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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea?  It is defined as passing 3 or more loose … Continue reading

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Traveler’s diarrhea

Summer is traveling season. . . this brings up the age-old question of … What to do to avoid diarrhea?  What to take?  When to take it? What is traveler’s diarrhea (TD)?  It is defined as passing 3 or more … Continue reading

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FDA links reflux medicine to severe diarrhea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a drug safety warning  discussing the link between an anti-reflux medication and watery stools.  The warning suggests that medicines in the proton pump inhibitor family (like omeprazole and nexium) may increase the risk … Continue reading

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Crohn’s disease of the bowel

I see many patients with GI complaints.  Some have Crohn’s disease which is inflammation of the digestive tract—it can affect anywhere between the mouth and the anus. Symptoms are stomach pain, weight loss, bleeding from the rectum, stomach pain and … Continue reading

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(Irritating) irritable bowel syndrome. What is it? What to do about it?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common intestinal problem.  We are unsure why it occurs.  It may signal intestinal hypersensitivity to pain or nerves–or a change in bowel bacteria.  A “textbook case” involves a 20-year-old woman with symptoms as below. Bloating and gas Constipation … Continue reading

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The low down on food poisoning

I have seen a “rash” of food poisoning patients this week in Wichita.  It’s time for some food safety education.  First off, the CDC defines a foodborne disease outbreak as any cluster of two or more people who develop similar … Continue reading

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