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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
User :   anyone here?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   over the past couple of weeks, I have been experiencing a spasm/bubbling type feeling in my lower-left abdomen area
User :   There is never any pain, just that type of feeling
Doctor :   ok
User :   and I have been feeling lightheaded from time to time as well...
Doctor :   ok
User :   Do you have any indication of what those symptoms could be caused by?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   of course
Doctor :   I need to ask you some
Doctor :   questions
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you pass flatus after you feel the sensation?
User :   most of the time yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you been eating food rich in proteins of late??
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that explains the first question

Doctor :   that bubbly feeling is due to the bowel movmeent
User :   u there
Doctor :   yes
User :   well, I haven't been having daily bowl movements
Doctor :   ok
User :   and that feeling that occurs in the lower-left part of my abdomen is like spasms, but no pain
User :   like spasms/bubbling type feeling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I will explain
Doctor :   see when you eat protein rich food
User :   and it's been occuring in the same spot for the last couple of weeks, before then- this issue never occured
Doctor :   there is increased release of gases in the intestine due to its breakdown
Doctor :   when you havent been able to empty the bowels completely
Doctor :   it tends to push the contents aside to come out
Doctor :   this exaggerated movements of the bowel you will feel as spasms
Doctor :   there will be no pain since it is not pathological
Doctor :   so do not worry
Doctor :   secondly your bowel movements are not regular
Doctor :   right?
Doctor :   now let me ask you a few questions regarding that
User :   yes
User :   they are not regular
Doctor :   since when is this problem?
User :   about a month or so
Doctor :   ok
User :   but, I don't drink enough water i suppose
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   22
Doctor :   I will come to that
Doctor :   let me finish
Doctor :   before that
Doctor :   were they regular?
User :   yes, on and off regular at times
Doctor :   I mean did you pass motion every day?
User :   no
User :   maybe every other day
Doctor :   then ?
Doctor :   every alternate day?
User :   ye
User :   *yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if that is your routine
Doctor :   then it is no problem
User :   but, when it did occurr, it would sometimes be hard to come out- making me feel constipated at times
User :   there was never any blood though
Doctor :   is the bulk of the stool normal?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats what I wantd to know
Doctor :   so you are constipated
Doctor :   can you tell me in brief about the food habits?
User :   no prob.
User :   I eat lots of bread
Doctor :   ok
User :   I drink lots of juice (rarely drink sodas)
Doctor :   ok
User :   I sometimes may only eat breakfast and dinner
Doctor :   ok
User :   and other times just eat lunch and dinner
Doctor :   ok
User :   I don't eat much candy, snacks, etc.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I eat and drink things with high amounts of vitamin C
Doctor :   ok
User :   and lately, I have been eating things that are high in fiber
Doctor :   thats good
User :   I didn't have a bowl movement yesterday, and I have not had one today either
Doctor :   ok
User :   despite me eating lots of fiber yesterday and today
User :   and drinking water
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I got the info I needed
User :   ok
Doctor :   now listen me out carefully
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to change the whole system
Doctor :   firstly you need to eat 3 meals a day
Doctor :   without fail
Doctor :   never ever miss breakfast
Doctor :   you need to add fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet
Doctor :   you never mentioned it at all
Doctor :   try eating a whole fruit
Doctor :   than to have juice
Doctor :   it has many benefits over the juice
Doctor :   thirdly
Doctor :   you need to drink atleast 10 glasses of water
Doctor :   per day
Doctor :   it does wonders to your body
Doctor :   beyond your imagination
Doctor :   try to take sips of warm water first thing in the morning
Doctor :   to stimulate your bowels
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   adding fiber doesn't mean you need to eat like a cow
Doctor :   it only will cause more gas in the intestine
Doctor :   giving you weird sensations
Doctor :   so eat normally
Doctor :   but include whole grains for fibre
Doctor :   two tea spoons of oats per day should
Doctor :   suffice
Doctor :   after all this you need to exercise
Doctor :   about half an hour aday
User :   ok
Doctor :   to keep all your systems working fine
Doctor :   this is all I had to sy
Doctor :   you can ask me doubts if y ou have
User :   why is lightheadedness occurring with that feeling in my abdomen?
