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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi My husband is complaining of a jittery, nervous feeling inside--especially in his abdominal area, such as from the area of his spleen down into his groin. Any ideas?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello. He says that the feeling is similar to the feeling you get when you have to go to the bathroom badly--just not only in that area
Doctor :   since when is he getting this problem?
User :   He has had it for a few years, but is continually more uneasy than usual. He has been treated for a urinary infection, but that did not fix the problem.
User :   He has ulcerative colitis. Could this be related?
Doctor :   ok, Does he have loosestools , constipation or stool urgency ?
User :   He tends more toward constipation.
Doctor :   ok, i think the problem is due to acid peptic disease
Doctor :   no, may not be directly related to ulcerative coitis
User :   What should he do to help this? What are some other symptoms? What makes you think that this is the issue?
Doctor :   The chronicity, constipation and the area of the problem give me a clue
Doctor :   oher symptoms would be flatulence , pain in the chest, intense hunger pain etc
Doctor :   other*
Doctor :   I advice him to lessen the spicy foods , consume diet rich with fiber, also take tab PRILOSEC once in early morning before food for 15 days
User :   is this something that will go away on its own? Or, is it a chronic condition?
Doctor :   yes, but will take time
Doctor :   and regular food habits will aid its going away
User :   Unfortunately he is pretty intolerant to most medications. The side effects seem to always be too detrimental for him to use. Do you have any natural healing suggestions?
Doctor :   Is he on any other medications ?
User :   No. He does not take medication for his UC because the side effects are too difficult for him to handle.
Doctor :   ok, i will advice a few home remedies
Doctor :   Coconut water is an excellent remedy . It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach is greatly helped in returning to a normal condition if nothing but coconut water is given during the first twenty-four hours.
Doctor :   Rice gruel is another excellent remedy . One cup of rice gruel is recommended twice daily. In chronic cases where the flow of gastric juice is meager, such foods as require prolonged vigorous mastication are beneficial as they induce a greater flow of gastric juice.
Doctor :   Potato juice also helps. The recommended dose is half a cup of the juice, two or three times daily, half an hour before meals.
User :   In your earliest suggestion, you mentioned coconut water. Do you mean that he should ingest nothing but coconut water for 24 hours? How much and how frequently should he take coconut water and/or the rice gruel?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   giving only coconut water for 24 hours along with minor amount of soft food will help and act as cleaning technique to the stomach
Doctor :   rice gruel is best if it replaces his daily breakfast with it
User :   My time is nearly up. You have been SO helpful. If needed, may I write again and ask for you?
Doctor :   follow this for 4 to 5 days and if difference is noticed then continue for few more days to get a permanent relief
Doctor :   yes, you can
User :   Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
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