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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more


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Does IBS affect how intensely I could exercise?

Does IBS affect how intensely I could exercise?

No: Your physical condition dictates how intensely you can exercise. People with IBS can be otherwise in great shape. You can, by the way, control symptoms of IBS with daily probiotics, fiber supplements, and peppermint oil capsules. ...Read more

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Can exercise reduce the effect on IBS?

Can exercise  reduce the effect on IBS?

Yes: yes it can, since exercise reduced stress, and help to minimize pain and bloating.it is part of the treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet. Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?

I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet.  Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?

Congratulations!: That's great. Please stay close to your doc because your lab values will change and the work of your heart is changing also. Slow and steady is the way to go. The way you see yourself in a mirror and in your self-concept will change also, but there is often a one to two year lag in that. You will still feel overweight and see yourself that way for a while. Focus on the inner person above all. ...Read more

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Could you tell me some things that may help urgency with IBS,I can't go anywhere without a toilet. Diet exercise not helped much. Don't want Imodium ?

Could you tell me some things that may help urgency with IBS,I can't go anywhere without a toilet. Diet exercise not helped much. Don't want Imodium ?

Non-specific: IBS is a non disease, describing a complex of vague & undefined problems, such as gas, bloating, irregularity, cramps, etc. Your best bet is a good balanced diet, with fiber, excellent hydration, especially water, and yogurt. If you don't like yogurt , take a probiotic 3-4 times a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more

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Ibs-d, lethargic, and can't lose weight or exercise. How do I get over this?

Slowly and carefully: You just need to start slowly and build up on a constant but persistent basis. Also, keep a careful inventory of what you eat. There are good apps that can track your daily calories and this can be very helpful. There are also medicines that can help. Also, very important to diagnose and treat any underlying diseases such as sleep apnea, diabetes, etc. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

Intestinal gas: The more fiber there is in your diet, the more gas is produced as well as cramping and maybe pain. Although fiber is healthy for you, it takes getting used to the excess bulk. Adding more yogurt may help, like the ones with bifidus regularis and acidophilus. You can ask your gastroenterologist if an anti-yeast or antibiotic may help to control growth of certain pathogens in the gut. ...Read more

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Would daily exercise help with bowel problems such as diarrhea or IBS? What kind of exercise, I was thinking walking, maybe 10-20 minutes.

Would daily exercise help with bowel problems such as diarrhea or IBS? What kind of exercise, I was thinking walking, maybe 10-20 minutes.

Walk with IBS: absolutely exercise can be of help in relieving symptoms and promoting well being. Low impact activities like walking, yoga, tai chi and pilates are great start.Plan your routes and keep your doctor informed ...Read more

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Talked to doctor and she said i need to exercise to lose weight but I am BMI 17.71 and 100lbs. She knows I am bloated and have ibs. I am fed up.

Talked to doctor and she said i need to exercise to lose weight but I am BMI 17.71 and 100lbs. She knows I am bloated and have ibs. I am fed up.

I would also ...: Consider taking probiotics. They can help your sx. I agree with the good doctor, already answering the question-you do not need to lose weight! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more