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What causes irritable bowel syndrome?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Sep 2015
Question: my wife age 66 has what her Doc calls I B S WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMEND AS FAR AS TREATMENT.
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Relaxation and medication....

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is becoming quite common these days. It has to be managed by dietary modification, drugs and reduction of anxiety.
If such a patient comes to me, I would suggest the following-
Diet modification like taking enough dietary fibers, plenty of water and small frequent meals per day. Avoiding fatty or oily food is also important. Avoidance of alcohol and smoking is advised.
Relaxation is important. Increased anxiety leads to increase in IBS symptoms.
Exercise regularly. It enhances metabolism.
Taking normaxin-RT twice daily for a month. It contains clinidium, chlordiazepoxide, rabeprazole etc.
Taking probiotics like lactobacillus XXXXXXX for 15days.

You can consult your treating doctor about it and prescription of the above.

Hope I have answered your query.
Contact me for any further questions.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: Relaxation and medication.... Detailed Answer: Hello, This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is becoming quite common these days. It has to be managed by dietary modification, drugs and reduction of anxiety. If such a patient comes to me, I would suggest the following- Diet modification like taking enough dietary fibers, plenty of water and small frequent meals per day. Avoiding fatty or oily food is also important. Avoidance of alcohol and smoking is advised. Relaxation is important. Increased anxiety leads to increase in IBS symptoms. Exercise regularly. It enhances metabolism. Taking normaxin-RT twice daily for a month. It contains clinidium, chlordiazepoxide, rabeprazole etc. Taking probiotics like lactobacillus XXXXXXX for 15days. You can consult your treating doctor about it and prescription of the above. Hope I have answered your query. Contact me for any further questions. Regards.