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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal disorders?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal disorders?

GI Disorders: The gastrointestinal tract extends from the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Some would include liver, bilary tract, pancreas, and gallbladder. Any disease or dysfunction of any part of this tract or its associated organs qualifies as a "gastrointestinal disorder.". ...Read more

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Any advice on how to care for someone with gastrointestinal disorders?

Any advice on how to care for someone with gastrointestinal disorders?

Absolutely...: Depending on the severity and stability of their GI condtion(s), please maintain communication with her gastroenterologist (if seeing one) or primary care provider for the best advice. Happy to answer more specifically if you can share additional information about the individual in question. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions that may cause or exacerbate gastrointestinal disorders (gis)?

Many: Almost any medical condition can contribute to GI symptoms. Very commonly psychologic status plays a major role in one's GI health status. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Abdominal symptoms - whether constipation, pain, diarrhea - aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel. ...Read more

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How does Lyme disease cause gastrointestinal issues like nausea?

How does Lyme disease cause gastrointestinal issues like nausea?

Toxins: Bacteria that causes disease carries toxins or alternatively, body may react with inflammation that in-turn would cause nausea through brain centers ...Read more

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What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

GI Symptoms with UTI: Any antibiotics taken for infections, does disturb/ alter gastro intestinal flora. Strong antibiotics does cause gastric upset. By their action on intestinal flora, they cause diarrhea, as well. Diarrhea, if associated with fever & nausea/ vomittings, that is a sign of claustridium defficile infection. A very serious situation, needs attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Very Unlikely: While use of garlic preparations has been promoted to aid in management of cholesterol clinical trials have not shown a significant, consistent benefit of consuming garlic. Regarding gastrointestinal (GI) use, no clear body of evidence suggests garlic has a beneficial effect. If large amounts of garlic are consumed adverse GI effects (gas, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea) are common. ...Read more

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Can ER doctors detect if you have a Gastrointestinal disease or infections?

Can ER doctors detect if you have a Gastrointestinal disease or infections?

GI: I am an ED doc so have experience in this question. Yes, it is possible to diagnose certain infections such infectious diarrhea. However, we are limited in certain cases such as Ulcerative Colitis or IBS. these are usually diagnosed by GI as a colonoscopy is often necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hat kind of gastro-intestinal disease can you have if your bowel movements smell exceptionally bad?

Hat kind of gastro-intestinal disease can you have if your bowel movements smell exceptionally bad?

Few possibilities: Ranging from fat malabsorption. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Clostridium difficile or other infectious colitis. Liver disease. Depending on other associated symptoms you may get a more specific diagnosis if you see your physician. ...Read more

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How often do gastrointestinal defects occur?

Very common: Due to a lousy attitude to nutritional common sense. Standard american diet spells sad! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

See details: If you have no GI symptoms, you are unlikely to have a GI disorder. If you do have chronic symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my gastrointestinal symptoms?

What are they: Would need much more description of what symptoms you are experiencing. Pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swelling, bloating, cramping, bleeding, weight loss, food intolerance, etc.? ...Read more

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Can mushrooms cause severe gastrointestinal reactions?

Possibly: The type of mushrooms purchased at the grocery are safe but some people could have sensitivities to them. If you pick you own, then i would be very careful. In fact, i suggest you do not pick your own mushrooms. But yes, i would say that one can become ill if mushrooms do not agree with them. By ill i mean diarrhea, cramping, colicky pain. If this is the case, stop eating them. ...Read more

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What are the three most common gastrointestinal problems?

Bloating, reflux, +: The most common symptoms are associated with irritable bowel syndrome and are bloating and gas, with reflux it's heartburn, and with low fiber diets, its constipation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal?

"Gastrointestinal": Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines. ...Read more