TAKING CONTROL: Keeping Your Gut Happy. Jacqueline Wolf, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. What are the issues of the evening?. Constipation Diarrhea Gas Colorectal cancer. Top 10 Gut-Related Fears.
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Jacqueline Wolf, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
800-1000cc of fluid
200cc of fluid
About 2-4 bowel movements/day
About 4-7 bowel movements/day
About 26-33 ounces (800-1000mL) of stool/day
Abnormal bowel function means different things to different people
Most people consume only 10-15 grams of fiber. 25-30 grams is important for good stool bulk.
8-10 eight ounce glasses of water/day
is optimal for proper stool consistency.
These treatments should be used infrequently unless recommended by your physician
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIANfor bleeding, severe abdominal pain, other associated symptoms (such as fever, weight loss, joint pain) or persistent diarrhea.
Gas is often caused because bacteria in the gut digest the foods that we can’t and release gas in the process.
Probiotics are living bacteria contained in foods, such as yogurt, and in other supplements in the form of capsules, powder or tablets, thought to be healthy for the body to increase its defenses and prevent disease
Intestinal Flora (A Balanced Ecosystem)
From: Gibson GR. J Nutrition 1995; 125:1401-1412.
B. lactis Bb12
L. rhamnosus GG
L. casei Shirota
ACS, Surveillance Research 2007
AGE 40 or
10 years younger than the earliest
age of diagnosis of CRC in one of the relatives
Age 20–25 years
Beginning at AGE 12 years
AFTER 8–10 years of disease
AFTER 15 years of disease
YOU CAN PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN IMPROVING YOUR GUT HEALTH !
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