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Will Ibs Rest
Constipated. I eat a high fiber diet, exercise, and hydrate well. If I don't treat the constipation with meds will it resolve eventually or get worse?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Stomach pain accompanies every meal and throughout the day. Probiotics don't help. Healthy diet doesn't relieve symptoms, though worse when unhealthy.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Will aspirin help settle long standing nerve inflammation and pain in toe from tight shoes? I take lithium, so can't take normal nsaids.
How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food passes though my colon very slowly, strenuous to eliminate. High fiber diet, stool softeners make no difference. How can I speed it up?
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 ?
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