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Foul breath caused by IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Need advice on my food habit
Doctor :   I shall help you within my expertise.
User :   have high consipation problem
User :   and bad breath
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   38 male
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   6 months
User :   but increase recently
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my tea intake is 4-5 from 7-8 cups
Doctor :   Do you have pain while passing stool/
Doctor :   Do you pass blood in the stool?
User :   no pain no blood
User :   but have to go too often
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last week have to go after i eat anything
Doctor :   Do you have abdominal pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   no except back problem
Doctor :   Do you have any dental problems?
User :   yes
User :   tooth filling done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know if you any treatment was suggested?
User :   no just avoid oily food and iiregular food habit
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and reduce tea
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Based on the history that you have provided,
your symptoms may be due to a single problem or due to two different problems.
Doctor :   Let me explain that.
Doctor :   Bad breadth may occur due to dental or oral problems as well as due to gut problems.
Doctor :   Hence the symptoms of bad breadth may be due to the dental problems that you have
Doctor :   alternatively, it could be due to gastritis or symptoms of indigestion.
Doctor :   Your other symptoms are probably due to a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor :   If you have followed with this, I shall proceed further with treating measures.
User :   For dental and oral i have confirm it is not due to this
User :   please proceed with the treatment
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform a physical examination, my opinions are based on the details that you have provided alone.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the dental issues are not the cause for the bad breadth, then probably the IBS may be the cause.
Doctor :   Irritable bowel condition (IBS) is a condition and not a medical disease.
User :   so how can it be treated
Doctor :   It occurs due abnormal motility of the gut causing symptoms of indigestion, gastritis, constipation, feeling of the urge to pass stools and so on.
Doctor :   The cause for this is unknown.
Doctor :   The treatment for this lies mainly in lifestyle changes and to a less extent by the use of medical drugs.
Doctor :   Hence you need changes in lifestyle. I shall mention a life style modifications that you would need.
User :   lifestyle change ??
Doctor :   1. Regular diet.
Doctor :   2. Avoiding hot and spicy food, oily food, using whole grains, pulses such as dal, legumes and so on.
Doctor :   3. Restricting caffeine consumptions - both coffee and tea consumptions.
Doctor :   4. Regular sleeping habits.
Doctor :   5. Avoiding stress and anxieties.
Doctor :   6. Physical exercises , yoga and meditations.
Doctor :   These few changes are essential, as dietary and psychological conditions play an important role in precipitating and aggravating the condition.
Doctor :   Apart from this.
Doctor :   You may use medical drugs such as
Doctor :   1. Antacids syrups - one or two teaspoon before meals twice a day.
Doctor :   2. Laxatives such as XXXXXXXX products - two teaspoon at night.
Doctor :   Along with these you would also need to include dietary fibres in your diet very frequently .
Doctor :   Dietary fibres in the form of vegetables and fruits.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
User :   how much hrs of sleep is required
User :   and how many cups of tea
Doctor :   Apart from this also include twice daily brushing and flossing techniques to help bad breadth.
Doctor :   Sleep -
Doctor :   More than the hours of sleep, it would be regular, undisturbed sleep.
Doctor :   You will need atleast 8 hours of sleep a day for maintaining normal health.
Doctor :   And restrict tea consumptions as much as possible, at most to 1 to 2 cups of tea a day.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Finally, IBS is a condition where the exact condition for this is unknown.
Doctor :   Its affected by the dietary and lifestyle of a person.
Doctor :   Hence with those lifestyle and dietary modifications, also restrict alcohol and smoking if any.
User :   no alcohol and smoking
Doctor :   This condition will slowly improve with following these changes as strictly as possible.
Doctor :   If your symptoms of bad breadth are persisting, I also suggest you to consult a gastroenterologist for physical examination and endoscopy.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thks will follow the diet
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   but need to know much time it will take before i decide to visit gastroenterologist
Doctor :   This varies among different individuals.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are aggravating, or if you develop new symptoms such as abdominal pain, passing blood in the stool, then you will need to consider consulting your doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thank you for the advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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