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    I have Ehlers Danlos type 3, and have many digestive disorders. Current problems are difficulty swallowing (occasional) slow digestive transit, horrific gastritis both chronic and acute, I have to manually evacuate, I have a rectocele, leviator ani prolapse (over 9cm on straining, rests in correct place) possible paradoxical contraction (I'm not convinced!) and hemmorroids. Laxatives have no effect, including the ones given by hospitals before surgery, stool softeners do their job but are no help. I now suspect I have a rectal prolapse! Can anyone describe this to me? Hoping it's just bad piles but....





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    Hi Mandy, I also have Ehlers-Danlos type 3, but mine mostly causes widespread pain and instability of the joints However it has caused pelvic prolapse so I have had an abdominal hysterectomy and pelvic reconstructive surgery for a rectocele. I now think I have rectal prolapse. My advice is to have it checked out next time you see your doctor, or go sooner if it is worrying you or hurting you. When you live with EDS you get used to pain and other problems but you should never ignoe new symptoms Mary

    HI i have looked into having weight loss surgery as i am over weight iam a women of 61 and i have health problems i need to loose about 3 stone i have thought about haveing the gastric sleeve but you dont seem to mention this surgery on your program there seems to be less digestive problems with this surgery than the band can you advise thanks renie





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    FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS I HAVE BEEN A PROSTATE TABLET(TAMLUSAN.IV SUFFERERD WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM,DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS,AND LATLEY I HAVE HAD A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ERRECTION PROBLEMS,WHERE I HAVE LOST INTEREST IN SEX.I HAVE NOTICED WHEN I GO FOR A WEE, SOMETIMS ITS VERY SLOW AND OTHER TIMES IT SEEMS A LITTLE FASTER I OFTEN GET CAUGHT OUT WHEN IM OUT WHERE I GET THE URGE TO GO AND WHEN I GET TO THE LOO ITS VERY SLOW IN COMEING.WHEN I GET THE URGE I VERY RARLY GET STIFF LIKE I USED TO IT JUST STAYS SMALL.





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    eek i had that once !!

    Is it possible for this to occur in someone who hasn't been through labour? I have similar symptoms to those described above and in the programme that aired, but I've never been pregnant, I'm not even sexually active. A friend of mine who has IBS wondered if I might also have IBS, but I don't have the irritation or digestive problems that relate to IBS, only the difficulty passing a stool and the feeling that I've not finished going.





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    I am 61 yrs old and have all the classic enlarged prostate symptoms (slow urination, nocturia, burning sensation, etc). About 18 months ago I had some bleeding after urinating and my GP referred me to a urologist who used a camera to check my prostate and bladder and found no problems other than a "slight narrowing of the opening from the bladder". Several tests where also done to check my kidney function. Whilst the news that there was nothing sinister going on was extremely good to hear, unfortunately the discomfort continued and the burning sensation seems to be getting worse. Could this be chronic prostatitis, and if so why was it not apparent during the examination with the camera? I have many other ongoing symptoms which have not been explained, such as pains in both knees, digestive problems, occasional chest pains, fatigue, Reynauds and occasional bouts of diahorrea. A rheumatologist I saw about 8 years ago for my knees wondered if I could have the beginnings of Lupus. Could this also be the cause of my problems with urination? Does SLE attack the prostate? How can I best get relief from this combination of problems. I feel unwell and very tired most days and I am getting rather depressed with it all as it has been like this for a number of years. All my GP suggests is NSAIDS.





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    hi im 63 have osteros arthrites (cant spell) lately so tired with fatigue legs and feet going numb then feel sick.can be house bound for days with pain and not able to walk. i have bright red area on both palms of my hands look awful but no pain.people think i have been burned.do i have lupus i am getting more housebound every week

    My digestive problems started when I was about 9, so I've had them for nearly 6 years now. I've looked at all the options, and believe that I have IBS-C. I have incomplete bowel movements every time, really bad bloating, constipation, bad breath even when I brush my teeth, which all leads to depression and anxiety really. It used to be a lot worse when I was younger and I've tried a few different medicines and I eat fairly healthy. I've tried asking my parents for help but they just pass it off as something minor. They buy me laxatives and leave me alone thinking it went away. I had so many aspirations and expectations for my life and this has completely torn it apart. I feel pathetic that I can't do anything and I've nearly come to terms with living with it. I know only I can help myself, but I'd just like some advice; what worked for all you?





