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how to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
1st: fiber and water: A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management. You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I have irritable bowel syndrome, is there a cure?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Control: Diet high in fiber, controll of the triggering event and consider treatment to improve the intestinal seratonin. There is some evidence supporting ibs as partially caused by aby serationin receptors in the GI tract . Treatments vary but controlling triggers and stress help control this. Some people have target organs for stress some have headache, stomach pain and some ibs.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Very good answer
May 18, 2012
Dr. Garland Yarborough
Dr. Garland Yarborough commented
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
There is no cure for IBS
Sep 16, 2013
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is irritable bowel syndrome common in asia?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Lower in Asia: IBS is present in 10% to 20% of adults in the US. [2] one study conducted in a health maintenance organization population showed the prevalence of iIBS symptoms in respondents to be 19.5%. [3] the prevalence is similar in Europe, although it may be lower in Asia and Africa.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Is irritable bowel syndrome common in the us?

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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Very common: IBS is very common in the US.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does irritable bowel syndrome effect various races differently?

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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: No significant ethnicity variations.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Sematics: Both are pretty much the same entity. Both involve cramping, intolerance of some foods which may serve as trigger agents.

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