Increasing Awareness and Understanding About IBS Manifestations and Treatment Relief
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic medical condition affecting the large intestine, which is usually manifested by abdominal cramping, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation and/or diarrhea. It is important to see your doctor if you are experiencing persistent change in bowel habits because there are signs and symptoms, like weight loss, difficulty swallowing, diarrhea at night, rectal bleeding, unexplained vomiting, and unrelieved persistent pain, which indicate colon cancer.
The main cause of irritable bowel syndrome is generally unknown, but it has been linked with inflammation of the intestines, severe infection, abnormal muscle cotnractions, abnormalities in the nerves, and changes of bacteria in the gut. IBS can be triggered by foods and beverages like dairy products, wheat, beans, citrus food, and carboanted drinks, stress, and hormones. The risk factors of IBS include fmaily history of IBS, under age 50, felame, estrogen therapy before and after menopause, and mental health problem (depression and anxiety). The complications brought about by IBS may include hemorrhoids due to chronic constipation or diarrhea, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), and poor quality of life (due to inreased bowel movement and frequent uncomfortable bowel symptoms). There are ways to prevent or ease the signs and symptoms of IBS such as progressive relaxation exercises, counseling, biofeedback, and minfulness training. There is no definitive test to rule out IBS but the doctor usually will perfrom complete medical history, physical exam, and additional test (sigmoidoscopy, lactose intolerance test, colonoscopy, breath test, and stool test) based on your signs and symptoms. You need to avoid foods that can trigger your symptoms, eat high-fiber foods, drink plenty of fluids, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly.
There are different medications in treating the signs and symptoms of IBS including anti-diarrheal medications, laxatives, anticholinergic medications, tricyclic antidepressants, SSRI antidepressants, fiber supplements, and pain medications. IBgard is a food product which is designed for patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. IBgard helps in relieving the symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, mucus, gas, pain, incomplete evacuation, and constipation. You can consume Ibgard by mixing it with applesauce or swallowing the capsule with water. It is important to follow doctor’s instructions, and the normal adult dosage for Ibgard is one to two capsules a day, with a maximum of three doses to get the desired results. IBgard capsules should be taken about 30 minutes before or after 30 minutes after eating.
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