Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) focuses on relieving symptoms to help you live your life as normally as possible. Our doctors will work with you to find a plan that includes diet, exercise and stress reduction. They will also address any emotional distress that may be contributing to your discomfort.과민성대장증후군 입냄새
Abdominal pain and bloating are the most common symptoms of IBS. They can feel like stomach cramps or sharp, stabbing pain. These symptoms often occur with diarrhea or constipation. Some people have both at the same time.
Many people with IBS have food intolerances that make their symptoms worse. Foods such as dairy, chocolate, wheat, yeast, fats and some fruits and vegetables are commonly cited as triggers for IBS. Some patients with IBS who have trouble digesting certain carbohydrates might benefit from a low FODMAP diet. This diet restricts foods that are poorly absorbed, including fructose, lactose, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols.
Most people with IBS can control their symptoms by making dietary changes. A registered dietitian can help you create a healthy eating plan that fits your needs. A high-fiber diet is recommended, as well as beverages such as water and herbal teas. You can also get fiber from a variety of supplements, such as Metamucil and Citrucel. Your doctor can recommend specific brands that are appropriate for you.
If you have constipation, your doctor can recommend over-the-counter or prescription laxatives to stimulate a bowel movement. You can also take stool softeners to make stools easier to pass. If you have diarrhea, your doctor can prescribe antidiarrheal medications such as loperamide (Imodium). These drugs slow gut transit and decrease intestinal secretion.
A small number of people with IBS have more severe symptoms and might require further evaluation. Your doctor might want to order blood tests or a colonoscopy to rule out other medical conditions, such as colitis and Crohn’s disease. A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a flexible tube with a camera into your rectum. Your provider can see inside your colon, remove small growths called polyps and perform biopsies if needed.
In some cases, your doctor might suggest cognitive behavioral therapy to help you learn better ways to cope with your IBS symptoms. Your Advocate Health team can refer you to a mental health provider or therapist who can teach you techniques such as meditation and relaxation exercises. It is important to manage your stress, as anxiety can trigger IBS symptoms. In addition, regular exercise and plenty of sleep can help.해우소한의원