Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or plastic colon is a common health problem affecting about fifteen percent of the overall population. IBS is a common cause to see a gastroenterologist, with women being affected more than men and as the peak of the illness starts in early adulthood. However, Cypress irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatment services at GastroDoxs, are offered by Dr. Bharat Puthuri, MD. Dr. Bharat and his team of professional specialists have provided relief to patients within and around the areas of Cypress, and North Houston, Texas, from the irritable bowel syndrome painful symptoms and retrieved their usual quality and healthy lives.
To get these unique services to alleviate the IBS pains, call the GastroDoxs office or plan an appointment today.
Question and Answers on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common chronic condition with a cluster of symptoms that affects the large intestines, requires long-term management.
A few people can manage the condition by themselves through adjustments in their stress, diet, and lifestyle. However, there are proper means to tackle more severe situations related to the IBS condition, such as counseling and medication.
What are The Signs and Symptoms of The IBS Disorder?
The signs of irritable bowel syndrome differ but posit for long, they include:
- Differences in how you often experience bowel movements.
- Changes in bowel movement and appearances.
- Experiencing cramps, bloating, or abdominal pains that are similar to passing a bowel movement.
- Increased mucus in the stool or gas.
What are The Categories of IBS Disease?
There are various forms of IBS disease, they include:
- IBS is associated with diarrhea IBS-D related to repeated diarrhea.
- IBS- C is related to constipation and characterized by abdominal pain or discomforts associated with constipation.
- Some patients experience mixed symptom associations of both constipation and diarrhea.
What are The Causes of IBS?
There is no specific known cause of irritable bowel syndrome rather than several factors accrue to the occurrence of IBS; some include:
In this instance of enteric infection, patients often raise the alarm after an illness due to viral, acute bacterial, or protozoal gastroenteritis gain access to the host’s body. They trigger risk factors such as younger age, anxiety, prolonged fever, depression, and prolonged infection.
Most patients comprehend that foods such as vegetables, legumes, fatty foods, lactose-containing foods, and artificially made sweeteners provoke their situation. Generally, food classifications containing fermentable disaccharides, polyols, monosaccharides, and oligosaccharides, due to their fermentation and osmotic effects, are known to provoke IBS symptoms.
Other causes include:
- Low sugar or acid absorption in the foods due to food sensitivities.
- Hypersensitivity to pain from gas or a full bowel.
- The small intestine or the colon’s abnormal movements, moving either too slow or fast and too strong.
- People with IBS may have their neurotransmitters or reproductive hormones off balance.
What Is The Treatment For IBS?
Dr. Bharat will recommend lifestyle and dietary adjustments as priority treatment therapies.
- IBS-D treatment – Administering antidiarrheal medications such as diphenoxylate and loperamide for loose stool stability.
- IBS-C treatment involves Lubiprostone medication for constipation treatment.
- Antidepressant fluoxetine is administered to patients experiencing a mix-up of both constipation and diarrhea.
To learn more about our ISB services, call the GastroDoxs office or plan an appointment via the online tool today.