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Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Proper diet and flui: Eat consistently every day both in time and types/quantity of foods, modest amount of fiber in diet, and drinking 80-100 ounces non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. ...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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How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Clinically ...: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habit, or frequency present for at least 6 months. The pain is often eased by passing a stool, symptoms may be worse with eating. Your GP will take a history, examine the abdomen and likely order some blood tests to exclude other causes of abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. See http://patient.info/ibshealth#content ...Read more

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How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly history: Inflammatory bowel disease is just that - inflammation of the intestine that is visible at endoscopy (upper endoscopy or colonoscopy) or imaging. The inflammation often leads to poor function. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional problem. There is no sign of infection, inflammation, tumor, etc but it does not work properly. Things like caner, ulcers, need to be excluded. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for irritable bowel syndrome?

What treatment is available for irritable bowel syndrome?

Several: The first is dietary. See if you can identify any dietary triggers and eliminate them from your diet. Foods containing fermentable oligo, di-, mono saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) could be the culprit. See http://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ Your physician may be able to prescribe one of several antispasmodic drugs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Depends: It depends on whether or not you have constipation predominant or diarrhea predominant IBS. Most Gi doctors I see treat it with miralax (polyethylene glycol) and a good diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome 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 is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Varies: Avoiding triggers of the diarrhea and constipation that frequently accompany irritable bowel syndrome are a mainstay of treatment. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes, relaxation therapy, yoga, and other measures to reduce stress are helpful for many people. There are no current effective medications for all ibs patients. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe targeted meds. ...Read more

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What is proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

What is proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

Individualize diet: There is no specific exclusion diets for ibs, although many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy drinks, & bowel stimulants (caffeine). If lactose, bean husk, sorbitol, &/or gluten intolerant it is best to avoid these foods or use appropriate enzyme supplements with them. Keep a food diary. Also, read "relief from ibs" by elaine shimberg. ...Read more

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Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: One of the factors that increases the severity of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is stress. Exercise generally decreases stress for most people and thus may help with treating irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber (either natural or supplemental) typically helps as well as meditation and yoga. Some prescription medications do exist and work to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), how to recover?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications are used. Low dose tricyclic antidepressants and ssri medications can also be effective for ibs symptoms. See your doctor for additional help. ...Read more

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What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

Irritable bowel: Whatever works! seriously, a trial and error of various things will reveal to you what is bothering you and those are the things you should avoid - however, irritable bowel cannot be diagnosed without a colonoscopy and extensive workup to make sure that nothing else is being missed! ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is generally a: diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Gastroparesis hard: Unfortunately there is no good treatment to gastroparesis, there motility centers that might help, have your gastroenetrologist help you out. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Yes: Like any chronic stress condition, ibs can affect ovulation fertility. Ibs rarely is associated with scar tissue and damage to fallopian tubes and uterus. Pregnancy is easiest to achieve when the illness is quiescent. A careful review of diet and nutrition is a good idea with ibs. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

Is peppermint tea an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

Can help cramps, but: Peppermint tea can decrease muscle contractions in the gut. May help with spasm in bowel. Can decrease muscle contractions in lower esophageal aphincter which could increase reflux (back flow), and heartburn symptoms. Enteric coated peppermint oil may be helpful as an adjunct rx. If that is all it takes to control symptoms in ibs, cool. See your doc, be sure it's ibs, you're treating. ...Read more

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Varies: Avoiding triggers of the diarrhea and constipation that frequently accompany irritable bowel syndrome are a mainstay of treatment. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes, relaxation therapy, yoga, and other measures to reduce stress are helpful for many people. There are no current effective medications for all ibs patients. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe targeted meds. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome 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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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 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 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?

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 their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent with quantities of food and meal times and drink 80-100 ounces per day, more if you work out. ...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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I have IBS due to sibo. Do i need treatment? Or can I just deal with it? How sick could it make me

I have IBS due to sibo. Do i need treatment? Or can I just deal with it? How sick could it make me

Yes: You may benefit from antibiotic therapy if indeed your were diagnosed with sibo. However symptoms may return after a few weeks. Sibo is not life threatening, however it can lead to malabsorption of certain nutrients. Some patient are more sensitive than other, but it usually causes bloating and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more

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Hi,What are symptoms to look out for IBS.Is there any way to control it.Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better.What is the treatment for it!

Hi,What are symptoms to look out for IBS.Is there any way to control it.Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better.What is the treatment for it!

IBS: In general, IBS is defined as a change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation, or both, which lasts for longer than six months. There should be no signs of bleeding in the stool. If you have these symptoms, A good starting point is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. If it helps, then no further medical follow-up is necessary. If it doesn't, see your doctor. Good luck. ...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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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