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    I suspect I'm currently having a severe ibs attack,my tummy was rumbly and a bit off yesterday but I continued to eat normally, I started having off still last night accompied by abdominal pain bloating, Loud rumbling and feeling sick! Ice just gir yp this morning to find I still have diarrhoea tea bad, I feel terrible! Does anyone have any tips on how to feel better? Thanks

    Hi, i feel almost desperate for help and advice now, I've been having problems with my digestive system ever since november when i was put on 2 different types of antibiotics in the same month, one for tooth ache and one for a urine infection. I've had a colonoscopy to rule out anything more serious, but my problem is i have diarrhea 3-4 times a day everyday, i also get quite a bit of pain on the right side under my ribcage, i've had an ultrasound to check my liver and gallbladder which both look fine. it doesn't seem to matter what i eat. I started an eating plan 3mnths ago which claims to cure ibs so long as you stick to it(which i have religiously) its a food combining diet and i also take a probiotic with 14 different strains in it. But nothing seems to help, i'm only 27 and have 3 liitle ones, this has affected all of our lives as i'm often scared to be more then a few metres away from a toilet. Any ideas offered would be greatly appreciated.





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    Can you please confirm what lightening cream Dr.Christian gave the man with skin pigmentation problems on tonights show (25th March). I have skin problems and would like to try the cream. I think my problems are from sun damage & i've been told the hormones from taking the contraceptive pill has darkened my skin above my top lip





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    hi,i used a skin treatment to get rid of my freckles but it also reduces hyperpigmentation and sun damage, it was prescription only and was called obagi nu derm system. its quite expensive but really worked for me, hope this helps

    In Daniel's episode he was prescribed a cream called Pigmanorm for his hyperpigmentation. This cream should only be used under medical supervision and after a correct diagnosis has been made, so please talk to your GP or Dermatologist in the first instance.

    hi, i am 42 yrs old, i have one child who is 9, and i would like to know if there is anything that can be done about my problem. For quite some time now, i have had problems with my vagina, mainly inside. During intercourse i have very little sensitivity around that area, and also if i laugh hard or cough i can sometimes loose some urine. This is causing me problems now, as i will not go out with friends as i am bothered about weeing myself and also it is causing problems within my marriage as i will do my best to avoid intercourse, as i just dont enjoy it anymore. I have been to see my GP about this, but all i was given was some exercises and some cream to try, which didnt help at all, and if anything just made me more frustrated, please help as this may be my last resort, thankyou





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    Hi I'm Jess (age 21) and my Mum is obese. She has been obese for as long as I can remember. There is no reason for her weight, other than she eats too much and does little exercise. Her laziness and attitude to diet is driving me crazy. She is suffering from lots of health problems- joint problems, breathing problems. She even started snoring a few years ago, to the point where I can't even sleep in the same house as her. We went to disney this year- and I couldn't enjoy myself as her seatbelt wouldn't fasten on the plane and she struggled to fit on the rides. What can I do to help. When I say anything I just get attitude from her. Thanks





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    Hi Jess. I'm really sorry for your situation and the unfortunate thing is that as much as we can want people to change, they must want it too to do it fully themselves. Does your mum know how much you worry about her? Try and explain this to her without giving her a lecture, as I'm sure she is already beating herself up about her weight. I'm sure she wants to change but may not know how. Why don't you dry and get involved with her weight loss? the 2 of you could go to zumba class which could be really fun. Or ye could join weight watchers together. Whether you need to lose weight or not the healthy recipes will still benefit you. I hope this helps.x

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    My husband has a relatively mild form of Poland's syndrome, with quite normal hands, but lots of back problems due to missing ribs and muscle. He has also suffered from chronic diarrhoea since he was 17, diagnosed as ulcerative colitis. Some descriptions of Poland's syndrome mention digestive abnormalities, but I can't find any more specific information. Do any PS individuals suffer from digestive problems? It would be great to hear your story!





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    Yes, I have PS with breast muscle missing and webed right hand. I suffer from digestive problems resulting in stomach pain often whenever I have fasted for a period of time and possibly as a result of increased stress. It builds up over a few days, peaks and then takes a few days to go away. Do any other PS have these same symtoms?

    I have a 13 yr. old girl with Poland's Syndrome what is the treatment for it ?

