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Suffering with IBS, bowel incontinance, stomach pain, hot flashes. What is it?

I suffer with IBS but it has gotten worse. I have been experiencing alot of bowel incontinance. Everytime I eat I get sick right after. I have stomach pain, headach hot flashes and have to go to the bathroom and sit for awhile. this has been going on for almost a year now. If I have to travel I don t eat cause to many stops. As hard as I try to hold it I don t always make it to the bathroom in time. When it hits it hits.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for your query
All of symptoms you explain are due to ibs as you know
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that causes abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel habits, fullness ,gas , blotting etc
Symptoms of IBS may switch between constipation and diarrhea
diarrhea will have frequent, loose, watery stools. They will often have an urgent need to have a bowel movement, which may be hard to control
.main cause of ibs is psychological /stress
The intestine is connected to the brain. Signals go back and forth between the bowel and brain. These signals affect bowel function and symptoms. The nerves can become more active during stress, causing the intestines to be more sensitive
. goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms.
Lifestyle changes ex-- regular exercise and improved sleep habits may reduce anxiety and help relieve bowel symptoms.
Dietary changes.—eg-Avoid foods and drinks that stimulate the intestine, Avoid large meals
Increase fiber in the diet
. Medications your doctor might try include:
dicyclomine, propantheline, hyoscyamine
Loperamide to treat diarrhea
tricyclic antidepressants to help relieve intestinal pain
Rifaximin, an antibiotic.
Irritable bowel syndrome may be a lifelong condition
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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