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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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your history suggests two differential diagnosis:Irritable bowel syndrome. Colitis that is inflammatory bowel disease.Since your prior investigations were normal, irritable bowel syndrome is more likely.I need the following details in order to gui... Read Full »
What kind of treatment helps to treat constipation presenting with IBS?
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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can irritable bowel syndrome be the reason for my weight loss and abdominal pain for seven weeks?
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What is a long term diarrhea a symptom of?
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, ulce... Read Full »
I have light-colored stools, feel very tired, and have brain fog. Why?
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Low omega levels with the rest of blood and stool tests do not signify anything. After all, this is a chemical test that can vary from time to time. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you uploaded, and thankfully all... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How to get relief from diarrhea presenting for 5 years?
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Sucralfate is not helping my gas problem nowadays. Why?
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 a... Read Full »