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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?
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
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
Always blobloated and have gasses. Do you recommend colon cleansing if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?
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
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
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