    Hi, I cannot get the NHS to make a diagnosis. I have undertaken a lot of research myself and have discovered and resolved some of my problems. But there are still a lot of problems left. Can you help. I am ill and cannot work. I have been subjected to prolonged mercury poisioning that caused intense head pain and migraine. These immediately changed and stopped once the mercury from my teeth was removed. I have no HCI, i have reflex without acid, I have little or no digestive juices. As a result there are bugs in my entire digestive tract that have now permeated my entire body. Resulting in damage to my brain and my entire digestive tract. I am also malnurished. I know without help, analysis and diagnosis that I am just getting worst and waiting death. Can you help with an analysis and diagnosis. The NHS wont help, It is impossible to get an appointment and when I wrote in and asked for help I was refused. So what the hell have I been paying for all these years if they wont help.





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    Yeah I know how u feel doctors diagnosed me with asthma but I think it might be cf coz of mucus build up and very bad digestive problems and nasal problems

    I'm not an expert but if you think about it, having chronic diarrhoea for such a long time is bound to have caused some damage in your digestive system... Until that damage is fixed the symptoms won't go away... I was put on an all liquid diet (only medicated fresubin milk shakes and water) for 8 weeks, the idea behind this is not to help the body by giving it important supplements but actually to give the digestive system a total rest... Things that we would think are good for our digestive system such as fibre are very difficult to digest so should be avoided primarily if there is inflammation... Go and Talk to your GP about a possible colonoscopy to see if there is indeed inflammation in your bowel or even maybe ulceration... After 20 years there is bound to be I think... Also look at your diet... Try a period of time avoiding things that are difficult to digest to give your digestive system a holiday... Things like skins on fruit and vegetables... Nuts... Grains... Fat... Stick to white breads and pasta for a little while... Remember that the idea behind this is not necessarily healthy living but rather focusing on your digestive system...

    I have suffered with digestive problems and bowel problems since i had my gall bladder out 24 years ago i have had all sorts of tests and cameras done but still no better when it flares up cant keep of the loo with bad runs everytime i eat.gone wheat free and dairy free i am alot better but cant go any where or if i do i only can drink dare not eat really fed up with it now .sometimes if i dont eat untill afternoon i might be ok and not have to fly to loo.i have lost a lot of weight over the last year please help . Joyce.





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    Anyone with problems like Flatulence or Constipation or who has been diagnosed of suffering from IBS, please consider Colonic Hydrotherapy (or Colonic Irrigation). I had a big problem with my digestive tract, triggered by a psychological trauma, which it caused my bowels being sluggish and lazy with the usual effects. The Colonic Hydrotherapy helped me to get the digestive tract working normally again. After every treatment I felt relieved and lighter. I feel so much energised and I am back to normal! Make sure that you see a recognised Therapist. The lady I went to see has been a Nurse for many years and thus has learned to observe people and care for them. She made me feel very relaxed. The will give you dietary advise as well as this is important for healthy bowels. Don't be embarrassed! You don't necessarily need to see your GP, unless you have a chronic medical condition of some kind relating to your digestive tract. When I was told "You suffer from IBS ... here, have some tablets...", I thought, yeah, this is like telling a starving person "You have an Empty Stomach Syndrome". Colonic Hydrotherapy does not involve medication, it doesn't hurt or is uncomfortable, it doesn't smell and there is no need to be embarrassed. Try it!





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    i think you should read this : http://www.reverta.com/blog/rosacea/digestive-problems-associated-with-rosacea/

    Hi Omar! I know how you feel. I'm 33 y/o and have suffered with BB my entire life. Mine is related to digestive problems and unfortunately (to my knowledge) there is no cure. I only have two friends and I tend to be a loner because people are rude to me and do not understand my condition; they assume that I don't brush my teeth.

    I have gotten rid of bad breath while I stopped brushing my teeth. All you probably have to do is not eat anything with any kind of sweetening. It is not that hard if you eat fats (which are healthy for you) and get some good spices and condiments. Additionally, you should focus on your digestion for bad breath and health problems and toxic vegetable oils and sugars and poorly prepared grains beans and nuts will cause major digestive problems. Furthermore, just keeping a completely balanced diet (not a pyramid diet) will keep you safe from just about every health problem.

