DAY 21 Scleroderma Awareness Month: UPPER Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Scleroderma can affect the entire gastro-intestinal system starting from the mouth all the way down to the anus.
See Day 11 Scleroderma Awareness Month for a general discussion of these symptoms.
The proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class of drugs provide some relief, however, more recent studies have shown that long term use brings along further problems.
This is often accompanied with a bloating, ‘full’ feeling after a couple of mouthfuls of food.
This can eventually lead to malnutrition due to the body not having access to the relevant nutrition.
I have daily fruit and vegetable juices, which have most definitely, improved my symptoms and improved my energy.
To read more about this, 2017 diet update and 2015 diet update
Excessive antibiotic use can lead to internal candida and the complications which this then brings.
I avoid my trigger foods, and ensure daily juices for optimum nutrition, and hope for the best!
‘Systemic sclerosis is associated with specific alterations in gastrointestinal microbiota in two independent cohorts’
has been published in the BMJ Open Gastroenterology Journal, online 10th April 2017.
The conclusions of which, suggested that gastro-intestinal bacteria flora
An edited version of this article was published here, in my Column with Scleroderma News.
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