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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

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

Intestine (Definition)

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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How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Myra Skluth Dr. Skluth
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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) (Tip)

Take probiotics, i.e. Align. Keep food diary and see what foods make sx worse try gluten free diet. ...See more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How to know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

What symptoms ?: You are young, but I have to know wehat symptoms do you have. The best thing to do is to start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Do not be embarrassed to discuss your issues with your healthcare professional
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Avoid trigger foods and activities
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Use over-the-counter bulking agents like fiber
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Use over-the-counter antidiarrheals
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What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Rome criteria: Endoscopy is important to rule out a different reason for your problems, but not necessary to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The duration of symptoms , the pattern of pain and the association of discomfort with bowel movements can be used to see if they are compaible with a predefined rome iii criteria which can make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

I need help! How do I know if I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Symptoms?: It depends on your symptoms. Some ibs sufferers have change in bowel habits, abdominal cramps, food intolerances, etc. your medical provider can assist you ...Read more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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How to overcome or minimise the problem of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or endmetriosis?

How to tell if what I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or endmetriosis?

Symptoms: Ibs is chronic constipation/stool pattern including recurrent abdominal intestinal crampiness relieved by defecation several times each day. Endometriosis pain is like menstral cramps & more focused in pelvis, with discomfort intensifying around menses, which are terribly painful. In my experience both disorders include sacroiliac joint hypermobility as primary cause with autonomic dysregulation. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What foods and drinks are safe when you have IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome ) ???

What foods and drinks are safe when you have IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome ) ???

Hard to say: Unfortunately each case can be rather unique. One good idea is to avoid synthetic dyes like red #40, which is banned in some countries but often used in foods/drinks in the US. Up to 1/4 of adults have lactose intolerance so regular milk may be an aggravating factor. One way to monitor yourself is a food diary with selective avoidance or inclusion to see if an item triggers episodes. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Depends: It depends on whether or not you have constipation predominant or diarrhea predominant IBS. Most Gi doctors I see treat it with miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a good diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes you can unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins. Start slowly and see how you feel. ...Read more

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I m a 28 yr old male, height 5" 9, weight 47.5 kg. I had mild IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome). I m a pure veg(no eggs). Want to gain weight.

I m a 28 yr old male, height 5" 9, weight 47.5 kg. I had mild IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome). I m a pure veg(no eggs). Want to gain weight.

Eat more: it is a simple math question,eat more calories,than you burn,and you will gain weight. you need to check your metabolism and make sure you have a normal one. if you have abnormal metabolism,like thyroid problem,or diabetes,or you have problem absorbing,and benefiting from your food,then that has to be taking care off. see a doctor. ...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

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Baby Bottle Syndrome (Definition)

Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more