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Dr. Purshottam Vashista

Gastroenterologist, Mumbai

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I suffer from bloating with back pain. In the morning I get back pain but it reduces after bowel movement. After morning bowel movement in the morning I don't feel fresh and energetic. Sometimes feel dizzy also and slight pain in right side of stomach Sometimes.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I suffer from bloating with back pain. In the morning I get back pain but it reduces after bowel movement. After morn...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching. Do the cat/cow stretch.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) - Know Its Treatment!

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), MNAMS - General Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Pune
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) - Know Its Treatment!

The human body with its multiple organs is a highly complicated structure and one or more organs often malfunction for various reasons. However, for some, no reasons are identified for this problem. One such is irritable bowel syndrome or IBS as it is commonly referred to.

It is a common disorder affecting the large intestine leading to alternate bouts of diarrhea and constipation, abdominal cramps and a feeling of fullness. It is common in people younger than 45 years of age, affects women more than men, and though the exact reason is not known, the following are attributed.

Physical/Physiologic reasons:

  1. Signal issues between the brain and intestines: For various or even unknown reasons, the brain may not be able to send the right signal to the stomach to process food, making the stomach to be hyperactive and have an increased sense of pain or sensitivity or discomfort. Neurotransmitters, which are chemicals responsible for sending signals to various organs also could be involved.
  2. Hormonal connection: Menstrual periods tend to aggravate symptoms of IBS, while postmenopausal women are largely free of IBS symptoms.
  3. Genetics: People with a family history of IBS are more likely to develop IBS too.
  4. Aggravating foods: Foods rich in carbohydrates, spicy foods, fatty foods, caffeine and alcohol aggravate IBS symptoms. Ability to absorb sugar could be a cause too.
  5. Infections: Some people with IBS have certain bacteria identified in their gut which produces excessive gas and this could lead to altered bowel movements.
  6. GI Motility Issues: Alterations in the way the food passes through the stomach can lead to either constipation (slow movement) or diarrhea (quicker movement). There could also be spasms and contractions after eating, especially if the stress levels are high.
  7. Psychological issues: Panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder are common in IBS patients. It is possible that they are not able to express their psychological stress, it manifests as physical symptoms. Stress increases symptoms of IBS and vice versa.

Management:

  1. Manage stress: Meditation, yoga, support groups, medication and even hypnosis in severely stressed people helps control stress, providing great relief in IBS symptoms.
  2. Lifestyle changes: Reduce alcohol and smoking
  3. Dietary changes: Avoid aggravating foods, increase the amount of fiber if you have diarrhea and space out meals to avoid intestinal overload
  4. Herbal remedies: Probiotics, peppermint oil and a variety of herbal medicines are available.
  5. Symptomatic medications: Based on presenting symptoms, different medications including antibiotics for infections and motility drugs can be used. Anti anxiety and antidepressants are also prescribed to manage the psychological issues.

In terms of causes, symptoms, or treatment, IBS requires a very individualized approach and your doctor is the right person to discuss this with and decide. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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After having meal, my stomach starts filling with gas and swells like a balloon. Pain is also felt after sometimes which persist for about half an hour but gas just prolongs. please tell what's causing it and cures. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
After having meal, my stomach starts filling with gas and swells like a balloon. Pain is also felt after sometimes wh...
Hello Divyjot, First of all tru to eat on time . Maintain proper meal timing. Avoid drinking water in between meals which causes gases and bloating. Drink water 1 hr after your meal. Avoik spicy oily food. U can get good Herbal medicine for acidity and gas from me. Thanks
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I have gastric I have chest pain heart burn how to cure that fastly suggest some natural things.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have gastric I have chest pain heart burn how to cure that fastly suggest some natural things.
Please Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, maida containing items like biscuits toast bread khari etc for few days Go for jogging daily for good digestion Take Tab yastimadhu by Himalaya 30 1 1 Tab rablet 15 1 Reconsult after 15 days.
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BHMS
Allergist/Immunologist, Jaipur
56% Have Poor Vitamin Status After 10 Years Gluten-Free

