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Irritale Bowel Syndrome
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
Theories: There are a lot of theories but the current thinking is that it is related to serotonin from the gut and/or a disruption in the bacterial flora. I would start with probiotics.
Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur.
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Insufficient bowel: Short bowel is the condition where too much intestine is removed resulting in insufficient ability to maintain nutrition. Conditions such as ischemia or crohn's disease can require large resections of bowel resulting in this condition. Often, patients require special medications to rehab their remaining bowel, peripheral nutrition, or even small bowel transplants.
Absorption: Lack of adequate smll bowel surface to absorb nutrients.
Irriatable bowel syndrome what kinds foods should I eat and other things i can do to ease symptoms
IBS ,SPASTIC COLON: Avoid caffienated , carbonated beverages, sugarless gum , mint and chocolate.
NBS: Part of the opioid bowel dysfunction are manifest as constipation, nausea, bloating, constipation and pain.When pain is the predominant symptom, the condition has been termed narcotic bowel syndrome (nbs). It does not go away if you increase narcotic dose diagnosis is the concomitant use of narcotics, normal labs, xray with pseudoocclusive syndrome.See 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause.
Very different.: C difficile is an infection that produces pain and diarrhea most often in the setting of hospitalization and antibiotic use. Ibs is a functional disorder - no infection - which may produce constipation, diarrhea or alernating stool pattern. In ibs symptoms often get better with eating or defecating. Not so with c diff.
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.See 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.See 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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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