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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Is there a cure for ibs?

Is there a cure for ibs?

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.com ...Read more

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Any ideas for a cure for ibs, please give your opinion.?

One day: I think it's a real disease, though one that we haven't fully chacterized yet. For starters scrutinize all your food to see what triggers it. Avoid those as much as you can. Identify stressors that trigger it and work to alleviate those. ...Read more

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What is the cure for ibs?

What is the cure for ibs?

No cure: We can speak about alleviation of symptoms of ibs unfortunately but no cure. Usually decreasing the stress in life and adequate diet can keep under controll the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there no cure for ibs?

Is there no cure for ibs?

Maybe work with it?: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a complex interplay between activity of the intestine, sensitivity to certain foods, an individuals pain processing and possibly a change in balance of gut flora (bacteria). Many people have a tendency to IBS and many people achieve control of symptoms by developing an awareness of the condition and modifying food choices, lifestyle habits accordingly. ...Read more

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Can there be a permanent cure for ibs?

Not yet: As of yet, there is no 'cure' for ibs. We only know how to ameliorate the symptoms. Hopefully one day when the cause of ibs is found, a cure may not be far behind. ...Read more

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What is possible cure for IBS suffring from last 18 yrs. ? Patiant 61 yrs. Male.

No cure...: There is no known cure for ibs. There is really no definitive diagnosis either. Modulation of diet and stress factors in your life often result in reduction of symptoms. Occasionally we have to prescribe medications. A recent advance in the management of ibs patients has been with a low-fodmaps diet that results in less bacterial fermentation of poorly absorbed carbohydrates. Ibsfree.Net. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?

IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more