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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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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What is a good home remedy for a IBS?

What is a good home remedy for a IBS?

Probiotics: Hello Kameka, Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) are often helpful in IBS patients. You can purchase them over the counter. Pamela Svendsen, MD ...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 : (

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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What is the best treatment for IBS?

What is the best treatment for IBS?

Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more

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What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

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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What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

Symptom based diag: Its characterized by chronic cramping, abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhea.Diagnosis of exclusion. It may occur after an infection, stressful event, or onset of maturity. No cure. Diet execise, hydration, avoid sleep deprivation.Psych meds with stress reduction education. A full work up should be done before making this dx. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for Psoriasis & could it be related to my IBS? Is there a remedy for IBS?

Is there a cure for Psoriasis & could it be related to my IBS? Is there a remedy for IBS?

No cure: Yes psoriasis and IBS can be related. No, there is no cure for psoriasis or IBS. Yes there are treatments for both IBS ans psoriasis that work to control them. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the exact treatment of ibs? Is this IBS deadly or dangerous anything?

NO: There is not exact treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, annoying melody but not life threatening. Try to control with proper diet, small frequent meals. See your doctor to make sure you have no other problems. ...Read more

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Thanks for the answer doc, please what's the best treatment for ibs?

Diet modification: Patients with IBS may benefit from exclusion of gas producing foods, a diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) and, in select cases, lactose and gluten avoidance (not all cases!) ...Read more

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Treatment of ibs?

Treatment of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS 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/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Treatment for ibs?

Treatment for ibs?

Depends: There are different types of ibs, and there are different ways you can treat them. Some have diarrhea-predominant ibs, some constipation-predominant, some pain-predominant, some mixed. Should see a doctor 1st. Many meds can help, like Amitriptyline for diarrhea and Levsin (hyoscyamine) for pain. Avoid your triggers such as dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and fatty foods. Increase fiber and try probiotics. ...Read more

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Treatment for ibs?

Treatment for ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS 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/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What is treatment for ibs?

What is treatment for ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS 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/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What's the treatment for IBS?

Irritable bowel synd: Answer depends upon whether you have constipation-predominant or diarrhea-predominant or mixed. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578, http://www. Webmd. Com/ibs/ & http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/180389-overview for more info & treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for overactive bladder and ibs?

What is the best treatment for overactive bladder and ibs?

No one knows, but...: The following is reasonable: - understand the nature and reality of oab and life; - void timely, moderate fluid intake, avoid coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy foods, alcohol; - use oab-related available drugs judiciously on try and error basis; - pelvic physical therapy; - try nerve stimulator, including interstim. Ask doc timely for details. Best wish... ...Read more

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Are activated charcoal tablets an effective treatment for ibs?

No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more

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Been on linzess (ibs treatment) for 4/5 months. How to tell if I am becoming dependent!?

Not habit forming: Linzess is not habit forming. Ibs is a chronic condition so medication may be needed chronically. ...Read more

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

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