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how does feeling anxious affect ibs (irritable bowel syndrome)

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Emotions affect IBS: The intestines have lots of nerve endings, chemical transmitters, and various types of sensors. So, one's gut is very connected to one's brain and emo ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Commonly go together--fyi--durchfallen means failure & also diarrhea in german--.
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
19 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: yes, almost always connected. hard not to be anxious when you are bloated can't eat and have diarrhea every day. then you worry and it makes the gut w ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Serious pbms: Depression and sleeplessness untreated can have serious consequences. Sleep is super important. I suggest seeking out PCP, or psychiatrist . Beginning ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
21 years experience Gastroenterology
IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , ex ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Symptoms: Ibs is chronic constipation/stool pattern including recurrent abdominal intestinal crampiness relieved by defecation several times each day. Endometri ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Unfortunately each case can be rather unique. One good idea is to avoid synthetic dyes like red #40, which is banned in some countries but often used ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
It depends: It really depends on the pain tolerance of the patient, the majority the pain is around 7 on a scale of 1-10.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is comp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, g ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
What symptoms ?: You are young, but I have to know wehat symptoms do you have. The best thing to do is to start by seeing your pcp.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In fact the gastroenterology society has strict guidelines on describing it. One such guideline is the rome criteria which distinguishes between ibs t ... Read More

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