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6 days ago · Barrett’s esophagus in Digestive Health

@nasale Is this the tea you’re talking about?
Hawaiian Islands Passion Fruit Na Pali Tropical Black Tea, All Natural – 20 Teabags
Found that on amazon. There are other flavors but that one seems to be the most popular.
(I read on a dentist’s website that we should dilute our tea with water to reduce the acidity — and also that fruit teas tend to be more acidic than black and green teas. )

6 days ago · Barrett’s esophagus in Digestive Health

@nasale just need to let you know that @riflemanz64 is the poster child for people with Barrett’s esophagus! None of the rest of us are as good as he is regarding our diets — so you would be wise to follow his example!

Fri, Jan 17 11:04pm · Barrett’s esophagus in Digestive Health

@nasale I’m sorry you have been diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus. Here are some questions I think you should ask your doc:
1. When you told me last year that I had precancerous cells in my esophagus, was that just another way of saying I have Barrett’s?
2. Or were you saying I have Barrett’s with low grade or high grade dysplasia?
3. What eating plan should I be following?
4. Should I be on any medication?

Good news: Even though Barrett’s is identified as a precancerous disease, most people with Barrett’s esophagus do NOT develop esophageal cancer!

I was diagnosed with Barrett’s over 20 years ago. I’ve taken prevacid ever since. After 18 years I developed low grade dysplasia on segments of my Barrett’s. That is still not cancer thank goodness. But if it progresses to high grade dysplasia, it’s getting really close to cancer. So my doc is making sure I have RFAs (radio frequency ablations) to remove the areas of dysplasia.

Nov 24, 2019 · Gastroparesis diet - a lot out there but nothing consistent in Digestive Health

@waslatter Did you say your A1c numbers improved with your new Gastroparesis diet? Wow! Mine went up from 5.7 to 6.2. I need to be doing whatever you’re doing. What kind of fiber do you eat? I think my extremely low fiber Gastroparesis eating definitely raised my A1c.

Nov 19, 2019 · Nissen Fundoplication Problems in Digestive Health

I clicked on Zaroga’s link. In my area there are 4 listed and 2 of them are MDs.

Nov 17, 2019 · Nissen Fundoplication Problems in Digestive Health

How interesting! I’ve been googling and reading about functional medicine. I had never heard about it until today. Thanks for the posts!

Nov 9, 2019 · following gastroparesis diet while managing constipation in Digestive Health

@stubeckj70 Bless your heart! I agree with you that finding the right diet when you have multiple conditions is virtually impossible! Like @fourof5zs said, we’re all different and so you have to go thru a lot of trying this and that to see what works for you. I’m afraid to even try some of the foods that work for her — baked beans and chopped nuts — because of the high fiber content.

My doc initially had me taking Colace and miralax twice a day to prevent constipation. That was way too much. After a lot of experimenting, I figured out what works best for me: I take colace twice a day. And then if 2 days go by without “going”, the next day I take 1 dose of Miralax which ALWAYS results in me “going”.

Nov 8, 2019 · Nissen fundoplication success in Digestive Health

@riflemanz64 No, none of my procedures were done at Mayo. I’m very fortunate to have very good docs and surgeons right here where I live.