Vitamin Supplements To Help IBS

Stewart Hare November 12th, 2007

Indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain, intermittent constipation or diarrhoea, urgent need to defecate, loose or watery or hard or lumpy stools, feeling of incomplete bowel movement, abdominal fullness, wind, abdominal soreness, fatigue, backache, passing mucus during defecation and abdominal swelling are all symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the gut, it is believe that up to 15% of the population suffer from it once during there lifetime. The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, although food sensitivities and allergies, stress, bowel infection, bowel inflammation and sensitive bowel muscles could all be contributing factors that trigger irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms off. Other inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are not thought to be related to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Continue Reading »

Home Remedies for Constipation – Constipation Relief Tips

Dr John Anne October 28th, 2007

Irregularity amounts to constipation. Constipation is related to the digestive system. It is a condition that affects the individual by a hardening of feces, which experience biological difficulty in digesting. Extreme discomfort and outright pain is inflicted upon the afflicted. If not treated, in its early stages by home remedies for constipated bowel obstruction can develop. Dietary, hormonal, anatomical, side effects of medications, illnesses or disorder are the major causes of constipation.

Defining constipation is realized through the following determinations – inconsistent movement of the bowels, as in three or less fecal evacuations within a week; complications upon defecation, involving considerable straining or pushing, at a minimum of higher intensity of twenty-five percent, associated with a internal sensing of hardened stools; upon the process of defecation, an insufficient evacuation of the bowels. Hence, as the afflicted has ascertained the intensity of the constipation, a better judgment can be implored in a treatment within home remedies. Continue Reading »

Natural Remedies For Constipation

renglish October 15th, 2007

One often experiences pain the abdomen area or feels unnatural heaviness in the stomach region. Some people often feel the loss of appetite or pain the lower legs or feel drowsy throughout the day. All these are symptoms of constipation. The major cause of constipation is improper eating habits. There are some individuals who eat too much of food while there are some who consume food items which are difficult to digest. Too much of smoking, boozing or intake of beverages can also cause consumption . Consumption might also result from some prescription drugs. Irregular sleeping habits, unnecessary fear or worry and stress might also lead to constipation. Natural remedies of consumption help you to overcome such problems instantly.

Natural remedies of constipation can be performed to aid in constipation. One can consume a glass of warm milk before going to bed and in a severe case of constipation one can also mix 2 teaspoons of Castor Oil into the milk. The other remedy which might prove to be beneficial is drinking one liter of warm water and walking about for a considerable span of time or for few minutes at least immediately after waking up early in the morning. One can also drink a solution made of lemon juice and warm water or can consume one or two teaspoons of aloe gel on a regular basis. Continue Reading »

What do other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

David August 15th, 2007

quennethe asked:

I’ve had IBS for 4 years and have been on Zelnorm previously. I’m at point again where I can begin a new treatment and I’m looking to hear from other IBS patients on what they use or do. I’ve read a lot about using certain homeopathic treatments (such as herbs, psychiatrists and chiropracters). Basically I want to hear what everyone else uses and how well it works for them personally.

I have IBS with severe bloating, pressure pain, constapation and diarrea all complicated by menstrual cycle and stress.

I have tried the diet and it doesn’t work at all for me.
Once again I need to point out that I tried the diet for almost a year all that it caused was major constipation to the point that I had to be hospitalized to relieve it.

Thank you for the suggestions in this area though.

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Colon Cleaning and Your Health

renglish August 11th, 2007

Colon is one of the most integral parts of the digestive system. The process of colon cleaning is employed to remove the deposition of toxins, chemicals and fecal waste that the body absorbs as part of its daily activity. The process of colon cleaning is not new and in fact has been practiced for a long period of time. However, the eating habits have contributed to negative effects in the human body thereby resulting in the gradual unhealthy conditions. The health of humans have drastically been affected which has caused them to think twice about their own eating and drinking habits. To have perfect healthy conditions it is necessary to keep the colon clean and in working order all the time.

Until recently, people thought that colon cleaning is merely hypothetical. However, with the benefits of colon cleaning became widely popular, people started to gather knowledge and so people started to adopt the different techniques to keep their colon healthy. Once the body becomes free from all the toxins from the body, the natural process then can begin properly. Clean colon results in a better and a healthier diet. Drinking fresh water at least one liter daily is needed to keep the colon flushed out. Cleaning of colon will result in 100 percent of the body to run efficiently and smoothly. Continue Reading »

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IBD and Crohn’s Disease – What’s The Link?

