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Low Fodmap Diet

The low fodmap diet consists of foods that are low on FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols). FODMAPs are nothing but short-chain carbohydrates that is not absorbed properly by the intestines. FODMAP is nothing but sugar. This diet is suggested to people who have constant abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, etc.

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How to get relief from diarrhea presenting for 5 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from extreme diarrhea every day, two to three times (no blood appears). I have been into this for five to six years, but it is becoming worst year after year. I am a 26-year-old male of weight only 101 lbs. I lost around 22lbs in the last one and a half years. Colonoscopy or gast...  Read Full »

Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and from that, I understood that maybe you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It cannot be diagnosed by imaging or blood tests, but ruling out other diseases helps you get diagnosed. And about the treatment symptomatic treatment alon...  Read Full »

Sucralfate is not helping my gas problem nowadays. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My primary symptoms are large amounts of gas produced in stomach and/or intestine. I feels like stomach acid becomes carbonated, pain and pinching feeling from gas. I also have tingling, spasms or pain in pectoral, armpit, calf shoulder stiffness or aching in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambalathu Veettil Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing a detailed history. There are a few details I would have appreciated. Have you lost weight during any of the periods? Does your weight keep swinging from gain to loss? Any history of iron deficiency anemia in the past? Have you ever been advi...  Read Full »

How to help my stomach bloating due to quitting alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female in my mid-forties. I am 32 days sober now. I drank about half a bottle of wine at night for the past year. Before that, I had a couple of drinks a night about two nights a week. I also had a very too much sugar and carbohydrates in my diet. I cut out almost all sugar and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Well, congratulations on being able to cut down your alcohol intake. That is wonderful to hear. But are you completely abstinent from it, or have you moderated the amount? You are right; there is possibly a resetting w...  Read Full »

What kind of treatment helps to treat constipation presenting with IBS?

Query: I have struggled with constipation my enter life. It is normal for me, but nonetheless uncomfortable and fatigue-inducing. I often can go up to two weeks without having a bowel movement or feeling that my bowel movements are incomplete. As a result, I tend to feel bloated, especially in the lower pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms you have a condition called Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS can be of two types, one is Constipation predominant other is diarrhea predominant. Looks like you have constipation-predominant IBS. A...  Read Full »

What is a long term diarrhea a symptom of?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea for a year. The stool is grainy, sandy, mushy poop for a year. It also has yellow particles even though I do not eat seeds, dairy products, wheat, processed sugar, and corn. Sometimes there is a small amount of fat. In my calprotectin test, small amount of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You explained your symptoms very well, but I need some more information before guiding you correctly. Diarrhea for one year can occur in many conditions, namely celiac, food allergy, worms, autoimmune, drugs, Crohn's disease, ulcerative c...  Read Full »

Will the FODMAP diet cause full-body aches during the night?

Query: Hi doctor, My body hurts at night when I try to sleep. It hurts whether I have had any exercise or not. Even when I do exercise, it probably is not sufficient. Tylenol usually helps. I have digestive issues and am trying the FODMAP diet (for the past week), but I cannot tell if it is helping yet. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, I would suggest you send me your blood reports, and I will go through them once and let you know. Another thing is such weakness is due to Vitamin deficiencies such as B12 or D3. So have to test these two, and then treatment can ...  Read Full »

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