Diagnosis of IBS
is commonly done on the basis of some clinical diagnostic criteria which include the following important things: Recurrent abdominal pain
or discomfortb at least 3 days per month in the last 3 months associated with two or more of the following:
1. Improvement with defecation
2. Onset associated with a change in frequency of stool
3. Onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool.
Although hydrogen breath test
is also done for the purpose of diagnosing the IBS and other food intolerance
, but Urea breath test
is used specifically for the H Pylori gastric infection for ulcer.
Now the drugs prescribed in cases of IBS are mainly for the symptomatic relief of the patient and colospa and imosec-m is doing the same jobs. Specific drug to treat the condition of IBS is not available, but with the use of drugs to treat the patient symptoms and taking care of the food and dietary habits which deteriorate the condition this can be controlled. Many drugs of different groups are used which helps in relieving the symptom of the patients along with dietary modification and fiber supplementation. It is important to consult your gastroenterologist to find the accurate diagnosis and treatment schedule for your daughter and try to maintain that schedule.
Thanks and take care.