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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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Got anxiety & IBS been good lately, today went trampolining after months of no exercise, felt sick from jumping, 2 hours later low abdo Pain, related?

Got anxiety & IBS been good lately, today went trampolining after months of no exercise, felt sick from jumping, 2 hours later low abdo Pain, related?

No Exercise and IBS: Thank you for your inquiry. Even though lately the IBS and anxiety symptoms appear controlled, the trampolining after months of no exercise combined with these conditions may be responsible for you feeling sick and the subsequent pain. If these symptoms persist, however, I would definitely consult with your primary care doctor. I hope things have improved since then. ...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 (loperamide) ?

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 (loperamide) ?

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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Urge to have bowel movements but when I go I can't or only manage to get a few hard pebbles. Increased fiber, water, exercise, stool Softener. IBS?

Urge to have bowel movements but when I go I can't or only manage to get a few hard pebbles. Increased fiber, water, exercise, stool Softener. IBS?

Not necessarily: One with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe medication like Linzess, if laxatives aren't working. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more