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3 days ago · mild gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

I read an article about "functional medicine". There is such a thing. This person had to have a tube inserted in her stomach. She was that bad. And she had pictures of herself so thin and tired. Now. She claims she is has no issues. She went to a Functional Medicine Clinic. She ended up helping her diet (which I assume you have been avoiding the foods you are not to eat) with adzuki red bean paste which add protein and beet kvass. She also said that sometimes you can be misdiagnosed and have hypochloridia. Don't know if functional medicine is a choice but it might be worth a shot. Does Mayo Clinic have a functional medicine department? I have this disease and did not take the medicines. My gastroparesis said to try iberogast. It is natural drops that go into a trip before or during your meals. It helps the motility of your stomach and it works for me. When I have the coughing fits, I resort to sugarless gum. Works great! I also have a 5-7" wedge until my mattress to elevate my heads and I sleep in my left side as the right side is a straight shot to your stomach & you can get reflux. I do exercise twice a week too. And avoid ALL of the foods that they listed.

6 days ago · Functional Medicine in Digestive Health

I have been hearing for something called "Functional Medicine" that is related to more than just drugs for your health issues. Does anyone have any information or does Mayo Clinic have any department that addresses this?

Oct 11, 2018 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

there are alot of posts with different information and we know Prolia is different for every person. I have posted here on the same issue. I have been working out for over 1 1/2 years. At the one year mark, I had my bone density done. It is a -2.5. My workouts have halted the progression of osteoporosis in my spine! No, it will not rebuild bone but no one can tell me how sturdy that rebuilt bone is. Some people have rebound fractures. I will take my chances with exercise, adding vitamin K2, magnesium to my diet.

Sep 24, 2018 · Gastroparesis Diet Questions in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis by doing a stomach emptying testing. I am going on 2 years with it and luckily no vomiting. My doctor wanted me to take gabepetin but I said no because of the side effects. She then recommended Iberogast. It is for stomach motility issues and so far it works. All natural. I buy it at a nutrition store like Vitamin Shop or GNC but this store is a locally owned one. You can get it on Amazon. I just add the drops to any liquid I drink with a meal. But I also don't overeat. I don't eat anything I shouldn't because I don't want besoars. And I drink Equate Plus with 13 grams of protein and vitamins and minerals. You can buy it at Walmart. It is the same as Ensure but cheaper and was recommended by a dietician. My over the counter vitamins are mostly gel caps to make it easier for my stomach to digest. I also get coughing spells after I eat so i chew a stick of sugar-less gum and it works! I hardly ever eat beef unless it ground beef. I cut most of the saturated fat out of my diet. And I started exercising. I have also found out that if you exercise or just walk for 10 minutes after you eat, it helps your stomach to process the food.

Sep 21, 2018 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Please see some of my posts. @veriska can you help with that? It is my understanding that most posts I have read don't guarantee new bone growth. If it does, it is only while you are taking Prolia. BUT you cannot be on it long term. Then you have to switch to something like Boniva, etc. (which I cannot take because it makes my kidney disease worse. So in my estimation, Prolia only buys you some time. If you stop it, some people have noticed a rebound in the disease.

Sep 16, 2018 · CBD Oil in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Where did you order it from? State?

Sep 16, 2018 · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Here is an excerpt is taken from Prolia's insert: "5.6 multiple vertebral fractures (mvf) following discontinuation of prolia treatment
Following discontinuation of Prolia treatment, fracture risk increases, including the risk of multiple vertebral fractures. Cessation of Prolia treatment results in markers of bone resorption increasing above pretreatment values then returning to pretreatment values 24 months after the last dose of Prolia. In addition, bone mineral density returns to pretreatment values within 18 months after the last injection. [see Pharmacodynamics (12.2) and Clinical Studies (14.1)]. New vertebral fractures occurred as early as 7 months (on average 19 months) after the last dose of Prolia. Prior vertebral fracture was a predictor of multiple vertebral fractures after Prolia discontinuation. Evaluate an individual’s benefit/risk before initiating treatment with Prolia.If Prolia treatment is discontinued, consider transitioning to an alternative antiresorptive therapy [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]." If I'm going back to pretreatment values and I've risked my body for this, all I've done is POSSIBLY extended the period of time where my bones are not breaking down. You can read everything here: https://www.iodine.com/drug/prolia/fda-package-insert

Sep 16, 2018 · Gastroparesis Diet Questions in Digestive Health

Well, iberogast helps my stomach process my food faster. Probably not at the rate it did without gastroparesis but I do not vomit, luckily. And I only felt nauseous and bloated once when I drank a whole glass of fountain Pepsi. Can't do that. It won't hurt you and just might help. Try a small bottle and see how you do. My gastroenterologist just prescribed it to my son who is 51 and has the same disease. Is this stuff heredity???