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Irritable bowel syndrome and stress - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doc
Doctor :   How can I help you?

User :   May I know who is that side and name please
Doctor :  

User :   Thank You Sir
User :   Sir , I am facing a very peculiar problemthese days
Doctor :   You are most Welcome

Doctor :  
Ok, proceed with it
User :   I thinks its more of pyschological ; i hope u can help me out
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
Tell me what it is?
User :   age 35 , married ;47Kms one side
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   distance i travel
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I have developed a peculair habit of going to bowels quick and fast as and when i have to leave for office
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you pass motions at that time?
User :   Its makes me very anxious if i get bowels in the mid of journey
Doctor :  
Yes, that is obvious
User :   but as i approach to offfice , it never happens , infact never after till the end of the day
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is it happening everyday?
User :   yes now every day
Doctor :   Ok

User :   especially when i do morning shifts
Doctor :   And do you pass motions that time?
User :   I depart early at 5:50 am
Doctor :   Ok

User :   b4 leaving home i pass motions
User :   now i have developed fissures and psorosis also in my hands and feets
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Ok
User :   some say both are because of extreme stress
Doctor :  
All these are Stress related
User :   Doctor hel me
Doctor :   One way it is good and one way it is badk
Doctor :  
It is good bcos there is no disease as such
Doctor :  
Bad bcos of stress levels
Doctor :  
How is your sleep pattern?
User :   my mind and brain keeps on think of bowels in the journey
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I sleep at night around 5 hrs
User :   and in weekends around 8 hrs
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   It is not a good habit to sleep only for 5 hours
User :   I am now very conscious if somethings happens in the mid of journey
Doctor :  
So, I advise you to rest adequately everyday
User :   I cant meditate also; otherwise when i am at work i dont think this.
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
So First Sleep
Doctor :  
And start an exercise like Brisk walking to keep your stress levels under control
Doctor :   Only after that you will be slightly fit for meditation

User :   But How should i control this bowel related thinking
Doctor :   Yes, I will tell you

Doctor :  
Now if you sleep well your stress will reduce
Doctor :  
If you walk well, there will be further reduction in stress
Doctor :  
and your digestive system will also get better
Doctor :  
So, that would bring down the symptoms by atleast 25%
Doctor :  
and after that if you start a deep breathing exercise say for 20 mins twice daily
User :   ok
Doctor :  
another 10% of symptoms will come down
Doctor :  
So atleast 35% you will feel better
Doctor :  
that is the lower limit and it could even be 100%
Doctor :  
or say close to it
Doctor :   Then you need to see how you are responding to it

Doctor :  
If still there is little bit problem left then
Doctor :  
You will need the help of a Psychiatrist as well as a Clinical Psychologist
User :   Actually my will power is letting me down; I know i can do itbut as soon my cab arrives i get perplexed
Doctor :   Yes,

Doctor :  
That will happen in such cases
Doctor :  
I do understand
Doctor :  
But the severity can be reduced
Doctor :  
How is your work going?
Doctor :  
Like your superiors approach towards you and your approach towards themn
User :   I am stressed with my mananger; otherwise appreciations from US end . I have become more negative towards them
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
You will need to cope up with him until you are there or he is there
Doctor :   at office

Doctor :  
So, need to cope
Doctor :  
Everyone has some or the other person who troubles at office
Doctor :  
So, one should cope with it
Doctor :  
It has become inevitable nowadays
User :   Correct Sir
Doctor :  
I advise you to start the exercise and sleep changes now
Doctor :  
and observe yourself for 10dasy
Doctor :  
after that I would like to have 1 more session with you
Doctor :  
regarding other treatment options
Doctor :  
Also avoid spicy foods, non veg items, cola, alcohol and smoking
Doctor :  
Though I do not know which of the above habits you are having
Doctor :  
But I mentioned it in general
Doctor :  
Dont feel badk
User :   I am very strong person but once i had to go to bowel in my frandiends home (because of loose motions) afterwards it changed my mind and it changed my attitude
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Such behaviours do relate to an episode
Doctor :  
But the manifestations can be brought under control
Doctor :  
You need not worry
Doctor :  
Say your self in the mind that you do not have any toilet problems 21 times for 21 days
Doctor :  
There is a magic in it
Doctor :   But you need to try it
User :   I will sir
Doctor :   Good

Doctor :  
That is the right attitude
Doctor :  
You need not worry
Doctor :  
There is complete solution for your problem
Doctor :  
and you should try from your end
User :   I will sir , I feel calm down ; actually i feel ashamed at this age of mine i am developing this
Doctor :   No problem

Doctor :  
It is not that you are the only person who is having it
Doctor :  
Just google about Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Doctor :  
I am not categorizing you in it
Doctor :  
But it is of a similar genre
Doctor :  
You can see the incidence of it
Doctor :  
Many people do have it
Doctor :  
and it is not something peculiar
Doctor :  
and good thing is there are good treatments
User :   fine sir , i will obey your advice from today only
Doctor :  
Good luck from my side
User :   I will repeat the magic inside 21 times as i finished this chat
Doctor :  
You should see you through it
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Thank you sir ,
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.

Doctor :   I know the suggestions I have given is time consuming
Doctor :  
but it is less when compared to the problems you are facing
Doctor :  
That is why I suggested a multi dimensional approach
User :   right
User :   I agree
Doctor :  
After I move out go through the chat history once again
Doctor :   It will be saved in your account

User :   yeah
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   definately
User :   Bye
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