April Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term gastrointestinal (GI) condition that influences gastrointestinal function and affects the large and small intestines. We can say that the brain and gastrointestinal tract have difficulty functioning jointly, and it causes the intestinal system to become sensitive and the colon muscle to contract more than normal.

IBS affects about 10 – 15% of citizens. IBS affects both men and women equally and is considered a disorder of gut-brain interaction.

In this post, we’ll explore what IBS is, examine how IBS Awareness Month can help educate the public, suggest ways to get involved in the month’s activities, and how to get medical assistance with the condition if needed.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

To get accurate information about any disease, it is necessary to take accurate information about the symptoms associated with it. Such as symptoms are: –

  • Abdominal pain,
  • Bloating,
  • Gas,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Cramping and
  • Constipation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with Diarrhea

Over-the-counter Medicine

  • Loperamide (Imodium)
  • Prescription Medicine

Some Prescription medicines are:

  1. Alosetron (Lotronex)
  2. Bile acid binders (cholestyramine (Questran), colestipol (Colestid),
  3. colesevelam (Welchol))
  4. Eluxadoline (Viberzi)
  5. Ondansetron (Zofran)
  6. Rifaximin (Xifaxan).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With Constipation

Over-the-counter Medicine

  • Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
  • Magnesium oxide (Milk of Magnesia)
  • Polyethylene Glycol (Miralax)
  • Senna (Senokot)
  • Soluble fiber (e.g. Psyllium, Ispaghula Husk)

Prescription Medicine

Some Prescription medicines are:

  • Linaclotide (Linzess),
  • Lubiprostone (Amitiza),
  • Plecanatide (Trulance)
  • Tegaserod (Zelnorm)

General Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatments

  • Diet Modifications Gluten-free diet
  • Lactose-reduced diet.
  • Low-FODMAP diet.
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
  • (SIBO) diet,
  • Other diets.

Lifestyle Modifications

  • Exercise

Psychologic and Behavioral Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Over-the-counter Medicine

  • Peppermint Oil (e.g. IBgard, Colpermin)
  • Probiotics (e.g. Align, VSL # 3, Florastor)
  • Soluble fiber (e.g. Psyllium, Ispaghula Husk).
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