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How Do I Take Care Of Gastrointestinal Problems

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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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gastrointestinal problems with ratonavir &Saquinavir

Dr Gallant, Is there anything you know of, that can be taken or done for the gastrointestinal problems caused from ratonavirand saquinavir combo.? I am refering to the stomach cramps and extreme flatulance. I am taking 3 phaysyme tablets a dayand I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
My experience with ritonavir is that people either seem to get diarrhea or flatulence. (In other words, you either suffer yourself, or you let everyone else suffer for you.) For some of my patients with the latter problem, simethicone (which is... Read more »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells of around 450 500 and an undetectable viral load, my doctor felt that because I started drugs while still seroconverting it would be okay to take a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HIV itself can cause gastrointestinal disease. I have a patient who had a very similar experience. Eventually, her symptoms did resolve after the re-initiation of HIV therapy. Three weeks may not be long enough to tell if restart of your original... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were quite...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe upper gastrointestinal tract can be the source of many different problems for folks with HIV disease/AIDS. Most people with HIV disease usually suffer from upper GI problems at some point during their disease process. The major factor... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hi Doctor, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are a number of other infections, including CMV, that can cause upper GI problems in HIV+s. To find out if another infection is the cause, an evqaluation needs to be done, starting with a history and physical exam and usually including upper... Read more »
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GI PROBLEMS

Posted by Anonymous
Are GI problems associated with ARS symptoms?

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Are you having problems with health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEEDFROM YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?

If you are a New Yorker and your health insurance plan has denied your request for or coverage of treatments, referrals or other health services, we want to... Read more »

Having problems with your health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous
ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEED FROM YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN?

If you are a New Yorker and your health insurance plan has denied your request for or coverage of treatments, referrals or other health services, we want to... Read more »

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Hi to you all,
I will leave this forum for some while but I will check in will check in when I have the time, As I told you before I have a newborn at home and I will spend some time with my family but I hopes that I can come back to this forum in a... Read more »