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Doctor insights on: Ibd Irritable Bowel Disease

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What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

IBS treatment: There are many good treatments-peppermint oil as enteric-coated capsules 0.2-0.4 ml 2-3x/day, fiber (esp. Flaxseed powder), probiotics ; melatonin 2-5 mg may help.Gluten, dairy ; other food intolerances may be a factor-many do well with the fodmap diet-see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/irritable-bowel-000098.Htm ; http://abt.Cm/16tmrig treat overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria ; parasites. ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is the treatment of irritable bowel disease ?

What is the treatment of irritable bowel disease ?

Hopefully these: Links would help u a great deal. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-topic-overview?names-dropdown. http://ibs.about.com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs.htm. ...Read more

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Which is worse==crohns or ulcerative or irritable bowel disease?

Which is worse==crohns or ulcerative or irritable bowel disease?

It depends.: It depends on which one of these you have, and how extreme an example it is. Crohn's and ulcerative colitis increase a person's risk for cancer in the intestine and colon respectively. But all 3 may need diet changes, suppportive therapy, pain killers, and other therapy for control, and all 3 can be very debilitative, and sensitive to and cause stress. So it depends on your own situation also. ...Read more

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Can I claim disability benefit for my stomach having irritable bowel disease?

Can I claim disability benefit for my stomach having irritable bowel disease?

Disability: You can claim anything. How is it that your ibs is impairing you such that you cannot work? Very unusual that this would be considered a disability. ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take for irritable bowel disease? Bentyl (dicyclomine) has no effect and 5mg of percocet is no longer working. The pain is excruciating.

What pain medication can I take for irritable bowel disease? Bentyl (dicyclomine) has no effect and 5mg of percocet is no longer working. The pain is excruciating.

Makes it worse: Opiates are BAD and temporary solutions to any kind of intestinal disorder. They may temporarily mask the pain, but by also slowing down the activity of the bowel they ultimately make the symptoms worse. Anticholinergic drugs like bentyl (dicyclomine) may or may not work. See your PCP or a gastroenterologist to make sure you have the right diagnosis and the right treatment. There are many available options. ...Read more

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How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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Are irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

Are irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

No: Irritable bowel is physiologic and inflammatory bowel disease is pathologic. The former can make life un-enjoyable, the latter can be life threatening.The two terms are not interchangeable. Differentiating the two is critical to proper medical management. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease be the same thing?

Can irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease be  the same thing?

Usually no: Irritable bowel is mainly a functional disorder, whereas inflammatory bowel disease is crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These are conditions where the actual cells are affected. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

No. Just similar: Sounding names. Ibs is a functional disorder that causes pain and motility problems such as diarrhea or constipation. Treatment is largely symptomatic. Ibd is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. This is a much more serious condition when you get it, and treatment could require anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and surgery. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome be associated with Crohn's disease

Yes: Remember , IBS is a syndrome that is characterized by symptoms, although there are some anatomical changes in these patients colons that have been identified. There is not a causative relationship between these two disorders. A person with undiagnosed chron's may have symptoms identical to ibs. Likewise, a person with IBS could also develop chron's. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome last year and I have been coping, could i possibly have Crohn's disease?

I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome last year and I have been coping, could i possibly have Crohn's disease?

You may need tests: Many symptoms of ibs and crohn's disease overlap, including diarrhea, abdominal pain. Most people with ibs do not have crohn's disease as well. However, because of the overlap, you will need a gastroenterologist to help sort this out for you and most likely will involve blood tests, stool tests, and likely a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How do you know if it's Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Chron's Disease?

How do you know if it's Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Chron's Disease?

Visit your MD: There are tests they can run that will differentiate between the two. THere are MANY tests they can run, such as crohns antibody tests that are not usually elevated in IBS. There are Xray tests that can be perfomed, and basic blood work as well. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Not likely: Celiacs occurs because of an allergic reaction to gluten. This reaction destroys the cells in your small intestine that absorb nutrients from your food. Ibs occurs when your digestive tract is not moving food along the way it should, giving you diarrhea, constipation or both. Celiacs may seem like ibs because they have similar symptoms. But one does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differences in symptoms between irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease?

Can you please describe the differences in symptoms between irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease?

Very similar: Symptoms of ibs and celiac's disease are very similar. The diagnosis of ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion (ie the doctor has ruled out any other diseases that have similar symptoms). Consult with your doctor to determine if a celiac work-up might be appropriate if has not all ready been done. ...Read more

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I recently read a paper saying that irritable bowel syndrome can lead to diverticular disease, does anyone have an opinion one way or the other?

Different problems: They are two different things. Diverticular disease is made up of two conditions: diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis occurs when pouches, called diverticula, form in the colon. These pouches bulge out like weak spots in a tire. Diverticulitis occurs if the pouches become inflamed. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bow ...Read more

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