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Suffer from acid reflux and nausea. Diagnosed with IBS in childhood. Symptoms getting worse. solution?

hello, my name is Clare and i m 16 years of age and i have been having stomach problems for the past 4 years, i was diagnosed at the age of 12 with IBS but my symptoms do not match, ever since i moved house a year ago i have been getting really bad nausea and acid reflux , i cannot sleep at night because of my nausea and i cannot sleep on my left side before of acid reflux, i have been getting really bad motion sickness also, i get bloated and nausea every day and i cannot live a normal life like i use too, i have drunk a lot of alcohol in the past, every weekend i would drink and hang out with friends but ever since my illness has got worse i cannot drink any alcohol anymore, i have been sober for a year and a half now and i would like a response on what my condition could be?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for your query, Most people with irritable bowel syndrome have problems only occasionally. A few may experience long-lasting problems and require prescription medications.

A common treatment for IBS is the addition of fiber to the diet. This theoretically expands the inside of the digestive tract, reducing the chance it will spasm as it transmits and digests food. Fiber also promotes regular bowel movements, which helps reduce constipation. Fiber should be added gradually, because it may initially worsen bloating and gassiness.

Stress may cause IBS "flares." Doctors may offer specific advice on reducing stress. Regularly eating balanced meals and exercising may help reduce stress and problems associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Smoking may worsen symptoms of IBS, which gives smokers another good reason to quit.

Since many patients with irritable bowel syndrome report food intolerances, a food diary may help identify foods that seem to make IBS worse
Regards, Dr.D.P.Bura
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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