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What is ibs

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what is ibs
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Hi Dr. Ashori here, are you referring to IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
please give me an answer
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

IBS is a condition in which your intestines develop inflammation and don't move exactly the way they should, let me explain in more detail.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

What happens is that food that moves through the intestines at times moves through too fast or too slow. It causes inflammation of the walls of the intestines. This creates bloating and pain. Diarrhea and constipation are also common with IBS.

Usually there is no blood in the stool but mucous is common.

Some people get a lot of gas others don't.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

It's not anything dangerous but uncomfortable.

Treatment is change in diet usually and sometimes Imodium is given for management.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

For most patient we try to control their stress level, studies have shown that stress increases the bouts of IBS attacks.

For others we manage with dietary changes.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Most people get bouts 1-2x per year but some people will get it almost weekly.

For the more frequent bouts we opt for medications such as Lyrica or Lexapro to help control the levels of serotonin in the intestines.

For the milder cases we prescribe Bentyl.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Please let me know if the information helped and if there is anything else I can expand on.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

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Dr. Ashori

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

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