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Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that tend to produce gas (beans, wheat germ, bagels, etc), be sure to get enough fiber (even if you have to take supplements) and as a last resort see a physician for a prescription for an antispasmodic agent (bentyl (dicyclomine) or another agent). ...Read more

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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What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

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

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I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

I'm bloating with constipation ibs, any advice?

You can't rule ibs: Before we diagnose ibs we have to rule out other problems, like gall bladder disease, chronic constipation, poor diet habits. ...Read more

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Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Is there any meds to help bloating from ibs/constipation?

Abdominal bloating: There are a few medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) and linzess.You need see a doctor to get these medication as these are prescription medication. ...Read more

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I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

Fiber: Fiber helps with both symptoms of constipation or diarrhea of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). Avoid foods that aggravate gas formation like broccoli or cauliflower type foods. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have bloating from ibs-c what can I take ?

I have bloating from ibs-c what can I take ?

Probiotics: Probiotics and digestive enzymes may be of help to you. Consider food sensitivities. Eliminate sensitive foods. ...Read more

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Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

Ibs-c symptoms, making the fullness/bloating go away, what to do?

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