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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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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 IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Can IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Unsure, yes and yes.: As far as I'm aware, there's no definite genetic link in IBS. It can show up in teens. It is treatable, yes. Now, treatment should include physiologic and emotional considerations. ...Read more

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Natural ways to help /cure ibs?

IBS: There are many natural cures claimed to treat ibs, but which ones are really effective, this is unclear. It'd be nice to know what you've already tried. First, try to identify foods known to cause/aggravate it. Common ones would be caffeine, dairy, fried foods. Try to drop breads made by artificial yeast. Use a natural starter. Try triphala and slippery elm if you have not yet. ...Read more

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How can you treat ibs?

Irritable bowel : Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome which is a disorder that can cause abdominal pain, change in stool patterns from constipation to diarrhea, worse with stressful events or illnesses. There is no inflammation of the gut like in crohns. Alternative medicine recommend trying elimiation diets for gluten and dairy since they can exacerbate this, acupuncture to help with the mental/emotional stress. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil. For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl. For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ibs?

Limit: Limit alcohol and caffeine. Try to limit and control your stress levels. Plenty of water and fiber. Try to keep a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What is IBS and how can it be treated?

What is IBS and how can it be treated?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is ibs? Can it be treated?

Yes: Need to be worked up can be s lot of things some gave lots diarrhea others constipation pr may be something else. ...Read more

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Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Yes: Several of the effective medications for ibs are officially approved for use in women, but men are also afflicted. The medications were mainly studied in women and your provider will go over that if these meds are felt to be likely helpful. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of IBS naturally?

What's a fast way to take care of IBS naturally?

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