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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Is there any medicine out there that helps greatly with ibs?

Is there any medicine out there that helps greatly with ibs?

Variety: There are a variety of medications that may help with her ibs symptoms. It is best to see a gastroenterologist that can choose a regimen based on your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What is cure for ibs except fr drugs?

What is cure for ibs except fr drugs?

No easy cure: Irritable bowel syndrome is a multifactorial condition for which there is no simple cure. Talk with your doctor about whether that is the cause of your symptoms, or if it is caused by something else. ...Read more

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Can there be any medicine for IBS or an inflamed intestine?

Can there be any medicine for IBS or an inflamed intestine?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there an otc medicine that will stop severe cramps from IBS?

Is there an otc medicine that will stop severe cramps from IBS?

No There is no OTC: There is no over the counter medicine for severe cramps from IBS Consult your doctor and he/she can prescribe for you on the phone if he/she knows your case and has been treating you for IBS.Othrwise you will have to see the doctor or go to ER ...Read more

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Was the IBS drug linzess tested long enough to be considered safe?

Was the IBS drug linzess tested long enough to be considered safe?

FDA approved...: Getting drugs approved for use in the us is far more stringent than in other countries. The data on Linzess demonstrates a very favorable side effect profile. Like with any new drug, long term safety remains largely unknown. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have "IBS" I'm using a drug "Duspatalin retard" my question is how long can I use it and which food i should & shouldn't have it, + general advise ?

I have "IBS" I'm using a drug "Duspatalin retard" my question is how long can I use it and which food i should & shouldn't have it, + general advise ?

Occasional use: We don't use this drug in the United States. However, it is is used for IBS elsewhere It causes dry mouth and constipation though. Constipation is not good for people with IBS long term unless all other measures that are safer and more healthy have failed.. High fiber diets, sometimes very high, with gas-x, exercise and stress reduction techniques are better ways. Avoid Splenda, sorbitol. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose that you can be on with Bentyl (dicyclomine) for IBS? and is there another medicine that's stronger than Bentyl (dicyclomine)?

What is the highest dose that you can be on with Bentyl (dicyclomine) for IBS? and is there another medicine that's stronger than Bentyl (dicyclomine)?

The highest dose: Is 40 mg 4 times a day. But by that time I usually try something else . You don't list your mess or what you have tried. Hyoscyamine SL would be something to consider ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil. For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl. For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for IBS ?

What is the best medicine for IBS ?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What is good medicine for IBS when it is acting up?

What is good medicine for IBS when it is acting up?

Calming your gut: There are prescription anti-spasm medicines. Herbal remedies also include peppermint oil capsules. Figuring out and avoiding your food triggers is the bigger piece. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read more

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I have IBS problem i was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

I have IBS problem i was not using any medicine which type of food is better and can I get any other health problem becasuse of ibs.?

Yes: Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea. Eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help ibs symptoms. Eating meals low in fat and high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables, may help. Some foods/drinks may cause ibs symptoms in some people, such as foods high in fat, milk products, alcohol/caffeine, beans, etc... ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is helpful for IBS?

Fiber: Fiber is the best medicine for irritable bowel syndrome. If that does not give adequate relief then there are several meds available.b ...Read more

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My son (37yrs old) is suffering from IBS can you suggest any medicine?

Depends on symptoms: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) represents a spectrum of symptoms (that range from diarrhea to constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, more) as well as alteration in both function and perception of sensations from almost any part of the GI tract. First, ask him to be certain of diagnosis before seeking treatment please. ...Read more

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I have been given amityryptiline for IBS . What will this medicine actually help ?

I have been given amityryptiline  for IBS . What will this medicine actually help ?

This is ok: Low dose amytryptyline is awell established trial medicine of IBS. Your doctor is on the right track ...Read more

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Would one hit of weed actually ease my extreme IBS? I've never smoked it nor do I really want to but I'm very ignorant about medicine.

No.: The only indication for medical use of THC is for appetite stimulation in patients suffering from anorexia related to metastatic cancer. The drug is called dronabinol. How do you know you have IBS? Who told you that? Don't use some wastebasket diagnosis that some poor excuse for a doctor gave you as an excuse to try street drugs or to get high. ...Read more

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Is their any effective drugs to relieve IBS that causes diarrhea and constipation?

Is their any effective drugs to relieve IBS that causes diarrhea and constipation?

No, but a few ?Help: None of our muscle cells contract (heart muscle only exception) without a nerve impulse telling them to contract. Thus intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus biggest driver intestinal upset: emotional upset expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant; some meds; trial & error, may ? symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...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