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Alternative Treatments For Ibs
Treat, or live with?: With no one clear treatment IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is an invitation to experience ourselves as complex organism in an ever adaptive close relationship with our environment. A routine, time to sit and eat, to take note of how we feel, healthy food choices, modest amounts, awareness of foodstuffs that may trigger symptoms, perhaps low FODMAP? Check patient.info IBS for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Constipation: There are many reasons for constipation but the most common reason are food intolerances. The most common are dairy and gluten. Check to see if any of these cause constipation otherwise eliminate one of these food groups for 1-2 weeks to see if it improves. Also, add high strength probiotic. Make sure to eat 6-10 vegetables/fruits per day. Drinks lots of water. Exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Controversial: The effectiveness of psychological treatments are still being debated. Hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, stress reduction counseling, psychosocial counseling, meditation and guided-imagery techniques have all had some success. It is not yet possible to predict which patients will respond to this type of treatment. A close doctor-patient relationship is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IBS due to sibo. Do i need treatment? Or can I just deal with it? How sick could it make me
Yes: You may benefit from antibiotic therapy if indeed your were diagnosed with sibo. However symptoms may return after a few weeks. Sibo is not life threatening, however it can lead to malabsorption of certain nutrients. Some patient are more sensitive than other, but it usually causes bloating and abdominal pain. ...Read more
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
Hi,What are symptoms to look out for IBS.Is there any way to control it.Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better.What is the treatment for it!
IBS: In general, IBS is defined as a change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation, or both, which lasts for longer than six months. There should be no signs of bleeding in the stool. If you have these symptoms, A good starting point is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. If it helps, then no further medical follow-up is necessary. If it doesn't, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(
Probiotic and enzyme: If you have accidentally eaten a food that causes gas, bloating or diarrhea, you might try high dose probiotic of 50-100billion cfus and a digestive enzyme with meals. The fodmaps diet might also be helpful http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/09/fodmaps-diet-that-may-eliminate-your.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer