@meged Hello, This happens to a lot of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it's the vagus nerve being stimulated by the emptying of the colon. You can get sweaty and shaky and your blood pressure can drop. In extreme instances, you can pass out. To manage it decrease Caffeine Intake, and Make Sure You're Getting Enough Fiber. If it doesn’t get better then do contact your doctor. Thanks!
@pippin Hello, studies have suggested that probiotics may be useful in the treatment of IBS. Although the exact mechanism for how probiotics may aid in the reduction of symptoms commonly found in IBS is unknown, the effects of probiotics on alterations in gut bacteria appear to play a part. Probiotics help restore balance in a number of ways, including by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, reducing inflammation, and slowing down the digestive system. The exact causes of IBS are not yet understood but may relate to brain-gut interactions, bacterial overgrowth, infection, inflammation, and sensitivity.
@sancho Traveler's diarrhea is caused due to a sanitation failure, leading to bacterial contamination of food and water. Preventive measures for traveler's diarrhea include careful sanitation practices and choosing water and food carefully. Avoid eating food from street vendors, not eating salads and other forms of raw vegetables, not eating fruits that can't be peeled on the spot, and not eating unpasteurized dairy products. Washing hands before eating and touching the face can also help in the prevention of traveler’s diarrhea. Thanks!
@wy Hello, yes it is safe to use an enema but it should be used only under the prescription of the doctor. Enemas can be quite effective, but there is a risk of severe adverse effects such as metabolic derangement or perforation, damage to the rectum and anus, and cause infection, hypothermia, and nausea. There are different enemas and they all work differently. Do not use an enema if you have Congestive heart failure, severe kidney disease, Active inflammatory disease, and Rectal obstruction. Use enema only when it is directed by the healthcare provider. Thanks!
@xolani Diverticular disease is one of the most common digestive conditions. Much research is needed to confirm that stress and diverticular diseases are related to each other. The effects of stress are usually attributed to other painful conditions like ulcers or even a heart attack. Diverticular diseases are usually associated with not eating enough fiber. Fiber makes your stools softer and larger, so less pressure is needed by your large intestine to push them out of your body. There is currently no clinical evidence to prove the link between fiber and diverticular diseases but a change in eating can improve the condition.
@ezraa Hello, the main cause of Crohn's disease is not known but according to a few kinds of research, Crohn's disease is caused by the following factors-
Malfunctioning of the immune system- the inflammation may be caused by a problem with the immune system that causes it to attack healthy bacteria in the gut.
There's no cure for Crohn's disease, treatment is to stop the inflammatory process, and relieve symptoms. Thanks!
@alexandre Hello, the main cause of Fecal incontinence is Muscle damage, Nerve damage, problems with the rectum, problems with the sphincter muscles. Problem with the rectum includes Constipation and Diarrhea. Bowel incontinence can also be caused by a problem with the nerves connecting the brain and the rectum. A nerve problem can mean your body is unaware of stools in your rectum and may make it difficult for you to control your sphincter muscles. Depending on the cause, it may be possible to improve or prevent fecal incontinence. Thanks!
@ujjwal Hello, changing what you eat and drink can help prevent or relieve your fecal incontinence. Here are a few things that you should avoid: dairy products such as milk, cheese, and ice cream, fatty and greasy foods, fruits such as apples, peaches, and pears, spicy foods, and alcoholic beverages. Include more fiber, and more liquid to improve your symptoms. Thanks!
@rockey Hello, Exercising can stimulate the movement of gas in our intestine. Any exercises that involve physical bending or twisting can cause the air in our digestive tract to be literally pushed out, exercises like pilates, cycling, yoga, and bouncy exercises like running and jumping rope, our internal organs jostle up and down and side to side. Working out can speed up the natural digestion process, causing gas produced in our GI tract to bubble out faster. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive flatulence.
@stephen You may experience this because of the food you eat or it could be a lack of physical activity. Here are a few things that can help you-
Stay hydrated- Being dehydrated regularly can make a person constipated. To prevent this, it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated.
Eat more fiber- increasing fiber intake increases the bulk and consistency of bowel movements, making them easier to pass. It also helps them pass through the digestive system more quickly.
Add coffee to your diet
Try prescribed over-the-counter medications
Manage your stress.
If your constipation lasts more than a week and doesn’t respond to treatment, it’s time to see a doctor to rule out serious causes. See a doctor right away if your constipation is accompanied by dizziness, fatigue, cramping, or spasms. Thank You!
@manan Hello, Fasting gives the digestive system a break, and its other effects on gut health include improving the balance of bacteria in the gut, promoting probiotic bacteria, and increasing bacterial diversity in the gut. Fasting gives your digestive system a break, it helps reset your gut balance, it helps fight infection. When one is fasting, it helps the internal organs, glands relax and take a break - which leads to rebooting of the gut- resulting in better performance, giving better results. Thanks.