Sarah Jenkins August 8th, 2007

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used for a group of illnesses affecting the digestive system. With roughly one million sufferers in the United States, IBD is primarily composed of two disorders: Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

What takes place with IBD, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis is the body’s immune system has an exaggerated response to an unknown bacteria or condition of the bowel system, releases a large number of white blood cells to the affected area, and as a result, the area becomes drastically inflamed. This swelling causes ulcerations and injury to the bowel, as well as various other negative side effects. Continue Reading »

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Crohn’s Disease and Women

Sarah Jenkins August 2nd, 2007

Crohn’s Disease is especially difficult for women to accept as part of their lives. Perhaps it is because women are supposed to be delicate and graceful, but a disease which results in excessive diarrhea and rectal bleeding is contrary to a woman’s idea of what is acceptable. Often plagued with poor self-esteem anyway, women usually react to Crohn’s Disease with more of an emotional sentiment than men. This disease also affects many other areas of a woman’s life, including menstruation, reproduction, and other potential medical areas.

One such effect, in addition to the regular symptoms, is the irregularity of menstrual cycles common in women with Crohn’s Disease. Because chronic disease throws the entire body off, it sometimes results in unexpected abnormalities. Also, malnutrition caused by Crohn’s is a contributing factor to this, as well as the inflammation in general. Likewise, the effects of Crohn’s Disease will often worsen just prior to or just after menstruation. Continue Reading »

Coping With Crohn’s Disease

Sarah Jenkins July 25th, 2007

Crohn’s Disease may seem like an overwhelming challenge; however, it is not an insurmountable disorder. You can lead a fairly normal life although Crohn’s is a part of it.

The first step in coping with Crohn’s Disease is seeking treatment. While at first you may feel like you are overreacting or you may feel embarrassed, the truth is that you suffer from a medical condition. Like diabetes or cancer, medical care is necessary to reduce pain, lessen complications, and improve life in general. The doctor you see will explore your history, symptoms, and physical being, but you should feel comfortable knowing this necessary is to treat your condition. Medication will greatly improve your overall physical wellbeing and should be discussed with your doctor. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

While the physical body is an obvious area that needs attention, the human psyche may also require treatment in dealing with this chronic disease. Once you realize and accept this is a disease that will more than likely affect you for the rest of your life, you may become incredibly weighed down. You may become depressed, feel excessive anxiety, or experience a lot of tension. If symptoms are severe, you may need to speak to your doctor about your feelings as medication may be an option. You should also seek emotional assistance, such as support groups. There are also agencies that provide educational information that may prove to be a valuable resource. The most important aspect of this area of coping is that you acquire the help you need to manage the condition you have.

There are also other areas of Crohn’s Disease that are not often discussed. Poor self-image, physical pain, and fear often hamper sufferers’ sex lives. In addition, medication that is taken to treat the disorder also has negative side effects. If any of these issues occur, you should discuss your situation with your doctor to what may be done to improve the situation.

Also, there are small things you can do to make yourself more comfortable when you are around others or out in public. Knowing where restrooms are in public places, carrying a change of clothes, and being prepared for accidents or possibly embarrassing circumstances may reduce the impact of the occurrence of such. If you realize the possibility of something happening, you can mentally prepare yourself.

Taking these small measures will greatly improve your quality of life and allow you to live your life to the fullest.

Travel Tips For People With Crohn’s Disease

Sarah Jenkins July 22nd, 2007

Although Crohn’s Disease is a difficult disorder, you should not keep yourself from living the best life possible because you suffer from this disorder. You should continue in your life as you would without Crohn’s, although a few more precautions may be necessary. When traveling, this will ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

The first thing you should do, whether you are traveling abroad or close to home, is locate a doctor in the area you will be visiting. There are several organizations available to utilize in your search or you can simply ask your doctor for referrals.

If you are taking prescription medication, you should be sure to take plenty for the duration of your trip. You should also keep it with you when you travel on the plane to avoid it being lost in the heaps of luggage. Always keep your medication in its original container and a typed statement from your doctor regarding what medications you are taking and what they are for. You will also need to get copies of all of your prescriptions, including foreign names, in case you have to refill them abroad. However, you should avoid this by carrying enough medication with you, as filling prescriptions in other counties can sometimes be difficult. Continue Reading »

What is the best method of contraception with IBS?

David July 11th, 2007

sammy* asked: I have really bad IBS and therefore the pill is not efficient enough for me so i cannot rely on this. I have just had my 2nd jab for the injection but i am having trouble shifting the weight i put on and it is getting me down now. Any suggestions? Please help?

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