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Leaky gut syndrome, burping diarrhea and constipation, damaged bowel lining, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello dr.i am a student studying medicine internationally and i have an embarrasing problem
User :   it has caused me to skip half a weeks worth of school as of now
User :   i believe i have leaky gut syndrome, and i dont smell too good no matter how good i shower
User :   should i get a colonoscopy to confirm?
Doctor :   leaky gut? what exactly you mean by that?
User :
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Leaky gut syndrome is a proposed condition of an altered or damaged bowel lining. The term is used by some alternative medicine practitioners, but the syndrome is not a recognized diagnosis.[1] It is hypothesized to be caused by increased permeability of the gut wall resulting from toxins, poor diet, parasites, infection, or medications.
User :   yes
User :   should i talk to gastroenterologist
Doctor :   can you please elaborate on your symptoms that you are having.
User :   a lot of burping and diarrahea and constipation
Doctor :   how long you had this symptoms?
User :   ive noticed them about 4 - 5 days ago
Doctor :   is this your first episode?
User :   what do u mean
Doctor :   did you ever have similar complaints in the past?
User :   no1 has ever really told me, i put the pieces together and found out myself
User :   so i dont know how long this could have lasted
Doctor :   ok the best thing would be to consult a GP first and have certain tests done before meeting gastroenterologist.
User :   what is a GP
Doctor :   General Physician.
User :   you mean face to face
Doctor :   some blood tests , stool examination has to be done.
Doctor :   yes you have to consult GP in person.
User :   ok thanks doc
Doctor :   is there anything else that I can help you with?
User :   what foods do u think help clean out the colon, besides drinking plenty of water
Doctor :   food with lot of fibre, like cereals, green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, dry fruits.
Doctor :   make it a point to always have good fibre intake when ever you have a meal.
User :   would multivitamins help
Doctor :   they will help to keep you gut healthy to an extent but natural food is recommended.
User :   such as raw fruits and vegetables ?
Doctor :   yes.
User :   alright thats it
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   bye for now.
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