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Irritable Gut Syndrome
Distinction here...: 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. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more
Are there any medications/ herbs/ supplements one can take to repair gut lining in cases with irritable bowel syndrome?
Many: You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, yeast, unfriendly bacteria, parasites, food allergies etc. Once these are addressed, there are many supps that can help the gut to heal like glutamine, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://www.Stopleakygut.Com/healing & my comment for more. ...Read more
Can ibuprophen cause a distended abdomen and/or liver? I have had hep c and irritable bowel syndrome.
Unlikely: Ibuprofen very rarely causes liver damage, although you need to be extra careful to avoid alcohol (alcohol also accelerates liver damage with hcv). If people already have advanced cirrhosis they can get more complications, so it is very important to find out with your doctor how well the liver is functioning and how much scarring has occurred. ...Read more
Slight pressure lower abdomen. Light pain. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome?
Is is IBS?: Among the most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or cramping, sensation of bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation with sometimes alternating bouts of each, and mucus in the stool. This may be gas pain. If trial of anti-gas meds fail, seek medical attention. Bleeding with stool, weight loss, and/or progressive abdominal pain requires prompt medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Anybody: Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages. Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications are used. Low dose tricyclic antidepressants and ssri medications can also be effective for ibs symptoms. See your doctor for additional help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st: fiber and water: A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management. You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks. ...Read more
Diet and life style: irritable bowel syndrome a diagnosis made by exclusion that mean your doctor had to eliminate all other possibilities before assuming it is IBS IBS triggered by stress and foods manage your stress avoid food that triggered your symptoms each person might be effected by different food avoid dairy product, red meat, greasy food and raw vegetables exercise is a key to healthy digestive system ...Read more
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