    Ive had both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue since 1998 and i sufffer with reflux and digestive problems too, pain can go from one area to another, one day it may be in your elbow, the next in your knee, i think thats just part of this illness. As is a central nervous system disorder and not a muscle or joint problem it affect different areas. other symptoms i get are intense itching that comes and goes, balance problems, sensitivity to light and noises, all over body pain, headaches, and this list goes on, its life changing but not life shortening, i hope this helps.

    Hi there, I've had IBS for about 8yrs now, I don't know if there is anyone else out there that has experienced what I have but I thought Id post on here and share my thoughts! I had Cancer in my femur when I was 17, which was treated by Chemotherapy and surgery, I believe I have developed a sensitivity in my digestive system since then, I feel like the chemo striped my digestive track of all its natural goodness and therefore leaving me with IBS, which has only got worse over the last 8 yrs, I can control it with diet but life is too short to get hug up on a little bit of poo... I have no problem going to the toilet as and when needed, where ever I may be, I go! lol But on a more serious note I do wish that there was a simple cure, I would be able to do a few things that Ive been putting off in life! Anyway Im glad there are people out there that have been about to share their experiences!!!





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    Yes, I have PS with breast muscle missing and webed right hand. I suffer from digestive problems resulting in stomach pain often whenever I have fasted for a period of time and possibly as a result of increased stress. It builds up over a few days, peaks and then takes a few days to go away. Do any other PS have these same symtoms?

    I have been diagnosed with a highly unusual degenerative, neuromuscular disease of the gut called Enteric Neuropathy. The condition affects all parts of the digestive tract. There is no known cure for it currently. It is only possible to work on symptom management. The main symptom of enteric neuropathy is severe and constant pain. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and abdominal abnormalities. In addition malabsorption and poor nutrition are common, as the digestive system begins to fail. Symptom management is very important and the main priority is usually to get of top of the pain. This is often not diagnosed for years because of the complexity of the disease. In addition, I have neurological problems; it is thought that it has stemmed from these. First, I underwent a colectomy where I wore a stoma bag to make absolutely sure the colon was completely flaccid and then I had an ileo rectal anastomosis which obviously was major surgery. Still, I have to take opiates, have strong willpower and I personally use complementary therapies to build up pain resistance.





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    Hi I am 52 yaers of age and was told 8 years ago by a dentist that all my teeth needed to be taken out. 12 months later he told me it would cost £15,000 to give me a new set! I still have no teeth and feel that this is the cause of my digestive problems. Am i doomed to eating Soup and Pasta for the rest of my days and being a recluse due to not being able to talk well. I was only to happy to help the dentist out as he said to take them out would be of help to him for a case study. Is this the state of UK Dentistry?!!!!!





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    For 2 years now I have endured periods of feelings of nausea and anxiety within my stomach. It usually lasts around a week or more and is a constant slight nauseus feeling. I pass wind alot more than is usual and its gotten to the point where I really struggle to keep it in. I don't really suffer from constipation although I do have problems pushing faeces out at times. I'm worried about my digestive system as a whole. My appetite is fine although when I do become anxious and nauseas I feel less inclined to eat. Could this be IBS or something mroe serious?





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    Hey!, I had it bad too!. I couldn't work and it ruined my life in everyway it could. I got prescribed with anti biotics when I got agonising pain around my intestines. I felt like I wanted to be sick and go to the toilet at the same time and it dissapeared after the anti biotics but it came back within a few weeks and I had to go to hospital urgently. They gave me morphine it was that bad. I decided to go on a lactose free diet and gluten free for a while because the doctors where useless and couldn't seem to see the problem. The diet was difficult but it made a difference. I've recently (past 6 months) been taking optibac super strength probiotics and they have save my life!!. They have 20billion healthy bacteria in them and it sorts your digestive system out. I strongly advise you to do some research on your digestive system and this product. Check the reviews too!they're fantastic!! my problems dissapeared within 2days of taking these probiotics. You might have some kind of vitamin dificency which is killing the good bacteria that gives you this IBS in the first place So you could get a mineral hair analysis test too but make sure your results are read by a doc who is trained in reading them properly. Good luck! and I hope this helps! :). Let me know how you get on!

