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

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Series: A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions

Publication Date: May 14, 2015

ISBN: 9781310780387

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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 Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. 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 ...