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Triggers Of Ibs
Depends on symptoms: After a positive diagnosis of IBS made in conjunction with your Dr, the condition is best managed with reflection and change to diet, lifestyle. Medication options include; antispasmodics (Buscopan, Mebeverine) for pain, Loperamide for diarrhoea, Laxative for constipation and antidepressants (SSRI or TCA) which probably modifying the body/mind pain processing and promoting a feeling of wellbeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more
What are the current favored theories about causations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Disease?
Trees, grass, weeds: Pollen are fertilizing grains produced by plants for propagation. Some plants use the wind to help in pollination producing massive quantities of pollen that become airborne; these include trees, grasses, and weeds. If you are prone to allergies, these plants can cause symptoms during certain seasons. Plants that make pretty, fragrant flowers attract insects for propagation & don't cause allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Pain, diarrhea: The most common symptoms of ibs include diffuse crampy abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea or both. There are certain varieties of ibs that can either be pain predominant, contipation predominant, or diarrhea predominant. However, it can certainly be a mix of all these symptoms. ...Read more
Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?
Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be similar: It is difficult to separate out those symptom. Usually hunger pain go away with eating some reasonable food. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS NO EVIDENCE OF LINK TO BLEPHARITIS. /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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Symptoms of IBS...: Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include recurrent abdominal pain associated with disordered bowel habbits (constipation, diarrhea, or a mixture of constipation and diarrhea). The symptoms are intermittent, with fluctuation in frequency and duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?
Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more
Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"
Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intolerance or more?: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being to avoid eating gluten. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: 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
Home IBS remedies: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more
I'm sufferring from IBS. Why masturbation which i rarely do triggers my IBS symptoms like flatulence, gas?
I have eliminated caffeine from my diet for the last 5 years, it triggers my IBS. If I use an eye cream with caffeine will any of it be absorbed?
Unmeasureable: Firstly there is almost no caffeine in the cream (check the label and contents are listed in order of concentration). Secondly, there is practically no absorption of caffeine through the intact skin). So your risk is practically zero and if the cream helps you, go for it. ...Read more
IBS: How do you know you have IBS? Certain diagnostic criteria must be met in order to diagnose IBS. These are called the Rome criteria. Look them up. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed GI condition for the same reasons that depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia are over-diagnosed. When a doctor is being lazy or doesn't have a clue, he still labels you with something, so he can get paid. ...Read more
They are: Not connected and one does not cause the other. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
Predict food allergy: The best way to know what is causing the allergy and for treatment is rotation and elimination diet - it helps to keep a journal for body's response there are also tools to diagnose food allergies one of the is zyto testing the other is GI allergix profile from metametrix labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is candy. Sweets. Chalcolate a IBS trigger? Most days have 1 bm in morning. Snake like. After night of sweets next mornin 1-4 bm. Loose mushy bile.
Could be: Many different foods can be a trigger for different people. You answered your own question so to speak, as since you have noticed a definitive relationship with your bowels and those foods, then they are triggers for you and should be avoided. ...Read more
Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??
Is caffeine a IBS trigger? After i drank some after not havin any in months. Stomach spazes out & lotta gut movement. Cramps.
Ever heard of using nystatin for ibs? Ibs triggered by sugar and seems related to yeast overgrowth after 4 months on antibiotic.
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
Can ibs come in phases? Like having it for weeks, then disapeering for weeks then back again. No triggers? No food trigger, been through elimination.
Yes. : Fluctuation in symptoms like of IBS SYMPTOMS is a characteristic of environmental illness. Lots of IBS HAS a cause. We treat lots of IBS. I teach my patients that when you treat the cause you can easily drop I from IBS and now you are left with...? Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness or make an appointment contact thru healthtap.com/TIPUSULTANMD ...Read more
Elimination diet?: Was your food journal done while eating your usual foods, or while also doing an elimination diet? This is a temporary food plan eliminating foods that commonly cause symptoms (dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, etc) and then adding each back 1 meal a day for several days, to see results. Your doctor should be able to help w/this -- it might give more info. With this, a good probiotic could help also. ...Read more
I have reason to believe I have ibs. What is the best diet I should follow to discover my triggers and avoid the painful consequences?
I have ibs. I can eat dairy no problem. Only triggers is red meats. Fatty stuff. Greasy. Thought dairy was a trigger food also?
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