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Ibs Bloating Treatment
Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?
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
I experience bloating at night which hinders me from getting a good night's sleep. Are there any natural cure/remedy for this? (i have ibs)
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
Be sure it is ibs: You should see a gastroenerologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ive had severe bloating for a year, Told i have IBS but whatever i eat bloats me. what to do, I want to loose weight but constantly bloated?
Diet, rule out SIBO : Many with IBS benefit from a Low FODMAPs diet- see http://abt.cm/16tmRIg & http://bit.ly/1kH4sjs The underlying cause is often imbalances of intestinal flora- either yeast overgrowth, intestinal parasites or SIBO. See http://huff.to/15mbzAO & http://abt.cm/1iHnvoL & http://bit.ly/1kV7Nrn If your doctor is not familiar with these conditions& treatments find one who is! ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water TX LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more