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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)

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

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?

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

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How does ibs come about and how can it naturally be cured?

How does ibs come about and how can it naturally be cured?

In 400 characters?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done or taken that is natural for ibs.

High fiber diet: A high fiber diet can help with cramping, constipation and diarrhea associated with ibs. That means more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans. It also means less dairy products, less meat, chicken fish and fowl since they have no fiber at all. It may also mean less fat in the diet in favor of more of the high fiber foods. ...Read more

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How to treat an IBS attack?

Find cause: Usually try to find out what caused the "attack" helps, such as life stressors, certain foods consumed and trying to avoid them. Also there are certain medications that can help which your medical provider can prescribe if appropriate ...Read more

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How to treat IBS?

How to treat IBS?

Talk to your doctor: IBS is a chronic disease. There are many treatment options depends on your symptoms, medical history and conditions. My advice for you is to work with your doctor or get a consultation from gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Pasniciuc, I have a question on the best way to treat IBS and gastroparesis?

Hello Dr. Pasniciuc, I have a question on the best way to treat IBS and gastroparesis?

IBS/ gastroparesis: IBS, irritable bowel syndrome and gastroparesis are rather poorly understood conditions. The approach is usually multidisciplinary and I would advise involving early a gastroenterologist at a tertiary center in order to confirm the diagnosis and to start a therapeutic trial. Starting a food log along with symptoms log will help anywhere along the way. ...Read more

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Would taking pain killers help treat my IBS?

Would taking pain killers help treat my IBS?

R/O IBS: PAIN KILLERS WOULD WORSEN SX . You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Can omeprazole treat ibs?

Not indicated: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating. Associated symptoms can include heartburn and an individual with IBS can still have GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux). A PPI (Omeprazole) may be helpful for heartburn, or GORD but is not a treatment for IBS. Be aware of a strong placebo component in treating IBS, Omeprazole may still abolish symptoms, but have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) generally used to treat ibs?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) generally used to treat ibs?

It cld b used: Prozac (fluoxetine) helps with anxiety but ssris can cause diarrhea so it's up to what your docs judgement. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of IBS natural?

How do I get rid of IBS natural?

Fiber: Depending on which symptoms you are trying to get rid of, fiber is a great way to decrease the diarrhea and, as a by-product, help with the cramping of ibs. ...Read more

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Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

Levsin, (hyoscyamine) bentyl: The most common prescription medications for IBS are Levsin (hyoscamine), Bentyl and to a lesser extent librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). Amitza is fda approved for the use in constipation=predominant ibs. ...Read more

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