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Understanding Meconium Ileus by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:51pm Meconium ileus is one of the prevalent first signs of cystic fibrosis in infants. 1 in 5 people with cystic fibrosis have undergone treatment for meconium ileus. Meconium refers to a baby’s first bowel movement. Often it is greenish in color, and has built up in the infant’s bowels prior to birth. Normally this material is expelled early on. ... Read on »
Feedback Request on Meconium Ileus Scars by jpetersen Posted Sat 31 Jul 2010 12:00am I put out a special request tonight for a topic about Fatboy or CF and got this one in from Jessica – a.k.a. @chronicuriosity : “Fatboy…the Early Years” or more on why your illieus issues @ birth still cause issues (I’m a illeus baby, too – hot dog scar!) I’ve promised to stop talking about my bellyaching for now, so here is anothe ... Read on »
Understanding Bowel Movements by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Much to the chagrin and embarrassment of CF patients everywhere, bowel movements are an important part of our lives. In many ways our bowel movements serve as a benchmark that lets us know how things are going, so to speak, with our digestive systems. Cystic fibrosis patients with pancreatic insufficiency should be especially aware of all thi ... Read on »
Meconium Happens! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 14 Apr 2013 10:02pm What is Meconium? This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby’s first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic fluid, lunugo, mucus, bile, and shed cells that line your baby’s intestines throughout your pregnancy. It usually does not pass until after the baby’s birth; however, sometimes it ... Read on »
Where's my brain...33 weeks pregnant by CFMama Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 8:13am I don't know where my brain has gone this past week. It didn't even occur to me until this morning that I promised to post a 33 week pregnancy update and I never did, not like it is the end of the world if I don't. This is a photograph that my husband took of me after the wedding I photographed last Saturday, a few days shy of 33 weeks. I wa ... Read on »
Scar Tuesday – Show off Your Scar(s) by jpetersen Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 12:00am Meconium Ileus Scar: 1978 Style I’ve got a huge meconium ileus scar that I’ve been self-conscious about my entire life. Now, in my old, fat age, it’s not stretching with the rest of my gut, leaving an odd-looking line across my midsection when I stuff myself after a good meal and I’m wearing a t-shirt that has become a tad snug ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis: Abdominal bloating Abnormal exocrine glands Absence of sperm in ejaculate due to obstruction Airway obstruction Biliary cirrhosis Bronchiectasis Bulky bowel movements Bulky foul-smelling stool Bulky foul-smelling stools Chronic Burkholderia ce ... Read on »
Is Diabetes Equivalent to Heart Disease in Women? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Apr 2013 3:00am If you look at the details behind the Framingham risk calculator  used to predict risk of a heart attack in the next decade, those w/known heart disease are specifically excluded as they are assumed to have a 20% or greater risk for recurrent event.  And in case you didn't already know, >20% is considered high risk while low risk is <10%.   ... Read on »
FDA Approves Generic Version of “Cymbalta”, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Launches Generic Equivalents, More To Follow Along by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Dec 2013 11:27am The drug Cymbalta   was a big seller for Eli Lilly and generated about $5 billion in sales just last year.  Duloxetine is the name of the generic equivalent.  As you can see here Lupin Pharma is right out there and others like Teva are expected to be marketing their generic versions of the drug as well which is used to treat anxiety and depress ... Read on »
Beef Mince Equivalents by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Sun 01 Sep 2013 10:00am It's interesting to see that at my local supermarket, beef mince is now 'graded' into 3 star with 17% fat, 4 star with 10% fat, and 5 star mince containing 5% fat. Like most of us, I'm on a budget, and I know that beef mince is one of the most cost-effective sources of protein. But I wondered what the equivalent the fat content of this mince wo ... Read on »