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I have irritable bowel syndrome? Wat is cure and what shd be my diet?

I have irritable bowel syndrome? Wat is cure and what shd be my diet?

Confirm diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) causes abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Before treatment or diet modification, first rule out inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility, & infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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What is proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

What is proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

Individualize diet: There is no specific exclusion diets for ibs, although many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy drinks, & bowel stimulants (caffeine). If lactose, bean husk, sorbitol, &/or gluten intolerant it is best to avoid these foods or use appropriate enzyme supplements with them. Keep a food diary. Also, read "relief from ibs" by elaine shimberg. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

Anyone know what is a proper diet for irritable bowel syndrome?

Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis. When my gastritis strikes my IBS strikes too. What should be my diet to make my symptoms better?

I have an irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis. When my gastritis strikes my IBS strikes too. What should be my diet to make my symptoms better?

Check out these: Informative links. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/alternative-therapies. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for irritable bowel syndrome and the discomfort it causes?

No cure: Sometimes the symptoms can be treated with medication for diarrhea for example, but also try to find foods that do not cause the symptoms. This is by trial and error, and most important make sure the diagnosis is not something else like celiac disease or cancer of the colon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are cures for irritable bowel syndrome?

Could you tell me what are cures for irritable bowel syndrome?

None: In order to cure a disease, doctors first need to know cause. Cause of ibs is unknown. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) & Bentyl are prescription medications with known efficacy. Imo ibs is a functional problem caused by impingement of parasympathetic neural system within the pelvic presacral plexus. Pelvic girdle dysfunction from hypermobility is the culprit. There is no easy repair for this biomechanical problem. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome and I eat healthy. Any cure?

No cure: There is no cure but many people learn to live with ibs to the point where symptoms and impact on life are minimal. ...Read more

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How can you cure irritable bowel syndrome?

How can you cure irritable bowel syndrome?

Diet and fluids: And pro-biotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fiber diet, regular meal times and similar portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome, is there a cure?

I have irritable bowel syndrome, is there a cure?

Control: Diet high in fiber, controll of the triggering event and consider treatment to improve the intestinal seratonin. There is some evidence supporting ibs as partially caused by aby serationin receptors in the GI tract. Treatments vary but controlling triggers and stress help control this. Some people have target organs for stress some have headache, stomach pain and some ibs. ...Read more

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How to cure my 15 year's old irritable bowel syndrome?

How to cure my 15 year's old 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

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My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this?

My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this?

Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Any remedy for irritable bowel syndrome? Please help me?

Any remedy for irritable bowel syndrome? Please help me?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

Can you tell me is irritable bowel syndrome caused by poor genes?

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. Not genetic probably. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?

With supervision: The key is to have amitryptiline supervised by your doc. He/she will need to potentially monitor your heart rhythm and to counsel you against the potential side effects of the medication, which can include constipation, dry mouth, and dry eyes. However, if it is working, then it is potentially a good long-term medication. If it is not helping after 3 months, you should stop it. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis the same thing?

Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis the same thing?

Structure/Function.: Diverticulosis is an issue with the formation of outpouchings in the colon which can bleed or become infected. IBS is considered a functional issue, a hypersensitivity of the intestines to normal stimuli. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mgs of prednisone for irritable bowel syndrome?

Can you let me know how many mgs of prednisone for irritable bowel syndrome?

See below: Prednisone is used for inflammatory bowel syndrome not irritiable bowel syndrome.

The amount of Prednisone varies according to how active the disease is. ...Read more

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. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more