How doyou know if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

Your symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal. There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. People may experience primarily diarrhea, constipation, or alternation of both.

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Can you tell me how I could know for sure if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS. There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. A multitude of tests are done and nothing is found. What you can do is alter your diet and see if it helps. For example; eliminate wheat and/or dairy. Good luck! . Read more...

I have irritable bowel syndrome, is there a cure?

Control. Diet high in fiber, controll of the triggering event and consider treatment to improve the intestinal seratonin. There is some evidence supporting ibs as partially caused by aby serationin receptors in the GI tract . Treatments vary but controlling triggers and stress help control this. Some people have target organs for stress some have headache, stomach pain and some ibs. Read more...
Diet and fluids. And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fi=ber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. Read more...

How to confirm if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS. should be a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need testing to rule out other causes of your symptoms and only if they are all negative, should you be given the diagnosis of IBS. See a gastrenterologist. Read more...