Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern. I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Considering your BMI, you lie in Overweight category, and on risk for moving on Obese category.
Stress can play an important role in accumulation of fat apart from lack of exercise and improper diet.
Yes, your symptoms are due to IBS, and this has lead to problems with bowel movements.
Exact cause is still not known, but few determining factors can be considered such as-
-Bacterial infection or irritation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria. This condition may start all of a sudden in few days. A stool culture test would be diagnostic.
-Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
Once tests results are clear, appropriate line of treatment can be started.
You can treat this condition with healthy and balanced diet along with medications.
You need to take Psyllium, it is a natural vegetable fiber.
Sometime milk products worsen the condition, if you have any symptoms from them, then avoid it.
Also stress aggravate it, so practice yoga and meditation. Also you need to go for breathing exercises, for relaxation. Avoid anxiety and stress.
You should avoid processed foods. These may contain 'resistant starch' which is difficult for your body to digest.You should Cut down on foods rich in insoluble fiber, such as wholemeal bread, wholegrain rice and cereals containing bran.You should avoid foods such as beans, cabbage, or uncooked cauliflower or broccoli.
The prescription medications approved for the treatment of IBS are: Alosetron (Lotronex),Lubiprostone (Amitiza).Medications that affect certain activities of the autonomic nervous system (anticholinergics)are very effective in relieving the abdominal pain or stomach ache.
Also Getting regular, vigorous exercises, will make bowel movements regular.Sometimes doctor prescribe - Anti anxiety or anti -depressants drugs, These can also cure the symptoms.
Proper dietary control should be done.
It may take up to 2-3 weeks for symptoms to be free from body.
I can understand that you are training for Zumba coach, this would be helpful to keep you healthy and maintain weight.
If you have unexplained weight gain then you need to undergo Thyroid
function test as well.
I suggest you to consult a dietitian for weight loss program .
Your doctor may advise Orlistat after undergoing a complete clinical examination if required .
The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orlistat for use as an weight loss drug for adults
Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.Increase Fibre in diet.
Take six small meals rather than large meals.
Avoid Fats , fried foods.
Drink Plenty of water(10- 15 glasses per day).
I wish you good luck.
I suggest you to consult your doctor, discuss this issue and get appropriate management.
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