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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

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

Intestine (Definition)

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


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How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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 more

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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) (Tip)

Ask for a two week trial of sulfasalazine.Taken two per day, it gets rid of mild bowel inflammation! ...See more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

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 more

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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) (Tip)

If rectal bleeding or weight loss occur, follow with doctor as this is not usual for ibs. ...See more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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

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I need help! How do I know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

I need help! How do I know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Symptoms?: It depends on your symptoms. Some ibs sufferers have change in bowel habits, abdominal cramps, food intolerances, etc. your medical provider can assist you ...Read more

Dr. Myra Skluth Dr. Skluth
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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) (Tip)

Take probiotics, i.e. Align. Keep food diary and see what foods make sx worse try gluten free diet. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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How to overcome or minimise the problem of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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

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How to tell if what I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or endmetriosis?

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

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Listen, listen, listen
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
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Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
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How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Depends: It depends on whether or not you have constipation predominant or diarrhea predominant IBS. Most Gi doctors I see treat it with miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a good diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes you can unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins. Start slowly and see how you feel. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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