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Iritable Bowl Syndrome
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The defintition: Ibs is a funtional gastrointestinal disorder chracterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.. If u r concerned, consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IBS in a nutshell: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more
A syndrome complex: Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs. Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
In the pipeline: It depends what variant of ibs you have. If due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. If you're female with severe diarrhea-associated ibs, consider Lotronex under the prescriber's program. For constipation-variant disease, Amitiza is commercially available, and an investigational agent called linaclotide looks very promising (pending fda review). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Always blobloated and have gasses. Do you recommend colon cleansing if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?
I went from having irritable bowl syndrome since i was 16 i am now 47 and i have been constipated for the last six months how could my body change?
Irritable bowel synd: Irritable syndrome can present with either diarrhea predominant or constipation predominant. Some times alternating with each other. So it is possible to have constipation with constipation, medical treatments available with great results, talk to your doctor whether that would be choice for you. ...Read more
It depends: Many times our choice of specific therapies is based mainly upon symptoms and response to empiric trials when it comes to ibs as there are many causes. This is why working closely with your primary care doctor as well as gastroenterology can determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Increased "gas": Some fiber sources, psyllium seed seems especially bad, tend to increase gas and bloating. If you have a problem that already gives you gas and bloating then these symptoms can increase with increases in some types of fiber. Other fiber sources might be ok and could be helpful. ...Read more