A 2002 study in the of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics looked at the vitamin status of 30 adults with Celiac Disease showing ?biopsy-proven remission,? after following a gluten-free diet for 8-12 years. They found that 56% had poor vitamin status, suggesting that proper nutrient uptake is not occurring. The authors concluded that:
?It is generally assumed that coeliac patients adhering to a strict gluten-free diet for years will consume a diet that is nutritionally adequate. This is supported by the demonstration of a normal bone mineral density up to 10 years of dietary treatment. Our results may indicate otherwise. We found signs indicative of a poor vitamin status in 56% of treated adult coeliac patients.?
Even after following the conventional Celiac prescription for 10 years, 56% still showed signs of poor nutrient uptake ? meaning their digestive system still isn?t working like it?s designed to.
That means after 10 years of being gluten-free, HALF of all Celiacs are likely starving for the critical nutrients required for health and longevity. It?s no wonder we have a 77X increased risk for lymphoma.
The Gluten-Free Diet Doesn?t Fix Leaky Gut
Earlier in this series, we discovered that gliadin initiates leaky gut by increasing the zonulin protein in people with Celiac Disease. And later, we learned that fixing leaky gut is absolutely essential to reversing the damage from Celiac Disease?
But the gluten-free diet doesn?t fix leaky gut?
As it turns out, when Celiac Disease patients follow a strict gluten-free diet, their zonulin levels do fall (which is good). But research shows that they still have elevated levels of zonulin compared to non-Celiacs. And when the zonulin levels are still high? the Tight Junctions can?t restore normal function and the leaky gut remains.
Chris Masterjohn found the same thing reviewing a study by researcher Allessio Fasano.
Remarkably, they found that celiacs produce 30 times as much zonulin as non-celiacs, even though the non-celiacs were not eating gluten-free diets while the celiacs had been off gluten for over two years!

Hi, I am 25 years old, I was suffering from acidity and heart burn, later when I went for ultrasound scanning the result was fatty liver. I have severe stomach and abdominal pain and from past 2 days I could notice blood in stool. I am not sure, stool color has been changed to red. Please suggest me what steps to be taken.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, I am 25 years old, I was suffering from acidity and heart burn, later when I went for ultrasound scanning the res...
Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water and for fatty liver check your blood for lipid profile and if LDL cholesterol is more than 100 than start with a statin drug
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I am 46 years old facing hyperacidity from last 4 yrs. Daily taking rabeprazole. Weight is 57kg. Bp 110/70. After acidity heartbeats increased above 85. After bath showering observed. From last two days both hands and legs nerves are paining. Also frequent backpain and stomach pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 46 years old facing hyperacidity from last 4 yrs. Daily taking rabeprazole. Weight is 57kg. Bp 110/70. After aci...
Since you are suffering for last 4 years, You may be having Gastric ulcer or GERd (gastro oesophageal reflux disease. I advice you to do an upper GI endoscopy after consulting gastro enterologist and follow the advice and treatment 1. Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2. Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3. Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation.
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I am 42years old female, or last 2years I am experiencing too much bloating in upper body only & I burp too much I eat moderately/simple /non spicy food.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 42years old female, or last 2years I am experiencing too much bloating in upper body only & I burp too much I ea...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid spicy, oily, fatty and Junk food 2.drink plenty of water 3. take one tablet of pan40 in the morning 4. Take unienzyme 2 tablet twice daily after food for few days. 5.consult for further advice
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I am suffering with fistula. Can I usual e piles tablets & innovate cream for the treatment. I am also suffering with severe gastric problem.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take fiber diet.avoid constipation. take green vegetables. avoid straining on stool. take pilex tab one tab 3 times daily for one month. use anovate ream on anus. consult surgeon for check up.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

MBBS,MD, DM
Gastroenterologist, Kolkata
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the large intestine. It may cause abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. The condition is not life threatening in nature and does not make you susceptible to colon disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and colon cancer, however, symptoms of IBS may act as deterrents in leading a normal life.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are: 

  1. You may experience symptoms of constipation
  2. Frequent episodes of diarrhea
  3. Abdominal cramps especially on the lower part of the abdomen
  4. Constant bloating
  5. Abnormal stool structure 
  6. You belly might stick out 

In some cases, you may experience sexual problems and urinary problems. In addition, if you also suffer from stress related disorders then it might aggravate the symptoms.

Causes:
The primary cause is that the colon becomes very sensitive such that small stimulation may cause it to react. When the food passes through the colon, it tends contract strongly and leads to complications, such as bloating and constipation. It may also lead to weak contractions of the colon which leads to hardened stool.
There are certain things which may symptoms of IBS, they are: 

