Curing GERD Permanently
The GI symptoms that are frequently encountered in patients with diabetes mellitus are outlined in Figure 2. Diabetic enteropathy refers to all the GI complications of diabetes and may result in dysphagia, heartburn, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea and fecal incontinence (3). Feldman and Schiller reported that 76 of referrals to a diabetic clinic had at least one GI symptom (3). Clouse also reported that GI symptoms were present in a high proportion (20 ) of diabetic patients on the registry of a General Clinical Research Center (4). A third study from a tertiary care center reported an increased incidence of GI symptoms in patients with diabetes as compared with control subjects (5). However, in the Rochester Diabetic Neuropathy Study (6), only 1 of patients had symptoms of
If you are following your progress with the Syncrometer, you will see that Freon now appears in the liver for the first time. (Before this, it was marooned in the parathyroids, thymus, and other organs.) You may also detect a feeling like indigestion. You must come to the assistance of your liver. Even ozonated Freon is extremely burdensome to the liver. A combination of herbs (Liver Herb Drink in Recipes, page 552) rescues the liver from its plight, and prevents the indigestion. After drinking liver herbs you will see that the Freon now appears in the kidneys. Yet it is marooned there unless you assist them. Take the kidney cleanse to assist the kidneys so they can finally excrete the Freon into the urine.
Gastrointestinal side-effects are common and include diarrhea, anorexia, dyspepsia and a metallic taste in the mouth. To minimize the occurrence of side-effects, patients should be started on a low dose. Weight gain is usually not a problem with metformin, possibly because it has a slight anorectic effect. Lactic acidosis (which led to the withdrawal of phenformin) is a potentially serious side-effect of metformin therapy, but is rare and unlikely to occur if the drug is not
The most common presenting symptom of gastrointestinal autonomic neuropathy is constipation (102). Other gastrointestinal tract problems that may present include gastric atony, gallbladder atony, and diabetic diarrhea or incontinence (102). DAN may also present as esophageal motility disorders such as dysphagia, retrosternal pain, and heartburn. Diabetic diarrhea is characterized by severe nocturnal exacerbations and may be secondary to intestinal motility abnormalities, sphincter malfunction, bacterial
Esophageal motor dysfunction is common in patients with diabetes, but is usually asymptomatic (Table 1). The most frequent complaints are heartburn and dysphagia, but these symptoms are evidently nonspecific. Nishida et al. (9) reported that 25.3 of a group of 241 patients with diabetes mellitus had symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms against 9.5 of a control group of patients with chronic hepatitis C. This figure approximates the 28 prevalence of abnormally elevated gastroesophageal reflux in diabetics, based on pHmetry studies, reported by Lluch et al. (10), although most patients in the latter group appeared to be asymptomatic. In any case, the presence of abnormal gastroesophageal reflux was associated with cardiovascular autonomic neurophathy (10). However, on the issue of reflux and autonomic neuropathy there are some conflicting reports. Jackson et al. (11) observed that among symptomatic GERD patients, those with diabetes mellitus often have normal...
Autonomic neuropathy may also impair the pain response to ischemia in diabetic patients. This can complicate the detection of coronary artery disease, since the diabetic patient may be asymptomatic or manifest atypical symptoms, such as dyspnea, increased fatigue, or indigestion (26). Langer et al., observed that the uptake of metaiodobensyl- guanidine (MIBG), a norepinephrine analog, is reduced in diabetic patients with silent ischemia (91). This finding supports the notion that silent ischemia in diabetics may be caused by autonomic denervation of the heart. Similar findings have been demonstrated with positron emission tomography (92,93).
The high prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and functional dyspepsia in Western civilizations confounds any estimates of the prevalence of diabetic enteropathy based on symptoms alone. Prevalence figures do not assess the impact or severity of the upper GI symptoms suggestive of dyspepsia or gastroparesis. Thus, although Maleki et al. identified nausea, vomiting or dyspepsia in 11 of type 1 diabetics and 6 of controls, these prevalence figures were not significantly different from age- and gender-matched nondiabetic community controls. A significant number of diabetics experienced impaired sweating, a marker of autonomic neuropathy relative to community controls (15). Paradoxically, this study demonstrated a lower prevalence of heartburn among the participants with type 1 diabetes (15). Factors that may contribute to this finding are the possibility of vagal neuropathy reducing the sensation of heartburn and the strong...
The biguanide metformin works primarily by suppression of hepatic glucose production and it indirectly improves insulin action. Although gastrointestinal side effects (dyspepsia, diarrhea) are common, hypoglycemia rarely occurs. However, metformin should be used with caution in elderly patients because of the risk of lactic acidosis. Metformin is contraindicated with even mild renal insufficiency (serum creatinine 1.5mg dL in men, 1.4mg dL in women) and in patients age 80 and above unless normal creatinine clearance is demonstrated on a 24-h urine collection. Metformin also should not be used in patients with clinically significant (pharmacologically treated) congestive heart failure. Metformin is most effective at lowering fasting glucose levels, but may contribute less to reducing postprandial hyperglycemia. Metformin was not effective in preventing diabetes among the older participants of the DPP (54).
Michelle Whorton had stomach pain at the middle of her abdomen, not related to eating. She had occasional very bad diarrhea and also daily headaches. She was started on the kidney herbs for other reasons. Her diarrhea disappeared We found she had Ascaris (probably in her stomach where they cause indigestion and inflammation). She zapped them with a frequency generator set to 408 KHz for three minutes at 10 volts. She was to be very careful with sanitation since they owned a number of farm dogs. Next seen after six weeks, she stated that all her previous problems were gone but she had a different pain in the mid-lower abdomen that got worse during her period and sent pain shooting down both legs.
Chamomile (Matricaria species) was used as an herbal remedy by the ancient Egyptians and Romans, and the herb's mild-flavored tea has been recommended for menstrual cramps, stomach pain, indigestion, and fever. The tea, made with a tiny bit of honey, is excellent for treating an upset stomach. Used topically, chamomile poultices, lotions, and creams can have cosmetic and dermatologic benefits as well.
Clinical symptoms vary dramatically according to the individual and the age. Young children often present with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and poor growth, though vomiting, irritability, anorexia, and even constipation are common. Older children and adolescents sometimes present with short stature, neurological symptoms, and anemia (36). The classic presentation among adults is diarrhea, abdominal distention or discomfort though only about 50 of new cases in the last 10 years have presented with diarrhea (37). Many people have silent symptoms such as chronic anemia, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux, unrecognized weight loss, and elevated liver enzymes. Erratic blood glucoses from untreated CD in individuals with type 1 diabetes are sometimes exacerbated by concomitant gastroparesis.
Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.