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Ibs (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What symptoms ?: You are young, but I have to know wehat symptoms do you have. The best thing to do is to start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more
Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rome criteria: Endoscopy is important to rule out a different reason for your problems, but not necessary to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The duration of symptoms , the pattern of pain and the association of discomfort with bowel movements can be used to see if they are compaible with a predefined rome iii criteria which can make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more
Symptoms: Ibs is chronic constipation/stool pattern including recurrent abdominal intestinal crampiness relieved by defecation several times each day. Endometriosis pain is like menstral cramps & more focused in pelvis, with discomfort intensifying around menses, which are terribly painful. In my experience both disorders include sacroiliac joint hypermobility as primary cause with autonomic dysregulation. ...Read more
Hard to say: Unfortunately each case can be rather unique. One good idea is to avoid synthetic dyes like red #40, which is banned in some countries but often used in foods/drinks in the US. Up to 1/4 of adults have lactose intolerance so regular milk may be an aggravating factor. One way to monitor yourself is a food diary with selective avoidance or inclusion to see if an item triggers episodes. ...Read more
I'm not sure but is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) extremely painful? I always hear bad things about it.
It depends: It really depends on the pain tolerance of the patient, the majority the pain is around 7 on a scale of 1-10. ...Read more
I m a 28 yr old male, height 5" 9, weight 47.5 kg. I had mild IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome). I m a pure veg(no eggs). Want to gain weight.
Eat more: it is a simple math question,eat more calories,than you burn,and you will gain weight. you need to check your metabolism and make sure you have a normal one. if you have abnormal metabolism,like thyroid problem,or diabetes,or you have problem absorbing,and benefiting from your food,then that has to be taking care off. see a doctor. ...Read more
My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?
Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more
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