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Please, some advice on digestion

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  • Posted By: stress48
  • February 10, 2008
  • 03:31 PM

Ok, here goes nothing. I'm 29 year old male. I've been having "digestion problems" so this is a little gross, sorry.

I started getting fissures at age 22. This seems to have slowly gotten worse over the years, and its to the point where I get a fissure if I forget to take fiber supplements for a day or two. Even with fiber supplements the stool is still hard to pass and discomforting or with some pain. This is ALL the time.

A dr. recommended a colonoscopy (whoopee) after a positive test for occult blood. The colonoscopy came back normal, Thank God. So then the Dr. told me it must be irritable bowel syndrome. However I doubt this is the case because it is all the time. I do not live a stressful lifestyle, and get plenty of sleep etc. I think the Dr. just didn't know what else it could be.

My blood test results showed high albumin (52g/L), and low triglycerides (.66 mmol/L). Also, I haven't gained weight in about 10 years. Even though I have tried. I'm stuck at 130-135 lbs. Can someone please at least point me in the right direction.

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  • Have you thought about changing your diet? This book talks about use of digestive enzymes: http://books.google.com/books?id=RLbbmFmq1KsC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=constipation+%22digestive+enzymes%22+org&source=web&ots=RPtmOlP7tD&sig=Gsp62Led1moNlo9mYbNHYhMU0fQ Lactobacillus may help as well. In most cases these alternative meds are relatively risk free unless you're allergic.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 03:38 PM
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  • Thank you very much, I'll check out the book. Still, I want to know what I have though. I am worried it could be something that will progress until its irreversible. Does anyone know what this could be?
    stress48 1 Replies
    • February 12, 2008
    • 04:12 AM
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  • Please research a treatment called NAET. It can help to diagnose an underlying allergic condition that could be contributing to your condition. Food intolerances are very hard to diagnose by typical allopathic standard tests. NAET uses kinesiology to determine what exactly is causing your problems - it can be amazingly effective. Please look into it!Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 12, 2008
    • 05:44 AM
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  • Albumin : Albumin is the major protein found in blood making up over 60% of the total protein. Low levels of albumin occur in malnutrition, chronic inflammation and severe acute disease and may also manifest with aging. Dehydration caused by exercise or fluid loss can cause increased serum albumin levels. Are you drinking enough water? Fiber must be taken with a glass of water. What are the complications of Crohn's disease?The most common complication is blockage of the intestine. Blockage occurs because the disease tends to thicken the intestinal wall with swelling and scar tissue, narrowing the passage. Crohn’s disease may also cause sores, or ulcers, that tunnel through the affected area into surrounding tissues, such as the bladder, vagina, or skin. The areas around the anus and rectum are often involved. The tunnels, called fistulas, are a common complication and often become infected. Sometimes fistulas can be treated with medicine, but in some cases they may require surgery. In addition to fistulas, small tears called fissures may develop in the lining of the mucus membrane of the anus.Nutritional complications are common in Crohn’s disease. Deficiencies of proteins, calories, and vitamins are well documented. These deficiencies may be caused by inadequate dietary intake, intestinal loss of protein, or poor absorption, also referred to as malabsorption.Other complications associated with Crohn’s disease include arthritis, skin problems, inflammation in the eyes or mouth, kidney stones, gallstones, or other diseases of the liver and biliary system. Some of these problems resolve during treatment for disease in the digestive system, but some must be treated separately. There is no evidence showing that stress causes Crohn’s disease. However, people with Crohn’s disease sometimes feel increased stress in their lives from having to live with a chronic illness. Some people with Crohn’s disease also report that they experience a flare in disease when they are experiencing a stressful event or situation. There is no type of person that is more likely to experience a flare in disease than another when under stress. For people who find there is a connection between their stress level and a worsening of their symptoms, using relaxation techniques, such as slow breathing, and taking special care to eat well and get enough sleep, may help them feel better.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • February 12, 2008
    • 00:02 PM
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