    Rosacea signals a problem with digestion believe it or not. There is a bacteria that develops in the stomach/intestines when under long term stress (or with aging) when the stomach is not producing enough stomach acid to properly diest your food. You probably have brittle fingernails and possibly indigestion or gas or bloating as well. Also broken capillaries on your face or the whites of your eyes. I am a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, primarily after what I went through getting to the cause and "cure" of rosacea twenty years ago. You need supplemental HCL with Pepsin, digestive enzymes, and probiotics to aid your digestion and some things to heal your gut. I promise you, you can get dramatically better, and even get rid of the rosacea, as I have by healing your digestive system. I can go into further detail if you contact me. Please know you can do this and you will feel better!

    Yes whether it floats or sinks can be important - pale, floating, hard to flush stools can accompany some forms of jaundice, indicating a problem with the gallbladder or liver (I'm also a medical student!) re discharge, black tarry stools indicates bleeding high up in the digestive tract, whereas red blood is a sign of problems lower down including polyps and haemorrhoids. Any discharge needs checking out!





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    I have had chronic flatulence for about 15 years along with lots of stomach problems such as bloating, grumbling noises, "bubbling" gas after eating, etc etc. I suffer from constipation so much it's not a joke, despite trying to eat what I thought was healthily, and around my period it always gets so much worse, and it's hard to hide sometimes. I feel like people notice and talk about me behind my back, and it's made me very depressed, inhibited and reclusive as a person. My GP told me I had IBS but nothing he gave me worked. I also had an endoscopy and barium meal etc and nothing showed up as a cause. However, I recently read online about something called Candida. It isn't just about thrush and I wish I found out about it years ago. It's hard to explain as there seems to be a lot to it, but basically it's a yeast that lives naturally in the stomach, but due to a lot of factors (antibiotics, the pill etc) it can turn into a fungus and start to overgrow in the gut. This releases a massive amount of toxins in the blood stream which causes a whole host of seemingly unrelated problems in the body, such as allergies, sinus problems, migraines, leaky gut syndrome and general impaired immune functions. The yeast overgrowth also depletes your stock of good bacteria and digestive enzymes in the gut as it takes over your system completely, like a parasite. The only way to get rid of the candida yeast is to cut out sugar completely from your diet (including starchy food and fruits) and take lots of digestive enzymes, probiotics and other herbs to help replenish the good bacteria and heal up the gut. I am doing this diet at the moment and it's really hard, but I think it has made a difference. Digestive enzymes and probiotics really help too and can cut down on the embarrassing noises the gut can make. I still have the problem but doing the diet is something I think I'm going to have to stick with for a long time, in order to make sure the situation stays under control though I don't think I have successfully eliminated the candida yet. Sugar is the hardest thing to avoid as it's in nearly everything. Even a simple ready-made three-bean salad with tuna from M&S lists sugar in the ingredients! Why??! It also really annoys me that doctors/ conventional medicine don't seem to take the candida issue seriously. When I went to my GP about this he just assumed I was talking about thrush! He didn't get the gut aspect for some reason. Also, if a GP prescribes antibiotics why don't they tell their patients to take some probiotics with it, as part of the routine? It's a simple enough thing to do as antibiotics are one of the main causes of candida overgrowth in the system. I expect this problem is a lot more widespread in the population than is known. My stomach problems have caused me to lose friends and even a job, but I wish there was more research done on Candida yeast overgrowth by conventional doctors, along with treatments developed. Even the entry in this website about Candida only concentrates on thrush!





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    Hey!. I posted this to someone else a few posts below so I thought I'd inform you too incase you don't see it..... I had it bad too!. I couldn't work and it ruined my life in everyway it could. I got prescribed with anti biotics when I got agonising pain around my intestines. I felt like I wanted to be sick and go to the toilet at the same time and it dissapeared after the anti biotics but it came back within a few weeks and I had to go to hospital urgently. They gave me morphine it was that bad. I decided to go on a lactose free diet and gluten free for a while because the doctors where useless and couldn't seem to see the problem. The diet was difficult but it made a difference. I've recently (past 6 months) been taking optibac super strength probiotics and they have save my life!!. They have 20billion healthy bacteria in them and it sorts your digestive system out. I strongly advise you to do some research on your digestive system and this product. Check the reviews too!they're fantastic!! my problems dissapeared within 2days of taking these probiotics. You might have some kind of vitamin dificency which is killing the good bacteria that gives you this IBS in the first place So you could get a mineral hair analysis test too but make sure your results are read by a doc who is trained in reading them properly. Good luck! and I hope this helps! :). Let me know how you get on!

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