Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Passing Gas has to go out somewhere

If you have Gastric Problems you likely have digestion problems

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Most people with digestion problems have to release that gas one way or another.
Either you belch or you fart. 
Those are the two options... if you aren't doing either one of those two you've got intense pain (at least I had intense pain, I'd have given up a winning lottery ticket just to be albe to fart one night, that's how bad the pain was)

When you 'pass gas' you are also releasing methane and ammonia. It's not surprising that you could also get diaper rash. What if you fart and you're out someplace where it's not very easy for you to clean your bottom end?

That can lead to "diaper rash".

I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste to be a lifesaver...

I'm a grand father now, a full time care giver and I hang out in Mom forums to stay on top of what to do to care for my little grandbaby.

I participated in a forum thread (that's what they call a bulletin board serise of messages, they call it a thread) where I learned a whole bunch of useful tips for diaper rash.

I didn't have the nerve to tell everybody that I HAD diaper rash... I just said: "hmm, is that so?"

Here are just a few of the options suggested:

I have a friend that if she used diaper rash cream that had zinc-oxide in it her kids would break out like that. You'd have to get it online, but you might want to try a zinc-oxide free diaper rash cream. There is also a chance that his diaper rash is an allergic reaction to a particular food. I have another friend that any time her son had anything that had apples in it he would get a diaper rash really bad. Just some thoughts.

We've had the same problem with my 11 mo old. As the message below says, Vusion is absolutely amazing. My doctor wouldn't prescribe it because she said it was way overpriced. Instead she gave me samples and there was a dramatic improvement after just one application. She said in the future we could get the same results from applying the four things that pretty much make up Vusion: anti-fungal cream, hydrocortizone, zinc oxide and vaseline. It's messy to put them all on at once, but oh what a difference it makes!

I would let him sit in a bath at least once a day. Our pediatrician also recommended hydrocortisone cream after one change and lotrimin ( or some other antifungal cream) after the next change. I have sometimes found just a good coating of vaseline works the best

Nothing was working as quickly as I wanted as he was so sore!!! I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste. It is a miracle! you can buy it almost anywhere. walmart, target!!! You dont need a prescription and it works right away!! hope this helps.

You've had tons of advice, but I didn't see any suggestions to use Bag Balm. My son would have the worst acidic-like poop that burned his bottom terribly. I tried the usual zinc-oxide based stuff, but no luck. Then I tried Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Great stuff for most times, but when he got really bad, very raw with some bleeding spots, I used a warm washcloth to clean him. Then I would pat him completely dry with a soft cloth, then slather him up with Bag Balm. You can get it in either the gardening or Pet department
Ok, that's enough... you get the point.
Sh** happens.... you're better off if it does 
cause it hurts real bad if Sh** DOESN'T happen!!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Doctor said Bran soaks up acid

I am not a doctor, this blog does not dispense medical advice. This blog is by someone who had problems and is willing to share possible solutions.

"Given enough pain you CAN teach a dog new tricks"

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Why do people continue to do things that have negative consequences?
There is a whole cottage industry about what addiction counselors call secondary gain

In a nutshell, people have more than one reason for why they do stuff they do... perhaps half of the reasons why people do what they do is hidden from them. In other words, you've got parts you aren't aware you have and they are making decisions on your behalf you don't know they made. To make things worse, those hidden parts aren't very happy with you.

And they can 'get even'. 

Perhaps this is why we eat stuff we know we shouldn't?

I have, apparently been eating acidic stuff for decades and the consequences have come home to roost. When I eat chocolate (to excess) my bowels, colon, lower intestine and the rest of my digestive tract will let me know about it.

My hemorrhoids will also not let me forget that they have needs either!

Given enough pain... OK, ok... so what to do about it after the fact?

I drink water with baking soda... that gives me diarrhea, but at least the intense pressure of gas pains are lowered.... then the hemorrhoids remind me of the error of my eating habit ways.

I did see a doctor about this, I had to; the gas pains were so severe I lost a good job (a $1000 week truck driving job with almost government health benefits).

One of the things the doctor suggested was that Bran (bran cereal or bran muffins) could serve to "soak up" the acid in my digestive tract.  I tried that and am happy to report it seems to help (a LOT)

One of the tests the doctor had me do involved an enema.

ouch... nasty topic.

Garbage in, garbage out. I never thought I'd hear my self think this but there might just be something to the colon cleansing products we see on infomercials. I'll keep you posted.

And about the eating stuff that has negative consequences that you ARE aware of and you keep doing it anyway....  Here is a constructive tip on the topic of willpower:

You can practice will power, what I mean is most people simply give up when they come to the realization that they aren't likely to stop doing x, y or z.

