts, whole grains, flax seeds, yogurts, plenty of water. Good bowel habit, three times per day .Make it top priority! ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

Pumpkin Seed Oil: While cranberry juice is great at keeping bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, pumpkin seed oil (from pumpkin seeds) is probably the single best food for bladder health. Eating pumpkin seeds (also a great protein source) and using pumpkin seed oil are the best way to eat right for your bladder. Most people don't know about this secret wonder food for your bladder! ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are trying to determine if they are related, or are you just curious about a bunch of different disorders? Happy to help, but you may find your answers in the many excellent healthtap responses already posted for each disease entity above. ...Read more

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How to care for vagina? (Female, 21yrs old) want to know what are some tips to keeping clean& fresh smelling? Best way to keep vagina healthy

How to care for vagina? (Female, 21yrs old) want to know what are some tips to keeping clean& fresh smelling? 
Best way to keep vagina healthy

Vaginal "freshness"?: The best method of cleansing the vulva is to wash with a mild soap such as Dove, Caress, or Ivory ONLY on the outside. The vagina itself is self-cleaning, unless infected because it has a pH "balancing bacteria" if it is not disturbed. Please leave all the "vaginal freshness" products such as douches and sprays on the shelf of the pharmacy, otherwise you will be seeing your MD more often. ...Read more

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Trying to cope with ulcerative colitis. How do you find support groups, etc...?

Trying to cope with ulcerative colitis. How do you find support groups, etc...?

Yes: All sympathy to you from every one, it is crippling disease attacks the young, and disables all. Cure is not too far away see your physician regularly depression is not unusual , several support groups are available from your community to nation wide ( and face book ). Go on web like ccfa.Org livingwithuc.Com good luck for long remission. ...Read more

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Any tips on food habit and lifestyle to counter irritable bowel syndrome? What major things to avoid? ?

Any tips on food habit and lifestyle to counter irritable bowel syndrome?  What major things to avoid? ?

Home treatment: may be the best way to manage the symptoms. Pay attention to diet, fiber supplements, exercise, and stress management should help keep your symptoms under control. They may even keep your symptoms in remission. Take care. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: Assuming you have seen a physician and gotten a prescription for antibiotics, the discomfort can be helped somewhat by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), warm tub soaks and elevation of the feet. Frequent ejaculations (although sometimes painful) can also hasten recovery. ...Read more

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Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

Tips on how to prevent gas pockets?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Please suggest what foods should eat/avoid in order to prevent constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. ( each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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Can there be an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare ups?

Can there be an easy diet to follow to avoid gout flare ups?

Gout diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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What foods can you to eat to soften stool?

What foods can you to eat to soften stool?

Fiber : Fiber is the key. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day & hydrate well with water - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Prunes and prune juice are often used of constipation. ...Read more

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Tips to increase kidney health?

Tips to increase kidney health?

Kidney health: Keep well hydrated with water. You should drink half your weight in ounces every day. If you weigh 150 pounds you should drink 75 ounces of water daily. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood clots and how to avoid them?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood clots and how to avoid them?

Blood clots: The commoner causes are immobilization such as staying in the hospital, illness or long distance air flghts. There are many other causes. Moving around is the best preventive therapy. Otherwise medications may be used to prevent them. ...Read more

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