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Search found 49 matches
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Crohns and chronic fatigue
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: Crohns and chronic fatigue

Hi , It seems as if your symptoms which you feel are related to your Crohns is severely impacting your quality of life and ability to do things. In the first instance - I would suggest seeing your GP to discuss your symptoms further. You may need to be assessed by a gastroenterologist to see if ther...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: bowel movement
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: bowel movement

Hi, It partly depends on why they are not moving effectively in the first place. Starting off with a healthy balanced diet ad lifestyle with lots of regular fresh fruit/veg, a good intake of non-caffeinated fluid and regular exercise. Please see the following link for some simple dietary tips to sta...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: diarrhea to constipation to both
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: diarrhea to constipation to both

Hi There, Moderate to severe bile acid absorption can be treated with a medication called cholestyramine. Another option is colesevelam. If your GP is not comfortable in prescribing these medications - he can refer you to a gastroenterologist. The need to perform a 'manual evacuation' to open your b...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Minimising IBS symptoms
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Re: Minimising IBS symptoms

The diagnosis of 'IBS' is based on a number of symptoms over several months. The investigations such as colonoscopy help to exclude other causes but there is no test one to diagnose IBS. This is partly due to the fact that it can be caused by a number of different factors. It may be as a result of a...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Is IBS a condition or weakness that remains with a person throughout life?
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: Is IBS a condition or weakness that remains with a person throughout life?

Hi There, Common reasons for requesting an endoscopy (or gastroscopy - that looks in the stomach) include symptoms such as heartburn/ acid reflux related symptoms or upper abdominal pain which either does not respond to treatment or reoccurs on stopping. I note you only started to complain of heartb...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on Bowel issues & IBS
Topic: Impact of Parkinsons on bowels
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Re: Impact of Parkinsons on bowels

Hi There, Parkinson's can cause constipation either as a result of medications used for Parkinson's, and/or due to its affects on colonic motility ie the bowel's muscle strength and shift things along. In addition the swallowing mechanism can get weaker, often meaning intake of fluids goes down - wh...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: haemorrhoids & anal fissures
Topic: Anal fissure
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Anal fissure

Hi Sarah, Apologies for the delay in this post. It sounds like your problems are due to ongoing constipation and faecal loading. How much macrogol are you taking? You can increase the dose - only do this for a short time - I would suggest no more than three days of up to 8 sachets of macrogol per da...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Finasteride effect on gut
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Finasteride effect on gut

Hi There, I think it is unlikely - I appreciate the study you quoted but it would be a large jump to say that this would be the cause of gut symptoms - especially as finasteride is such a commonly prescribe drug without significant or frequent GI symptoms as a side effect. You can also read the refe...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: how to I keep healthy bowels?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: how to I keep healthy bowels?

Hi Carolyn It sounds like you have been through an awful lot! I wonder if you a re taking an appropriate dose of the creon - you may also need to add in a proton pump inhibitor to aid in fat digestion. In regards to the constipation - definitely start off with diet - enough regular fibre , good flui...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: gut problems
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: gut problems

The hiatus hernia can give rise to heartburn, but I suspect not related to the symptoms you describe. A hernia can give abdominal pain - usually at the top of the stomach. Whereabouts your pain is located can help to determine whether it is coming from your stomach or the intestines (the small or la...
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