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Natural Remedy For Ibs
Short Fasts: Best treatment for acute or chronic gastritis starts with periods of short fasts, it may be enough for three days for acute gastritis during the fasts fresh fruit juices may be taken.It gives the stomach some rest to recover from the inflammation.You can also take over the counter antacids to suppress acid in the stomach. There are many home remedies suggested like tamarind water, buttermilk bland d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea: The best thing to try initially for chronic diarrhea is psyllium. It can be bought from the natural food store or in the form of products such as Metamucil. Be sure to drink extra liquids with it. If it does not help, I'll be sure to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for work up of the chronic diarrhea, to determine its source. Good luck. ...Read more
Homeopathy, FSM: There are many effective remedies for shingles. Homeopathy is very effective- see http://www.Holisticonline.Com/remedies/shingles/shingles_homeopathy.Htm also consider http://www.Frequencyspecific.Com/ also try vit. A, c, zinc, lysine and antiviral herbs like japanese knotweed and olive leaf extract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High fiber foods: People get confused about fiber, thinking they should just eat more fruit. Study which foods have it. Examples are: bran cereals-read the side of the box for # grams. Try to get 30 grams in a day if your type of constipation responds well to fiber--not all do, though. Tasteadventure.Com is a website that sells great high fiber dry soups you can take to work in a baggy and add water and microwave. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It may be diet you are eating, if so, try to avoid certain foods esp. Spicy and greasy ones and things like coffee and try tea instead which is good for gastritis. Also a little ginger ale sometimes helps esp. With nausea. Also avoid orange juice and citrus as this is also very acid as well. ...Read more
Not really: Natural remedies are not terribly effective for allergies. There are many safe and effective medicines for allergies over the counter and by prescription. An allergist can test you to identify what you are allergic to and help develop an appropriate treatment plan which may include medicines and/or allergy injections. ...Read more
Ginger: Ginger, either in the form of ginger tea, candied ginger, or ginger root extract is known to be good for preventing nausea, prevent vomiting and even for curing motion sickness. I would also recommend reading this article by the director of the arizona center for integrative medicine on various natural remedies for specific types of indigestion: http://huff.To/es9qzm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluid and fiber ?: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One thing that you : Can do to self-calm or reduce anxiety is deep breathing. Breath in slowly & deeply through nostrils. Fill you lungs with air & hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through open mouth. Don't focus on problems. Think only about your breathing. Repeat x 12 or until you are calmer. I would also encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy to help get better control over your anxiety. ...Read more
DGL,slippery elm: Chronic or recurring heartburn needs to be checked out by a doc to make sure there aren't ulcerations, erosions, infection, cancer etc. Heartburn can be worsened by mint, chamomile, tobacco, alcohol, sweets, coffee, chocolate, fried food, spicy, or acidic food, large deglycyrrhinated licorice can coat the esophagus (w/o adrenal/kidney side effects); slippery elm can help-ok short term. ...Read more
Healthy Habits: Constipation should be treated intially by examining your daily habits. Most individuals will benefit from 1. Eating regular meals at the same time each day. 2. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day 3. Adding fiber (1 teaspoon or 3 pills) with each meal 4. Gentle daily exercise. 5. Limit alcohol, and caffeine. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks of this routine see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I experience bloating at night which hinders me from getting a good night's sleep. Are there any natural cure/remedy for this? (i have ibs)
Treat, or live with?: With no one clear treatment IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is an invitation to experience ourselves as complex organism in an ever adaptive close relationship with our environment. A routine, time to sit and eat, to take note of how we feel, healthy food choices, modest amounts, awareness of foodstuffs that may trigger symptoms, perhaps low FODMAP? Check patient.info IBS for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows, but...: The following is reasonable: - understand the nature and reality of oab and life; - void timely, moderate fluid intake, avoid coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy foods, alcohol; - use oab-related available drugs judiciously on try and error basis; - pelvic physical therapy; - try nerve stimulator, including interstim. Ask doc timely for details. Best wish... ...Read more
No: Charcoal is an inert absorptive substance. It will not alter the course of ibs. ...Read more
Not habit forming: Linzess is not habit forming. Ibs is a chronic condition so medication may be needed chronically. ...Read more
Yes: We have a hard time treating ibs. Many things are contributing to the discomfort and charcoal(used in moderation) if helpful, is probably O.K. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(
Probiotic and enzyme: If you have accidentally eaten a food that causes gas, bloating or diarrhea, you might try high dose probiotic of 50-100billion cfus and a digestive enzyme with meals. The fodmaps diet might also be helpful http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/09/fodmaps-diet-that-may-eliminate-your.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i want to know about IBS (irritable bowl syndrum) treatment, please give me answer?
Depends on cause: There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?
Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?
Visceral Hyperalgesi: is another (fancy) was of decribing "Sensitive Bowels" a term which is old fashioned and used to describe a WIDE RANGE of Bowel disorders presenting as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). See a GI Doc with an interest in this disorder which NOW has a number of excellent treatments! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more
Is there any treatment for ibs? New to it. Had it for 10 months now. Life changing. Doc wants to see how I am in 6 months. But would like treatment.
Many: Irritable bowel syndrome has many treatments but can still be frustrating. First overall be sure to eat healthy foods and focus on high fiber foods, or take a fiber supplement. Stay hydrated. Exercise and watching stress can help. Over the counter enteric coated peppermint oil have good studies supporting its use for ibs. Lemon balm, an herbal can help. And several prescription drugs can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is visceral hypersensitivity and its cause. Can it be the same as chronic continuous IBS pain? What are the latest treatment options available?
Close, but...: Visceral hypersensitivity is believed to be one mechanism thru which ibs manifests--but there are many, each representing a target for possible treatments. Effective therapeutic options include: receptor-mediators, various antidepressants, motility-acting agents, non-pharmacologic approaches, more. Distinction of ibs from organic pathology is critical. As to your "continous pain", don't you sleep? ...Read more
Recomended treatment for IBS when diet change doesn't help. Already on buprophin and don't like the bentyl (dicyclomine) but I have pain daily. All tests normal.
IBS: Ibs can present in 3 forms, diarrhea, constipation, or mixed picture. If you have constipation, there are 2 agents you could try: Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. You can continue bentyl. Having ibs, you have to work closely with your GI or pcp to determine what works. Bupropion can help to decrease some of your symptoms. However, normally, i would use Amitriptyline low dose. Suggest to see your gi. ...Read more
Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
Symptom based diag: Its characterized by chronic cramping, abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhea.Diagnosis of exclusion. It may occur after an infection , stressful event, or onset of maturity.No cure. Diet execise, hydration, avoid sleep deprivation.Psych meds with stress reduction education. A full work up should be done before making this dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer