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What Could Degenerative Disease Have To Do With Intestinal Problems
Causes inflammation: There is an old saying that all health problems begin in the gut; while simplistic, it is often true. Intestinal imbalances result in increased intestinal permeability, sometimes called "leaky gut syndrome" which can trigger systemic inflammation, cause food allergies & nutrient deficiencies & toxic overload. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/do-you-have-leaky-gut-syn_b_688951.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Hello, my friend has inflammatory bowel disease. Even after taking so much care there is problem of diarreah and stomach ache. What can be done?
Get a second: ...Opinion. If the gastro guy can't resolve the problem i would suggest have the entire medical date on hand and you friend should have a second opinion by an other specialist. Many times a new set of eyes and ears could do wanders. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Chronic inflammation: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it belongs to a group known as inflammatory bowel diseases. It most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Persistent diarrhea, pain, bleeding, weight loss, some of the symptoms. ...Read more
Indication 4 surgery: Removal of part of the small or large intestine may be necessary in cases of tumors, fixed strictures or obstructions, complicated diverticulitis, any enteritis or colitis that proves refractory to medical management, gangrenous gut (infectious, ischemic, unrelieved volvulus), malrotation, internal or external hernias, appendicitis, complicated punctures or blow-outs, just to name a few... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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