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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


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What blabber symtoms / problems if any can be caused by ibs?

IBS & Bladder: Read this article http://ibs.About.Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-and-bladder-problems.Htm which summarizes the issue as well as i've seen. It is best to consult your doctor to try to get a handle on the problems, so you can try to achieve some relief from these annoying symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I relieve severe pain caused by IBS?

How can I relieve severe pain caused by IBS?

Se your PCP: There is no single treatment for pain, discomfort or other symptoms of IBS. See your PCP to coordinate the treatment. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of IBSc for 4months. ldl has jumped 50pts from 6 months ago. no other changes to explain cause.. can ibs cause increase in ldl?

Have symptoms of IBSc for 4months. ldl has jumped 50pts from 6 months ago. no other changes to explain cause.. can ibs cause increase in ldl?

Likely backwards:: LDL are complex particles; typically carry ~3,000-6,000 fat molecules/particle in the water outside cells around the body, giving cells access to fat they can take in. LFHC foods strongly associated with ?ed LDL concentrations & trends to ?ed IBS because we are H20 based creatures & http://goo.gl/uDGIwD. Alternatively LCHF foods have the opposite pattern. Get NMR lipoprotein test, study my answers ...Read more

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What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

Multifactorial cause: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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Can lopid (gemfibrozil) cause your IBS to flair up?

Can lopid (gemfibrozil) cause your IBS to flair up?

IBS flare: Gemfibrozil (lopid) might increase flatulence, as well as loose bowel movements. If that is what you mean by ibs flare up. You should also be concerned about symptoms like pain, nausea and vomitting that could be related to pancreatitis that is a known complication from the use of gemfibrozil. ...Read more

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Is it possible that years of medication like, anti depressants & mood stabilizers and their side effects caused my ibs? How can I reduce IBS symptoms?

Is it possible that years of medication like, anti depressants & mood stabilizers and their side effects caused my ibs? How can I reduce IBS symptoms?

Caused or uncovered?: Certain meds can aggravate or uncover ibs, which tends to have genetic roots. Chronic antidepressant and mood stabilizer use plus stresses of chronic illnesses themselves may be a double dose of ibs stress. Stress alone can trigger ibs. Reducing stress of mood disorders with meds that could awaken ibs is a mixed blessing but the illnesses without meds is worse. Consult a GI specialist for help. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for boating, cause from IBS and soda consumption?

Bloating: You may try to treat gas with over the counter anti gas medicine. Also the diet must be targeted. Look up the low fodmap diet and try to use it as a guide for your diet. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Visceral Hyperalgesi: is another (fancy) was of decribing "Sensitive Bowels" a term which is old fashioned and used to describe a WIDE RANGE of Bowel disorders presenting as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). See a GI Doc with an interest in this disorder which NOW has a number of excellent treatments! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more