It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bowel Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kamloops
Posts: 176
Mrs.romano HB User
Question irritable bowel syndrome

what the hell is IBS?
my doc said that i have it and its do to stress..
can any one help me with figuring out what it really is?

------------------
stacy

 
Old 01-05-2003, 12:44 PM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 398
LookingForHealth HB User
Post

look under the I section of healthboards and there are tons of posts/and go to ask.com and type it in

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-06-2003, 01:13 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 1,522
Sarah68 HB User
Talking

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and as the name suggests, is a syndrome rather than a disease. It it very much stress induced by todays lifestyles and can cause you mild to moderate symptoms or severe symptoms.

Symptoms include vague stomachache to severe and crippling stomach pains, normally in your lower stomach, but the pain can be anywhere. You may have diarrhea alternating with constipation or predominantly one or the other.

IBS can also be induced by a bad diet and food intolerances. A lot of IBS suffers also have lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance. You should look at your diet and cut out coffee straight away. This will aggravate your stomach and try to cut out junk food and soda. Also try to reduce your stress levels as much as possible and if your IBS is mostly stress induced, then reducing this will help your stomach a lot.

This is just an overview, but go and do some research and reading up. There is lots of information out there on IBS.

 
Old 01-06-2003, 10:50 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: PR
Posts: 118
MarifromPR HB User
Post

Yeah, well I think I had of that years back, never went to doctor for it but I readed on the web and somewhere I readed fats were not good for this as fatty foods provokes more movements in the colon. Its just what I read, the thing is I did that of reducing the fatty foods in my diet and eventually the problem dissapeared. Now if I know I will be in a stressful situation I make sure I dont eat anything with too much fat before. I agree diet plays a role with this.

 
Old 01-06-2003, 12:02 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
Posts: 1,291
Katie G HB UserKatie G HB User
Post

Hi there. It's important to do a lot of reading on IBS - whether it be on message boards, medical websites or at the library. You can only be well informed if you research it. Those of us with IBS have a variety of symptoms and remedies, but we'd need to know what your primary symptoms are in order to help you. Please review the posts on the IBS website here to give you some additional info.

Good luck to you,
Katie G

 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kamloops
Posts: 176
Mrs.romano HB User
Smile

hey thank u guys so much ..i understand what IBS IS NOW .. THANKS ..


------------------
stacy

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Irritable Bowel Syndrom dktekno Bowel Disorders 1 12-01-2005 01:38 PM
Alcohol and Irritable Bowel Syndrome volatile Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 9 06-28-2005 08:47 PM
Irritable bowel during pregnancy amy15 Pregnancy 0 06-02-2005 04:44 AM
What is irritable bowel syndrome twokatss Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 1 01-16-2005 05:16 PM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacterial Overgrowth in Small Instestine ncgirl88 Bowel Disorders 5 10-17-2004 04:09 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flipfleury (33), solofelix (26), rufous57 (19), Babygirl43 (19), ladybud (16), sonray (15), quincy (15), TacomaGuy (14), sjb (13), nomorefissure (10)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:48 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!