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Doctor insights on: Irritated Bowel Syndrome Treatment

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Any cure for irritated bowel syndrome?

Any cure for irritated bowel syndrome?

No: There is no "cure" but there are plenty of medications which can help control symptoms depending on what kind of ibs you have. ...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


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How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly history: Inflammatory bowel disease is just that - inflammation of the intestine that is visible at endoscopy (upper endoscopy or colonoscopy) or imaging. The inflammation often leads to poor function. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional problem. There is no sign of infection, inflammation, tumor, etc but it does not work properly. Things like caner, ulcers, need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome?

Proper diet and flui: Eat consistently every day both in time and types/quantity of foods, modest amount of fiber in diet, and drinking 80-100 ounces non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. ...Read more

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Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy: Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by?

What exactly is irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by?

Musculoskeletal : Abnormal musculoskeletal functions arouse autonomic neural impingement and parasympathetic stimulation. For more information about this topic see my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Varies: Avoiding triggers of the diarrhea and constipation that frequently accompany irritable bowel syndrome are a mainstay of treatment. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes, relaxation therapy, yoga, and other measures to reduce stress are helpful for many people. There are no current effective medications for all ibs patients. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe targeted meds. ...Read more

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What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

IBS symptoms...: Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help docs, is irritable bowel syndrome extremely painful?

Help docs, is irritable bowel syndrome extremely painful?

Not Severe: Irritable bowel syndrome often causes cramps and diarrhea alternating with constipation. The cramps can be painful but they are usually not really really painful and they are usually relieved by a bowel movement. If the pain is really severe or does not go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease be the same thing?

Usually no: Irritable bowel is mainly a functional disorder, whereas inflammatory bowel disease is crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These are conditions where the actual cells are affected. ...Read more

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How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Clinically ...: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habit, or frequency present for at least 6 months. The pain is often eased by passing a stool, symptoms may be worse with eating. Your GP will take a history, examine the abdomen and likely order some blood tests to exclude other causes of abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. See http://patient.info/ibshealth#content ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache. ...Read more

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What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

IBS treatment: There are many good treatments-peppermint oil as enteric-coated capsules 0.2-0.4 ml 2-3x/day, fiber (esp. Flaxseed powder), probiotics ; melatonin 2-5 mg may help.Gluten, dairy ; other food intolerances may be a factor-many do well with the fodmap diet-see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/irritable-bowel-000098.Htm ; http://abt.Cm/16tmrig treat overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria ; parasites. ...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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Can exercise treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: One of the factors that increases the severity of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is stress. Exercise generally decreases stress for most people and thus may help with treating irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber (either natural or supplemental) typically helps as well as meditation and yoga. Some prescription medications do exist and work to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day ?

Yes: One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

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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