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i am wondering what herbal medications should i use for ibs?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to support their use, no fda oversight, no monitoring of side effects, no standardization and are sold to unsuspecting folks at huge mark-ups. You should see the profit margins on things like juice plus--i'd be ashamed to sell herbs in my office.

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Should I breastfeed if I have ibs?

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Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No: You will need to check with your OB and GI docs to clear your medications. Some of the meds used to treat IBS can be a risk for nursing infant. Note that many people with "ibs/ibd" actually have celiac disease. If you have not been tested for celiac, please ask your doc.
Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If you aren't taking meds that are contraindicated, the condition itself should not stand in the way of breast feeding which is so good for both you and the baby
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 32 years experience
EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there herbal treatments what help with migraines?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Some supplements that help prevent migraines: coenzyme q, riboflavin, butterbur. There's been conflicting information about feverfew & magnesium. Chinese medicine/acupuncture may help. Try it for at least 2-3 months before you give up. Remember to eat right, get moving 30-60 minutes every day, and sleep well.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can IBS cause atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
No not directly: No, unless severe diarrhea causes hypokalemia( low potassium), which in turn can cause atrial fibrillation.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do diet and stress affect ibs?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Exacerbate: Both of these make IBS worse. Stress management can help reduce symptoms of ibs. As for diet, slowly increasing fiber in one's diet can help alleviate symptoms, but can also worsen symptoms. Common foods that have been found to make IBS worse are cabbage, beans, legumes and lentils.

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