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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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What causes constipation? 

What causes constipation? 

Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism. The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta. ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Constipation : There is a big list of causes common causes include lack of fibre in diet , inadequate fluid intake, medications, irritable bowel syndrome, immobility, hypothyroidism, colon cancer, anal fissure . http://patient.info/doctor/constipation-in-adults-pro ...Read more

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What causes constipation?

What causes constipation?

Irregular diet: Most people can avoid constipation if they ate a regular diet containing fruits and vegetables ( esp those with a lot of fiber) . Regular exercise or other activities can also help. Plenty of water keeps the stool moist and soft when it come out. Once all of these factors are met ,then you need to train your body to go and evacuate as soon as you get the feeling that you have to go. ...Read more

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What causes IBS to occur?

What causes IBS to occur?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

What causes diverticulosis?

Not enough fiber!: Diverticulosis is an incredibly common condition of the colon that occurs over many years. The colon moves waste through by "sensing" that it is there so bulky stool makes the colon more efficient. When our waste is not bulky due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake the colon has to work harder creating more pressure inside the colon like a balloon and the pockets (tics) pop out. ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

What causes diverticulosis?

If you mean : Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the mucosa so hard that it pouches out at weak spots where blood vessels penetrate the wall of the colon. Diet that is low in fiber causes low volume stool, which in turn causes the muscles to squeeze harder than it should. Other organs are different. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

Sirestomach: Gastritis can be caused by multgiple mechanisms .The most common cause os onjestion of irritanta such as achohol or Aspirin which inflame the stomach lining. But be care full gastritis can be mistaken for srious problems as well.If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

List: Acid, infections (h pylori), chemicals (alcohol), autoimmune (your own immune system attacking the stomach lining), drugs are some of the most common causes. ...Read more

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What causes malabsorption?

What causes malabsorption?

Intestinal inflamati: Many causes..Often inflammation auto-immune (ceiac), infectious (parasitic), funtional (short bowel syndrome) enzyme deficiency and possibly food allergy. An allergist would be a starting point possibly followed by a G.I. Specialist. ...Read more

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What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome?

What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome?

Autonomic Disorder: Cause unknown, many speculations. My own observations indicate that excess pelvic parasympathetic nerve stimulation leads to irritable bowel symptoms. See my complete discussion on my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhoea?

What causes diarrhoea?

Many possibilities: This can be due to infection, changes in diet, inflammatory (non-infectious) bowel disease, and others. Be more specific and can answer with regard to the pathophysiologic process of that particular condition. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What causes cdiff?

What causes cdiff?

Antibiotics: About 99% of the cases of c. Diff are due to the use of an antibiotic to treat another condition such as bronchitis. This is why it is important to reserve the use of antibiotics only for infections that are very likely to be bacterial, and not for every common cold, which is most likely viral, and won't respond to antibiotics. If you end up with a c diff you will need a special antibiotic for wks. ...Read more

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What causes hemroids?

What causes hemroids?

Here are some...: Venous dilation around anal verge is called hemorrhoid; in legs, varicose veins; above testes, varicoceles; at the junction of esophagus and stomach, esophageal vary. But why does venous dilation only happen to some people? Known to us, we are not born equal; as a result, the characters and strength of tissues and parts of organs widely vary although they share same anatomical terminology. ...Read more

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What causes ulcertive colitis?

What causes ulcertive colitis?

Not yet known: The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Certain foods and psychological stress can worsen ulcerative colitis but don't cause it. One possible cause is a problem in one's immune system. When one's immune system tries to fight off a virus or bacterial infection, an abnormal immune reaction can cause the immune system to attack the cells in one's own intestines. ...Read more

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What causes endomitriosis?

What causes endomitriosis?

There are 2 theories: Retrograde menstruation, menses material exiting tubes. The other has to do with the migration of the cells that make up your female organs getting left behind during migration when u were little fetus. So embryologic migration thoery. May be some of both, however but treatment is birth control as first line. ...Read more

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What causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia?

What causes fibromyalgia?

Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read more

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