Irritable bowel syndrome
I'm suffering from ibs, due to ibs frequently occurring pimples on my face, sinus infection, gas, constipation.
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IBS is a widespread condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhoea or constipation, often associated with stress(causing pimples) , depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. Others will need medication and counseling. Nearly all people with IBS can be helped, but no one treatment works for everyone. Usually, with a few basic changes in diet and activities, IBS will improve over time. Here are some steps you can take to help reduce symptoms of IBS: Avoid caffeine (found in coffee, tea) .Increase fiber in your diet (found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts).Drink at least three to four glasses of water per day.Don't smoke.Learn to relax, either by getting more exercise or by reducing stress in your life or by meditation. Try limiting the amount of milk and cheese you consume. Eat smaller meals more often or eat smaller portions. The following types of drugs are used to treat IBS: Antispasmodics may be prescribed to control colon muscle spasms. Antidiarrheal medications, such as Imodium, may help with diarrhea.Laxatives may be useful in the short term management of constipation. Bulking agents, such as psyllium, wheat bran, and corn fiber, help slow the movement of food through the digestive system and may also help relieve symptoms.Antidepressants may also be prescribed to help relieve. Consult gastroenterologist, he will prescribe you medicine.
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