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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you cure irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 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?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 44 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 45 years experience
Very good answer
May 18, 2012
Dr. Garland Yarborough
Dr. Garland Yarborough commented
undefined 47 years experience
There is no cure for IBS
Sep 16, 2013
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 54 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What should I do to stop irritable bowel syndrome?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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 compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is irritable bowel syndrome ?

9 doctor answers21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bowel disorder: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition where the intestinal tract is "sensative" to certain foods or other environmental factors (such as stress) and causes the intestinal tract to exhibit certain symptoms. These symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, and others. See your family doctor to make sure other conditions are not causing these symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications are used. Low dose tricyclic antidepressants and ssri medications can also be effective for ibs symptoms. See your doctor for additional help.

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