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What Is The Best Treatment For Weak Intestines
What is the permanent cure to weak intestines I am suffering from this problem since 9 years still don't have cure?
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
Sometimes I get internal bleeding in my intestine, makes me feel weak. Doctors say no treatment and just eat iron. What should I do?
Trial of antibiotics: Usually start with a short course of antibiotics to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
If lymphoma occurs in small intestine, what is the best treatment protocol for a cure. Bone marrow and blood test was negative. Should I be concerned?
To a degree: Treatment of small bowel lymphoma requires proper histology and staging in addition to factors such as age, multiple areas of involvement, tumor size, and perforation. The best treatment for GI lymphoma is limited resection of the tumor, followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Cure rate is approximately 75% even with aggressive histologic types. Chemotherapy is reserved for advanced-staged tumors. In patients with regional nodal involvement or extranodal involvement confined to one side of the diaphragm ...Read more
What is the best treatment for weak hair follicles with stunted growth? Type of shampoos, pills etc.
Healthy diet: A healthy diet with adequate protein, calcium, fresh fruits and vegetables is the best treatment for weak hair follicles. Avoid pulling on the hair or tying it back tightly. Unfortunately shampoos and pills do not help with hair growth. Pills that cause hair growth cause hair growth everywhere including arms, legs and mustache. ...Read more
Since weakness can involve brain or spinal cord lesions, or directly from muscle or peripheral nerve issues, need to locate area of dysfnctn, make sure there are no metabolic issues, medicine reactions, or toxins present.
Once this is clarified, treatment can be accomplished. ...Read more
See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalized for at least short period of time since you will likely not be able to eat or drink until issue is resolved. ...Read more
I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome for a long time what is the best treatment for that in usa?
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
My son is now 27, on vent and ox. He is having a hard time with his bowel movements. Slowing down, what is the best treatment?
Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?
Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more
Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?
Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach.
Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more
My wife has ESR value 75mm, she is very weak and often vomits after having meals. What is best treatment?
High sed rate: The ESR is significantly elevated, which usually means there is an underlying infection or inflammatory disease. Less likely would be a tumor. Given the young age and absence of medications, I would have her see a physician and evaluate her for an infection in her gallbladder or intestines, or assess for an ulcer. ...Read more
Seek evaluation.: Neurologic problems of the bladder and bowel can be quite complex, and show up as a very wide range of symptoms and problems. I'd seek the evaluation of a urologist that sub-specializes in "neurourology". A full history, physical exam, and other testing will help determine what treatments (of which there are many), can improve your situation. Take care and good luck. ...Read more
Delay starting urine stream&slow-weak urine flow-taking flomax; I feel having prostatic congestion. What is best treatment for that? Thanks
How many treatments for having PID for 3 months? Its severe. Had one treatment feel 75% better tho. Could it spread to intestines also?
Can spread: Pid can absolutely spread but you would be very very sick by now. When you ask this question before two different doctors answered and suggested that you schedule follow up with your doctor to make sure that the infection has completely resolved. A follow-up visit is essential to ensure that you are safe. ...Read more
"Intestinal"swelling: When you say "swelling" are you relating your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating? What evidence do you have the problem is intestinal? Over what period of time have you noted swelling (acute/chronic/recurrent)? What are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver disease, gut problems...)? What evaluation have you had to date? ...Read more
X ray showed constipaction at start of large intestine. Stool test showed c diff toxin b present. No d. Treatment be needed? Or flush colon & probotic
Constipation/C. Dif: There is a small percentage of healthy adult will have c. Difficile toxin tested positive, but they will not need to be treated if they are symptomatic. It is not recommended to test for c. Difficile toxin status if you do not have diarrhea. For your constipation, suggest high fiber diet, use citrucel (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water, drink daily). If the above not help, you can try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) otc. ...Read more
Dear doctor, my father is suffering from keratin pearls squamous cell carcinoma of intestine. I'm in pakistan and looking for help for his treatment.?
Complex--good luck!: Most squamous cell carcinomas arise at the anus, although rare cases of it arising elsewhere in the intestines have occured. It is important to exclude a metastasis (a spreading) from another site, such as the lungs. With the appropriate therapy, including surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy a good outcome might be possible. ...Read more
Lv frac 35% rv elongated+enlarged, pulmon htn, allergic to betabloc +coreg, aspirin causes intestinal bleeds, on altace only 10mg. What treatments r best?
Aldactone/icd: A low ef implies pulmonary venous hypertension (a backup into pulmonary veins with pulmonary vascular congestion). If Coreg (carvedilol) cannot be used would continue the Altace and consider aldactobe to help reduce pulmonary vascular congestion. An icd might be helpful to consider for arrythmogenic concerns in th setting of a cardiomyopathy. ...Read more