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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

Chronic mouth ulcers are relatively common, especially in young people. It's called apthous stomatitis, affects at least 20% of the population, and its natural course is one of eventual remission. By ...
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How effective/accurate are pill cameras for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

They're successful about two thirds of the time, which is better than other techniques. In general, success rates of diagnosis using wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) range from ~61%-71%, but hover ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

As Don_S mentioned in comments: Probably the overall mass of Loperamide in the package. The POM has 60 mg total of Loperamide, while the OTC has 36 mg at most (18 capsules being the largest package ...
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Is kimchi low FODMAP?

According to Alittlebityummy.com (a website maintained by some dietitians), both sauerkraut and kimchi are high-FODMAP, because during fermentation, some carbohydrates are converted to mannitol, which ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Safety of Loperamide Loperamide (anti-diarrhoea medication such as Dioraleze or Imodium) is often the go-to treatment for diarrhoea. As the medication only acts on the digestive tract, there appears ...
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Can intestinal bacterial overgrowth result in hypophosphatemia?

Chronic small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can be associated with decreased calcium and vitamin D absorption, which can result in increased parathormone secretion, which can result in ...
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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

Chronic diarrhoea is a surprisingly difficult but interesting subject. IBD/Behçet's disease would have to be eliminated if ulcers are significant. It's better to do a TFT/Coeliac/HIV test early to ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

I have it on good authority that bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii are effective at combating C. difficile, which is largely responsible for IBS. Here are a couple of citations from ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

Some IBS patients benefit from probiotic supplements. Those with the best efficacy include Align, Culturelle and VSL#3.
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