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How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Help

Posted 09-20-2013 at 09:33 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 09-20-2013 at 09:42 AM by ChristaIB


what’s the deal with gluten-free diets?

About Gluten

Gluten is a gummy, sticky protein that occurs naturally in wheat, barley, and rye, and bread dough won’t rise properly without it. Additionally, gluten is added to or used in the following foods:
  • in finished breads and rolls to provide a light chewy texture
  • as a thickener in soups, sauces, and dairy products
  • as a binder and texturizer in meat and fish substitutes
  • as a flavor enhancer in spice
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Starting the process

Posted 06-28-2013 at 10:58 AM by Frumquist (GERD - Fundoplication surgery)

On 7/2/13 I’m going in for a Hybrid Hill/Nissen Fundoplication surgery. Supposedly this repair combines the best of both procedures. After way too many years of heartburn, cough, hoarseness, and regurgitation, all of the tests indicate a fundoplication is appropriate. Thought about the new Linx system but my doc has massive experience with fundoplications so I’m going that route. Also, Linx just seemed too new. Hopefully procedures and recovery experiences keep getting better...
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4 Common Causes of Stomach Pain

Posted 06-11-2013 at 10:45 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-17-2013 at 10:55 AM by ChristaIB

stomach or abdominal pain, you should be evaluated by your doctor to rule out any serious underlying cause. If your stomach pain is less frequent or not so severe, you may be able to figure out on your own what is causing it. Here are some of the more Heartburn[/B]
This type of stomach pain is most typically characterized by a burning sensation that begins in your stomach and moves up into your chest....
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My journey to diagnosis: LPR and hypoglycemia.

Posted 06-24-2012 at 12:42 AM by Pastafarian
Updated 06-24-2012 at 01:00 AM by Pastafarian

To think I didn't take any daily meds a couple years ago...

There have always been two medical mysteries in my life. Occasionally passing out, or coming close to passing out, and gnawing, burning stomach pain. Since my parents are adverse to institutionalized medicine, there was no help in my childhood. It never seemed severe, but these two problems would come and go and I never understood why.

Fast forward to two years ago, I was healthy on paper. No daily meds, no...
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Life with gastroparesis

Posted 02-27-2012 at 03:09 PM by sue97
Updated 02-27-2012 at 07:30 PM by Administrator

Hi

This is the first blog I have written. i have a contition called Gastroparesis or paralasis of the digestive system. It causes severe pain, nausea, severe vomiting,bloatibg,belching, malnutrition.
I have suffered from this since 2008. At first the hospitals said they didn't know what was wrong with me. I was told by one Dr that they may never find out what was wrong and I would just get worse until they would have to put an NG tuble in to feed me. I went home devastated...
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