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Wed, Jan 16 6:53am · Gallbladder surgery in Digestive Health

Those symptoms also correlate to issues with the pancreas, liver, and/or the ducts leading away from them. What tests have you been through? If you are not getting answers, then think about searching elsewhere. This is when a referral to a facility like Mayo is very valuable. What you are describing isn't normal. I had my gallbladder removed and after recovery from the surgery I have never felt better.

Dec 22, 2018 · Gluten free diet in Digestive Health

I have been gluten free for over a decade. Nothing was marked "gluten free" back then and shopping for food was a landmine. Most restaurant staff had never even heard the word "gluten". By the time I knew I couldn't have gluten I had lost 20% of my body weight. My small intestine was wrecked. The first time we went shopping I had a meltdown and started crying in the grocery store's soup aisle. If anyone has questions, please ask. It is so second nature to me now that it is hard to know what beginners need to know. Hardest thing about being gluten-free is being careful to avoid cross-contamination. This can even occur at home if someone dips into a jar, spreads on bread, and then redips again. Wayward crumbs are also a landmine. It will be crucial to clean up your house first. After you master your home you can then branch out to restaurants, etc.

Dec 15, 2018 · First visit to Mayo and traveling alone: Winter advice? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

We stayed at the Kahler Inn and Suites that had a mini kitchenette area. I didn't book a full-size kitchen option because I didn't know we would be there for a month (over Christmas and New Year's.). The Kahler Inn and Suites is also attached to Mayo and The Methodist Hospital. I can't say enough great things about the service! Anything I needed they were there to help. A huge free breakfast was provided each morning and there were plenty of restaurant/fast food/deli/pizza/cafeteria choices within walking distance via the underground tunnels. I ordered needed groceries online from Hyvee and had them delivered to the room. All grocery stores probably offer the delivery service now.:) I loved that there were no shuttles needed once we checked in. Anything I needed could be purchased close by or delivered.

If you are walking outside, you will appreciate having real water-proof insulated snow boots with good traction. (I found that parking lots tended to collect black ice.) I waited until we got there and went to one of the farm supply stores (Fleet Farm on 63 South) and bought the real deal at much lower cost than department stores here offering them for looks rather than usefulness. I am from warm South Carolina and items needed there aren't even sold down here. If you have any questions, please ask. Mayo Rochester is AMAZING!

Oct 29, 2018 · Video Q&A about the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer in Cancer

Thank you so much. This was very informative.

Oct 22, 2018 · Video Q&A about the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer in Cancer

My mother died of pancreatic cancer three months after her diagnosis in 1998. It was a brutal death and my biggest fear is for my own children to see me go through the horrific suffering that she endured. Is there a genetic disposition to developing pancreatic cancer and, if so, would you recommend genetic testing for a first degree relative? If one is found to carry a genetic risk, what would you recommend they do to ensure early detection?

Sep 1, 2018 · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I had genetic testing done through 23 & Me. My daughter also has the APOE e4 gene. (She also inherited my Celiac genes, but so far has skipped the disease.) Since I am now 62 I am more aware of the average onset age closing in and am wondering if the diet could be a shield. I realize that major research funding for a diet/lifestyle change is hard to attain when no pharmaceuticals are involved, but hoping to see more research trials in the future.

Sep 1, 2018 · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi, Teresa! I ran across the studies citing benefits while researching the Keto diet for Alzheimer's and TBI. It piqued my interest because my father had a stroke and my maternal grandmother had several TIA's. I also carry the APOE e4 gene. .

Sep 1, 2018 · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Has anyone checked out the Keto Diet as a means of recovery? There are several studies out there showing promise. You can Google "Ketogenic Diet and stroke".