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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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Can you give me some tips on living with ibs?

Can you give me some tips on living with ibs?

Generally: I recommend dietary and fluid management and have the best success with this meds available have limited success and usually only mask some of the symptoms. Maintain regular eating times during the day, consistent frequency of meals day to day, similar foods and quantities and plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

How can I really choose the right optimal diet when living with IBS?

Trail and error: If a perfect diet prevents IBS , then no one will be suffering. How ever each individual by experience will figure out some diet will provoke an attack quickly , and some food products will help. Make sure follow your physician advice . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w IBS from a lower colonoscopy. I have been living with diarrhea over the last year. Now I have a rash all over my skin & lost weight ?

I was diagnosed w IBS from a lower colonoscopy. I have been living with diarrhea over the last year. Now I have a rash all over my skin & lost weight
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Probably not related: .... unless you were given a prescription drug for the IBS that may be causing the rash. Important clues about what might be going on will come from someone looking closely at the rash and taking a diet and symptom history to try to ascertain why you might be losing weight. Keep working with your doctor to sort through these significant problems. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Is IBS chronic?

Is IBS chronic?

It can be: chronic ?kr?n?k (of an illness) "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring" In people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) the tendency to abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of diarrheoa or constipation can persist for some time, and indeed recur. The severity of symptoms however varies from person to person. Many people do achieve a degree of control over symptoms. See patient.info IBS ...Read more

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What causes ibs?

What causes ibs?

Multifactorial cause: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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What exactly is ibs?

What exactly is 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 The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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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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