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Topic: Diarrhea, loose stools

  1. Fact Sheet: The Medical History: How to Help Your Doctor Help You

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    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    The most important interaction between patient and doctor is the medical history. Through listening to the story of the patient’s illness and asking relevant questions, a physician may often make a diagnosis, or at least begin to understand the nature and location of the complaint. A few easy steps can help make this process more efficient leading to prompt, more precise diagnosis and treatment. Revised January 2012.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Can Intense Exercise Lead to GI Symptoms?

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    By: Thomas Puetz, MD

    Can exercise be linked to GI symptoms such as diarrhea or heartburn? This article will help you understand how exercise and associated factors can influence the GI tract.

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  3. Fact Sheet: How Can I Determine if I Received a Thorough Colonoscopy?

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    By: Thomas Puetz, MD

    Colonoscopy is currently our most effective means of reducing the incidence of colon cancer, but only slightly over one-third of eligible persons elect to have a colonoscopy. With the inconvenience and expense of colonoscopy incurred, one should expect and receive a thorough examination. This article outlines some way to ensure that your colonoscopy is performed correctly and thoroughly.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Is It Safe to Take Loperamide Long Term to Control Diarrhea?

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    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    How safe is it to control diarrhea with loperamide for an indefinite period of time? The information in this fact sheet was adapted from the Clinical Corner Section of Digestive Health Matters, 2009; vol. 18. No. 2. Questions and answers in IFFGD’s Clinical Corner are available free online to IFFGD members.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Can a Probiotic Help to Prevent Travelers Diarrhea?

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    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    Can probiotics prevent traveler’s diarrhea? Can loperamide be taken at the same time as taking a probiotic? The information in this fact sheet was adapted from the Clinical Corner Section of Digestive Health Matters, 2009; vol. 18. No. 2. Questions and answers in IFFGD’s Clinical Corner are available free online to IFFGD members.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Incontinencia Fecal y la Edad

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Jeanette Tries, PhD, OTR

    Con la edad ocurren muchos cambios y la pérdida de la continencia fecal se vuelve más probable. Las enfermedades orgánicas, los cambios del hábito intestinal y otros factores, afectan la habilidad de mantener el control. La pérdida de la continencia fecal es muy común. Le ocurre a mucha gente. Existen muchas formas de encontrar ayuda para este problema. Este folleto le ayudará a comprender que es lo que ocurre y qué puede hacer para mejorarlo.

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  7. Fact Sheet: Radiation Induced Injury to the Colon and Rectum

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    By: Thomas Puetz, MD

    Experiencing symptoms of diarrhea, urgency, incontinence, and rectal bleeding can be a significant source of stress that calls for consultation with a physician. Those individuals with a history of prior radiation therapy exposure need to disclose this to their doctor. Radiation induced symptoms must be considered as a potential source.

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  8. Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Dumping Syndrome (Rapid Gastric Emptying)

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    By: Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS; Henry C. Lin, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    Dumping syndrome describes a collection of symptoms that occurs when food is emptied too quickly from the stomach, filling the small intestine with undigested food that is not adequately prepared to permit efficient absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dizzy spells, weakness, and cold sweats either with or after eating. Medical management involves dietary changes, and at times, the use of medications.

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  9. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 18.02 - Summer 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 18.02 - Summer 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • Endpoints, Outcomes – and Fresh Starts
    • 2009 IFFGD Research Awards
    • Medical Management of Fecal Incontinence
    • Serotonin: What is it doing in my Gastrointestinal Tract?
    • The Clinical Corner
      - Is it safe to take loperamide long-term to control diarrhea?
      - Can a probiotic help to prevent traveler’s diarrhea?
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: New Insights in Enteric Regulation

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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