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Iritable Bowl Syndrome
Won't kill you!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a long-term evolving condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what kind: Ibs can be diarrhea- or constipation- predominant or mixed-type. Ibs-c can be treated with fiber supplements, stool softeners, mild magnesium-based laxatives, or peg 3350. Ibs-d can be treated with loperamide or prescription drugs. Important to rule out celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or colitis. Dietary treatment includes avoiding stimulants (caffeine), alcohol, and stopping tobacco use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is real: Ibs is very common. Probably more common in women than men. Can be of various types. Primarily diarrhea. Primarily constipation. Mixed with alternating diarrhea and constipation. Pain. Cramping, bloating and general discomfort in the abdomen. There are medications to help, bio-feed back and cogniitve behavioral therapy. See pcp. May need colonoscopy or other work up pending age and risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: As long as she has no specific problems with it, it is not a problem for her to be eating curd. However, she would do well to try to increase the amount of fiber in her diet for her irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes even fiber supplements are a good idea. She should drink plenty of fluids. She doesn't need to stop the curd, unless it is causing her issues. Good luck. ...Read more
Can irritable bowl syndrome become synister if left untreated? I don't want to take medication so i just live with the symptoms.
Control of IBS: Ibs is a constellation of GI symptoms that run the spectrum from diarrhea to constipation (; alternating stool pattern), abdominal pain, bloating, cramps. Ibs can be worsened by stress, certain food intolerances, concurrent infection. Some patients have sibo (bacterial overgrowth). Ibs does not of itself progress to cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Can treat symptomatically when/as needed. ...Read more
M38, Iritable, Angry. My DHT is 3.56 and ref range is 0.85-3.37, so i am just over. What to do about it? Problem? making my iritable? other tests ok.
3.56: Those numbers are so close to each other that it should not be an issue. I doubt that is making you irritable and suggest you see your doctor and/or a psychologist. You don't want to remain irritable. ...Read more
I am diagnosed as a case of irritable bowl syndrome i lost over 18 kg during last four years and I can't gain weight..age33 w45 len170cm help. Plz?
Testing: Celiac disease can be confirmed by blood tests and an intestinal biopsy.It actually causes visable changes in the structure of the intestine cells. IBS is a syndrome, or collection of features such as loose stools 3 or more days a week. It can be brought on by other causes and can have normal blood tests and intestine biopsy's. ...Read more
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