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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: First find cause

Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness.
Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Need however to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility & infection before treatment.

In brief: First find cause

Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness.
Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Need however to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility & infection before treatment.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
lactose intolerance can also produce bloating & gas; Otc simethicone helps as does lactase treated milk/dairy products (Lactaid, Dairy Ease, lactose0free yogurt)
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