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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating 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

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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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I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to support their use, no fda oversight, no monitoring of side effects, no standardization and are sold to unsuspecting folks at huge mark-ups. You should see the profit margins on things like juice plus--i'd be ashamed to sell herbs in my office. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed in Feb since then have had IBS type symptoms shortly after most meals, are there any medications or herbal supplements that could help w this?

Had my gallbladder removed in Feb since then have had IBS type symptoms shortly after most meals, are there any medications or herbal supplements that could help w this?

Cholecystectomy: depending on the study, 5-40% of patients have some abdominal symptoms after cholecystectomy. How to treat yours depends on the cause. Patients with primarily diarrhea would be treated differently than those with primarily pain. initially, you should see your gastroenterologist, but you might consider trying a high-fiber diet just to see if it works, in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for ibs?

What is a good treatment for ibs?

Treat, or live with?: With no one clear treatment IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is an invitation to experience ourselves as complex organism in an ever adaptive close relationship with our environment. A routine, time to sit and eat, to take note of how we feel, healthy food choices, modest amounts, awareness of foodstuffs that may trigger symptoms, perhaps low FODMAP? Check patient.info IBS for more information. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(

Probiotic and enzyme: If you have accidentally eaten a food that causes gas, bloating or diarrhea, you might try high dose probiotic of 50-100billion cfus and a digestive enzyme with meals. The fodmaps diet might also be helpful http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/09/fodmaps-diet-that-may-eliminate-your.Html. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting approved marijuana in treatment of ibs?

How do I go about getting approved marijuana in treatment of ibs?

Unlikely: That is not a good solution. Underlying anxiety needs to be treated with antianxiety medication or antidepression medication. Coping with problems is an important skill as well as dealing with drug addiction. Make an appointment with your doctor to figure out how you can cope with your underlying problems. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's worth buying probiotic suppliments for IBS treatment ?

Probiotics have: Been shown to help many patients with ibs but all probiotics are not the same nor helpful. I use florastor or align and tell patients to avoid the others in healthfood stores that have not been tested or proven as the 2 above have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ibs-c and have developed an internal hemorrhoid. What is my best treatment option?

Many options: You need an exam from your primary care doctor or a general surgeon. Many internal hemorrhoids can be banded painlessly in the office setting. Sometimes simply sitz baths with epsom salts is effective. Rarely, surgical excision is required. Sometimes a colonoscopy may be recommended, if bleeding is present. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more