User :   or sometimes, the lightheadedness may even occur without the abdomen symptoms
Doctor :   it is a feedback mechanism in the body
Doctor :   it may be even due to accumulation of toxins in the body due to infrequent emptying of bowels
Doctor :   does it cause blackouts?
User :   no
User :   I have never blacked out
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can u describe in more details about the light headedness?
User :   well, I just feel lightheaded sometimes
User :   I am thinking its because I don't drink enough water
Doctor :   it may even be due to low blood pressure
Doctor :   and also due to dehydration
Doctor :   follow all the advice that I have given and give me a feedback
User :   I was afraid that it may be due to something going wrong with an organ- possibly my appendex or my intestines being inflammed or my colon being inflammed or something like that
Doctor :   nope
User :   for being the reason for that feeling in my abdomen
Doctor :   think of the common
Doctor :   ones first
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   we are here to guide you
Doctor :   are you satisfied with the explanation?
User :   well, what about the shortness of breath that I experience at times?
User :   my heart rate does not race or anything
Doctor :   when does that occur?
User :   but, from time to time- the shortness of breath happens when that stomach feeling occurs
Doctor :   ok
User :   It's like i feel something moving up through my chest
User :   that's bubbly
User :   and causes that shortness of breath
Doctor :   as I told you it is a part of the protective mechanism in the body
Doctor :   you have developed a phobia regarding this
Doctor :   it needs to be driven out first
Doctor :   you follow the advice and give me a feedback
Doctor :   in the next consultation
Doctor :   we will be more than happy to help you
Doctor :   whatever be the cause
User :   I only purchased a 24hr time because I really don't have $$ to spend like that because I am a college student.. lol
Doctor :   ok
User :   so, how would i be able to give you feedback in such a short time-frame ?
Doctor :   Not a problem
Doctor :   we just wish you get back your health
User :   mee too
Doctor :   if you follow the advice you will surely be fine
User :   I am stressed out with school
User :   and I think that has a lot to do with my symptoms as well.. lol
Doctor :   and you will never have to go to a doctor again
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   quite possible
Doctor :   reduce the stress levels
User :   I will work on doing that!
Doctor :   participate in sports
Doctor :   or take up a hobby
Doctor :   I will send a form now
Doctor :   fill it up
Doctor :   say yes when done
User :   I was thinking about going to see my doctor tomorrow morning because of the symptoms that I told you about- but he will prob. tell me that same things
Doctor :   ok
User :   I completed the form and gave you an Excellent Rating :)
Doctor :   thank you very much
Doctor :   that is very sweet of you
Doctor :   we wish you a very speedy recovery
User :   wait
Doctor :   yes
User :   so, in the meantime- when the symptoms occur (like they are doing so as we speak..), how can I stop the feeling?
Doctor :   do not attempt to do anything
Doctor :   your bowel needs a wash
Doctor :   thats the bottom line
Doctor :   once it is clean
Doctor :   it will work fine
User :   Body Detox (Colon Cleanse) two days ago and it had me going like crazy.. lol
Doctor :   you need to go on like a few days
Doctor :   with it till it is cleaned
User :   But, ever since then, my bowels have gone back to be constipated
Doctor :   yes that happens
Doctor :   but do not attempt it again
Doctor :   thats unnecessary
Doctor :   and dangerous too
Doctor :   it might just collapse the bowel
Doctor :   whatever you do remember to do it the nature/s way
User :   I prefer natures way :)
User :   you are my type of doctor!
Doctor :   good
User :   I hate taking Meds
Doctor :   yup
User :   they do nothing but harm you in the end
Doctor :   yes
User :   or "cover up" the issue
Doctor :   absolutely
User :   not "solve" the issue
Doctor :   not very true though
Doctor :   but will work in the mean time
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User :   ok
User :   now concerning the lightheadedness, when that occurrs, what can i do to get rid of it ?
User :   sorry for the many questions
Doctor :   no problem
User :   u there?
Doctor :   you make sure you dont fall down
Doctor :   and hurt yourself
Doctor :   when there is light headedness
Doctor :   get your blood pressure checked
Doctor :   else it should be fine after all these get corrected
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