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What is the cause and treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: Hi,
I have a problem with digestion. I have stomach bloating, gas every day. I have to go to the bathroom at least twice in the morning every day before I feel good and light in the stomach.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

I would like to have some more information before I can assist you.

1. Since when are you having these symptoms?
2. Any weight loss?
3. Any tests done so far?
4. Are you on any medications?
5. Any other medical illness?

Do get back to me with these information and I would give my opinion.
Regards,
Dr.R.K
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini (38 minutes later)
thank you for your response.
I have had these symptoms for at least 3 years now. no weight loss as such due to this. I lost weight due to stress last year. no tests done. no other medications or illnesses. The drinking water is hard at where I live. My motion is better when I take digestive pills or tonics like gelusil or zandu pacharisht.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (42 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the additional information.
You probably might be having irritable bowel syndrome.

Few tests are to be done before coming coming to this conclusion.
You need to under go the following tests -

1. Stool test
2. Blood glucose
3. Tests for celiac disease
4. Thyroid function test.

You can consult a local gastroenterologist for further evaluation.
Meanwhile you can take probiotics and digestive enzymes for relief.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr.R.K
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. I would like to have some more information before I can assist you. 1. Since when are you having these symptoms? 2. Any weight loss? 3. Any tests done so far? 4. Are you on any medications? 5. Any other medical illness? Do get back to me with these information and I would give my opinion. Regards, Dr.R.K