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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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Is it possible to cure IBS and revert back to normal bowel movements? Maybe by reducing stress?

Is it possible to cure IBS and revert back to normal bowel movements? Maybe by reducing stress?

Probiotics: Question is too vague. From google "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. Ibs is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)." try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Which anti depressant will help daily nausea, stress & mild anxiety? Have chronic gastritis. Hard time keeping food to stay down.

Which anti depressant will help daily nausea, stress & mild anxiety? Have chronic gastritis. Hard time keeping food to stay down.

Need medical consult: Chronic gastritis is a treatable condition. First check w/ primary care doc ur physical condition. Ex: could u b pregnant? Ur gp may have 2 refer u 2 a specialist if needed. Most antidepressants (may) have GI side-effects esp. At the beginning of the rx. In ur case, it's more reasonable 2 make sure that u r GI sx r treated b4 prescribing u an antidepressant. In addition, talk therapy could help 2! ...Read more

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Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Will stool softeners and more water help with internal hemorhoids? Also hw long does prep h suppositories take to shrink them?

Yes it is good : Anything you take to regulate your bowels and prevent you from straining is a good thing hydration is the key and I mean water and juiced not soda and beer and coffee and energy drink those will make you more dehydrated eat more fibers and fruits and exercise avoid heavy lifting that will make your hemorrhoid worst not preparation H and similar medication will help the pain and some swelling only ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ibs. Which is the best meal plan to gain weight/build muscle avoiding to feel bloated, gassy and without soft stools?

I've been diagnosed with ibs. Which is the best meal plan to gain weight/build muscle avoiding to feel bloated, gassy and without soft stools?

Individuals vary: the best food for muscle building is meat/protein, and even relatively poor protein (whey) can be effective. The way in which you eat it doesn't matter as much. Different people with IBS have very different responses to various foods like dairy (avoid) but often meat,.often beans (gas). Maybe nuts but can't say in your particular case http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/irritable%20bowel.html ...Read more

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Stomach pain accompanies every meal and throughout the day. Probiotics don't help. Healthy diet doesn't relieve symptoms, though worse when unhealthy.

Stomach pain accompanies every meal and throughout the day. Probiotics don't help. Healthy diet doesn't relieve symptoms, though worse when unhealthy.

The gut is: considered the "second brain" and responds to stress. After you have seen your doctor and ruled out medical conditions consider behavioral interventions such as biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

It can: All nsaids reduce kidney function.If you stay within the recommended daily dose and have normal kidney function and get tested at your dr's recommended intervals you should be O.K. ...Read more

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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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Can hems develop just because?Don't strain, not constipatd, get moderate activity.Eat soft foods and fiber.Drink plenty of liquids.Dne nothg to add prsr

Can hems develop just because?Don't strain, not constipatd, get moderate activity.Eat soft foods and fiber.Drink plenty of liquids.Dne nothg to add prsr

Yes: Hemorrhoids are more common in developed countries, whose diet is typically high in fat and low in fiber. Anatomically , a weakening of the support structure of the anal canal is all that is needed. This can occur without provocation. ...Read more

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Will a massage chair will help ease Parkinson's disease?

Will a  massage chair will help ease Parkinson's disease?

Maybe: It might ease some of the symptoms. It wont affect the natural progression dz. If the pt feels better using a massage chair fine certainly wont hurt. ...Read more

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How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

Chemistry: In addition to their beneficial effects, nsaids shut off some of the stomach's natural defenses. Nexium (esomeprazole) (and other acid reducers) shut off some of the attackers that are trying to overcome those weakened defenses. ...Read more

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Is IBS something that will calm down with time?

Is IBS something that will calm down with time?

Clarify diagnosis: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Could you tell me some things that may help urgency with IBS,I can't go anywhere without a toilet. Diet exercise not helped much. Don't want Imodium (loperamide) ?

Could you tell me some things that may help urgency with IBS,I can't go anywhere without a toilet. Diet exercise not helped much. Don't want Imodium (loperamide) ?

Non-specific: IBS is a non disease, describing a complex of vague & undefined problems, such as gas, bloating, irregularity, cramps, etc. Your best bet is a good balanced diet, with fiber, excellent hydration, especially water, and yogurt. If you don't like yogurt , take a probiotic 3-4 times a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?

Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?

Water: Transit can be variable. The "normal" bowel movement frequency ranges from 3 a day to 3 a week. Try adding water to you regimen, up to 120 ounces each day. ...Read more

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Costochondritis is not going away . All the NSAID and anti inflammatory do not work . I keep thinking costo will eventually lead to a heart attack ?

Costochondritis is not going away . All the NSAID and anti inflammatory do not work .  I keep thinking costo will eventually lead to a heart attack ?

Costochondritis: If truly a Costochodritis, this will NOT lead to a heart attack. Try seeing the doctor and keep plugging away. Trigger point injections are always an option and even Acupuncture or Chiropractic or Osteopathic manipulation can benefit you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Given shin splints, will waiting it out and resting actually help rid myself of them?

Given shin splints, will waiting it out and resting actually help rid myself of them?

Absolutely: Shin splints is an overuse type injury. Anytime you can cut back on the activity that caused it (ie running) will help. Other things to consider are looking into your running shoes and possibly obtaining orthotics (inserts for your shoes) to change the biomechanics of your gait. ...Read more