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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

Trail and error: If a perfect diet prevents IBS , then no one will be suffering. How ever each individual by experience will figure out some diet will provoke an attack quickly , and some food products will help. Make sure follow your physician advice . ...Read more

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Can sudden IBS-D be improved only by diet ?

Can sudden IBS-D be improved only by diet ?

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 more

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What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

What kind of diet good for chronic IBS?

There is not: a "single" diet for the condition! Some patient's with IBS have CONSTIPATION , some have intermittant DIARRHEA . Some are LACTOSE intolerant! You need to obtain the opinion of a Gastroenterologist who can study your situation and recommend accordingly! I know its a frustrating condition...however there are now effective medications available!!!! See a GI specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the recommended diet if you have ibs?

What is the recommended diet if you have ibs?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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What's a good diet ofr ibs?

What's a good diet ofr ibs?

Nothing specific: Depends on the sx you are having. Some patients do better with more fiber while others feel worse. At times patients respond to avoiding gluten, lactose or other simple sugars. ...Read more

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Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Is there a diet to slow or reverse ibs?

Not proven: No prone diet to improve ibs try different diet plans and decrease artificial ingredients and preservatives. ...Read more

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I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

I have IBS for 10 years.Could you telk me a proper diet for it.

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

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I have lost over 77 IBS since last year through constant exercise and diet. Are there anything I should be aware of healthwise?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more