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  • Writer's pictureDouglas Jay Sprung MD

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) IS A COMMON OCCURRENCE

“A young person walked into a doctor’s office complaining of abdominal cramping, gas, bloating and diarrhea”. Is that the beginning of a joke, or a common occurrence in our population? It is the later.

IBS is quite a common occurrence, and it is common in children and young adults, but can occur at any time in life. The symptoms of nausea, urgency to have a BM, stomach gurgling, belching, and alternating loose and hard stools are common,  in addition to those mentioned earlier. Symptoms often begin soon after eating, and often worsen as the day progresses. Stress will exacerbate these symptoms, and be the initial cause for IBS a majority of the time. It also tends to run in families and in people with sensitive GI tracts.

There are numerous treatments for IBS, but no specific tests to diagnose it. It requires an experienced physician to properly and adequately diagnose and treat the symptoms of IBS, and reclaim a good and healthy state for the patient, mentally and physically.

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