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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Atlanta Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

This is a disorder or a disease which leads to abdominal pain, cramping nausea and other changes in bowel movements. Irritable bowel syndrome causes constipation and diarrhea. It also causes discomfort and an inactive life. IBS can be controlled by following a good diet, prescribed medications and also stress management.

Symptoms of IBS:

The main symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, discomfort and diarrhea. The symptoms can be constipation, and discomfort in passing bowels. People suffering from IBS have a frequent urge of diarrhea or loose motions.

Causes of IBS:

One main cause of IBS is a colon that is particularly sensitive and is reactive to different types of food and stress. The epithelium which is the lining of the colon affects the nervous and immune system. It also regulates the flow of fluids through the colon.

IBS can be treated after diagnosing and understanding the patient's medical history. There is a requirement of careful description and physical examination before treating IBS. There are no specific tests for IBS, but there are some diagnostic tests to check the existence of IBS. This test will surely include stool sample testing, x-rays and blood tests. A colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy can help in diagnosing IBS .The major symptoms include:

  1. Stomach pain and discomfort for 9-12 weeks
  2. There is a change in bowel movement
  3. There is a change in color of the stool

Treatment for IBS:

IBS is always neglected without taking a proper treatment and not diagnosing. No cure has been found for IBS but there are many ways to treat the symptoms. Doctors usually prescribe treatments which include dietary changes and stress management. A healthy life style and healthy mind is the best way to prevent IBS.

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