Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS and What Tests You Should Get
Kenneth Falchukgt;gt;gt; Irritable bowel syndromeis the word points to it, is a syndrome, it is a composite of complaints that patientshave that effect the GI tract. It is not something that we could immediately say is caused byan infection or is caused by a structural change in the bowel. So therefore the physician who evaluates thepatient with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has to pay attention to the types of symptoms,when they occuré How frequent is your trigger factor, has to evaluate his patient for thepossibility of other conditions and that is where we bring in the criteria of or the charactersof what we call reg flags.
So irritable bowel syndrome is a combinationof symptoms that the patient mentions to the treating evaluating physician that consistsof either pain with or without a change in bowel habit such as diarrhea, constipation,or a variable pattern, a mixture of both diarrhea or constipation with bloating with a changein a shape, consistency of they stools, they could be loose, they could be hard, they couldbe like little fragments. Above all, the irritable bowel does not havethe red flags that I mentioned previously, that is the presence of bleeding, very significantrelevant weight loss in a short period of time, no fever, and no vomiting, once we considerthe red flags and if they are not present
in the patient, there are other lab resultsthat we could request to evaluate the patient and exclude something that may be caused byanother illness other than the IBS, the irritable bowel. If a physician requests those labs, they arenot specific. There is no specific blood test to make the diagnosis of an irritable bowel.So what one does when he looks at the lab for help to see if there is anemia, evidenceof bleeding indirectly or directly, a low red cell count, a low iron or something calledferritin, signs of inflammation in the blood. We request a test called Sed rate or CRP thatindirectly look at this aspect.
Other tests may show low protein to suggesta difficult absorption, nutrition, which is not really a main issue when one deals withirritable bowel. So once the red flags are excluded and that the physician is certainabout that, he or she can then say â€œWell I am not yet sure. I need to evaluate my patientproperly.â€� That can be done with xrays such as CAT scan, xray of a small intestine,a barium enema sometimes or proceed to something more specific and definitive, yet somewhatinvasive called a colonoscopy where you look at the lining of the colon. You can take samplesand make sure there is no inflammation. The bottomline is to make sure that thereis no colitis because colitis is treated differently.
It is somewhat of a greater concern to somepatients because it could bleed to serious consequences and disabilities, so it is importantnot to attach diagnosis of IBS, irritable bowel, to someone who may have something thatcan be treated differently and therefore modify their quality of life and outcome. I think that more or less summarizes whatI have been trying to convey about what IBS irritable bowel syndrome is and how to proceedwith a detail specific evaluation of this condition.
Warning Signs That Youre Zinc Deficient
Hey guys, Axe here from draxe . Today,I'm going to share with you the five warning signs that you're zinc deficient. Zinc deficiencyis something that's very common and can cause a number of health issues. Let me say this as well, I estimate about75% of people out there today are deficient in zinc. Here are the five warning signs thatyou are zinc deficient. Also at the end of this tutorial I'll talk about my top five zincrichfoods you should be getting in and what to look for in a zinc supplement. Number one warning sign that you have a zincdeficiency is if you're immune compromised.
If you tend to get sick frequently, if youhave immune system issues, if you've ever come down with any sort of chronic allergiesor anything like that, that's a big warning sign that you are zinc deficient. So again, if you're immune compromised, ifyou get sick often or you're always that person that gets sick, that is a major warning sign.Also, if you've had any other disease related to immunodeficiency, that's a warning signyou're zinc deficient. Number two warning sign you're zinc deficientis if you have leaky gut. Leaky gut is a condition where proteins can leak through the gut andcause systemic inflammation, and that's also
relate to food allergies, thyroid problems,adrenal fatigue. But number two warning sign that you are zincdeficient is if you have leaky gut and you have malabsorption, you're not digesting yournutrients well. Number three warning sign you're zinc deficientis if you struggle with diarrhea, if you ever have loose stools. That's where, again, yourstools aren't firmly formed in the toilet. That's a big warning sign that you're zincdeficient. Also if you have inflammatory bowel disease,like irritable bowel syndrome, any of those issues whatsoever, even gas and bloating.Those are warning signs you are zinc deficient.
Number four warning sign is thinning hairor losing your hair. If you have thin hair or are losing your hair, zinc is an essentialmineral that really supports thicker hair growth and also just supports your body growingand repairing and healing. Number five warning sign you're zinc deficientis you have any sort of inflammatory skin issue, especially acne, eczema, dermatitis,or psoriasis. All of those are warning signs that you are zinc deficient. There are other warning signs, but I wantto talk about what people are most deficient in zinc and what causes a zinc deficiency.One of the biggest things that causes a zinc
deficiency is high levels of emotional stress. If you are emotionally stressed out, overtime your body has to utilize zinc and that mineral to heal and repair the body, to repairthe brain, to repair the skin, to repair your organs. Zinc is a reparative mineral thatactually is even critical for protein synthesis and utilization in your body. So if you havehad, let's say, a loss in the family or a very stressful job, and you're not sleepingenough, any of those things, that is a big cause of zinc deficiency. The second most common cause of zinc deficiencyis over exercise. Triathletes, marathon runners,
and CrossFit athletes are some of the peoplethat are most susceptible to a zinc deficiency. So again, if you work out a lot and maybeeven have overworked out in the past that can cause zinc deficiency. The third mostcommon reason you're zinc deficient is if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Obviouslywhen you're eating for two that can cause mineral deficiencies, and so again, that cancause a zinc deficiency. Last but not least, typically aging womenor elderly, they tend to have malabsorption, so they don't absorb zinc well, so they tendto have a zinc deficiency as something that can happen. So if you're going to get morezinc in your diet, a few things need to happen.
20 Health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
happy Christmas thats bitter, apple cider vinegar, today I'm going to talk to you and tell you about the 20 health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar or including it in your diet in some form, Hippocrates the father of medicine thousands of years ago used vinegar as one of his key medicines, so that father of modern medicine was a herbalist,where are the herbs today in modern medicine this is the challenge facingme as a herbalist, Tom OBrien Master Herbalist at Empowering Medicine, trying to help people understand the healing and health beneifts of herbs and foods as medicine, thats the real evidence based medicine so lets start with the 20 health benefits of apple cider vinegar,
No. 1 its rich in potassium which is a key nutrient to feed nerves and muscles and its nurtures the heart, an essential component of good health, No. 2 Apple cider vinegar, promotes an alkaline body, according, to Charolette Gerson Cancer can't grow in an alkaline body, and one of the main things that apple cider vinegar does is it promotes alkalinity and neutralises aciditity that comes from too much processed foods, No. 3, its anit fungal, and kills bacteria, and again this is one of the main ways it helps, promote health, bacteria in the mouth, in the blood, in the gut, bad bacteria that there, thats blocking digestion, and causing sluggish digestion, apple cider vinegar, kills that bacteria, and its one of the things, I have used myself, I have a cavity, and a little bit of pain, from a build up of pain, its a great mouth wash, its a great pain killer, I will have to get the tooth removed,
but the apple cider vinegar, neutralizes the bacteria, neutralizes the pain eventually, and brings good health, we know that bacteria in the mouth is connected with heart disease, because the bacteria in the mouth, enters the blood stream, so again anti bacterial, Apple cider vinegar, improves digestion and reduce acid reflux a key problem for a lot of people by balancing the acid, by reducing the acidity in the body, it neutralizes acid reflux, and calms and increases digestion and therefor a great treatment for acid reflux No. 6, apple cider vinegar, is a good treatment for those with diabetes as it helps to balance blood sugar in the body of research backing up the use of apple cider vinegar,
management and treatment of diabetes No. 7 promotes heart health, apple cider vinegar, breaks the plaque and reduces the plaque that builds up in the arteries and reduces cholesterol and therefore helps to promote heart health with potassium as well strenghtening the heart muscle, number seven apple cider vinegar, promotes good skin, health and clear skin from the inside out from having a good digestion the best place to have good skin is on the inside, by having good digestion, and that promotes cleansing through the biggest organ in the body which is the skin, but it can also be rubbed on the skin to reduce blemishes and increase the skin health and vibrancy of the skin
No. 8 apple cider vinegar, can be used to treat warts, soaked on to a cotton pice of wool and placed over the wart, twice a day topically, it can help to reduce that wart over time, number nine in the hair apple cider vinegar can be rubbed into the hair, its a great conditioner and helps to strenghten the hair, and increase the shine, of your hair so apple cider vinegar, in your hair, it might smell, but you can wash it off later with shampoo. No. 10 apple cider vinegar can be used to reduce weight, and obesity it has an appetite suppressing effect, When you take apple cider vinegar, it has that bitter taste, it helps to improve digestion and reduce appetite, No. 11 Apple cider vinegar reduces sinus congestion, by breaking the mucus that gets clogged up in the system, apple cider vinegar helps to break it down, and give relief to the sinus pathways, No. 12 helps when you have a soar throat, its that anti bacterial effect, it can be used as a mouth wash, gargled and swallowed, its kills the bacteria, thats causing the throat infection
No. 13 Apple cider vinegar, gives an energy boost the potassium and the enzymes, with in ACV and within have to speed up the process of nutrients getting to the cells and cleansing the cells, and that leads to better health, better vitality and better energy, No. 14, natural teeth whitener ACV can be used as a mouthwash as I said earlier, and that can help to whiten the teeth over time, when practiced on a regular basis No. 15 ACV helps to fight seasonal alergies, it breaks down the mucus, improves lymphatic drainage, and has an over all health benefit on reducing the impact of allergies, No. 16 Apple cider vinegar, can be used to teat cold soars, because it is loaded with probiotics and vitamins helps to boost the immune system and boost the response to cold soars from within, No. 17 helps to soothe sun burn, when ACV is mixed with coconut oil and some lavender oil, mixed and rubbed on to the skin, is a great calming relief for sun burn,