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Author Topic: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea  (Read 2739 times)

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Offline bimazek

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Intestine cells struggle. All stretched out, intestines cover an area the size of a tennis court. Gut cells are replaced every three to four days, a huge amount of work for the body. HIV changes their shape and size, reducing their ability to absorb nutrients. Antiviral medicines, like protease inhibitors, often irritate gut cells.

When something is not right in this gut cell system, it’s quite a strain on the body. Gut cells will send out distress signals, but these can distort metabolism, again making it hard to keep fat cells filled up in the right places, and making it hard to maintain weight.

View your intestines as an ecosystem. There are about 4 pounds of beneficial bacteria that live in the intestine. They depend on fruit fibers, like the pectin of apples and bananas, for their nutrition—what they would get from the three to four doses of fruit a day in your caveperson diet. These good bugs make the amino acids and fats that are “repair groceries” for the intestine surface. If they are not doing their job well enough, the back-up amino acid supply for gut repair, L-glutamine, gets pulled from the supply in the muscles. In this way, gut distress and repair problems can affect the muscles all over the body.

In your scan of body systems, think about how your intestines are doing. If you are having diarrhea a few times a week, don’t just take anti-diarrhea pills. They only treat the symptom. Behind the scenes, something is not right in the repair process. Use good nutrition as the authentic solution. Eat enough fruit, and then learn about acidophilus/probiotic blends of supplements and L-glutamine to support your gut.

Do you get the diarrhea that happens about one hour after a meal, the “uh-oh, I gotta find a bathroom in about 12 seconds” kind of urge? This is about digestion problems, not about gut cell repair. There is a pH (acidity) problem in your intestines. Protease inhibitors can keep the intestines a little too acidic, so fat digestion is not complete enough. Unabsorbed fat turns to soap, and—bam!—you get the hurry call.

There is a pancreatic enzyme called Pancrecarb (available by prescription) that can help with digestion. Unlike other digestive enzyme supplements, it contains bicarbonate, which helps restore the natural conditions necessary for digestion in the upper intestine. I get e-mails from people all over the country who tell me that the combination of one teaspoon of L-glutamine powder once or twice a day plus Pancrecarb, taken with meals, has stopped years of diarrhea within a day or two of taking them.

Know what you personally have to do to be sure your intestinal system is in great shape. Your whole body will be happier for it.


http://www.tpan.com/publications/pa/special_06/even_better.shtml

Offline mjmel

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 05:49:04 AM »
Very nice article..........thanks, Bimazek. Also for the link to source of article.

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 11:56:57 AM »
thanks for the info bizi

Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 11:59:29 AM »
I've been talking about Pancrecarb on these boards for a year and nobody else seems to take it.  I'm almost tired of talking about it.
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 12:06:33 PM »
I've been talking about Pancrecarb on these boards for a year and nobody else seems to take it.  I'm almost tired of talking about it.

Your efforts are not in vain, philly. Will be asking my doc on next visit about a pancrecarb supply. I need to have this in the house since this diarrhea issue is a side effect that just won't stay away.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 01:11:35 PM »
Pancrecarb is a commitment though.  I have to take 6 capsules/day for it to do any good.  The good thing about it is that it addresses absorption, and hence is all around better for your lab numbers as this means your body will be absorbing your HIV meds adequately.  I still combine it with imodium though, but my diarrhea issues are notably worse than most people and have been for a decade.

I still have periodic "D-days" but they are much, much less prevalent.  Also for those folks on ADAP reading this Pancrecarb might very well be on your state formulary as it is here where I live.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2007, 01:13:48 PM by philly267 »
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Offline Christine

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2007, 03:38:12 PM »
I talked to my doctor last week about starting Pancrecarb, and took my first dose last night. I have that 'uh-oh' got to run to the bathroom diarrhea. So, I am really hoping it will help.

Thanks bimazek and philly for posting the info.

Christine
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5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2007, 03:42:01 PM »
Thanks for the info. My digestive system has not been normal for many years.

Offline koi1

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2007, 04:42:53 PM »
I will talk to my doctor about it. I control my D with 8 imodiums a night. I know that this is not the solution and that there are other answers. Thanks for this post.

rob
diagnosed on 11/20/06 viral load 23,000  cd4 97    8%
01/04/07 six weeks after diagnosis vl 53,000 cd4 cd4 70    6%
Began sustiva truvada 01/04/07
newest labs  drawn on 01/15/07  vl 1,100    cd4 119    7%
Drawn 02/10/07
cd4=160 viral load= 131 percentage= 8%
New labs 3/10/07 (two months on sustiva truvada
cd4 count 292  percentage 14 viral load undetectable

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2007, 09:17:22 PM »
i had what I would call extreme diarreah for almost two years.  Complete liquid and food content made no difference.

I ended up getting an antibiotic for 'intestinal buggies' (undiagnosed) due to ... erm.. very rank farts and very excessive gassiness.

Combined with short term anti-diarreah meds the problem has alleviated greatly, but not completely.  But at least my farts don't gas out the building anymore.

Bailey (who rarely ever farts normally)

PS:  always was scary because one never knew if it was a fart or ... more

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Intestines diarrhea Gut cells Pancrecarb stopped years of diarrhea
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2007, 09:27:02 PM »
I've been talking about Pancrecarb on these boards for a year and nobody else seems to take it.  I'm almost tired of talking about it.

*cough*
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