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Stomach Flu and Diabetes : Causes, Symptoms, Medications and Precautions

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Stomach flu or Gastroenteritis can be dangerous when accompanied by Diabetes. When you are sick, the body releases hormones. These increase the body sugar levels. Viral infections like the Norovirus make diabetes more difficult to control. When you catch a virus, the blood sugar levels will rise higher than usual. This is because the body attempts to fight off the virus. This also increases the requirement of Insulin. Stomach Flu and Diabetes People who don’t have diabetes are on the secure end. This is because, Insulin is produced in them automatically. But people who have no insulin, are at more […]

Stomach Flu Treatment : What are the Best Home Remedies?

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Gastroenteritis is the name given to ‘stomach flu’ by doctors. 83% of North Americans are likely to get this ‘flu’ once in their life-time. Vaccination is available across Canada and USA for free at different parts of the country. Generally this occurs in holiday seasons and winter. The general ‘stomach flu’ symptoms are high fever, mild body shivering, headache, fatique, dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting. The ‘home treatment’ include drinking lots of fluids, chicken noodle soup, putting warm wet towels on the forehead, taking lot of rest and sleep and finally taking a flu shot if necessary. One of the top […]

Symptoms of Gastric Flu ; Things to Worry about in Toddlers and Adults

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Gastroenteritis is the technical name given to gastric flu or stomach flu. It is mainly caused by microbial infection. The symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. There can be secondary indications like high temperature, headache and swollen lymph glands, depending on the microbe causing it. Sometimes there can be severe complications. These include reactive arthritis (1%) or Guillain-Barre syndrome (0.1%) which occur in people affected with Campylobacter infection. Intestinal pain is one of the primary symptoms one will experience when suffering from gastric flu. The pain can be mild for some patients and can be acute for […]

No Worries for Gastric Sleeve if you want to become Pregnant

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Gastric Sleeve is a weight-reduction procedure through surgery. Positive influence is observed on pregnancy. In a study conducted, 70% of obese patients could release a ripened egg after the treatment. The other 30% failed because, they reduced less weight than expected. This operation can be done by making large or small incisions (laparoscopy). The stomach will become like the shape of a banana after this procedure is completed. You will feel less hunger after the op is complete, than before. This is because, the stomach is reduced by 25% of its original size. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can […]

What are the Causes of Pain in Lower Right Abdomen?

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Abdomen and Stomach are medical terms used synonymously by many common men. But there exists a difference between the two, technically speaking. Abdomen is a major part of the body that is constituted by all the parts between the chest and the pelvic region. But stomach is a part of abdomen and aids in digestion. Abdomen pain can be due to several reasons. For example, causes like pulled muscle, gas pains, stomach cramps with bloating or with diarrhea, indigestion, constipation etc aren’t much of concern. But if the pain becomes severe and unbearable, it requires medical attention. Know More :- The […]

Gastric Sleeve and Acid Reflux – Things to be Aware of before Surgery

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Surgery done to reduce the stomach by 25% of its original size is called Gastric Sleeve. This is a surgical weight-loss procedure. The surgery includes removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The end result is a sleeve or tube like structure. Acid reflux is a condition in which the acidic gastric fluid rushes back into the esophagus, causing heartburn. There is a valve at the entrance of the stomach called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).     Generally, the LES closes when food completely passes through it. But when it opens frequently or doesn’t […]

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcer – Summary of Common and Severe

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Gastric ulcer is also called by the name Peptic ulcer, if it occurs in the stomach. Generally it refers to painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The main culprit behind an ulcer is due to an imbalance between digestive fluids in the stomach and duodenum. Peptic Ulcer could have minor and major symptoms. Sometimes they could be no symptoms. The common indications of gastric ulcer are gnawing or burning pain below the breastbone, vomiting, bloating and dark stools. Consult a doctor when the symptoms become serious and life-threatening. […]

Ways to Get Rid of Gas Cramps and Pain

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When I searched Google, there was no proper definition for “Gas Cramps”. Most of the articles were related to “gas pain” or “bloating”. A cramp is a sudden, severe, and involuntary muscle contraction or over-shortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle(s). So if a cramp occurs due to gas, we can call it “gas cramps”. So what does “gas” mean? It is air in your digestive tract, which is nothing but the large, muscular tube that extends from your mouth to your anus. Most of the people have similar signs and symptoms for “gas cramps”. […]

The Best Home Remedy for Bloated Stomach and Gas – Simple Solution

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Gas has many different forms and symptoms. A few them include bloating, belching, nausea and vomiting, acidic taste, growling stomach, burning sensation in the stomach, abdominal pain etc. Indigestion and Flatulence are also common with Bloating. It is not restricted to a single age or sex and affects all kinds of persons. Patients with a bloated stomach have severe abdominal pain and gas. Fennel seeds are also a good home remedy for stomach bloating and pain. You can drink Chamomile tea to get relief from stomach gas. Peppermint is also good for people with persistent gas pains. Pumpkin is another […]

40 Natural Remedies for Gastric Problems for Instant Relief

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After reading foods for gastric problems, many readers commented with their symptoms and problems. In continuation to that article, I would like to elaborate with home remedies for gastric pain. One of the best natural remedy for gas is to take any spice like cinnamon, fennel seeds with tea before breakfast. Another important Indian tip comes in the form of butter-milk. Though many Western countries are new to buttermilk, it is taking a spoonful of curd with water. I also found some homeopathic, ayurvedic, Chinese, yunani medicine for gas. Let’s see a list of natural remedies that can soothe your […]