A Simple Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Treatment and Related Diseases

A Simple Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Treatment and Related Diseases

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Introduction Ode to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is by abdominal pain Gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel habits complaint There may be alternating diarrhea and constipation The cause of IBS is believed to be psychological function The main symptoms are gas and intestinal distension IBS is a loss of coordination of intestinal contractions There may nausea, loss of appetite and indigestion There is also heart burn, abdominal distress and depression Symptoms may be eased if you eat smaller portions A high-fiber diet usually helps to improve digestion. Medicines called antispasmodics can relieve stomach cramps. Relief of abdominal cramps is something to give thanks Irritable bowel syndrome is not a life-threatening condition Treatment of IBS is to control the symptoms through medication Drink lots of water, preferably two liters a day Avoid eating too much at one time especially buffet-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Medicines can relieve specific symptoms of IBS depending on which is giving you most trouble. But by controlling some symptoms, a medicine may make others worse. Medicines called antispasmodics can relieve stomach cramps. Examples are Spasmonal, Colofac, Buscopan and peppermint oil. If constipation is a major problem, bulk laxatives (Fybogel, Regulan, Isogel) are usually tried first. More powerful types known as stimulant laxatives (Senokot, Dulcolax) are not usually recommended for IBS because they can cause cramping. Fybogel mebeverine contains ispaghula husk and mebeverine. Ispaghula husk helps with constipation while mebeverine acts as an antispasmodic to relieve stomach cramps. Medicines can treat gas and stomach rumbling in cases where these are a major problem. Examples are charcoal tablets and simethicone, an anti-foaming agent which disperses trapped gas in the stomach and intestine. Imodium plus also contains simethicone to ease cramps and bloating. Tricyclic antidepressants are sometimes used to relieve pain in people who have not responded to other treatments. Colestyramine (Questran) can help the small proportion of people with IBS whose diarrhea is due to impaired handling of bile salts within the gut.3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Chapter 1Irritable bowel syndrome What is Irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the gastrointestinal system. Abdominal cramps, bloating or gas, diarrhea or constipation characterizes it. It is also known as spastic colon. TABLE OF CONTENTIntroduction Chapter 1 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chapter 2 Interesting Facts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chapter 3 Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chapter 4 Ulcerative Colitis Chapter 5 Diverticulosis Chapter 6 Colon Polyp Chapter 7 Megacolon Epilogue.--Provided by publisher
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2014
ISBN: 9781310780387
Branch Call Number: EBOOK ENKI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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