so, you've got irritable bowel syndromewhat do you do about it nowé well anti spasmodic tablets that your can prescribe will help but an awful lot of this is downto you. You can make an enormous difference to your symptoms, maybe not get rid of them completely but certainly learn to manage them The first thing to think about is the stressin your life. I know it's really difficult to address stress,especially if you're feeling unwell at the same time
but it's a vicious cycle. If you're morestressed you get more symptoms if you've got more symptoms you can get morestressed. Take a long hard look at how you might be able to cut back the stress in your life. Next,let's think about diet and actually that can have an impact on stress as well really importantly eat regular meals. Don'trush, don't eat them on the go sit down to eat them regularly and try toeat at a leisurely pace, that really can make a difference. Missingmeals
can also make a big difference so tryand make time regularly. In terms of what you're eating at those meals, that also is key, andthat slightly depends on what kind of IBS you've got if diarrhoea if your big issue, you may wantto avoid fibre, and certainly limit fibre. If constipation is your big issue, some forms of fibre may really be able to help, but whateveryour symptoms are you may find that limiting the amount of fruit thatyou eat to maybe two or three pieces
a day, and eating certain kinds of fruit and vegetables will make a bigdifference. For instance fibre, we tend to think of as wholemeal this, high grain that, actually there are two kinds of fibre. One of them iscalled soluble fibre, and the people who have constipation related IBS, soluble fiber may be really useful. Sofor instance substituting oats for wheat and highgrain
foods, can make a big difference. Oats are really high in soluble fibre. Whatever you do, don'tsprinkle bran on your cereal or eat a high bran cereal for breakfast that's insoluble fiber that can makethings worse. other sources of soluble fibre mightinclude strawberries aubergines, broccoli and so on if you're going to have fruit, you maywant to take the skin off it because a lot of fruit including thingslike plums and pears
have soluble fibre, but they haveinsoluble fibre on the skin. It's kind of turning the usualrules about fibre on its head but see what works for you. Do make sureyou drink plenty of fluids but that's nonalcoholic, nonfizzy fluids and you may want to reduce the amount ofcaffeine you eat drink some people are very sensitive tocaffeine that's not just in coffee but also in tea and chocolate, just be aware. You may find
Do I Have Celiac Disease or IBS
Do I have celiac disease or IBSé I understand the initial concern, that eatingnormal meals can cause bloating, indigestion, super poops and cramps. That does not tell me which disorder is causingit. IBS is estimated to affect around ten percentof adults, whereas gluten sensitivity is less than one percent â€“ though you could haveboth. Around five percent of IBS patients were found to actually have celiac diseaseor gluten allergy. Telling me I might have both does not helpme treat it. Or find out if I actually have
it. Celiac disease goes away when you stop eatinggluten, such as wheat, barley and rye. You're fine if you're eating corn and rice, meatand vegetables, also known as, a lot of Atkins and Paleo diet. Unless there's some other cause. Celiac disease can cause symptoms IBS doesnot, like dental defects, joint pain and osteoporosis. People with celiac disease may have a skinrash after eating gluten, a symptom IBS never has.
My symptoms are entirely digestive tract related. IBS makes you have squeezing all the time,whereas celiac disease does not affect bowel movements, but may alter your poops. Celiacdisease affects the small intestine, while IBS is in the colon. That's what the B in IBS stands for â€“ bowel.Short of a colonoscopy or EGD, I do not see how they'd tell the difference though. s can do a straightforward test forceliac disease blood tests, whereas IBS comes from ruling out a lot of other potential causesfor the symptoms but may involve biopsies.
So I need a blood test to determine the rightdiagnosis. Could the test ever come up wrongé You could have celiac disease and not noticeit or chalk it up to the beans instead of the wheat tortilla from dinner. But the bloodtest will find the celiac immune system disorder whether you have digestive symptoms. Now I need to know what to do about it. Go on a glutenfree diet, and if it solvesthe stomach pain and superpoops, you're probably dealing with celiac disease. If anyoneelse had their symptoms clear up that way or was diagnosed with celiac disease, it isway more likely to be that.
Because some allergic reactions are inherited. If they rule out celiac disease and glutensensitivity, then you've probably just gone on an expensive diet that brought your bloodsugar down unless you lived off rice, beans and veggies, at which point, it is just adiet. And if I have celiac disease and IBSé Stay on the glutenfree diet and the highfiber veggies to keep you regular, while you talk to a about what else he or shemay want you to take.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
Well Irritable Bowel Syndrome is really nota disease in itself its a description of multiple symptoms that when put together are a syndromethat are often will cause symptoms in both men, women, and children. It is very commonbut thankfully life threatening in anyway. The symptoms can be varied but the most commonones would include things like bloating, distension, abdominal pain, alternating both diarrheaand constipation. These symptoms could be very concerning for patients and can reallylimit their life style but once again its really not life threatening. It's a descriptionof really the neural impulses that colon in particular is receiving and if you think ofit as almost like a fray ends of an electrical
wire there is increased amounts of impulsesthat are irritation the colon and the colon walls and the muscular track and is believedto cause spasm and often that's what creates the sensation of bloating, gas, and abdominalpain. IBS is a life long syndrome and not a life threatening syndrome and patients typicallywill have symptoms that come and go and sometimes exacerbated by types of stress or emotionalchanges. Thank you for choosing Saint Peter's.