There IS enormous benefit to exercising your will power. The notion of 'it's gotta be cold turkey or it don't count' is a urban legend. You can 'take baby steps' and those 'baby steps' are not a waste of time. When you first jumped on a bicycle you fell down a lot... same principle here.

Will power is like a muscle that can be exercised... and there are good reasons for starting an exercises program with the knowledge and awareness that you have to start where you are. What is that line about "how do you eat an elephant?" one bite at a time... and a journey of a thousand miles begins one step at a time.

that's all I got for now

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Digestive Enzymes, can you take too many?

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Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing?

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Of course there is.

What can happen if you take a supplement, a supplement that has good intentions, a supplement that actually does improve what it is supposed to improve... And you take it too much?

For the umpteenth time, I'm NOT a doctor, this blog is not purporting to make medical claims and it's not validating or invalidating any thing or anybody:

I think I may have taken too many digestive enzymes

I have missing teeth.

I *need* dentures and don't have them.

I've not been chewing my food enough (however that may be defined)

My intestinal tract is *tore up* (nice technical jargon there).

I have had gas pain, sometimes excruciating gas pain. It is NOT heartburn. It IS painful. My father, rest his soul, thought it a good idea to take digestive enzymes when we ate meat. I took them, I took too many of them (which is to say with every meal... no one held a gun to my head and said "take them every day"

I stopped taking them.

my pain subsided.

draw your own conclusions

(note to my lawyers... happy with that?)
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Over the Couter Remedy Helped Me

Gastric Problems due to Gas

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My particular brand of gastric problem was from gas, something was going on with my insides that I'd have to characterize as incomplete digestion.

It hurt (sometimes a LOT)

It actually cost me a job or two! I didn't know (for sure) what was wrong and I still don't. What I DO know is I feel a lot better, and my digestive tract functions better - enough of an improvement that I'm no longer losing weight.

From Gastric Problems Solved

This stuff helped, I wish I could get a commission for recommending the damn stuff, but I can't. All I can say is that I used "Digestive Advantage" according to the printed directions and it seems to have worked.

My pain began last year and I dreaded Thanksgiving turkey dinner with the family because I was sure I was not going to be able to eat enough, or rather I feared that I'd miss out on a good meal because I had to eat less...

Well Thanksgiving went fine.

From Gastric Problems Solved


While looking around for interesting articles to use here I found this one:
(insert disclaimer again... I did NOT just give you medical advice, all I said was that this was interesting)


Mini Gastric Bypass Cost

- An Affordable Weight Loss Solution?

There are various physical and mental problems that an obese patient has to suffer from. Hence, even after trying so many methods if you cannot lose weight, it is better to consult your doctor for a gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. However, the high cost of bypass surgery may not seem to be affordable to all. So, mini gastric bypass cost will surely suit the budget of such patients.

A simple mini gastric bypass surgical procedure reduces excessive fats, calories and foods from small intestines. Generally, the cost of this surgery is around $17,000. Open incision and laparoscopic surgery are the two methods that are used to perform the surgery.

Since many insurance companies do not cover the expenses for gastric weight loss surgery, it is better to check with your insurance company before you opt for any of the surgical methods.

If your insurance company does not pay for such surgeries then going for a mini gastric bypass surgery would be a much better option. As a traditional bypass surgery generally costs around $24,000, a "mini" surgery will help you lose at least some weight at a much lesser cost.

Conversely, there are a few insurance companies who would cover the cost for this mini or traditional gastric bypass surgery only if a person is qualified. A person must be overweight by a minimum of 100 pounds to be qualified.

Also, the individual must have previously demonstrated a constant effort to reduce their weight through changes in his/her lifestyle like exercise and diet. The person must also not have any history of depression, psychiatric disorder or alcohol abuse. Not to forget, it is also necessary for the person to be obese for a minimum of 5 years before the surgery to become a qualified patient to ask for an insurance claim to cover the cost of a gastric bypass surgery.

Apart from the monetary cost, there is also emotional and physical cost involved. However, even if you compare the emotional and physical cost of the mini procedure to that of the traditional procedure, the latter supersedes the former. Therefore, the pain and time involved in the mini procedure is comparatively lesser as compared to the traditional gastric bypass surgery.

The main reason that reduces the monetary mini gastric bypass cost and the pain involved in this method is that the various incisions used in this method are very small. These incisions are made inside the abdomen and a laparoscope is used along with specifically designed instruments for the surgery. So, for a cost-effective weight loss, mini gastric surgery is undoubtedly a good option to be considered. Source: Simplegastricbypass dot com, Louis Zhang

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