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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
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
I have bad upper intestinal gas and bloat from IBS diet had been changed and probiotic taken daily. Why does simethicone and fennel tea make it worse?
Every person is uniq: Uniquely different. Bloating and gas is from swallowing air. Try not to swallow or gulp. Intentionally breath calmly and make only small swallows but gas can be painful. See a gastroenterologist and ask their opinion. If simethicone and fennel tea make it worse - dont eat or drink those things. ...Read more
R U Fiber tolerant?: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories & in so doing restricting fat intake. Too much fiber can make you gassy & increase stool volume--hence conflict. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low FODMAP diet: Certain foods contain sugars and carbohydrates that are relatively difficult for humans to digest, but easy for bacteria in the gut to digest. When the bacteria digest these sugars, they ferment them, and one of the byproducts is gas. The excess gas expands the intestine and results in pain. Some people are more sensitive than others to the gas. Try this diet: http://bit.Ly/12kezpx. ...Read more
Can make it worse: Re: diet, this is individual, but looking at this link will give you some ideas about what foods might be aggravating the ibs: http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs stress is definitely a trigger and can exacerbate the symptoms of ibs. This is where mind-body medicine techniques for stress reductions are important to learn! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can: There are many diets that can work, but you must review each one for foods that your condition may not tolerate, such as lactose products. Of course you will find some foods will cause discomfort and you will have to avoid them. For some, roughage can be a problem, etc.A little preparation and trial and error will work for you. ...Read more
Yes: Do you know what your triggers are for symptoms? I would ask my patients to keep a food diary and a symptoms diary to try and identify what dietary items were triggers for them. In addition, stress and other forms of stress can be triggers. Trying to manage that stress can be helpful as well. There are medications available to try and help control symptoms. Can discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have reason to believe I have ibs. What is the best diet I should follow to discover my triggers and avoid the painful consequences?
Is it normal if my IBS and anxiety made me lose 10 pounds? My diet isn't exactly the same but I still eat.. Not as much but I eat enough.. Thanks
Weight loss: Sure, you could lose weight with both of these diseases. You also state you are eating less than normal this also will cause weight loss. Do you have any worries about your body or being overweight? Please see your doctor or therapist if you have one and discuss your weight loss and any body image concerns you may have. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with IBS and changed diet quite a bit no fatty food, more fibre, no wholegrains & if anything its been getting worse, any advice?
Veggies and IBS: Cooking or steaming veggies lessens the ibs symptoms. ...Read more
Only if due to diet: IBS can stand for irritable bowel disease or inflammatory bowel disease- both of which can cause diarrhea. Diet does influence your gut both in a negative and positive way, but to effectively treat you need to know the underlying issue. "Sudden" changes are always concerning for infection, inflammation, or additional causes Probiotics may help. Care with GI strongly suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good meds or diet for someone who has ibs? None of the meds preprscribed are not working
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