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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Irritable bowel syndrome include:: Behavior therapy, Increase fiber in diet.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a non-critical condition w/ abdominal discomfort, altered/ alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, ... Read More
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
General tips: Hi For things like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I think if it is controlling your symptoms, it is ok to continue taking it. You are on a pretty low dose. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
No: Worry about it if it's >160 mg.%
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Lactose intolerance: 18 year old woman with burning and aching with gas every time she eats or drinks dairy products. Have you tried a lactase supplement? You may just hav ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
None: In order to cure a disease, doctors first need to know cause. Cause of ibs is unknown. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
IBS explained: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, g ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
IBS: There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet and fluids: and probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fi=ber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alc ... Read More
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