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Natural ways to help /cure ibs?

Natural ways to help /cure ibs?

IBS: There are many natural cures claimed to treat ibs, but which ones are really effective, this is unclear. It'd be nice to know what you've already tried. First, try to identify foods known to cause/aggravate it. Common ones would be caffeine, dairy, fried foods. Try to drop breads made by artificial yeast. Use a natural starter. Try triphala and slippery elm if you have not yet. ...Read more

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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Are there any easy things at home i can do to help my ibs?

Are there any easy things at home i can do to help my ibs?

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

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What is symptoms of ibs? And will Lexapro (escitalopram) help treat ibs?

What is symptoms of ibs? And will Lexapro (escitalopram) help treat ibs?

Varies and maybe: The signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome most commonly include abdominal pain or cramping, a bloated feeling,  gas (flatulence),  diarrhea and constipation, as well as mucus in the stool. ssris, such as Lexapro (escitalopram) may be helpful if you're depressed and have pain and constipation. These medications can worsen diarrhea, however. ...Read more

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Any advice on what is a good probiotic? Trying to help my ibs. Keep it neutral.

Any advice on what is a good probiotic? Trying to help my ibs. Keep it neutral.

Consider probiotic: With controlled release delivery system, multiple strains and million of cultures (or more). ...Read more

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Can self myofascial release help with ibs?

Can self myofascial release help with ibs?

R/O IBS: It may, MYOFASCIAL RELEASE and other alternative tx may he. 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 . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Can medical or any marijuana help with ibs, i wasn't diagnose with ibs, but I have symptoms of it badly. I heard weed can work wonders but i stop smk?

Work with doctor: If you're having ongoing digestive symptoms, please see your doctor for help with them. You say you haven't been diagnosed with ibs but you feel you have it. Many conditions can lead to GI symptoms, and a thorough evaluation is the best way to figure out what's happening with you. People who smoke and sell marijuana talk about its working wonders for almost everything -- i suggest caution. ...Read more

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Marijuana is the only thing that helps my IBS and celiacs disease. What else can I use?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease can usually be well-controlled if the person maintains a gluten-free diet -- marijuana is not necessary at all. If insisting on eating gluten, all bets are off -- and there could be confusion between symptoms of that and those of ibs. Your gastroenterologist can help you with appropriate management and treatment that doesn't involve marijuana. ...Read more