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Alternative Medicine Ibs
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have IBS and noticed it is hard for me to put on weight and to gain an appetite even if i workout more or do more activities. Is there a medicine that exists that helps increase appetite?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is ok: Low dose amytryptyline is awell established trial medicine of IBS. Your doctor is on the right track ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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