  1. Stress: Any type of stress tends to aggravate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
  2. Foods: Certain foods such as chocolate, spices, cabbage, milk and carbonated beverages may trigger symptoms of IBS.
  3. Hormones: Hormonal changes such as the ones during menstrual cycles may aggravate symptoms of IBS. 
  4. Illnesses: Various illnesses such as diarrhea or conditions such as overproduction of bacteria in the intestines may lead to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Women are more likely to be affected by symptoms of IBS as are people who are below 45 years of age. If someone in your family has irritable bowel syndrome, then you are also likely to develop this disorder. It may also aggravate symptoms of hemorrhoids, along with aggravating symptoms of stress. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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I am 22 years old male. My doctors have suggested me to take enterogermina liquid. He said to take it 3 times a week but I don't know for how long.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 22 years old male. My doctors have suggested me to take enterogermina liquid. He said to take it 3 times a week ...
Hello, please consult your same doctor as he knows on what symptoms he has prescriibed you enterogermina liquid. Thanks.
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I have suffering from faty liver & also operated stone in gallbladder. And every time suffering gastric problems.. Pls suggest.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have suffering from faty liver & also operated stone in gallbladder. And every time suffering gastric problems..
Pl...
Normally fatty liver over the years to some extent is more or less normal unless you have fatty liver due to abuse or overuse of alcohol consumption take balanced diet with plenty of leafy vegetables, cereals, lean meat instead of red meat. Have lean meat like chicken, fish, eggs, and lots of fruits avoid junk food. Zgo for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. It will be ok.
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He is suffering from Ulcerative colitis since 2 years. He is having his treatment under a specialized doctor. Earlier it was doing well but now his condition is critical. He suffers from malnutrition and heavy blood loss, and also a very low immune system. So, will you please provide some suggestions regarding the provided conditions as we need it as soon as possible. Hope you'll reply me quickly. Thank you.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
He is suffering from Ulcerative colitis since 2 years. He is having his treatment under a specialized doctor. Earlier...
If bleeding is that much in ulcerative colitis surgery is also one of the option which can be think off. Consult gastroenterologist and get it investigated and surgery if suggested by him.
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I have pain in lower abdomen from 3 days also getting pain when passing urine, kindly suggest me what treatment has to take?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have pain in lower abdomen from 3 days also getting pain when passing urine, kindly suggest me what treatment has t...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds eight hourly if necessary and Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet and get an ultrasound abdomen done to rule out any pathology.
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How can digestive system be improved? What precautions we must take in this order to prevent from dehydration?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How can digestive system be improved?
What precautions we must take in this order to prevent from dehydration?
Take home cooked meals Avoid too much spices in food Avoid fast foods and stuff made of maida Increase intake of fruits like yellow pineapple and pomegranate ..orange ..guava etc.. To prevent dehydration drink plenty of fluids...one glass of water every hour Take meals on time daily and sleep well for at least 6-7 hours...sleep is very necessary for a good stomach.. Get your stool tested for any infection if the problem persists
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Sir I am having stomach gas problem from last 8 months the gas is always their in my stomach and intestine specially in large intestine due to with I also have back pain and uneasiness all day stomach is always heavy and fluffy all day after trying soo many medicine now I have decided to take UNIENZYME CAPSULE AND LEE BIOTIC (pre pro biotic) 2 to 3 times a day and isabgoal at night sir plzz tell me if anything is wrong their in these medicine or can do another medicine will help me more then these nd how long can I take these medicine ive decided to take them for 4 to 6 months plzz rly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir I am having stomach gas problem from last 8 months the gas is always their in my stomach and intestine specially ...
Although having gas is common, it can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing at times. Gas is eliminated either by burping (belching) or passing it through the rectum (flatulence). Half to two liters is produced normally in adults and may pass up to 14 times a day on an average. But the condition can be really bad for some individuals -one study noted a person who expelled gas 140 times daily, with 70 passages in a period of just four hours. Although every one has gas, but why do some suffer from it more than others? The answer lies either in their biological conditions of their gastro-intestinal tract or in their eating habits. The Gas usually comes from two sources – (a) the air that is swallowed in with food while eating, (b) as a part of normal breakdown of certain undigested foods by harmless bacteria naturally present in the large intestine. Homeopathy can be a great help for those who suffer from this ?too much gas ?problem. Homeopathic medicines Carbo Veg, Lycopodium, China and Nux Vomica lead the homeopathic table in treating this problem. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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I have a problem of acidity and I am under weight. I do not want to take any medications. Can you suggest me any other treatment?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I have a problem of acidity and I am under weight. I do not want to take any medications. Can you suggest me any othe...
Hi lybrate-user. Avoid spicy and oily food. Eat yoghurt. Take ample sleep. And do walking to raise your bmr.
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I am 27 years old male weight is 62 kgs, height is 6 feet and have frequent urination problem from 4 months and gastric, indigestion, weight loss.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I am 27 years old male weight is 62 kgs, height is 6 feet and have frequent urination problem from 4 months and gastr...
Frequent micturition may simply be due to anxiety. If you have any burning or pain during urination please get urine routine and culture sensitivity test done. Ultrasound kub may also help in ruling out any stone which may present in similar manner. For anxiety you need to relax. Too much strict schedule and work pressure can result in anxiety. Give some time to sports or games in morning to help yourself relieve any tensions.
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My friend told me that some times he practice burning sensation while having a bowel movement and also some times he feels that anal opening area is swelled slightly. What medicine he should take for the remedy of the same? Tysm.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
It appears to me like a anal fissure. Stop spicy /oily food. Do sitz bath. For medications please consult online on pvt chat.
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