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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 same kind of alternative medicine of Mebeverine for mild IBS-D. Because Mebeverine cause me excessive thirst and back pain at mid night?

Quite a few: but first, look for dietary modifications (increased fluid and fiber intake) taht might be helpful in some. Then, older tricyclic antidepressants act through 2 different ways to help (anti-cholingergics shut the gut like mebeverine but are milder; they also lower gut reactions if used at low constant doses). Lomotil, bentyl (dicyclomine) are other gut motility drugs with overlapping side effects to mebeverine. ...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?

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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more