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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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Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Helps spasms: Smooth muscle relaxant and Phenobarbital (barbiturate/sedative). Can be usefulas part of the overall rx picture. Not the only muscle relaxant available. Won't improve constipation, may slow down bowel. ...Read more

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For IBS, how much/long should you take meds before going to ER? I have been alternating donnatal & Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Motrin & Percocet for abdominal pain.

For IBS, how much/long should you take meds before going to ER?  I have been alternating  donnatal & Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Motrin & Percocet for abdominal pain.

If your pain is bad: enough to require percocet, I would see gastroenterologist ASAP. I don't believe percocet is a good drug for IBS, and as you know it is habit forming, and so is librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). ...Read more

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Can IBS be cured through reiki therapy?

Reiki ok but OTC : Reiki may help, but metamucil works better if you are going to the bathroom too much. I know, i know, it sounds like it would make you worse, but it soaks up the excess water in the bowel, stopping urgent bouts of diarrhea! ...Read more

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What is the role of fiber therapy in ibs?

Arabinogalactan: Arabinogalactan is a soluble fiber that helps with mucosal lining recovery in irritable bowel. It also helps eliminate the inadequate emptying feeling with ibs. ...Read more

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Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?

Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?

Wrong approach!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, with accompanying nausea, bloating, and/or gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more

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My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?

My father has recently  been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)..What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this ?

Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Bradycardia all day lower 50's . Feeling extremely tired. Seems I am breathing less. After starting bentyl (dicyclomine) therapy. For ibs?

Expected effect: Bentyl (dicyclomine) can cause tiredness, relaxation & slow pulse side effects, which might be dose related. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is used in ibs dominated by excessive lower intestinal activity, i.e., abdominal cramps & frequent loose stools. Ibs in males is much more frequent than in the past. My clinical evaluations suggest correlation of male ibs symptoms & pelvic trauma; often from participation in extreme sports. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Donnatal (Definition)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more