Irritable Bowel Syndrome/IBS
- Do you keep rushing to the loo immediately after food?
- Do you empty your bowels more than 2 to 3 times a day?
- Do you visit the loo more often when you are tensed?
- Do you have frequent bloating of abdomen, recurrent cramps in your abdomen ?
Then there are good enough chances that you could be suffering from IBS.
- IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Spastic colon is a functional disorder of the intestines. It is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating & alteration of bowel habits.
- As IBS is a gastrointestinal functional disorder, it has no known organic cause but usually develops after after an acute gastrointestinal infection, but it can seriously affect ones quality of life
- persons suffering with IBS may have Symptoms of abdominal pain or discomfort associated with frequent diarrhea or constipation and a change in bowel habits. There may also be urgency for bowel movements, a feeling of incomplete evacuation, bloating or abdominal distension. In some patients, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements. Persons with IBS, may also have gastroesophageal reflux, symptoms related to genitourinary system, fatigueness, fibromyalgia, headache, backpain & psychiatric symptoms such as depression & anxiety.
- People suffering from IBS can have their symptoms aggravated by external as well as internal factors. External factors are food substances like milk, alcohol, eggs carbonated drinks, etc. Stress is a major internal factor for triggering and affecting the symptoms of IBS.
- Although there is no permanent cure for IBS, there are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms, including dietary adjustments, medication & psychological interventions. Patient education & a good doctor - patient relationship are more important
Most patient come to us with a combination of IBS and Amoebiasis and in some cases with Ulcerative collitis,still we have been able to help them successfully .