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Q. Thanks for writing about coconut macaroon cookies. I'd had diarrhea for almost 18 months. Last year the doctor did a colonoscopy and found an ulcer in my colon. He put me on a low-fat, low-fiber diet and prescribed Rowasa.... (Read More)
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Q. For over two decades a friend has been plagued with daily diarrhea that may have been caused by years of chronic antibiotic use. Doctors eliminated Crohn's and celiac disease as the cause. They suggested a fungal infection might be... (Read More)
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Young children given probiotics seem to suffer from fewer daycare-related illnesses. Parents of preschoolers know that they seem to pass around a large number of infections, partly because toddlers may have less than fastidious hygiene. Mexican researchers studied 336 youngsters... (Read More)
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Q. Last year I was hospitalized after lying dehydrated in the ER for 18 hours while waiting for a room. I was admitted with the wrong diagnosis and given the wrong treatment (which included a broad spectrum antibiotic). Then I... (Read More)
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Q. A friend of mine almost died from C diff diarrhea that she developed after taking the antibiotic clindamycin. She had to be hospitalized for two weeks, and she had bad diarrhea at least 30 times a day. She was... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Clostridium difficile infections can cause devastating diarrhea. Although it may be treated with... (Read More)
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Q. A couple years ago you offered a recipe for coconut macaroons that helped a young person with colitis or Crohn's disease. I have misplaced the recipe, but my son was just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and I want to... (Read More)
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Q. I started taking lisinopril for borderline high blood pressure about a year ago. I have had a nagging cough, enlarged tongue and hoarseness for some time. Last summer I came down with diarrhea that would not go away. My... (Read More)
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Q. I just ate a bar of sugarless dark chocolate. It was low carb and gluten free, so I assumed it would be a healthy treat. I suffered severe stomach cramping, gas and diarrhea! What happened? A. Sugarless candy is... (Read More)
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Chronic diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile can be extremely hard to treat. C. diff, as it is called, may be a consequence of antibiotic treatment that knocks out beneficial intestinal bacteria and disrupts the gut ecology. C diff... (Read More)
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Q. My husband has been on metformin and glyburide to control his blood sugar. After several years on this combination he started getting increasingly severe digestive upset, especially heartburn, gas and diarrhea. Some days he has to run to the... (Read More)
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Q. I want to tell you my success story about using coconut for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I have suffered with debilitating IBS for 20 long years. I could never make any appointments in the morning, because I never... (Read More)
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Q. Sorry to repeat a question I know you've answered, but at the time I didn't know someone with the problem. My niece has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and in spite of medication is in a lot of... (Read More)
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Q. I suffered with unrelenting diarrhea caused by a C. diff infection that was not fazed by powerful antibiotics. My insurance company spent thousands of dollars on my treatment, but still the diarrhea came back immediately after I stopped the... (Read More)
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The intestinal infections caused by a germ called Clostridium difficile are very difficult to treat. The nasty infection that can cause debilitating diarrhea often appears in the aftermath of antibiotic treatment and may be a result of killing off many... (Read More)
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A Canadian company reports that it has come up with another way to deal with the complications of a C. diff infection. Researchers have created an artificial stool that provides purified intestinal bacteria grown in the laboratory. This material is... (Read More)
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Q. I heard about eating coconut macaroons to help with irritable bowel syndrome on your radio program. Our dog was having trouble with recurrent bouts of diarrhea and the vet could not find a reason. I gave her coconut flakes... (Read More)
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Q. I heard that a man with Crohn's disease got relief from diarrhea by eating coconut. My husband had been having diarrhea almost every day since 2004. We never knew what caused it and the gastro doctor could not cure... (Read More)
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Q. Last year my doctor prescribed metformin to control my appetite. I lost 20 pounds, but the drug gave me five bowel movements a day as well as gas. My doctor suggested half a pill plus probiotics and digestive enzymes.... (Read More)
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"I had a friend who was prescribed clindamycin by her dentist for an infection in her gums. A few weeks later, she started having diarrhea and went to her doctor. She did not mention taking the clindamycin. He gave her... (Read More)
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