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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my mother is having IBS (too much disturbance in the stomach and have too many bowel movment)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   age : 48 Gender : female housewife xxxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long she had this problem
Doctor :   is she taking any medicine for this
User :   1 year
User :   is there any special doctor of IBS
Doctor :   gastroenterologist
User :   in bangalore
Doctor :   yes
User :   do i have to see gastronologist or surgical gastronologist
Doctor :   Gastroenterologist
User :   what is surgical gastronologist
Doctor :   You can use the search a Gastroenterologist /hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area if Bangalore. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   she was on tab imodium
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is not helping her much
User :   dont we have a special for IBS
Doctor :   anytime colonoscopy was done
User :   endoscopy i think
Doctor :   Gastroenterologist is the one
Doctor :   who treats IBS
Doctor :   u need to get a colonoscopy for IBS
Doctor :   becoz the problem is in the large bowel
Doctor :   more often
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   but i have one more query to make
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   my sister was daignosied with thyroid problem
User :   she is on thyrox 100 mg
Doctor :   surgical gastro enterologist deals surgically with diseases affecting the GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, gallbladder, and bile duct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   how old is she
User :   from last six months
User :   she is 29
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is on thyrox 100 mg
Doctor :   ok
User :   but she is given rocaltrol 0.25 mg, haemcap, ossopan forte for calcium defiency
Doctor :   ok
User :   she was told she has to take these tab for another six months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is current thyroid levels
User :   i would like whether theses tablets ie rocaltrol haemcaps & osoopan forte or only for calcium or anything else
User :   her thyriod level i dont remember i can get back to u
Doctor :   sure
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User :   i would like whether theses tablets ie rocaltrol haemcaps & osoopan forte or only for calcium or anything else
Doctor :   yes
User :   can you please answer just this query i would like whether theses tablets ie rocaltrol haemcaps & osoopan forte or only for calcium or anything else
Doctor :   did u fill the feedback form i sent u
User :   yes
User :   becoz all tablet cost too much
Doctor :   ossopan forte is calcium supplement
Doctor :   and haemcaps for iron
User :   rocaltrol in particular becoz that is costing more
User :   this will be last query
Doctor :   ok
User :   rocaltrol in particular becoz that is costing more
User :   what does rocaltrol supplement
Doctor :   it is calcium supplement
User :   but i would like to know if ossopan forte is given why rocalrol & haemcaps gems also
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   rocalrol
Doctor :   isit
User :   rocaltrol 0.25 mg
Doctor :   it is given for hyperparathyroidism
User :   what is hyper parathyroidism
Doctor :   itis calcitriol
User :   calcitriol?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   rocaltrol is calcitriol
User :   what is hyper parathyroidism
Doctor :   it is vitamin
Doctor :   this tablet is used that condition
Doctor :   where is excess parathyroid hormone
Doctor :   or hypoparathyroidism
Doctor :   or when there is low calcium levels
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   for ur sister doctor has prescribed for low calcium levels
User :   thyrox 100mg, rocalrol 0.25 mg, ossopan forte, should all the tablets be take continously for six months or if give only thryox 100 mg and give supplements of calcium through diet will that do
Doctor :   as advised by the doctor
Doctor :   u need to give
Doctor :   depending on physical condition and needs
Doctor :   the doctor would have advised
Doctor :   any doubts?
Doctor :   please ask
Doctor :   if u have any doubts
User :   ok thanks, for my mother do u think i need to show
Doctor :   yes
User :   gastronologist or surgical gastronologist since we have shown to gastronologist few years back
Doctor :   u can follow up with gastroenterologist
Doctor :   all she needs diet modification
Doctor :   also she needs diet modification as well
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns. For all weight problems, please visit and register at www. xxxxx you can also call them alternatively at 0000
Doctor :   i will give u few tips as well
User :   will gastronogist will be guiding us on diet or should we consult dietiecian for that
Doctor :   what diet she needs to take
User :   please give metips
Doctor :   he will guide u
Doctor :   i will give u tips
User :   please
Doctor :   u can also get diet advise from dietitian as well
User :   u goodselve told me about some tips u will giviing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The best approach is to gradually increase the amount of fiber in your diet over a period of weeks. Examples of foods that contain fiber are whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. If your signs and symptoms remain the same or worse, tell your doctor.
Doctor :   ake a fiber supplement that causes less gas and bloating
Doctor :   drink plenty of water every day to minimize gas, bloating and constipation.
Doctor :   If certain foods make your signs and symptoms worse, don't eat them.
Doctor :   Common culprits include alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated beverages such as coffee and sodas, medications that contain caffeine, dairy products, and sugar-free sweeteners such as sorbitol or mannitol.
Doctor :   foods that might make symptoms worse include beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Fatty foods may also be a problem for some people. Chewing gum or drinking through a straw can lead to air swallowing, causing more gas.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   Don't skip meals, and try to eat about the same time each day to help regulate bowel function.
Doctor :   Try to drink plenty of fluids every day
User :   since i dont know how carfully increas fiber through food can u suggest some tablet for increasing fiber
Doctor :   no she can take food rich in fibre
Doctor :   like greens , green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Exercise helps relieve depression and stress, stimulates normal contractions of intestines
User :   thank you for help
Doctor :   ur welcome
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User :   on personnle preference i would like to which gastronoligist do u consider best
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