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digestive disorder

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 28, 2006
  • 09:22 PM

My husband has been suffering from loose stool type diarrhea and frequent belching for the last 1 year. His previous doctor regarded it as a case of IBS after doing the stool test. But his condition hasn't improved in months. What might be causing this and what can be its remedy?

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  • Celiac disease can cause those type of symptoms, try having him not eat anything containing wheat for two or three days, if his symptoms improve have him go back on a wheat containing diet for a few weeks and have him tested for celiac.
    the_one 39 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 04:38 PM
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  • Here's a common list of foods that can cause those symptoms. Onset can occur at any age due to almost any factor, usually a period of illness or even stress, or even one particularly stressful event. Food intolerence/allergy is probably the most common cause of misdiagnosed IBS and if the IBS treatments don't work, its time he may want to cut his diet down to meat and potatos and fresh fruit and then each week slowly add one of the following items to see how he reacts (and keep a journal of what he ate and how it affected him):milk, soy, corn, gluten, milk, Ya, its a pain. OH well. The "fail safes" in this diet experiment are meat and potatos - and I know I had no problem with that. Beer is out, but distilled non-malt liquor is probably OK too (but it may aggrevate a weakened digestive system). Baked goods are out. Check the local hippy food store for gluten-caesin-dairy free cookies, they're kind of expensive but you can't just cut out all baked goods and not run low on starches in your diet. With all the things you have to take out for this to work, its also good to have things you can still indulge on. Liquid vitamins are probably OK but any pill is almost always corn or gluten and should not be introduced to the diet.Some sort of food intolerence affects at least 1 in 10 people. I think if they were more honest about the reactions that signal a food problem the number would be like 1 in 3. Its really just a matter of how 'severe' it is and they act like 90% of cases are not worth treating unless they can be treated with pills.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 05:17 PM
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