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Ibs Constipation Remedies
I have cronic constipation and diagnosed w ibs. I take amitiza (lubiprostone) but would prefer a treatment that provided a more normal stool and is less "urgent".
Ibs: If you have ibs and not happy with amitiza, (lubiprostone) you can try Linzess this is relatively new medication and many of my patients have good results. I would still take fiber supplement and increase exercise and hydration. Need to work closely with your GI if having other symptoms. ...Read more
IBS/GUTBLISS.COM: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/Hpylori/CELIAC PANEL . you also need a baseline EGD/ colonoscopy. a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/Dy ...Read more
Diet: Ibs is caused by messages from the brain to the bowel. So the opposite of that is constipation and it means that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unstable. The major cause in the U.S. Is diet, especially sugar in all its forms, including sweeteners. Look up my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. You don't put the wrong fuel into your car so the body has the same needs. ...Read more
Negative colonoscopy: Irritable bowel syndrome is caused by alternating unbalanced signals from the brain. One overstimulates peristalsis (bowel contractions)leading to diarrhea. The other one stops it, leading to constipation. My view is that this can be a forerunner of ulcerative colitis. It is the autonomic nervous system that is at fault and the commonest cause is poor diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can constipation cause pain IN My bellybutton right in the middle I've been having IBS symptoms for 4 months now & I've gotten this pain once in while?
I have IBS with both diariaha and constipation . I have started dropping out of my favorite things because it is uncontrollable diariaha. What can I do to get relief? I've cut out a lot of foods.
Get appropriate Rx!: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Don't get frustrated, but see a GI specialist for the correct treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be sure it is ibs: You should see a gastroenerologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: ... But those otc drugs are not so good long term. There are a variety of new c-ibs drugs out that can help with your symptoms even long term. Ask your doctor about them. ...Read more
No, but a few ?Help: None of our muscle cells contract (heart muscle only exception) without a nerve impulse telling them to contract. Thus intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus biggest driver intestinal upset: emotional upset expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant; some meds; trial & error, may ? symptoms. ...Read more
I have ibs-c and increased rectal pressure what can I do to lower the rectal pressure and maybe help the constipation?
Take care.: You will relieve the pressure when you start having regular bowel movements. The most important thing to do is to watch your lifestyle. Eat healthy whole high fiber foods. Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Get good bacteria into your system by eating fermented foods or by taking a good quality probiotic. You can also take vitamin C and magnesium citrate to help alleviate the constipation. ...Read more
Can drinking heavily, cause diahrrea 2 days later in a person with IBS (constipation dominant)? Or is something else more likely?
Probably not: It does depend WHAT you are drinking. some components of alcoholic beverages like beer can contain carbohydrates that some people don't tolerate. It s unlikely to be the alcohol itself. Especially if its two days later. Do you tend to eat differently when driniking? That may also contribute ...Read more
For over a year my BMs haven't been normal. Constipation. Soft loose. Mushy or kinda formed. Lots of tests. Doc says ibs. Anything else cause this?
Most likely IBS: Get a second opinion or consult from gastroenterologist, if you have doubt. ...Read more