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Issues with food consumption and bowel movements after returning from Afghanistan , irritated skin. Any ideas ?

Hi, I recently returned home from serving in Afghanistan and am having major issues with food consumption and bowel movements. I have had all the usual tests for parasites via stool and blood samples and nothing has come up. I have heard it all from genes being altered due to stress and allowing your body to simply adjust. It has been a few months and has been a nightmare simply living day to day. Could it be I know have to change my diet for good or are there other tests out there I can take? My Therapist suggests a dairy/gluten/soy free diet and further ptsd treatment. Also I try to moisturize everyday but my skin in some areas still is very irritated and I feel an insatiable urge to scratch . For any help and guidance, I thank you in advance. Kind Regards, AAAAA
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi...Welcome to HCM

I read your queries and it seems that your food consumption and bowel movements gets altered due to different food stuffs in the place you had worked.

Its partly due to undigested food stuffs lacking in dietary fibers that makes bowel movements difficult.

Altered bowel movements can also suggests Irritable bowel syndrome.
Its good to consult an Gatroentrologist who could help you with endoscopic / colonoscopic studies to help you out of having major issue wit consumption of food and bowel movements.

Avoiding dairy/gluten/soy free diet is also good in improving bowel movements.

Be stress free and I wish you a speedy recovery.
Hope this information is useful for you.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 Oct 2013
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