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by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: digestive problems
Topic: Stomach Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Re: Stomach Problems

I can understand your worry, Jayne. This is not your father’s usual pattern. He is losing weight and becoming fatigued. He is not well and it sounds as if he should be admitted to hospital for urgent investigation and treatment. I don’t think you should be waiting any longer. Please impress on his d...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: digestive problems
Topic: stomach problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: stomach problems

Yes H.pylori occurs in a lot of people and it can recur. There is a simple breath test to screen for it. Your doctor should be able to advise you about this. But of course any change or stress may rekindle your irritable stomach. So just ask yourself whether anything has happened recently to upset y...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Topic: IBS & Thyroid
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: IBS & Thyroid

Yes, all of these can be related. It is thought that having IBS for a long time can lead to diverticular disease and oesophageal reflux is related to a disturbance on sensitivity and motility at the top end of the gut, while IBS might be regarded as a similar thing happening at the lower end. The cr...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: bowel problems
Topic: How do I make my stools easier to pass?
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: How do I make my stools easier to pass?

Sodium Docusate is a bowel softener, so is Fybogel. You could also try using prune juice and increasing the amount of vegetables in your diet. Beetroot is a good bowel stimulant. Allow time in your busy schedule to go to the loo, don’t strain, but try to sit upright relax and and breathe out regular...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: bowel problems
Topic: Constipation problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Constipation problems

It is clear that your bowels are very responsive to how you feel emotionally. Like many people, being away from your familiar surroundings blocked you up, while becoming anxious made your bowels very irritable. The reason for these erratic changes in your bowel function are much more likely to do wi...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: CT Bowel Scans
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: CT Bowel Scans

No. If you need a bowel scan, your doctor and specialist are the best to advise and then follow you up with any treatment you might need. Private bowel scans are expensive and do not usually offer any follow up. And if you take the result to your doctor, they are most likely to repeat it.
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bile Salt Malabsorbtion
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Re: Bile Salt Malabsorbtion

Bile acid malabsorption is very common in IBS-D (diarrhoea predominant IBS). It is most likely related to a rapid small bowel transit which dumps excessive amounts of bile acid into the colon. This irritates the colon causing secretion and peristalsis resulting in urgency and diarrhoea. Questran is ...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bladder infection & IBS
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: Bladder infection & IBS

Unfortunately, the menopause can often be associated with an increase in physiological and emotional tension, causing a variety of symptoms. You say you had a hysterectomy. This can often bring on other pelvic symptoms involving the bladder and the bowel. If they removed your ovaries as well, your s...
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: digestive problems
Topic: How do I manage my bloating?
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: How do I manage my bloating?

What has changed to make you bloated. Bloating is often due to a combination of something that is causing emotional tension and a change in diet that contains a lot of gas producing foods. You may find that a diet low in gas producing foods (low FODMAP diet) might help (see http://www.theibsnetwork....
by Dr Nick Read
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: bowel problems
Topic: Urgency
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Urgency

Ask yourself what has changed/ The most likely thing is that somehting has happened to upset your bowels? If that is the cause, bring that back to mind and try to deal with that situation or use mindfulness techniques to help to think about it and find the optimal solution. The next possibility is t...
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