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how can you cure irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet and fluids: And pro-biotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fiber diet, regular meal times and similar portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily.

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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 49-year-old member asked:

What is a good cure for irritable bowel syndrome and the discomfort it causes?

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Dr. Howard Cohen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 61 years experience
No cure: Sometimes the symptoms can be treated with medication for diarrhea for example, but also try to find foods that do not cause the symptoms. This is by trial and error, and most important make sure the diagnosis is not something else like celiac disease or cancer of the colon.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are cures for irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
None: In order to cure a disease, doctors first need to know cause. Cause of ibs is unknown. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) & Bentyl are prescription medications with known efficacy. Imo ibs is a functional problem caused by impingement of parasympathetic neural system within the pelvic presacral plexus. Pelvic girdle dysfunction from hypermobility is the culprit. There is no easy repair for this biomechanical problem.
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A female asked:

What are the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Vary: IBS symptoms vary from patient to patient, but classically includes episodes of lower abdominal cramping, bloating, excessive flatus, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.

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