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Doctor insights on: What Could Degenerative Disease Have To Do With Intestinal Problems

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What could degenerative disease have to do with intestinal problems?

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 more

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Can inflammatory bowel disease cause health problems in other parts of the body?

Can inflammatory bowel disease cause health problems in other parts of the body?

Yes: Ibd is felt to be an autoimmune illness and as such has wide ranging effects on the body. Patients can develop biliary cirrhosis due to involvement of the bile ducts, uveitis, pyoderma gangrenosum as some of the possible effects of the disease in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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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?

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

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

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

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What is chron's intestinal disease?

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

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Can you tell me which is the name of that disease where you lose a big part of your intestine?

Can you tell me which is the name of that disease where you lose a big part of your intestine?

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 more

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What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

Variable: Crohn's can affect the entire GI tract. The most common area is the distal end of the intestine called the ileum or the first part of the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

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How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

>75: The diagnosis of a vipoma is established by the presence of an otherwise unexplained high volume secretory diarrhea and a serum vip concentration in excess of 75 pg/ml. A single elevated vip level should be confirmed by additional testing. ...Read more

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Is there a part of your intestine they can not see in testing for Crohn's disease?

Most of the small I!: The small intestine cannot be visualized with "scopes." certainly barium studies can idnetify more serious lesions, but not as well as the colon. The new "swallow-camera-pill, " cxan define some lesions, but it's track record is spotty. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more