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Ibs And Menopause
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have graves disease IBS menopause. I am having redcurrant boils. But not in the same place. What can do to prevent them from coming back.
Try : Try bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water. Soak 10 minutes. Do this 2 to 3 times a week. Use hibiclens soap daily. ...Read more
Menopause IBS: menopause is a hormonal change women go through when their ovaries quit making hormones. The change in hormone levels can sometimes cause stress to aggravate IBS. Is she taking any hormone replacement? Has she had a colonoscopy? She will need to be seen in order to treat her correctly. ...Read more
Im a 44yr. old female. I havent had a period in 6 mths. Just brown discharge. I have IBS and edema with hair loss and itchy skin. What could be causi?
Finding balance: When your gut's grumpy, it's sending you a message that something's out of balance & needs help. Diet: any food triggers (caffeine, alcohol, fake sugars, wheat, gluten, dairy)? Fiber "the whites" vs whole grains, nuts&beans? Exercise: moving 30-60 minutes every day? Good rest? Stress? Balancing work/play? These all trigger ibs. Anti-spasm: rx, peppermint oil capsules. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut. Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like migraine, anxiety, female sex, hormonal flux and sensitivity, family history. Can have food, emotional, hormonal triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This may be gross but I think my IBS is worse than just ibs. Anything I eat has the same effect and its always painful and urgent. What should I do?
IBS: Keep a journal of all everything you eat and your reactions to the foods. Information like this can help you and your doctor choose a diet that is right for you and your particular circumstances. Also, it is important that your doctor rules out other inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's and ulcerative colitis in addition to an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS, a primer: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more
Fiber: Oddly enough, sometimes even diarrhea responds well to fiber which can act as a "bulking" agent and give stool more consistency and form. Metamucil is one name brand, and psyillium husks are also available, although there are plenty of generics. Constipation symptoms can be treated with fiber as well as laxative- such as miralax. Pro-biotics may be of benefit and are also available otc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
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