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How can peppermint oil help ibs?

How can peppermint oil help ibs?

Peppermint oil: Peppermint oil can act as an antispasmodic in ibs, relieving pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Enteric coated capsules make sure the peppermint oil is released in the intestine rather than the stomach, where it could cause heartburn and indigestion. Some studies do show it's effective in relieving pain, bloating, and stool frequency; a few do not. http://tinyurl.com/mkmya8f. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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


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Can you tell me how peppermint oil help ibs?

Can you tell me how peppermint oil help ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. 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/hpylori . a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Peppermint oil and capsules are helpful for bloating and spasms Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can peppermint oil help ibs?

Can somebody tell me how can peppermint oil help ibs?

May block intestinal: Peppermint is listed as "possibly effective" for colic, indigestion, nausea, tension headaches. It is thought to act like a menthol or flavonoid by interfering in the production of smooth (autonomic nervous system) muscle contraction and stimulation of bile secretion. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am thinking of using peppermint oil capsules to calm my ibs, is this a bad idea?

Need expert help. I am thinking of using peppermint oil capsules to calm my ibs, is this a bad idea?

Reasonable idea: Peppermint oil can act as an antispasmodic in ibs, relieving pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Enteric coated capsules make sure the peppermint oil is released in the intestine rather than the stomach, where it could cause heartburn and indigestion. Some studies do show it's effective in relieving pain, bloating, and stool frequency; a few do not. http://tinyurl.com/mkmya8f. ...Read more

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Dear, I am taking Trimebutine maleate 100mg 3 times for IBS. Can I take Peppermint oil 187mg(0.2ml) with the med. Thanks.

Dear, I am taking Trimebutine maleate 100mg 3 times for IBS. Can I take Peppermint oil 187mg(0.2ml) with the med. Thanks.

Yes: There are no known harmful effects to taking peppermint oil with trimebutine maleate. In most cases, you can control mild symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by learning to manage stress and changing your diet and lifestyle. Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms. Also try to get enough exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Have you tried probiotics? Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I'm still sore and having pain from my IBS and usually I take one enteric coated peppermint pill but is it ok to take two? It's 0.2 ml each pill.

I'm still sore and having pain from my IBS and usually I take one enteric coated peppermint pill but is it ok to take two? It's 0.2 ml each pill.

Yes: It should be fine to take another enteric coated peppermint pill today. Hope you feel better soon. If symptoms are getting worse instead of better please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i take enteric peppermint oil caps for ibs, when i also have barretts esophagus? I'm currently taking omeprazol and dicyclone.

Can i take enteric peppermint oil caps for ibs, when i also have barretts esophagus? I'm currently taking omeprazol and dicyclone.

Precautions: Peppermint oil can help ibs, but people have also experienced heartburn with this. It may decrease lower esphoageal sphincter pressure, allowing stomach acid to reach esophagus -- not good for someone with known barrett's esophagus. If you're going to use this, an enteric-coated preparation may get it beyond that point before being released -- less risk. Your GI doc will be best adviser here. ...Read more

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I got some enteric coated peppermint oil capsules for IBS cramping. You take 3 pills a day. It helps a little. Is it ok to take for months or years?

I got some enteric coated peppermint oil capsules for IBS cramping. You take 3 pills a day. It helps a little. Is it ok to take for months or years?

Yes, however...: Peppermint oil often reduces symptoms of IBS and appears safe to take for years. While safe and effective, it provides only symptomatic relief. I advise also trying to address the underlying causes, which are often related to overgrowth of yeast or unfriendly bacteria in the intestines and food sensitivities. See http://bit.ly/17hz82A A low FODMAP diet may help. A holistic doc can help treat this. ...Read more

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I've have ibs, nobody has been able to give me treatment that works. Things I've tried fodmap,bentyl,Elavil,peppermint,align, even morphine,reaglan.

I've have ibs, nobody has been able to give me treatment that works. Things I've tried fodmap,bentyl,Elavil,peppermint,align, even morphine,reaglan.

It's not that simple: IBS describes a constellation of signs and symptoms that we are only beginning to understand. Though we know it involves the disruption of the microbiome, we have yet to know how to effectively restore it, and how to address its neuro-psychiatric effects. Unfortunately, it is this ambiguity that has led many to have unrealistic expectations of a cure at this time. Don't get discouraged! ...Read more

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I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please?Thanks

I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please?Thanks

Peppermint: The best reference person in this regard is your OB doc. He knows your history and what's good and no so good, so i'd urge you to call him. Also, I am in doubt that peppermint would be helpful with ibs altogether. There's a good chance it may improve on its own, so if it is not very bothersome, i'd rather have you watch your symptoms. ...Read more

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Peppermint oil for IBS- constipation? contraindicated with one of the following drugs ? Xanax, Seroquel, escitalopram, Lamotrigine? Same Question Aloe Vera juice...

I would avoid: the Peppermint oil. It may decrease how quickly the liver breaks down medications causing an increase in the effects and side effects of such medications. Two of the medicines you take--Xanax and escitalopram--are metabolized by the liver/cytochromne P450 and could be affected by Peppermint oil. Aloe Vera juice may be a little safer but it also affects the cytochrome P450 pathways. I would avoid. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

Can help cramps, but: Peppermint tea can decrease muscle contractions in the gut. May help with spasm in bowel. Can decrease muscle contractions in lower esophageal aphincter which could increase reflux (back flow), and heartburn symptoms. Enteric coated peppermint oil may be helpful as an adjunct rx. If that is all it takes to control symptoms in ibs, cool. See your doc, be sure it's ibs, you're treating. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for you?

Is peppermint tea good for you?

Check out these: Links.Yes, it's safe and good for u. Take care! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx?activeingredientid=705;activeingredientname=peppermint. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html. ...Read more

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What's peppermint oil used for?

What's peppermint oil used for?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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Does peppermint work for gut?

Does peppermint work for gut?

For certain problems: Peppermint has many benefits: it reduces gas, bloating & nausea & helps abdominal & menstrual cramps. Enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are proven effective for relieving spasms in irritable bowel syndrome. However, peppermint can aggravate reflux/heartburn so may not be appropriate if you have that (though enteric coating may prevent that effect). See www.Herbwisdom.Com/herb-peppermint.Html. ...Read more