Suggest treatment for symptoms of IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome
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I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.
Your symptoms are indicative of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
There is no known cause for this but imbalances in gut flora (normal bacterial population in the intestine), stress, improper eating habits all play a role in triggering and aggravating this condition which results in Increased intestinal motility and poor digestion
Normaxin is a combination of drugs that help calm down your intestine but should not be taken without medic supervision.
It does not treat IBS but only provides symptomatic relief.
I recommend :
- quit smoking and alcohol (if you do),
-maintain healthy diet.
*Avoid refined and processed foods, sugars, caffeine and carbonated drinks.
*include whole grains, whole and fresh fruits and vegetables
*make sure you Chew your food well.
*fiber should be taken in moderation. Adequate Hydration is of prime importance. About 3 liters a day (only if not Contraindicated by other disease like heart or kidney disease)
*eat smaller but frequent meals. Again Chew food well.
*avoid fruit within an hour or meals.
*only sips of water with meals and for half hour afterward. Too much water with meals can prevent proper digestion
*there are culprit or trigger foods that worsen IBS. (potatoes, raw bananas, Chana dal, green beansbeans, cabbage, chickpeas). If at all you do eat these make sure it is cooked well.
Do this meticulously and monitor which foods or activities or emotional factors worsen your symptoms.
There is no cure but symptoms can be managed by lifestyle modifications and medications when severe.
Hope this helps.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
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