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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)

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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Best probiotic for ibs? Also do probiotics affect the liver for the good too? Alt^, no cause determined. ;extensive tests, waiting for specialist help.

"best" probiotics: Like all the newest, latest, and greatest highly touted "natural" medications, probiotics have become very popular. However, none have been shown in independent testing to be of any efficacy for a "normal" bowel, let alone one with inflammatory symptoms. You should first obtain a diagnosis--as "ibs" is not a diagnosis at all--rather than self medicating. Good luck. ...Read more

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I must have have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (9/9 Beighton score, SEVERE IBS, joint pain, ortho intolerance, etc) but waiting lists for specialists are 1+ years long. Any advice on getting help sooner?

I must have have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (9/9 Beighton score, SEVERE IBS, joint pain, ortho intolerance, etc) but waiting lists for specialists are 1+ years long. Any advice on getting help sooner?

Natural therapies: Ehlers-danlos syndrome has no magical solution. Loose ligaments require well toned & strong-muscle compensations. The easiest form of physical exercise is aqua therapy, whereby water buoyancy negates weak muscles overwhelmed by gravity. Treatment w. non-toxic therapies of nutrition, herbs, massage, & yoga rounds out sphere of rational therapies. Prolotherapy might have place at therapeutic table. ...Read more

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Agonising Abdominal pain, anal pain when Going toilet. Like ive got glass through me. Cleared for chrons ibs ect by specialist. ?

Colon-rectal surgeon: You may be dealing with an anorectal fissure in view of the anal pain during a bowel movement. Perhaps you should consult a colorectal surgeon or a proctologist for evaluation and treatment. The associated severe abdominal discomfort is of concern and must be evaluated also. In the meantime sit in warm water, use glycerin rectal suppositories for bowel movements and take stool softeners daily. ...Read more

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How do I lose 15 IBS in a month? I don't mind hunger

Go slow: Reducing intake of food will cause weight reduction. Loss of 15 lbs of fat in a month means burning off 4500 calories every two days, without taking in any. Essentially you will have to go without food for a month. This would not be healthy and in-fact would be dangerous. You should aim for a slower pace for the sake of your health. ...Read more

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I had IBS and I lost 35 pounds of weight and now I am feelibh weak and its been 3 yeas I can't gain the weight back. Why is that ?

I had IBS and I lost 35 pounds of weight and now I am feelibh weak and its been 3 yeas I can't gain the weight back. Why is that ?

Is it IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome is a real nuisance, but it should not cause weight loss unless you have relentless diarrhea. If you have not done so, you should see a gastroenterologist to make sure there is nothing else going on. For instance, celiac disease may present as ibs. ...Read more

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I've been having IBS flare ups lately. Is there anything i can do to give me immediate relief? I can't sleep or anything right now. Thanks!

I've been having IBS flare ups lately. Is there anything i can do to give me immediate relief? I can't sleep or anything right now. Thanks!

IBS: I need not tell you ibs can be real annoying. Stress and diet can play a major role in ibs exacerbations. If your dr. Prescribed anti-spasmodics for you or anxiety pills, they may provide your best chance of quick relief, but the cause of and treatment for ibs is often multi-factorial and no magic answers for an immediate fix may be found. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have IBS brought on by a stress. 4 weeks later I am no longer stressed but struggling to get symptoms under control. I don't have food triggers.

Chinese medicine: Medically two things that can help with ibs are peppermint oil and digestive enzymes. I also suggest seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine doctor as that can really help balance your body and improve your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is t best thing to take for ibs?

What is t best thing to take for ibs?

Fiber: 3 best things are: 1. Fiber 2. Fiber 3. Fiber pick a fiber supplement like benefiber, citrucell, fibercon, metamucil, etc and use it 2-3 times a day with plenty of water. ...Read more