Navigation Links
Dealing with IBS

Individuals who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often surprised to learn that the disease affects approximately 10-15% or more of the general population.//

IBS occurs when the intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough, causing food to pass either too quickly or too slowly. The disease typically affects women, most often around age 20.

The symptoms of IBS include abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians stress, large meals, travel and menstrual cycles may contribute to symptoms of IBS. The academy advises eating a healthy diet with plenty of insoluble fiber that would include lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains each day. In addition the group advises stress reduction.

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is often termed as a "functional" disorder where the primary abnormality is an altered physiological function because of which it cannot be diagnosed in the traditional way as a structural, inflammatory or infectious abnormality which can be seen by common examination, x-ray, or blood test.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a multi-faceted disorder with symptoms ranging from disturbance in the interaction between the gut or intestines, the autonomic nervous system and the brain which causes alteration in the regulation of bowel motility.

Abdominal pain in IBS is a generalized ache often superimposed with periods of abdominal cramps, and also sharp, dull, gas-like, or nondescript pains are also common. Bowel movement usually relieves the abdominal discomfort or pains. Altered bowel habit with changes in both frequency and consistency manifesting as chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both in alternation is a common occurrence.

Diagnosis of IBS mainly involves identifying certain symptoms consistent with the disorder and excluding other medical conditions that may have a similar clinical present ation. The symptom-based Rome III diagnostic criteria for IBS emphasize a positive diagnosis rather than exhaustive tests to rule out other diseases. And these criteria are based on the presentation of a specific set of symptoms in addition to a detailed history, a physical examination, and limited diagnostic tests.

Upper GI symptoms are also commonly reported by IBS patients including nausea, heartburn, satiety, abdominal fullness, dyspepsia and occasionally even feelings of urgency, and a feeling of "incomplete" emptying may also be experienced.

Non-gastrointestinal symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain, sleep disturbances, and sexual dysfunction are also often reported. These symptoms are often due to the coexistence or overlap of IBS with conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or interstitial cystitis. Treatment is directed toward reassurance, education, achievement of a healthier lifestyle, and occasional medication. Dietary advice may include avoiding foods that can trigger symptoms. Fiber supplementation has been shown to be effective for symptoms of constipation.

Pharmacologic (drug) therapy is best used in IBS patients with moderate to severe symptoms refractory to physician counseling and dietary manipulations. New therapies for IBS have been recently introduced and have been shown to effectively treat multiple symptoms of IBS.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities
2. Dealing with personality disorders
3. Dealing With Stress Results In Better Academic Performance
4. CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill
5. Dealing With Nausea When Pregnant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... Lafayette, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... a pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership ... and health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Any dentist who has made an implant supported ... Many of them do not even offer this as a ... laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer ... high cost that the majority of today,s patients would not ... Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows ... plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... states, three – Michigan , Missouri ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: