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Why do I seem to have irritable bowel syndrome every time I eat something fattening? What is the mechanism behind what 's causing the freq bowels?

It depends on what. Symptoms are you having. Remember ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. Youhave to rule out everything else before diagnosing someone. Fatty and greasy food can irritate your gallbladder too which typically causes epigastric pain with nausea/vomiting and sometimes diarrhea. You will need a GI workup to make sure that your symp are related to ibs and then treatment accordingly. Read more...

Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

Anybody. Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages. Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety. Read more...

Any meds for irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes. Most experts recommend increasing fiber intake, including the use of fiber supplements. Osmotic laxatives, lubiprostone, and antispasmodic medications are used. Low dose tricyclic antidepressants and ssri medications can also be effective for ibs symptoms. See your doctor for additional help. Read more...
Medicinal cannabis. I have a cohort of 20 patients who have ibs and chronic low back pain as the result of skateboarding. Most of them use medicinal cannabis for their symptoms. Bubble hashish seems to be the preferred form of the medicinal. Read more...

How to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

1st: fiber and water. A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management. You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks. Read more...

I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Diet and life style. irritable bowel syndrome a diagnosis made by exclusion that mean your doctor had to eliminate all other possibilities before assuming it is IBS IBS triggered by stress and foods manage your stress avoid food that triggered your symptoms each person might be effected by different food avoid dairy product, red meat, greasy food and raw vegetables exercise is a key to healthy digestive system. Read more...

How is irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Irritable bowel synd. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is relatively benign compared to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBS is diagnosed clinically based upon Rome or Manning criteria (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20024578). Depending upon age & other risk factors, some invasive testing eg colonoscopy may be performed but often diagnosis made clinical. Read more...
Clinically ... Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habit, or frequency present for at least 6 months. The pain is often eased by passing a stool, symptoms may be worse with eating. Your GP will take a history, examine the abdomen and likely order some blood tests to exclude other causes of abdominal pain and altered bowel habit. See http://patient.info/ibshealth#content. Read more...

Is irritable bowel syndrome common in the us?

Very much so. And to some degree if not a great deal due to our lifestyles, eating habits excessive caffeine and alcohol intake, poor exercise regimens, lack of proper fiber and fluid intake as well as increased stress and work schedules. Correcting the above and sticking to a routine frequently can resolve most if not all symptoms. Read more...

What are the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

IBS symptoms... Ibs comes in variable forms: diarrhea predominant, constipation predominant and alternating type (diarrhea and constipation). All are associated with abdominal bloating and abdominal pain with onset of symptoms. Having a stool typically relieves the symptoms - temporarily. See you doctor if concerned. Good luck! Read more...