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How can keeping a record of my symptoms and triggers be helpful for treating ibs?

How can keeping a record of my symptoms and triggers be helpful for treating ibs?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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I have IBS brought on by a stress. 4 weeks later I am no longer stressed but struggling to get symptoms under control. I don't have food triggers.

Chinese medicine: Medically two things that can help with ibs are peppermint oil and digestive enzymes. I also suggest seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine doctor as that can really help balance your body and improve your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm sufferring from IBS. Why masturbation which i rarely do triggers my IBS symptoms like flatulence, gas?

I'm sufferring from IBS. Why masturbation which i rarely do triggers my IBS symptoms like flatulence, gas?

Here are some ...: Gas-bloating / passing / IBS are the matters of gastrointestinal tract and not directly connected / related with the affairs of genital tract such as masturbation / ejaculation. For detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Chronic bowel pain cramps and recurrent D. Comes in phases, max a month symptom free. No food triggers done elimination diet to rule out. Ibs or ibd?

Chronic bowel pain cramps and recurrent D. Comes in phases, max a month symptom free. No food triggers done elimination diet to rule out. Ibs or ibd?

IBS/IBS: 20 yo female has abdominal cramps & diarrhea. These symptoms can be seen in both IBS & IBD. The standard answer is that IBS is a functional disorder absent tissue pathology changes & IBD has inflammatory characteristics seen upon endoscopy & biopsy. The causes of both IBS & IBD are unknown. In my opinion they are all on a continuous spectrum, & autonomic nervous system dysfunction is etiologic. ...Read more

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Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.

Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ibs?

What are symptoms of ibs?

Diarheea: Diarheea, constipation, abdominal cramps are the main symptoms of ibs. It s a exlusion diagnosys, meaning if you can't find any other causes for these symptoms you are probably dealing with ibs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ibs?

What are the symptoms of ibs?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) include diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, flatus (gas), and abdominal cramping. See your doctor if you have persistent ibs symptoms as there are some good treatments available. Additionally, see your doctor if you notice any fever, severe pain, blood or black, tar-like stool. ...Read more

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