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Alternative and complementary therapies include approaches that are considered to be outside the mainstream of traditional health care. Alternative and traditional approaches to IBS treatment overlap to a certain extent. Like traditional doctors, ...[read article]

Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. The colon is the lowest portion...  More
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Self Care for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Dietary Modification
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Avoid Milk and Milk Products
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Prescribed Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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TEGASEROD (te GAS a rod) is used to treat women who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation as their main problem. It may also be used for relief of c...  More
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HYOSCYAMINE (hye oh SYE a meen) is used to treat stomach and bladder problems. It is also used for rhinitis, to reduce some problems caused by Parkinson's dise...  More
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PROPANTHELINE (proe PAN the leen) is used in combination with other medicines to treat peptic ulcer disease.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  More
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ALOSETRON (al OH se tron) is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. It is reserved for those women who have severe diarrhea as the main symptom and ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DICYCLOMINE (dye SYE kloe meen) is used to treat bowel problems including irritable bowel syndrome.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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ATROPINE; HYOSCYAMINE; PHENOBARBITAL; SCOPOLAMINE (A troe peen; hye oh SYE a meen; fee noe BAR bi tal; skoe POL a meen) is used to treat different bowel problems in...  More
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belladonna alkaloids
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE; CLIDINIUM (klor dye az e POX ide; kli DI nee um) is a stomach relaxant and a benzodiazepine. It is used to lower stomach acid in peptic ulcer dise...  More
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LUBIPROSTONE (loo bi PROS tone) is a laxative. It is used to treat chronic constipation.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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PSYLLIUM (SIL i yum) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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METHYLCELLULOSE (meth ill SELL yoo lose) is a bulk-forming laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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Medical Procedures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Counseling
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Alternative Procedures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade A
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Irritable Bowel Syndrome What's this?

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Psyllium, also referred to as ispaghula (or isphagula), is derived from the husks of the seeds of Plantago ovata . Psyllium contains a high level of soluble dietary...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Peppermint is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America. Peppermint is widely cultivated for its fragrant oil. Peppermint oil has been used h...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Belladonna is an herb that has been used for centuries for a variety of indications, including headache, menstrual symptoms, peptic ulcer disease, inflammation, and...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast strain that has been used for treatment and prevention of diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii is classified as a pro...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Bacopa ( Bacopa monnieri ) leaf extract is called brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine and is widely used in India, especially for enhancing memory, analgesia (pain relief)...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Globe artichoke ( Cynara scolymus ) is a species of thistle. The edible part of the plant is the base of the artichoke head in bud, harvested well before any fruit ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The rhizome (root) of turmeric ( Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain, and low ener...  More
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