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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Hi,What are symptoms to look out for IBS.Is there any way to control it.Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better.What is the treatment for it!

Hi,What are symptoms to look out for IBS.Is there any way to control it.Any diet or lifestyle change that make it better.What is the treatment for it!

IBS: In general, IBS is defined as a change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation, or both, which lasts for longer than six months. There should be no signs of bleeding in the stool. If you have these symptoms, A good starting point is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. If it helps, then no further medical follow-up is necessary. If it doesn't, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment of ibs?

Treatment of 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.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Treatment for ibs?

Treatment for ibs?

Depends: There are different types of ibs, and there are different ways you can treat them. Some have diarrhea-predominant ibs, some constipation-predominant, some pain-predominant, some mixed. Should see a doctor 1st. Many meds can help, like Amitriptyline for diarrhea and Levsin (hyoscyamine) for pain. Avoid your triggers such as dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and fatty foods. Increase fiber and try probiotics. ...Read more

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Treatment for ibs?

Treatment 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.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What is treatment for ibs?

What is treatment 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.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What's the treatment for IBS ?

What's the treatment for IBS ?

Irritable bowel synd: Answer depends upon whether you have constipation-predominant or diarrhea-predominant or mixed. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578, http://www.webmd.com/ibs/ & http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/180389-overview for more info & treatment options. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for ibs?

What is a good treatment for 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 more

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What is the best treatment for IBS?

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

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What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

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

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What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

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 more

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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.

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

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Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent with quantities of food and meal times and drink 80-100 ounces per day, more if you work out. ...Read more

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What is the exact treatment of ibs? Is this IBS deadly or dangerous anything?

NO: There is not exact treatment for irritable bowel syndrome , annoying melody but not life threatening. Try to control with proper diet , small frequent meals .See your doctor to make sure you have no other problems. ...Read more

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I have IBS due to sibo. Do i need treatment? Or can I just deal with it? How sick could it make me

Yes: You may benefit from antibiotic therapy if indeed your were diagnosed with sibo. However symptoms may return after a few weeks. Sibo is not life threatening, however it can lead to malabsorption of certain nutrients. Some patient are more sensitive than other, but it usually causes bloating and abdominal pain. ...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?

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