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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doctor..
User :   i have a problem with my digestion system..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe your problem?
User :   the diet i intake is not well digested..and i suffer loosemotions soon..
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   since a long time i guess..
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain?
Doctor :   Do you have nausea or vomiting?
User :   no doctor no pain at all..
User :   i need to go approx. 5-7 times in a day..when the problen gets serious..otherwise 2 times..
User :   no nausea no vomiting..
User :   i suffer nothing els jst i suffer loosemotions very often..
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/thyroid problems?
User :   no doctor as i said just noting els..no else medical illnesses...
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no doctor i never smoke but till day i have had beer..
User :   i tell u doc i am a boy of 16..
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these problems?
User :   no
User :   a do go to gym and have strong workouts..
User :   can it be a problem..as i do muscle workouts...with very much weight..but thats under my control...i dont have to struggle at ol..
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   According to the brief history that you have provided you are probably suffering from hypermotility of the gut.
Doctor :   A condition seen in irritable bowel syndrome.
User :   what is it doc and what's the remedy..
Doctor :   This is not a disease, but just a medical condition.
Doctor :   The exact cause for this is not known,
User :   i am asking is it something serious..
User :   and remedy??
Doctor :   however few factors may be contributing to this condition, factors such as genetic factors, dietary and environmental factors, stress factors, and rarely allergic factors.
Doctor :   No, its not a serious concern.
User :   hw wld i get well then..
Doctor :   If you are talking of a permanent cure, then probably there is none, but these symptoms can be controlled so that you can have a normal life.
Doctor :   To help in controlling this, you need to few modifications in your diet.
User :   I NEED MY DIGESTION SYSTEM TO BE LIKE WHATEVER I EAT OR DRINK (HEALTHY) MUST BE COMPLETELY DIGESTED..
User :   I CURRENTLY TAKE A MEDICINE LIV.52 DS TABLET FROM HIMALYA TWICE A DAY..
Doctor :   Its not the problem of digestion, its just that you intestine is hypermotile.
Doctor :   In simple words, normally the food reaches the large intestines and the rectum in 4 to 6 hours.
Doctor :   This is known as intestinal transit.
Doctor :   In people who have IBS this transit time is increased due to hyper motility.
User :   MEANS I TAKE MORE TIME FOR DISESTION??
Doctor :   There are factors which can contribute to this increased motility, the most common are the dietary factors.
User :   U MEAN THIS IS DUE TO BAD OR UNHEALTHY DIET..??
Doctor :   It means that digestion is fine, but the food goes through the intestine really fast and reaches the intestine.
User :   WHAT EXACTLY ARE DIATARY FACTORS??
Doctor :   Not bad or unhealthy diet, it means if you can avoid few diets which i was trying to explain, you can reduce this intestinal transit time, there by helping your diet.
Doctor :   Diet like high spicy food, junk foods, deep fried food, caffeine, alcohol and so on.
Doctor :   You may have to restrict these.
User :   DOCTOR ARE U SURE I SUFFER FROM THIS MEDICAL CONDITION..??
Doctor :   Apart from this dietary factors, occasionally few find certain food allergic to them and they notice that on taking a particular type of food, they have loose stools.
Doctor :   So if you have similar ones, then you need to avoid those diets.
User :   I TAKE PROTEINEX POWDER SHOULD I STOP??
Doctor :   Based on the symptoms you have given me, it looks like you have hypermotility of interstine,
Doctor :   which is most commonly occurs due to IBS.
Doctor :   Wheat and particular aminoacids of the protein are most common food allergens apart from milk.
Doctor :   So if you feel that your symptoms are more on taking these products, then you may have avoid them.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   YES DOC I THINK..
Doctor :   I also would like to share you this information.
Doctor :   This is not a DISEASE.
Doctor :   And you need not worry about it.
User :   I TAKE TABLETS LIV.52 DS??
User :   DO U KNO ABOUT IT??
Doctor :   This will not cause you any other problems apart from the ones that you have.
User :   I MEAN WOULD IT HELP ME OVERCOME THIS CONDITION OR NO USE??
Doctor :   Its an herbal product, which helps in protecting the liver.
User :   SHOULD I CONTINUE TAKIN IT??
Doctor :   As I practise allopathic medicine, and my knowledge is restricted in regards to herbal medicine, I cannot comment more about this.
Doctor :   However, there is no harm in taking this.
Doctor :   You can continue it.
User :   OKAY DOC..TILL WHEN WOULD I GT WELL??
Doctor :   You include those dietary modifications that I mentioned, and you need to follow them regularly.
Doctor :   your symptoms should be improving with it.
Doctor :   It should be fine in a months time.
User :   OKAY DOCTOR..
Doctor :   I shall repeat this, as this is not a major illness, do not worry about this.
Doctor :   You will be fine.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   CAN MY WORKOUT FACTOR I MEAN TAKING LARGE WEIGHTS CAUSE THIS ILLNESS??
Doctor :   Stress factors are one of the factors that can contribute to the condition, so if you are not stressed, you can continue working out.
User :   CAN U SUGGEST ME A MEDICINE WHICH WOULD GET ME FINE SOON??
Doctor :   But do not over do them.
User :   NO I AINT STRESSD..
Doctor :   There are few syrups similar to the ones that you are presently on.
Doctor :   Since you are presently on a herbal preparation, you can continue with it.
User :   WHICH SYRUPS??
Doctor :   These medications are just a supportive medications, you need the dietary modifications along with them to able to help you.
Doctor :   Syrups like aristozyme.
Doctor :   I do not recommend you this syrup however as your symptoms are not severe.
Doctor :   Dietary modifications, good sleep and physical exercises should be sufficient in helping you control this problem.
User :   OKAY DOC..
Doctor :   If the symptoms are persisting inspite of these measures, then you can consult a gastroenterologist who will help you in prescribing these syrups.
User :   BUT TO STOP LOOSEMOTIONS FOR THE TIME BEING WHAT SHLD I DO??
Doctor :   May I know your location?
User :   ROHTAK, HARYANA
Doctor :   If your loose stools are severe, then you can use the help of tablet loperamide which is an OTC drug.
Doctor :   However use them sparingly and only when its necessary as in cases of severe diarrhea.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   YES DOC..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no doc u were very helpful....i jst want to ask i am 16.5 and i am 5'10''....is it enough??
Doctor :   For an Indian, your height is good.
User :   and till what age would i grow??
User :   would my gymming effect my height in any manner??
Doctor :   Your growth will cease to occur after you reach 18years.
Doctor :   So if you are planning to grow tall, this is the proper time to do.
Doctor :   Include hanging from a height in your work out.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   wld it effect my height if i build up my thighs n do situps..
Doctor :   Though my knowledge is restricted in body building, the best way to increase height is by hanging from a height.

User :   so on this site doctor...what link should i follow??
Doctor :   Your physical trainer will be able to provide you with thee necessary information in regards to this.
User :   i need a doc who can guide me on bodybuilding..
Doctor :   A physical trainer has more knowledge than a doctor in regards to building body.
User :   okay..may i know ur qualifications for my belief??
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult your physical trainer than a doctor.
Doctor :   I am general practitioner.
Doctor :   With an MBBS degree.
User :   okay..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   u helped me a lot doc..thank u.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   okay sure i will..
User :   it's excellent..
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