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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)





Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome* (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool.

IBS is not a disease. It’s a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn’t work, or function, correctly.


Causes of IBS

Doctors are not sure what causes IBS. The nerves and muscles in the bowel appear to be extra sensitive in people with IBS. Muscles may contract too much when you eat. These contractions can cause cramping and diarrhoea during or shortly after a meal. Or the nerves may react when the bowel stretches, causing cramping or pain.

IBS can be painful. But it does not damage the colon or other parts of the digestive system. IBS does not lead to other health problems.


Symptoms of IBS

The main symptoms of IBS are

· Abdominal pain or discomfort in the abdomen, often relieved by or associated with a bowel movement

· Chronic diarrhoea, constipation, or a combination of both

Other symptoms are

· Whitish mucus in the stool

· A swollen or bloated abdomen

· The feeling that you have not finished a bowel movement

Women with IBS often have more symptoms during their menstrual periods.


Diet Changes

Some foods and drinks make IBS worse.

Foods and drinks that may cause or worsen symptoms include

  • Fatty foods, like French fries
  • Milk products, like cheese or ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeinated drinks, like coffee and some sodas
  • Carbonated drinks like soda


To find out which foods are a problem,

Keep a diary that tracks

  • what you eat during the day
  • what symptoms you have
  • when symptoms occur
  • what foods always make you feel sick Take your notes to the doctor to see if certain foods trigger your symptoms or make them worse. If so, you should avoid eating these foods or eat less of them.


Some foods make IBS better.

Fiber may reduce the constipation associated with IBS because it makes stool soft and easier to pass. However, some people with IBS who have more sensitive nerves may feel a bit more abdominal discomfort after adding more fiber to their diet. Fiber is found in foods such as breads, cereals, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Examples of foods with fiber include

Fruits- apples, peaches

Vegetables- broccoli (raw), carrots (raw), cabbage, peas

Breads, cereals, and beans- kidney beans, lima beans, whole-grain bread, whole-grain cereal


Does stress cause IBS?

Emotional stress does not cause IBS. But people with IBS may have their bowels react more to stress. So, if you already have IBS, stress can make your symptoms worse.


Stress Relief

Learning to reduce stress can help with IBS. With less stress, you may find you have less cramping

it easier to manage your symptoms.

Meditation, exercise, hypnosis, and counselling may help. You may need to try different activities to see what works best for you.


Points to Remember

IBS means your bowel doesn’t work the right way.

IBS can cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and constipation.

IBS doesn’t damage the bowel or lead to other health problems.

The doctor will diagnose IBS based on your symptoms. You may need to have medical tests to rule out other health problems.

Stress doesn’t cause IBS, but it can make your symptoms worse.

Fatty foods, milk products, chocolate, alcohol, and caffeinated and carbonated drinks can trigger symptoms.

Eating foods with fiber and eating small meals throughout the day may reduce symptoms.

Treatment for IBS may include medicine, stress relief, and changes in eating habits


Treatment

Homoeopathic methods of treatment have effective medicines for IBS, and also relieves mental fag because of IBS


For Homoeopathic treatment

Please click following link

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Tretament




Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool.
IBS is not a disease. It’s a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn’t work, or function, correctly.

Causes
  • The exact causes for IBS are unknown.
  • The nerves and muscles in the bowel appear to be extra sensitive in people with IBS. Muscles may contract too much when eat. These contractions can cause cramping and diarrhoea during or shortly after a meal. Or the nerves may re act when the bowel stretches, causing cramping or pain.
  • IBS can be painful. But it does not damage the colon or other parts of the digestive system. IBS does not lead to other health problems.


Symptoms of IBS?
The main symptoms of IBS are
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort in the abdomen, often relieved by or associated with a bowel movement
  • Chronic diarrhoea, constipation, or a combination of both

Other symptoms are
  • Whitish mucus in the stool
  • A swollen or bloated abdomen
  • The feeling of “not finished a bowel movement”

Women with IBS often have more symptoms during their menstrual periods.

Diagnosis 
Clinical diagnosis of IBS is based under Specific symptoms, called the Rome criteria, can be used to more accurately make this diagnosis.

Diet Changes
Some foods and drinks make IBS worse.
  • Fatty foods, like French fries
  • Milk products, like cheese or ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeinated drinks, like coffee and some sodas
  • Carbonated drinks like soda

Some foods make IBS better.
Fibre may reduce the constipation associated with IBS because it makes stool soft and easier to pass. However, some people with IBS who have more sensitive nerves may feel a bit more abdominal discomfort after adding more fibre to their diet. Fibre is found in foods such as breads, cereals, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Eat small meals.
Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhoea in people with IBS.  Try eating four or five small meals a day instead of less-frequent big meals.

Does stress cause IBS?
Emotional stress does not cause IBS. But people with IBS may have their bowels react more to stress. So stress can make the symptoms worse.

Stress Relief
Learning to reduce stress can help with IBS.
Meditation, exercise, hypnosis, and counselling may help.

Points to Remember
  • IBS means the bowel doesn’t work in right way.
  • IBS can cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and constipation.
  • IBS doesn’t damage the bowel or lead to other health problems.
  • Stress doesn’t cause IBS, but it can make the symptoms worse.
  • Fatty foods, milk products, chocolate, alcohol, and caffeinated and carbonated drinks can trigger symptoms.
  • Eating foods with fibre and eating small meals throughout the day may reduce symptoms.
  • Treatment for IBS may include medicine, stress relief, and changes in eating habits.

Treatment
Treatment may involve
  • Diet changes
  • Medicine
  • Stress relief











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