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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   hi,I am having stomach cramps, bloating, passing gasses, stomach makes noises.
My weight has been increasing since december and gained about 13kgs.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   Since when do you have these issues
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have associated nausea? fullness of stomach
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when do you have the issues?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   say 3months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then probably your are suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome
Doctor :   Are your eating habits regular
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common ailments of the bowel (intestines) and affects an estimated 15% of population
User :   ok
Doctor :   the basic problem is when the gastrointestinal tract, the grinding, mixing, digestion, and absorption functions are disturbed to only a minor degree.
Doctor :   The most commonly affected function in this disease is transportation. In the stomach and small intestine, the symptoms of slowed transportation are nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating (the sensation of abdominal fullness), and abdominal distention (enlargement).
User :   right
Doctor :   Normal sensations may be abnormally processed and perceived. Such an abnormality could result in abdominal bloating and pain. Abnormally processed sensations from the gastrointestinal organs also might lead to motor responses that cause symptoms of slowed or rapid transportation. 4
Doctor :   Did you follow me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I shall advise you some tips
Doctor :   That would help you
Doctor :   All you have to do is Have some lifestyle changes
Doctor :   Start with First Reduce the Stress in your life
User :   sorry
Doctor :   Moderate outdoor activity
User :   just got a call
User :   see doc
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i think my diet has not changed as it was prob last year
User :   but in the last 9 months me putting on 13kgs
User :   and with all these symptoms
User :   memory loss
Doctor :   Ok
User :   loss of breath
User :   i mean its crazy
Doctor :   How much workout do you do
User :   well i do go the gym
Doctor :   Are you on any contraceptive pills?
User :   i am a male, and i am single
Doctor :   Sorry
User :   and i am not on any medication
Doctor :   Do you consume Alcohol?
Doctor :   Smoke?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then Do you regularly consume red meat?
User :   see my prob once again
Doctor :   Ok
User :   stomach cramps, heart burn, gas, stomach makes sounds
User :   memory loss, excessive weight gain, out of breath
Doctor :   Ok all these are also connected with food habits
User :   loss of stamina
Doctor :   Can you breif me your Daily routine so that i can explain you in detail
Doctor :   See as your complaints are more related IBS
User :   1 month i am at home
Doctor :   YOu have to chgange your exixsting food habits and also have to reduce meat intake
Doctor :   Include more of fibre diet and vegetables
Doctor :   And also get enough sleep of minimum 8 hrs a day
User :   yes
Doctor :   And the main Treatment includes removal of the food substances which might cause trouble
Doctor :   There are some stuff like dall/ soya /Potato/meat/ which causes blaoting and excess weight gain too
Doctor :   You should also strictly avoid Carbonated drinks( coke/pepsi)
User :   right
Doctor :   As said if i knew your food regime i coulg suggest better options for do's and don'ts
Doctor :   There is always associated symptoms once you develop psychological feeling that your stomach is upset
Doctor :   Hearingg stomach sounds and passing gas is normal
User :   but it cant be an everyday affair
Doctor :   But once we turn more consicious we start to note the issues in deep
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But i am just giving you an Advise and probable causes
User :   see i feel that there is something wrong
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can thyroid be the culprit
Doctor :   No
User :   well my hair is falling, losing memory,gas
User :   constipation
Doctor :   As said to confirm your diagnosis i would require in detail physical examination
User :   whats this
User :   gaining wheit
User :   weight
Doctor :   I need to take a detail history and then prescribe you some medicines
Doctor :   I can suggest you OTC for constipation
User :   what history u need
User :   i was on throxin till last year
Doctor :   You can take Syrup Lactulose 2 tsp daily night for a week
Doctor :   This will reduce constipation
User :   i have not taken it since 1 yr
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you Suffering frok hypothyroidism
Doctor :   Why did you stop
User :   but my reports have been normal
User :   because doctor said u never had it
Doctor :   You should never stop thyroid medications
Doctor :   Once started you will have taper the dose and with the confirmation from endocrinologist you have to stop
User :   my thyroid level is normal
Doctor :   When was it checked last
User :   in april
User :   it was found 3.3
Doctor :   Ok
User :   tsh was 3.3
User :   so now docs say its ok
User :   its been 1 yr no med
Doctor :   But your symptoms though not realted to Throid exxept weight gain
Doctor :   Remaining symptoms are more concerned to IBS only
User :   but stomach cramps everytime, everyday after all my meals, or no meaks
User :   dr please help me
Doctor :   oK
User :   i dont eat much trust me
User :   since morning i had porridge some juice
Doctor :   As said I need to know your full schedule from wake up time to sleep.
Doctor :   You need to be examined by a doctor and treated symptomatically
User :   ok wake up at 12:30 or 1 afternoon
User :   watch movies, work on laptop through out the day
Doctor :   Why so late
Doctor :   When do you go to bed
User :   eat some biscuits, some porridge juice
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and sleep at 3 or late in the morning
Doctor :   Why such irregular schedule
Doctor :   You work for night shifts?
Doctor :   You should have regular food timings
User :   doc spent 30 minutes it was not useful
User :   not done
Doctor :   When awake for late night you have to have a meal inbetween
User :   yes i have some porridge
User :   some cereal prob
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doc 40 sec
User :   10
User :   5
Doctor :   See plz get examined by a doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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