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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more


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What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

What symptoms are in a irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) attack?

Variable: From stomach cramping to bloating to diarrhea or constipation. Rarely is any bleeding caused by ibs except from hemorrhoid irritation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that can either be pain predominant, contipation predominant, or diarrhea predominant. However, it can certainly be a mix of all these symptoms. ...Read more

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With irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) what can be done to make it better?

With irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) what can be done to make it better?

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 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water/dy&food allergy testing ...Read more

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I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can  diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

NO specific test: IBS is often times a diagnosis of exclusion after some tests are run and if you have certain classic BM patterns. Intestinal hurry, BM after eating in a rush, bloating chronic abdominal pain with not much appetite loss, certain food intolerances, Typically weight loss is not seen. Type A individuals, stress, anxiety contribute to this. Frequent BMs are common. Infections have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you advise for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can you advise for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Irritable Bowel: IBS is a troublesome but not a life threatening condition. You can't always predict when or why you'll have symptoms but there are a few things you can do to help. Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

I have doubt that i have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) . how can  diagnose it ? can i know more about it . what are the remedies for this ?

Hard diagnosis: IBS is usually a clinical diagnosis that is made based on history. It is a diagnosis of exclusion and usually made after other more serious problems are eliminated through testing. Best way to treat IBS is to have a consistent amount of fiber in your diet, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and decrease stressful situations in your life ...Read more

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My grandfather is 76 years old. He has irritable bowel syndrome(ibs). What should he do?

My grandfather is 76 years old. He has irritable bowel syndrome(ibs). What should he do?

See his doctor: In addition to fiber supplements and probiotic supplements, a 76 year old with altered bowel habits should undergo a colonoscopy to exclude other issues. Celiac testing is also warranted. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. James Mirabile
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Irritability (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at ...Read more