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Topic: Clinical Corner

  1. Fact Sheet: Is There a Health Benefit From High Colonics?

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    By: Thomas Puetz, MD

    Is there a health benefit from high colonics? Are there risks? This article will help you understand how the bowels function and whether or not there is a role for high colonics.

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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 Constipation and Bloating Related to Menstrual Periods?

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    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    This Clinical Corner article discusses how constipation and bloating are affected by menstruation, especially in women with IBS, and offers some tips for controlling the bowel symptoms and the pain.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Fact Sheet: Barrett’s Esophagus and Diet

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    Patients with Barrett’s esophagus are often confused about dietary recommendations. This Clinical Corner article outlines our current understanding of how certain foods may affect those who suffer from reflux, GERD, or Barrett's esophagus; and gives some general guidelines for eating patterns that may prevent worsening symptoms.

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  8. Fact Sheet: Do I Need Another Endoscopy?

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    This Clinical Corner article explains the current guidelines for how often an endoscopy should be performed in patients with GERD or Barrett's Esophagus.

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