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Doctor insights on: Iritable Bowl Syndrome

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What is irritable bowl syndrome?

What is irritable 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 more

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What should I do if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?

What should I do if I am suffering from irritable bowl syndrome?

Gastroenterologist: The symptoms of ibs, chron's, and ulcerative colitis overlap. You need to see an expert who can narrow this down for you. ...Read more

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Should my Grandma be consuming curd at night? She currently suffers from irritable bowl syndrome

Should my Grandma be consuming curd at night? She currently suffers from irritable bowl syndrome

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

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Can irritable bowl syndrome become synister if left untreated? I don't want to take medication so i just live with the symptoms.

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

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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 is irritable bowel syndrome ?

What is irritable bowel syndrome ?

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 more

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What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

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

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What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome?

What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome?

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 more

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What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

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