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Irritable Bowel syndrome treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi I need to pass stool a number of times in morning i suspect i have IBS are there any readymade medicines for this?
Doctor :  
Did you confirm your suspicion by a Doctor?
User :  
i am a pure vegeterian and eat moderately and eat very very less outside
Doctor :  
Ok that is beneficial
User :  
yeah i have done all types of check ups and analysis tests and ultrasound everything
User :  
one finally it had come as long standing diarrohea some 10 yrs back and i am continuing like that
Doctor :  
Ok which doctor were you consulting till now?
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What medicines were you taking till now?
User :  
i really dont remember....i have tried allopathy / aurveda / homeo
User :  
more i used homeopathy....
User :  
i was asked to take some probiotic capsules to aid digestion for a month last year i took that...
Doctor :   It seems you moved out

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of the chat window please login if you have more queries
User :   no i am there
Doctor :   Ok since there is lot of stool passing out
User :  
so u have anything to prescribe???
Doctor :  
there is a lot of bacteria washed out to the gut
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These bacteria is useful
User :  
yeah please tell..
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so they give probiotic capsules to replace the lost useful bacteria
Doctor :  
One thing you have understand is there is no specific cure for Irritable Bowel syndrome
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IBS is also called functional bowel syndrome, irritable colon
Doctor :   The best way to handle IBS is to eat a healthy diet, avoid foods that seem to make you feel worse and find ways to handle your stress.
User :  
i am afraid what this will lead to in my old age....
Doctor :   It has no complications
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Increase the fiber in your diet slowly.
User :  
wil it lead to things like colon cancer etc...
Doctor :  
Not really
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Try eating 6 small meals a day rather than 3 larger ones.
Doctor :   Learn new and better ways to deal with your stress.
User :  
ok; any medicine or aid that can be taken??
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water.
Doctor :   AS said
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there is no single medicine that can cure it
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And this is an illness which does not cure with medicine
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so you have to take measures to control it
User :   ok...during early adulthood i got this hw is that?
User :  
all the way i was fine till my 20...now i am 33 and from age of 22 i think this complaint started....
Doctor :  
Yes
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BS usually begins around age 20 and is more common in women.
User :  
but i am a male :)
Doctor :   Yes common in women than men
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it does not mean men are not affected
User :  
oh is it ok... it is sometimes depressing....
Doctor :  
What ever the symptoms are doctor usually give symptomatic treatment
Doctor :   to relieve from the symptoms
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but the long term cure is in your hands
User :  
u go out somewhere or some vacations and u cannot really njoy u know...
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Yes
User :  
daily mornings i have to put extra time in my schedule to be out say by 9 am
Doctor :  
tranquilizers or sedatives for short periods to treat anxiety that may be making your symptoms worse
User :  
i need to be up early ....
Doctor :   Yes I understand
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but you have to cope up your spirits
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to know abhout your diet and lifestyle
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which bothers you a lot
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and try to avoid them
User :  
ok...have been tryng to do but i miss what all others eat and drink so happily...
User :  
whatevery they want....
Doctor :   yes that is pity on their part

Doctor :   You should not lose your follow up with the Doctor
User :  
ok sir thanx i think i have to live with it ...
Doctor :   But do not be depressed

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Yous hould be able to find some peace
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with some medicines
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This kind of stress should be avoided
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You should be helped with yoga, muscle relaxation
User :  
k...
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Can you please share your mobile number and e-mail id so that we may update our records. This information will be useful to us in case we need to send you additional information through mail or sms.
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Doctor :   Ok
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Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :  
no thanx a lot for ur time bye...
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Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us
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