What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is by definition a group of symptoms related to constipation and diarrhea of an unknown cause. At Dr. Butler’s we provide affordable irritable bowel syndrome treatment to our patients.

This is to be differentiated from bowel disorders caused by identifiable problems. There can be many causes for irritable bowel syndrome such as lactose intolerance, milk allergy, diverticulosis, celiac disease, colitis, thyroid disorders and others.

What Dr. Cutler has found is that many rectal disorders contribute to bowel irritability since it is difficult for the nervous system to differentiate between a BM and other rectal issues such as larger hemorrhoids, proctospasm, irritations, etc., all of which can cause increased peristalsis (or increased bowel mobility). Regardless of the cause, this increase in bowel motility will cause multiple daily bowel movements and create an acidic environment causing the underlying cause of the problem to get even worse.

Therefore, it is very important to reduce ano-rectal swelling and irritation as well as avoiding irritants such as caffeine, milk and excessive alcohol from the diet. It is also important to consider temporary use of an over the counter medication designed to reduce the frequency of BM’s until Doctor Butler’s can effectively reduce the irritation and swelling from its source.

 

Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Firstly, to diagnose if you have irritable bowel syndrome or not the doctor will be checking the patient for the symptoms and will also be checking the family history of the patient. Other than that, the doctor might be doing certain tests such as:

Blood test

A health care professional would be taking blood samples of the patient and further sending it to the lab. After which the doctor will be checking the conditions other than the IBS which might be inclusive of anemia and digestive diseases.

Stool test

Under stool test, the doctor or the concerned person will be offering you with a container for your stool sample. Primarily the doctors use stool samples for checking blood in your stool for checking any signs of disease.

Other tests

The doctors might also perform certain other tests which they might find suitable according to the patients need and health issue.

Medication

If you are going through an irritable bowel syndrome then your doctors might recommend you with:

Loperamide
Rifaximin
Eluxadoline
Alosetron (Lotronex) , which is prescribed only to women and is prescribed with special warnings and precautions
If the condition is with constipation then the doctor may recommend:

Fiber supplements
Laxatives
Lubiprostone
Linaclotide
Plecanatide

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is by definition a group of symptoms related to constipation and diarrhea of an unknown cause. At Dr. Butler’s we provide affordable irritable bowel syndrome treatment to our patients.

This is to be differentiated from bowel disorders caused by identifiable problems. There can be many causes for irritable bowel syndrome such as lactose intolerance, milk allergy, diverticulosis, celiac disease, colitis, thyroid disorders and others.

What Dr. Cutler has found is that many rectal disorders contribute to bowel irritability since it is difficult for the nervous system to differentiate between a BM and other rectal issues such as larger hemorrhoids, proctospasm, irritations, etc., all of which can cause increased peristalsis (or increased bowel mobility). Regardless of the cause, this increase in bowel motility will cause multiple daily bowel movements and create an acidic environment causing the underlying cause of the problem to get even worse.

Therefore, it is very important to reduce ano-rectal swelling and irritation as well as avoiding irritants such as caffeine, milk and excessive alcohol from the diet. It is also important to consider temporary use of an over the counter medication designed to reduce the frequency of BM’s until Doctor Butler’s can effectively reduce the irritation and swelling from its source.

 

Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Firstly, to diagnose if you have irritable bowel syndrome or not the doctor will be checking the patient for the symptoms and will also be checking the family history of the patient. Other than that, the doctor might be doing certain tests such as:

Blood test

A health care professional would be taking blood samples of the patient and further sending it to the lab. After which the doctor will be checking the conditions other than the IBS which might be inclusive of anemia and digestive diseases.

Stool test

Under stool test, the doctor or the concerned person will be offering you with a container for your stool sample. Primarily the doctors use stool samples for checking blood in your stool for checking any signs of disease.

Other tests

The doctors might also perform certain other tests which they might find suitable according to the patients need and health issue.

Medication

If you are going through an irritable bowel syndrome then your doctors might recommend you with:

Loperamide
Rifaximin
Eluxadoline
Alosetron (Lotronex) , which is prescribed only to women and is prescribed with special warnings and precautions
If the condition is with constipation then the doctor may recommend:

Fiber supplements
Laxatives
Lubiprostone
Linaclotide
Plecanatide

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